2021 LuxPin Weekly Travel Abstract from the Latest News W4–1 November

Week 04–1, November 2021

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” 〜Edward J. Stieglitz

By LuxPin Team

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1. Spend New Year’s Eve in Zion National Park on This Epic 6-day Hiking Adventure

◆ As the rise in slow travel has proven the value of pumping the breaks, REI Co-op Adventures’ Zion Winter Hiking Adventure wants to take visitors on a six-day trip through both Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks. The six-day itinerary departing from Las Vegas also includes snowshoeing in Bryce Canyon National Park on New Year’s Day.

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2. CDC Warns Against Travel to These Popular European Destinations in Latest COVID-19 Advisory

◆ A group of popular European vacation destinations has been added to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest warning level due to rising coronavirus cases. Iceland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary were each raised to “Level 4,” which indicates a “very high” level of COVID-19 transmission. The CDC is warning Americans to “avoid” traveling there. Additionally, Guernsey, an island in the English Channel, was also raised to a “Level 4.”

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3. The Rockettes’ Radio City Christmas Spectacular Is Back in NYC — and the Empire State Building Lit Up to Celebrate

◆ The Empire State Building has officially kicked off the holiday season, celebrating one of New York City’s most beloved traditions. Christmas colors adorned the New York skyscraper on Tuesday evening in honor of the official opening night of the Rockettes’ 2021 Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.

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4. NYC’s Times Square Will Welcome Back Crowds on New Year’s Eve to Ring in 2022

◆ Times Square will once again be filled with revelers this New Year’s Eve. While the celebration did take place last year, it was a virtual party for most as the public wasn’t allowed in the midst of the pandemic. But on Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that crowds will be welcomed back to ring in 2022, though safety measures will be in place.

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5. Step Inside Monet’s Most Famous Paintings at This Magical Immersive Art Exhibit Coming to Miami

◆ An epic new immersive Monet exhibit is headed to Miami this January — here’s how you can get tickets. Step aside, Van Gogh — there’s a new immersive art experience headed to Miami, and it promises to be just as epic. “Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience” is scheduled to open in January at Ice Palace Studios, a century-old ice plant that’s since been converted into a film studio and event space.

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6. This Brand-new Building in the Netherlands Is Made Entirely of Mirrors — With a Rooftop Forest

◆ Enter: Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the world’s first publicly accessible art depot. Located in Museumpark in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, the depot is an impressive sight — both outside and in. The bowl-like building is entirely clad in 1,664 mirrored panels reflecting its surroundings. The structure, conceived by award-winning studio MVRDV, spans 161,459 square feet and has a rooftop forest with birch trees, fir trees, and grasses towering over visitors.

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7. 8 Picturesque Small Towns in England

◆ Nowhere else in the world does “quaint” quite like England. Delve beyond the main urban hubs like London, Birmingham, and Manchester, and you’ll discover hundreds of picturesque, welcoming smaller towns, which have inspired countless poets, painters, and playwrights over the years. These are eight of the best small towns in England, all with a population under 11,000 and brimming with delightful scenery, fascinating history, delicious food, and more.

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8. Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve in 2021

◆ Here is a list of big-city destinations hosting fireworks and parties as well as smaller towns with intimate experiences, nature, and wellness. Before you plan your trip, be sure to check opening dates and times for attractions and events, as these may have changed amid the pandemic. These are the best places to spend New Year’s Eve this year.

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9. Where to See One of the Best Holiday Displays in Florida

◆ The show, at Sarasota’s Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, opens to the public on Dec. 11. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is decking its blooms with tons of lights for the holiday season — for the 18th year in a row. The waterfront attraction in Sarasota, Fl. has released tickets for its annual “Lights in Bloom” winter holiday spectacle, which will transform the beautiful gardens into a nighttime immersive light show.

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10. The Best Destination to Take Your Kids at Each Age — From Infants to College Graduates

◆ From relaxing escapes with your super-portable infant to deep cultural immersions upon college graduation, here are exciting travel ideas for families with children at any stage.

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11. These U.S. Cities Have the Most Pet-friendly Airbnbs This Holiday Season

◆ It’s not a proper holiday unless the whole family is included — and that includes pets, too. In the spirit of having everyone together for the holidays, the telehealth platform CertaPet searched through “pet-friendly” Airbnb listings from around the country to determine where in America pets are most welcomed. Using the home rental site’s “pets allowed” filter, CertaPet tallied the number of pet-friendly Airbnb listings in 100 destination cities around the country, specifying the holiday travel period between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

12. A Stream in Hawaii Started Smelling Like Beer — and It Turned Out to Have a 1.2% ABV

◆ Anyone traveling to Hawaii for pleasure can’t be faulted for having a drink or two on the tropical islands. And if you’re there for a good time, you might even jest that you’re swimming in booze. But in a shocking discovery on the island of Oahu, a stream was literally flowing with alcohol and a mysterious spill was apparently to blame.

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