Week 04, November 2021
“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” 〜Trenton Lee Stewart
By LuxPin Team
◆ Black Friday is almost here, which means it’s time to splurge on a little something special for your loved ones this holiday season. But, rather than buying them the latest gadget, why not buy an experience they’ll never forget? This year, hotels and destinations across the globe are offering incredible deals. Keep scrolling to see all the best Black Friday travel deals and use these discounts as your excuse to finally book that trip you’ve been dreaming about all year long.
◆ With a private performance of ‘The Nutcracker,’ Michelin-starred dining, a skating rink of the penthouse, and more, The Mark raises the bar on holiday experiences. The Mark is known for its opulent, over-the-top suites and services, but this holiday season, the New York luxury hotel takes extravagance to a new level with its Holiday Suite Spectacular offerings. Check into the Penthouse Suite (starting at $75,000 a night) with your friends and family — with more than 10,000 square feet of living space and five bedrooms, you can bring them all — and create a holiday season you’ll always remember.
◆ The ultimate Christmas experience is here. This holiday season, you’ll be able to fly by Santa’s side — albeit in a plane — in the Ozarks. And it’s just $50 per person.
◆ While Christmas markets date back more than 500 years in Europe, two West Coast cities have started their version in the last decade, carving out their own brand of community traditions that pay homage to the German-style holiday festivities. Cambria Pines Lodge plans to bring back its Cambria Christmas Market on California’s Central Coast from Nov. 26 through Dec. 23, while Oregon Garden Resort will host the Silverton Christmas Market most nights from Nov. 26 through Jan. 9.
◆ We’re inching closer and closer to the holiday season, which means it’s time to start shopping for presents for the ones you love most. And there’s no better place to do just that than at Europe’s famed Christmas markets. But you don’t need to go it alone on a visit to these holiday shopping meccas. From luxury river cruises to personalized tours, these are a few of the best ways to get a dose of European holiday magic that you absolutely deserve.
◆ If you’re craving a safari experience, it’s time to head to Canada. Yes, really. Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge, a remote luxury accommodation nestled in the Clayoquot Sound, is helping guests experience Canada’s glorious wilderness and assist them in spotting a few of the Canadian Pacific Coast’s “Big 5.”
◆ It’s a blue you have to see to believe. Love exploring all of Mexico’s most Instagram-worthy destinations? It’s time to add one more to the list: La Huasteca.
◆ Not all the best nightlife spots are outside your hotel lobby doors, you could have a world-class bar steps away from your room. Here is a list of the coolest hotel bars around the world for you to visit. So go ahead, pour out your nightcap and start planning your next trip to one of these 21 spots.
◆ With incredible natural scenery, these are 15 of the most beautiful countries in the world. With majestic mountains, lush vegetation, cascading waterfalls, abundant wildlife, gorgeous coastlines, and much more, these countries offer undeniably stunning scenery that will wow any traveler.
◆ Soak among mountains, jungles, and icebergs at the best hot springs in the world. From Iceland to Italy and Turkey to Tibet, here are 12 of the best hot springs in the world.
◆ From falls heralded as the largest, tallest, or most powerful in the world to little-known waterfalls with enticing swimming pools at their feet, these are some of the best and most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
◆ Virginia is known for its many urban areas with intricate history and notable architecture, such as Richmond and Alexandria. But for all of the metropolitan places showcasing highlights of The Old Dominion, there are less-populated areas that rival big city to-do lists. Although these regions may not be as well-known as their more urban counterparts, visiting one of Virginia’s smaller towns can give you an authentic taste of what this Southern state has to offer.