2021 LuxPin Weekly Travel Abstract from the Latest News W5 October

Week 05, October 2021

“Travel expands the mind and fills the gap.” 〜 Sheda Savage

By LuxPin Team

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1. 7 of the Most Haunted Hotels in America, According to Travelocity

◆ Stay if you dare. This time of year may be filled with costumes and jack-o-lanterns to ward off the spirits, but for those looking to indulge in the paranormal, it might be the best time of year to spot a ghost — after all, it’s believed November 1 is when the souls of the dead return home. To help ghost hunters achieve their goals, here are seven of its most haunted U.S. hotels.

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2. This $5-billion Moon-themed Resort Is Coming to Las Vegas — Complete With an ‘Active Lunar Colony’ and Spaceship Nightclub

◆ Moon Resorts Las Vegas is one of four lunar-themed properties planned to open around the world. Space tourism is slowly becoming a reality with billionaires making seemingly regular visits to the stars and the world’s first space hotel planned to make its debut in 2027. Despite the promising progress, it may take a while before space tourism is available at a more accessible price point. So what’s the next best thing in the meantime? Perhaps this new moon-shaped hotel coming to the Las Vegas Strip.

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3. This Resort in Maui Wants You and Your Family to Spend ‘Thanksgiving Under the Stars’

◆ Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But don’t worry, there’s still time to make some seriously unique travel plans for the long holiday weekend. Families looking for a Thanksgiving gathering unlike any other can come together under the stars in Hawaii as part of a new, over-the-top vacation package offered by Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.

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4. Europe’s Christmas Markets Are Coming Back — and These Tours Take You to All the Best Ones

◆ 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.

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5. This Ski Season Pop-up Is Bringing a Mexican Tasting Menu With Mezcal Pairings to the Slopes of Jackson Hole

◆ It promises to be the most sought-after reservation of ski season 2021/2022. Caldera House, the already famed eight-suite luxury hotel and alpine club in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is somehow about to get even more luxurious. In October, the hotel announced a new partnership with chef Enrique Olvera to bring Olvera’s legendary Mexican cuisine to the Tetons this winter.

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6. Royal Caribbean Just Announced an Around-the-world Cruise to 65 Countries — and It Stops in 150 Destinations

◆ Royal Caribbean is raising the bar on round-the-world trips with the launch of its new Ultimate World Cruise, exploring all seven continents on a 274-night adventure. Described by the company as the “longest and most comprehensive world cruise out there,” the inaugural voyage will sail roundtrip out of Miami with stops at 150 destinations in 65 countries. That includes 57 destinations new to Royal Caribbean and exclusively available on this itinerary.

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7. This Boutique Cruise Line Just Unveiled 39 Dream Itineraries Including Art Performances in Korea, Wine Pairings in Greece, and Cycling in China

◆ Azamara will sail out of South Africa, South America, Australia and Asia in 2023 and 2024. The cruise line, which boasts four ships in its fleet, will sail to more than 20 maiden ports as well as offer new shore excursions, pre-and post-cruise land programs, and evening programming.

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8. You Could Win a 12-day Trip to Ireland for 2 — All You Have to Do Is Solve Some Riddles

◆ The luck of the Irish will soon be sending one winner and a guest on an epic 12-day Ireland trip worth $6,000. Insight Vacations has partnered with Tourism Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland for its The Road to Ireland contest that will challenge participants to find online clues over the course of a dozen days. Those who answer the five riddles correctly will be entered to win the premium tour operator’s Country Roads of Ireland vacation in 2022.

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9. The 12 Best Small Towns in Oregon for Historic Charm, Organic Wineries, and Adventure Treks

◆ Stunning mountain and coastal views are also on display in Oregon’s best small towns. Here are 12 of the best small towns in Oregon with under 12,000 residents. Each one made the cut for its historic charm, delicious wineries, adventure activities, stunning mountain and coastal beauty, and more. It’s time to plan your next small-town getaway.

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10. Score an Entire Year Rent-free in Popular U.S. Cities With This Amazing Giveaway

◆ Landing apartments are available in 200 cities throughout the U.S. Digital nomadism was on the rise even before the pandemic made working from home the norm. Now, with more people enjoying the perks of working remotely, Landing, a flexible living company, is showing just how easy this lifestyle can be. And they’re doing it by giving away a year’s worth of free stays in their network of 35,000 fully furnished, ready-to-go apartments.

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11. Celebrate 163 Years of Trees in Central Park With These Expert Leaf-peeping Tips

◆ The park’s first trees were planted on Oct. 17, 1858. As New York City transitions into autumn, Central Park has begun putting on the season’s most fantastic show — as it has every year for the past 163 years. Over the past 163 years, Central Park’s trees have grown to a population of more than 20,000 — although their story isn’t as straightforward as you might suspect.

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12. New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show to Return for Its 30th Year

◆ The festive celebration will return to the Bronx on Nov. 20, 2021. A popular New York City tradition will head back to the rails this holiday season at the New York Botanical Garden. The Holiday Train Show will celebrate its 30th year at the Bronx attraction, alongside the return of NYBG Glow, an after-dark outdoor “color and light experience,” which will be expanded for its second season.

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