It has been a long 12 months, and now that spring is here, lots of us are making a beeline for the nearest hiking trail. Freedom! What better way to celebrate than fresh air and exercise, plus stunning natural views while backpacking through some of the world’s best trails? Our correspondent Tomas White has curated a list of 8 of the best adventure travel hikes, hiking and backpacking trails in the world for a vacation this summer 2021, including trekking trips and scenic tours. Just don’t wait too long! Given the pent-up demand, you’ll need to plan ahead for any post-pandemic trips you’re dreaming of taking later this year.
One of the many hot products during the socially-distanced days of the Great Lockdowns around the world has been bicycles. In fact, bikes are so popular that it’s still difficult to get your hands on one. But no worries. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 10 of the best luxury bike brands for cycling in style 2021, including cruisers and electric, and tips on how to find one to buy right now.
Spring is nearly here, and that means summer travel season is, too. If you’re making plans for an adventure in the Great Outdoors, and you’re BIPOC, however, you may be feeling some trepidation along with the excitement and anticipation. Hiking, white-water rafting, horseback riding – even heading off in a luxury RV – can feel different for an underrepresented group. After all, we haven’t always been welcomed by our fellow Americans when we head into the rural landscape. Camping while black sounds like a nightmare, not a vacation, for many in our community. Happily, though, there are new entrepreneurs who have our backs. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has the story on the new tour operator Camp Yoshi – and why it may be the best new luxury camping outfitter and adventure guide for active black travelers.
What’s up in luxury land this week? Here are the top 10 luxury news headlines to know this week of February 14, 2021 from the world of fashion, travel, fitness, wellness and food. Fun facts, cocktail party chatter, style inspiration and some news you can use.
What is “Gorpcore,” and who is it for? The hot fashion trends for 2021 are becoming more clear, and most are the direct result of life during lockdown for COVID-19. From “ath-flow” to “gorpcore,” there’s a whole new way to dress for work and play right now. One of them is the confluence of camping and street style. Looks that go from the office to the Great Outdoors. Our correspondent Funto Omojola has done the research. And she’s sharing what you need to know about the “gorpcore” luxury fashion trend (also known as hikingcore and “camping chic”); top brands and expert stylist tips on how to wear gorpcore.