The experts predict that the golden age of train travel is returning this year. The romance of it, the slower pace, the potential for meeting new people – and in some cases, the lower carbon footprint – are all making trains a highly attractive way to travel on a luxury vacation. Of course, the current chaos at airports in this post-pandemic era is another compelling reason to ride the rails. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 7 of the best, most glamorous luxury train journeys in the world, including travel itineraries in Europe, Asia, Canada and more.
Where will July take you? Where should it? What are the best luxury travel destinations in the month of July? You could visit a cosmopolitan city, view some wonderful art, stroll in the parks, and have your meals at chic outdoor cafes (we’re thinking Paris, New York, London and Berlin). Want something more bucolic? You could head to Provence for the lavender. Feeling the need for adrenaline-fueled adventures? You can follow the snow and ski in Chile, Argentina or New Zealand. Or head to Kenya for a safari followed by a beach idyll. And island life is at its perfect peak in many parts of the globe, so you could ditch your shoes and set up shop in the Seychelles, Corsica or Sardinia. It’s all waiting for you. It’s July!
The concept of tea time is an excellent one, if you ask us. Especially if you’re visiting a new city or hosting visitors yourself. You’re on the go all day and right about 4:00P you just want to sit, rest, chat, rehydrate and refuel. So why not do it in a gracious setting, with pretty little bites to eat and lots of fragrant beverage options served in china cups? If this is your idea of a good time, and you find yourself in New York City and in search of a place to have tea, read on. Our correspondent Meredith Lepore has curated a list of the 7 best most luxurious places for afternoon high tea service in New York City, including spots in Brooklyn, the Plaza Hotel, the Carlyle and more.
Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 10 best river cruises in the world for a luxury vacation in 2022, including summer cruise itineraries in France, Portugal, Germany, and more.
What are the best places in the country to see a dazzling fireworks display on the 4th of July this year? Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 12 of the best firework displays ever to create awe and wonder for the entire family on Independence Day this year.