Around Our World

Updates from around our world on everything that’s happening — or about to happen — in the world of travel.

The Secret Is Out: River Cruising in Myanmar

With only 43 cabins, Belmond Road to Mandalay offers an intimate environment to sail the tranquil Ayeyarwady River between Mandalay and Bagan. Greet the sunrise with morning yoga and meditation, enjoy fine dining, and immerse yourself in your surroundings with an almsgiving ceremony and torchlit pagoda tour.

Say “Prost” to Oktoberfest!

Heads up! Oktoberfest actually begins in September, so now is the time to book your spot. When you join Tauck on a nine-night voyage along the Rhine, exclusives include reserved seating in a Munich brewery tent and lunch with a brew master in Heidelberg. Contiki has an affordable camping trip in Munich that puts you in the middle of the action as you sip your way through the festival tents.

Upgrade Your Wellness Retreat

The key to self-care means treating yourself in style. With Luxury Retreats, owned by Airbnb, we have access to secluded spaces like a cliffside escape in Positano with its own private spa, and a villa on Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Islands complete with a fully customized wellness program. We’ll arrange your villa stay and provide an additional $100 in concierge credit if you book by the end of this year.

How a Hotel Symbolizes Resilience

Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the Caribbean island of Dominica has emerged stronger than ever. Experience it for yourself at the first-of-its-kind Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica, opening this year. Five-star luxury is hidden away near a national park with clear views of the sea and easy access to natural hot springs and plunging waterfalls.


Photo: Ayeyarwady River / Image by Gero Birkenmaier from Pixabay


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