Japan is known to have the most beautiful and extravagant Cherry Blossoms around the country, which can be seen in full bloom from March through May—the exact month depends on the region. Although Tokyo may be your first stop, we recommend embarking further out to Sapporo, Kyoto, Fukuoka and Sendai to experience Japan’s Chery Blossom festival. From north to south and east to west, here are the best cities to partake in this beautiful, natural phenomenon.
Thompson Aero, known to develop seats that are cutting-edge, and Factorydesign, an airline product designer, has created a new business class suite for single-aisle jets traveling internationally. For the most part, business suites are only found on the larger jets such as the A380s, Dreamliners, and Boeing 777s, however, Thompson Aero’s new Vantage Solo suite is the perfect creation for smaller aircraft including the Boeing 737, A320 and A321XL(R)s.
If you’re the type of traveler who loves to bring essential gadgets with them when exploring a new destination, then you understand the importance of packing the right items. Whether it’s to keep your devices charged without a wall plug and all-in-one gismos to foot hammocks and security widgets, bringing the right essentials with you can sometimes make or break a trip. But even if you have everything you need, here are some intriguing travel gadgets we thought you could use on your next getaway.
Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation (Ameco) and Lufthansa Technik joined forces to develop an interior cabin concept dubbed “Nature’s Touch”. Developed for the ACJ320neo jet, Nature’s Touch concept is the result of combining Chinese elements, technology and nature to allow for a unique travel experience. The isn’t the first of its kind either, last year, Lufthansa Technik developed the SkyRetreat concept, taking similar elements of nature to create a spa-like experience above the clouds.
Nature’s Touch is gentle to the eyes and to the touch, featuring bamboo and leaves, soft colors of cream, beige, and green mixed with wood, marble and leather, which work together to create an interior that’s not only modern but also comfortable. One of the best facets to Nature’s Touch concept is it can be customized to the client’s needs, including the ability to install it in larger jets such as the Boeing 737.
Bratislava is one of those cities where the history is rich and colorful, which is why we love exploring it every time we end up there, even if it’s just for a few days.
People occupied the area 15 to 25 million years ago, there are traces of Roman remains, and it wasn’t until the 5th and 6th centuries that the Slavs first made their presence. From the 13th to the mid-16th century, Bratislava was under Hungarian rule until 1918, when it became part of the Habsburg Monarchy. However, a few decades later after World War II, when Czechoslovakia broke up into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Bratislava was declared the capital of Slovakia while still being a communist nation until 1993. It was during communism and some parts of WWII that large parts of the city were destroyed, yet once the nation became completely independent, it was able to rebuild itself into the charming destination it is today.
For those of you who are planning a getaway to Bratislava, here are some sites and places we recommend you add to your itinerary.
Are you a wine connoisseur? Or, perhaps you simply love a good red or white? Regardless of what it is, wine drinkers can have a memorable experience on a wine tour while vacationing in Europe. Aside from learning about the vineyard, the history and how the wine is made, wine tours are also another way to relax and escape the hectic city life and tiring sightseeing itineraries. Out of all the countries in Europe, here are the top five tours we chose from some of the best wine countries including Portugal, France, Italy, Spain and Hungary.
Tourism has become the second-fastest-growing sector in the world, and just last year, 1.45 billion people traveled to an international destination. It’s estimated that 2 billion people will travel in 2020, but where do many of these people go to and what makes it so interesting?
Although the world is full of unique destinations, travelers tend to gravitate towards the most popular cities. In 2019, the top five were Bangkok, Paris, London, Dubai and Singapore. But did you know the most-visited tourist attractions are not in these cities (Paris being the exception)? And if you have explored the most popular sites, how many secrets did you uncover about each one? From Africa to the US and Asia to Australia, here are some interesting facts about the most touristy sites you may not have known before.
Airbus is always looking into the future—whether it’s 10 years or 30 years—the airline manufacturer continues to impress us with its innovations, especially when it comes to cabin interiors. This year, Airbus revealed their cabin vision for 2030, and not only is it beautiful, but it is also personalized to traveler’s needs.
Two American-based airlines recently revealed upgrades to their first class seats for domestic flights. One of them is American Airlines (AA) and the other is Delta Air Lines. While AA’s updates are minimal, Delta has taken a completely different approach for their new order of A321neos.
Set to take flight in the later part of 2020, the new Delta Air Lines first class seat is created by Recaro, a German aircraft seating company and by Factorydesign, a London-based design firm specializing in airline seats and cabin interiors. Combining the interior space of the A321 narrow-body jet together with customer feedback, here’s what the new first class seat will look like.
Valentine’s Day? Anniversary? Or, just looking to spend some time alone with your significant other? Whatever the case may be, booking a getaway to celebrate the two of you can be the ultimate journey.
From the tropical islands of Bohol, Philippines and Moorea, French Polynesia to the medieval city of Aix-en-Provence, France and Sibiu, Romania, here are our top four romantic getaway destinations both of you will enjoy.