Japan National Stadium for the Olympic Games

Editor’s Note: We share travel destinations, products and activities we recommend. If you make a purchase using a link on our site, we may earn a commission. The newly erected Japan National Stadium for the Tokyo Olympics. Photo from Wikipedia by Arne Müseler 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo kick off July 23, 2021, a year late, thanks to the COVID pandemic. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are finally starting – in 2021. The July 23-Aug. 8 games were postponed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be held without spectators. They will be followed by the Paralympic Games Aug. 24-Sept. 5. The opening ceremony will take place from 8 to 11:30 p.m. (Tokyo time) on July 23. Events

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Best UK Spa Hotels

If it’s pure relaxation you need, a UK high-end spa break is unbeatable. There’ll be no queueing at airports, instead, you’ll receive plenty of pampering from arrival to departure. With everything under one opulent roof, you can really take it easy; padding about in your fluffy robe and cosy slippers, popping in for bespoke treatments, soaking in the hydro pool, eating healthy, organic dishes, or splurging on traditional afternoon tea and sipping on champagne. You could choose to combine your break with some city sightseeing by opting for a hotel in Bath or London or immerse in the countryside at an out-of-town resort. Culloden Estate and Spa Culloden Estate and Spa Located on the slopes of Holywood Hills, ten minutes

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Private Dining Experiences That Elevate Your Meal

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or making memories with family and friends, sharing a meal is a powerful way to connect. Elevate the experience with a surprising setting: Take in a dramatic sunset with a lantern-lit family dinner on the beach in Athens, or enjoy a romantic dinner for two in a 15th-century palazzo – once the home of Leonardo da Vinci – boasting up-close views of the Duomo in Florence. Here, we share some of the Four Seasons dining experiences that will make your meal one to remember. A private oasis in Athens Discover a chic seaside paradise at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens: Soak up the warm sun and blue waters as you stroll on golden

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Get the Marriott Deal at the first Luxury Collection Resort in Doha

Nestled between desert sands and the vibrant buzz of the city, Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha, welcomes guests to an authentic oasis of indigenous scented gardens. The Grand Deluxe Suite With its private palace setting, spacious rooms, signature suites and luxury villas with private pool, this 5-star resort in Doha offers matchless lifestyle and epicurean experiences. Lounge around the sparkly outdoor pool, unwind at the 14,000-square-meter Al Messila Spa, indulge in unique restaurants and lounges led by Michelin Star Executive Chef Pino Lavarra and let the curiosity of the youngest be ignited at the extensive Little Explorers’ Club. Located 15 minutes from West Bay, the city center of Doha, Al Messila Resort & Spa is also

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Marriott’s Quintessentially Luxury Experiences in the Middle East

Marriott International’s portfolio of luxury brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, and W Hotels is delighted to unveil a collection of one-of-a-kind adventures in the Middle East and Africa curated in partnership with Quintessentially, the world’s leading luxury concierge company. Available to book now, each distinct itinerary features extraordinary experiences unique to the destination, paired with luxurious accommodations, flawless service and exceptional culinary offerings. “Our guests are seeking new ways to explore a destination with a renewed sense of discovery and desire for personalised experiences,” said Candice D’Cruz, Vice President – Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “Following our successful partnership with Quintessentially last year, which saw the launch of

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The World’s Most-Wheelchair Accessible Cities

With nearly 15% of the global population – around 1 billion people – living with a disability, highlighting accessibility is more important than ever. July is Disability Pride Month, but it’s imperative that we keep the conversation going year-round. Luckily, authorities cities and countries around the world are making strides to be more accommodating and accessible to both citizens and visitors that require special assistance. There is still a long way to go, of course, but some destinations serve as excellent examples of how to do accessibility right. Read on for some of the most wheelchair-accessible cities around the world. The Most Wheelchair-Accessible Cities in the World Singapore Singapore is the most accessible city in Asia and a leader across

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The Immersive Van Gogh Installation in New York

As immersive Van Gogh light experiences have opened all across the country this summer, our staff noticed a distinct tread: Our moms were contacting us about them. Whether it was the magic of Van Gogh in family lore or the magic of Facebook’s targeted marketing, the phenomenon was real. But should we actually recommend the experience to our moms? Did it hold up? Last month, Seija Goldstein visited the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit in downtown New York—and so of course we wanted to share her review. Here it is. Date of Visit: June 30, 2021 Travel to Location: I ventured to take the subway for the first time since early March 2020. It was not too crowded at midday, and

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