Elemental Wonders: At Home in Hawaii

Though I’ve visited and lived in many cities, home has always been one place: the island of Oahu, where I grew up and now raise my own family. It’s not four walls that call but the land itself – undulating sand, mountains outlined against a steadfast sky, forests bubbling with life and stories – places of endless natural wonder and history that never fail to anchor me. To truly connect with Hawaii is to be a participant, student and wonderer, and these unforgettable deep dives – designed by Four Seasons – illuminate core elements of island life that are profoundly meaningful to all who call it home. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Salt | Hualalai Of all Hawaii’s small wonders, from

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Thailand’s Quarantine-Free Leisure Travel Reopening Plan

Thailand aims to be the first country in South East Asia to open its borders for leisure travel gradually. After a year in lockdown and a couple of false starts, the Thai authorities are now confident that with the vaccine rollout picking up momentum globally, reopening of borders to vaccinated leisure travel will be a safer affair going forward. Thailand’s ‘Phuket Plan’ has been built up from the ‘Maldives model’. The details of Thailand’s reopening plan may vary and be tweaked over the coming weeks as the pandemic situation is evolving globally at a fast pace. As it stands now, the rules and protocols to be implemented for the soft reopening are stated below. Rules For Phuket’s Travel Reopening in

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Inside the Reimagined Singita Sabora Tented Camp

Singita has been at the forefront of eco- and socially conscious tourism since its inception almost 27 years ago, with each of its 15 safari lodges and camps providing extraordinary vacations. Singita recently revealed its newly redesigned Sabora Tented Camp, which, having reopened at the end of September 2020, will see its first full season in 2021. Set in the Singita Grumeti Reserve, which encompasses 350,000 acres of protected wilderness, Sabora Tented Camp provides guests with a front-row seat to the ever-changing Tanzanian landscape – with an added touch of luxury, of course. The Singita Grumeti Reserve makes up a portion of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem and is home to some of Africa’s most famous wildlife species – as one

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Dubai Food Festival 2021 – Masterclasses, Chef’s Table & Experiential Dining

Amidst the shutdowns and lockdowns, Dubai gives you 24 days to celebrate an unforgettable and inspiring culinary adventure. The Dubai Food Festival 2021 returns for its third edition this year from 25 March to 17 April, featuring Masterclasses, Chef’s Tables and Experiential Dining adventures that redefine what it means to eat out. Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) said: “Foodie Experiences is very much a favourite at Dubai Food Festival. It’s a unique, one-of-a-kind food adventure across Dubai with a curated list of the city’s most anticipated and prominent food events. This year, we’re proud to be hosting a wide variety of memorable gourmet experiences from seeing top chefs in their craft to dining in the

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Centerpiece for International Dark Sky Movement in Fountain Hills, Arizona

Editor’s Note: We’re all dreaming of travel ahead. Here’s some inspiration for future adventures. We share places, products and activities we recommend. If you make a purchase using a link on our site, we may earn a commission. As developers of cities and communities gradually spread artificial light and atmospheric pollution throughout the world, our ability to see the universe is being stripped away. Indeed, more than 80 percent of people on the planet cannot and may never see the Milky Way. Light pollution—glare, skyglow, light falling in unintended places, and clutter—is a product of industrial civilization. Fountain Hills’ iconic fountain at night. Photo by WRAP Arizona Photography Not only does it impair our view of the cosmos like a sheet

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The Best Day Trips From Melbourne, Victoria

Tempting as it may be to exclusively explore Melbourne’s tapestry of shops, restaurants, cafes, laneways and culture, there is plenty waiting outside the border of the city. A day trip is the perfect way to relax from the inner-city grind. Wineries, spas, national parks and secluded beaches – Victoria is brimming with marvel and the opportunity to enjoy it all is a mere stone’s throw from Melbourne. Driving is the best way to maximise your time as it means you can town hop on the way to your destination, take in the views from the many roadside lookouts, and make a few popular detours. We opted for a Ford Puma. Open the sunroof and pump the speakers, how you fill

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USA Bullish On Summer ’21 Travel

As an increasing number of travellers in the United States take to the skies, it is expected that with a rising percentage of vaccination in the country and a government that is working at a war-footing pace, the summer of ’21 could signal the turnaround in travel for the U.S. As per the latest figures released by U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), more than 1.5m travellers took a flight on 21 March 2021 compared to 0.5 million travellers on the same day in 2020. (2.2 million passengers flew on 21 March 2019). This marks a tremendous turnaround in the U.S. travel industry as more American residents are getting vaccinated with demand & advanced bookings starting to rise with corresponding spikes

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