Alaska's inside passage is a popular cruising area because americans yearn to see wildlife and enormous, aqua-tinted glacial walls. Most park permits limit cruise ships to five hours within the Inside Passage's Glacier Bay National Park, and passengers are required to stay onboard during that time. But some of American Safari Cruises' itineraries, including our Safari Quest cruise from Juneau to Sitka, spend two full days within the park.
Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort is in the interior of Costa Rica, where active travelers flock to the Arenal National Park for both its volcano-warmed thermal waters and adventure, including aerial tram rides, zip line canopy descents, Hanging Bridges treks, plus hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and ATV rentals. Easily accessible via a half-hour flight from San Jose by way of NatureAir (506-299-6000), the three-hour drive is worth it to arrive at the extraordinary, eco-spa experience at Tabacón's recently reconstructed and reopened spa.
Keeping up with tourism development in Las Vegas is a full-time job, with hotels, casinos, restaurants, clubs, galleries, golf courses, shops, shows, spas and more to keep track of. Here are some things to look for on your next trip.
Six attributes make the Platinum Hotel & Spa, which opened on October 2, 2006, unique: It is a small (255 units), all-suite, non-gaming, smoke-free boutique property with the city's first indoor/outdoor pool. And, it is conveniently located just a block and a half from Las Vegas Boulevard, a.k.a. The Strip.