January 21, 2020
Most of us know Valentine's Day has become a "holiday" designed by capitalist chocolatiers and novelty toy purveyors. The day that finds it's way to your doorstep, uninvited and needy. Then comes the dash to the local pharmacy or department store where you find the biggest, loudest, frilliest creation made available to symbolize your big, big love for your significant other.
When we look past the commercial poofery, emboldened in lace and tule; there is a lovely sentiment in being reminded to do something special for your partner. Especially when you remember; when you design something special. Experiences are at the heart of Valentine's Day. Below are our picks for destinations and experiences showcasing something thoughtful, romantic, and sure to create a milestone memory.
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November 6, 2019
Let's move the spotlight away from the country of South Africa to make it now shine on two of its neighbors. Two marvelous lands that share some of South Africa's amazing landscape in addition to their own specific topography, culture and wildlife.
Namibia and Botswana are very special countries offering totally different landscapes, from the oldest desert in the world, the largest natural salt pans to the largest fresh water delta that does not enter the ocean. Travelling through countries on a land tour gives you an experience next to none. The local inhabitants have a wide variety of languages and cultures from the Himba and Herero to the Bushman. Namibia is a land of wide open spaces, known for its contrasting landscapes and the Namib Desert is the oldest in the world, with an awe-inspiring sense of space. Botswana is the premier wildlife destination in Southern Africa and the rustic, remote atmosphere of its wildlife areas offer real adventure. At the northern edge of the Kalahari lies the Okavango Delta known as the ‘Jewel of the Kalahari’, a secret oasis in an otherwise water-starved land. Some of the largest herds in Southern Africa roam free in this unspoiled wilderness, the wildlife is spectacular and varied.
November 6, 2019
Here's a little secret: There are actually dozens of reasons to wed away, from seeing jaw-dropping locales to spending real bonding time with your nearest and dearest. It's a trend one in four couples is now boarding (A plane! A boat! A helicopter!). Fancy a barefoot bash over a buttoned-up affair? You're not alone. The Mintel U.S. weddings report found that 58 percent of brides want their wedding to be remembered as a fun and casual party, rather than a formal event. No wonder so many couples are hitting the road for their nuptials. After all, when was the last time you saw stilettos on the beach or tuxes in a barn? Destination weddings are especially accommodating for couples steering away from the traditional black-tie wedding.
So, here are some of our favorite spots to inspire, and, when ready, deliver! We'll execute your dreamed wedding...beyond travel!
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November 5, 2019
From Lisbon to Porto, and through Alentejo and Douro, Portugal offers an incredible diversity in experiences, history, culture, taste and colors. We have compiled, with the help of some fantastic articles out there, some of the best of Portugal. Discover the country's inner and outer beauty, then join us on one of our curated journeys, or simply get inspired by having us create your very own.
July 31, 2019
Christmas markets signal the beginning of Advent with wooden chalets clustered together to sell local handicrafts, mulled wine, and holiday cheer. Dating back centuries, the tradition comes from winter markets of the Late Middle Ages across the German-speaking part of Europe and other parts of the former Holy Roman Empire, including what's eastern France and Switzerland today.
Winter markets took place over the course of several days, instead of week, letting residents stock up on baskets, wood carvings, seasonal food, and other supplies for the looming cold months. Dresden's market may be the oldest in Germany, with the first event approved by Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, in 1434. Eventually these seasonal markets turned their focus on Christmas celebrations, as known today. Here are some of the best Christmas markets in Europe for a holiday treat.
Here are some of our favorite ones for this year (also featured in our Christmas Markets Journey), and some equally impressive ones we are looking at for our 2020 edition
July 30, 2019
A glittering Adriatic coastline, historic cities and dramatic landscapes make Croatia one of the most exciting destinations in Europe. You’ll discover UNESCO-listed cities, superb seafood and hundreds of exquisite islands. Dubrovnik is a treasure trove of 16th-century architecture, and it’s merely the start. You will more likely be equally impressed by Split's waterfront Palace of Diocletian where shops, restaurants and apartments are laced through 3rd-century ruins. Head north to Zagreb with its stylish locals, cafes and museums. Savor the Italian flavor of Istria, the Adriatic's largest peninsula and home to Pula's Roman amphitheater.
A leisurely Croatia tour of the coast will take you past some of Croatia’s 1,000-plus islands. After enjoying Hvar’s sophisticated nightlife, relax on the tranquil island of Vis amid its rolling vineyards and olive groves. Croatia's warm hospitality is exemplified by a select group of local partners. So read up, and when ready, make sure to let us design your very own Croatian experience and go, for you, BEYOND TRAVEL!
June 19, 2019
Your days are spent working hard and juggling every aspect of life, but you still dream about that destination that’s been on the top of your travel bucket-list for longer than you can remember. So what’s holding you back from taking that vacation you know you deserve?
If we were to tell you that an exclusive journey had been designed and planned to your dream destination according to the dates you’re available, within your specific budget and in line with what you love doing most on vacation, wouldn’t that make your dream vacation just that much more attainable?
June 15, 2019
From futuristic cities to ancient traditions, Asia is fast becoming one of the most sought-after travel destinations. Delving into local authentic experiences to get a real feel and understanding of a region is becoming more of a priority for today's discerning traveler, as well as experiences that allow for personal transformation and growth, makes Asia such an up and coming continent to explore.
We here at Art in Voyage understand the ways that travel is evolving, leaving traditional travel packages, tours and trips far behind to create personal, immersive and rewarding travel experiences. Creating and curating dream journeys is an art form we have perfected over many years, and it’s our customer centric culture and professional knowledge that few other travel companies can offer.
Instead of providing an extensive list of travel packages and tours to Asia, we have curated three bespoke journeys to our top destinations in the region, which will certainly not be found on Google or on other travel sites, but that’s what we pride ourselves in. If Japan, Indonesia, or Thailand are on your travel bucket-list, read on to discover the road less traveled we take on our journeys to these mystical and magical destinations.