Adventurous travelers and star-gazers all know about the Northern Lights, and the lucky ones have traveled to Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Alaska or Scandinavia to see them firsthand. But did you know that they’re not the only the stellar sky show in town? We read recently in Smithsonian Magazine that the Southern Hemisphere has an incredible atmospheric light show of its own that’s just as captivating. Called the Southern Lights, or aurora australis, it’s the southern cousin to the aurora borealis and can best be seen from Tasmania, New Zealand and Antarctica between March and September.
Where will May take you? Where should it? There are glamorous luxury events all month long: the Cannes Film Festival, the Met Costume Gala, bellwether art auctions in New York, the Chelsea Flower Show, the Kentucky Derby, and the Monaco Grand Prix. Plus Mother’s Day and Memorial Day – both excellent excuses for a splurge vacation with your family and friends. Here are 10 sensational luxury destinations for the month of May 2018. Bon voyage!
What’s the best place to experience spring? Somewhere with flowers, obviously. And perhaps art. A place that’s intimate, quirky, and joyful. Perhaps the home of someone with exquisite taste and a sharp sense of humor. And it would be nice if there were places to sit and daydream, either alone or with your inamorata. Problem solved. You’ll find all of those elements, and more, at the splendid Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
Summer music festival season is nigh. Are you in? If you’re planning to take the plunge this summer, here are 25 popular music festivals around the world that are the best of the best. We’ve included hip-hop, R&B, EDM, alternative, world, rock and pop music on this list. If you’re so inclined, you can spend every weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day at a sensational outdoor music festival somewhere in the world.
While there are many chamber music festivals during the “school year”, a passionate group of culture-loving travelers will soon be crisscrossing the globe attending summer chamber music festivals. Should you be one of them, here’s our curated list of the 11 essential chamber music festivals worldwide in the summer of 2018.