1. "Encanto"-Themed Trip
We may not talk about Bruno, but we do talk about this Colombian "Encanto"-themed excursion, brought to you by Adventures by Disney. Over eight days, discover the inspiration for the Disney film as you learn how to make arepas like Mirabel’s mother, visit a coffee farm, hike Cocora Valley, learn about tamarin monkey conservation and discover the arts scene of Cartagena.
2. Floating Karaoke in Japan
Sing like no one is watching while you float in Sagami Bay. In this giant wash-tub-like float, guests of the RISONARE Atami in Japan can try karaoke at sea. Tambourines, maracas and a bottle of champagne are included, but you can also upgrade to a caviar snack because singing that loud with your bestie makes you hungry!
Reynold’s Wrap recently had a contest where they sent a lucky winner on a Steak-cation in Yellowstone to the Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana. You can enjoy this all-inclusive dude ranch too by booking your own stay. Ride horses, hang out with cowboys and enjoy grass-fed beef in one of their nightly farm-to-table dining experiences.
4. Temporary Hotel
Dutch architecture studio Overtreders W developed a sustainable approach to construction using locally sourced materials and tie-down straps for fastening. The straps allow for the components of the cabin to be reused at a later date as it is intended to be a temporary structure. STAPEL OP, as it’s called sits in lovely forest of Veenhuizen, Netherlands and was built as a commemoration of the vilage’s 200 year history in partnership with Ketter&Co and local hotel Bitter & Zoe.
5. Treehouse Hotel
Be one with the jungle in the Suitree Experience Hotel in Costa Rica’s Blue Zone Mountains. Treehouse-style pods blend into and coexist with the ecosystem, offering panoramic views without too much disruption to the land. Amenities include a luxurious restaurant, a swim-up pool bar, treetop suites with pools and jacuzzi, lookouts with telescopes and binoculars, and massages.
6. Family Yoga Retreat
When you think of yoga retreats, you don’t usually picture family fun. One of the yoga retreats at Casa Cuadrau is inclusive of all ages. Located in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park in the Spanish Pyrenees, the Learning to Love: Yoga, Mindfulness, Art & Nature Family Holiday has yoga and mindfulness sessions for adults and kids and multi-generational focused art workshops, games, storytelling, music, and dance. It’s a great way for families to strengthen their bonds and have fun together.
This trip sounds a bit cheesy. If you’re ready to explore the world of Parmigiana Reggiano, you’ll need to come to Italy. In Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna and Mantua, you can visit a dairy farm and see how the cheese gets made via the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium. There are tastings, tours of production facilities and farms, as well as cooking and food pairing workshops. Learning is suddenly delicious.
8. Mountain Air Sommelier
We’ve all heard of wine sommeliers who help you pick the right wine to pair with your food. But to top water sommeliers (they help you choose still or sparkling), there is an air sommelier to take you on a guided hike. Swiss perfumer Patrick Stebler hosts monthly tours of the Graubunden mountains to explain and show you the characteristics of air including scent, air quality altitude, temperature and humidity. Different seasons will highlight different regional features from honey to berries and there’s a meal component, too, so you’ll get to do more than sniff delicious mountain berries — you can taste them in a chef-created dinner.