Summer Festivals in North America

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’ll be time for festivals celebrating everything from performing arts to pop culture and food. Here are some destinations where you can join in the fun. The Berkshires in western Massachusetts is a haven for lovers of theater, dance and music. Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, features classical concerts from June through … Continue reading Summer Festivals in North America

Sustainable Leisure Travel

Earth Day, celebrated this year on April 22, is a time for people around the world to show their support for protecting the environment. As travel advisors, we know that this is a priority for many of our clients when they travel, and it’s one that we share. As Travel Leaders travel advisors, we’re knowledgeable about the latest efforts regarding sustainable tourism, including protecting local … Continue reading Sustainable Leisure Travel

Caribbean Festivals

While the Caribbean is a terrific place to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation, you can make your experience even more memorable by planning a trip around one of the region’s many festivals. Here’s a sample of events over the next several months. If you’re looking for a new gastronomic experience, the British Virgin Islands Food & Wine Festival debuts this year, from April 15-21, featuring … Continue reading Caribbean Festivals

Family Vacation Ideas

Family vacations are a great opportunity for kids, parents and even grandparents to spend quality time together while exploring a new destination. Here are a few ideas for your next trip. While they get less attention than their national counterparts, state parks are terrific vacation spots, too. South Dakota’s Custer State Park, in the Black Hills, is an outdoor lover’s dream, with hiking, biking, swimming, … Continue reading Family Vacation Ideas

Food Markets

Food halls and markets are more than just great places to eat. As you travel, they’re also a great way to immerse yourself in the culinary traditions and history of your destination. Here are a few examples. Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market opened on Feb. 22, 1893, and did a booming business before going into a period of decline in the mid 20th century. It was … Continue reading Food Markets

Flower & Garden Shows

Whether you have a green thumb, or just want the experience of enjoying nature in full bloom, here are some ideas for planning a vacation around a flower show or botanical garden. Established in 1891, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is the largest in any U.S. city. Themed spaces include a Victorian-style greenhouse, a garden with plants native to the Northeast, a Home Gardening … Continue reading Flower & Garden Shows