A recent survey conducted by American Express found that 59% of travellers are interested in ‘philantourism’, a term coined from the combination of philanthropy and tourism. Philantourism means engaging in tourism to support (financial) need. Visiting a destination recently affected by a disaster or choosing a travel experience from a small, local or indigenous group are examples of how you can participate.
TAKE IN SUN DOWN
Summer solstice anyone? This time of year is perfect for seeking the sun as it sets later in the evening. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the best golden hour spots around the world.
Nobu Hotel Santorini, Greece offers breathtaking views from its beautiful clifftop location. Or, savour a sea-facing dinner at the signature Nobu as the sun dips into the Aegean Sea.
Velaa Private Island, Maldives After a lazy day on the beach or after a water sports sessions on Noonu Atoll, head back to the shore and take in the day’s last rays on the azure Indian Ocean.
The Sunset Terrace at Caesars Palace Dubai on Bluewaters Island is the perfect setting for toasting to the end of another gorgeous day on the Arabian Gulf.
DINE AROUND THE WORLD
According to Bidfood 45% of consumers consider eating out a fundamental activity in their lives and 7 in 10 people say eating and drinking out is still the treat they most look forward to. Here’s a few ideas from around the world:
In Phnom Penh, Cambodia at Raffles Hotel Le Royal try the ‘Modern Khmer Cuisine’ tasting menu, featuring centuries-old dining rituals and traditional recipes from the Cambodian royal family and then head to iconic Elephant Bar which features 130 varieties of gin, including its own signature ‘Elephant gin’.
Exodus Travels offers a Tuscan Hills & Chianti Wines – Premium Adventure where guests can enjoy three handpicked wine-tasting experiences, a visit to the birthplace of chianti, two dinners with wine-pairing menus all while staying at a private villa on near the Chianti winelands.
Check out the Artichoke Festival in Monterey, California, USA, June 10-11 2023 including chef demos, wine tasting and farmer’s market.
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A version of this original article first appeared in the Summer 2023 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.
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