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Magazines and Publications
Virtuoso transforms and educates our valued clients with numerous luxury travel inspirations through their many blogs, magazines, and publications, plus courses with domestic and global variations. Browse the digital editions of their award-triumphing flagship magazines, including Virtuoso Life, Virtuoso Traveler, the Best of the Best hotel directory, catalog inspiration on adventure, cruising, wellness, and much more.
WINTER TRAVEL: what winter blues?
- Early sunsets may still be an adjustment, but with the promise of ski season and visions of wild encounters in snow-coated Yellowstone dancing in our heads, Virtuoso partners are convinced there’s a certain magic to these darker, chillier months – especially when you spend them somewhere new. Here’s to winter, wolf sightings, and the weekend.
- Hit the Slopes: What’s new for Ski Season this year
- Winter is peak Wolf Season in Yellowstone
- First Look: Windflower Farms
- These are the Coolest Destinations in Arctic Cruising
Let’s get ready to wander
Navigating pandemic-era travel is new territory – if we had a passport stamp for every time we’ve been told to “pack our patience…” – but it’s possible, especially with the help of a NorthStar Virtuoso travel advisor. In a world of frequent flight changes, flexible booking policies, and varying vaccine requirements, having expert guidance in your back pocket is essential.
Adventure Travel Directory
When you’re ready and able to get away from it all, travel is the best way to live life to the fullest. The following pages are packed with active and outdoor trips of every type, from less to more strenuous, warm to cold weather, mountain to the forest to the ocean, as well as options for sustainability-minded travelers. Your NorthStar Virtuoso travel advisor can help you plan a rewarding escape – and offer you the confidence and peace of mind of working with a professional who is your number-one advocate every step of the way.
Grand Journeys Directory
Who doesn’t dream of a world journey? The following pages celebrate some of Virtuoso’s cruise and tour partners’ most ambitious and exciting adventures around the globe, from voyages that take in multiple continents to world cruises and Antarctic expeditions. Inside, find travel inspiration for your next dream trip, then tap into your Virtuoso travel advisor’s knowledge and global connections to tailor itineraries to your interests (or just to help decide which cruise is right for you). We’ve even rounded up their top-notch advice on how to plan and pack the ultimate travel wardrobe.
Now More Than Ever, You Need a NorthStar Virtuoso Travel Advisor – NorthStar travel advisors have the firsthand knowledge, global expertise, and industry connections to get you more value — upgrades, private access, and added touches. And, in this current world of uncertainty, we are your advocates every step of the way. Whether you’re ready to travel now or in the future, we are here to help.
Our flagship magazine provides savvy travelers with inspiration on where to go next, showcasing the best hotels, cruises, tours, and experiences around the world. Published six times per year, the magazine speaks to travelers with authority, insight, and tips from Virtuoso travel advisors and other industry insiders.
Reflecting on past trips of 2020 and getting excited for future ones
Oh, 2020. The year that felt like a decade. Those of us on the Virtuoso Life team found ourselves at home way more than usual, but somehow, we still fell even more in love with travel. While really leaning into baking and reading every book at sight, we also spent a lot of time reflecting on the notion that travel is about way more than just the trip. It’s about the excitement of planning, the experience itself, and the memories we make – memories that only grow more valuable over time. It helped a lot to remember that this year. Here’s to brighter days and rewarding travels ahead. See you next year.
Easy and meaningful ways to make a difference on future trips.
Virtuoso recently asked their Instagram followers (and ours is @GoNorthStar )if the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future – and 75 percent of them said yes. For all of us at Virtuoso Life, this extended time at home has reinforced our belief that travel can and should be done in a way that helps our planet and its communities thrive. On that note, this week’s newsletter is packed with tangible advice from Virtuoso travel advisors and leaders from Virtuoso hotels, cruise lines, and tour operators on how you can embrace sustainable travel when you’re ready to explore again. Their tips are simple, mindful, and easier to achieve than you might think, from the trips you choose to take to the items you toss in your suitcase. It’s all about starting somewhere.
How to Be a More Thoughtful Traveler This Year
Sustainably minded ideas from Virtuoso advisors and travel companies.
3 New Sustainable Trip Ideas for the Future
From South America to the Norwegian coast, these trips focus on supporting local communities and preserving the environment.
How to Take a Sustainable Safari
Heed this advice from the pros for a true African awakening.
Travel Ideas Inspired by Earth Week
Where to spend time in nature this summer
When Virtuoso asked about sustainable travel in a survey last month, 82 percent of participants said the pandemic has made them want to travel more responsibly in the future. We’re excited for what we’re calling a conscious comeback, especially after spending the past few days celebrating Earth Week. Earth Day, recognized every year on April 22, is dedicated to driving positive action for our planet – and we believe travel can and should do just that. Traveling in a way that protects the places we love for future generations is always a good idea.
“We can never have enough of nature,” wrote environmentalist Henry David Thoreau. This week’s Virtuoso newsletter is full of ideas dedicated to soaking up the earth’s beauty.
Ten Under-the-Radar National Parks for Summer Adventures
Tanvi Chheda, April 19, 2021
Skip the blockbusters this year and head for these just-as-beautiful expanses.
Yellowstone and Yosemite deserve spots on your Wanderlist – and for good reason! – but there are so many more wide-open spaces, beautiful trails, and gorgeous vistas ripe for discovery within the U.S. National Park system. (More than 52 million acres across 63 parks, to be exact.) If you’re ready to take in the great outdoors this summer, but wary of the crowds that may be waiting there, consider these ten underrated national parks instead. Here’s what not to miss at each, plus a few pro tips for how to experience them the Virtuoso way.
- Badlands National Park | South Dakota
- Big Bend National Park | Texas
- Biscayne National Park | Florida
- Canyonlands National Park | Utah
- Channel Islands National Park | California
- Congaree National Park | South Carolina
- Crater Lake National Park | Oregon
- Haleakala National Park | Hawaii
- Kenai Fjords National Park | Alaska
- Saguaro National Park | Arizona
THAILAND – Your Next Adventure Awaits
Wellness Experiences to Plan for in 2021
By Elaine Glusac – An alphabetical guide to blissful vacation pursuits.
How to See Thailand’s Under-the-Radar, Sustainable Side
Produced by Virtuoso with the Tourism Authority of Thailand – Eco-friendly experiences in some of the country’s most remote destinations.
What’s Driving Wellness Travel in 2020
By Betsy Goldberg – Fresh insights on this year’s top wellness destinations and travel trends.
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