The Future of Palm Springs: Hot Hotels for 2024
From Elvis and Frank Sinatra to Sia and Leonardo DiCaprio, Palm Springs has been a chic escape for decades and the desert resort area in Southern California is always reinventing itself for a new generation. (As anyone who has attended Coachella knows.) For a sneak peek at what’s ahead for Palm Springs in 2024, veteran Forbes travel writer Jim Dobson reveals the hot hotels, spas and restaurants to check out next year.
How to Visit the World’s Most Valuable Whisky Collection
Whisky lovers have long made pilgrimages to Scotland, Japan and Kentucky to visit the birthplace of some of their favorite spirits, but Singapore also deserves a spot on that itinerary. That’s because The Grande Whisky Museum in Suntec City contains not only the most valuable bottle of whisky in the world (a 40-year-old Laphroaig from 1960 signed by King Charles and Queen Camilla that’s valued at more than $2.5 million), but also the world’s most valuable whisky collection, worth more than $91 million, according to Guinness World Records.
A Guide to Luxury Golf Resort Academies
What makes one golf school better than another? For one thing, the quality of its instructors. For another, the quality of the facility itself. Among the features to look for are indoor and outdoor hitting bays; quality launch monitors like Trackman or GCQuad paired with computerized video swing analysis; dedicated short game practice areas; and club fitting facilities. For those looking to raise their game next year, here are some of America’s top luxury golf resort academies.
The days of fishing for a passport and boarding pass when boarding an airplane could soon be behind us. Recently, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) successfully tested a biometric identity travel experience based as part of the OneID initiative. While there is still a need to combine the technology with policy, it marks the start of a passport- and boarding pass-free future. Here’s what you need to know about OneID technology and biometric screening at the airport.
Adventure Travel: What Kind of Insurance Do You Need?
Most travel insurance plans exclude coverage for activities deemed to be “dangerous”—but where exactly is the line? Adventure travel can include such high-risk activities as skydiving and backcountry skiing, but it can also include scuba diving beyond a certain depth or mountain climbing above a certain altitude. Never assume you know the definition until you read the fine print in the policy. Here’s what you need to know about insuring an adventure travel vacation.