De L’Europe Hotel
A Gallery for Globetrotters
Amsterdam’s iconic De L’Europe hotel is celebrating the reopening of the Rijksmuseum by transforming every room into an art gallery.
In a unique collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, the De L’Europe is the only hotel in the city to house replicas of Dutch Masters paintings in all of its rooms and suites, including the appropriately-named ‘Dutch Masters Wing’, an all-suite annex of 23 well appointed, loft-like quarters.
A separate entrance is available to the Dutch Masters Wing, which also offers picturesque views of the Amstel River from every second room.
After a 10-year closure, the Rijksmuseum reopened in April following a complete renovation. It now hosts 8,000 works in its famous national collection.
Banish the Blackberry, Ignore the Ipad!
Tech-weary travellers can turn off their gadgets and gizmos and totally tune-out on Jacada Travel’s ‘Wind Down & Wellness Getaway’ in Costa Rica.
Designed to reunite travellers with their serenity, this 10-day itinerary offers the perfect balance of activity and relaxation – without any fancy tech gadgets.
The journey begins at a private reserve in the hills of Bajos del Toro, where you can enjoy hiking, yoga, spa treatments and fresh produce from the organic gardens. You then move on to a nature reserve overlooking the Manuel Antonio coastline for some water sports and spa treatments, before ending your trip at the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula. Prices start at $5,957.
Get Your Motor Running
Fuel your need for speed this fall on one of Kensington’s VIP tours to the 2013 F1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
Kensington’s tours feature behind-the-scenes circuit tours, VIP express passes, F1 celebrity appearances, a kick-off party, centrally located hotels and 24/7 on-the-ground support.
“After last year’s return of Formula 1 to the United States attracted over 265,000 fans, the buzz around this year’s event is louder than ever, and tickets, hotels and access are selling out fast,” said Karen MacBeath, Kensington’s championship series and corporate incentive specialist.
Fully customizable, these high performance packages are ideal for racing aficionados, automobile enthusiasts and corporate groups of any size.