Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Winter 2023/2024

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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T R A V E L G A L L E R Y Travel expert Cynthia David provides updates on the tourism industry in this curated collection that appears in every issue — TRAVEL NEWS YOU CAN USE D espite inflation and global challenges, the travel market continues to grow. Virtuoso, a global network of travel agen- cies booking high-end travel, reports a 69 per cent uptick in sales in the first half of 2023 versus 2019, with hotels and cruises leading the way. The U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica and Thailand are set to be the hottest destinations this winter. Demand continues for exclusive experiences, from yachting to joining a scientific expedition in Antarctica. Travellers also want genuine personal- ized service that saves time and delivers the best experience. Food and wine are crucial, especially for Boomers and Gen-Xers. Top culinary experiences include visiting a brewery or distillery, sampling street food and joining a culinary tour. virtuoso.com I f you love modern art, and Italy, and have up to nine like-minded friends who also love the idea of staying at a 270-year-old farm- house set in a Tuscan olive grove, this tour's for you! Over three days the art-loving owner of the five-bedroom, beautifully renovated Casetta Firenze will guide you to the Castello di Ama sculpture garden near Siena followed by a wine tasting and lunch. Casetta's owner Xenia Lemos will drive you to the famed Galleria Continua in San Gimignano and organize a private tour of the Gori sculpture gardens at the Fattoria di Celle in Pistoia. The bespoke tour also includes four sumptuous din- ners. Casetta Firenze is located 30 minutes from Florence. Casetta.net CASETTA FIRENZE N orwegian-born artist Edvard Munch may be best known for his 1893 image The Scream, but two current exhibitions prove there's much more to his genius. Until January 22, 2024, the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin is exhibiting 80 Munch paintings, prints and photographs. The artist's stay in Berlin between 1892 and 1907 challenged his colleagues and profoundly influenced the local art scene. The Museum Barberini in nearby Potsdam is exhibiting 90 Munch works that demonstrate his interaction with the forests and coasts of Norway. The dramatic weather depicted in Trembling Earth is especially striking in light of the current climate crisis. berlinischegalerie.de/en/; museum-barberini.de/en MUSEUM BARBERINI VIRTUOSO

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