Red Rocks Announces 2017 Concert Schedule

With Summer fast approaching, the official calendar for Red Rocks is taking shape. Don’t worry there are many more announcements to come, but here is a list of concerts¬†this summer! Get your tickets¬†here.

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Red Rocks 2017 lineup:

Jan. 27: Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks featuring Zedd with Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals and Lil Dicky

April 19: Method Man and Redman, Flatbush Zombies

April 29: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead with Medeski Martin and Wood

May 5: Dada Land Before Time featuring Dada Life and additional acts to be announced

May 11: Opeth and Gojira

May 12: Bonobo and Nick Murphy (previously known as Chet Faker)

May 20: Global Dub Festival 2017 featuring Flux Pavilion

May 21: Elephant Revival

May 27-28: Odesza (SOLD OUT)

May 29-30: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

May 31: Trey Anastasio Band with Vulfpeck

June 1: Chromeo and Rufus Du Sol with D.R.A.M., Hayden James

June 2: The Motet and Jurassic 5

June 4: John Prine with Kacey Musgraves

June 6: Celtic Woman: “Voices of Angels”

June 9: BoomBox and Nahko and Medicine for the People

June 10: Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Collective Soul

June 11: Marshmello

June 13: Chicago and the Doobie Brothers

June 14: Norah Jones

June 17: DJ Gramatik

June 30-July 2: Umphrey’s McGee

July 3: Zeds Dead

July 10: An Evening with Santana

July 25: 2CELLOS

Aug. 2: The Head and the Heart with Grouplove

Aug. 28: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Sept. 4: Foreigner and Cheap Trick

Sept. 23: Greensky Bluegrass with Fruition

Oct. 6: Snails and Nghtmre

For something new and unexpected, think about staying at an inn during your next vacation

When it comes to traveling, one of the most important decisions that has to be made is where to stay. Of course, there are plenty of options available, such as five-star resorts or luxurious vacation homes, but for something a bit more quaint and delightful, why not consider booking a room at an inn? If you think that this type of accommodations are anything but chic, think again. Some of the world's most indulgent vacation residences include this type of lodging.

If you're planning a getaway to the following places, you should absolutely contemplate staying at the two inns below:

     ♦ c/o The Maidstone, East Hampton, New York – This pre-Civil War residence was once a place that members of New York high-society visited during the 1920s. Just four years ago, the place was revamped by Swedish hotel keeper Jenny Ljungberg. She individually decorated each room to symbolize a famous Scandinavian hero.

Guests here can take advantage of the inn's spa, a restaurant, homemade picnic baskets and rotating art exhibits. Another plus? Dogs and cats are also welcomed.

     ♦ Korakia Pensione, Palm Springs, California – This Moroccan-inspired villa was founded by Scottish artist Gordon Coutts in 1924. It was originally meant to serve as a playhouse and art gallery for residents, however, that all changed after moviestar J. Carrol Naish constructed his Mediterranean estate next door in the 1930s.

These two structures comprise the Korakia Pensione and offer guests everything from yoga classes to hot bamboo massages to afternoon Moroccan tea.

Of course, in order to make the most of your inn vacation, you should hire a luxury sedan service like Hermes Worldwide. The industry's best chauffeurs will take you wherever you need to go including the airport, sites around the city and the inn you are staying at in a luxury SUV or limousine.

Making the most of your trip to Charlotte for the DNC

All American eyes will be on Charlotte, North Carolina, this week, as delegates from all over the country gather to watch incumbent Barack Obama accept the nomination as the Democratic candidate for the upcoming election in November.

But when the attendees aren't listening to supporters preach about our current president's accolades and why they believe he should be elected to a second term, they'll be looking for something to do around town to get their minds off politics.

For news buffs, CNN Travel recommends checking out the Carolinas Aviation Museum, which is now home to the plane that made national headlines when pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely completed an emergency landing in the Hudson River in 2009. The museum is just a 15-minute limo ride from Time Warner Cable Arena, the host of the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC).

Racing fans can take some time to check out the NASCAR Hall of Fame, while more "outdoorsy" types can go ziplining, rock climbing or kayaking at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

CNN recommends getting a cup of Joe at the Smelly Cat Coffeehouse or satisfying a craving for sweets at Amelie's, a popular bakery, soup and sandwich shop.

With thousands expected to be visiting Charlotte this week, getting around the city is going to be hectic. Trying to get the attention of cab drivers may seem impossible and public transportation will be packed. Make sure that you save yourself a lot of trouble by taking advantage of Hermes Worldwide's transportation for special events.

If you book a limo, sedan or luxury SUV for the DNC with Hermes, not only will people know how important you are when you arrive at the event, you'll also benefit from not worrying about navigating through congested traffic. Request a quote online or give us a call today.

For a vacation that is out of ordinary, visit Dublin with your family

If you are looking for an exotic city to visit that is full of surprises, look no further than Dublin, Ireland. This capital is located on the east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey and is the most populous city in the country.

Despite the gorgeous green pastures of Ireland's countryside, the name Dublin comes from the Irish name Dublhlinn, which means "black pool." Doesn't sound very inviting does it? But, don't let that deceive you. This city has plenty of top-notch attractions that are unparalleled to anywhere else in Europe.

If you and your family are considering vacationing in this place, don't miss these sites:

     ♦ Kilmainham Gaol – This former prison constructed in 1796 is now a museum and is a place where people go to pay tribute to those who fought for Ireland's independence from England. Many freedom fighters were held here and eventually executed. Public hangings took place here and in an age where women were thought to be the weaker sex, females, males and even kids were put in a single cell.

     ♦ Guinness Storehouse – You don't have to be a beer lover to tour this museum. With over seven floors, visitors can marvel at the history of Guinness advertising and even enjoy a an interactive exhibit on responsible drinking. If you make it to top of the seventh floor, you'll enjoy a views of city in the Gravity Bar and free pint of the brew that is included with your admission.

Once you arrive in the capital, don't stress yourself out by trying to hail a cab or navigate the public transportation system. Dublin airport transfers can be an enjoyable experience if you hire Hermes Worldwide, a top-of-the-line chauffeured transportation service that has a reputation for excellence.

Florence, Italy, combines the best of everything the country has to offer

If there is one city in Europe that is known for it's rich cultural history, fabulous museums and delicious food, it's Florence. This Italian paradise is the capital of the Tuscan region and during the medieval times was the center of European trade and finance.

But, if you think that a past stemming from the medieval times has created dilapidated structures, dated galleries or stuffy restaurants, think again. Florence is a booming, vibrant city that has given itself a facelift, which has catapulted itself as one of the liveliest cities in the entire country.

Here are our top recommendations for seeing, dining and staying that should never be missed if you and your family are taking a trip there:

1) The Duomo of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore – Few things are more spectacular than the gorgeous views of Florence that you'll see if you're willing to climb the 463 steps of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, which was constructed in the 1200s. If you'd rather conserve your energy for something else, think about strolling through the ground level of this massive church. Here, you can enjoy the frescoes of the Last Judgement created by Italian painter Giorgio Vasari and the beautiful and ornate mosaic pavements that decorate the floor of the cathedral.

2) Osteria Tornabuoni – Everyone knows that sightseeing can be exhausting, and what better place to dine on local fare than a restaurant that serves up classic dishes like bread maccheroni with lamb ragù and risotto with purple artichokes? Wine lovers will revel in the wide selection of Tuscan vino and the knowledgeable sommelier who can answer any questions you may have.

3) Four Seasons – There aren't many other accommodations in the world that treat guests better than the Four Seasons. For spacious rooms, a full-scale spa and five-star restaurant, this hotel is not just one, but 10 steps above the rest. If you're in the mood to get pampered, you can treat yourself to a facial, massage or pedicure. If you'd rather be outside, then kick back and relax by the outdoor pool and nibble on fresh fruit skewers and order up exotic drinks.

To make this vacation one that you will never forget, consider booking a luxury sedan with Hermes Worldwide. You and your family will arrive relaxed and refreshed at your hotel or at various other sites around the city without having to navigate complicated directions or Florence's public transportation system.

Jerusalem’s 3,000-year-old history will amaze travelers

If you and your family are looking to take a vacation you will never forget, consider traveling to Jerusalem, Israel. This exotic paradise is home to some of the world's most historic monuments – some of which are over 3,000 years old – as well as delicious food and opulent hotels.

Any journey to this destination would not be complete without visiting the Western Wall. Historians have dubbed this site the most cherished place of prayer. It's located at the bottom of the Temple Mount in Old City. Every day, residents of Jerusalem come to sing hymns and pray here. If you do visit the Wall, you should know that men are required to cover their heads and women need to dress modestly out of respect.

The Dome of the Rock should not be missed. This, like the Western Wall, is one of Jerusalem's most revered monuments. Built in the seventh century, the gold Dome can be seen from virtually all areas of the Old City. Historians believe that this is the place where Abraham almost sacrificed his son, Isaac.

After a day of sightseeing, dine at Keyara, a gourmet kosher restaurant in the middle of the city. It was built in the courtyard of the Rehavia windmill complex. Try authentic Israeli fare like chicken livers, roast beef or sea bass. Finish off your meal with halva semifreddo or chocolate mousse.

Of course, when planning your trip here, you'll need to consider where to stay. One accommodation in the center of Jerusalem that is as beautiful as it is luxurious is the five-star Inbal Hotel. Voted one of the top 10 hotels in the Middle East by Conde Nast, here visitors can enjoy the swimming pool, health club and spa and sauna.

During your trip to Jerusalem, why bother trying to navigate the bus routes? Instead, have a chauffeur from Hermes Worldwide take you and your loved ones to your hotel and various sites around the city. Hermes sedan limo service will ensure that you and your family arrive at your destination comfortably and safely.

Vacationing in Los Angeles County will create memories that will last a lifetime

Los Angeles County, California, is synonymous with glamour and movie stars, but residents will tell you that LA has a lot more to offer than just pretty faces. With 475 miles of biking trails, more than 300 bookstores and almost 80 farmers markets, anyone planning to vacation in this Southern California paradise is in for a special treat.

Bookworms can marvel at the beautiful Huntington Library in San Marino. This impressive structure is not only home to millions of books and journals, though. It also boasts a massive art collection that is displayed on 120 acres of botanical gardens, including a jungle desert and  lily ponds.

Outdoor enthusiasts should not miss visiting Runyon Canyon Park in Los Angeles. This 160-acre recreation area has tons of hiking trails, great views of the city, a dog park and even free yoga classes. Why work out a gym in LA, when you could challenge yourself by running through a serene wooded area?

Finally, don't forget about making a trip to Malibu where you can lounge in paradise on Zuma Beach. This oasis is unlike any other, but that's no secret. Zuma is one of the most popular oceanside hot spots in the county, and there's plenty of anecdotal and photographic evidence out there that make it easy to see why.

As fabulous as Los Angeles County is, however, it does have a ton of traffic. Instead of trying to navigate complicated directions to your hotel or vacation house rental, let one of Hermes Worldwide's chauffeurs take you wherever you need to go. Using a sedan limo service to arrive at your destination will make traveling a relaxing experience. If you're interested in booking a luxury sedan or limousine, contact Hermes today.

Traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa, will create memories that will last a lifetime

When adventure-seeking travelers think of South Africa, the first things that come to mind are probably safaris and Cape Town, one of the nation's three capital cities. When planning a trip here, the city of Johannesburg is often overlooked, but experienced travel experts say that skipping out on visiting this gem is a big mistake.

If you're planning a vacation here with your family, don't leave until you've checked out these fine attractions:

     ♦ Wits Art Museum – This museum was once a gas station, car dealership and dental school. However, innovation and determination these buildings into one of the country's most unique museums. Just three months ago, the doors opened to the public and visitors came pouring in to browse the massive collection of contemporary and historical art from the country, as well as pieces from central and west Africa.

     ♦ Cube Tasting Kitchen – After a day at the Wits Art Museum, hungry visitors should treat themselves to a one of-a-kind dining experience. This restaurant serves multi-course tasting menus in a simply decorated room with views of the kitchen. Dishes served range from South African beef fillet with truffles to porridge of snails and scallops.

     ♦ Apartheid Museum – This museum is perhaps one of the most intriguing in the entire country. Upon entering, visitors are randomly divided into two racial groups: whites and non-whites. Once the tour begins, multimedia demonstrations delve into the social and political factors that led to the apartheid.

It's no secret that getting to Johannesburg can be exhausting. Once you and your family are there, don't stress yourselves out by trying to hail a cab or navigate the complicated public transportation system. Arrive in style using a luxury car service. Hermes Worldwide will transport you from the airport, to your hotel and sites around the city in a luxury sedan or limousine.

Travel to Glasgow: a city unlike any other in Great Britain

If you're looking to travel to one of the most unique and sought-after destinations of 2012, look no further than Glasgow, Scotland. The land of kilts, shortbread and the Loch Ness Monster has so much more to offer than the Scottish Highlands and bagpipe festivals.

It's a city unlike any other – nestled in a territory often overshadowed by its larger counterparts like England. But, Glasgow is making a comeback in the world of travel. 

Tourists can visit the Riverside Museum, which is dedicated to showcasing the country's transport and travel accomplishments.

Music lovers can visit the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, which puts on everything from bagpipe to techno concerts. After you watch bands like Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott perform, mosey over to Cup of Tea Lounge or The Chippy Doon the Lane and relax with some earl grey and smoked salmon fish cakes.

Shoppers can take to the streets of the Barras Market, a wide-ranging mix of open stalls where vendors sell computer games, electronics and furniture. If you're looking for something a bit more traditional, head over to the St. Enoch Shopping Center, the biggest mall in Scotland and Europe's largest glass complex.

Of course, traveling to all these attractions are sure to tire you out. On your way from the Riverside Museum to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, consider booking a luxury sedan with Hermes Worldwide, an executive transportation service that will take you anywhere you want to go in Glasgow and other major cities around the world. Arrive relaxed, refreshed and ready to take on the day in one of the company's luxury SUVs.

New York Times names top travel destinations of 2012

New York Times names top travel destinations of 2012

If awarded the opportunity, traveling around the world is something that every person should take advantage of. Whether it's jetting to Dubai or vacationing in Paris, there are plenty of cities that are suited for the anyone.

And, if you're wondering where to go during your time away from the office, consider following The New York Times guide to some of the must-see destinations of 2012:

          ♦Panama City, Panama – Everyone knows that this Central American country is most famous for the Panama City Canal, but many people don't know much about this hidden gem beyond that. This city is teeming with interesting museums, delicious restaurants and beautiful monuments. Visitors can browse historic artifacts in the Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum or catch bass and snook in, you guessed it, the Canal.

          ♦Helsinki, Finland – Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden, used to be the top Nordic destinations, but that is no longer the case, according to the news source. Helsinki is one of the most fashion-forward and culinary gifted cities in the world. When tourists aren't visiting the $242 million Helsinki Music Center, they can dine on fresh produce at the city's famous Hakaniemi Market Square or at one of the capital's Michelin-rated restaurants such as Olo, Demo and Luomo.

          ♦London, England – There's no doubt about it: London is one city in Europe that is becoming more popular than ever. Of course, if you are there until August 12, you have the opportunity to see top-notch athletes going for gold at the Summer Olympics, but if you're traveling to this cultural paradise, there are still plenty of things to see and do. In addition to visiting Buckingham Palace, the House of Parliament and Big Ben, visitors can see a musical or opera performance, such as "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Les Miserables."

Wherever you go, it's important that you arrive at your destination relaxed and refreshed. Instead of dealing with the trouble of taking a cab or subway, book a luxury SUV or limousine with executive transportation service, Hermes Worldwide. Personal chauffeurs will ensure that you get you to your hotel or vacation home safely and comfortably.

Celebrate life in Spain during these major festivals

We all know that Spain is known for its delicious food and rich culture, but it's also a country famous for its grand festivals. Spain is one place that never has a shortage of occasions to commemorate.

With so many to chose from, it can be difficult to pick a few to check out. Here's a look at three of the best celebrations that Spain has to offer:

Fiesta de Verano (Málaga) – This celebration typically kicks off with an amazing fireworks display on the second Friday in August. During the event, which is usually around 10 days long, visitors and residents of the town dress up in traditional Spanish costumes, dance in the street, eat regional fish and sip sweet, red wine.

Festival de San Fermin (Pamplona) – If you're an adrenaline junkie, you should consider traveling to Pamplona in July. This weeklong festival celebrates the patron saint of the region, San Fermin. Runners deck themselves out in white and red garments, and line up in the center of town only to be chased by six angry bulls for just over half a mile. The goal is to run fast enough to make it into the bullring at the end of the course – though few make it that far.

La Tomatina (Valencia) – Every August, approximately 30,000 people come to Valencia for one week to throw almost 250,000 pounds of tomatoes at each other. According to a Spanish legend, the festival began in 1945 after a brawl broke out between two raucous carnival goers. The only thing that was available to throw was the soft, red fruit.

Because these festivals are so famous and enjoyable, they draw enormous masses of crowds to Spain. If you don't want to deal with the stress of using the crowded subway or hailing a cab, book door-to-door service using Hermes Worldwide, an executive transportation company that will take you from the airport to your hotel in major Spanish cities or other destinations around the world.

 

Modern culture flourishes in the city where east meets west

Historic Istanbul, Turkey, is known for its fascinating position, both geographically and historically. Once the seat of the Ottoman Empire, this ancient city has been a location of cultural cross-pollination since the establishment of the Silk Road. But despite its deep history, cultural omnivores will find a city alive with youthful energy.

The Pera Museum is the sight of many much-lauded art shows, and is home to an extensive collection of its own as well. An exhibition of Spanish artist Goya's paintings and etchings just closed. The show caught the attention of art critics from all over the world for the way that it featured some of Goya's darker sensibilities, expressed in his etchings. The museum's next exhibition is expected to be as well-curated as the last, and will feature some of the rising stars of the art world.

Running from August 5th to 11th is the International Performance Association's (IPA) annual festival. The IPA is a Berlin-based performance group, and this year is the first that they are having their festival abroad. The event will feature more than 20 performance art pieces.

The global culture of Turkey is perhaps best expressed in the country's cuisine. Elements from Middle Eastern and Asian dishes blend together for flavorful and delicious meals that incorporate elements from territories once controlled by the Ottoman Empire. Those interested in trying the tastes of Istanbul can go on a food tour of the city with Istanbul Eats. The company offers several walks that take travelers to new restaurants, and allow them to explore the city. As muslims in Istanbul are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, the tours change slightly, encouraging visitors to experience a traditional breaking of the fast.

Istanbul is just one among hundreds of cities worldwide where Hermes Worldwide offers limo transportation. Make a quick reservation today for door-to-door service to and from any of these fantastic events in Istanbul. 

In Seville, Easter is about much more than bunnies and eggs

When you're planning a trip to Spain, don't just look at your calendar, take a look at the church calendar too. Like many Old World countries, most great festivals revolve around the Catholic church calendar, particularly the Easter holiday. The beautiful southern city of Seville is a great place to go for the Spanish Easter celebrations.

Holy week, or Semana Santa as it is called in Spain, lasts the entire week leading up to Easter. In Seville, there are many processions in the street throughout the festival. Participants in these processions wear pointed hoods and carry wooden floats designed around Bible passages.

If you would rather observe the Semana Santa festivities than take part in them, the rooftop bar at the Hotel Dona Maria is a great vantage point. Right across the street from the city's main Cathedral, you can watch everything from up high.

It's worth it to stay in Seville for a couple of weeks after Easter and watch how the city winds down. Because the Easter holiday is a week-long celebration preceded by 40 days of lent, the people of Seville like to let loose when the whole ordeal is over. They get the chance with the Feria de Abril, sometimes called the Fiera de Sevilla.

This fair lasts a week and includes music, dancing and wine tasting. Everyone comes together to welcome spring and relax after a long period of religious observance. Citizens of Seville would agree that the real culture of the city comes alive during this festival.

Hermes Worldwide offers limo transportation in Seville as well as 15 other cities in Spain. If you are in Spain for the Easter celebrations, book your chauffeured transportation with us for a smooth, worry-free trip wherever you need to go.

Luxury W Hotels set up shop in the Athens of South America

Bogota, Colombia, has earned a rough reputation in recent years, since conflict between the government and non-government insurgents escalated in the 1990s. Those visiting Colombia were urged by U.S. government officials to go with caution and to stay safe while they were there. Recently though, Bogota, and Colombia itself have been undergoing some change, and the country is becoming safe for tourism again after many years of turmoil.

Violence and insurgency in Colombia have been steadily declining since 2002, which allows the government to pay more attention to tourism and local infrastructure. MarketWatch reported on July 25 that the Colombian government has started an $8 billion highway project to improve transportation infrastructure around Bogota.

W Hotels is building its first location in the Colombian capital city, a sign that the increased safety and uptick in tourism in Bogota may be here to stay. The city is now one of the fastest growing economic hubs in Latin America, and the W Hotel chain would like to take advantage of this growth. The hotel is set to open in 2014, and is being built in the upscale Usaquen district. It will be surrounded by shopping outlets, restaurants and cafes when it launches.

Bogota has been attracting more luxury travelers recently, due in part to its burgeoning restaurant scene. The city plays host to a mix of traditional Colombian restaurants as well as an impressive array of cuisine from around the world. Particularly noteworthy are the Asian-fusion Wok, and hole-in-the-wall French creperie Crepes and Waffles, both topping many recommendation lists. Those looking to try traditional Colombian fare might be interested in Abasto.

Hermes Worldwide offers a full range of luxury transportation in Bogota, Colombia. The knowledgeable drivers are familiar with the area and can keep you safe and comfortable while you're sightseeing. Call today to arrange door-to-door service for your trip to Bogota.

4 things to do when revisiting Rome

Rome is generally considered mandatory viewing for anyone touring Europe. Once the capital of Western civilization, a visit to Rome can be like a crash-course in world history. Whether you’re interested in the early republic, the Roman Empire, the history of the Catholic Church or the rise of fascism, Rome has been through it all.

Still, a first visit to Rome gives you so much history to see that you might not get to experience any of the city's local culture. Going back again can provide you with a completely new look at Rome. Here are four things you must do on a second trip to Rome to get the most out of your experience.

1. Eat. If you're going back, you already know all about Italy's famous food. This time around, make eating a priority. But don't just go to the notable restaurants, try checking out some small italian pizzerias, many of which are well worth their reputation.

2. Get to know Napoleon. During his conquests in Europe, Napoleon controlled Rome from 1798 to 1814. There is hardly any mention of him in the present-day city, but the Museo Nepolionico has preserved some of the history of this important figure's time in Rome.

3. There is one place you will have to visit again. Legend has it that if you throw a coin over your shoulder and it lands in the Trevi Fountain, you will one day return to Rome. Make sure you keep your valuables well hidden or in the hotel safe, as this area is a favorite among pickpocketers.

4. Go out. Though food and wine are particularly important in Italian culture, Romans also love their nightlife. Try booking a luxury sedan from Hermes Worldwide to take you to the trendy Pigneto district, especially if you missed the fun the first time around.

Would you go glamping?

There's a reason they call it the great outdoors. Even the most urban city-dwellers can benefit from spending some time with nature. And now you can get a great experience in the woods without even having to pitch a tent.

The newest trend in luxury travel is called glamping, short for glamorous camping. Glamping has become so popular that even the royally wedded Dutchess Kate Middleton recently gave it a try. Thanks to websites like goglamping.net, you can book your next glamping trip almost anywhere in the world.

Instead of regular campsites, which offer a place to pitch a tent and maybe some outhouses, glampsites come equipped with all the comforts of luxury hotels. They typically feature a comfortable bed, real furniture and a stove for cooking (though some sites have pre-prepared food). Glampers are then free to hike, fish and spend time with nature without roughing it.

Though it is a newly coined term, glamping is a rather old concept. African safaris have always offered their guests luxurious tents and a comfortable stay. Another benefit: this kind of upscale camping is still quite easy on the environment, so you can observe wildlife guilt-free.

And many luxury hotels are getting in on the action too. Those interested in observing an entirely different type of wildlife might like to try urban glamping. The Hyatt 48 Lex in Manhattan offers a Suite Glamping Package where guests can sleep in beds on hotel terraces. The package comes with snacks and wine services as well.

Whether you choose to go on a foreign or domestic glamping trip, Hermes Worldwide can pick you up and take you to your glampsite. Our concierge services can also help you to find everything you would like to bring on your glamping trip in the local area. 

For London Olympics, travelers take to the seas

In honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee last month, a flotilla of boats celebrated with a pageant on the River Thames. The participants included vessels of all kinds, from tall ships to rowed boats, and it got people thinking that the river might offer an alternative to gridlocked London streets for Olympic spectators. After this summer, it seems that traffic on the Thames might stretch beyond rowing regattas.

While London remains in the international spotlight as Olympic anticipation begins, the city has been working to prepare for increased crowds and international attention. One of the major focuses of pre-Olympic coverage has been on traffic and crowds in London.

So, while the British government works on smoothing traffic routes in preparation for the Games, many of London's more affluent residents and visitors are planning to bypass roads entirely, and instead will be traveling by boat to the events. Maritime bodyguards from Protection Services International, a private security firm better known for protecting supertankers from Somali pirates, are offering security to high-profile Olympic spectators in honor of the event, for a price of course.

And with all the excitement on the Thames, extra attention has been brought above it as well. Last month, Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, privately funded a cable car spanning the width of the river. The cable car will connect tourists with the Olympic Village and remain open after the games.

Still, many domestic and international travelers will choose chauffeured transportation as their means for arrival to the games. The increased river traffic will make for interesting viewing for those on London roads at the time of the Olympics, with some of the world's biggest super yachts set to attend. But no matter where you go this summer, Hermes Worldwide can pick you up and provide concierge services to make your trip special.

Study shows Texans love to travel within their home state

Texas is known for being big. As the second largest state in the country, it's no question that there are plenty of great places to visit and a lifetime's worth of things to do. The Lone Star State draws in tons of tourists every year, but when Texans want to travel, where do they go?

It shouldn't come as a surprise that, in fact, most Texas residents prefer not to stray too far from home when they go on vacation.

Hotwire recently surveyed hotel bookings of residents from the four major cities in Texas – Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio – to see where they traveled most frequently. While Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York City were included in the top 10 visited destinations from each city, the lists had another similarity that was particularly interesting.

The top three locations visited by residents of the four major Texas cities were all other major cities in the state.

In an article about the report, USA Today pointed out that some might settle on the conclusion that this trend makes sense considering the size of Texas, but the reality is that each of these destinations is no more than a four-hour drive from one another. As Hotwire spokesman Clem Bason told the source, "Clearly, Texans love Texas."

Anyone who is traveling in or between any of these fine cities should make sure that they arrange luxury transportation so that their trip goes as planned. By settling for just any car service, travelers may find themselves amid a Texas-sized mess if their transportation is unreliable. That's why it's best to go with the dependable service provided by Hermes Worldwide.