Festive 2023 Collection

by | July 20, 2023


Travel Theory Festive 2023 Collection

Embrace the festive spirit as you embark on a captivating journey through the upcoming winter season with our carefully selected destinations, accompanied by essential items that will enhance your experience. From exploring vibrant Christmas markets to indulging in island holiday getaways, this collection captures the essence of the season’s joy and magic.

No. 1

Christmas Markets

Experience the charm of Christmas markets! Discover enchanting stalls filled with festive decorations, savor delicious treats, and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of these seasonal wonders.

What to do

    ·Experience the enchantment of Markt der Engel market in Cologne, Germany, where hundreds of twinkling lights create a celestial ambiance, as if stars were suspended overhead, while ethereal angels gracefully flit between intricately adorned gables, offering a truly magical experience.
    ·In mid-November, Budapest sets the stage for a festive atmosphere with not just one, but two remarkable Christmas markets: Vorosmarty Square and Basilica. Located in the heart of the city, Vorosmarty Square stands as Budapest’s oldest Christmas market, captivating visitors with its timeless charm and vibrant festivities.
    ·Vienna truly shines during the Christmas season, enchanting visitors with sparkling fairy lights and a magical ambiance. The snowy streets come alive as the majestic palaces and grand Habsburg buildings illuminate the night, creating a captivating scene. Complete the experience with steaming beverages in cozy coffee houses, and you’ll discover a city filled with festive charm that exudes a genuine, uncontrived atmosphere.

Where to Stay

Situated in a perfect location, Matild Palace is an ideal destination for the holiday season. Combining luxurious surroundings with authentic experiences, Matild Palace makes for a magical setting to celebrate and create cherished holiday memories.

Originally built during the Belle Epoque era, this remodeled palace (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) is home to a nostalgic café, a secret rooftop bar, the glamorous marble- and chandelier-laden Swan Spa, and guestrooms embellished with handcrafted, and extremely detailed, Hungarian furnishings.

Book through us and get:

    ·Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability · Daily full breakfast, for two guests per bedroom · $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full) · Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability · Complimentary Wi-Fi

Must-Have Item

A reusable bag for all the shopping you’ll be doing at the markets! The Retreat Tote from Herschel is the perfect size for everyday journeys and has a zip top to keep everything secure. We love that it’s made from 100% recycled post-consumer water bottles and it’s warranty covers you for a lifetime of travel.

No. 2

The Maldives

Indulge in the holiday magic of the Maldives! Discover the enchantment of beachside festivities, indulge in luxurious resort experiences, and create unforgettable moments in this idyllic island destination.

What to do

    ·Celebrate the enchantment of Christmas Eve in the Maldives with the flickering light of the charcoal fire, while sipping a chilled cocktail or a glass of wine. Watch chefs use one of the oldest forms of cooking to create a stunning, flavorsome feast. From here, sunset watching and star gazing is more than magical.
    ·Embark on an extraordinary snorkeling adventure in the Maldives during the holidays, where crystal-clear turquoise waters reveal a vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life. Dive into the warm Indian Ocean and witness the stunning coral reefs, colorful fish, and graceful sea turtles that call this paradise home. For once in a lifetime memories, get a view of the underwater world on a night snorkel, lit by special UV torches, or set out on a whale shark safari for a chance to swim with these gentle giants.
    ·Each island in the Maldives offers its own unique charm, making every destination captivating in its own way. From iconic resorts to natural wonders, and glimpses of local life, each island holds its distinct allure. For instance, Vaadhoo Island in Raa Atoll showcases the mesmerizing “sea of stars” phenomenon, where the beach glows in radiant blue hues during the evening.

Where to Stay

The serene paradise of COMO Maalifushi the first and only resort to open on the unspoilt Thaa Atoll, in the archipelago’s southern reaches well regarded for its diving and surf breaks.

This stunning property was created for those who seek a remote, luxury escape. Locally inspired architecture highlights 65 open-plan suites and villas, all with plunge pools; book one set directly over the turquoise lagoon and slip in from your private terrace.

Book through us and get:

    ·Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability · Daily A La Carte Breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom · Welcome treat in room on arrival · A complimentary 60-minute massage for up to two people, per room · $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full) · Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability · Complimentary in-villa Wi-Fi

Must-Have Item

Make a statement in this so cool woven straw hat. The Arizona Packable Wide Brim Hat features an oversized, round brim design that easily folds up and packs away for traveling.

No. 3

Cabo San Lucas

Experience a blend of tropical charm and festive spirit as you enjoy warm sunny days and pleasant evenings by the beach. The city comes alive with dazzling lights and coastal celebrations providing you with a unique holiday adventure.

What to do

    ·Witness the beauty of Cabo’s sunset during the holiday months by embarking on a sunset cruise. Sail along the incredible coastline and bask in the setting sun. You may even catch glimpses of the migration of hundreds of whales from the frigid waters of the Arctic to the warm, calm waters surrounding the Baja Peninsula. From December to April, there is no better place to view such a spectacle than Los Cabos.
    ·Swim with whale sharks, the ocean’s most gentle giants. Set out on a panga boat toward La Paz into the calm blue waters, and search for your new swimming partners as they glide close to the surface, mouth wide open like a vacuum, filtering food from the water. Once back at the resort, regale in your epic tales with a margarita.
    ·Cabo has an incredible culinary scene that comes to life during the holiday months. An exceptionally unique once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience, El Farallon by the Sea is one of Mexico’s most sought dining destinations. With the sound of crashing waves and the sunset as your backdrop—you’ll be led down candlelit steps carved into the natural landscape and arrive at your own private table in the sand for an exclusive dinner. Enjoy our unique menu which rotates seasonally to highlight the freshest and most rare of ingredients, including raw bites, family-style baja specialties, and more, alongside decadent desserts and the most exclusive wine pairings.

Where to Stay

Nestled along the Pacific coast in Cabo San Lucas, the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal offers an unparalleled luxury retreat with private plunge pools and breathtaking ocean views. There is nothing like the warmth of the holidays under the Cabo sun. Nestled between the cliffside and the brilliant blue Pacific Ocean, a refined haven awaits at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal with festive celebrations for the whole family — from the elevated flavors of Mexico to transformative treatments and adventures for all ages.

Your journey begins with a trip through the unforgettable Dos Mares tunnel—a portal that transports you to a secluded beachfront oasis of luxury and sophistication, while keeping you connected to this culturally vibrant region. The turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez converge beyond the golden sand of the Waldorf Astoria’s pristine beaches.

Book through us and get:

    ·Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability · Daily full breakfast, for two guests per bedroom · $150 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full) · Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability · Complimentary Wi-Fi

Must-Have Item

Forever free and flowy, this effortless La La Maxi Dress from Free People features in a V-neck, tiered silhouette with flutter sleeves for added shape. It’s incredibly soft and doesn’t wrinkle making it easy to pack and go!


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