Summers are here and do you know what that means? Enjoy your trip! We live in a beautiful country and each state is beautiful in it’s own way. We ate lobster in Maine, saw Plymouth Rock. We saw Lincoln’s house in Springfield, IL. We traveled the entire Route 66. We saw Niagara Falls. We traveled through 14 states. When we can travel again, Italy will need us. That old cliché about hospitality being hard-coded into the Italian way of life is actually kind of true. And as a result, the Italian tourism ecosystem is vast. It comprises not just hotels and airports and cruise ships; it extends deep into the country’s socioeconomic fabric. The artisanal businesses that form the backbone of thoughtful travel experiences — boutique winemakers, olive farmers, innkeepers, craftspeople, boat captains, drivers, and, of course, guides — suffered profoundly this year. Some of the most venerated cultural institutions and sites in the world, ones that have shaped many of our lives (and rely enormously on tourism income), suffered, too.
We went for breakfast at a place where we came to know that we can’t dine in due to state’s corona virus prevention policy. We got our take away and ate it while on foot. At that time, I felt for a slight moment that may be its not something one would experience one’s trip to Vegas in normal days. We were standing outside Bellagio and a resident of Las Vegas passed by and said “its all dead”. Before travel insurance this, we didn’t feel it because it was the first time we were visiting the city. With an enviable location along Mumbai’s architecturally significant Marine Drive, the Oberoi has become a destination for great dining experiences, with no less than six restaurants. Ziya is the place to be for contemporary spins on classic Indian dishes; the lobby-level Champagne Lounge is the go-to for afternoon tea.