At Passported, we we think experiences make the best gifts, so we've rounded up our favorite places to take your loved ones for a thrill that will last longer than those new wool socks you were considering. From a pop-up restaurant in Tulum to hobbits in New Zealand, give the gift of travel this year.
FOR THE GROWN UPS
Magic at the NoMad Hotel
Staying at the elegant NoMad hotel in NYC is an experience in itself (try the chicken at their famous restaurant!). Add a dash of intrigue with an adults only magic show at the NoMad Upstairs featuring Dan White. You've gotta see the video to begin to understand what you're getting yourselves into.
Dine at Noma in Tulum
Yes, you read that correctly. The inimitable Danish chef René Redzepi is transplanting his cuisine to the jungles of Mexico. The restaurant will be open for dinner five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday from April 12 to May 28 2017. The menu will cost $600 per person including beverage pairings. We recommend staying at one of our favorite hotels, Esencia.
FOR THE KIDS
Explore Glaciers in Iceland
For a real family adventure, surprise them with a bucket list trip to Iceland. Snorkel between two continents, go snowmobiling, and catch your own fish for dinner on a remote island. We can help you plan the most memorable family trip this side of the North Pole.
Visit Hobbits in New Zealand
Take your little (or big) Lord of the Rings fans to experience the real Middle Earth. But there's more to do than just Hobbiton (yes, that's what it's called) you will learn to shear sheep, helicopter to a glacier, and indulge in hot springs all while taking in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world.