Varanasi, also called Benares, is the holiest place for Hindu and Jain believers around the world. It’s considered the center of earth in Hindu mythology, and it’s one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world.
Quiet Beaches and Vibrant Nightlife: Get to Los Cabos With Miles
Los Cabos, a municipality in Mexico, is sometimes called the End of the Earth because of its location at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Its main settlements—the sleepy San Jose Del Cabo and the frenetic Cabo San Lucas—have their own distinctive personalities, offering visitors a wide variety of activities.
Find an Award Flight to Anchorage
About half of Alaska’s population lives in the state’s largest city, Anchorage. It is located in the midst of raw, majestic wilderness, making it an outdoor paradise with impressive scenery, abundant wildlife and well-developed ecotourism. Basing your adventures out of Anchorage allows you to also enjoy all the amenities you’d expect from a major metropolitan area.
See Guam’s White-Sand Beaches With Miles
Guam, a Pacific island located between Hawaii and the Philippines, is a great place to relax and recharge. Its peaceful white-sand beaches are always just a step away from wherever you are, whether that’s one of the island’s elegant hotels, comfy bars or fantastic restaurants.
Find an Award Ticket to Curitiba, Brazil
Curitiba, Brazil, may not be as well known as São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, but its attractions are plentiful and diverse. There’s a lot to explore, including everything from quaint historic districts and quiet parks to modern architecture, art museums and shopping.
Delve Into Delhi and Get There With Miles
Delhi, the capital of India, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It’s a magical place with nearly 3,000 years of history, stunning architecture and unbelievable bazaars. And you can get there for almost free with miles from any of the major airline alliances.
Find an Award Flight to Mexico City
Mexico City is a place where tradition meets modernity. And as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, the city can easily overwhelm visitors with things to see and do. It offers seemingly endless numbers of quaint streets, fascinating museums, amazing restaurants, historic buildings and archaeological sites to explore.
Austrian Airlines Comes to Miami
Travelers in south Florida can now fly nonstop to Vienna. Austrian Airlines is introducing flights to the Austrian capital from Miami International Airport.
Fly to Salvador, Brazil With Miles
Located in northeast Brazil, Salvador was founded in 1549 and served as the country’s first capital. It’s the third largest city in Brazil, and one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. Salvador’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s renowned for its beautiful cobblestone streets, colonial architecture and numerous churches.
Jerusalem: The Holy City
Known as the City of Gold, Jerusalem is a holy place for three major world religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. One of the oldest cities in the world, no trip to Israel is complete without visiting its ancient religious sites, such as the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount. The ancient walled quarter in the center of town, known as the Old City, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Krakow’s Historic Old Town
Krakow, located in southern Poland on the banks of the Wisla River, is a beautiful and historic city. The city center, referred to as the Old Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Exploring its medieval streets and climbing Wawel Castle Hill—the most famous city landmark—is a thrill, but there’s so much more to see.
Hanoi and Halong Bay: Exotic, Chaotic and Beautiful
Hanoi, the 1,000-year-old capital of Vietnam, is one of the most dynamic capitals in Asia. It offers a fascinating blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and French cultures, as well as modern high-rises, centuries-old traditional architecture, sweeping boulevards and quaint narrow streets. The city attracted nearly 2 million visitors in 2014, and ranked fourth in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for the Best Destinations in the World for 2015.
Using LANPASS Miles to Buy a Ticket on SriLankan Airlines
A reader asked: Can I use my LANPASS miles to buy a ticket on SriLankan Airlines? Do I need to create a SriLankan Airlines FlySmiLes account? We explain how it all works.
Sri Lanka: Bountiful Biodiversity and Tranquil Temples
Sri Lanka, a small island nation located off the southern coast of India, is a land of cultural wonders and natural beauty. Despite its small size, the island has the highest biodiversity density in Asia, making it one of the top biodiversity hot spots in the world.