Queenstown, New Zealand
In this episode of Walking Around In, we’re headed to Queenstown, New Zealand with Megan Duncan of Touch of Spice, Luxury Stays and Experiences. “Queenstown is known as an outdoor playground,” Duncan says. “We’ve got everything from skiing in the winter to mountain biking in the summer—there are so many walking tracks right from your front door.” Tag along as she walks through downtown Queenstown, around the Remarkables Market, and shows off the spectacular views of the city and Lake Wakatipu from the base of Ben Lomond. “We’re a town that is heavily reliant on international travelers but luckily the domestic market has been able to explore what lies in our own backyard,” she says.
In this episode, we’re headed to Accra with Akosua Shirley and Enyo Bruku, curators at Tastemakers Africa. “With the opening of the Ghanian borders, I am hoping that business will pick up for these local artisans who depend on the tourism industry,” Shirley says. Tag along as they walk through Black Star Square, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and the Center for National Culture before ending the day with a cold drink in Jamestown, one of the oldest districts in Accra. “This whole neighborhood is absolutely epic,” says Shirley. “It overlooks the Ussher Fort, the James Fort, and the beautiful Gulf of Guinea.”
Maana Travel CEO and Co-Founder Hamza Eddahbi takes us through Marrakech to the Museum Yves Saint Laurent and the Majorelle Gardens in this episode of ‘Walking Around In’, giving us a peek inside a secret oasis tucked away in the medina. He ends the day at the square of Jemaa el-Fnaa with some mint tea and Moroccan lamb. “As you can see, the city is quite calm,” Eddahbi says. “It’s been very relaxing to rediscover Marrakech in this exceptional time, outside of the usual hustle and bustle of the Ochre City.”
In this episode of ‘Walking Around In,' art specialist Martha Alicia González Puíg takes us to Old Havana, hitting up some of her favorite spots such as Plaza de Armas and Plaza Vieja. “As you can see, this beautiful place is completely empty,” says González Puíg, who caps off the day with a daiquiri at El del Frente. “Come discover Havana together with me.”
Wild China Travel co-founder Albert Ng shows us what a day in Hong Kong looks like, taking us through Causeway Bay to Victoria Peak, the tallest point in Hong Kong. "Despite Hong Kong being one of the densest places in the world, around 40 percent is made of countryside," says Ng. "Join me to see how the countryside is developing into a key pastime of people during COVID-19."
One of our top Travel Specialists and Butterfield & Robinson experience designer Courtney Mundy shows us what a day in Florence looks like as Italy slowly reopens. “In some ways, it feels like the city has been reclaimed by its residents. It’s a really special time to be with our families, to be together and enjoy this magical city.”
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler