The 12 best alternative travel experiences of 2018 have already been revealed – so prepare to reword your bucket list.
More than 30 contributors of easyJet’s in-flight magazine, easyJet Traveller, pooled their discoveries from days gone by 12 months at hand out awards in 12 categories.
Among the winners of the ‘Best Of’ awards certainly are a public toilet in the Malta, an infinity pool with stunning views in Italy and a getaway room game in Manchester predicated on a Channel 4 Television show.
The pool at the Hotel Miramonti in Merano in South Tyrol, pictured, has been deemed as getting the best view of any pool anywhere
They are revealed in the most recent problem of the magazine.
The aforementioned rosette-baiting toilets are on Strait Street in the Maltese capital, Valletta, the 2018 European Capital of Culture. The arty restroom is praised because of its striking neon design.
The best pool with a view, meanwhile, are available, apparently, at Hotel Miramonti in Merano in Italy’s South Tyrol province. It’s been refurbished and overlooks a sensational Alpine Valley recently.
The arty Strait Street public toilets in the Maltese capital of Valletta which has scooped the award for best public toilet in the easyJet in-flight magazine Best Of awards
The best wild escape award would go to the Stedsans in the Woods, Halland, pictured, a campsite close to the Swedish city of Gothenburg that celebrates luxury eco-living
The best escape game gong would go to the Crystal Maze, that is referred to as a ‘vast and unmatched immersive experience’, in line with the hit Television show.
The Maison de Moggy in Edinburgh, that is referred to as an ’emporium for tea and cakes with a number of the prettiest kitties in Europe’, scoops the award for best cat cafe.
Maison de Moggy owner, Laura O’Neill, said: ‘I am so proud to possess our wee Edinburgh café being selected by easyJet Traveller for this type of huge accolade as Best cat café! This means so much to obtain recognition for all your effort that the team does to help keep our standards so high and our cats so happy. It certainly doesn’t get much larger than that!’
The best wild escape award would go to the Stedsans in the Woods in Halland, a campsite close to the Swedish city of Gothenburg that celebrates luxury eco-living and good food cooked over open fires.
The Bellboy bar in Tel Aviv, Israel, takes the award to discover the best cocktail in disguise because of its Keep Clean #2 drink. This is a citrus drink served in a miniature bathtub topped with edible foam and a rubber duck
An award to discover the best vegan burger in addition has been passed out and it would go to the Temple of Camden fast-food restaurant in London, with the magazine declaring that the seitan-based cheeseburgers ‘taste shockingly just like the real thing’.
The Bellboy bar in Tel Aviv takes the award to discover the best cocktail in disguise because of its Keep Clean #2 option – a citrus drink served in a miniature bathtub topped with edible foam and a rubber duck.
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The best hotel for Instagram likes award would go to the recently opened Paradiso in San Antonio, Ibiza, that is referred to as a ‘millennial pink marvel created for influencers and their Instagram feeds’.
The recently opened Paradiso in San Antonio, Ibiza, pictured, has been named because the best hotel for Instagram. It really is referred to as a ‘millennial pink marvel created for influencers and their Instagram feeds’
The best éclair has been named to be available at the L’Eclair de Génie in Paris.
L’Eclair de Génie chef Christophe Adam said: ‘I am very proud to talk about with this teams our L’Eclair de Génie pastries have already been listed because the best in Europe! A good reward and a large because of easyJet!’
The best cycle tour award would go to the Moustache Tour, that is available in Ljubljana in Slovenia, and record shop 12 Tónar in Reykjavík, Iceland, scoops the award to discover the best vinyl cave after being praised because of its ‘treasure trove’ of music in its basement.
The best alfresco art award would go to the Fondation Carmignac, a fresh gallery and landscaped sculpture park on the remote southern French island of Porquerolles. Pictured is area of the installation by German artist/naturalist Nils-Udo
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The Fondation Carmignac, a fresh gallery and landscaped sculpture park on the southern French island of Porquerolle, has already established a best alfresco art bestowed upon it award.
Among other activities it includes a group of huge egg-like rocks developed by German artist/naturalist Nils-Udo.
EasyJet Traveller editor Jonny Ensall said: ‘The easyJet Best Of awards certainly are a refreshing option to stuffy travel guides.
‘They celebrate the true experiences that gave us goosebumps this season.
‘We have an excellent network of travel writers, bloggers, vloggers and photographers who have been all very keen to talk about the fantastic things they did in 2018 that could otherwise go beneath the radar.’
Lisa Blair, chief marketing officer for easyJet, added: ‘2018 was a thrilling year for travel experiences, with customers filled with travel suggestions.
‘It would go to show there’s far more available than just the normal tourist hot-spots to fill our customers with that get-up-and-go spirit.
‘Social media has really driven visitors to seek more adventure, more unique experiences and great Insta-worthy locations to talk about making use of their friends.
‘We added several new destinations to your network this season so customers have a lot more to explore, including Aqaba in Jordan, Rovaniemi in Finland, Volos in Greece and Pau in France.’
The awards will run again in December 2019 with new categories to match the year’s travel trends.
Copies of easyJet Traveller can be found on all easyJet flights.
THE 12 BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES OF 2018
Best cat cafe: Maison de Moggy, Edinburgh
Best pool with a view: Hotel Miramonti, Merano, South Tyrol, Italy
Best public toilet: Strait Street Toilets, Valletta, Malta
Best wild escape: Stedsans in the Woods, Halland, Sweden
Best vegan burger: Temple of Camden, London, UK
Best cocktail in disguise: Bellboy’s Keep Clean #2, Tel Aviv, Israel
Best hotel for Instagram likes: Paradiso, San Antonio, Ibiza, Spain
Best éclair: L’Eclair de Génie, Paris, France
Best cycle tour: Moustache Tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Best escape game: The Crystal Maze, Manchester
Best vinyl cave: 12 Tónar, Reykjavík, Iceland
Best alfresco art: Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France
Source: EasyJet Traveller