Clockwise from top left: Kurt Bjorkman, chief operating officer of the Ranch at Laguna Beach in California; Travel Weekly editors Christina Jelski and Rebecca Tobin; and Sarah Fazendin, founder of Videre Travel.
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A surprising amenity that's growing at certain luxury resorts around the world is not bath products or your sheets thread counts. It's chickens, and goats, and vegetables and orchards. In other words, farm life.
And it's surprising how many travelers are interested -- eager -- to tour and even pitch in at these working farms, a sort of multi-acre answer to the rooftop gardens and living walls at urban hotels.
In this episode, host Rebecca Tobin and hospitality editor Christina Jelski talk to Kurt Bjorkman, chief operating officer of the Ranch at Laguna Beach in California and Sarah Fazendin, founder of Videre Travel. You'll hear from our discussion, it's an area where several trends are intersecting: Foodie culture, wellness and outdoor life.
This episode is sponsored by Windstar Cruises
Christina Jelski's cover story: Agricultural tourism is a growing trend
The Ranch at Laguna Beach