Winter travel is all about cozy escapes, ski-filled adventures, indulging in a wellness reset at a luxury spa retreat and chasing the sun. To inspire your next local getaway, we’ve curated a list of trending travel experiences and destinations to add to your wanderlust wish list.
For Ski Lovers
The US is filled with epic ski resorts and you’ll find some of the best in the country in The Rocky Mountains of Colorado (Aspen), Utah (Park City), and Wyoming (Jackson Hole) as well as the North East, Hunter Mountain in upstate New York, Sugar Loaf in Maine and of course Vermont (Stowe, East Killington, Mount Snow). Check out these curated guides for the lowdown on the trails, coxy places alpine-chalets and Apre Ski experiences. Beyond epic days spent skiing down the slopes, there’s also prenty of other snow-filled adventures like dog sledding, winter hiking or tubing that await. And if you do plan to go further afield, while we all know that France, Switzerland are famed ski regions, check out our round-up of Under The Radar Ski Resorts definitely worth traveling for, for all the thrill, minus the crowds. As for where to stay, check into a cozy Airbnbs perfect for ski and snow lovers, or live it up somewhere with a sexy outdoor winter pool.
For Wellness Devottes
After a holiday season of excess and as winter takes it toll on our skin and our Zen, make wellness travel your mantra this season. Whether you want to head off solo for a reset, like the idea of a wellness vacation with a touch of spiritually and woo woo, or think the sunshine, beaches and vibrant culture of Mexico sounds like the perfect setting to retreat and unplug, you’ll find all the inspiration you need here. And if a luxury spa break with plenty of pampering is how you roll, check out our curated guide to some of the best global spas (hello St. Lucia, Bali and Utah) worth getting on a plane for.
For Sun-Soaked Escapes
If you’re more of a sand in the toes escape winter kinda of traveler (we get it), Mexico, Miami, the Caribbean, sunny California and beyond is always temping when the mercury drops. In this era of remote working, why not set up office Puerto Rico – here’s all the reasons its hot, hot, hot. Or make the Caribbean your winter vacation spot, the culture is lively, the food is incredible and the beaches in the Bahamas, St. Barth, Mustique and Aniquilla are beyond sexy. If an exotic beach in a futher flung part of the world, discover here the best ways to get a sunshine fix in the Maldives, Greece, and Portugal.
For Bucklet List Travel
If winter has you busy planning your 2022 bucklist, add these hot right now destinations to your plans. In the US, our sights are set on Texas, Napa Valley, Oregon and the picturesque charm of New England (home of the best lobster rolls on earth). There’s also plenty of life-affirming adventures and experiences to be had at these hidden gems you will not believe are in the US, making it even more reason to stay local. Think White Sands National Park in New Mexico, the experimental town of Arcosanti, high in the desert of Arizona, and the gorgeous Golden Isles of Georgia. If tailoring your travel to perfectly suit the type of traveler within, we’ve also curated a lineup of global bucket list destinations that’s perfect for foodies, art lovers, culture addicts, wellness warriors and those who want to lose themselves in a dreamy island paradise.
Wherever your wanderlust takes you this year, we’re so glad to take this journey together.