With what seems like an endless winter still raging here in Vermont, were seriously craving an escape to friendlier climates where we can get back in touch with natures warmer side. From the Indonesian rainforest to the rocky cliffs of Californias central coast, weve hunted down five dream destinations to warm our chilled bones.
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur California: Were itching to explore the beauty of Californias wild central coast. Set among the jutting waterfront cliffs of Big Sur, Post Ranch Inn offers a wide range of blissful amenities such as complimentary yoga classes, guided star gazing, and an edible tour of the chefs organic heirloom garden. We have our eye on the impressive in-house spa, and the nearby delights of sleepy beach town Carmel-By-The-Sea.
Iberostar Parque Central, Havana Cuba: Long closed to American tourists, Havana is now a top wish list destination for the adventurous American traveller. This hotel is located smack dab in Havanas old town, making it the perfect home base as we explore the citys charming streets, beautiful architecture and local art scene. Perhaps after a mojito, well learn how to salsa!
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Bali: We have long felt it was time to have our own Eat, Pray, Love moment in Indonesias legendary Bali. The island offers endless sites to see including stunning beaches, dense rainforests, and ancient Hindu temples. Wed focus on exploring the culture and meeting famously-friendly Balinese locals during the day, and retreat to the stunning Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in the evenings. Set amongst vibrant green rice paddies with views of Mount Agung in the distance, the tranquil resort seems to have everything wed need to take in the islands stunning natural beauty.
Amangiri Resort, Utah: Long captivated by the spiritual desolation of the desert, weve set our sights on Utahs glorious Amangiri Resort. Situated on 600 acres of expansive desert and 25 minutes from the nearest town, this desolate oasis sits quietly among towering stratified rock formations. Wed spend our days exploring the extensive hiking trails and nearby caves, boating on the Colorado River, and meditating on the quiet power of the desert at the resorts legendary spa.
Galapagos Safari Camp, Ecuador: What better way to take in the legendary beauty and extensive wildlife of the Galapagos Islands than by living in an eco-friendly glamping tent camp on the border of the Galapagos National Park? Wed get our feet wet with a scuba diving expedition and extensive hiking to discover the untouched beauty of this world wonder. At night, wed cozy up by the lodges fireplace and nosh on homegrown goodies.
Where are you planning on traveling to in 2015, and beyond? Any destinations we’ve missed here?
Author: Tata Harper Team
The team at Tata Harper Skincare is passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.