Winter in Vermont is the ultimate exercise in patience. There’s a lot to be grateful for and excited about, to be sure (skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, et al!), but when there’s no snow on the ground, it’s easy to find yourself on a rabbit hole of web browsers with Kayak searches for “cheap flights to Tulum” when spring is still six long months away. Right now, we’re enduring what seems to be endless week of pseudo-winter, with temperatures in the 40’s (too warm to snow) and gray skies (so it rains, instead). Blah!
So, indulge us for a moment here while we share share some photos and travel ideas, culled from some of our very favorite blogs. If you’re able to plan a last-minute getaway for January, February or even March (when it’s been known to get down to a cool -10 here in VT) , take these destinations into consideration!
Okay, our first option isn’t actually in a hot place at all – rather, Switzerland! But who wouldn’t want to spend a post-skiing afternoon spent in a hot pool, among the snowy peaks? Bliss. We spotted this spot on Design Love Fest’s roundup of great vacay spots (Bri always has the BEST trip ideas). The hotel is called LeCrans Hotel & Spa – it even sounds fancy. Sign us up!
Caneel Bay Resort on the Caribbean island of St. John is a stunning destination with, truly, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world – think crystal blue waters, pristine white sands, and breathtaking sunsets. Founded by Laurance Rockefeller, the resort has some incredible history, and with an amazing variety of underwater wildlife – so much to see with your snorkels on! We didn’t find this one a Blog but rather, I visited St. John last winter and spent Christmas evening dining at the Zozo Sugar Mill restaurant on the Caneel Bay property, and I was struck by the stunning landscape, quiet and peaceful atmosphere, and flawless beach. A destination for the books!
Cuixmala Resort in Mexico is one we found on Goop (obviously) and this one, sigh, has us Pinning to our “travel” boards right and left. It’s a luxurious resort that works to be as eco-friendly as possible; they have a turtle protection program and work to preserve North American Jaguar habitats. Plus, it’s just ridiculously gorgeous; click around and be wowed.
Maderas Village, Nicaragua. Spend two minutes on this boutique hotel’s Instagram and you’ll be ready to book a trip. Tucked away on a secluded beach, this village of huts and cabanas is ideal for the busy, harried professional who needs some digital down-time. Yoga classes, surf lessons, group meals – what could be better?
Our last idea is Havana, Cuba. So Then They Say put together a great guide with tips for traveling to Cuba, which is not as easy as simply booking a flight and hotel, unfortunately. Havana is a great place to look for AirBNBs to stay, for affordable and central locations! The Guardian has a great travel guide with lots of ideas for what to do in Havana; one idea is a “live music safari”. Yes, please!
Which one of these locations tugged at your heartstrings? Any vacation destinations you’d recommend that we add to our lists?
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.