Singing carols with a choir, roasting chestnuts on a fire, avoiding politics till it's time to retire—this year, maybe it's time for a new holiday tradition. Here are 8 places that inspire (and a few hotels we admire) that'll give you reason to swap out the stuffed bird and eggnog for fried chicken and a glass of warm Gløgg.
Spring has sprung! The weather's finally warming up, which means our hibernation period has come to an end. May's the perfect time to soak up some pre-summer sun in the Bahamas, sip a sparkling glass of rosé on Lake Como, wander around the twisting cobblestone streets of Lisbon or help yourself to another New England lobster roll (we won't judge, promise).
The Ides of March are on the horizon. Now, we're not all that worried about whatever luck they may or may not bring. We're more interested in fleeing the impending March Gloom. Below are five destinations that we're looking forward to running off to: abundant sunshine, #spring2018 Instagram ops and most importantly, no rowdy Spring Breakers.
Take your pick and leave the rest to us—it's time to spring forward and start your next adventure.
Thomas Hobbes once described the human condition as "nasty, brutish and short," but he may as well have been talking about the month of February. Winter is still howling, but the holiday glow has faded, as has your New Year's resolution resolve. (Still getting up at 5:30 every morning for SoulCycle, hmmmm??) The solution? Book a trip! The shortest month has it perks for travelers, being the sweet spot between the peak of high season and spring break. Beach lovers can head to the sun-kissed tropics, while those of us who aren't ready to give up the mulled wine and fig-laden brie can book a ski trip in a winter playground. Of course, this month also brings Valentine's Day, which means you're allowed to travel for romance without feeling corny about it. Here are a few places with the ideal February combination of good conditions and great deals.
Once the gingerbread crumbs are swept up, the eggnog hangover has dissipated and the family has gotten out of your hair (sorry, Aunt Marie, but those jokes are just not funny), it’s ready to kickstart your 2018 travel. Not only does everyone need a vacation by January, but it’s also a good month to hit the road—fine weather in the tropics, excellent powder on the slopes, calmer airports and, often, great deals. We’ve gathered up some solid options.