Getaway

The Wild Animal Sanctuary

February 18, 2020

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a 789 acre animal rescue and educational facility in Keenesburg, Colorado, just north of Denver. More than 500 exotic animals including lions, leopards, coati mundi, tigers, wolves, servals and bears have been rescued from horrific captive situations. An elevated, 1.5-mile walkway, which happens to hold the Guinness […]

Igloo Village Zermatt

January 27, 2020

As if a trip to the Matterhorn isn’t special enough…how about an overnight stay in an igloo with views of the Matterhorn! Yes, the snow and ice artists at Igloo Village have been busy creating their one-of-a-kind “ice hotel” in the Swiss resort village of Zermatt, home to that over 14,000 foot picturesque behemoth, straddling the […]

White Sands National Park

January 24, 2020

Our newest National Park! As of last month, New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument received the official designation as our 62nd National Park. As its name implies, this striking park is home to fields of white sand dunes composed of gypsum crystals, and it also contains the world’s largest collection of Ice-Age fossilized footprints. Lace up those […]

Top Getaways of 2019

December 13, 2019

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2019 reviews in the Getaway category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the New Life Hiking Spa, a budget-friendly, wellness retreat in Killington, Vermont. Rounding out the top-3 […]

Snow Bear Chalets

November 25, 2019

Treehouses aren’t just for kids! Especially the Snow Bear Chalets, the world’s first ski-in/ski-out luxury treehouses located right on the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort, just 30 miles from Glacier National Park. Choose from 3 treehouses that can accommodate 6-10 people with gourmet kitchens, great rooms with cathedral ceiling, wrap-around decks, and private hot tubs. […]

Gladden Private Island

November 21, 2019

The ultimate bespoke getaway. Travel to Gladden Private Island, your own private isle on the Belize Barrier Reef. Surrounded by the unbelievably clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Villa accommodates one lucky couple in luxury, complete with an infinity pool and a rooftop terrace. The staff attends to your every need, arranging guided snorkeling […]

Kachi Lodge

November 13, 2019

An otherwordly glamping escape. The Kachi Lodge is a unique property located at an altitude of 11,800 feet in Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. The six geodesic domes sitting at the base of the towering Thunupa volcano offer ensuite accommodations with bespoke furniture, local art, and a small pellet stove to keep you warm and toasty when temperatures […]

L’EST GO Card

November 12, 2019

The weather’s turning cold, and you know what that means…it’s almost time to hit the slopes! Get prepared with the L’EST GO Card, a pass that saves you money at four ski resorts in Canada’s Eastern Townships and a clever pun on the phrase, “let’s go” and the French translation of east, est, since the resorts […]

West Virginia Live Leaf Map

October 22, 2019

Just like the John Denver song, this time of year in West Virginia is Almost Heaven! The mountains of West Virginia are awash with color as the leaves on the oak and maple trees start to turn color. For where to go and when, check out the West Virginia Tourism Office’s Live Leaf Map that has […]

Corocora Camp

September 30, 2019

Connect with nature! Corocora Camp is a glamping experience in a beautiful, remote private reserve. Located in Colombia’s Orinoquía region, known as Los Llanos Orientales, you’ll be surrounded by wildlife include white-tailed deer, capybaras, anacondas, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, and perhaps even, jaguars and pumas! Stay in one of four luxury tents with running water, electricity, […]

Wildwood Trail

September 10, 2019

America’s longest forested urban trail. Yes, at 30.2 miles, the Wildwood Trail takes hikers to the Portland, Oregon area from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington Park to the Northwest terminus of the trail at Newberry Road. Designated as a National Recreation Trail, the trail is well marked with blue, diamond-shaped blazes and mileage markers posted every […]

Blackberry Mountain

July 15, 2019

Recharge in the Great Smoky Mountains! The recently opened Blackberry Mountain is a wellness retreat located on 5,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee. Accommodations include a ridgetop cabin, a stone cottage nestled into the hillside near The Lodge, or a multi-bedroom home. Revel in outdoor activities like hiking, mountain […]

Hawaiian Ocean Sports Outrigger Canoe Snorkel Tour

July 2, 2019

What a unique experience! Explore the south coast of Maui with Hawaiian Ocean Sports on their 90 minute, Outrigger Canoe Snorkel Tour. From the shores of Wailea Beach, in the shadow of Haleakala and the West Maui mountains, owner Kevin Hoke and his team (mahalo to our awesome guide, Randy!) embody the aloha spirit as they share […]

Huaka’i Luau

July 1, 2019

Come find your ohana at the Huaka’i Luau! Yes, family is a big theme at the newest luau on Maui, the Huaka’i Luau, held beachside on the grounds of the Ka’anapali Beach Club, overlooking the islands of Molokai and Lanai and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Large communal tables encourage getting to know your neighbors and throughout the 2-hour event, the […]

Enchanted Lodging

May 31, 2019

Just like stepping into a fairy tale! The unique Enchanted Lodging, located in Whitepine Valley approximately 8 miles southeast of Trout Creek, the huckleberry capital of Montana, is a delightful hobbit shire inspired by the J.R.R. Tolkien novels complete with The Ring. The private guest cottage has two bedrooms, a designer kitchen, a full bath, dining […]

Itz’ana Resort

May 13, 2019

Soon to be open, the Itz’ana Resort promises a dream Belize getaway. Situated in South America, Belize is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala and to the east by the Caribbean Sea which sports the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world. At the Itz’ana Resort, accommodations include private, […]

Narvik Adventures Arctic Dome

May 3, 2019

Sometimes it’s good to be in your own little bubble! The Narvik Adventures Arctic Dome is like a cosy, plastic igloo with windows and heating. It is outfitted with 2-4 beds and a sitting area for 5-8 people. A short walk away is a toilet and shower in a separate building, as well as a […]

Cape Flattery Trail

May 3, 2019

Do you know where the furthest northwest tip of the contiguous United States is? It’s Cape Flattery, part of the Makah Indian Reservation in the state of Washington. Named by Capitan James Cook in 1778 on his third and final voyage of discovery in the Pacific Ocean, he wrote in his journal,  “… there appeared to be […]

West Highland Way

April 29, 2019

For a pure dead brilliant (Scottish slang for really good!) long distance walk, head to the West Highland Way! It’s no wonder that as Scotland’s first officially designated Long Distance Route, it is the best loved and most popular. Taking you 96 miles from Milngavie, a short train ride from Glasgow, to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the […]

Lovers Deep Submarine

April 26, 2019

Welcome to the Mile Low Club! With Oliver’s Travels, a British bespoke travel company, the Lovers Deep Submarine offers couples a chance to spend a romantic night in their very own sound-proof bedroom under the sea. You get to choose where the submarine is moored for the night and how you are transported there, either via […]

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

April 18, 2019

Follow in the dinosaurs’ footsteps! The Ice Age National Scenic Trail (NST) is an approximately 1,200 mile route that traverses the state of Wisconsin, following the edge of the glacier that covered much of North America 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age. It is managed by the National Park Service, the State of Wisconsin, county forests, […]

Rediscover the Louvre with Airbnb

April 5, 2019

Coming April 30, 2019. You’re invited to stay at the Mona Lisa’s home! What?! The folks at Airbnb are at it again with a très unique contest. This time, it’s two round trip tickets to Paris for a stay at the Musée du Louvre, the world’s largest and most visited art museum. Start with a private, […]

Mountain Trek

April 2, 2019

Kick off spring with a weeklong fitness getaway. Mountain Trek looks like a quintessential lodge complete with timber frame architecture and is perched among the trees in a particularly scenic part of British Columbia. The yoga room and gymnasium look out over Kootenay Lake, and the spa facilities include an infrared sauna, steam room, outdoor jacuzzi, […]

Bubble Lodge

March 29, 2019

As if vacationing on a tropical island isn’t special enough, how about sleeping in a bubble overnight? The Bubble Lodge is a unique experience offering transparent bubble domes at 2 locations on the island nation of Mauritius, about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of the Africa. These cool structures were created to have minimal impact on […]