Spring is the ideal time to visit many of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Before the peak summer crowds roll in, travelers can often find pleasant temperatures, fewer tourists and wonderful accommodations. Here eight must-see destinations for 2019.
YO1 Wellness Center
Pronounced, “Yovan” from the Sanskrit word for “youthful”, YO1 is a recently opened holistic wellness center located approximately 2 hours from New York on a 1,300 acre estate in the Catskills Mountains. YO1 offers a range of Ayurvedic and yogic therapies coupled with naturopathy and acupuncture which aim to open and strengthen the link between mind and body. A specially designed menu plan is in place to help detoxify and nourish the body at the same time to reinforce the therapies and exercises.
420 Anawana Lake Rd.
Monticello, NY 12701
Built by the Rockefellers as a woodland retreat, during the heyday of the Adirondack Great Camps, The Point is a marvelous union of rustic simplicity and extraordinary luxury. The magnificent guest rooms are housed in four log buildings on the peaceful wooded shore of Upper Saranac Lake. The Point offers a little a bit of everything: exceptional meals, blazing campfires at the edge of the lake, artworks and antiques, snowshoes and skis for exploring the magical white forest. Enjoy gourmet picnic excursions, journeys through the rippling waters in gleaming mahogany boats, and a staff that organizes each day according to the pleasure of the guests.
222 Beaverwood Rd.
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Fogo Island Inn Hotel
The decidedly 21st-century and design-minded Fogo Island Inn hotel is found in a most unexpected setting: a remote 18th-century fishing village off of Newfoundland’s northern coast that almost seems removed from the modern world. A contemporary, all-inclusive hotel amidst a remote setting the Inn has a seasonal program which would encompass skating, storm watching, caribou tracking and snowshoeing.
210 Main Rd.
Joe Batt’s Arm, NL A0G 2X0, Canada
Cedar Ridge Ranch
Escape the daily hustle at Cedar Ridge Ranch, where you can tuck in for the night on a private ranch beneath Mt. Sopris and gaze at the Milky Way. With sweeping views of the Elk Mountain range, Instagram travel bloggers aren’t hard to find here. Cedar Ridge Ranch is a 67 acre family owned ranch offering “Glamping” in a yurt, two safari tents, and a cabin. With their high end amenities, they epitomize what it means to go “Glamping”. After harvesting eggs for breakfast, take a farm tour or do outdoor yoga alongside the ranch’s alpacas. You can indulge with specialty massages followed by alfresco picnics and farm to table dinners (reservations only). There are horses to ride and old-style games for kids and quite evenings to relax by the campfires. Cedar Ridge Ranch provides asylum from life’s daily technology overload. Close to Aspen and minutes from Carbondale, the ranch can be as near to or as far away from real life as you are willing to make it.
3059 County Road 103,
Carbondale CO 81623
The Home Ranch
Savor Colorado’s timeless American West at The Home Ranch, an all-inclusive guest ranch set in the grandeur of the Elk River Valley, near Steamboat Springs. Distinguished by its stunning Rocky Mountain setting amid a million-acre wilderness, the ranch is an equestrian, fly fishing and hiking paradise in the summer and fall, a nordic and downhill skiing nirvana in the winter, and a family vacation dream all year long. Renowned for its Western horseback riding program, the rustic elegance of its lodging, and the beauty of its setting, the guest experience is crowned by the celebrated Haute Mountain Cuisine of the chef, prepared with fruits, vegetables, and meats from its own natural farm.
54880 Co Rd 129,
Clark, CO 80428
The Ranch at Rock Creek
Nestled in one of Montana’s most pristine valleys, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers year-round unique vacations on an authentic 19th century homestead. We balance Western adventure with lavish all-inclusive amenities. Experience awe-inspiring views from The Top of the World on horseback and drift off in a bespoke glamping tent under the Big Sky. The 29 one-of-a-kind accommodations can host up to 125 guests during the summer season, are thoughtfully woven into the The Ranch’s landscape. Ranging in size from one-bedroom suites to five-bedroom homes, the distinct styles of lodging are: Granite Lodge suites, a converted Historic Barn, Luxury Homes and Canvas Cabins for glamping.
79 Carriage House Lane,
Philipsburg, MT 59858
Pikaia Lodge Galapagos Islands
Eco-friendly Pikaia Lodge provides guests with the unique opportunity to explore the fascinating natural heritage of the Galapagos Islands while staying in sheer comfort. The hotel operates daily land and sea tours on their private yacht, has its own giant tortoise reserve as well as a beautiful pool, a gourmet restaurant, a bar and a relaxing spa. The rooms and villas at Pikaia Lodge are nestled on top of the small plateau of the main crate, provide one of the most spectacular views on the Galapagos incorporating mountains, forests, volcanoes and the sea. Lie on a daybed by the pool and absorb the scenery. Then further unwind with a purifying body massage in the spa. relax in the EVOLUTION restaurant and enjoy the sophisticated menu inspired by a unique fusion of Peruvian and Ecuadorian cuisine.
Sector El Camote a 100 m del Cerro Mesa,
Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador 200105, Ecuador
Norwegian Cruises, Caribbean
The calypso music rings free when taking a cruise to The Caribbean with Norwegian Cruises. Choose from twelve ships, including Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Escape, and their newest ship Norwegian Bliss, seven convenient departure ports, and itineraries that offer island time in paradise for Southern, Eastern and Western Caribbean Cruises. Climb a waterfall in Ocho Rios, ride horseback along the pristine coastline in Aruba, or just grab a mojito with friends at Sugarcane Mojito Bar. Whether you thirst for natural beauty, fascinating history, or just Caribbean rum, there’s something for everybody on Norwegian Cruises.