December 6, 2020

✨ Christmas... already?!

2020 has really been a heck of a year. Christmas will be here before we know it, and that means a new year is on the horizon. If you are looking to squeeze in one last trip before 2021 begins, or would like some travel inspiration for your United States-travels, check out some of my favorite new destinations below!

The list is broken up by some of the more popular destinations I have had the pleasure of learning more about recently. From Texas to Colorado, most of these resorts are family-friendly for all ages, though a handful are adults-only/more adult-oriented for those looking for a more secluded getaway.

If you are looking for something a bit more exotic than the United States, travel to Mexico and the Caribbean is always an option that we can look into as well! I have updated my website to include even more options for you, from all-inclusive resorts to National Parks throughout the United States. Take a look when you get a chance!

How are you getting in the Holiday spirit this year?

The Lonestar State

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa; Austin, TX (adult-oriented)| Secluded in the rolling hill country of Austin, Texas, the 4,000 acre newly-renovated Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat. On property is four championship golf courses, four expansive pools including an indoor one, brand new spa with exclusive pool and rooftop deck, and more.

Miraval Austin; Austin, TX (adults only) | Wellness and mindfulness reign as the credo for Miraval Austin. Miraval is a digital device-free environment, allowing you to unplug and experience all the resort has to offer including yoga, meditation classes, challenge course activities, climbing wall, cooking classes, healthy gourmet meals and more - all included in your stay.

La Cantera Resort & Spa; San Antonio, TX (family-friendly) | One of the premier luxury resorts in San Antonio, La Cantera reimagines its ranch roots through 496 rooms, 34 boutique-style Villas, and an exclusive adults-only floor overlooking 550 acres. Bringing the kids? Your stay at La Cantera includes a children's play area, swimming pools, daily kids activities including s'mores, the arcade, and more.

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Want to shred? ⛷️

St. Regis Aspen; Aspen, CO (family-friendly)| Embrace the extraordinary at The St. Regis Aspen Resort, a five-star luxury destination nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain. A host hotel of the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, the resort is defined by exceptional culinary experiences. Bonus: enjoy St. Regis Butler Service ready to assist you 24 hours a day!

Madeline Hotel & Residences; Telluride, CO (family-friendly) | Madeline Hotel is your adventure base camp, with ski-in, ski-out access, and located steps away from where hiking trails start and access to the rugged Colorado backcountry in Telluride begins. Hike through Colorado high-country or on a private trail horseback ride.

The Lodge at Blue Sky; Wanship, UT (family-friendly)| Welcome to The Lodge at Blue Sky's private mountain retreat, just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City Airport. Snowshoe to our high-alpine yurt for a fireside yoga class, embark on a private heli-skiing experience in the Wasatch Mountain Range or sooth stressed muscles with a nourishing CBD oil massage.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek; Beaver Creek, CO (family-friendly)| With sweeping views from the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa offers guests a luxurious year-round escape in Colorado’s Vail Valley. Our ski-in/ski-out location in the heart of Beaver Creek Village is adjacent to the ski school and home to skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and more in winter. The summer brings activities like fly fishing, river rafting, and 4x4 rides.

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Georgia On My Mind...

JW Marriott Savannah; Savannah, GA (family-friendly) | Once a power plant on the Savannah riverfront, Plant Riverside District represents the beauty of progress. Whether seeking a romantic getaway or a work hard/play hard business trip, our hotel provides a setting suited to your needs with timeless sophistication blended with eye-catching details. Complete your experience with numerous culinary experiences, music venues, art galleries, riverfront parks and even natural science exhibits to spark your imagination.

The Lodge at Sea Island; St. Simons, GA (adult-oriented) | A private, coastal boutique resort, The Lodge boasts two championship golf courses, beautiful golf cottages, 24-hour butler service, and more. With only 43 rooms, seven private golf cottages, oceanfront pool and pool house, and an 18-hole putting course, The Lodge is equal parts intimate hideaway and Forbes Five-Star hotel.

Westin Jekyll Island; Jekyll Island, GA (family-friendly) | Westin Jekyll Island is a 4-star hotel with inspired amenities along the oceanfront in Jekyll Island. Enjoy space for the entire family in one of their suites, which boast separate living areas. As an added bonus: this resort is also pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friends!

Sea Island Resort - Sea Island, GA (family-friendly) | Set along 5 miles of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean, this upscale resort in a complex of buildings built in 1928 is 5 miles from Fort Frederica National Monument and 15 miles from I-95. Amenities include 8 restaurants, 3 pools, and a spa. There’s also a fitness center, golf, and a yacht club. Shooting, tennis and water sports are available for a fee, as is parking.

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If none of the above are calling your name, check out other destinations from my Labor Day Weekend article where I compiled closer resort options in Tennessee and Alabama.

What's holding you back? Have any questions about what has changed to travel? We're here to help! Reach out today with any and all questions. Because we don't just sell you a trip, we create an experience you and your family will remember for a lifetime. Our concierge-style planning weeds out the overwhelm for you, and all you have to worry about is what you're going to pack!

For those that have entrusted me to plan their perfect stress-free vacation, I thank each and every one of you for supporting my business. My future as a Travel Professional depends on your continued support and I am SO grateful to those that have chosen to support me and my dreams. Big or small - all of your business counts.

Happy Holidays! 'Tis the season!

xoxo,

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