This one is a no-brainer. Who wouldn’t jump at the idea of spending their well-earned vacation days soaking up some rays near the ocean? Breathe in the delectably salty air, slide on your sunglasses and enjoy down time while listening to the waves crash. Don’t forget sunscreen!
Where to Stay: Chatham Bars Inn in Cape Cod
This quaint-yet-expansive hotel is an iconic mainstay in Cape Cod. It originally began as a hunting lodge in the early 20th century and is now a must-visit destination you won’t regret booking.
What to Do: Indulge in a clambake.
Embrace the New England spirit and head to a local clambake while on the Cape. Taste favorites like lobster, clams and assorted veggies for a savory (and healthy!) dinner.
In need of a mental reset? Consider escaping to a tree-encircled resort. If you’re game for outdoorsy activities like fishing or hiking you can do so but, by all means, if a good book and cup of tea is more your speed that’s highly encouraged, too.
Where to Stay: The Little Nell in Aspen
A Five Star Five Diamond boutique hotel nestled in the breathtaking mountains of Aspen. It’s named after a mining claim originally located uphill from the grounds.
What to Do: Brush up on your wine knowledge.
The Little Nell Wine Academy offers themed wine dinner each week and the hotel’s sommeliers play host with a three-course paired menu. Learn from the best while tasting the best.
Ah, yes: the European getaway! No travel bucket list is complete without it. Right now ,we’re particularly pining for some time in Paris. Head to The City of Light for your fill of croissants, culture, and style.
Where to Stay: Hotel Lutetia in Paris
Having recently undergone a multimillion dollar renovation, this legendary hotel is open and ready for business — our business, to be exact. Picasso and Matisse lived there for awhile and other famous figures such as Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce frequented the spot. In other words, it’s not to be missed.
What to Do: Childhood Exhibition at Palais de Tokyo
Warning: If you're afraid of clowns, then maybe skip this one. If not, visit this thought-provoking exhibition that nods to childhood fears and anxieties. At the very least, it’ll make for a good Instagram.