For when you’re feeling rundown and need a solo getaway, holistic couple’s retreat, health and wellness refresh, or just a mindful getaway with friends, family or yourself — the West is calling. Arizona, New Mexico and California’s deserted, ruggedly beautiful landscape can sometimes be just the thing your mind and body need for a healing vacation.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Middleburg, Virginia, is a one stoplight village, with preserved 18th- and 19th-century buildings. Children discover its street names are an American history lesson about famed Federalists: Sign posts read Washington and Madison, Jay and Marshall.
If all you’ve planned is that a family vacation is on the horizon, opt for a stay with family programming built in. One such example is Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris.
You could argue any season is a good one to escape to the beaches and islands of Thailand — and you’d be right. But the region is just entering monsoon season, which lasts from mid-May through October, meaning days could be picture perfect, a complete wash-out or anything in-between. (Generally it just equates to frequent showers that can pass through as quickly as they came.) But if you want to be all but guaranteed great weather, schedule your trip between November and February. Admittedly it’s the busiest season, but the temperature is warm but not oppressive, the seas are calm and the beaches stay dry.