Luxury Plans for Winter Travel – It might be a natural human instinct to look for warmer weather when the snow begins to fly, but there’s just something about a destination that’s meant to be seen when snow blankets its landscapes. The Bahamas are perfect when the sun is shining, and these scenic towns were made for the crisp, chilly air and a cup of hot chocolate.
You’ll understand why when the romance of the location gets the better of you. Remember when you were first smitten by waves crashing upon the shore of a remote island for the first time? Wait till you curl up, blanket around your shoulders, in front of the fireplace, cocktail in hand, as snow falls just outside your door.
Norway is perhaps the epitome of the winter getaway destination. A very new-age city, Alesund’s deliberately colorful design is brilliant against the backdrop of winter snow. In the distance, the fjords and mountains of Scandinavia don’t hurt the scene by any means. In Alesund, there’s a selection of luxury accommodations. A local family owns six boutiques as part of their hotel collection named 62 Degrees Nord. One of their boutiques, Hotel Brosundet, has a classic, cozy atmosphere with Scandinavian-inspired design that’s accented by a curated art collection.
In the United States, one of the most beautiful states in the wintertime is Wyoming. Its most incredible city? Jackson Hole. You’ll have your choice of luxury accommodations, such as Four Seasons – Jackson Hole, and access to plenty of skiing and national park visits. One of the most beautiful aspects of a Jackson Hole winter is seeing the sunset over the snowcapped mountains as you relax in one of many hot springs. Granite Hot Springs, while you must ski to get there, is an absolute must on any winter Wyoming visit.
France’s answer to the winter blues, especially around the holidays, is a downtown full of lights and glamour. A light dusting of snow, some mulled wine, and intimate dining establishments with traditional French cuisine are just a small part of the holiday glitz of Annecy, France. Lake Annecy is ablaze like diamonds even in winter, and Old Town Annecy is thought of as the Alps’ answer to Venice. The streets are cobblestoned and the buildings’ colored in pastels. For a truly lavish experience, book your stay in Annecy at the Imperial Palace.
Even if you can’t wait until it’s warm, these winter destinations are sure to warm your heart.