All in 5 reasons to visit
Perched upon Chesapeake Bay, Maryland's capital city, Annapolis, revolves around the city's rich maritime traditions. Home to the United States Naval Academy, the city docks are crammed with vessels of all shapes and sizes. The charming historic district's cobblestone streets with flickering gas lamps is lined with Colonial architecture which includes 18th-century brick row homes and the domed 1700s Maryland State House. With its historic sights, water adventures and great dining and shopping, Annapolis is worthy of more than a day trip.
Jericoacoara is an idyllic peaceful fishing village situated amongst sand dunes on Brazil's East Coast of Céarà—just 3° south of the equator where it enjoys 320 sunny days a year, as well as warm air and water temperatures the whole year round. "Jeri," as it's affectionately called by the locals, is surrounded by sweet-water lagoons, a calm ocean and enormous sand dunes.
A "Kingdom of Nature" thanks to its mountainous terrain and lush flora, Saint Lucia's quaint towns, beautiful beaches and bays, mineral baths, and banana plantations are unmatched by other Caribbean Islands—Two 3,000 foot volcanic peaks rise skyward from the Caribbean Sea reigning over a unique cultural fusion of French, British and African traditions bring the island's beauty and rich heritage to life.
Perched 10,000 feet above sea level and nestled within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico is the fascinating village of Taos. Mysterious and spiritual, dramatic yet peaceful, the scenery in this distant setting is simply breathtaking. Taos is full of juxtapositions that give one pause. Known for its dramatic peaks, black steeps and deeps, this is a place where extreme skiers, hardy mountaineers, nature lovers, creative artists, haute cuisine, and native peoples live in harmony.
Knoxville, Tennessee is exactly what people declare it to be: a hidden gem. You'll be amazed by the city's unique location where mountains meet music—art meets adventure and culture meets cuisine with a walkable downtown that allows you to explore and discover local music, historic architecture, art museums, parks and more through a sophisticated mix of culture served up with genuine hospitality.
A journey into the past—historic Rome is a mix of hauntingly ancient ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life. Italy’s hot-blooded capital is one of the world’s most romantic and inspiring cities. Lap up the dolce vita lifestyle while gorging on art and culture, people-watch on the piazzas and feast like a Roman by finishing off your visit with gelato and a shot of un caffè. Never say espresso.
On the shore of Lake Garda, you'll find Gardone Riviera—considered a genuine "botanical garden" where the vegetation blends with European, Mediterranean and sub-tropical plant species. Gardone Riviera offers its guests a striking lakefront boulevard that hosts cultural events and famous walled-residence of poet Gabriele d’Annunzio.
There’s a lot more to Big Sky than the endless views and wide-open skies that give this Montana town its name. A traditional Western flair, complete with real cowboys that blend easily with luxury and comfort in all aspects of life. Big Sky offers unlimited access to outdoor recreation: the wet and wild whitewater experience, blue ribbon trout streams, backcountry hikes, meandering wildlife, and widespread wildflowers.
Mont-Tremblant—the highest peak in the Laurentian Mountains—is a picturesque dream, home to world-class skiing (voted #1 in Eastern North America by the readers of Ski Magazine), bountiful lakes, Alpine hiking, quaint villages designed for shopping, Scandinavian baths, and even a secluded mountain top casino to try your luck at.
On Missouri's western edge, Kansas City (sometimes making you wonder which state you're in) includes over 17 distinct neighborhoods, such as Country Club Plaza—widely known as the “Rodeo Drive of the Midwest.” The amazing thing about Kansas City is that it’s quite trendy and industrial, but if you need to take a breather from city life, rolling hills are just a short drive away.
Tucked away in the Berkshires of Massachusetts sits Great Barrington—dotted with its postcard perfect brick-clad storefronts and circa 1905 theatre. For well over 100 years artists, writers and other creative types have turned the town into a four season destination where visitors and locals alike can enjoy hiking and skiing to its award-winning restaurant scene.
Nestled in scenic Rogue Valley—Ashland, Oregon is a place of unique beauty surrounded by hills of green within the picturesque Siskiyou Mountains. In addition to its natural beauty, Ashland offers an exhilarating mix of culture and cuisine from wineries and farmer’s markets to hiking and skiing. You’ll find something to pique your interest whether you’re adventuring for a week or just an afternoon.
With the multitude of activities available in Bozeman's back yard, you'll begin to feel like a local in no time. From hiking, biking or skiing the mountains to experiencing the power of Yellowstone and its geysers—the land and waters surrounding Bozeman, Montana are magnificent ways to experience the area.
Welcome to the most luxurious of all American ski resorts, Beaver Creek, Colorado. But because it is so white glove, so luxurious and so family-friendly, with arguably the best grooming in the entire industry, the skiing and riding tends to get overlooked. But the heart and soul of what makes Beaver Creek tick and what makes it special is the perfectly designed village, the resort’s beating heart. Heated sidewalks ensure that no visitor must walk around town in snow, while strategically placed escalators throughout the pedestrian village mean no one need climb or descend stairs in ski boots—Beaver Creek was built from the ground up to provide the ultimate guest experience.
Explore a different side of Florida. Relax on stretches of stunning beaches, paddle board through the largest urban park system in the country, discover extraordinary cultural and historical spots and more in Jacksonville—named one of “The New Hot Spots Where Americans Are Moving Right Now” by Realtor.com.
Named "Best Places To Live" by Money Magazine—Bedford, New Hampshire is quietly tucked away with plenty of woods and lakes to explore, yet less than an hour from Boston. Award-winning fine dining, world-class theatre, renowned art museums and lots of breathing space await you.
Westport, on Connecticut's Gold Coast, is widely known as a favorite hideaway of the rich and famous with its celebrity-driven cachet—while young families flock to Westport for an exceptional school system, strong sense of community and endless recreational opportunities. From serene beaches and high-end shopping to farm-to-table cuisine and craft cocktails, add Westport to you must-visit list.
From energetic bar districts to cozy tree-lined streets dotted with restaurants and cafes, St. Louis neighborhoods are the heart and soul of the community. From world-class cultural institutions and serene landscapes to venues across the city offering St. Louis' traditional Blues, as well as non-stop sporting action, there's something for everyone in St. Louis, Missouri.
What makes Ithaca unique? Is it the towering waterfalls, lush ice-age gorges, endless panoramic views? Is it the hiking, biking or boating? Is it the beauty of Cayuga Lake? Perhaps. And with over 100 wineries, the Finger Lakes are well-known as the largest wine producing region of New York. Home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, you'll feel the buzz everywhere—from the museums, to galleries and farm-to-fork restaurants.
In a small, ranching town located high in the Rockies, life is different. A resort town known for hospitality just as much as its champagne powder. From steaming hot mineral springs and an array of breathtaking hikes to boating surrounded by dense pine forest and world-class skiing, you’ll see just how much Steamboat Springs, Colorado has to offer. With nonstop flights from 11 major US airports, Steamboat Springs is well worth taking the road less traveled to feel like you're a world away.