It's the most wonderful time of the year and all I can think about is having a winter adventure. Whether you want to get away for the December holidays or to escape the cold (which has yet to arrive for me in New York City) after, these are five options I am currently weighing.
Big City Romance
I love cities, especially during the holidays when they are glittering with lights. New York, London, Paris, seeing people bundled up in the cold taking an afternoon coffee or tea is so romantic and magical in my opinion.
Although cities are at their sexiest in the winter, maybe a one of the chilly ones mentioned above aren't your style. Escape the stress of the holidays and pressure of the new year with a tropical getaway! I am personally looking at you Carribean Isles, but the great thing about this beautiful Earth of ours is that no matter where you live the equator isn't too far away.
Off the Grid Cabin
Sometimes all you need is a little peace and quiet. Gather your closest friends and head for the woods. I am envisioning a trunk full of wine and a suitcase full of PJs and sweaters.
Cozy Bed & Breakfast
If roughing it in the middle of nowhere gives you too many horror movie vibes, maybe a quaint B&B is better for you. Lock yourself away in another world, explore a town you've never visited. and if you are up for it, don't ask for the wifi code during your stay.
And possibly my favorite this time of year, a staycation. But if you do this one, you have to do it right. Set up your away messages, plan out the menu and a couple of activities, and most importantly reject any guilt that comes from avoiding chores, friends and all obligations! After all this time of year can be hectic and often I forget to budget in a bit of self-care time in between all the planning and giving and family-time so why not schedule some in after?