While summer still wraps us in its warm embrace, cooler days approach bringing fresh travel opportunities.
It’s time we shook the sand from our shoes and set our minds to the trips ahead: cosy escapes surrounded by snow, sun-chasing getaways to warmer climes, pausing to connect with family amid the bustle of work and school…
Cultural Connection – Auberge Saint-Antoine, Québec, Canada
This year, greet winter like an old friend. Jump into the season boots-first by embracing the experiences that make it extraordinary. Have your kids met Bonhomme? Take them to the Québec Carnival to delight in the jolly mascot, the ice sculptures, and tasting their first Beavertail. At the end of the day, share a mug of hot chocolate in the warmth of Auberge Saint-Antoine, or venture out in one of the hotel’s graceful horse-drawn carriages.
Family Adventure – Four Seasons Resort Orlando at walt disney world, Florida, USA
Recently voted winner of the Best Family Program for 2015 by Virtuoso, the Four Seasons Orlando has family fun all figured out. The Kids For All Seasons complimentary kids’ club offers a host of activities led by experienced and enthusiastic staff. The adrenaline-boosting Explorer Island brings the whole family together in games like bocce and beach volleyball, or in the extensive water park. Plan your trip over a Saturday to enjoy the “Dive-In” outdoor movie theatre, where guests can watch the latest blockbusters from the pool.
Relax and Recharge – Belmond La Samanna, St. Martin, French West Indies
Bask in the dreamworld delights of the Caribbean, on a beach that is free of noise and crowds. St. Martin’s Belmond La Samanna makes your relaxation its number one priority.
Couples only have to choose between cuddling in a beachside cabana (complete with champagne and personal wait staff) or on their private terrace. On a more active day, the choice might become: tennis or snorkelling? Going for a day cruise on the resort’s luxury Italian motor yacht is a must-do.
Wildlife and Wellness – The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana, USA
Montana’s vast expanses are addictive; its meadow-flanked mountains and rich forests draw you in to connect with nature. The Ranch at Rock Creek, one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, harnesses the power of the outdoors and invites you take part.
Whether you choose to go in the fall for a Montana Wildlife Safari (spotting moose, elk, and other local ‘inhabitants’ on privately guided hikes), or in the winter for untouched powder snow (it’s one of the best hidden ski gems in North America), you’re in for an invigorating experience. At the end of the day, return to the delicious comfort of the ranch for a fireside conversation with a park warden on the history and geography of the land.
FAR MORE IN THE FAR EAST – ASIA VOYAGES, SILVERSEA CRUISES
Combine cultural immersion and rich discovery with a luxuriously laid-back itinerary. Silversea Cruises welcomes you aboard to discover exotic spice routes, bustling ports, historic temples, jewel-toned islands… the possibilities are endless and all equally enticing. From ancient Myanmar to modern Japan, the small-ship experience will show you Asia as you have only dreamed of seeing it. Next year, all-inclusive voyages on the elegant Silver Shadow will offer complimentary shore excursions, among other amenities to make your journey as carefree as it is unique.
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