The Most Meaningful Gift of All: Travel

Someone once said, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Wise words. This season, give the gift of rich experiences. Whether to relax, escape or explore… with family, friends or solo. Away by TTI Travel has the perfect experience for your holidays or for that special gift. 

And instead of a bow on top, enjoy the VIP treatment that comes with being a client of Away by TTI Travel: room upgrades, complimentary gourmet meals, spa treatments, hand-picked surprises for you and your kids, exclusive tours, and the luxury of flexibility…

Sun: Bond with your loved one beachside

Rosewood Las Ventanas al Paraíso — Los Cabos, Mexico

Give your significant other the gift of uninterrupted couple time. Check out of real life and into the dreamworld at Rosewood Las Ventanas al Paraíso, in Los Cabos. Revel in each other’s presence with the sound of the waves (or a private serenade) as the soundtrack to your getaway. Choose to experience the art and tropical nature of the region, or perhaps enjoy an exclusive tour of the Tequila Route. Learn how to harvest pearls, then enjoy an afternoon at one of the resort’s intimate cabanas (complete with plunge pool and rose petals).

Ski: Meet you at the chairlift!

Four Seasons — Whistler, BC, Canada

For a snow-loving family, Whistler is the ultimate Canadian destination. Combined with Blackcomb Mountain, this world-famous ski resort is home to over 200 runs. Surprise your children or grandchildren with lift tickets for their next winter vacation. Book a suite at the Four Seasons Whistler for a luxe but laid-back home on the slopes. The highlight of the kids’ day? Snuggling up with hot chocolate by the fire after a thrilling powder session.

Sea: Ocean Adventures

Oceania Cruises — Stress-Free Family Cruising

Treat your family by inviting them aboard a luxury cruise for a week of relaxation and connection. Away from the distractions of everyday life, family time takes on new importance. Oceania Cruises makes it simple for Canadian passengers with their preferential pricing and complimentary internet. Take advantage of their renowned shore excursions together.

Crystal Cruises — Luxury Yacht Cruising

For an intimate small-ship experience, consider the new Crystal Yacht Cruises. The 62-guest Crystal Esprit comes with all the hallmarks of the brand: service, quality, luxury, and flexibility. But these all-inclusive sailings reach a new level of exclusivity with soft adventure in little-visited ports.

Christmas among the Vineyards

Les Sources de Caudalie  Bordeaux, France

Les Sources de Caudalie, nestled in the grape-growing region of Bordeaux, has a unique personality: think Etsy meets traditional France. The hotel has a beautiful collection of hand-crafted elements mixed with nods to the country’s design heritage. This Christmas, join them for a magical celebration complete with 2 Michelin-starred Christmas dinner, a decorated tree in your suite, and horse-drawn carriage rides through the surrounding vineyards.

Arctic Awe in Iceland

Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel and Ion Hotel — outside Reykjavik, Iceland

Experience winter at its purest in the spectacular landscapes of Iceland. The country was aptly named; at every turn you’ll find frozen rivers and waterfalls, snow-capped volcanoes, and ancient glaciers. It’s easy to take advantage of the frosty fun with a variety of activities — from ice climbing to horseback riding, it’s an adventure traveller’s paradise. Be sure to include a stay at some of the more inspiring hotels, like the Blue Lagoon for its thermal waters or the Ion Hotel for a view of dancing Northern Lights.

Experiential Spain

Paradores Hotels — country-wide, Spain

Discover Spain’s World Heritage sites through their culture, cuisine, nature, and history. All across the country travellers find examples of buildings and art that have helped shape Spain’s identity. Explore the way the past connects with the present by following the extensive trail of Paradores Hotels, a brand that specialises in immersing its guests in the rich experiences of each destination. From the hewn stone of the 11th-century Benedictine monastery at Parador de Corias to the silence and intense blue of the local marine reserve at Parador de El Hierro, these hotels offer a unique and exciting way to travel Spain.

Christmas Markets for Culture Vultures

The Hotel Savoy — Florence, Italy

Europe at Christmas conjures up images of the season at its most charming. Florence, for example, boasts magnificently-lit monuments as backdrops to church choirs and the Fierucola organic fair. The Hotel Savoy recommends taking in an art exhibit at the Palazzo Strozzi. Indulge in traditional festive treats such as mulled wine while you take in the warm atmosphere around you.

Photos Courtesy of: Cover photo – Four Seasons Whistler, Canada; Rosewood Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Mexico; Four Seasons Whistler, Canada; Oceania Cruises; Crystal Cruises (artist’s rendering); Les Sources de Caudalie, France; Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel, Iceland; Parador de Corias, Spain; Hotel Savoy, Rocco Forte Hotels, Italy