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Top Winter Getaways

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As we feel more and more of a chill in the air, the traveling bug comes to bite again, luring us to some of the most exciting, breathtaking, and alluring places in the world. When the mercury dips, we sometimes feel the need to hit the slopes and cuddle by the fire, or to escape to warmer climates and bask in the sun. It doesn’t matter if you feel snow mountains or endless beaches calling your name, a break from your regular schedule will recharge your batteries and put you great frame of mind. 

Here is a list of my Top 5 Winter Getaways for 2011 

1- Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is the ultimate island destination for discerning travelers seeking out the most peaceful, beautiful sun destinations to escape snow and freezing temperatures. Naturally beautiful,·Turks and Caicos·is the pearl of the Caribbean, offering immaculate stretches of white, sandy beaches, world class hotels, resorts, and spas, fine dining, water adventure sports, and the best features of all: relaxation and privacy. While your family will have a blast building sandcastles, snorkeling, and playing outdoor sports, Providenciales is exclusive and romantic, as well, so you may choose to make your winter getaway a romantic one as well and bring a nanny along for the trip!

2- Montreal, Canada

In a city that remains lively year-round, even during the colder months, there is more to Montreal than shopping and cafés. The bustling city offers the ideal combination of excitement and relaxation, perfect for a weekend spa getaway. Spend the day shopping in the Golden Square Mile, stroll through the historic and romantic streets of Old Montreal, visit museums and art galleries, dine at some of the finest restaurants, try your hand at the Casino De Montréal, and still find time to experience the famous nightlife that you’ve surely heard about. Discover the place that is often called the North American Paris: charming, romantic, historic, and exciting Montreal.

3- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

There’s definitely more than sun luring you to Rio. A South American gem, Rio de Janeiro in·Brazil·is increasingly becoming a favorite among the most experienced jetsetters, and there’s no denying why; home to some of the most beautiful women in the world (does Gisele ring a bell?) the Brazilian hotspot also has some of the most coveted shopping, luxurious resorts, amazing restaurants, and stunning golden beaches (Copacabana Beach). With the renowned Carnival de Rio, 4 days of full euphoria, taking place from March 5-8th, 2011, winter is the perfect time to throw some color into a dreary winter.

4- St Moritz, Switzerland

Why run from the snow when you can make the most of it? St. Moritz, a resort town in Switzerland’s Engadine valley, is just a few kilometers north of the highest summit in the Eastern Alps. With its luxury hotels, shopping, spas, and breathtaking views of the mountains and the lakes, St Moritz is winter luxury at its finest. Having hosted the winter Olympics not once, but twice, the Swiss resort town is the oldest and one of the most famous of its kind. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the rush of skiing, tobogganing, skating, and hiking in the region. Every winter lover should experience St Moritz at least once, if not for the sporting, then definitely for the spectacular views of the glacier landscape.

5 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

While the Northern Hemisphere is covered in snow and blasted with cold, the Buenos Aires is basking in a glorious Southern Summer. Home to Michelin-starred restaurants, the Argentinean capitals boasts magnificent architecture, a rich history, and of course, tango! Winter is the perfect time to embark on a customized adventure, travel experience of Buenos Aires and its surrounding areas, all the way to Punta Del Este. Seeking passion instead of adventure? Dive into the dance of lovers with a tango-inspired tour of Buenos Aires, followed private dance lessons from an international Tango champion. Experience the energy and liveliness of Buenos Aires through the eyes of a local, or explore the entire country on an extended vacation. Either way, it will be muy bien!


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