Our Top Picks for 2023

While gathering with friends and family this holiday season, conversations will likely turn to plans for the year ahead. So this week we’re excited to help inspire these conversations with some of our favorite destinations, resorts and experiences we’re excited about right now.

Girls Getaway

There is perhaps nothing better than a relaxing, warm weather getaway with your closest friends. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday or just connecting with friends you don’t often enough, here are a few of our go-to resorts for a perfect girls getaway.

We are loving the brand new Auberge hotel – Susurros Del Corazon – in Punta Mita, Mexico. And book now to get every 4th night free plus a $500 resort credit (up to $1000 in some cases!) And as with all their properties, Auberge curates the most special experiences that offer unique insight into the destination so you can add in some fun adventures into your next Girls Getaway!

Other fabulous resorts for a fun and relaxing Girls Getaway include the new Palm Heights boutique hotel and (also new!) Black Urchin Boutique Resort on Grand Cayman island.

For an all-inclusive girls getaway we love the adults only Le Blanc Resort in Los Cabos – great value for money!

And if you would like to stay closer to home, check out the Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica California, Cordevalle in Northern California, the stunning Stanley Ranch Auberge resort in Napa Valley California or Bernardus Lodge and Spa in Carmel, CA.

Spring Break with the Family

Spring Break is always a perfect opportunity to get out of town for a few days and have an adventure as a family at a time of year where everyone really needs a break.

Increasingly we’re seeing groups of several families traveling together which is great fun for the kids – and adults! This also allows for combining some higher-priced excursions, such as chartering a boat for the day, and doing it bigger and better a family might do individually.

For families with older kids we’re loving Nantipa in uber-trendy Santa Teresa Costa Rica, perfect for relaxing beach days and surf lessons. And a bit further south off the West coast of Panama, Isla Palenque is an all inclusive private island, and a perfect spot for adventurous, beach loving families!

For a fun and easy getaway to Cancun Mexico, the all-inclusive Garza Blanca on Cancun’s Playa Mujeres is always a hit, particularly with younger children. Located a bit further south, La Zebra in Tulum has been one of our favorites for years. Its beachfront perfection surrounded by all the charm, history and natural beauty Tulum has to offer.

Active Summer Family Trip

Summer might seem far off, but now more than ever it’s important to book summer travel early. Prices will only go up as we get closer to the summer months, particularly for flights as the airlines continue to adjust schedules and options.

For a fun family adventure, we’re loving bike tour operators like Backroads and Duvine. Both companies offer guided small group tours in Europe by road bike (and including other activities like hiking, kayaking and SUP depending on the destination). These trips are available for a range of physical fitness and offer an unique opportunity to get away from the crowds and experience a new destination from a unique perspective.

This Croatia Islands + Yacht itinerary is the perfect combination of active exploration and experiencing the Dalmation islands by boat.

Alaska is also a great destination for active families. But the best luxury lodges are small so booking early is absolutely essential. This sample itinerary includes some of the most exclusive experiences and destinations in Alaska!

And no one does luxury adventure travel better than our friends at Eleven Experience. Scarp Ridge Lodge and Taylor River Lodge in Crested Butte, Colorado offer a truly customized mountain adventure accompanied by the best guides, gourmet meals and all the charm of Colorado’s best mountain town.

Looking ahead to Thanksgiving and the 2023 festive season, there is perhaps no better way to ring in the New Year than on a boat in the Caribbean! Now is the time to book a fully-crewed, all-inclusive charter in the British Virgin Islands.

While the beauty of a BVI charter is the ability to stay flexible and easily access several unique islands, this sample itinerary includes all the highlights of a week sailing in the British Virgin Islands.

Adults Only Couples Trip

Are the kids going to summer camp? Or planning to spend a few nights with grandparents this summer? Plan an adults-only/ couples getaway while the kids are away!

Mediterranean destinations like Croatia and Greece are perfect for a couples trip during the summer months. Our favorite itineraries combine luxury hotels, fun days on the water, the best food and wine – and of course some history and culture with the very best guides.

This Greece Islands itinerary combines the islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Milos for a perfect adventure in the Med.

The new Four Seasons Naviva in Punta Mita, Mexico is a great new option for a shorter couples getaway. With just 15 luxury tents surrounded by 48 forested acres, Naviva is an adult-only, oceanfront sanctuary.

Multi-Generational Group

A few of our go-to experiences for multi-generational groups include Vermejo Park Ranch, a Ted Turner reserve and working cattle ranch in a pristine corner of New Mexico, and the collection of Cuvee residences across Colorado, complete with an on-site personal concierge to support the perfect itinerary for the whole family!

We know what it takes to curate an itinerary that everyone will love – from the age of 1 to 91 🙂

Bucket List Experiences to Add to Your List!

How about Surf and Safari in Sri Lanka? Or Untouched Off Piste Skiing in British Colombia? Explore Costa Rica on a “Rivers and Reefs” Adventure? Or a Nordic Family Adventure of a Lifetime (think yacht, kayak and helicopter)?

Watch this space in the coming weeks for MUCH more on our newest epic itineraries for 2023!

Feeling inspired? Contact us to get started planning your 2023 travel today.

And don’t forget, purchase our gift card to get started planning a 2023 trip and gift experiences (not just more stuff) this year!

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