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Vacation destinations suited for every type of traveler

By Alisandra Puliti

February 24, 2016
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Let’s face it, thereis not a day that goes by that most of us aren't dreaming of our next great tripfor some much deserved time off. Whether it’s a beach vacation to escape the freezingtemperatures outside or a solo escape for some R&R, the wanderlust is real.With the help of Lia Batkin, founder of VacationStyle and co-founder of travelconcierge company In the Know Experiences, whose clients range from celebrities to VIPs, we’ve put together the ultimate listfor the adventurer or romantic in several cities.


FOR MIND AND BODY R&R: St. LuciaWhere to stay: BodyHoliday

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An amazing place to go with a girlfriend or evenby yourself to reset and relax. As an all-inclusive 5 star hotel with over 30fitness classes a day included in your already reasonable room rate, this is ano-brainer of a getaway. The food is delicious, they have fun nightlyactivities and also offer a spa menu that goes on for days!

FOR A WINTER WONDERLAND: Aspen, ColoradoWhere to stay: St. Regis

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The grand dame of ski town hotels, this propertynot only is right in town but it’s two blocks by foot or one minute by skiconcierge cart to the base of Ajax mountain. Make sure not to miss thecomplimentary delicious hot chocolate flowing or their après-ski cocktails withlive music in the lobby daily.

FOR ÜBER LUXURY: St. BartsWhere to stay: Le Toiny

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There really isn't anything like St. Barts. Located in the Caribbean, it has much more of a French Riviera vibe compared to some of its neighboring islands. Now, Le Toiny, one of the island's staple hotels, has underwent a massive multi-million dollar makeover. Situated on its own private beach, let the rosé wine flow as you are waited on hand and foot.

FOR A ROMANTIC GETAWAY: Barnard, VermontWhere to stay: Twin Farms

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Three hundred acres of complete and utterluxury! Set in a 1795-era farmhouse, this all-inclusive luxury resort only has20 rooms/cabins which are all uniquely decorated – but all elude completeromantic vibes. The food is some of the best you will ever have, and they willcater to every request you can imagine to make your stay completely over thetop.

FOR FUN IN THE SUN (with a little side of party): Miami, FloridaWhere to stay: 1 Hotel South Beach

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Miami is such an easy getaway, and now with thebrand new 1 Hotel South Beach, all you will want to do is fly south for thewinter! Centrally located on Collins, this eco-friendly oceanfront spotalso is home to Tom Colicchio’s Beachcraft as well as STK. Oh, and gettingaround is super easy and swanky as they offer complimentary Tesla driverservice.

FOR INDULGENCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH: Medira, MexicoWhere to stay: Rosas & Xocolate

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The new HOT SPOT to go in Mexico… some may callit the new Tulum. The town Medira is an art lovers’delight with more galleries and emerging artists than we can count. Explore thequaint town as you indulge in some of the most authentic Mexican food ever to hit your lips… and don’t forget to stop at the hotel's own chocolate shop!

FOR AN ADVENTURER'S PARADISE: Costa RicaWhere to stay: Hacienda AltaGracia

Photo: Courtesy of Auberge Resorts

In the purest valley of what is the last almost unexplored area in CostaRica, AltaGracia was born as the only “Boutique Hacienda” in the country. It isa perfect combination of adventure – think zip lining, hiking, horsebackriding, whale watching with lots of luxury inserted all over! Situated on 850acres, the views are endless.

Happy travels!

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