Wanderlust with Us - Issue XIX

August 6, 2020



Global Jet Setting in Our Own Backyard


You want to get away but now is not the right time for international travel. That's why this week, we are sharing some domestic destinations that transport you to a Swiss mountainside, tasting fresh tapas in Mexico, or experiencing stunning art pieces in Provence. If you have an appetite for a global getaway, let's show you how you can do it closer to home!



IF you are interested in wandering the stone streets of San Miguel de Allende...


Rosewood San Miguel de Allende - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

In an enchanting artists' village nestled in the mountains north of Mexico City, the resort of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende has risen among the handsome colonial villas, cobblestone lanes and church spires of central Mexico's oldest town. Cradled within the historical heart of downtown, this sanctuary presents beautifully appointed guest rooms decorated with fine Mexican Craftsmanship.


FOR THE FOODIES: Taste innovative cuisine from their 1826 Restaurant’s open artisan kitchen, then whip up your own in on-site cooking classes. The rooftop tapas bar, Luna, offers spectacular views over San Miguel de Allende; it’s especially beautiful at night, with the lights of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel Church.



...THEN try visiting Santa Fe now!


Rosewood Inn at Anasazi - Santa Fe, New Mexico

An intimate world-class retreat, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi celebrates the enduring creative spirit of the region’s early Native Americans and the rich heritage of the city’s Spanish founders. Set in the cultural heart of New Mexico’s capital, the inn is situated just steps from the city’s galleries, shops, museums, and the historic Plaza.


FOR THE FOODIES: Spice up your boring food tour for a Taste of Santa Fe: Wine Pairing Tour! Not only will you enjoy authentic New Mexican food such as Posole, but you also get a wine pairing (or maybe even a margarita) at every stop! Now this is next level for those looking to try a little bit of everything from the city of Santa Fe.



IF you're craving an Alpine adventure...


Mont Cervin Palace - Zermatt, Switzerland


Built in 1852, Mont Cervin Palace stands as the oldest hotel in Zermatt, and a renovation has given this grande dame a gorgeous new aura. Camelback Tip: Book a room facing south for stunning views of the Matterhorn and the picturesque rooftops of Zermatt.


FOR THE ADVENTURERS: Zermatt is perfect for hiking, biking, and even paragliding for thrill seekers, followed by an evening of fondue!


...THEN try visiting Vail now!


Sonnenalp Hotel - Vail, Colorado

Set in the heart of Vail Village, the chalet-style Sonnenalp Hotel has brought a bit of the European Alps to Colorado’s ski capital. From skiing and snowshoeing to dog sledding and ice skating, there is no end to the adventures you can experience here. Looking for a true European experience? Their Swiss Chalet restaurant offers a fondue special with cheese imported from Switzerland, a must try!


FOR THE ADVENTURERS: The Vail Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster soars you 3,400 feet down a Lionshead mountain following the contours of the landscape. Not only is it fun for the whole family but it also showcases the beauty of the surrounding scenery.



IF your desiring the Provencal countryside where wine and art live in harmony...


Villa La Coste - Provence, France

Monet’s Provence gets a seriously cool makeover at Villa La Coste. Situated halfway between the historic town of Aix en Provence, home of Cezanne, and the famous Luberon Nature Park, Villa La Coste is set in the midst of the Provencal landscape, in the heart of the biodynamic vineyard Château La Coste, an international destination for art, architecture and natural beauty.


FOR THE ART LOVERS: You don't have to go far for art en vin. Guests enjoy a complimentary visit and tasting of the Château la Coste’s wine cellar, as well as a guided tour of the unique art and architecture on the property's grounds.


...THEN try visiting Carmel now!


Bernardus Lodge & Spa - Carmel Valley, California

Thanks to its near-perfect climate, tranquil setting and rich sense of place, this rustic Wine Country retreat captures the authentic charms of Carmel Valley. While you are surrounded by lush lavender, sun drenched grapevines and sublime mountain views, the stage is set for love at this romantic vineyard resort. As a guest of the lodge, their winery provides a VIP experience with complimentary tasting room passes!


FOR THE ART LOVERS: Come May, unique artists from around the world gather on Mission Street in Carmel for the annual Art Festival. This event highlights the origins and cultures of Carmel with participation from the local galleries, visual arts, sculptures, painting competitions, live performances, and more. Looking for a one a kind piece? Don't miss the Plein Air Painting auction where you have your chance at taking home a piece of art created during the event....talk about a one-of-a-kind souvenir!


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