This winter, many travelers will be looking for an escape. Luckily, there are plenty of options. Here at InsureMyTrip, we couldn’t help but wonder where the travel editors from our favorite outlets like Travel + Leisure or Budget Travel prefer to vacation this time of year. And who better to give us some travel inspiration that our favorite travel writers? So, here’s a few of the destinations recommended by experts this time of year.
TRAVEL + LEISURE
Travel + Leisure editors picked 20 Great Winter Getaways and no surprise — the Caribbean topped the list for those looking to escape the frigid temps this time of year.
WHERE: Grand Cayman
WHY: T+L recommend travelers stay at the new Ritz-Carlton and take advantage of some delicious cuisine at celebrity chef Eric Ripert’s restaurants, hit the club on the resort’s nine-hole course along a saltwater lagoon, or hit the tennise quarts. Of course, most visitors will spend the bulk of their time enjoying the beautiful sandy beaches or relaxining in the 20,000-square-foot-spa.
HOW: www.ritzcarlton.com; doubles from $699. (Photo Credit: Ritz Carlton)
CONDE NAST TRAVELER
The team at Conde Nast complied eight top “winter travel bucket list” destinations in their online slideshow titled “Bucket List: Where We Want To Go This Winter” and some spots that made this list include quintessential New England retreats.
WHY: Conde Nast editors were lured to this region because of quaint inns like Twin Farms in Barnard. This romantic getaway is Vermont’s only luxury, five-star experience. With an ecclectic, whimsical and extraordinary private art collection throughout 20 uniquely designed accommodations. Ensconced in 300 acres, Twin Farms customizes every detail. Indulge in superb meals and fine wines. Pursue outdoor adventures. Retreat and relax. Reconnect with people you love. Be inspired.
HOW: www.twinfarms.com (Photo Credit: Twin Farms)
Travel Channel online editors admit they dream of a white Christmas, warming up near the fireplace and a view of the slopes. In their Coziest Winter Getaway roundup, editors opted for the slopes.
WHY: Travel Channel editors chose this ski-friendly state for its mountainous scenery and cozy resorts like the Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge in Telluride where rooms are draped in warm autumn colors and a log is burning not too far away. Even for those who don’t ski, editors say the resort is still ideal for those who want to warm up in the face of a cold winter.
HOW: www.fairmont.com (Photo Credit: Fairmont)
Budget Travel writers are always on the hunt for great family getaways in the winter. In their feature story on affordable winter getaways, Florida topped the list. Budget Travel says despite high ticket prices, it travelers can book early (before that first snowfall) they could save.
WHERE: Orlando, Florida
WHY: Budget Travel encourage travelers to take advantage of the theme parks, where there is something for everyone. Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Orlando and Walt Disney World are all within a 30-mile drive. While ticket prices can be a bit high, editors suggest staying at an affordable hotel in close proximity to all Orlando attractions.
HOW: Best Western Plus Orlando Gateway Hotel is near all Disney parks, Universal, and SeaWorld—truly a “gateway” to Orlando attractions (7299 Universal Blvd., bestwestern.com, doubles from $78). (Photo Credit: Walt Disney World)