Getaways On Our Bucket List
The world is a vast place with a dazzling array of exciting destinations to discover. Satisfy your wanderlust by traveling to a locale you've always dreamed of visiting - if you need a little inspiration, check out the places on our travel bucket list below:
Wouldn't it be nice to spend your days this winter skiing majestic mountains and sipping hot chocolate in the lodge, instead of shoveling snow out of your driveway for your morning commute? That dream can be a reality in Vail, Colorado, one of the most beautiful and vibrant ski-town destinations on the planet. The slopes are unparalleled, with scenic vistas everywhere you look, while the town below is energetic and inviting, with top-notch hotels and inns, enviable restaurants and world-class shopping. With all these amenities and more, Vail's an unbeatable place to curl up in this winter.
St. Tropez, France
Want to feel like a celebrity or royal on holiday? Then head to St. Tropez, a stunningly beautiful town along the sun-soaked French Riviera. Picture-perfect beaches and soothing spas indulge your every desire for relaxation and rejuvenation, while a buzzing nightlife scene means you'll never be bored.
"In St. Tropez, at the heart of the French Riviera, the sun really does shine brighter and the Mediterranean is truly bluer," gushes Travel + Leisure magazine.
Be sure to check out Vieux Port, where you can take in the vibrant activity of a fishing village against a charming backdrop of pastel houses. For a dip, go to glitzy Nikki Beach, where Travel + Leisure says you can do some serious celeb-spotting.
Taking a cruise to St. Tropez is a glamorous way to travel. You can take one from Rome to continue your Mediterranean adventures, or to Monaco to continue your luxe, royalty-inspired itinerary.
New Zealand, Oceania
Sprawling beaches, incredible wildlife and outdoorsy fun - New Zealand offers a mind-blowing vacation experience. New Zealand "literally has it all: mountains, lakes, glaciers, coves, beaches, cities and more," as Megan Conway wrote in an article for Stuff.
If dramatic nature vistas are your thing, you'll be in heaven in New Zealand. Gaze in wonder at the cotton-candy blue waters of Hokitika Gorge, and hike the sands of the stunning national park Abel Tasman. For adventures of a more urban nature, spend some time in Wellington, where you can explore vibrant farmer's markets and art galleries. And of course, if you're a Lord of the Rings fan, you'll have to visit Hobbiton, the original set for the Shire from the movie series.
An electric energy pulses in Tokyo, enticing visitors. Explore an urban landscape unlike anywhere else on Earth, with towering skycrapers, innovative architecture and shimmering lights.
Tokyo is world-famous for its culinary scene, with more Michelin stars than any other city in the world, according to Lonely Planet. Wander through artisan markets where you can see handmade goods with centuries-old heritage, and then take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Bucket List Journey recommends going to the Shirokanedai district of the city, which features beautiful gardens brimming with koi ponds and bonsai.