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8 Sweet Spots that will wet your Soul on Fire

Exploration is the essence of the human spirit. Without it, life is boring. With it, living is


Here are 8 travel-worthy gems that will leave a footprint on your soul. All, encompassing

something special and opening doors to adventure and natural beauty.

Vermejo’s Costilla Fishing Lodge

Located in upstate New Mexico, this breathtaking Ted Turner reserve is packed with

over 550,000 bison-filled acres of picturesque lands. For those seeking a secluded

escape, stay at the Costilla Fishing Lodge tucked away in high country offering direct

access to untamed wilderness, wildlife, and fishing lakes. Enjoy incredible views from

the expansive porch, take a stab at ice fishing, opt for rounds of archery, go rifle

shooting, journey via horseback, attempt heights at the climbing park, and indulge in

meals from a dedicated chef.

Stay and Play at Snow King Resort

Snow King Resort, nestled at the base of Snow King Mountain, is Jackson,

Wyoming’s only full-service year-round property. Upon checking in, let your mind check

out. The property sits alongside seasonal activities like the Cowboy Coaster, a thrill-ride

through the mountains. Grand Teton National Park, dubbed “Grand” for a reason, is 20

minutes from Jackson. Make your way to Jenny Lake and take the stunning family-

friendly hike to Hidden Falls. In addition, the south entrance to Yellowstone National

Park is a scenic hour drive from Jackson where you can visit Old Faithful, the Grand

Prismatic Spring and bubbling mud pots.

Paws Up Ranch

Paws Up Ranch is known as the last best place; As Montana’s premier ranch resort,

you’ll get first-class service and five-star amenities. Once you dismount from horseback,

step into a world of incomparable R&R amidst the most dazzling backdrop showcasing

our country’s natural beauty. Nightly rates are all-inclusive, and the array of activities is

tremendous. From dog sledding in winter to fly fishing in summer- the ranch offers

open-ended adventure and exploration.

Sunriver Resort

Sunriver Resort is a unique getaway in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.

The 3,000+ acre property offers everything you need to enjoy a quality getaway that will

leave you rejuvenated and in love with nature. The Lodge Villa Suites are lovely and

spacious, and property activities include floating down the Deschutes River, hiking,

biking, and playing at the on-site waterslide-infused Aquatic Center, a mecca for kids.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

To explore the epitome of San Diego, experience the Lodge at Torrey Pines, the most

peaceful place in SoCal. The property flaunts a woodsy lodge amidst a pine-filled

backdrop overlooking views of the Pacific Ocean. Every inch of the property is dressed

in timeless decor + detail, not to mention sitting among the nation's foremost

municipal golf course situated atop stunning cliffs. Access the Torrey Pines State

Reserve directly from the resort where you’ll take the Broken Hill Trail hike down to the

sand (arguably San Diego’s best beach).

Costa Rica

To truly explore, one must venture to Costa Rica where monkeys and sloths grace the

rainforest. The country is so vast; however, you’ll want to add Manuel Antonio to your

bucket list. There, you can stay at Arenas Del Mar, the only luxury resort on

the beach. The area’s National Park is one of the most beautiful in the world and you’ll

be wowed by the wildlife. Then, work your way north to Peninsula Papagayo, the utmost

location for adventure travelers, wellness seekers, culinary explorers, and cultural

globetrotters. Get spoiled at the Four Seasons and partake in area activities such as

ziplining, rafting, and seeking out natural hot springs.

Hyatt Huntington Beach

To explore Surf City USA, stay at the Hyatt Huntington Beach. Across the street from

the sand, the resort has it all- beach towels, sand toys, and a village with restaurants, a

grocery and more. Accommodations are spacious and scenic with dreamy views of

palm trees and vitamin sea. The property is home to Slyder’s, a water playground with

slides, pools, and a nighttime light show. At night, book a beach bonfire where your

s’mores concierge will cater to your every marshmallow need.

Explore Colorado

Get lost in Colorado- an explorer’s playground. Start at Residence Inn Breckenridge, a

central hub for nearby activities like Country Boy Mine for cave tours and goldmining. A

short drive from Breck is whitewater central- Performance Tours gives families the

ultimate rafting rush. Then, make your way to Vail where you can book a luxe condo via

East West Hospitality. Aside from strolling through the adorable Vail villages, Zip

Adventures is an absolute must-do. The zip-lining course is the best ground-to-ground

ziplines in the country for ages 2+. Together, you'll conquer the array of zips soaring

200 feet over rivers and trees. Finally, pit-stop in Glenwood Springs, home to the

world’s largest mineral hot springs pool. In addition, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

is America’s only mountain top amusement park. The Alpine Coaster is a blast, but if

you have a daring side, go for the Canyon Swing hitting speeds of 50 MPH perched

high off a cliff.


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