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 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).
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.
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.