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Top Destinations In 2021, Off The Beaten Path.

Cancún - Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox, Mexico

Pristine Isla Holbox is off the beaten path, nestled in a protected national park approximately an hour north of Cancun in Quintana Roo State. In this exotic location a visitor is in a bird paradise with flamingos, pelicans, herons, storks and many other birds. With its setting along the Yucatan Peninsula it is a haven for whale sharks and dolphins. It offers great kiteboarding because of the shallow waters and wide beaches. Tourists can walk in ease because the island does not allow cars, dine on fresh authentic Mexican Cuisine, enjoy swinging in a hammock and letting their stress float away.

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Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs is back in all her colorful, diverse glory. Palm Springs is welcoming visitors to its new dynamic downtown with stylish hotels, new fashionable restaurants, new chic shops and boutiques, new fun entertainment venues as well as welcoming public spaces for gathering, celebrating and relaxing. With our warm days and balmy nights, this complements the ambiance that is positively seductive. With 360 days of sun-kissed weather and drop-dead gorgeous scenery, it’s no wonder Palm Springs is like no place else and a comeback as Hollywood’s playground with a growing nightlife, burgeoning art scene and edgy vibe. Palm Springs has more than 350 days of sunshine with less than 5 inches of rain. Winter temperatures average in the 70’s with nights in the mid-40’s. The dry desert heat of summer pushes daytime temperatures into the 100’s, which is enjoyed by sun seekers from around the globe.

Source: Visit Palm Springs

Key West

Florida Keys, Florida

A bucket list destination for many because of the fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving, there are over 800 keys in total, stretching over 180 miles. Beginning with the longest key, Key Largo which is 30 miles long there is a wonderful new resort, the Bungalows, which is one of only a few choices in the United States for a true all inclusive resort. Continuing the drive along the Keys which divides the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico another highlight is Islamorada which consists of 6 keys, known for their coral reefs, fishing and boating. The southernmost city of Key West is famous for its sunsets, saloons and restaurants along Duval Street, and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

Hotel Fairmont Empress - Inner-Harbour Pathway

Victoria British Columbia, Canada

With the mildest climate in Canada, gardens bloom year-round in Victoria. The city is tied closely to both land and sea and the rugged natural beauty of the Pacific coast encourages all-season adventures in the great outdoors. Easily explorable by foot and at your own pace, a visit to Victoria can be as relaxing and rejuvenating as it is educational and exciting. Take advantage of the diverse historical, architectural and multicultural makeup that comes from being the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest. From Indigenous Peoples history to British colonial and Asian traditions, and the landmarks, culture, cuisine, festivals and vibrant atmosphere that come with them, Victoria, B.C. is one of the world’s favorite destinations.

Source: Tourism Victoria

Beach Sunrise, Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Friendliest City in the World by Travel + Leisure magazine. Be welcomed into a picturesque authenticity of Mexican culture that has transcended borders, alive on its streets and architecture, its gastronomy and traditions, and on the warmth of its people. Its coasts are embraced by the Sierra Madre Mountains and sprinkled with beaches, islands and coves, with stunning landscapes contrasting between the sea and the mountain. Step into its tropical forests and admire its fauna whilst you embark into adrenaline-filled adventures, practice your favorite water sport and discover the rich marine life that inhabits the depths of the Pacific and be sure to visit the top attractions. All this comes together to create an experience you’ll want to live over and over.

Source: Visit Puerto Vallarta

Mountains in Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a nostalgic adventure into the heart of the American West. Originally called “Jackson’s Hole” by the fur trappers and frontiersmen who traversed the steep pass in the early 1800s, the majestic beauty of the valley has since drawn cowboys, dude ranchers, mountaineers, skiers and even John D. Rockefeller whose large swathes of ranchland later became Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole is flanked by the sweeping Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges, jagged peaks that offer powdery skiing in the winter and beautiful hiking in the summer. You can see dazzling wildlife along the Snake River, which meanders from its headwaters in nearby Yellowstone National Park through fields of grazing bison and elk. Luxury ski resorts have brought some glamour to the wild western town with top-notch hotels, elegant spas and world-class restaurants. Despite the influx of wealthy ski bunnies, Jackson is still the kind of place where you can wear your cowboy boots to even the fanciest restaurant.

Source: Travel And Leisure

Bodie Island Lighthouse - Outer Banks

The Outer Banks, NC

Also known as OBX, has a long-standing and well-earned reputation for not letting anything get the best of it. The long thin ribbon of sand that makes up these barrier islands may change shape over time, but the resilient soul of the place remains. The expansive, natural beaches and wide-open parks of the Outer Banks feel exotic, but you don’t have to take an airplane or cruise to get here, just hop in the car!  The OBX is even better with friends and family, just be mindful that these days other visiting folks might give you a little more space and expect the same courtesy in return. With so many miles of beach and so many things to do on the Outer Banks, you’ll find it’s easy to claim your own territory for one-of-a-kind experiences.

Source: Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

Coeur d'Alene - Idaho Falls

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The Coeur d’Alene area is surrounded by dozens of lakes left behind by the glaciers from the ice age. There are more than 55 lakes within easy driving distance of Coeur d’Alene, but none more scenic and full of activities than Lake Coeur d’Alene itself. There is something magical about Lake Coeur d’Alene that’s hard to define, but begins with the spectacular North Idaho sunsets and moonrises, the plunge of an osprey after a fish, the glowing lights of downtown Coeur d’Alene reflecting across its waters at night. The perfect place to plan your next vacation and activities. Summer in Coeur d’Alene is filled with epic attractions! Parasail rides, zip-lining, boating, float planes and of course the northwest’s largest theme park! Winter brings lit-up streets, dinner boat cruises, miles and miles of ski runs, warm indoor water parks and plenty of warm food and hot music acts.

Source: Coeur d’Alene Visitor Bureau

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