Ease of access (wonderful direct air lift into Vancouver), coastal proximity (delightful seafood and wine pairings) and low elevation (for those prone to altitude sickness) are key variables for selecting this world-class resort.
The journey is the destination as you wind your way up the aptly named Sea to Sky Highway 70 miles from Vancouver to the Whistler base village (comfortably situated at 2,000 feet). Despite its lower elevation, Whistler Mountain enjoys bountiful snowfall from nearby Pacific storms and provides endless unobstructed terrain for all levels.
The international influence in Canada produces a varied and vibrant culinary scene and endless shopping along the Cultural Corridor leaving plenty of options for those who prefer to take a brief hiatus from the slopes.
And when you retire at night, the Four Seasons Whistler Residences are perfect for families while the iconic Fairmont Whistler provides incredible views of the mountain with ski-in/ski-out access.
To venture north to Whistler this winter, please contact Melissa Pugh.
Camel trekking in the Sahara Desert, exploring the Blue City of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains, winding through the busy medinas in Fes and Marrakech, savoring freshly caught fish at the port in Essaouira, or simply sitting at a cafe sipping mint tea watching the flurry of activity: Morocco is reminiscent of a bygone era.
Life in Morocco still exists as it did thousands of years ago. Though highways and cell phones have been introduced, the Moroccan people have preserved century old family traditions, making this country both romantic and nostalgic. One would never suspect, while nestled quietly in your riad, that right outside was a bustling medina with snake charmers, overflowing spices, and locals selling handmade carpets, jewelry, and pottery. The energy of the merchants and the market place is enough to keep you up all night enjoying the evening food market where you can sample fresh squeezed juices, olives, couscous and tagines. Morocco mesmerizes with its enchanting wonders.
To plan your romantic Moroccan adventure contact Courtney Sheeley.
There is something raw and otherworldly about witnessing the natural phenomenon known as “The Great Migration” in Eastern Africa between Tanzania and Kenya. It is the largest animal migration in the world with almost two million wildebeests, zebras and other mammals traversing through predator-filled territory in search of water and greener pastures.
The more sought after viewings of the migration typically take place between July and September between the Serengeti and Masai Mara Reserve, although weather conditions can change this from year to year.
While the lucky travelers who happen upon this spectacle are sure to mark this as a veritable life-changing experience, there are plenty more memorable encounters to round out your safari. Soak up the stunning landscape from your sundowner hike or remote bush dinner and feel the pulse of the people and high-spirited school children during a visit to a local village. Accommodations range from remote 5* tented camps to luxury safari lodges and even air safaris. From start to finish, there is no doubt the African spirit will leave an imprint on your soul.
To witness the wonders of “The Great Migration” please contact Lindsey Woodcock.