PHOTO: Instagram collage of hotel destinations (c) Sery Kim
I can hardly believe I am two weeks away from Christmas, and a mere three weeks from 2019! Where did this year go?! I feel like I still have so much to accomplish ... and since I doubt I can do it in the next three weeks, to jump start what I hope is a wonderful year of travel, I am spending several weekends away from D.C. in January at some of the most wonderful hotels around the world.
First up is a perennial favorite, the Four Seasons Vail. (If you didn't read my CNN Travel story on the Four Seasons Vail, be sure to read it through this link here.) I love skiing and the Four Seasons Vail is literally considered the best hotel in this quaint, ultra-luxurious town. I am going to take a nice, relaxing, 3 day/3 night vacation before the new Congress comes into D.C. Then, because I haven't been to Beaver Creak ever, I am going to make the quick 17 minute drive to Park Hyatt Beaver Creek for a one-night stay there as well.
Then it's back to D.C. for work, work, WORK and then a quick 48-hour weekend off to The Clifton. If you haven't heard about The Clifton, read my quick review here. I am going to be doing some work for Brides Magazine, and The Clifton is supposed to be one of the most popular places in the DMV (D.C./Maryland/Virginia = "DMV") to get married.
Finally, it's my long awaited, much anticipated trip to the Ganesvoort Villas! I know I am going to need these cathartic vacation trips so I can prepare mentally for the long slog ahead in the first and second quarter of 2019. CAN'T. HARDLY. WAIT!!
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