TBC’s Favorite Winter Getaways

One thing about Atlanta weather – if you don’t like it, just wait a few hours and it will change! That seems to be the story of this winter – warmish one day, freezing cold the next! If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to be done with it all and hit a beach where you’re guaranteed sunshine and the only thing that’s cold is the tropical drink in your hand.

We know where northerners usually go for the winter – down here, ironically. But where are us Southern folks tired of layering up supposed to head for warmth? There are plentiful options both stateside and in exotic locales that offer amazing lodging, beautiful views and a chance to escape the cold.

Here are a few of our favorite luxury resorts, ideal for a vacation this winter or even year-round. Enjoy – and make your reservations soon!

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Qualia, Australia

Qualia is a Latin word for  “a collection of deeper sensory experiences” and it’s an absolutely fitting name for this beautiful resort on Australia’s Great Barrier. Mesmerizing infiniti-edge pools, complimentary naturopathy information sessions and libraries are just a sample of the luxury available at this resort, which also features beach-side dining. Sign us up!

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Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Mexico

Las Ventanas is another resort with a unique and fitting name: Ventana is Spanish for window, and this resort is truly a window to paradise. A desert beach hideaway, this locale offers beach cabanas, golf and tennis – everything you need to truly enjoy your time away from home. But one of the best highlights of this resort is the amazing spa. Newly renovated, the spa features indoor-outdoor treatment rooms with private terraces, duet suites for couples, a serene solarium and new full-service beauty salon. Pamper yourself beneath the palm trees?

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St. Regis Aspen, Aspen, Colorado

While most of us are probably yearning for a warm-weather winter getaway, some folks love the crisp coolness of the season. If a cold weather vacation is for you, we suggest trying the St. Regis Aspen in beautiful Aspen. The hotel touts itself as “gilded age mountainside manor” offering fine food and wine in pampered surroundings. But the biggest attraction, naturally, is the amazing skiing!

“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.”- Sai Baba

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