While my wish list of places to visit is a long one, spring break makes me think of one word: relaxation. Which crosses out all of those multi-city European tours, and narrows down the list to those places where you have nothing to do but soak in the sun, devour some good books and indulge in a spa treatment or two.
If staying domestic, I would love to spend some time with my husband at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, CA. I have had my eye on this cliff-side beauty for years, and it exudes natural luxury. All of the rooms are completely unique, with organic architecture blending into the stunning surroundings.
I would split our time between the Tree House (think 9 feet up in the forest, with a skylight to watch the stars) and the Cliff House (think floor to ceilings windows perched over the ocean, with a wood burning fireplace and an outdoor hot tub).
If traveling abroad, we would hop on a flight over to Bali and gorge ourselves on the decadence of Indonesia's natural beauty. The Amanusa is another hotel on our list, and it provides the perfect, serene setting on a garden hillside in Southern Bali. With a vibrant culture to explore right outside of the hotel, and with activities ranging from sailing to yoga right within the hotel, it would be the perfect spring break.
- Written with love from my cold, wintry office in Boston
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