Adventure AwaitsAuthor:Lindsey Shook
If you are feeling the itch to travel, and need something to look forward to, start planning your next trip. Whether driving to Wyoming or hopping on a plane to Mexico, adventure awaits. Here, we share a select list of exclusive bucket-list experiences across the globe for 2021.
Bespoke Stargazing at Hotel Jackson in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Situated in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming with breathtaking views of Snow King and Jackson Valley Mountains, the LEEDS built, Forbes 4-star Hotel Jackson redefines the art of western hospitality with exquisite accommodations in a pristine setting for an extraordinary luxury hotel experience. Hotel Jackson is just minutes away from Grand Teton National park and just an hour away from Yellowstone National Park. In partnership with Wyoming Stargazing, the Stargazing Experience for two includes a private shuttle at sunset from Hotel Jackson to Grand Teton National Park. The evening includes a picnic basket with insulated water bottles filled with hot chocolate, pre-batched cocktails for adults, a custom buff, locally made leather Give’r Gloves, and a warm beanie – and is led by a PhD astronomer guide. Room rates begin at $499 and the Stargazing Experience starts at $759 for two people. Visit www.hoteljackson.com for more info.
Turtle Tagging at Oil Nut Bay on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Oil Nut Bay is located on Virgin Gorda in the coveted North Sound region of the British Virgin Islands. The idyllic island resort is entirely surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Amenities include a private beach club with three pools and a swim-up bar; wellness center with gym and two tennis courts; equipment for kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling; and world-class dining options. The waters off the resort are home to the largest number of sea turtles throughout the islands. Explore the amazing reefs with a Turtle Tagging boating adventure, where guests can swim alongside the beautiful animals and partake in free diving to safely catch the turtles alongside an on-board researcher. The turtles will then be measured, tagged and released, and guests can then follow the animals’ adventures even after returning home. Nightly villa rates start at $550 per night and Turtle Tagging for up to 12 costs $2,100. Visit www.oilnutbay.com for more info.
Floatplane Fishing Adventure in Ketchikan, Alaska
Salmon Falls Resort is an intimate, full-service waterfront resort situated at the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s iconic Inside Passage. It’s best known for its majestic setting and world-class salmon fishing. Ketchikan has been called “The Salmon Capital of the World.” The resort is opening six weeks earlier than normal on May 1 thanks to increased consumer interest in convenient, yet off-the-grid escapes within the U.S. great outdoors. Book now for the Floatplane Fishing Adventureto enjoy a scenic chartered flight and then land in remote spots to enjoy a one-of-a-kind guided fishing experience where very few people are privileged to go each year. Luxury category room rates start at $650 (including F&B) and the Floatplane FishingAdventurecosts $1,500 for two. Book at www.salmonfallsresort.com or by calling 800-247-9059.
Skijöring at Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz, Switzerland
Badrutt’s Palace is one of the most legendary hotels in Europe with history dating back 1896. The hotel has 157 elegant guest rooms and suites, all with heart-stopping views of the lake or the charming village centre. With its medley of style, sport, fine cuisine and wellness, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel offers its guests the perfect place to get a taste of the Swiss Alps in winter. From there, the concierge can assist with booking skijöring, which has been called “winter’s wildest sport.” There are very few places you can do this: you’ll ski or snowboard while being pulled by a horse. Winter room rates start at $708 and skijöring starts from $260 for two people. For more information, visit www.badruttspalace.com.
Beachside Lobster Ceilidh at Cabot Cape Breton in Inverness, Nova Scotia
Cabot Cape Breton has garnered international acclaim as one of the premier resort destinations in the world thanks to its dramatic setting, exceptional hospitality and two dynamic golf courses that rank among the world’s best. The resort is located on the water’s edge, surrounded by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean. Book the private Beachside Lobster Ceilidh and watch the sun set on the shores of Inverness while enjoying an artfully prepared feast of freshly caught Nova Scotia seafood and listening to the sounds of live, authentic Gaelic folk music around a glowing bonfire. Room rates begin at $320 and the Beachside Lobster Ceilidh starts at $350 per person. Visit www.cabotcapebreton.com.
Maíz & Mezcal (Corn & Mezcal) Experience at Grand Solmar Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Grand Solmar Land’s End is set along the golden sand beaches of Playa Solmar at the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula. Guests enjoy unobstructed ocean views from everywhere on-site and ultimate privacy in a cove-like setting. The resort boasts infinity pools, a seaside spa, multiple restaurants, a private beach and luxurious suites. The Maíz & Mezcal experience teaches guests the background on making mezcal and includes a sampling of different varieties along with a hands-on lesson to prepare perfect homemade tortillas. The tortillas will be used to enjoy with delicious tacos. Suites start at $390 and the Tortilla Making & Mezcal experience is $200 per couple. Visit www.grandsolmarresort.com.