Tofino Canada

The holidays can be a magical time of year when time is spent spreading joy with gift-giving or by sharing food and drink with family and friends. If we’re lucky, it’s a time when we are able to take a step back from work, and find a bit of the rest and relaxation that seems to elude us the rest of the year. On the flipside, it can be one of the most stressful times: Those presents, drinks and tasty treats aren’t going to buy/wrap/bake themselves. Not to mention the school concerts and the costume you found out you need to make this morning for tonight’s event.  It can all leave you exhausted.

Whether you are looking to getaway for the holidays, opting for the ultimate in relaxation instead of giving int to the busy season, or  just pre-planning a New Year rejuvenations, these 5 amazing hideaways are our gift to you.

Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Baden-Baden Germany

This property is steeped in history, and the beauty is everywhere both inside the hotel and on the grounds that surround the building. It opened in 1872 and pioneered an advanced spa concept in 1983. This hotel offers the ultimate in relaxation and pampering while also offering the medical care european spas are famous for. Plus, it’s Germany!

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Pacific Sands, Tofino, Canada

Nothing says relaxation quite like beachfront on Canada’s beautiful and rugged West Coast. Whether you travel through the holidays, or during Tofino’s storm season, there is a lot to see and experience at this resort. Take a yoga class, and indulge in wholesome artfully prepared food or just snuggle up with a blanket and a book in front of one of the floor-to-ceiling windows in your suite.

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Hambleton Hall, Rutland, England

Have you ever dreamed of staying in an English country house on the lake, just two and half hours from London? Then you need Hambleton Hall located in the historic village of Hambleton. This luxurious hotel offers stylish and comfortable rooms and a gourmet restaurant. You’ll get to explore the English countryside and all the historic sites just outside this country house.

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Four Seasons, Bali at Jimbaran Bay

When I think luxury and relaxation, my mind can’t help but think of Bali. Bali is an island in Indonesia that has become synonymous with beachfront, restorative vacations. The Four Seasons, Bali at Jimbaran Bay resort offers luxurious relaxation alongside ways to stay active on the beach. Take advantage of yoga and meditation and spa rituals inspired by Balinese healing.

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Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania Australia

I’ve been thinking about a trip to Tasmania and this property that offers up  amazing views of Tasmania’s east coast, luxurious accommodations and a spa aren’t helping to stop the day dream. This hotel also offers signature complimentary experiences like visits to the Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm, Wine and Vine adventures and Pelican Bay canoeing.

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Travel offers an opportunity to step outside of our normal everyday hustle. No matter where you go, close to home or far away, find renewal in getting into new environments, meeting new people and just taking a rest!