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Feeling fresh and ready to tackle the new year? Us too. Though we wouldn't say no to hiding away for just a *little* while longer at Casa del Diseñador's tropical patio in the Dominican Republic. See you there.🌴 [📸@ananewyork]

Hello, 2019.✨ Plunge into the new year in style on the pristine slopes of @yellowstoneclub, a la @kenfulk. The private ski club in Big Sky, Montana sprawls across a whopping 15,200 acres. This is the high(-altitude) life.⠀ [🎥 @kenfulk]

Even Grand Hotel Misurina’s name sounds like it’s from a Wes Anderson movie, with its picture-perfect backdrop of the Dolomite’s Tre Crime di Lavaredo mountains behind and Lake Misurina up front. [📸@oos_photography]

Finland's @arctictreehousehotel is a real-life Christmas wonderland without the gimmicks. The hotel's vast windows were specially designed to provide grandstand views of the Northern Lights at nightfall, and daytime views are pretty lovely too. [📸@manjumilin]

Click the link in our bio for the best luxury family retreats.

When Detroit’s hotly anticipated @shinolahotel opens on January 2, it will feel like a destination in itself. The property takes over an entire city block and includes a restaurant, bar, and beer garden from @andrewcarmellini. The James Beard Award-winning chef tells us why the Motor City should be your next destination. [📸 @nicolefranzen]

Click the link in our bio to read his guide.

Occasionally we all need to take a step back from daily life. Sometimes that means stepping waaay back and jetting off to a far-flung remote island. For a few of the best secluded luxury escapes around the world, click the link in our bio. [📸: @seefromthesky]

There's no place like home for the holidays... unless you're checked into a fabulously festive hotel like the @ritzparis. Click the link in our bio for hotels that deck not only the halls but everything else that gets in their way, with need-your-shades light spectacles sure to make your spirits bright. [📸:@bmseventh]

If you're in the market for a spectacular Tuscan property, this once abandoned Moorish castle is going for a cool $18.4 million. Though abandoned, on rare days the castles gatekeepers have opened doors for lucky visitors to ogle over the spectacular 365 rooms hidden inside, each one different from the other.
Click the link in our bio for a look inside.

No one comes to Dubai for a minimalist aesthetic, and nobody does maximalist better than the @burjalarab. Exhibit A: the seven-star hotel's Talise Spa, find it 150 meters above the Arabian Gulf and taking over two floors. ✨[📸: @worldwanderlust]
For more Dubai hotel ideas, hit the link in our bio.

As 2018 comes to a close, so does "Ultra Violet's" reign as @Pantone's Color of the Year. 2019 is all about "Living Coral"—a bright and lively shade of orange "symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits." And there's no more joyful pursuit than packing your bags and exploring the world.
From coral reefs to dazzling palaces, hit the link in our bio to scroll through a spectrum of subtle hues in next year's shade. [📸: @travelwritedraw]

One writer, unaccustomed to self-indulgence, finally learns how to let go in the old-world resorts of Italy's Dolomites. Starting with @cristallohotelcortina.
For the full story by Pulitzer-winning writer Andrew Sean Greer, click the link in our bio.👆 [📸Danilo Scarpati]

Where's on the cards this winter? There's a reason ski bunnies flock to Park City, Utah each snowy season, it has over 7,300 acres of trails to glide down. Visit between January 24th and February 3rd to coincide a ski trip with the Sundance Film Fest.
For more winter travel ideas (both snowy and sunny) click the link in our bio.

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