Whether you’re elated or disheartened by the prospect of 4 years with the new President-elect, one thing is certain – most of us could use some post-election R&R, and maybe a change of scenery. And what better way to do that, than to take to the skies and indulge in a full-on vacation? Luckily, many airlines have recognized this need, and dozens of travel deals have popped up offering round-trip international flights as low as $400.
Here are our top travel picks:
North Wales has recently been recognized as one of the top adventure travel destinations in the world. Attractions like Surf Snowdonia – an inland surfing lake in the Crowny Valley, as well as Europe’s longest zip line, make North Wales a great outlet for de-stressing. It’s even home to a trampoline fun palace (yes, it’s a thing!) What better way to shake election-fatigue than with exhilarating outdoor activity.
If beautiful scenery is your thing, Spain is your destination. It’s also home to many stunning, yet underrated cities. Salamanca, located in central Spain, boasts astounding 12-century sandstone architecture. Granada’s rich landmarks – such as the Palace of Alhambra – possess luminous, ornamental architecture. Spain is the place to be for a vibrant post-election getaway. Lose yourself in the splendor and come back feeling refreshed.
Just a quick flight down south, Mexico is a great getaway that doesn’t require heavy logistics. If you want to escape the overwhelming resort-vibe of Cancun and Cabo, try Tulum. It’s known for its Riviera Maya beaches and is home to secluded sandy coastlines. If exotic food is on your mind, try Playa De Carmen, a well-known hip cuisine and bar scene.
Looking for a winter wonderland getaway? Check out Cervinia, Italy. Home to the best snow record in country, Cervinia is a fun-filled mountain resort with lot of terrain, from beginner to advanced. The assortment of shopping, dinning, nightlife and toasty hotspots makes Cervinia a great choice for those who love to ski. It’s also great if you just want to kick back and peruse the social scene. The heated pool, tech-rooms and four-star dining at the Principe delle Nevi resort are certainly worth checking out.
Lastly, for the die-hard skiers and snowboarders out there – turn it up a notch and check out Chamonix-Mont Blanc. The mountain’s rugged terrain and world-class skiing make it an enchanting, scenic adventure to remember. It’s also the location of the very first winter Olympics, held here in 1924. The surrounding villages – Les Praz, Les Bossons, Les Moussoux and Argentiére all provide an assortment of delightful hotels for you to choose from. Chamonix-Mont Blanc sits at the intersection of France, Italy and Switzerland –so it’s easy to hop over to a neighboring country for some additional exploring.
Don’t forget to pack your GigSky data to stay connected while you’re away. Wishing you a happy, healthy post-election getaway!