Hot Destinations for December

  • Quebec's Hotel Frontenac is Magical in Winter
  • Snowshoeing in Steamboat Springs
  • Biltmore Estate in Asheville is Magnificent at Christmas
  • Catch Some Air in Lake Placid, NY
  • Simplicity Beach on Mustique
  • "Big Bright Light Show" in Rochester, Michigan
  • Dry Tortugas' Fort Jefferson near Key West Florida

    Charter a Small Plane to the Dry Tortugas' Fort Jefferson

    Winter is a great time to finally visit the beautiful Dry Tortugas near Key West, Florida.  These islands, home to Fort Jefferson, are a short hop by boat or plane, and make for a fun day.  Picnic, snorkel, tour, sun . . . then head back to the mainland for sunset.

    Photo courtesy of anoldent

  • Quebec Winter

    Quebec's Hotel Frontenac is Magical in Winter

    Quebec City, and the entire Canadian province of Quebec, is a stupendous old-world getaway that requires no language skills.   Reigning above this charming city's Lower Town - is the majestic Hotel Frontenac,  an iconic landmark.   

    Photo courtesy of Martin Cathrae

  • Steamboat Springs Colorado is great for winter sports, hot tub soaking

    Snowshoeing in Steamboat Springs

    Steamboat is many things to many people. Colorado's most laid-back ski town offers hot spring soaks, rowdy bars, nice restaurants and great slopes.   Snowshoeing is a sport that gets less attention but allows lots of time for scenic vistas, compared with a great workout. 

    Photo courtesy of Lee Coursey

  • Biltmore Estate in Asheville lights up at Christmas time

    Biltmore Estate in Asheville is Magnificent at Christmas

    America's Vanderbilt family did a lot of things right, and the Biltmore Estate in  Asheville might be their finest legacy.  Christmas is over the top at this amazing historic estate.  Save time for shopping in adjacent Biltmore Village.  

    Photo courtesy of Biltmore Estate

  • Lake Placid New York is great for winter sports like skiing

    Catch Some Air in Lake Placid, NY

    Lake Placid still brings to mind "Winter Olympics" for many, and it remains an amazing place to enjoy winter sports.  The approach by car can be shocking: round a curve in the road, and you're suddenly dwarfed by a huge Olympic ski platform.    

    Photo courtesy of Lake Placid CVB

  • Jetsetters love Mustique in the southern Caribbean

    Simplicity Beach on Mustique

    Celebrities, CEOs, royalty and generations of trust fund "kids" have given Mustique an air of excitement, despite its low-key atmosphere.  This southern Caribbean island is nothing if not exclusive.  Keep your eyes peeled:  you never know who might be walking down these hallowed beaches.  

    Photo courtesy of Jason Pratt

  • Rochester Michigan puts on a holiday face at Christmas

    "Big Bright Light Show" in Rochester, Michigan

    Other American cities may find it hard to compete with Rochester, Michigan when it comes to Christmas lights.   This affluent city, on the northern edge of Detroit, acts like a magnet during the holidays, luring festive merrymakers and shoppers from all around.

    Photo courtesy of Bill Bowen


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