Cruise or jet to one of these five dreamy destinations.
In Search of Tibetan Snow Leopard
Up on the “roof of the world” in Tibet, the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh has been hailed as one of the last frontiers for wildlife tourism. This 13-day winter expedition meets the elements head-on, in an awe-inspiring landscape, while guests search for the elusive snow leopard. Other rare and endangered animal species are found in this cold desert landscape, including ibex, Tibetan antelope and bharal; andbeyond.com.
Bermuda: America’s Cup
Once in a lifetime experiences come, well, once, and this event is one that should not be missed. The prestigious international sporting event began in 1851 and has proven to be a “who’s who” gathering, with sponsors like Louis Vuitton, Sir Thomas Lipton of English tea fame, Prada and multi-billionaire Larry Ellison. Get a glimpse of the world’s fastest sailors during a week of events; butterfield.com.
Iceland: Adventures in the Land of Fire and Ice
AdventureWomen’s journey to Iceland takes guests on a multi-activity adventure through lush meadows and snow-capped mountains. Sail the islands of Breidafjordur Bay; take a jet boat on Iceland’s broad and beautiful rivers; and enjoy horseback riding, hiking and snowmobile riding on magnificent glaciers. End the trip with a soak in the world-famous “Blue Lagoon”; adventurewomen.com.
Around the World by Private Jet: The Tropics to the Arctic
Geoffrey Kent himself created another wish-fulfilling, globe-spanning journey available through Abercrombie & Kent. This brilliant itinerary takes guests from Easter Island’s iconic Moai statues, to a private performance of the Naadam Games on a Mongolian steppe, to a private tour of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. Of course, let’s not forgot about swimming with the whale sharks in the Philippines; abercrombiekent.com.
Take the Sea Cloud
Step back into last-century glamour with a journey on the Sea Cloud, a yacht that originally belonged to E.F. Hutton and Marjorie Merriweather Post, which has been used by monarchs, presidents and celebrities to travel in relaxed elegance. Choose from Mediterranean or Caribbean adventures on this gorgeous, four-masted ship that’s considered a masterpiece of shipbuilding; expeditions.com.