5 Relaxing Places You’ll Wish You Were Visiting

November 13th, 2013 by The JetSetter Team | 2 Comments »

Slide1 (6)It’s that time of year again—the air is taking on a familiar chill and there’s a suggestion of snow every time it precipitates. Things are getting downright cold unless you’re, like Jason Hartman, lucky enough to be experiencing an Arizona winter. You might be thinking about a holiday vacation, a reprieve from turkey and the family you love so very much come early December. Why not check out one of these luxuriously relaxing locations?

Necker Island

Part of the Caribbean’s Virgin Islands, Necker island is British owned (by Richard Branson, actually) and experiences little to no tourism. You’ll need to hire the whole island to gain access to it, including staff. While it’ll cost you a pretty penny, there will be no one else there and you’ll experience the beauty of the Caribbean first hand.

The Lodi Gardens in New Delhi

These gardens are as tranquil as it gets! Fountains, ponds, expansive lawn, and walking/jogging paths make these gardens a great place for quiet meditation. A rare quiet place in the hubbub of India, the Lodi Gardens are an excellent place to retire to if you’re in New Delhi and desire a reprieve from city life.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

If you’re less interested in tropical paradise and more committed to scenic views, Jackson Hole is for you! With lakes, rivers, and hot springs, water abounds and offers unique setting in which to view the area’s abundant wildlife. There are ski resorts, an elk refuge, and a variety of national parks offering spectacular tranquility and unforgettable views of nature. You’ll also find a thriving city with good food, great shopping, and friendly folks.

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

In photographs, the Blue Lagoon looks like a mysterious cross between tropical and freezing, with its clear blue water emitting steam between tourists. Set between snowy mountains and lava fields, this hot springs is a popular (but not overcrowded) tourist destination morning, noon, and night. It’s huge too—and stunningly beautiful.

Fiji’s Vanua Levu

This island is Fiji’s second largest and easily accessible by flight from Viti Levu. The island is home to resorts, nature, and Fijian culture. There are beautiful beaches and lush mountains that provide great landscapes for exploring by snorkel or hiking boot. If you’re interested in the expatriate lifestyle, you’ll find lots of likeminded folks here, so settle into some great (and educational) conversations.

So finish up those pumpkin pies and turkey sandwiches, and prepare to relax. Black Friday and family fights are soon to be a thing of the past! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zumfelde/8723701560/)


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