Saint Patrick’s Day is a joyful time, and it can also be a perfect time to take a mini-vacation. But where to go? The top trips have some historic or thematic tie to the holiday, and a luxurious hotel to stay in, and at least one fantastic party, or parade, or wild bacchanalia. Good food and drink are preferred, but not required. If money is no object, and you can get away for a few days, here’s our surprising list of the 10 best trips to the top places in the world for a vacation to celebrate Irish heritage and Saint Patrick’s Day this year.
Which luxury hotels and resorts provide the highest levels of privacy, social distance and open spaces for a COVID-19 era vacation right now? Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 10 luxury vacations at new for 2021 hotels and resorts in the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico that are as COVID-19 safe as they could reasonably be. As always, don’t travel without assessing the risks to you and your companions – but if you’re keen for a winter 2021 safe vacation escape, here are 10 destinations that might perfectly fit the bill.
For serious fans of Bridgerton, Downtown Abbey and The Crown, a weekend away in the English countryside manor is the stuff of dreams. Luckily, there are several seriously luxurious places to stay in the bucolic and beautiful rural areas of the UK. And many of the region’s beloved classic properties have been updated with all of modern luxury conveniences, too. So if you’re looking to get out of the major cities in Britain, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to explore some the rustic charms of the country life, what are the best luxury hotels in the UK countryside right now? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has the answers. Here’ are the most luxurious places to stay in rural areas and best luxury hotels, manor houses, castles and estates in the English and UK countryside.
Have you heard? Of course you have, because for at least a few moments last week the fashion world was solely focused on a seminal 2021 event. No, not the D.C. insurrection. The Disappearance of Bottega Veneta from social media. Which got us to thinking: is mystery the new authenticity? Is a whisper the new shout? Is this a bad move or a boss move? Perhaps the new definition of luxury brand power is this: real power is when a brand is so strong it can disappear from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and other social media and still be the object of clamorous attention and intense desire. Political types, you might also want to take note.
Given all of the travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, what are the best hotels and resorts for a safe and relaxing luxury ski vacation in 2021? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has researched this pressing matter, and she’s sharing our list of the 14 best luxury ski resorts in the U.S. where you’ve got good odds for a safe family ski resort vacation, romantic holiday, or girls trip this winter 2021.