New year. New you. New travel destinations to dream about. If you’re anything like us, an upcoming escape sounds like just the thing to soothe the soul and expand the mind in a time when we could all use a little extra inspiration.
Read on to see a few of our favorite wanderlust-inciting snaps from our #WheretoFindMe feed, and learn more about the design-lovers’ locales we’ll be lusting after throughout 2017 and beyond.
City Palace, Udaipur, India à la @hulyaozkurt
Built in the 16th century, the lakefront City Palace complex is undeniably the most popular attraction in India’s largest state of Rajasthan. Explore any of the 11 individual palaces within the complex, then take a quick ferry ride to Jag Mandir or hike to the Neemach Mata Temple for unbeatable sunset views.
Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy à la @bontraveler
If this view looks familiar, it’s because it is. The petite pastel village of Manarola is one of the most photographed places in the world. Book a room in one of this town’s many quaint hotels, grab a paper cone of freshly fried frutti di mare in neighboring Vernazza, then lace up your boots for an invigorating seven-hour trek to the northern-most town of Monterosso al Mare. Trust us: The sparkling ocean views and homemade gelato are well worth the hike.
The Tides Beach Club, Kennebunkport, Maine à la @hannahrheaume
Looking to plan an idyllic spring or summer East Coast escape? Look no further than coastal Maine’s Tides Beach Club. Only a short drive from the historical center of Kennebunkport, this oceanfront inn features 21 guest rooms and two suites inspired and furnished by Jonathan Adler, as well as on-site bars and restaurants, kayak rentals, and morning yoga classes.
American Trade Hotel, Panama City, Panama à la @aglobetrot
Only a five-hour flight from NYC, Panama City is experiencing a cultural resurgence in both the historic Old Quarter and the bustling new downtown, with the stunning American Trade Hotel located conveniently in between. Step inside this lovingly restored landmark building in Casco Viejo and you can expect to find simple, contemporary interiors accented with globally infused textiles and decor—perfect for inspiring curious tourists and seasoned travelers alike.
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, India à la @reema_desai
To experience the unequivocal luxury of India’s finest world-class accommodations, a trip to Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is an absolute must. With 11 restaurants and bars on-site, this iconic waterfront landmark offers endless inspiration inside and out, with intricately detailed architecture, splendid courtyard gardens, and spectacular views of both the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India.
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico à la @tekwani
Only seven square blocks, the walled city of Old San Juan might be lacking in size, but it is not lacking in history, enchanting vistas, or colonial architecture splashed in the city’s signature tropical hues. For a truly Old Town experience, we recommend taking stroll along the charming cobblestones of Paseo de la Princesa—a tree-lined esplanade that stretches along the city’s old perimeter wall from the Raíces Fountain down to the waterfront docks.
Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana à la @laurenswells
Nestled high in the forests of the Bitterroot Mountains of the Montana Rockies, Triple Creek Ranch is the epitome of laid-back, all-American luxury. Stay in one of the ranch’s private log cabins or sprawling ranch homes, and venture to the all-inclusive main lodge whenever you please. If you’re up for an outdoor adventure, you can arrange a variety of activities—from skiing to horseback riding to even dogsledding—directly through the front desk.
Pumphouse Point, Lake St. Clair, Tasmania, Australia à la @_itsbeautifulhere
A perfect escape for wild-weather-chasers or for those simply looking to unplug and unwind, the Pumphouse Point wilderness retreat also happens to be a contemporary-design-lover’s dream. Take in the surrounding natural beauty of this renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site from inside a room in the eponymous pump house—located 820 feet out on Australia’s deepest lake—and you might feel as if you’re walking on water.
Boncourt, Centre, France à la @sliceofpai
While we don’t often venture beyond Paris’s city walls when visiting the City of Light, we think this adorable Airbnb—located in a quaint village only 40 miles west of Paris—might convince us to do so on our next trip. Once you arrive, start off by taking a stroll along the flowering meadows and rolling green hills surrounding this tiny town, then explore the winding gravel drives and historic buildings before heading back to your sweet retreat for the night.