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Day In Paradise

Day In
Paradise

The perfect mini break tends to be an idea we mull over while sitting at our desks, typing away. An escape to somewhere tropical, with a little less espresso downing and a little more cocktail sipping. I recently returned from a mini jaunt in Tobago for my friends’ wedding and I had an absolutely fabulous time. I was reminded of how rejuvenating it can be to escape the day-to-day for a little while. And after the statistics on how many Americans use their vacation days were released, I felt the need to get behind the push for mini getaways.

Tobago was a great surprise with pristine beaches and impossibly lush rainforests – an idyllic backdrop for the 1960 classic Disney movie Swiss Family Robinson.  I found myself holding court each day at the very chilled Bacolet Beach Club – an open air restaurant on the beach with a super cool vibe that reminded me of my favorite lunch spot in Bali.  A quick 4-hour flight from JFK to Trinidad and 20-minute puddle jumper to Tobago – for an Aussie lass like me, that’s what we call a weekender.

For those not looking to pull out their passport, Scottsdale is the perfect mini weekend break and a great option for New Yorkers or Angelenos.  The city has more than 330 days of sunshine annually (that sounds perfect right about now…) and a plethora of stunning properties. I recently stayed at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia – the Moroccan hammam experience is to die for. There is also the darling Singh Farms with an out of this world farmer’s market for people looking to have a little impromptu picnic.

A spot on the top of my mini break bucket list is Iceland – a surprisingly easy flight from NYC and a totally different world. Ultra-cool travel company Black Tomato has a huge arsenal of Icelandic itineraries and would be the perfect go-to for navigating the land of fire and ice.

The world is too beautiful and diverse to let your email run your life – make every vacation day count.

For more of my lifestyle and travel finds, check out Travel Curator.

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