We’ve read (and love reading) lots about summer and winter travel, but there’s something extra special about taking a little time off come spring.
It’s already the season of renewal, and there’s something extra special about taking a quiet April or May vacation before the madness of summer kicks off. We asked travel expert and Ahl Collective founder Sophia Sloan for her favorite stylish (but under-the-radar) springtime destinations.
Destination: Bacalar, a Mexican town on the border of Belize.
The vibe: The ultimate Zen getaway
Ideal for: Disconnecting, reading, swimming, and getting much needed Vitamin D
Where to say: Habitas
Don’t miss activity: Blue lagoon sail
If you’d prefer an option a bit further inland, Hacienda de San Antonio, also in Mexico, is paradise in the springtime, too.
For a Girls Trip
Destination: Austin, Nantucket, or Tampa.
The vibe: Plan your trip around a special event! Since we’re all interiors’ lovers here, why not center your travel around a fair.
What to do: Every March, Austin hosts the Round Top Antiques fair; in late April, there’s the Nantucket Daffodil festival–and traveling for a concert is as good an occasion as any: if you can get tickets to Taylor Swift in Tampa, that’s the ideal excuse to get to know the surprisingly vibrant city.
Where to stay:
Austin: Austin Proper Hotel
Nantucket: Greydon House
Tampa: The Tampa Edition
For a Guys Trip
Destination: Iceland. You’d be surprised by how easy it is to get to from most major North American cities.
The vibe: Adventure!
What to do: Rent a van and drive around the Golden Triangle, and, of course, catch the Northern Lights in the evenings.
Where to stay: While Icelandic hotels are beautiful, there’s something particularly breathtaking about renting a remote Airbnb.
For Solo Trips That Feel Safe
The vibe: Something for everyone. If you haven’t been to Machu Picchu, consider this your sign. The flight may be long, but once you arrive in Cusco, it’s easy to manage.
What to do: Keep things chill and walk and soak in your surroundings or participate in some more intense experiences (hiking, trekking, etc.). Like we said: something for everyone.
Where to stay: The Sumaq. And if you can extend your trip and fly to Lake Titicaca, the Titilaka is not to be missed.
We want to know: What are your favorite springtime destinations? Share with us on Instagram @casadesuna.