Right now, many are looking to travel again. I know I am! Virtual vacations are very popular on social media, but nothing replaces real ones. Now is the time to plan your winter getaway. Come join me on these winter cool vacations. Via Mondo has several options at various hot spots. In this issue of travel, I discuss fashionable destinations in 2021. In January, we start the year off with health and wellness at Rancho La Puerto in Baja, California. La Rancho is an all-inclusive oasis along the Baja peninsula. Fly into San Diego and from there, it’s a short ride to the resort. The Rancho La Puerto has been around for 80 years.  They have been embodying wellbeing since 1940, each visit you “enter serenity and step in wonder”.  The Rancho continues as a destination fitness resort and spa, and always family owned and operated.

Cruises are back! Not a huge fan of cruising, yet Windstar isn’t your average cruise line. In February, Via Mondo goes to the Caribbean with Windstar Cruises. This 7 day Caribbean cruise sets sail out of St. Maarten. Really, it sets sail! The Yachtsman’s Caribbean Windsurf is a sailing yacht with a guest capacity of 342, a 2:1 ratio of guests to crew members. Now, that’s cruising, rather sailing! The sailing yacht itinerary visits Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, St. Barthélemy and Antigua. Let Windstar take you into hidden coves and tiny harbors no one else can reach as you fully experience the Caribbean’s private yachting scene. Explore the island charm of Road Town and the inviting beaches of Jost Van Dyke as you overnight in the harbor. Sail to Virgin Gorda, with its assembly of house-sized rocks called “The Baths.” Savor the high life on St. Barts.

In March, Via Mondo partnered up with the Skaneateles Chamber to offer Alaska’s Northern Lights trip. On this trip, we will search for the northern lights in Fairbanks’ star-filled sky, hop in a sled and experience dog mushing like a local, and visit Musk Ox Farm and learn about the sustainable domestication project. Pass by floating glaciers and playful otters on a winter glacier cruise in Prince William Sound. Enjoy a scenic ride from Talkeetna to Fairbanks via Alaska Railroad. There have been 2 Collette presentations in June and if you would like to coordinate a presentation of the trip with your friends and family, call or email Via Mondo to set it up.

To arrange a family trip or gathering of friends in 2021, the planning process begins now. Sign up for the Via Mondo newsletter for travel updates and for real time happenings in the industry, follow Via Mondo on Instagram and Facebook. To receive dates and a detailed itineraries for these trips, contact Via Mondo Travel. Plan now to travel later.