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Blake McCoy on Where to Travel to This Winter

Blake McCoy | Chicago, IL

By Blake McCoyPublished 4 months ago 3 min read

Winter is a great excuse to escape the cold and also enjoy fun activities such as snowboarding and skiing.

The winter holidays are also a popular time to travel. Therefore, it’s essential to book your trip now to avoid getting stuck with high prices and not being able to find the best deals. Here is a list of where to travel this winter.

Gstaad, Switzerland

Europe has plenty of beautiful ski towns that attract high-net-worth individuals. One of these is Gstaad, known for its old-world charm. It’s also a favorite destination of the Monegasque royals. Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi got married in 2014.

The Berkshires

The Wheatleigh, which was initially built in 1893, is a charming boutique hotel that feels like it’s in a European chalet. Its 19 rooms are equipped with fireplaces and warm wood accents, and it offers panoramic views of the Berkshires. Several trails are suitable for various activities, such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

The Dolomites, Italy

The Dolomite mountains are known to be incredibly beautiful. One of the most charming areas in the region is San Cassiano, which is located underneath the peaks of the Dolomite mountains. The Rosa Alpina was one of the first properties in the area to become an Aman partner hotel last year. This means that guests can expect the same high-end and ultra-zen-like experiences that the brand’s fans are accustomed to.

Lake Placid, New York

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway with a view of the stars and a hearty meal around a fire, then the Whiteface Lodge in the Catskills is the place for you. This property is located in the beautiful region of the Adirondacks, and it features 80 trails perfect for various activities. After a day of skiing, you can enjoy a drink or two at the lodge’s outdoor dining area.

Raton, Mexico

Ted Turner is one of the largest private landowners in the US. With over 2 million acres of land, he’s considered a real-life John Dutton. One of his properties is the Vermejo Reserve, which is located in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. This property is the largest of his multiple hospitality brands.

This property is dedicated to conservation and features several creature comforts, such as a world-class spa and five-star accommodations. It also profoundly focuses on preserving the Rio Grande cutthroat trout and American bison.

About Blake McCoy

Forever curious — Blake McCoy has built a successful career as a broadcast journalist by traveling to new places, seeking out new people and questioning everything. Even the biggest news stories start with a tip or hunch. A journalist explores it from all angles until a story takes shape. That boundless curiosity is what makes travel Blake McCoy’s favorite pastime.

Blake McCoy’s career often takes him to exciting new locations covering events as they happen. Journalism rewards curiosity. In his off-time, Blake McCoy channels that innate curiosity into travel with assignments he gets to choose himself.

A California native, Blake McCoy grew up outside Los Angeles. His first travels were to explore new beaches, attend summer camp in the mountains of Big Bear and on weekend trips to places like Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Catalina Island. As a teenager, Blake McCoy relocated with his family to Nevada and a small town outside Las Vegas rich in history. Founded by the federal government in the Great Depression, Boulder City was built to house workers constructing the Hoover Dam. Today, that dam creates Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the United States, responsible for generating power and allocating water for three states — Nevada, Arizona and California.

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Blake McCoy

Blake McCoy is a dynamic, engaging broadcast journalist with a depth of experience. As a network news correspondent, Blake has traveled the country sharing stories of human triumph and tragedy, struggle and perseverance.

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