TRAVEL + LEISURE - There’s a summer vacation — and then there’s one you can’t explain with a postcard.
While plenty of travelers have their go-to spots for each season, there are some legendary trips that ignite inspiration, force you to think differently and have you telling the stories of your adventure for decades to come.
Regardless of how many passport stamps you’ve collected or countries you’ve checked off your must-go list, there’s always a new corner of the globe left to discover.
From adventures in South America to journeys through the United States, Europe and beyond, consider this both your inspiration guide and your new bucket list for when you’re out-of-office.
Tasting in Napa
After last year’s wildfires, a vacation to this iconic California wine country is not only boozy and bountiful — but a way to stimulate their tourism and economy. For nearly all of those long, tipsy summer days, this region outside of San Francisco offers sunshine and foodie-approved meals. If you can make it during July, you can sip your way through the Festival Napa Valley, with a myriad of wineries offering their best blends. For a more playful afternoon, consider booking a journey on the Napa Valley Wine Train, where your last stop will be your bed for a nap.
Where to Stay: With a Tuscan influence, the new Vista Collina Resort is in the center of the valley, with each guestroom complete with a free bottle of vino.