Favorite places to escape the city!

Where do you take off to when you want to escape the city? Aspen, Jackson Hole, Tibet, etc. whats a good trip where I can just chill in nature, drink and hike/ski. Ideally there's a lake. Fire away!

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Comments (14)

Dec 21, 2018

Do a ski trip to New England! While you won't have any ridiculous levels of luxury, you can hit a ton of different mountains and really get the most our of your time. Also, not super expensive and not too far from NY.


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Dec 21, 2018

Pokhara in Nepal is a great place to escape too. Great hiking in the Annapurnas, good food and drinking by the lake, tons of culture, and close to Chitwan national park where there's elephants, jaguars, crocs, etc. Stay at the Fish Tail Lodge when you're there, there's probably some better hotels though. There's a Russian guy at the airport that gives rides in one of those tiny plane motorized glider things so you can see the mountains up close.

Mar 4, 2019

I have too many places to list, from the Isle of Mull on the west coast of Scotland through to Milford Sound on the South Island of New Zealand. It's too difficult to choose favourites really, as many places I've been are compeltely different, but no less specatcular. I`m thinking about going to Greece and looking for any Crete Chania Airport Transfer recommendations.

Mar 4, 2019

Vermont - best skiing on east coast

Mar 4, 2019

Depends on how much time you have. If at least a week, can't go wrong with Peru where you can eat and drink your way through Lima and Cusco and then hike Machu Picchu. If you only have a long weekend, I'd recommend Banff.

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Mar 4, 2019

I stayed at a castle in Co. Leitrim in Ireland. It was in the middle of a forest right on a lake. They maintained the grounds really well -- you could easily spend a day just exploring the property.

I've also been to the southern island Kyushu in Japan. There are some populated cities, but there's a lot of countryside that's absolutely beautiful.

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Mar 4, 2019

Lakes, you say? My favorites are Konigssee in Bavaria, Interlaken in Switzerland, and of course Lake Tahoe in CA.

Mar 4, 2019

Davos, Switzerland nice mountain town. You'd still get your yearly Finance Conference

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Mar 10, 2019

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Mar 10, 2019

Hmm I'm closer to Boston but did a 4 day trip to Norway which was insane. Look up Norway in a Nutshell, the fjords are breathtaking. Recently went to Belize for a week and that was really cool. Not the best beaches, but great snorkeling & diving on the Cayes and cool hikes/caves near the boarder of Guatemala. Did a 4 day trip to Charleston, SC last May which is a really cool place to just walk around for a few days.

For places within driving distance I usually just go up to a friends place in VT/NH and snowboard for the weekend. You should check out Burlington, VT. Nice little college town on Lake Champlain and about 45 minutes to Stowe which is one the best mountains on the east, although expensive.

Mar 10, 2019

If you want to stay in the US, surprised no one mentioned Lake Tahoe yet. Great bang for your buck.

Interlaken, Switzerland is pretty great too but definitely a touristy spot to visit

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Mar 11, 2019

In my family, we go to southern Maine.

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Mar 13, 2019

I prefer the winter forest, this is a great place to get away from all the problems.

Mar 14, 2019