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Closer to home...
Long haul destinations are exotic, liberating and offer the ideal opportunity to press the reset button. They are also an investment of time. This most precious commodity is sometimes in short supply, especially as the school year begins and holidays approach/are underway, so we have decided to focus this month’s Typsy Traveler on destinations perfect for short duration breaks for the North American market. We have been thoughtful in selecting quality over quantity and we have crafted Travel Sommelier specific experiences at each locale in tandem with the respective property owners. We relish the opportunity to introduce you to them!.

Twin Farms, Vermont: Active/Outdoors/Luxury/Food
This is NOT ‘your fathers’s farm retreat’! Rather, it is a best-in-show get-away set in 400 acres of spectacular Vermont countryside. High praise indeed from Caitlin: "this is one of the top three weekends I have ever had” puts this at the top of the list for couples looking for a romantic interlude, artisanal food paired with a 15,000 bottle wine cellar and distinctively luxurious accommodations. The beauty of TF is that each season offers a slew of new experiences and scenery…. autumn colors, specials food and wine weekends, hiking, lazy lakeside picnics and canoeing, winter skiing, sledding and snowshoeing, fires and hot tubs under the stars…the list goes on and I predict you will return on multiple occasions at different times of the year.  Each accommodation offers something different and we will steer you in the right direction!

Cambridge Beaches, Bermudaaaaahhhhh: Beach/Recharge the Batteries
This is a VERY grown up long weekend beach destination. A short
two hours from NYC and you are on a 30 acre private Peninsula on Bermuda replete with four expansive beaches. The remainder of the island is a delight to explore via moped - a mix of colonial British history and culture, along with local fish shacks and waterfront bars. Marcus Samuelson’s new restaurant on Hamilton’s waterfront is worth a visit..if you can force yourself to leave your beach villa!

El Encanto, Santa Barbara: Wine Region Exploration
Some of the most intriguing wines produced in the USA are currently coming from a handful of valleys (Santa Maria, Santa Ynez) near Santa Barbara…and Paso Robles is a day trip away. Cellar door experiences and tastings reveal some real gems - after all, this is ‘Sideways’ country! The hotel reminds me of a movie set, up on a ridge with sweeping views of the town and the ocean. The beauty of a long weekend here is that it delivers the Mediterranean to your door without having to leave the USA. We have created some stellar wine and food experiences, and cannot wait to share them with you.

Here’s looking forward to providing you with a mix of near and far as well as short and long duration curated travel experiences, in the meantime travel well, travel often and travel with us!

Best regards,

Darren Humphreys
+1 203 286 8338 office
+1 203 919 9161 cell
For more information on any of the items above or other travel requests please contact:
Travel Sommelier 
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Darren Humphreys
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