New Year: Vail, Sweden, Park City To Kick Off 2013

We’re already a week into 2013! The holidays come, the holidays go. What else is new?

I’m sad to see it all pass by so quickly, to see all the holiday parties crossed off the calendar, but the good thing is that it’s time to get back on the road and officially kick off the 2013 tour.

What’s on tap in January for Wake and Wander? I am in Philadelphia right now, hanging out one last evening after spending a long weekend in the City of Brotherly Love (stories to come). It’s hard for me to consider it a “trip” given that I grew up just outside the city, but it feels good to reconnect with my roots, and who doesn’t love a staycation? Tonight I’ll leave the city and work on my laundry pile, and on Thursday it’s back in the air.

I might add a few more destinations last minute, but here’s a glimpse of the schedule:

View of the fresh powder from Snowmass in Aspen last month. Fingers crossed for a storm this weekend in Vail. Photo by Wake and Wander.
View of the fresh powder from Snowmass in Aspen last month. Fingers crossed for a storm this weekend in Vail. Photo by Wake and Wander.

Vail, Jan 10th-13th: After exploring the infamous Aspen last month (story to come soon on Travel and Escape), it’s only fair that I pay a visit to Vail, another of Colorado’s top ski destinations. I’ll be spending two nights at the Westin Beaver Creek, bookended by two nights in Denver. I’m renting a small car, which pretty much guarantees an epic snowstorm, fresh powder, and poor road conditions. Here’s hoping.

Beautiful Suite at the Hotel de Glace in Quebec City, which I visited last February. Photo by Wake and Wander.
Beautiful suite at the Hotel de Glace in Quebec City, which I visited last February. Photo by Wake and Wander.

Sweden, Jan 14th-19th: A few nights in Stockholm and a stay up in the arctic at the ice hotel highlight this short trip. It will be my first visit to the country, and I hear vodka is the local drink of choice when trying to stay warm. Last year, I stayed at the ice hotel in Quebec City and never appreciated a hair dryer more.

View of the valley near Salt Lake City from Deer Valley. Photo by Wake and Wander.
View of the valley near Salt Lake City from Deer Valley. Photo by Wake and Wander.

Park City, Jan 30th-Feb 6th: While this trip to Salt Lake City will begin with a few days in Park City, the former site of the Olympic Games, I will also be skiing several other resorts in the area. Known for its dry snow and a dozen resorts within 45 minutes of downtown, Salt Lake has become one of America’s most popular winter destinations.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Steve S says:

    You lucky son of a gun! SWEDEN! I’m jealous as I’ve heard it’s really beautiful!

  2. Looking forward to reading about the Utah extravaganza!

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