After my grandfather's passing, it's too hard for me to spend holidays back in my hometown. I'm trying to decide where to go this year and would love suggestions.
Last Christmas I went on an amazing adventure to Yellowknife, Canada. I stayed at Blachford Lake Lodge, flew in on a ski plane, went ice fishing, xc skiing on a frozen lake, saw the Northern Lights, went dog sledding... All the meals were served family-style with other guests and everything you could want was at the lodge. It was perfect. I'm looking for something similar this year. Not necessarily the weather and specific activities (although I'm not opposed to more winter wonderland), but the idea of a resort with everything included, or at least on the property.
I want to stay in the US and would love using my American/USAIR miles to get there (but that's not a dealbreaker). The budget isn't a HUGE concern as I can shorten/extend my trip, but let's say under $2500.
I love the idea of a beach getaway - beach time, kayaking, paddleboarding, huge bonus if I could arrange private scuba tours. I'm open to yoga/spa retreats, xc ski resorts, hiking and camping... really most anything.
Suggestions? Please and thank you in advance!