You have a week or so with the family and you need to private charter jet winter vacation destination that everyone will love. From the tropics to snow bunny-cold, enjoy a land with a traditional holiday vibe or one that gets away from the hustle and bustle of it all.
Black Forest Region, Germany
A place that never ceases to possess a joyful spirit during the holidays is Germany’s picturesque Black Forest in the southwest corner of Baden-Württemberg. Take a private charter jet vacation here for authentic Schwarzwald ham smoked over pinecones, Black Forest cake and the Rothaus Brewery’s Tannen-Zäpfle Pilsner. If you’re on holiday to relax, enjoy a Baden-Baden spa experience in one of the several opulent thermal baths in the area. Baden-Baden’s grand air and expensive boutiques serve as the backdrop of the annual Christmas markets, which you can find throughout the region. Some of the most notable are those in Strasbourg, Gengenbach, Titisee and Freiburg. However, if you want to bring home an authentic, lavish souvenir, head to Triberg for a hand-carved kuckucksuhr (cuckoo clock). For a smaller timepiece, visit Prorzheim, Germany’s “Golden City”, as it’s known for its premium watch-making enterprises.
With a never-ending kaleidoscope of lights all year round, Tokyo’s holiday lights are a reflection of the Western influence over the city, not necessarily its love for the carols of Bing Crosby or Nat King Cole. Nevertheless, when Tokyo does lights, it goes all out. Areas of the city that require the use of sunglasses at night because of their displays of holiday cheer include Caretta Shiodome with its 3D projectors, Shinjuku Terrace City, Ginza, Chuo Street, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown, Odaiba, Tokyo Dome City, Marunouchi, Yebisu Garden Place and the Akasaka Sacas complex with its outdoor skating rink. When you need to relieve some tension, the Edo-style hot springs are sure to please. But, if shopping is on your mind, head to Takeshita Street in the Harajuku area for its unique street fashions and large shopping district. Omotesando Avenue is home to affluent boutiques, like Prada. To search for traditional gifts, the Asakusa area has what you need for some well-deserved Japanese-style holiday cheer. For your like-home Christmas dinner, make a reservation at a Western hotel, like the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel, Hilton Tokyo Bay, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi or the New York Grill at the Park Hyatt.
About the size of Massachusetts, Belize is just south of Mexico—a short hop away in your private charter jet. The English-speaking country has a large Creole influence and a laid back demeanor that’s almost comatose. The staggering beauty of the country is enhanced by its rainforest-cloaked mountains, unearthed Mayan pyramids, underground rivers, sacred limestone caves and the world’s second longest barrier reef (You don’t have to go Down Under to snorkel with a rainbow-colored tropical fish.). Belize’s nightlife takes a backseat to its wildlife. Give the kids a rare opportunity to see the elusive, endangered jaguars at the Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve, hundreds of species of birds at the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and marine life at the famous Shark and Stingray Alley at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Stay at a Chan Chich Lodge luxury villa for a well-appointed night in the Mayan ceremonial city within La Selva Maya (The Mayan Jungle) for a truly unique experience (http://www.chanchich.com/). For your holiday meals, enjoy the cuisine at the elegant Palmilla restaurant in Ambergris Caye or The French Connection in Placencia.
Where are you off to this holiday season?
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