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Escape The Cold At Samantha Brown's Favorite Winter Destinations
Coronado in San Diego is a tiny picturesque island with local boutiques, hip cafés, and the iconic Hotel Del — one of travel expert Samantha Brown's top recommendations.
In addition, nearby LA is the capital of fashion, farm-to-table dining, and sunny shorelines. Peruse the iconic streets of Venice Beach, a bohemian beachside neighborhood.
According to Brown's website, "If you're looking for city life, check out Miami, Jacksonville, or Tampa." Florida Keys and Naples are also hot spots on her travel list.
Florida's Sanibel Island, another Brown favorite, enjoys an unhurried lifestyle characterized by relaxed beach culture, curated art galleries, and quirky souvenir shops.
New Zealand is perfect for those with a wanderlust spirit and a wild-at-heart personality. Auckland is a top recommendation from Samantha Brown.
New Zealand
Auckland's core pillars are holistic wellness, conservation, and a thriving economy. A few hours east of Auckland, Cathedral Cove is one of New Zealand's premier sights.
A colorful canvas of mountains with rolling hillsides and turquoise waters, Bali is known for its rich history and warm communities, making it one of Brown's favorites.
Get lost in Ceking Rice Terrace, a tiered hillside of rice fields, then cool off in the crystal clear waters of Tanah Lot, a small rocky outcrop that forms a sheltered cove.