Who cares about those resolutions to lose weight, organize your life, or otherwise become a better person? How about resolving to become a more interesting person this year by tearing up the open road, traveling to a famed destination, or getting in the Gold Medal spirit. Here’s how:
Imagine yourself nestled into a plush leather driver’s seat, hands balanced on the steering wheel, cruising in a bright red Ferrari at breakneck speed. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona can turn this fantasy into some real fun through its “Seek Adventure” car rental program, featuring a $229,000 Ferrari California! Check out Sanctuary’s Ferrari Casita Package (starting at $1,383.88) for a discounted two-night stay, a half-day Ferrari rental, and a delicious picnic lunch from its elements restaurant – ideal for a road trip exploring the Sonoran Desert.
Or get in your sun and fun by checking out one of the top 10 up-and-coming destinations in the United States, as noted by TripAdvisor. Pompano Beach, Florida is ripe for discovery, and its oceanfront Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa’s Sun, Sand and SiSpa package (starting at $369 per night, available through March 31, 2015) is the perfect melding of me-time with beach time. Indulge in a 50-minute spa treatment per night at SiSpa, discounted spa merchandise to stock up on your new 2015 skincare regimen, and reserved beach chairs and umbrella for soaking in the sun. Everyone will want to be you.
Fan of the Winter Olympics? Get your game on this season at Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge, host of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Games. This luxury resort challenges guests to tap into the town’s Gold Medal spirit with its Winter Games Experience Package (starting at $476 per night, Dec. 5, 2014 – March 31, 2015). Guests booking this package can test their winter sports skills on the same runs and tracks that were the training grounds for Lake Placid’s own hometown Olympians, from super-G silver medalist Andrew Wilbrecht, to three-time bobsled medalist Steve Holcomb, to Erin Hamlin, the first American woman to win an Olympic luge medal. The lodge’s concierge team serve as expert “coaches” to help you go for the gold in exhilarating activities like ice-climbing, bobsledding, tubing, speed skating, and downhill skiing at nearby Whiteface Mountain. You’ll also get a special Olympic-themed welcome amenity, two 50-minute sports massages, and two Olympic Sites Passports offering admission to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum and Ski Jumping Complex, among other popular attractions, while enjoying luxurious suite accommodations complete with balcony, fireplace, and full kitchen; American breakfast daily in KANU; warm, homemade cookies at turndown; nightly s’mores; and access to a 56-seat movie theater and two-lane bowling alley.