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Summer Travel Hot Spots

Posted on May 30 2019

The saying "Schools Out For Summer" couldn't be more true even for us adults who are far past that point in life. As soon as beach weather is in the air we are all dreaming of fun in the sun and exotic destinations. We spoke with Jolie Goldring, luxury travel expert, about her top summer travel hot spots. She has us wishing we had more frequent flyer points!

Jolie packed our "Sweet Delilah Mini Dress" on vacation


When I think of summering in Europe I think of views of the Mediterranean, exploring historical towns with amazing architecture, art and of course shopping, and often trying unique cuisine indigenous to the culture, tastes and climates of the country.   Spain is a country that hits every item on this list!  An ideal summer trip to Spain for my clients, my family or anyone for that matter would include a few days in Barcelona, a few days in Seville and then a few days in Marbella, Spain's coastal beach getaway.  Not to be missed in Barcelona would be a private after hours tour of the Picasso Museum followed by a tapas tasting.  Nonstop flights to Barcelona and Malaga make this a perfect European summer destination!  Marbella’s chic beach clubs include Nikki Beach, MC Club and there is even a Nobu Hotel!

Fave hotels: the Edition Barcelona, the Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville and the Marbella Club in Marbella. 

What I’d pack: the Belted Smocked Back Dress for walks in town or to throw over a bikini, the Shortcake Sweater for a night out of Tapas and Tango in Barcelona, the Jensen dress for dinner at Nobu, a pair of Ancient Greek Sandals and a chic tote


It isn’t easy to visit the islands during the summer months due to strong tropical weather and hurricane risks.  Bermuda is my answer to that! With quick flights from many East Coast airports, Bermuda is the perfect family or couples getaway during our summer months.  The silky pink sand beaches are some of the best and most famous in the world.  The island has a distinctive blend of British and American cultures which can be found in the town of Hamilton, a bustling port town with loads of shops and restaurants.  Golf on the island is some of the finest or rent a moped to tour around on the island.  Boating excursions like a snorkel sail or sunset cruise are a must.  Your children will love building sand castles and spending days on these beaches and Mom and Dad will love how exhausted they get! 

Fave hotel: Rosewood Bermuda 

What I’d pack: the Peplum Cami Tank paired with white jeans for dinner out, Stripe Woven Romper for lunch by the beach, the Sweet Delilah mini dress, a large beach hat & the Emilia Clutch


Going out West isn’t only for skiing.  Aspen is a summer playground with so much to offer to adults and children alike! Some of the best most beautiful hiking, biking, fishing and outdoor activities can be found in ski towns such as Aspen, Colorado.  In fact people flock to Aspen all summer for a variety of events such as the Aspen Food & Wine Festival, the Aspen Art Festival and the Aspen Music Festival to name a few.  The Maroon Bells, the most photographed peaks in North America, offer a spectacular and manageable hike and epitomizes the beauty of the Rocky Mountains.   The town of Aspen is home to some of the top fashion retailers (think Louis Vuitton, Prada) in addition to unique clothing and design shops.  Of course the restaurant scene is buzzing and there are loads of spots to hear amazing bands such as Belly Up.  I love the juxtaposition of rustic outdoor activities with posh shops and dining!

Fave hotels: The Little Nell and the Hotel Jerome

What I’d pack: the Harwood plaid shirt, Marjorelle Flair Denim jeans, Stripe Blazer Shirt and the Delicate Daze Blouse, loads of workout gear

Jolie in our "Peplum Cami" tank 

About Jolie Goldring:

Jolie has over 15 years experience with luxury travel planning. Offering a very high level of service, Jolie oversees all aspects of the vacation planning process with the sole intent of creating meaningful memories for her clientele. She is also a mother of 2. Jolie has been quoted and written up in the press and was named Industry "Trendsetter" in 2016 by Luxury Travel Advisor. 

Learn more about Jolie @ In The Know Experiences  and @luxetraveljolie 


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