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Deer Valley Resort

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Deer Valley Resort

Park City, Utah

Hot cocoa is certainly a highlight of any skiing adventure, but so is an après-ski dip in your own personal hot tub. You'll get just that at your private 6-room vacation rental in Utah's Deer Valley, situated a snowball's throw away from the ski runs.


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Utah Olympic Park held the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and it now hosts national and international competitions and training events, including Nordic jumping and bobsledding. It’s open year-round, so come here to see Olympic memorabilia, or take your own bobsled spin if you’re feeling adventurous. 960 1280

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The Sundance Film Festival is a 10-day event held every January in Park City, showcasing independent movies from all over the world. The festival is named for Robert Redford's character in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. While the renowned actor and former Utah resident didn’t found the festival, he has played an integral park in building the festival's status over the years. 960 1280

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There is plenty to do when the snow melts in Park City as well, like riding an alpine slide. Park City Mountain Resort's alpine slide is “one of the longest in the world, with more than 3,000 feet of gliding and sliding down a luge-like track.” 960 1280

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High West Distillery and Saloon, an Old West and whiskey theme park of sorts, describes itself as “the only ski-in/stagger-out distillery in the world.” Come here for the true spirit of Park City and a shot of whiskey, of course. 960 1280

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Park City’s iconic Main Street is a hub of activity during the Sundance Film Festival, with celebrity sightings on every corner. 960 1280

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Sundance Resort spans more than 5,000 acres on the slopes of Mount Timpanogos in Utah's Wasatch Range. Actor Robert Redford owns the property, a year-round resort that spawned the Sundance Film Festival and the nonprofit Sundance Institute. 960 1280

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Utah's largest single ski and snowboard resort, Canyons Resort has perfect Utah powder, endless mountain terrain and amazing views of the peaks of the Wasatch Mountains. 960 1280

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Zoom, opened in 1995 by Robert Redford, is a vibrant restaurant that's centrally located at the foot of Main Street in Park City. 960 1280

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Montage Deer Valley resort combines luxury with mountain craftsmanship to create a traditional yet upscale lodging experience in Park City. 960 1280

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In 1986, Wasatch Brew Pub became Park City's first brewery since Prohibition. For the best brews on the mountain, head to this popular pub on Main Street and order their signature Polygamy Porter. 960 1280

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The Sky Lodge is an upscale resort and major hub hotel of the Sundance Festival, with large high-end suites and a central location for hitting the slopes and the Park City’s nightlife. 960 1280

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Maui

Maui

With more than 120 miles of coastline, Maui tops Mandy Ingber's list. Channel your inner roar, and strike a warrior pose, as you take in the sights and sounds of the deep blue Pacific splashing against the island’s rocky headlands. 960 1280

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Ibiza

Ibiza

“This is one of the most beautiful, soulful spots I have been to,” says Ingber of this Mediterranean island off the coast of Valencia, Spain. “Bohemian, a place where living and enjoyment are an art -- even just sitting on the beach feels like yoga here!” 960 1280

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Viceroy Bali

Viceroy Bali

“I have wanted to travel to Bali, and have seen the pictures of the Viceroy -- luxury resort!” says Ingber. Luxury, indeed: The family-owned-and-operated property on the Indonesian island of Bali is home to 25 villas, nestled on a hill overlooking the “Valley of the Kings.” 960 1280

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Harbour Island, Bahamas

Harbour Island, Bahamas

This island, located off the northeast coast of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, may be a trek to get to, but it’s worth it for the “quaint, sweet town [vibe] and casual, beachy feel,” says Ingber. We’re betting you’ll agree as you stroll past colorful rows of homes and “om” away on the island’s pink sand beaches. 960 1280

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Ganeshpuri

Ganeshpuri

This small village, about 50 miles north of Mumbai, is “very poor, but soulful and where many gurus have lived and died,” says Ingber. Explore the village’s Siddha yoga tradition at the local ashram, then while away the hours in one of the hot springs near the area’s Tansa River. 960 1280

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Chiva-Som Resort

Chiva-Som Resort

This world-class resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, is on Ingber’s travel wish list. “They have programs tailored to detox, weight loss and rejuvenation here,” says Ingber. “Sign me up! Sometimes I want to be the one on the retreat!” 960 1280

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Kauai

Kauai

“Incredible setting!” says Ingber of this Hawaiian island. “Not only were we in a gorgeous, Bali-style house but the boat ride up the Na Pali Coast is dreamy. Waterfalls and beautiful hikes. So much wild nature here. One of the most bountiful and beautiful places I have been to and taught in.” 960 1280

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One & Only Palmilla, Mexico

One & Only Palmilla, Mexico

Ingber gives this Los Cabos resort overlooking the Sea of Cortez high marks. “I have been here twice, and have had some lovely yoga sessions in this beautiful setting,” says Ingber. “Many of my clients love Mexico because it’s sandy and close -- and we love the sunny weather!” 960 1280

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Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

This ancient city, one of the last inhabited and built by the Mayans, appeals to Ingber for many reasons: “The ruins and the blue of the ocean. The open-night sky. This spot is a dream … we were at a private estate. Heaven.” 960 1280

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Sha Wellness Clinic

Sha Wellness Clinic

This medical and luxury spa, overlooking Spain’s Costa Blanca coastline, also makes Ingber’s shortlist. A big draw is the surrounding natural beauty; the resort is situated in the Sierra Helada Natural Park, home to protected areas of plants as well as vibrant marine wildlife such as bottlenose dolphins. 960 1280

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

This region in southern France is another personal favorite; Ingber stayed at a private estate in the country. “We had fresh eggs from the chickens on the property and practiced yoga daily,” she says. “A little sweaty in the summer, but with a farmers’ market and incredible architecture!” 960 1280

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Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

This posh oceanfront hotel, built on a stretch of sand near the Costa Rican town of Santa Teresa, came recommended by a friend. “It’s on my wish list,” says Ingber. With 2-story villas built around a saltwater pool, a restaurant with organic fruits and veggies, tropical gardens … ah, we can see why. 960 1280

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