Vacation

Our series about wanderlust-worthy, slightly off-the-grid vacation hotspots, with local picks (and gorgeous pics) from our intrepid Nordstrom crew.

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GLOBETROTTER: Laura Oxford, Digital Copy Manager

WHY THERE? I’ve always wanted to visit the Greek islands. There are so many to choose from, but Santorini has the reputation of being one of the most gorgeous. The island was formed out of lava from a volcanic eruption, and the central part of the volcano sank into the sea to create a crater, or caldera. We flew to Athens and then took a 30-minute flight to Santorini. I definitely recommend flying versus taking the 8-hour ferry ride.

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Our series about wanderlust-worthy, slightly off-the-grid vacation hotspots, with local picks (and gorgeous pics) from our intrepid Nordstrom crew.

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GLOBETROTTER: Emma James, Senior Web Designer

WHY THERE? My boyfriend was on an around-the-world trip and wanted me to meet him somewhere. Thailand was one of his stops, and I had never been there—plus the idea of lying on a tropical beach sounded amazing. I met him in Bangkok and we flew to Krabi Town (the gateway to the southwestern Thai beach resorts) and then went by boat to the islands of Ko Ngai, Ko Jum and Ko Phi Phi Don.

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Our series about wanderlust-worthy, slightly off-the-grid vacation hotspots, with local picks (and gorgeous pics) from our intrepid Nordstrom crew.

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GLOBETROTTER: Kara Fenoglietto, Associate Fashion Forecaster

WHY THERE? I was about to move from Ft. Myers, Florida, to Seattle, and wanted to go somewhere for one last weekend of island hopping. I had never been to St. John or Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands and made a spontaneous decision to check them out.

IT’S A DAY AT THE BEACH: READ MORE

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When it comes to long weekends, one of our favorite things is hitting the open road—grabbing a couple besties for relaxing at the beach or for a spontaneous day trip to explore a neighboring city. Like any good adventure, leaving some details to chance is part of the fun; as long as you have excellent music, a great pair of sunnies and a few key essentials, you’ll be good to go. We’ve put together a short list of road trip–worthy pieces for a quick getaway. The rest is up to you (like whether you want to create an epic video of the journey).

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It’s officially one month into winter, and we’re officially ready for a post-holiday-season vacation to some warm, relaxing paradise. We may not be sipping tropical adult beverages by the sea just yet, but we’re imagining we are with the help of a little preparatory shopping. Check out our Vacation Essentials Guide, with everything you’ll need to pack for the perfect getaway—from Santorini to the Seychelles.

Need some destination inspiration? Take a mini mental vacay with the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 guide to the world’s best beach hotels.

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Get ready for takeoff with our hand-picked boutique of Designer Collections vacation looks—ready for wherever your travels may take you.

Roberto Cavalli Dress & Accessories | Missoni Dress & Accessories

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May we present two excuses just begging for you to book a trip to somewhere warm and sunny this winter: MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Adalia’ Wedges.

Oh, and there are plenty more excuses where that came from in our Vacation Packing Lists.

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