Nicaragua is swiftly building a rep as “the new Costa Rica.” An influx of luxury resorts and boutique hotels—plus new direct flights from major U.S. cities—is making it tough to keep this tropical-adventure spot on the back burner. Translation: we’re dying to go. And this is how we’d do it.
Historically, Nantucket has been an escape for well-off Bostonians. But in recent years it’s begun to draw families from all over. Revered for its uniform of dove gray shingled cottages and blush-hued hydrangeas, the island has so far managed to maintain its charm despite its popularity.