Did anyone else read Skipping Christmas by John Grisham? (You might also know it's movie counterpart, Christmas with the Kranks, but trust me, the book is much better.) While I would never go to the lengths that they did to avoid all of the holiday's traditions, buying a tree from the Boy Scouts' annual sale, sending cards, decorating the house and spending time with family and friends, sometimes we tend to get wrapped up in the material side of the holiday and end up more stressed out than if we had ignored it altogether.
Sometimes it might be nice to get away on a Christmas vacation away from a relative's house so no one feels obligated to clean, cook dinner every night and the number of guests to bathroom ratio is much more manageable.
If I were to skip Christmas, I would pack my bags and head to Stowe, Vermont to be guaranteed a white Christmas with no chance of wearing shorts while eating Christmas brunch, which is very likely in South Georgia or Florida. Stowe's Mount Mansfield is the highest peak in Vermont and is a draw for winter sports lovers. However, the charming town is also where the von Trapp family made their home after leaving Austria, which is much more appealing to me than a dozen feet of fresh powdered snow.
|Photo via Stowe Mountain Lodge|
I would stay at the Stowe Mountain Lodge, perfect for everyone in the family from the most avid skier to the spa connoisseur. It has ski-in/ski-out access, breathtaking mountain views, day spa, two restaurants and excursions to Montreal and guided Stowe tours of Stowe, in case you get bored on the mountain.
If you were to "skip Christmas" where would you be off to?
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Hi I'm Jess from Stamp in my Passport! A 20-something doxie lover who spends her time in search of the perfect latte. When I'm not downloading my favorite fonts, I am planning out my next great adventure.
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