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Adventure and Relaxation Travel

Before we tell you what Jackson Hole is, let us tell you what it isn’t. Jackson Hole, despite its name, is not a hole at all. It’s charming northwestern Wyoming town nestled in a lovely valley between the magnificent Teton mountain range to the west and the Gros Ventre wilderness area to the east.

The first non-native visitors to visit the region found their way into the valley via the steep slopes at the north end; that’s probably where the misnomer came from.

What to do in Jackson Hole

The fur trappers that once populated this magnificently beautiful part of the west are gone now. Today Jackson Hole offers adventure, relaxation and first-class accommodation to visitors who seek an exceptional experience without the crush of tourists that are typical to other ski resort towns in the American west.

In the summertime, Jackson Hole offers an exceptional home base for excursions to nearby Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons. The scenery in Wyoming is beyond compare, providing inspiration to artists of all sorts. During winter, savvy snowbirds ski, schuss and snowboard down immaculately groomed, powdery ski runs.

Jackson Hole may not yet have the cachet of other ski resort towns like Vail, Telluride, and Aspen, but that’s part of what make it such a refreshing getaway. Maybe that’s why notable figures including Hollywood actor Harrison Ford, investment expert Charles Schwab and golf great Tiger Woods maintain homes in the area.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
How to get there

If you’re up for a road trip and the weather allows, enjoy the scenic drive into Jackson Hole. Interstate 80 will get you close; take Hwy 189 north from Evanston, WY. If you prefer to fly in, American Airlines, Delta and United offer non-stop service to Jackson Hole Airport from more than a dozen major U.S. cities.

Where to stay

AAA rarely gives a five-diamond rating, but that’s exactly what happened when they reviewed the fabulous Four Seasons Resort just outside Jackson Hole at 7680 Granite Loop Road in Teton Village, Wyoming. Offering valley view, mountain view and resort view rooms, the Four Seasons resort is a preferred destination for luxury lovers in the know. Reserve the Presidential Suite on the 8th floor and enjoy a full marble bath and more than 2,000 square feet of palatial comfort.

At the Four Seasons resort you’ll find fine dining, in-room massage service and all the gracious amenities you’ve come to expect from the Four Seasons brand.

Where to eat

Start the day right with a scrumptious breakfast at Persephone Boulangerie and Cafe. A chic and sophisticated favorite among locals and visitors alike, the cafe owes its inspiration to the rustic bakeries of France. Owners Ali and Kevin Cohane invite you to tuck into an eye-opening array of artisanal breads, piping hot Intelligentsia coffee and omelets made with local ingredients and organic eggs. Located at 145 East Broadway in Jackson Hole. For hours and driving directions, send your email inquiry to info@persophenebakery.com or give a call to 307.200.6708

Make your reservations now

If you would like to know more about Jackson Hole or if you’re ready to reserve your room, speak with a Concierge Travel Design travel specialist by calling 888-788-9078

Experience the Best of Sydney Luxury

For anyone interested in traveling to Australia, a visit to Sydney is a must. A vibrant and diverse city, Sydney is home to numerous attractions for all types of travelers. Plus, the city is home to amazing restaurants, hotels, parks, and beaches, all of which allow you to do something incredible and different each day of your visit.

Where to Stay
Boasting one of Sydney’s most awe-inspiring views of the harbour, the Park Hyatt Sydney gives its guests the best in luxury and convenience. Located between the world famous Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, the hotel is an excellent home base for any visitors eager to take advantage of all the cultural attractions the city has to offer.

At the Park Hyatt Sydney, you can stay in one of its 155 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Each of these rooms and suites has floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to a private balcony, allowing you to enjoy your view of the water and the Opera House as you retreat from the hubbub of the city. You also have access to 24-hour butler service and to the day spa that’s decked out with a sundeck and rooftop pool.

The hotel recently underwent a $60 million renovation in 2012, and current guests can enjoy modern touches ranging from bathrooms with sleek fixtures to the perfect lighting in outdoor spaces. All of the hotel grounds are tastefully and thoughtfully decorated with art and architectural elements that are inherently Australian.

Where to Visit
In direct view of the Park Hyatt, the Harbour Bridge stands tall above the Sydney Harbour. The commanding steel arch bridge connects the Sydney central business district with the North Shore, a residential area in Northern Sydney.

In addition to being an architectural marvel, the bridge has also become a popular tourist attraction. The “Bridge Climb” experience allows visitors to walk all the way up the bridge, reaching 134 meters above sea level. This experience provides unforgettable views, and the Bridge Climb staff can help you document your climb with their professional equipment.

A little further away from the hotel, Bondi Beach has been on the Australian National Heritage List since 2008. About 1 kilometer long, this beach attracts millions of visitors each year to its sandy shores and strong waves.

In addition, the Bondi Beach area boasts a vibrant commercial district with cafes, restaurants, and shops, in addition to a community cultural center that hosts music festivals and performances. Bondi Beach is a popular backdrop for various Australian television programs and movies such as Bondi Rescue and Breakers.

To book your stay in beautiful Sydney, contact a travel specialist at conciergetraveldesign.com and you’ll soon find yourself exploring the best that Australia has to offer.