Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 18, 2021

Amelia Island, FL.

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Top 5 Spring Breaks for grown-ups

Planning an escape during February or March? Odds are you’ll overlap with Spring Break-ing families or rowdy students. Skip the obvious and escape the crowds.

Quiet Caribbean

Tiny Vieques, Puerto Rico and its sister isles are dubbed the “Spanish Virgin Islands.” It’s home to secluded beaches and a diverse national park with endangered species. There is a W Hotel here, but also plenty of low-key inns and guesthouses.

Old-school Florida

Experience plantation-era Florida on Amelia Island. The sand dune-covered barrier island has a Victorian town, posh resorts, plus B&Bs and inns. Pure peace just 40 minutes from Jacksonville where you can hit the modern art museum, the river walk and great restaurants.

Seaside spa

There’s no shortage of decadent pampering on Vancouver Island, but on the more affordable end, the seaside Tigh-Na-Mara resort in Parksville gets high marks. Its eye-catching Grotto Spa offers an extensive menu, and you can recoup while watching waves crash on the beach. Double rooms: $177 (spa packages extra).

Rockies snow train

In winter, no one says “the journey is as important as the destination.” Pity, because that’s Via Rail’s Snow Train in a nutshell. It winds through spectacular Rocky passes from Edmonton to Jasper ($214 return) — home to the Marmot Basin ski area, Maligne Canyon ice walks and cosy resorts.

A “little” ski resort

While the throngs flock to Whistler and Banff, you’ll be on your way to Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC. With more than 1085 skiable hectares and 880 metres of vertical descent, you won’t get bored here. Full-day lift tickets: $66.

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