Bucket List Trip, Anyone? Travel Pros Share Their Experiences at These 3 Remarkable Hotels

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Here at PureWow, we’re always advocating for self-care. And while self-care comes in different packages, today we’re talking about one of our favorite forms: travel. Not just any travel, though. You deserve a truly memorable trip that encourages you to explore, expand your worldview and experience exciting new places. Which is why our interest—and inspiration—was piqued by three influencers and travel pros who recently posted about their unforgettable trips on Instagram. The thing these amazing vacations all have in common? Curio Collection by Hilton.

Every Curio Collection by Hilton hotel boasts an entirely bespoke experience—from the locally inspired design and world-class cuisine to the distinct activities and amenities at your destination. And whether you consider yourself a culinary explorer, culturally curious or all about adventure, Curio Collection by Hilton has a hotel to suit your travel taste. But don’t just take our word for it. Below, see these trips in action courtesy of three intrepid influencers. 

Best for Culinary Explorers

Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton

Impressed with both the beach vibes and acclaimed activities (how cool is that clear-bottomed kayak?) Sabrina Ross’ ( vacay at Baker’s Cay in Key Largo, Florida was nothing short of spectacular. But her favorite part had to be the resort’s Dock to Dish program. This one-of-a-kind offering takes you on a boat trip through the Everglades to catch your own fish. It’s then specially prepared by a resort chef to suit your individual taste. Sabrina’s verdict? “Easily one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life!”

Best for Adventurous Travelers

The Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale, Curio Collection by Hilton

Edith Perez (@diariesofatravelista) experienced the adventure of a lifetime at The Boulders in Scottsdale, Arizona thanks to its plethora of outdoor activities. (Think: on-site golf courses, tennis courts and horseback riding through a national forest, to name a few.) Her highlights included rock climbing, floating in one of four expansive outdoor pools, a relaxing facial at the resort’s luxurious spa and the extraordinary views of the picturesque Sonoran Desert during an amazing hot air balloon ride. The Boulders concierge will help you seamlessly arrange your own adventures for a truly unforgettable trip. 

Best for Culturally Curious Travelers

Iceland Parliament Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Iceland is a charming choice for an international escape. Take it from Shaunie Begley (@shauniebegley), who spent a packed solo trip taking in the culture at the Iceland Parliament Hotel in Reykjavik—all without even needing to leave the property. She enjoyed cocktails at on-site Telebar and sampled local cuisine at the hotel’s Hjá Jóni Restaurant. She took in live music and marveled at renowned Icelandic art right in the lobby, part of the largest privately owned art collection in the country. She topped it all off with a visit to the Parliament Spa. Trust us, a trip to Iceland isn’t complete without a dip in the traditional geothermal hot tubs, saunas and steam baths.

Inspired? We thought so. Head over to Curio Collection by Hilton to learn more and book your very own bucket-list vacation now. 

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