If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy yourself for a week or two, it is time to start thinking outside the box. Sure, destinations like San Diego and Miami will always be there to entertain you and provide you with some lasting memories, but they do not necessarily have the adventure that you are looking for. If you are looking for something new in 2018, consider the following four cozy vacation spots to check out and then begin making your plans.

Baja California in Mexico

One of the coziest places to go in 2018 is Baja California. This is where you will find plenty of unique marine life to gaze your eyes upon, in some of the most pristine waters that you will ever come across. Located just a finger’s length from California, this area of Mexico will provide you will ample opportunity to relax and enjoy your holiday. You will also find loads of activities to take part in, particularly when it comes to water sports. It is no uncommon to encounter whales, great white sharks, and even humungous manta rays when exploring all that Baja California has to offer.

Cloud Forests in Ecuador

While many people have heard of Quito, not many have ventured into the cloud forests of Ecuador. You will appreciate the opportunity that awaits you in 2018 if you choose to do so. This is a place where you will find some of the rarest and most beautiful birds in the world.

The region is also ripe with unique plant life that will keep you entertained for hours just looking over the vastness of the area. This region is located just to the north of Quito and is famed for its Andean slopes that are often shrouded in fog. There are plenty of lodges that have opened up recently to accommodate vacationers looking for a cozy spot to holiday.

Brian Head Ski Resort in Cedar City

Located in Utah, Brian Head Ski Resort is located in a region of the state that boasts more than 360 inches of snowfall every year. Even if you do not ski, you will love the surroundings that await you here. Of course, a ski vacation is what many people will remember most about their visit to Cedar City. With a base elevation of 9,600 feet, adventure travelers everywhere will love to spend their days out on the slopes. There are also plenty of hiking and outdoor opportunities waiting for you here, along with a number of great accommodation options to please you.

Banff in Canada

If you love to hike and head out on horseback, it does not get much more idyllic than the Banff region of Canada. You will find hot springs to soak your body in after a long day of adventure, and the accommodations can be quite luxurious as well. From a nature lover’s perspective, it doesn’t get much better than this either. There are mountains with rugged peaks mixed in with valleys that have meadows as far as the eye can see. You can also spend a day or two just gazing out over the turquoise-blue lakes that run throughout the region.

Any of these four destinations will almost certainly give you the sense of adventure that you have been looking for. They are each just enough off the beaten track that you will find them cozy and relaxing. At the same time, you will find plenty of activities to take part in, and the memories that you create will truly last a lifetime. Pick the one that you most want to visit in 2018 and start making your plans now. Before you know it, the time will come to pack your bags and head out the door.