National Geographic: Where To Spend A Cold Winter Week

"On Facebook, I had friends posting gorgeous photos from Mexico, Arizona, and Palm Beach, and, on the other side of the spectrum, from Aspen, Vermont, and Scotland. It made me realize that when it’s cold outside, you either want to embrace, even celebrate, it, or you want to get as far away from it as you can. And so, in a reflective mood with 2012 winding down, I got to thinking of my favorite places to spend a winter week. Here’s my list:"

Check out my favorite spots, including Whistler, Zermatt, The New Forest, Nevis and Cusco on my Urban Insider blog on National Geographic.

The New Forest, England - Chewton Glen