Getaway Guide: January 2015

This month’s travel tip sheet
The Marker Waterfront Resort is Old Town's first new hotel in 20 years.
The Marker Waterfront Resort is Old Town’s first new hotel in 20 years.

Photograph by Jeremy Ball

Tours & Tastings
Key West Wine
Silky-smooth citrus pies with a tart finish may remain the king daddy of Keys cuisine, but the sixth annual Key West Food & Wine Festival, January 28–February 1, is not about dessert. The festival features more than a dozen events, including tastings, dinners, kitchen tours, and, of course, street parties. Tastings commingle with touring on a trio of sip-and-stroll neighborhood crawls. If scoping out schooners while quaffing fine wine and grazing on lobster cakes and Korean barbecue sounds like a plan, opt for the Historic Seaport stroll. Another option is the bean-to-bar experience at Lush—an organic coffee, chocolate, wine, beer, and tea bar. Sip on an Acrobat Pinot Noir from Oregon’s King Estate winery while designing your own chocolate bar. Pour Dominican cacao into molds, and add artisanal touches from tropical honey to Cuban bananas. And FYI, Key lime pie pairs perfectly with a Luccio Moscato. —Mike Dojc

Festival of the Month
30A Songwriters Festival
Two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will headline the sixth annual songwriters festival along the Florida Panhandle’s swanky highway 30A, home to upscale communities such as Seaside, WaterColor, and Rosemary Beach. Graham Nash—inducted for his work with the Hollies as well as Crosby, Stills, & Nash—and Leon Russell, keyboardist for the likes of Bob Dylan and George Harrison, will lead a roster of more than 150 artists. January 16–18

Lech in Austria
Lech in Austria

Photograph by Sepp Mallaun

Airport News
Ski Stops
Every winter, Delta adds flights to resorts like Aspen, Vail, Steamboat Springs, and Telluride. This year, it has also added more than 40 new ski destinations worldwide. They include:

  • Durango and Powderhorn/Grand Junction in Colorado
  • Red Mountain and Panorama in British Columbia
  • Portillo in Chile
  • Bariloche and Las Leñas in Argentina
  • Lech in Austria

For more information, see

Ski NC North Carolina’s peaks are the highest mountains east of the Rockies. Snowmaking adds to the yearly 60-inch snowfall.

Photograph courtesy of Ricardo
Photograph courtesy of Ricardo

Hybrid Wheels
Can’t decide between the durability of hard-shell luggage and the flexibility of a soft-sided bag? The Ricardo Beverly Hills hybrid line offers a combination, from about $130.

Photograph courtesy of Everett
Photograph courtesy of Everett

Baby Boomer Alert!
Swanky Sea Island is hosting a classic TV weekend with Dawn Wells (Mary Ann of Gilligan’s Island), Jerry Mathers (Beaver of Leave It to Beaver), Bob Eubanks (host of The Newlywed Game), and Edward Asner (Lou Grant of The Mary Tyler Moore Show). Unfortunately, rates are not vintage, starting at $395 nightly. January 17–19

This article originally appeared in our January 2015 issue.