I’m an off-season traveler. So for spring break, I opt to stay home. Now I just need a backyard that’s peak-season staycation worthy. Here are my three favorites. Would any of these convince you to avoid hoards of beach-bound sunbathers or long lines for the ski lift?
Jamie Durie found his inspiration for this design on a trip to Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur. India is on my bucket list, but for my spring break staycation, you’ll find me poolside, sipping a mango lassi and listening to Malkit Singh.
The romantic setting for this lap pool designed by Erinn Valencich looks to me like the perfect place to re-read E.M. Forster’s A Room With a View and pretend Julian Sands is approaching…ready for a swim.
No pool, no hot tub. Who needs them when you’ve got your own tropical paradise in the form of a combo waterfall and pond in your backyard. Plus, all those beneficial negative ions. It’s like that Leonardo DiCaprio flick, The Beach, set in Thailand…before all the bad stuff starts happening.