It’s summer time here in the Northern Hemisphere. That time of the year when we think summer holidays.

As travel has become accessible to more of us across the globe, travel trends have evolved. Today’s trend is toward cultural immersion.  And exploration travel to undiscovered places. Travel has also become more specialized and intentional.

For us at VIOSKI, we naturally imagine travel escapes through the added lens of New-Century Modern design and nature’s influence. We’ve found some fabulous destinations that fit our idea of a perfect getaway.

If you’re a contemporary design enthusiast who wants to escape to nature to rejuvenate, replenish the soul, and embark on a cultural adventure, here are some ideas for you. Twenty-three destinations to get you dreaming. Thanks to those who originally posted these blogs.

1. Uma Punakha in Bhutan.

Photo: View from the Uma Punakha Hotel in Bhutan’sPunakha Valley

If you, or anyone you know, have been to Bhutan, you know first-hand it changes a person. I have yet to have the privilege. But, from what I’ve seen in others, a visit to this beautiful land is life-changing. This modern hotel looks like the perfect place to ground oneself in the rich experience of the Himalayan culture,  explore remote valleys, and take in Bhutan’s spectacular natural scenery.

2. Perched for Relaxation.

Photo: Villa designed by Original Vision, located on Cape Sol in Kamala Kathu, Phuket, Thailand

These 10 cliff-side destinations combine modern architecture with a birds-eye view of nature.






Photo: Suspended home on Great Ocean Road, in Victoria, Australia, courtesy of Tanja Milbourne and F2 Architecture

Spanning the globe–from South Africa to California, Thailand to Spain, and Australia to England—it’s difficult to pick a favorite.

Ten days at any one of these respites would undoubtedly do wonders for the stress-level. Check them out. You might even be tempted to make a reservation.



3. Mid-Century Miami Meets Tulum, Mexico.

Photo: Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum, Mexico

Tulum has become quite a popular destination. Even so, it’s still pretty laid-back. But architect, Arturo Zavala Haag, wanted his 1950’s style mid-century modern hotel, far from any tourist activity. He chose to place this throw-back hotel right in the middle of the jungle.

Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum is complete with a yoga retreat center. Take a deep breath. This is a retro-modern jungle oasis worthy of a pause.

4. Nature’s Influence.

Photo: Topas Ecolodge in Sapa, Northern Vietnam in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range

These 10 beautifully designed vacation abodes in Asia are all surrounded by nature. They also combine local heritage with modern design.

Whether high in the mountains, deep in the woods, or amidst beautiful gardens, these destinations will transport you to a place far away from the daily grind. Each presents a perfect setting to immerse yourself in the local culture.

5. A Modern Escape to Chile’s Wine Country.

Photo: Nature surrounds the Viña Vik Hotel in Millahue, Chile

The Viña Vik Hotel in Millahue, Chile was designed by Alexander and Carrie Vik in association with architect Marcelo Daglio. This luxury hotel boasts 22 unique suites. It features all the amenities of the good life.

Pairing wine and design is the inspiration. The combination of art, modern design, wine, and spectacular vistas, make for an immersive experience and then some.

Let’s Go!

Nature, modern design, architecture, and escape to a distant land. That’s what we call a summer holiday. Ready to get on a plane? Where to? Pick one. Any one.

Let us know your favorite destination, or any other thoughts you may have @ VIOSKI blogs.

VIOSKI is an experience of artistic expression brought to life in timeless furniture design. Unique in style, charismatic and sensual. Each piece is masterfully created to be simple yet complex. Proportional yet fluid. Handcrafted in California by master artisans devoting themselves to extraordinary quality. VIOSKI is New Century Modern.