Patrick’s Ski or Sea Valentine’s Day Travel Picks

Patrick’s Ski or Sea Valentine’s Day Travel Picks

by Patrick T. Cooper

The Destinations Ski or Sea

Looking to surprise your loved one for Valentine’s Day? I’m tossing in a couple of destinations for you to travel to, which might not be on your radar, that is until now.

There are two locales that couldn’t be more different from each other–a ski town in  the heart of Tennessee and Dolly Parton country, over to the shores of beautiful and artistic, Los Cabos, Mexico.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Adoring the concept and the physicality of skiing provides pause to some of us. However, who doesn’t enjoy the thought après ski and layering the wool and cashmere and propping up against the window of a Swiss chalet.

If you choose to skip the skiing this season, charter to Gatlinburg, where there is a family atmosphere, plenty of things other than skiing to do, and you would think perhaps, you are in Switzerland with the Swiss architectural elements.

YES, it is Gatlinburg!

The mountainous range and prolific view of the Tennessean gem will have you mesmerized and relaxed in a matter of seconds. Quaint and intimate this city is packed with opportunities of entertainment and edutainment. Oh, and don’t you dare forget to stop by and say hello to Dolly!

Where to stay:

Check out Gaitlinburg’s places to stay

Things to do:

SKI Ober Gaitlinburg

Anakeesta = Edutainment at Its Best!

Climb Aboard the Anakeesta Gondola to Experience Edutainment

Dixie Stampede = A Legendary Experience with Dolly Parton

Dinner at Dancing Bear = Intimacy Personified

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel = Great Amusement


Hotel El Ganzo | Los Cabos, Mexico

Beachfront. Intimate. Art. Music and Culture make Hotel El Ganzo the destination for your next recharge.

Hotel El Ganzo is not just a place to hang your hat, it is an institution and celebration of the arts. The exterior and interior walls of this hospitality oasis are all white and are destined to be covered by artistic expressions of visiting resident artists.  The 70-room hotel makes for a casual luxury and intimate journey.

Before the end of your travels you will definitely meet globally minded adult travelers (kids are not encouraged here).

Book your rooftop massage and take a dip at hotels infinity pool. Prepare to dance the night away on the Hotel Ganzo rooftop. Make sure to check the site and book your trip around the amazing schedule of visiting musicians at the El Ganzo 


What to Do:

Gazo Downstairs = Cuisine & Hospitality Heartbeat

Underground Music Studio = An Artist Paradise

Ganzo De Playa Beach Club = The Perfect Selfie Station

Hang at The Rooftop = A Phenomenal View

Stuff Your Suitcase with:

Classic Style-haul!

Always the style classic, Ray-Ban Sunglasses go with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a bathing suit and cover up.

Price $143.00

Available at Nordstrom

Sometimes when it’s grey and drab outside, it’s great to add a pop of color into your winter wear.

Check out this Michael Kors Classic Cable Knit Scarf in fuchsia pink. Wear it with jeans or double it up for a more upscale look for evening.

Price: $44.00

Available at Macy’s

Patrick T. Cooper
For over 15 years Patrick T Cooper consistently influences fashion, art and entertainment. With an innate creative ability Patrick curates visual imagery that sets trends. An avid romantic of color, texture, layering and travel Patrick mindfully manipulates the intersections creating a culture and lifestyle determined and reinforced with his primary principles: live authentically & celebrate originality. A few of Patrick’s clients include: Robin Meade/CNN Headline News, TI, Sean Puffy Combs, NBA Champion Shaquille O’Niel, 3 Doors Down, 50 Cent, Usher, Academy Awards, Grammys, Golden Globes, The Emmy Awards, MTV Music Awards, Levis, Badgley Mischka, Giorgio Armani, Coke, Nike and more.