We asked the Forty Under 40: My favorite vacation spot is … (and why)
Italy, because of the food.
Israel, the combination of meaningful history, sunshine and endless hummus.
Florida. My wife is from South Florida so we have her parents as automatic babysitters if we want to sneak away.
I don’t have a favorite. I love exploring more than returning to the same spot. Next on my list is Japan. Can’t wait!
An isolated and dog-friendly beach.
Cartagena, Colombia. Great food, weather, history and culture.
Turks & Caicos for its great beaches and great food.
Shelter Island, N.Y. My best memories are being there with an overflowing house full of friends and family.
Cape Cod. I’ve been going there my whole life.
Italy (if I have awhile), The One and Only — Cabo for quick trip.
Flathead Lake in Montana. Horses and happy family memories.
Napa, just like anyone who loves food and wine.
Bethany Beach, because my kids love it.
Somewhere on a beach with cocktails where I cannot get cell reception.
Mammoth Mountain, because the view from the top of Chair 9 never gets old and the ride down from there is epic.
Graeagle, Calif., because it’s timeless with a beautiful small-town feeling that hasn’t changed much in the last 60 years that my family has been going there for vacation.
Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H. My family has spent a lot of summers on the lake over the years.
Playa del Carmen.
Quogue, N.Y. An amazing little beach town and only a 90-minute drive from NYC.
Tahoe. Grew up going there and have continued the tradition with my own family.
Maui. My wife and kids love it.
Palm Beach, Fla., because there’s just something so relaxing and disarming about being on the ocean with family.
Naoshima, Japan. A small island in the Seto Inland Sea. The beautifully designed museums, outdoor art installations and unique architecture are absolutely breathtaking.
Anywhere with family — skiing in Park City, Utah, or relaxed weekend in sleepy beach town (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.).
Ocean Isle, N.C. North Carolina has the best beaches in the world. My family has been going there since I was 5 years old.
The Sierra Nevada mountains. Nothing better than quality time on the hill with family.
Somewhere I’ve never traveled to learn more.
Thailand. Amazing beaches and the best food/flavors in the world.
Newport Beach, Calif. My family has been vacationing there for 20 years and it is my happy place.
Japan. Great food, easy transportation options, top-notch hospitality and wonderful culture.
My couch, because I travel enough as is for work.
Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. Great summer vacation spot with my family.
Lake Michigan. Best beaches in the U.S.
Aspen, because I love to ski and there is not a better place to do it.
I love Southern California. Laguna. And I love Italy.
Positano, Italy. The laid-back lifestyle, eating Italian seafood, drinking wine and enjoying breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast.
Southern Spain and Outer Banks, N.C.
A vague but true answer … give me the mountains or anything historical (e.g. Europe).
Jackson Hole, Wyo.
The Bahamas. It’s tropical, easy to travel to, there’s blackjack and interruptions are limited to iMessages.