• Cindi Villard

A Hop, Skip and a Nonstop from These Top 5 VIP Airports

Ready for an international getaway but tired of layovers to get there? Don’t scratch the idea of a unique destination off your bucket-list yet.

Is sitting in an airport wasting your vacation something you'd rather avoid?


Set intentions and standards to align with your travel style and save unwelcome anxiety or mishaps. Don’t trade your vacation excitement for the stress of missing a layover, book the nonstop.


Here are quick international nonstop getaways from Denver, Dallas, Houston, St Louis and Orlando, home airports to several of Summit to Sand’s top VIPs.


“Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend.” 

– Diogenes Laërtius


DENVER, CO

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Flight time: About 2 1/2 hours

  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Flight time: About 3 hours

  • Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico - Flight time: About 3 hours

  • Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Flight time: About 3 hours and 15 mins

  • Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Flight time: About 4 hours

  • Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica - Flight time: About 5 hours

  • Panama City, Panama - Flight time: About 6 hours

  • Oahu, Maui and The Big Island of Hawaii - Flight time: About 7 1/2 hours

  • Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii - Flight time: About 7 hours and 45 mins

  • Keflavik, Iceland - Flight time: About 7 1/2 hours

  • Paris, France - Flight time: About 9 hours

To the Texas VIPs, the world is literally your oyster. Some of these flights may not be "quick" but you won't waste a second worried about a layover.


Dallas, TX

  • Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Flight time: About 2 1/2 hours

  • Belize City, Belize - Flight time: About 3 hours

  • Georgetown, Grand Cayman Island - Flight time: About 3 hours and 15 mins

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Flight time: About 4 hours

  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands - Flight time: About 4 hours

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico - Flight time: About 4 1/2 hours

  • Keflavik, Iceland - Flight time: About 7 1/2 hours

  • Kahului, Maui, Hawaii - Flight time: About 8 hours and 15 mins

  • Madrid, Spain - Flight time: About 9 hours and 15 mins

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina - Flight time: About 10 1/2 hours


Houston, TX

  • Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Flight time: About 2 hours and 15 mins

  • Belize City, Belize - Flight time: About 2 1/2 hours

  • Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica - Flight time: About 3 1/2 hours

  • Aruba and Bonaire Caribbean Netherlands - Flight time: Both about 3 hours and 45 mins

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Flight time: About 4 hours

  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands - Flight time: About 4 hours

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico - Flight time: About 4 1/2 hours

  • Quito, Ecuador - Flight time: About 5 hours and 15 mins

  • Lima, Peru - Flight time: About 6 1/2 hours

  • Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Flight time: About 8 hours and 15 mins

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands - Flight time: About 9 1/2 hours

  • Frankfurt, Germany - Flight time: About 10 hours

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Flight time: About 10 hours 15 mins

  • Tokyo, Japan - Flight time: About 13 hours and 45 mins



Though there may not be many international nonstops, these are worth adding STL to the list!

St Louis

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Flight time: About 2 hours and 15 mins

  • Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Flight time: About 3 hours and 15 mins

  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Flight time: About 4 1/2 hours

Orlando, Florida

  • Nassau, The Bahamas - Flight time: About 1 hour and 15 mins (The Bahamas are open after Hurricane Dorian! With over 700 islands making up the archipelago, this Caribbean Country needs you to book that nonstop more than ever in support of helping rebuild economically.)

  • Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Flight time: About 2 hours

  • Montego Bay, Jamaica - Flight time: About 2 hours

  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Flight time: About 2 1/2 hours

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Flight time: About 2 hours and 45 mins

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico - Flight time: About 3 hours

  • Aguadilla Pueblo, Puerto Rico - Flight time: About 3 hours

  • San Jose, Costa Rica - Flight time: About 3 hours and 15 mins

  • Keflavik, Iceland - Flight time: About 7 hours and 15 mins

  • London, England - Flight time: About 8 1/2 hours

  • Paris, France - Flight time: About 8 hours and 45 mins

  • Copenhagen, Denmark - Flight time: About 9 hours

A nonstop eliminates the opportunity for added airport stress to take over your vacation excitement. And remember with the airliners, the only constant is change, so be on the lookout for new stops and don’t be heartbroken if your ideal flight has been cancelled.

Exhausted just thinking about booking your next getaway? It’s time to take back control of your time off and experience a vacation the way they are meant to be.

You do the dreaming and let Summit to Sand handle the details. Your journey is unique, and we value each traveler’s different travel style while curating your dreams into memories that last a lifetime.


In love of travel,


Cindi Villard

Founder | Summit to Sand


"We are time's subjects and time bids be gone."

-William Shakespeare

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