My 2013 Honda CRV is waiting to head out on your next adventure. It's a fantastic vehicle to take up to the mountains or wherever your vacation takes you. It gets great gas mileage, 20-25 in the city, 26-28 driving in the mountains and up to 34 cruising on the highway. The all wheel drive is great for winter driving.
There is plenty of room for hauling your luggage and gear. During the winter, there is ski rack on the roof that holds 4 pairs of skis or 2 pairs of skis and a snowboard.
The stereo that is Bluetooth/USB/Pandora ready makes it easy to hook any smartphone up (just bring your USB cord). I also have a GPS that I'm happy to let renters use.