French Riviera Sojourns
The South of France is famous for such iconic hotels as Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat and the Chateau St.-Martin. But as enticing as these legends are, most visitors also crave exploration beyond the resorts to sample all the activities and experiences that this region has to offer. Indagare has compiled
a round-up of the region’s best half-day and day trips, whether you’re in pursuit of art, great food or scenic vistas. Many can easily be combined for fun-filled itineraries. Read about one of the Europe’s most fabled regions: French Riviera Sojourns. Read More
Urban Update: San Francisco
Spring is when San Francisco shines. From buzzy new neighborhoods and hipster-favorite restaurants, to family-friendly museums and walks along the bay, the city beckons with several new offerings, as reported by
Just Back From... Nepal
High altitude challenges offer an exceptional sense of accomplishment, as found Indagare’s Amelia Osborne who recently trekked the Everest Base Camp trail in Nepal’s Himalayas. She writes, “The landscape, people and culture—not to mention sheer exhaustion from
strenuous trekking at ungodly altitudes—were enough to knock me breathless multiple times each hour.” Read about the famed path to the world’s highest peak, through the mythical Sagarmartha region, home to yaks, yetis and Sherpas: Just Back From… Nepal. Read More
Paris Hot Spots: Spring 2013
Loving Paris in the springtime is not a new sentiment, but the city’s particular beauty and energy this time of year confirms why it inspired the song in the first place. Indagare’s Paris-based contributor Mara Hoberman
spotlights what not to miss during your visit this season, from dazzling museum shows and delicious neo-bistros to a princely hotel recently returned to its former glory. Read: Paris Hot Spots. Read More
Postcard from Morocco
Italian Update: Rome & Florence
Spring in Italy is almost too good to be true. Crowds are still light but the sun doesn’t set until after 8pm, temperatures are reaching the 70s and geraniums are blooming. Indagare’s Lizzie McGirr checked in on old favorites (Florence’s Four Seasons and Rome’s Hotel du Russie) and discovered what’s new and buzzworthy
Chile's Landscapes: Patagonia and Atacama
While neighboring Argentinian Patagonia has been a travel hot spot for years, its Chilean counterpart has only recently arrived on the traveler’s must-see list, thanks in part to two glorious new lodges. Indagare’s Alex Erdman recently returned with rave reviews of the place, writing: “Most of us are lucky to meet people in life who inspire us so greatly that they mold the people we hope to become.
I believe that there are destinations that have the same powerful effect—places that we connect with on such a deep and unexpected level that their mere existence in the world changes us. For me, Chilean Patagonia was one of these.” Read more about her trip, check out Indagare’s destination report on Chilean Patagonia and updates from the Atacama Desert. Read More
Fashion Spotlight: Migrants du Monde
Indagare’s live Souk shopping events (read about the upcoming Spring edition, May 7 through 9) are a great place to hunt for stylish fashion, accessories and jewelry. But even more so, they give members and friends of Indagare a chance to connect with artisans from destinations around the world. Created in a joint project with Moroccan women and refugee-migrant women based in Morocco, the embroidered kaftans of Morocco’s
Migrants du Monde are richly embellished with stitching from such places as Iraq, Afghanistan, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “The spirit of multiculturalism is at the heart of our commitment,” says Franco-Lebanese founder Nathalie Freige. Read the interview: Migrants du Monde and get more information on our upcoming souk. Read More
Just Back From... New Zealand
It’s called “down under” for a reason, as for most of us, New Zealand requires many hours of flight time and jetlag adjustment. But, according to Indagare’s Eliza Harris who recently returned from a trip there, it’s absolutely worth it. “I know what you are thinking: you are only going to go to New Zealand once; you want to hit everything; it’s so far away; you need two weeks. You don’t. You need nine or ten days. Three nights at three
lodges. North and South Islands. Mountains and water. You’ll lose a day on the way over, but you’ll gain it coming back. Just go. I promise that you will be back for more.” From tracking baby kiwi birds to being blessed by singing Maori tribeswomen, days in New Zealand are full of unforgettable experiences. Read Eliza’s Just Back From… New Zealand and contact Indagare for help planning an itinerary. Read More
Voluntourism in Nicaragua
So many far-flung luxury hotels take great pains to obscure the hardscrabble world just beyond their walls, but in the case of the Pellas family, it was a concern for this world – and a desire to invest in its fragile future – that anchored their vision. Now guests at their Mukul resort, located on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, are invited to acquaint themselves with and even participate in the realities of local life. Indagare’s Cabell Belk
visited the lush Nicaraguan Emerald Coast and scouted special experiences—playing golf with howler monkeys, hiking volcanoes—and voluntourism opportunities—installing water filters, helping out in local schools—for Indagare’s upcoming Family Insider Trip, what is sure to be an unforgettable experience for parents and their children alike. Read about Cabell’s trip to Nicaragua and about our upcoming Family Insider trip.
Around the World by Private Jet
As a Preferred Partner of the Four Seasons, Indagare has been given first dibs on their new Around the World by Private Jet trip so our members can snag seats before they are offered to the public. The twenty-five-day trip (August 30–September 23, 2014) will include stops in Tokyo, The Maldives, the Serengeti and Istanbul with travel on board an all-business configured jet and all Four Seasons accommodations. Among the highlights:
unrestricted access in the chambers of Beijing’s Forbidden City, a private tour of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and an invitation to a perfume-making workshop in Marrakech. And for those among the 56 passengers who want to deviate from the plan, private excursions can be arranged. Rates from $89,950. Contact the Indagare bookings team for more details or to reserve a place on this special trip or the two other 2014 Four Seasons jet trips.
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Spring Skiing: Aspen
Spring skiing is one of the American West’s great gifts, and those heading to Colorado in the next few weeks will enjoy warmer temperatures, longer days and less crowded slopes. Indagare’s Henley Vazquez just returned and writes in with updates on the town’s cowboy-chic hotel (a favorite of John Wayne’s), culinary hot spots importing the world’s top chefs and pop-up
Culinary City: Paris Dining Now
For a classic capital, Paris is surprisingly trendy, especially when it comes to its culinary offerings. Sure, there are eternally popular standards, but newcomers keep raising the bar, and the best of the crop transform into mainstays. We’ve rounded up ten Indagare favorites
ranging from reliable classics (L’Ami Louis in the 3rd arr.) to intimate romance-inspiring temples (Jean-François Piège in the 7th arr.), all of which are sure to inspire you during your next trip to the City of Light. Read More
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