Travel Planning: Summer 2014
Indagare members and staff have been hard at work organizing summer travels. Favorite trips include ten days in Turkey with a gulet charter, a week-long stay with wine and activities in Tuscany, an adventure in Mongolia’s deserts, garden touring in France and family
First Look: Aman Vietnam
Aman is rightly known for choosing exceptional locations for its stunning, streamlined properties. Amano’i, the brand’s first foray into Vietnam, is no exception: Located near the untouched Nui Chua National Park on the southeastern coast of the country, the resort sits amidst a
rocky landscape of cliffs and delivers a pampering experience that still feels inherently Vietnamese—the ideal setting to unwind and digest the enormity of the region’s cultural offerings. Read More
Spotlight: Tanzania Itinerary
An East African safari should be on every adventurous traveler’s bucket list, but without guidance, Tanzania’s expansive terrain and multitude of camps can be overwhelming. Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, named one of the world’s top safari specialist by
Member Postcard: Uruguay
Glamorous beach town José Ignacio offers more than beautiful people-watching and sun-soaked days (which it has, in spades), thanks to two adored hotels and a third on the horizon. The Vik Hotel Group’s unique properties, waterfront resort Playa Vik and countryside hideaway Estancia Vik, are geared to a different clientele but
Urban Update: Miami News
This winter, chefs, hoteliers and art connoisseurs are heading south to Miami to delight in the city’s newest offerings. On the eve of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, running from February 20-23, Indagare checks in with three star chefs to inquire about the latest trends
tempting Miami palates. And with a newly reopened museum, a luxury hotel on the horizon (above left) and hot restaurants like Seasalt and Pepper (above right), Miami is in the spotlight once again. Read More
Spotlight: Japan Itinerary
From Tokyo’s electric cityscape and Kyoto’s ancient temples and Zen gardens to a surreal island filled with contemporary art, the Land of the Rising Sun is a destination that fascinates and enthralls. Indagare’s Janine Yu writes, “Japan provides the perfect adventure for anyone looking to get immersed in a culture with
Just Back From...Mii Amo
For the past eight years, Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley has frequented the healing grounds of Sedona’s Mii Amo, her favorite spa retreat. Beloved for its inner and outer restorative power, the Arizona property was the destination once again for this year’s January Indagare
Insider Trips: Brazil
Only a few spots remain for the Indagare Insider Trip to Brazil. The springtime escape, which will run from April 3-9, includes time in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, as well as two days spent at contemporary art wonderland Inhotim. Highlights include the opening of SP Arte, the
Indagare Adored 2014
We are thrilled to announce the special hotels and resorts around the world that made this year’s prestigious Indagare Adored list. We launched the list three years ago with ten incredibly special properties—places that defy categorization but excel at one thing: making guests
feel transported. This year, twelve magnificent addresses made the cut, ranging from a blissful retreat in the Tennessee foothills and a luxurious Indian oasis to a tucked-away boutique hotel in New York’s Upper East Side and two beloved safari camps. Read More
Postcard from Australia and New Zealand
After the stress of planning—and pulling off—a wedding, newlyweds deserve a magical honeymoon to revel in their newfound partnership. And when this type of travel takes place in a destination as special as Australia and New Zealand, couples start their union on the right foot. Indagare members often ask us for help planning these
Modern day advancements affords us a sense of ease and accessibility that, while beneficial at home, can inhibit total submersion when traveling. As Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley contemplates, “technology has allowed us—and now demands us—to be plugged in and turned on every waking minute. On
Insider Trips: Brazil
On the heels of our Brazil Black Book Magazine comes an Indagare Insider Trip to Brazil. The springtime escape, which will run from April 3-9, includes time in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, as well as two days spent at contemporary art wonderland Inhotim. Highlights include the opening of SP Arte, the most important commercial
gallery show in Latin America, a tour of graffiti street art in São Paulo, a visit to Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas and private samba lessons. If six days isn’t enough, guests can extend their stay with an additional few days in Paratay or Bahia. Contact our Insider Trips department for more information.
The Last of 2013: Postcards
Globetrotters spent the last of 2013 traveling to all corners of the earth for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, from invigorating shark-cage diving in Cape Town to romantic nights overlooking New Zealand’s dramatic cliffs. And while many of us delight in Instagram and Facebook posts to share our discoveries with friends back home, there’s something special about the written
word that keeps us writing ‘postcards.’ Though they may take the form of e-mails these days, we relish hearing from members about old favorites and new finds. In this round-up, read about time spent in South Africa, Venice, London, Japan, Cambodia, the Falkland Islands, Los Angeles, Israel and New Zealand. Read More
Gift the Gift of Travel
Indagare offers lots of ways to give to the avid travelers on your holiday list. Whether it’s a membership to have access to our site and bookings team, a travel gift certificate good for a customized journey or an Indagare Insider Trip, or a last-minute stocking stuffer from
Destination Report: St. Petersburg
As Russia races towards its future of being one of the world’s superpowers, St. Petersburg, once its sleepy, cultural capital city, is becoming more refined by the day. A stunning new hotel, the Four Seasons Lion Palace opened in an enviable location, hot restaurants are popping up and the ballet and opera are given the royal treatment at the modern Mariinsky II theater. But for now, those who visit can still enjoy an old-fashioned level
of special, behind-the-scenes access. Thus, argues Indagare’s Amelia Osborne, “The time to visit St. Petersburg is now. As the city steps into the next phase, and seats once reserved for tsars (then Communist leaders) are taken by oligarchs, St. Petersburg will unquestionably reinvent itself again.” Read Amelia’s Just Back From… St. Petersburg and Indagare’s destination report: St. Petersburg.
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