The Inn at Windmill Lane
Indagare staffer Cabell Belk checks out the Hamptons’ Inn at Windmill Lane and writes, “That the inn has received an enthusiastic welcome is unsurprising given the gap it so gracefully filled, offering a more youthful counterpoint to the colonial-style properties so prevalent in the Hamptons.” Read More
Tips from Mykonos
Indagare contributor writes from Mykonos about her favorite shops, restaurants and her kids’ favorite nightclubs. Read More
Escape: Sardinia Dispatch
Some of our members are connoisseurs of beach villas, be they in Thailand, the Turks and Caicos or Brazil. Indagare founder Melissa Bradley first thought of them when she recently toured the brand-new villas on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. With incredible sensitivity to the natural surroundings, the architects and designers created stunning hideaways at Romazzino and Pitrizza that blend into the resorts and yet offer a quantum leap in luxury. And, certo, they are a stone’s throw away from the island’s beautiful beaches and emerald sea. In sum, they capture the best of Sardinia. Read More
Just Back From... Bali
Thanks to books like Eat, Pray, Love and troves of honeymooners, the Indonesian island of Bali has become almost a caricature of itself, and parts of it have sadly fallen to global gentrification. But, as Indagare’s Barkley Hickox recently found on a trip, the destination can still be a far-flung paradise—you only have to know where to look (and book). It helps that Indonesia is ground zero for Aman Resorts, whose philosophy of destination-specific, understated luxury was born here. In the course of 10 days, Barkley explored every corner of Bali and beyond, traveling to a romantic spot in Central Java and “glamping” in the jungles of the Moyo nature reserve. Read More
Houston Art Trip
Join a special art, architecture and design trip to Houston this September (11-15), hosted by a Houston-based art historian whose insider access in her hometown will open doors to cultural highlights. Timed to coincide with the Houston Fine Art Fair, the five-day itinerary includes curatorial visits to the Contemporary Arts Museum, the new Asia Society Texas Center (above), the Menil Collection and Rothko Chapel. Guests will also see a special showing of the James Turrell sky space at sunset and visit fabulous private collections. A limited number of spots remain. Contact Indagare’s Bookings Team for pricing and the complete itinerary. Read More
Style: Top Travel Accessory
For the organized traveler, few things are as satisfying as well-packed luggage. No one feels more strongly about this than Stephanie Johnson, a self-dubbed “order-obsessed modernist and traveling anthropologist” whose Stephanie Johnson Bags are in the luggage of many stylish travelers. Indagare spoke with the chic and curious traveler about her favorite destinations, including Palm Springs, Israel and Cambodia, and about SJ’s Style Compass, a travelogue documenting her most memorable voyages and irresistible style. Read More
“Inch for inch, Israel surely delivers more cultural pileups than any other country on earth,” writes Indagare’s John Cantrell who visited the small Middle Eastern country (it’s the size of New Jersey and half of it is desert). From quiet moments in ancient basilicas to the buzzing nightlife of contemporary Tel Aviv, John explored Israel’s many faces, including time in Jerusalem, Galilee and the Red Sea. “It’s an amazing country that can multi-task for a visitor,” he writes. “A trip here can be a vacation, history lesson, religious pilgrimage or cultural experience—one at a time or all the time.” Read More
Updates from Capri, Mustique and Barcelona; Special offer in London
London-based Indagare contributor Elena Bowes recently spent time with her two daughters on the Italian island of Capri. Read Elena’s thoughts and recommendations.
Barcelona is one of Indagare’s favorite destinations, boasting a vibrant culinary scene. Read tips on where to dine in the Spanish cultural capital: Barcelona Dining
No one knows Mustique like Indagare Insider Pamela Murdock. Here she gives us a summer dispatch from one of the Caribbean’s most romantic islands: Mustique Update
Digital Magazine: Rome & Beyond
Rome itself is a work of art,” said Woody Allen, whose latest film, To Rome with Love, is beautifully set in the Italian capital. A work of art, surely, but one that is totally accessible. There’s little roped-off in Rome, in fact many of the city’s most exquisite treasures, from Berninis to Caravaggios, are displayed in unassuming churches and palazzi. The newest edition of Indagare’s Black Book—available in print and online—celebrates the best of the city, including top hotels, sights, restaurants and shops, and tips from plugged-in Insiders who call the city home. Plus: five iconic Italian resorts outside of Rome for relaxing post-city exploration. Read More
Far-Flung Travels: Easter Island
Easter Island, which lies equidistant between the coasts of Chile and Tahiti in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, is shrouded in mysteries, making it an incredible destination for cultural travelers. Indagare’s Amelia Osborne recently visited and writes, “the place and its mystical elements stay with you long after returning.”
Read Amelia’s dispatch on how to map out an itinerary to one of the world’s most remote, uninhabited places, including where to stay and what to see, as well as what to know about those famed—and utterly breathtaking—stone heads. Read More
Video Dispatch: Berlin
Berlin, with its thriving art and fashion scenes, is one of Europe’s most exciting capitals of contemporary culture.
Indagare’s editorial director Simone Girner talks about the ins and outs to know about when visiting the German city. Read more.
Just Back From... Lake Como
Lake Como may not be the undiscovered gem it used to be (thank you, George Clooney), but the region remains one of Italy’s most fascinating. On her recent trip, Indagare’s Eliza Harris scouted the best hotels, most authentic restaurants, charming little shops and a villa reachable only by boat. Read Eliza’s Just Back From and contact our Bookings Team for help planning an itinerary that includes Como. Read More
Foodie: Paris & Provence
To Francophiles and foodies, the name Patricia Wells has been synonymous with culinary Paris for decades. Wells, the food critic for the International Herald Tribune until 2007, first published The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris in 1984. Now Wells has unveiled an iPhone app that helps visitors negotiate their way through the food capital of France.
In the interview, she shares her favorite spots in Paris and Provence. Read More
India Style Trio
The imagination of the Western world has long been captivated by Indian style—the country’s craftsmanship and colors are vivid and timeless.
Read about Mumbai: Neighborhood Shopping Walk; Jaipur: Shopping for Gems; and Delhi: Behind the Scenes. Read More
Berlin Newcomer: Pauly Saal
Already a Berlin hot spot, recently opened Pauly Saal is one of the restaurants that are transforming the Jüdische Mädchenschule, a former Jewish girls’ school, into one of the city’s most happening new spaces for art and
dining. Located on happening Auguststrasse, in the Mitte district, this restaurant is not to be missed, according to one member who recently dined here. Read More
Search By Keyword
Travelers seek out the privately owned Lanai, nine miles west...
New on Indagare
Give the Gift of Indagare The perfect present for travelers: a membership to Indagare. Buy now
Indagare Insider Trips: Cuba, Myanmar and India: We’re planning trips throughout the year. Contact Indagare (212-988-2611) to be added to the wait list.
- Community: Share advice with fellow members asking about your favorite travel discoveries.
- Indagare Insiders: Three-day itineraries for families in London and art lovers in Vienna. Plus, fashion insider Chiara Ferragamo’s picks on what not to miss in Florence, Bonnie Gokson, owner of Hong Kong’s lofty Sevva on Hong Kong, Culinary Insider: Budapest.
- Rant & Rave: Indagare members can share their advice with the community by logging in first, then clicking here: Rants & Raves.
- Give the Gift: Indagare: Give the gift of travel intelligence with a membership to Indagare. For details or to order, call us at 212-988-2611 or click here: Gift Membership.
- Indagare Plus: Remember that hotels marked by an Indagare Plus symbol offer preferential rates and benefits to members.
- Indagare Share Feature: Share articles, postcards and reviews with family and friends on such networking sites as Twitter, Facebook and Delicious. Simply click on the three small dots that symbolize our connect icon, at the end of every article, and follow the link to the networking site of your preference.
- Sample Indagare: With free bi-weekly email blasts on new hot spots and insider tips when you sign up for our mailing list.
- Profile feature: Members share your profiles, comments, favorite articles and IQs. Just click on the Profile tab on the upper right of your screen and look for the Edit My Profile blue tab.
- Indagare means to discover, explore, seek, scout in Latin.