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Consult our library of travel resources and Covid-focused articles to stay informed on the fast-changing travel landscape—whether you are preparing to go abroad or you’re still in the dreaming phase. From our border reopenings tracker to tips on what to pack and where to stay, we have the information you need for responsible and rewarding exploration.
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Consult with our travel experts to find your next trip, be it a long weekend in a culture capital or a multi-stop safari, private villa rental or yacht charter. Our itineraries are tailor-made with insider access and expert guiding.
Read the latest articles by Indagare’s expert team, including columns like Destination Matchmakers, Top Tables, hotel and travel news and dispatches from the road by our founder Melissa Biggs Bradley.
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Rediscovering the Meaning of Travel During Covid
On August 1, Kenya became one of the first countries to re-open its borders to Americans, and, in September, I made my first international trip post-lockdown, spending almost three weeks there. To arrive, I had to face new travel anxieties...Read More
The New Dangers of Undertourism in the Wake of COVID-19
I consider myself part of the first generation of true global citizens. Born in New York to an Australian mother and an American father, who met in London in the 1950s, I made my first trip halfway around the world...Read More
Why Go Now: San Miguel de Allende
Slowly and with careful consideration, the Indagare Team has been venturing back out into the world to bring first-hand reporting to our community, and to lead by example as we determine what the future of travel will look like. Exactly...Read More
The Benefits of Going Private
Looking to travel again, but wanting to ensure your trip is as safe as possible? Private options may be the answer when you choose to fly, stay or sail next.Read More
Looking Back, Dreaming Ahead: Discovering Senegal
Before COVID-19, the Indagare Team was constantly scouting around the world in search of the best new hotels, restaurants, guides and experiences for our community—as well as emerging destinations to keep on your radar. Exactly one year ago, Associate Editor...Read More
NBC Visionaries: Melissa Biggs Bradley
NBC News selected Indagare CEO and founder Melissa Biggs Bradley as one of its Visionaries, highlighting "CEOs, entrepreneurs and innovators who are reshaping their industries, as well as adapting their strategies to meet the moment." When Covid-19 brought international travel...Read More
How to Build a Bucket List for Your Life
Although it can sometimes seem as if our actions drive our life stories, really it is the other way around: the stories we tell ourselves about who we are, where we’re going and what we want out of life are...Read More
Melissa’s Spotlight: A Family Trip in the American West During Covid
Last year was full of many upheavals, delayed dreams, deferred plans, forced separations and other challenges, including deciding when, if and how to gather with family—and when, if and how to travel. After spending early lockdown together, our family, like...Read More
The Positive Power of Travel in Rwanda
Three years ago, after my second trip to Rwanda, I wrote an article called “A Plane Ride to Inspiration,” because even though I had come to see endangered mountain gorillas, what left me in awe was the resilience of the...Read More
Indagare's Most-Booked Hotels of 2020: Hotels During Covid
2020 certainly did not turn out the way any of us expected—and yet, the Indagare Community continued to get out on the road and into the world, in new ways. Since last April, these are the hotels that you turned...Read More
Indagare Design Club Series: An Entertaining Story, with India Hicks
Designer and entrepreneur India Hicks sat down with Indagare CEO and Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley during our Design Club series to talk about her latest projects and design inspirations, island living during Covid and why creating your own unique sense...Read More
10 Questions for Paul Theroux
Writer Paul Theroux’s latest book, Under the Wave at Waimea (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), set in Hawaii, tells the story of Joe Sharkey, a legendary 60-something big-wave surfer, coming to terms with being past his prime—and a tragic accident that forever...Read More
13 Summer Vacation Ideas for 2021
Summer is just around the corner, and the promise of longer, warmer, sun-filled days—along with rising rates of vaccinations at home and around the world, and the recent CDC declaration that travel is low-risk for fully vaccinated people—has the Indagare...Read More
Spring Long Weekend: What’s New in D.C.
Whispers of springtime are in the air, and as the afternoons fill with sunshine and timid buds stretch their faces towards the light—and vaccination rates continue to rise—the culture capitals of the East Coast are shrugging off their coats of...Read More
The 19 Best Wellness Retreats
We could all use more wellness in our lives. Whether we seek to disconnect from the outside world, challenge ourselves or relax in style (or all of the above), a restorative getaway to a rejuvenating resort is often the perfect...Read More
10 Ultimate Wilderness Vacations
It's the ultimate escape: unplugging in the great outdoors at a remote retreat, with stunning natural scenes providing the perfect backdrop and larger-than-life activities entertaining the entire family from dawn to dusk. These are the 10 best destinations for ultimate...Read More
Covid Travel Outlook 2021: Indagare Travel Sentiment Survey Results
Here are the results of Indagare’s latest Travel Sentiment Survey, with opinions from more than 1,200 respondents surveyed, who offered their perspectives on travel during Covid, conducted one year after the pandemic was officially declared.Read More
Sneak Peek: One&Only Portonovi
For One&Only Resorts’ first European hotel, the luxury brand turned its sights to Montenegro, a pint-sized Balkan country with a gorgeous coastline on the Adriatic and rugged mountain interior. More than six years in the making, One&Only Portonovi is the...Read More
The Top 10: Prettiest Beaches in America
You don’t need to fly to the Maldives or the Caribbean to enjoy a sun-soaked holiday on a breathtaking beach. The U.S. coasts offer postcard-perfect stretches of powdery white sand and shimmering waves that make for an easy beach getaway on a...Read More
Melissa Biggs Bradley On the Traveler’s Mindset in the Age of Covid
After a year of Covid, Melissa Biggs Bradley reflects on the way we think about travel now and the positive impact of embracing the (unknown) road ahead.Read More
The Indagare Index 2021
Welcome to The Indagare Index. The lists below are our celebration of quality and excellence in hospitality at 159 hotels, resorts, lodges and retreats in 50 countries on six continents. In some ways, hospitality is an undefinable thing. It is a product of...Read More
Best New Hotels of 2021: Our Top Picks from Around the World
Whether you’re ready to start planning summer and fall trips, or you’re still in dreaming mode, our curated list of the best new hotels of 2021 is here to inspire future getaways. These spectacular properties—both recently opened and coming soon—have...Read More
Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Gifts for Moms Who Love to Travel 2021
Are you still looking for the perfect present for the Mom who loves to travel? We’ve culled a few of our favorite options below—from our brand-new livestream Paris Gardens Club and a virtual shopping experience in the ultimate Moroccan souk to...Read More
16 Best New Boutique Hotels in the U.S.
Boutique hotels have a special magic that often makes for unforgettable getaways. Though they may not offer the expansive grounds, amenities and pampering service that some of our favorite resorts and grande dame hotels do, the best boutique hotels are...Read More
Traveling to Europe in Summer 2021: What to Know
In a typical year, more than 12 million Americans—including many Indagare members—visit Europe. But since March 2020, most U.S. travelers have been prohibited from entering countries across the Pond. It now seems we’ll be seeing a return to Europe in...Read More
5 Best U.S. Road Trip Ideas
The American Road Trip is having a renaissance. With many international borders still closed and a surge in demand for socially-distant options coupled with increased work-remote options, driving around the country has become one of the most popular ways U.S....Read More
East Coast Vacations: Easy Summer Escapes from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend
Fresh lobster rolls, colonial cottages, sea breezes at sunset: there is a certain magic about summer on the East Coast. Whether you prefer the beach or the country—or a mix of the two—the Northeast has it all for families, friends...Read More
Inside the New Mauna Lani
On the Kohala coast of the Island of Hawaii, Mauna Lani has been a beloved resort since it opened in 1983. In 2018, it closed its doors to undergo a massive, $200 million renovation, reopening as Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts...Read More
First Look: The Green O
On my recent trip to the Resort at Paws Up, I got a sneak peek at what is sure to be this summer’s most talked-about new U.S. property. The family that introduced glamping to the American West is raising the...
Our mission at Indagare is to inspire and empower people to change their lives through travel. Our founder and CEO Melissa Biggs Bradley is a travel visionary who has visited more than 100 countries and whose own passion for making meaningful discoveries has fueled the creation of our innovative travel brand, launched in 2007. The Latin word indagare means “to seek, discover, scout.”
A curated selection of offers from our premier partners around the world.
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Selinda Camp, Botswana
On the boat ride to Selinda Camp, the boat skims across the water surface with hippos looking on from all sides. Comprised of three luxury tents and a two-bedroom suite, Selinda offers a boutique experience in the Selinda Reserve, with...
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Duba Plains Camp, Botswana
Located in the 77,000-acre Kwedi reserve in one of the more remote reaches of the northern Okavango Delta, Duba Plains is inaccessible for most of the year except by aircraft, resulting in a truly spectacular safari experience. Part of Great...
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Mara Toto Camp, Kenya
Along the Ntiakitiak River, where the forest meets savannah, Mara Toto Camp offers four safari-chic canvas tents designed in the style of 19th-century expedition camps. Close to sister camp Mara Expedition, Mara Toto also provides private access to the 70,000-acre Mara...
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