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Through our exclusive, limited-time packages, access a selection of our favorite luxury properties across the United States and other open destinations, with flexible cancellation policies, special amenities and the personalized service of our team of experts—so that you can get back out into the world with greater confidence.
Introducing The Indagare Index
The inaugural edition of The Indagare Index is a celebration of quality and excellence in hospitality at 159 hotels, resorts, lodges and retreats. The properties reflect both our team’s and members’ favorites. We are thrilled to introduce you to this curated list and hope it will inspire dreams of your next journeys, whenever those may be.
Our Guide to Travel During Covid
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 packing tips, we have the information you need for responsible and rewarding exploration.
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Featured Trips Of The Moment
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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...Read More
The 14 Best Lakefront Hotels in the U.S.
Diving into crystal clear waters; spending the days exploring hidden coves by canoe or kayak; hiking in the woods; waiting at the dock for the first stars to appear...a visit to a lake resort is one of the best getaways...Read More
17 Best New Hotels in Europe: 2021 and Beyond
At long last, Europe is reopening to American travelers! While the Indagare team is already busy planning grand returns for our members to our favorite locales and resorts, there are several exciting new addresses to have on your radar, whether...Read More
A New Era: Renaissance Travel—Who’s Traveling Now and Why
Covid changed the world in many ways, and among them was one so fundamental to many of us as to seem essential—our freedom to move around as we like. Travel, as we have known it for the past decades, was...Read More
18 Trips of a Lifetime to Plan Now
After a year of venturing close to home—if anywhere—Indagare members are getting back out in the world, dusting off their proverbial travel wish lists with a renewed sense of wanderlust. In fact, in our most recent travel sentiment survey (of...Read More
Indagare Summer Reads 2021: The Best New Books We’re Reading at the Beach & Beyond
The Indagare staff is looking forward to a summer of traveling, outdoor picnics, park meet-ups and beach gatherings. But in between the long-awaited socializing and reconnecting with family and friends, we’re just as excited for our summer reads. Here are...Read More
What's New in New York City: Summer 2021 Openings (and Reopenings)
It’s about to be summer in the city—and this week marks some exciting milestones for the Big Apple (which happens to be Indagare’s hometown, as well as this writer’s). As of May 19, the subway has returned for 24-hour service;...Read More
Sneak Peek: DumaTau Camp, Botswana
Travelers in search of thrilling wildlife encounters in a dreamy setting have a new destination to consider: The revamped DumaTau Camp, overlooking a lagoon in northern Botswana’s Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. Wilderness Safaris has entirely rebuilt the tented camp, adding amenities...Read More
Our Favorite U.S. Hotels with Private Cottages or Villas
If you are looking to plan a summer trip that emphasizes privacy, personal space and health safety, within the United States (and accessible by car or via a charter flight), hotels with private cottages and villa options may be the...Read More
Why We’re Dreaming of The Maldives in 2021
After a year of exploring places near our own backyards, many in the Indagare community are seeking the thrill of a far-flung escape. In fact, according to our most recent travel sentiment survey of more than 1,200 respondents, the number...
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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