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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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Indagare’s Most-Booked Hotels in 2022
As 2022 comes to a close, Indagare's most-booked properties of the year reflect what many of us have desired for several years—a grandiose return to our favorite destinations (our homes-away-from-home, if you will). International travel is back, and Indagare members...Read More
Exploring My Own Backyard, NYC
Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley spends hundreds of days each year on the road. But during a recent break from her travels, she took the opportunity to explore closer to home. Here are her favorite finds in New York now.Read More
After The Roaring Return of Travel, What’s Next?
Following a year of unprecedented demand—and passion—for travel, Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley assesses the opportunities and challenges ahead.Read More
Just Back From Vienna: What’s New in Wien & Why to Go Now
In a parade of silks, jewels and political intrigue, the courts of the Habsburg monarchy in Vienna have lately made their way out of the textbooks and onto our screens—and thus, back into the discussion of the day. Centered around...Read More
New Year's Travel Resolutions: The Where, Why and Who With of The Indagare Team's 2023 Travels
A new year of travel has dawned, and the world is wide open (finally!). With so much new ground to cover and old favorites to revisit, Indagare staff members kicked off the year with resolutions to help direct their 2023...Read More
The Best Beach Resorts in Florida
Florida has almost one thousand miles of sandy beachfront, and since the temperatures (on land and in the water) stay relatively warm all year, it’s one of the only places within the U.S. that swimming and sunbathing are viable options...Read More
Just Back From Antarctica with White Desert
Indagare’s Eliza Harris reports on her trip deep into the Antarctic interior, where she hiked across ice sheets, had close encounters with Emperor penguins and experienced a spirit-cleansing journey away from civilization.Read More
Five Luxury Travel Trends for 2023 (Plus Where to Go)
Exactly one year ago, I was writing about Omicron-related travel cancellations, so I’m going to lead this story with: a lot can happen in a year, and how glorious it feels to be writing about fun, frothy travel and flying...Read More
Postcard from Morocco: Our Favorite Moments from Our Travels
This fall, four Indagare staffers Wellesley Lowther, Grace Park, Alex Schulte and Kathryn Boswell explored some of our favorite spots in Morocco, including Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains, Fes and Skoura. When they weren't scouting shops, restaurants and touring options, they...Read More
Our Most-Read Stories of 2022
This year, members of the Indagare community dreamed big and dove deep, with a focus on the experiences most likely to make their travels incomparable and unforgettable. Our most popular pieces took readers around the globe, showcasing newly opened hotels,...Read More
Just Back from Rome: Favorites in the Eternal City
Indagare’s Simone Girner just returned from a trip to the Italian capital—as heady, chaotic and romantic as ever. Here is her mini-guide to her favorite things to do in Rome now.Read More
Our Favorite Beach Resorts for a Winter Escape in 2023
Nothing cures the winter doldrums like a few days of sand and sea. Whether you’re dreaming of the soft, salty breezes of the Atlantic, the aquamarine waters and pastel-hued sunsets of the Caribbean, or the lush terrain of somewhere further...Read More
Just Back from: A Safari with Impact in Zimbabwe
I hadn’t expected the sound of hippos grazing in the night to be quite so relaxing. But as I shut off the lights of my tent, their grunts and groans began lulling me right to sleep. It was my first...Read More
Just Back From: Highlights from Our 2022 Insider Journeys
As we look forward to a new year, we’re also looking back on the highlights of 2022: our most exciting and rewarding adventures around the world and the travel experiences that meant the most to you. For our Insider Journeys...Read More
What's New on the Slopes: Indagare's Ski News Report 2022-2023
Snow is falling (dumping, really) out west, and we all know what that means—it’s almost ski season! Many of our favorite resorts in the western United States are already packing a couple feet or more of snow. It's a promising...Read More
Protecting Locals and Lions in Zimbabwe: Meet the Long Shields Lion Guardians
Travel has the power to transform lives and open minds, and many of the staff at Indagare will say a safari forever altered our perspectives on conservation. That’s one of the reasons Indagare Impact has partnered with the Wilderness Wildlife...Read More
Foodie Travel Guide 2023: The 15 Best Cities for Everyone Who Loves Food
From Michelin-starred Nordic gastronomy in Copenhagen to biscuits and broils in Charleston, excellent cuisine is often a determining factor for travelers when considering where to go next. With most of the world opening up to travelers again, Indagare rounds up...Read More
The 31 Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants in the World
Around the world, both restaurateurs and their patrons are increasingly interested in knowing where their food comes from, leading to a veritable bumper crop of farm-to-table restaurants. And some places—pioneers in the industry—do this type of dining so well that...Read More
Culture Watch: Art Around the World Fall 2022 / Winter 2023
Because of the pandemic, many of the world’s most significant cultural productions were held back. Now they have come roaring back. Mario Mercado previews the season’s highlights—from new museums and groundbreaking exhibitions to the top theatrical tickets.Read More
Best Winter Vacation Ideas for 2023: 23 Trip Ideas from Antigua to Zimbabwe
As temperatures drop, we’re turning our attention to the places to be this winter. To help you plan your next winter vacation—this year or beyond—we’ve rounded up our favorite destinations for a much-deserved escape somewhere cozy, seaside, stylish, tropical, stimulating...Read More
A New Golden Age of Train Travel: Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Unveils New Suites
It's hard to imagine a more romantic (and nostalgic) way to travel than by train—with the countryside whizzing by as you sip tea (or Champagne) and dream about the next stop on your journey. Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express recently unveiled eight...Read More
Inside the Birthplace of Modern Skiing: Q&A with Arlberg Insiders Barbara Sanders, Lisa Baker and Nina Gigele
"As the world opens up after Covid, I think there is a sense of joy in every traveler. Combine that with an endorphin-inducing day on the slopes and I think that the ski resorts in Austria might be the happiest...Read More
What’s New in Paris: What to See & Do, Where to Eat, Stay — Fall 2022
When the effects of climate change and an energy crisis converge, conversations about the weather are much more than idle chit chat. Such is the case in France these days, where record-breaking heat waves hit the country hard this summer,...Read More
The 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
Why Go Now: Mongolia | Just Back From an Insider Journey
Indagare's Diana Li is just back from hosting an Insider Journey to Mongolia. Here's why travelers should add Mongolia to their wish-list.Read More
Just Back from Oslo and Svalbard: The Final Frontier
The Final Frontier. I’ve had those three little words at the bottom of my bucket list since the day I started keeping one. I wrote it down as an afterthought, a placeholder. It was a joke at the time. Eventually...Read More
The Top Hotels with Cooking Schools
From sushi-rolling in Kyoto to pizza-making in Tuscany, learning a local cuisine is a meaningful (and delicious) way to immerse oneself in a destination. Read on for Indagare’s favorite hotel cooking programs worldwide.Read More
How Remote Island Retreat NIHI Sumba is Setting the Standard For Sustainability
NIHI Sumba sits at the far end of an expansive untouched beach on the southwest corner of the remote island of Sumba in Indonesia. While getting to the resort requires more than 24 hours in transit to reach the resort...Read More
Spotted from the Plane: The Northern Lights
While flying Finnair to Stockholm, Indagare's Bridget McElroy received a magical welcome to Scandinavia: the Northern Lights from the sky.Read More
What's New in New York City: Hotels, Restaurants & Culture in Manhattan – Fall 2022
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.”
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