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22 Best Private Island Resorts to Escape to This Year
Hide away in your own overwater bungalow in the Maldives. Indulge in the elegance of a celebrity-owned villa in the Caribbean. Or reconnect with nature on a jungle island off Madagascar.... There’s an island for any traveler’s dream. And from...Read More
A (Very In-Depth) Report on Scotland: The Isle of Skye, the Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh
Indagare’s Kathryn Nathanson just returned from a scouting trip to Scotland, visiting the Isle of Skye, the Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh. Below, she tells us why you should think about visiting Scotland now, plus her favorite restaurants, shops and hotel...Read More
The Culture Hit List: Top Museum Exhibitions & More for Summer 2023
Mario R. Mercado details your summer arts preview: what’s on at the world’s leading institutions—including the latest exhibitions and the newest museums—plus the top tickets worth traveling for.Read More
Flying The Seaplane Between New York and Boston: What to Know
Boston is only around 200 miles from New York City, and there is no shortage of options to get between the two (Amtrak’s Acela and Northeast Regional service, multiple direct flights every hour out of Laguardia, Newark and JFK; or...Read More
Indagare Matchmaker: New Zealand’s Best Hotels
A trip to New Zealand is an epic 10/10: the world-class lodges, the food, the people, the landscapes—which range from mountains to woods to beach to farmland–and everything is stunning.Read More
Melissa's Sicily Highlights
In April, 2023, I hosted a very special journey to southeastern Sicily and Palermo. We explored UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Val di Noto, Ragusa and Siracusa, but we also met with some of the residents who are working...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
Just Back From Istanbul
Indagare’s Bridget McElroy and several members of the Indagare team recently traveled to Istanbul and Cappadocia, where they took in the city’s glorious cultural sights, stayed at the brand-new Peninsula Istanbul right on the Bosphorus and experienced Cappadocia’s surreal volcanic...Read More
What's New on Santorini: Summer 2023 — Plus, Our Interview with Longtime Santorini Local Markos Chaidemenos
Of around 6,000 islands in Greece, 227 are inhabited—so, yes, there are less crowded islands to explore. In the 1950s, some 180,000 people in total visited Greece each year—today, Santorini has more than two million visitors a year.Read More
The Magic of Sintra: The Ultimate Three-Day Itinerary
With its fairy-tale castles and an alluring blend of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance history, Sintra should be more than just a day trip from Lisbon. Indagare's Abby Sandman crafts the ultimate itinerary. Plus, experience a taste of of Sintra...Read More
Just Back from New Zealand
Indagare’s Eliza Harris reports on her recent trip to New Zealand, where she explored both the North and South islands, experiencing the country’s jaw-dropping natural beauty and warm hospitality.Read More
Istanbul Insider: Textile Designer Madeline Weinrib Reveals Her Top Spots
Textile designer and former painter Madeline Weinrib has always embraced authenticity, in her own aesthetic and in her approach to color, pattern, scale and techniques that “favor hand over machine and tradition to automation.” These choices are reflected in her...Read More
Indagare Madrid Museum Matchmaker: Plus, What's On for 2023
Spain’s capital draws in travelers from all over with its enormous parks, vibrant energy and mouthwatering tapas—what visitors will also find is easy access to some of the most celebrated works of art in the world. The Prado Museum, Reina...Read More
Just Back from Georgia: “One of the Last Great Undiscovered Food Cultures of Europe”
To understand Georgia, one must know that the country was occupied by Russia for nearly 70 years in the twentieth century. Twenty percent of the country remains occupied. This, however, is what makes Georgia so unique. As Rene Redzepi said,...Read More
Travel Outlook 2023: 1,500+ Travelers Respond to Indagare’s Survey
Indagare’s fourth annual Travel Sentiment Survey had the largest number of respondents yet (1,588 luxury travelers and members of the Indagare community). Where have they traveled to lately and which destinations are they dreaming about most in the year ahead?...Read More
White Desert: On the Forefront of Luxury Travel and Sustainability in Antarctica
While on a trip to Antarctica with ultra-luxury tour operator White Desert, American astronaut Buzz Aldrin looked out to the snow-covered mountain and told founder Patrick Woodhead that the continent reminded him of the moon. At this moment, the idea...Read More
11 Summer Vacation Ideas
Summer is just around the corner, and the promise of longer, warmer, sun-filled days has the Indagare Community buzzing with anticipation for some much-needed getaways. Whether you’re looking to plan a long weekend close to home or a longer trip...Read More
Melissa's Tangier Cheat Sheet
Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley just returned from Tangier on a special Indagare x Architectural Digest Insider Journey, returning with new tips on where to stay, eat and explore. The city will attract even more attention this year as the...Read More
Your 2023 Travel Calendar: Where to Go and When to Book Your Trips
As we begin a new year, it’s time to start dreaming about where your travels will take you—whether it’s a romantic escape to the Italian coast, a family adventure at a luxury dude ranch or an African safari over the...Read More
Indagare Matchmaker: Italian Beach Destinations
Italy’s eternal allure has beckoned travelers for centuries with its dramatic coastline and sophisticated isles. From charming, cliffside villages with dramatic sea views to islands brimming with untamed beauty and secluded coves, Italy plays host to some of the world’s...Read More
How Indonesia Inspires 1stDibs Interior Designer Tom Stringer
“Simply put, travel is everything to me,” says interior designer, Tom Stringer. “Whether it’s great art and architecture, or the beauty of an underwater reef and the pattern of scales on a fish’s back—I find inspiration in all of it.”...Read More
Dispatch from London: Melissa’s Spring 2023 Visit
Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley reports on her recent trip to England's capital, with insight on the newest happenings from bakeries and buzzy dinner spots to hotel updates and the coming Coronation fête.Read More
Our Team on The Best Destinations Without Crowds
In the past year, it’s felt that every season is “high season.” And while we’re all grateful to be traveling again, the throngs of people crowding our favorite cities, sites and hotels have stirred in many Indagare members a longing...Read More
Best New Hotels of 2023: Top Picks from Around the World
2023 is shaping up to be another record year for travel, with rates soaring and prime availability vanishing. Our bookings team is working on dream trips to the South of France and Amalfi Coast, safaris all over Africa, multigen trips...Read More
Just Back From: Insider Journey to Berlin with Jamie Sewell
Indagare’s VP of Sales Elise Bronzo and eight curious travelers explored Berlin and its surrounds this past fall on our first Insider Journey to the German capital with archaeologist and expert historian Jamie Sewell. This special trip offered a window...Read More
What's New in Rome: Where to Stay, Eat, Shop & Explore in the Eternal City
Rome Revival: A new generation of hotels, restaurants and attractions are transforming the Eternal City. Elizabeth Harvey reports.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
The Best Things to Do in London with Young Kids
After living in London for four years and exploring every chance we can, I’ve crafted a hard-earned, opinionated list of favorite things to do with kids in London. Our daughter is now four, a wonderful age to explore the capital,...Read More
Preparing for Sweden‘s Jubilee Year & What That Means for Sweden in 2023
2023 will be a big year for Sweden, Stockholm and the Swedish Royal Palaces.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
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
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.
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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