How You Travel Matters
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
—T. S. Eliot
As the world begins to open up and some COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, the team at Indagare remains dedicated to serving as your trusted travel advisor and resource. We will continue to provide information as opportunities for travel open up and provide inspiration for your future travels. Our Indagare Global Classroom and Melissa’s Global Conversations programs are open to all Indagare members and subscribers and their family and friends to continue to allow for virtual travel and exploration. Discover more below.
Welcome to the Indagare Global Classroom
Introducing our group and private Global Classroom programs, including virtual tours, special and family-friendly experiences, participatory lessons and lectures with Q&A sessions developed with Indagare’s top partners, guides and specialists. Offering special access to our travel network, it will bring the world to you. Learn more about the program and sign up here.
Explore Our Special Offers with The Wall Street Journal
We have partnered with The Wall Street Journal to bring you exclusive access to a curation of our favorite luxury properties across the United States—with the chance to escape and recharge amid tranquil and idyllic settings, and special amenities, preferable rates, flexible cancellation policies and the high-touch, personalized service of our expert team—so that you can get back on the road with greater confidence.
Introducing the New Indagare Podcast
Indagare Founder and CEO Melissa Biggs Bradley has launched a series of hour-long "Global Conversations" where she invites friends and heroes she has met on her travels to share how different places have shaped their lives and perspectives and examines how COVID-19 may change travel and the role travel plays in discovering yourself. Click here to listen now!
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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 Paris or a multi-stop safari across Eastern Africa. Our itineraries are tailor-made with insider access and expert guiding.
Read the latest travel articles by Indagare’s expert team, including columns like Destination Matchmakers, Top Tables, Trip Slideshows and dispatches from the road by our founder Melissa Biggs Bradley.
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Summer Recipe Ideas from Our Favorite U.S. Hotels: Appetizers, Cocktails & More
As we head into the final month of summer, some of us are starting to get back on the road for getaways to beloved local destinations, from Nantucket to Napa Valley. But sometimes, nothing says “summer” like a golden-hour soirée...Read More
COVID-Travel: Dispatches from Around the World
We’re continuing to monitor destinations around the globe that are opening to travel for Americans, including, in recent weeks, the Maldives, Croatia and Bermuda, which have clear stipulations and protocols for visitors prior to and upon arrival (for more on...Read More
Health and Wellness Tips from Our Experts: Indagare Global Conversations
One the most popular topics of Indagare founder and CEO Melissa Biggs Bradley's live Zoom series, Global Conversations, is wellness, as featured in episodes with such experts as The Ashram’s Catharina Hedberg, the Six Senses’ Anna Bjurstam, the Omega Institute’s...Read More
A Great American West Road Trip Through Idaho, Montana & Wyoming National Parks
A few days before I was scheduled to fly to Sweden on a scouting trip in March, the U.S. officially suspended travel with the EU. At the time, I thought surely I would be able to travel by the end...Read More
Indagare Global Classroom Private Class and Small Group Options
In addition to the current list of Indagare Global Classroom and Global Conversation sessions, Indagare can help arrange private virtual tours and classes or small group experiences upon request.Read More
Welcome to the Indagare Global Classroom
In response to the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry, Indagare has launched a new program designed to bring the world to our members and to support our hotel and local ground partners through virtual travel offerings. Indagare Global...Read More
The Indagare Guide to Armchair Travel: Films, Playlists, Recipes and More from Around the World
As international travel continues to be limited, there are still ways to celebrate our favorite destinations around the world and dream of the ones that we have yet to explore, which fill us with wonder and a hunger for life....Read More
Ask Indagare: Coronavirus Travel Safety & What is Being Done as the World Reopens
After an unusual summer—to say the least—travelers planning fall and winter trips are finding a changed world. There are more destinations to choose from since July, both domestically and internationally, albeit plenty of restrictions, quarantine measures and health-safety considerations are...Read More
Indagare Global Conversations Podcast Series with Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley
Indagare Travel announces its first podcast series, Indagare Global Conversations, hosted by CEO/founder and journalist Melissa Biggs Bradley, celebrating inspirational stories about the human side of travel. The early episodes, all available for download now, are part of the Lockdown...Read More
Indagare Travel Sentiment Survey Results: Post-COVID Travel Trends
If at this moment, you are hopeful but anxious about traveling—as more and more regions of the U.S. end lockdown and other countries around the world begin to reopen borders—you are not alone. In fact, “hopeful” and “anxious” are the...Read More
Summer Road Trip Ideas: The Best U.S. Hotels You Can Drive To
Whether months under lockdown have inspired you to finally make the Great American Road Trip—now that states are starting to open up—or you’re looking for a low-key getaway, close to home, we’ve rounded up the boutique hotels, resorts and lodges...Read More
Our Favorite U.S. Hotels with Private Cottages or Villas
Many Indagare members have started to embrace the idea of traveling again, albeit domestically, and often within driving distance from home or via a charter flight. And while hotels have reopened throughout the country with enhanced safety and sanitization processes,...Read More
Private Charter Flights: What to Know Now
At a recent Zoom event for Indagare members, one hopeful traveler mentioned that, after months of “not spending anything,” she and her family were considering flying charter for the first time. They’re not alone. In our Travel Sentiment Survey, 52...Read More
Indagare Global Conversations: Christopher Kostow and Howie Kahn on Napa Valley, China and the Future of Restaurants
At a time when most of us are cooking more than ever—as a way to entertain ourselves while staying at home, or simply out of necessity—you might want to know what’s on the menu in the household of the chef...Read More
The 12 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
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 and...Read More
Beirut: How to Help
In 2019, we took two Insider Journeys to Beirut, and every one of our travelers fell in love with the city and its resilient residents. Tuesday's explosion has devastated the city with scenes of destruction that are much more harrowing...Read More
A Taste of Sweden with Ett Hem’s Tortellini Recipe
One of our favorite parts of staying at Stockholm's Ett Hem is the unlimited access to the kitchen: late night snack? No problem. Second breakfast? On its way! Last week, in partnership with Visit Sweden, the Indagare Global Classroom took...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
Private Gorilla-trekking in Rwanda: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity in the Age of Coronavirus
As the world continues to grapple with the devastating effects of COVID-19 and its impact on travel, we are also aware there are unprecedented opportunities right now to support local communities and conservation efforts in Africa and have highly unusual...Read More
Where To Go This Fall
Saying goodbye to summer is never easy. And this year it’s particularly strange, with so much still in flux due to COVID-19. And while your options for destinations are a bit more limited than last year with border closings, the...Read More
Coronavirus Travel Information: What's Open To Americans
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Indagare Global Classroom: Private Programs for Businesses
In response to the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry, Indagare launched the Indagare Global Classroom, a program designed to bring the world to our members and friends and to support our hotel and local ground partners through authentic,...Read More
Where to Go for the Holidays—And What to Know Before You Go
This year, planning for the holidays is markedly different, as we all navigate the challenges of social distancing and Coronavirus travel safety. Yet the new normal also offers several advantages if you’re still looking to take a trip between now...Read More
Sonu Shivdasani: The Pioneer of Eco-Luxury
An approachable manner belies the fact that Sonu Shivdasani is an impressive name in the travel industry. As the creator—along with his Swedish wife, Eva—of the Soneva and Six Senses resorts, Shivdasani is a pioneer in the development of sustainable...Read More
Member Postcard: Roadtripping through Wyoming & Colorado During a Pandemic
Indagare members Penny and Bret Hearscher recently completed a road trip through Colorado and Wyoming, stopping for hikes and views in Rockies, Grand Tetons National Park and along Wyoming's Snake River along the way. "We made safety our top priority,"...
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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Shou Sugi Ban House, Water Mill, New York
The 13-room Shou Sugi Ban House is a Japanese-inspired destination spa in the Hamptons—a zen escape with a ryokan-esque sense of place—that offers a wellness retreat experience and is perfect for travelers looking to rest, reset and take a holistic...
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Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport, Maine
Located in the woods just a 10-15 minute drive from Kennebunkport, Hidden Pond opened in 2008 as an update on the classic summer cottage resort. A relaxed seasonal resort (open May to October), it expertly caters to both couples and families,...
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Casa Tesoro (Private Villa), Punta Mita, Mexico
Relax seaside in Punta Mita in a luxury seven-bedroom villa in a gated community, with access to a private, white-sand, swimmable beach and a full-service staff. Multiple indoor and outdoor spaces for dining, relaxing and entertaining, as well as an...
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