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Because it’s not just where you go, but how the journey shapes you. And while traveling may feel different now, our team is here to make your travels—whenever or wherever they may be—safe, responsible and meaningful, every step of the journey.
Indagare is a members-only, boutique travel-planning company, offering curated content, customized trip-planning and bespoke group trips around passion points. We partner with our members to design a personalized roadmap for their lifetime of journeys and offer expert advice on how to go as safely and responsibly as possible.
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Announcing "Safari Style"
We are thrilled to announce that Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley’s first book, Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges—photographed by Guido Taroni and published by Vendome—is now on sale. Featuring 21 exceptional lodges, from Rwanda to South Africa, the book celebrates the role that tourism has played in preserving wilderness areas. Get your copy today!
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 exploration.
Get access to 250+ Destination Guides and thousands of articles to inspire and inform your next trip. We only review what our community has tested first-hand: real recommendations by real travelers.
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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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
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
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
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
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
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...Read More
Where to Shop in Paris 2021: La Samaritaine & Concept Shopping
Here are a few of my favorite shopping discoveries in Paris, from my latest trip, just as France was re-opening to American travelers.Read More
Where to Stay in Paris, the Loire Valley and Normandy in 2021
Not in centuries could one hope to sleep on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, but thanks to the opening of Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle you can now overnight in Louis XIV’s masterpiece and gain special...Read More
As the World Reopens: Indagare Members Share Their Travel Stories
A year ago, most of the world was closed off to American travelers. Even domestic trips were a hassle, with quarantines required in multiple states. This year is a different story, and many of Indagare members’ favorite destinations are welcoming...Read More
Why to Go to Europe Now: France and Italy Are Empty
I am just back from three weeks in France and Italy, and I can tell you that in my lifetime I don’t think there has been a more magical moment to be a traveler in Europe. Cities like Paris, Florence, Venice...Read More
Reaching New Heights: A Family Trip of A Lifetime in Peru
“You’re my first group in almost a year and a half,” our guide Alberth excitedly shared with my family as he greeted us in Cusco with his beaming smile. At every step along our 10-day journey across the Sacred Valley...Read More
Sneak Peek: Six Senses Ibiza
Ibiza has it all: natural beauty, fabulous beaches, a fascinating history and culture—plus a club scene that brings the world’s top DJs every year. And this summer, it’s getting a new resort that has the team at Indagare excited to...Read More
Inside 'L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped': A Final Installation in Paris by the Late Artist Christo
This September, Paris will welcome a landmark installation by the monumental artist Christo, who, in partnership with his wife Jeanne-Claude, is best known for his transcendental, environmentally focused works of sculpture-architecture, including Running Fence in California (1972–76), The Umbrellas in...Read More
The Culture Comeback: Sneak Peek of What's On This Season
In the Fall/Winter issue of the Indagare Magazine, which will soon be arriving in members’ mailboxes, we highlight 11 must-see cultural events of the 2021/2022 Fall/Winter season from cities around the world. Here, we’re sharing a preview what’s on in...Read More
Indagare Impact Insiders: Obá Travel’s Tami Larripa and Safari Expert Lee Fuller
Tami Larripa was born in a favela in São Paulo, but it was not until living and studying in the U.S. that she realized how much potential her home country had—and what she could do to bring out that full...Read More
Travel With Impact: Because How You Travel Matters
Our mission at Indagare is to inspire and empower people to change their lives—and the world—through travel and to have a positive impact on the places they visit. How you travel allows you to better understand and support local communities,...Read More
Indagare’s Sustainable Hotel Standards
Indagare.com’s extensive collection of thousands of hotel reviews only includes properties we have visited and vetted first-hand. While scouting, we assess scores of details, from aesthetics to quality of service. And to measure a hotel’s commitment to sustainability, we use...Read More
Indagare Caribbean Islands Matchmaker: The Best Caribbean Islands Open Now for Every Traveler
The Caribbean has long drawn couples, families and friends for easy warm-weather getaways, thanks to its powdery white-sand beaches, warm turquoise waters and pampering resorts—but every island has its own atmosphere and specialties, and choosing the right one can be...Read More
Direct Flights to the Caribbean
A rising trend for many Indagare members—seeking to minimize both their time at airports and their carbon footprints—is to opt for the fewest flight connections as possible. But in the last year and a half, airlines have had to drastically reduce...Read More
Best Winter Vacation Ideas for 2022: 22 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 winter vacation—for 2021 and beyond—we’ve rounded up our favorite destinations that are currently open to American travelers for a much-deserved escape...Read More
Easy Fall Weekend Getaways in the U.S.
We’ve scoped out five perfect places for weekend getaways—or lengthier stays—all with hotels, restaurants and activities galore. These dynamic destinations guarantee something for all types of travelers, whether you’re looking for a retreat in the sun or the next foodie...Read More
Indagare Matchmaker: Best Safaris in Africa
For many, an African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With wildly diverse climates, ecosystems and wildlife—from the moon-like landscape of Namibia to the lush jungles in Rwanda—the best African safaris can take many shapes and forms. Here is a guide...Read More
Indagare Team Travels: Where We've Been Lately, Summer to Fall 2021
As we've enjoyed the final long days of summer and are eagerly looking ahead to a fresh and revitalizing fall, many members of the Indagare team have been getting back out on the road, around the world—to explore destinations that...Read More
Where to Go in December for the Holidays in 2021—And What to Know Before You Go
Every year it seems, you blink in September and open your eyes in December. This year, planning for the holidays still feels different, as we continue to navigate the challenges of Covid travel safety. Yet the new normal also offers several...
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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Mauna Lani, Big Island, Hawaii
Indagare and The Wall Street Journal have partnered again 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,...
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Pendry San Diego, California
Indagare and The Wall Street Journal have partnered again 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 charming, warm-weather settings, and special amenities, preferable...
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Chileno Bay Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico
Indagare and The Wall Street Journal have partnered again to bring you exclusive access to a curation of our favorite luxury properties across the United States and North America—with the chance to escape and recharge amid tranquil and idyllic settings,...
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