The Ranch at Rock Creek
From big-sky Montana to the red-rock landscapes of Arizona, the American West offers some of the globe’s most spectacular adventures. Lodges such as Paws Up, Ranch at Rock Creek and Dunton Hot Springs offer rustic luxury, while Aspen and Jackson Hole are charming resort towns with fantastic hiking and outdoor activities that are constantly welcoming exciting new restaurants and hotels.
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With more than 10,000 waterfalls, Europe’s biggest glacier and a wealth of rivers, lakes, oceans and expansive mountainous landscapes, Iceland is a destination for those who love nature, the outdoors and a bit of adventure. Everything from cave diving to ice climbing is accessible, and you can find something for all levels. Plus, with the addition of the Retreat at Blue Lagoon and Deplar Farm—the 13-room resort known for its five-star service, ultra-posh lodgings and access to some of the best heli-skiing and fly-fishing in the world—the island has sufficiently upped its luxury quotient.
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Safaris in Tanzania attract wilderness lovers of all ages and make for an excellent first trip to the African continent. Indagare’s founder was named as one of the top safari specialists in the world by Departures magazine and Indagare members can contact the Bookings Team for her customized recommendations and itineraries, including climbing Kilimanjaro or traveling to a coastal resort after your safari.
With the dramatic Andean range as a backdrop, the Sacred Valley (which surrounds the legendary Machu Picchu and Cusco) offers lush valleys, cloud forests, raftable rivers and trails on which hikers pass Incan ruins. The country amazes adventure-lovers with its spectacular landscapes steeped in ancient history. Foodie dads should not miss a few days exploring Lima, a bucket-list culinary destination, thanks to its lively food markets and world-renowned, innovative restaurants.
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5. Scottish Highlands
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With breathtaking scenery and an indomitable Scottish spirit, the Highlands are a grown-up boy’s dream, with hunting lodges, falconry schools, whiskey distilleries and fantastic golf courses.
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As one of the world’s last frontiers, Mongolia is home to a number of unique natural wonders, from the oldest National Park in the world to one quarter of the world’s snow leopard population. Mongolia is an ultimate bucket list destination, as it’s rare to find a place so unpolished and unbranded.
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With nary a traffic light in sight, Nantucket is a long-weekend gem. Dads will appreciate the low-key island pace, old whaling town charm and bevy of fine-dining options.
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8. Vancouver & Clayoquot
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Thanks to its diverse topography (the seaside port boasts mountains and forested islands), Vancouver features adventurous opportunities alongside its cosmopolitan vibe. Further afield is Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, a tented camp offering a unique outdoor experience in an unforgettable setting.
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The glorious Italian Dolomites region is blessed with incredible mountain ranges that offer stunning hiking and climbing during the summer, plus a slew of Michelin-starred restaurants and interesting historical sites.
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10. Costa Rica
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With its fantastic water sports, jungle adventures and luxury properties that celebrate the environment, Costa Rica has pioneered ecotourism. Whether visiting for relaxation, giving back or family time, the lush country offers travelers unique experiences surrounded by great natural beauty. Indagare members can contact the Bookings Team to arrange special wildlife tours and surfing lessons.
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Contact Indagare for assistance planning a Father’s Day trip or to speak to a specialist about more dad-approved destinations. Or, give an Indagare gift card to be used towards a future trip, Indagare Membership or Insider Journey.