Cortijada Los Gázquez, Spain

English Artist Clare Price Talks to Guests

A kilometer above sea level, Cortijada Los Gázquez lies in a valley of almond and pine high in the mountains of Andalucia, an out-of-the-way destination for creatively minded travelers. In the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra Maria-Los Velez, this eco-chic guesthouse and 50-acre farm is situated in a place of extreme natural beauty, profound […]

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UXUA Casa Hotel, Brazil

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In the remote village of Tracosco on the lush southeastern coast of Bahia, you’ll find the unique UXUA Casa Hotel. Conceived by Dutch-born Wilbert Das (fashion designer and longtime creative director for Diesel, the hip clothing line), the gorgeously bright and airy hotel took over two years to build using recycled materials in this tribute […]

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Jicaro Island Ecolodge, Nicaragua

Healthy Body in a Healthy Lodge

Started by London businesswoman Karen Emanuel after she saw a sign ‘Island for Sale’ when she was visiting Nicaragua in 2007 – and then she bought it! – Jicaro is barely a year old and is already attracting praise and awards. Located not far from the ocean on a private island in Lake Nicaragua, its […]

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The Proof is in the Shades

100 Percent Proof

The Dame brothers in Eagle, Idaho, are steeped in the history of wood. Their grandfather started a sawmill 60 years ago, their father runs the business today, and in 2010 the three siblings decided to take wood on a whole new trajectory – sunglasses – and the product is very cool, very hip, very good […]

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Palazzo Margherita, Italy

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Francis Ford Coppola’s 19th-century Palazzo Margherita, located in a small hilltop town near the Ionian Sea in the unspoiled Basilicata region of southernmost Italy, is described by him as “a dream come true … where the patina of its epoch is preserved.” Bernalda is the town where The Godfather director’s grandfather came from, and Coppola bought the villa […]

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Saffire Freycinet, Australia

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This 20-suite ‘gem’ overlooks the wide swath of Great Oyster Bay and is named after the Freycinet Peninsula, whose colors inspire the hotel, both inside and out. There’s the pink granite of the Hazards Mountains, the white sandy beaches, sapphire-blue waters, and the gray-green of the native bushland. Migrating whales and dolphin cross in front […]

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A Man, a Villa, and a Camera

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Karl Ammann, a Swiss-born former hotelier who now lives in Nanyuki, Kenya, has built a splendid villa for rent high above the turquoise seas of the Seychelles. Few people who stay in it probably know that Ammann is also a photographer and filmmaker, an avid conservationist who has helped uncover the terrible truth about the […]

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The Dwarika’s Hotel, Nepal

The Fusion Bar at The Dwika's

Nepal has 8 World Heritage sites and has won two Heritage Awards, one for the medieval city of Bhaktapur and the other for The Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu. The hotel’s magnificence lies in its buildings of intricate carved wood and terracotta work that took incalculable hours of dedication from the best craftsmen in Nepal. Every […]

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Lapa Rios, Costa Rica

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Who They Are Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland tropical rainforest, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean. Designed in harmony with the surrounding forest and beach, the main lodge and 16 bungalows, sparsely lined along three […]

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Zarafa, Botswana

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Zarafa Camp is probably the greenest luxury lodge on earth and was opened in 2008 by Great Plains. The small and luxurious four-roomed tented camp is located in the 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve in the north of the country and straddles the Okavango Delta in the west and the Linyanti and Kwando rivers and waterways to […]

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