The Brando, Tahiti

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  The Brando is what you’d call simply amazing in the middle of nowhere, although it’s not (in the middle of nowhere, at least).  Thank goodness Marlon Brando, while filming the 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty, fell in love not only with his future wife Tarita but with French Polynesia  – the land and its people […]

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Cortijada Los Gázquez, Spain

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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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Mustang Monument Eco Resort, Nevada

Mustangs on the range

  There’s a new camp in town! Mustang  Monument Eco Resort has just opened its doors – or should that be tent flaps, since accommodations are   tepees, located on 900 square miles - in the Spruce Mountains of Nevada.  Not only does it offer a true American safari, but its owners are trying to save America’s wild mustangs. While […]

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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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Wolwedans, Namibia

Chefs in the Desert

Wolwedans is nestled into the Namibian dunes, set against a backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty. Located in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve, its portfolio of camps provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of awe-inspiring and undisturbed nature.  At Wolwedans you have a choice of the rustic but unique comfort of […]

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Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique

A star bed, Nkwichi

Nkwichi Lodge hugs the eastern shore of Lake Niassa, the ninth largest freshwater lake in the world – 560 by 80 kilometers and up to 700 meters deep – and more commonly known as Lake Malawi outside Mozambique, which only has a small portion of the lake. With six chalets and two houses, each with […]

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Teaming up for Rhinos

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Two safari lodge companies, two of the best in fact, are joining forces for rhinos. As poaching in South Africa reaches record highs – one figure that’s nothing to brag about – Great Plains Conservation and &Beyond have announced that they will together transport as many as 100 rhinos from South Africa to Botswana. “There […]

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa

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Only two hours from Cape Town, the highly lauded Grootbos is owned and managed by the Lutzeyer family and lies within the fynbos (indigenous heath) and milkwood forests on a mountain slope overlooking the whale-watching hotspots of Walker Bay and Hermanus. It is a crossroads of flora, fauna, and marine life, where some of the […]

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Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador

Steel and Glass in the Jungle

The newly opened and highly anticipated Mashpi Lodge is set within a 3,200-acre private reserve that is part of the Tumbez-Choco-Darien bio-region that stretches from Panama, through Colombia and Ecuador, to northern Peru – all along the Pacific slopes of the Andes. The reserve is located three hours by road to the northwest of the […]

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Flatdogs Camp

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Flatdogs is, in this day of high-end safari lodges, a good and affordable alternative that will probably take you by complete surprise. Owner-managed, the camp overlooks the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park. With its choice of chalets, safari tents, and the exclusive Jackal-berry Treehouse, Flatdogs is ideal for many a traveler, from […]

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