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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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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Katundu Textiles & Beachwear

Textile Bonanza, Likoma Island

The interiors of Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island, on the shore of Lake Malawi, were made by Katundu, an island company set up by the wife of one of the directors to assist women on the island. Katundu employs 26 women, all single mothers or older orphans – and two male tailors – who create […]

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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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Jackal and Hide Leather Bags

Jackal & Hide in Red

Gillie Lightfoot, creator of the phenomenon Tribal Textiles, started Jackal and Hide after moving from the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia (her home since 1986) to Sugarbush Farm, an organic smallholding on the outskirts of Lusaka. In her search to establish a new, smaller workshop at home, where she could return to being more […]

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Two Chefs Talking

Hotel Madeline, Telluride

The Hotel Madeline in Telluride, Colorado, has made quite an audacious pledge. According to its managing director, it wants to introduce six eco-friendly initiatives a year. In 2012, the hotel is eliminating plastic water bottles (a water filtration system will provide fresh water in glass bottles to every guest) and has introduced composting in the […]

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The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux (1975)

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Whose description of this unforgettable travel book should we take other than that of the writer himself, who write on www.paultheroux.com: “The Orient Express, The Khyber Pass Local, The Frontier Mail, The Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, The Maridalay Express, The Ozora Limited – -a Grand Tour by train, a journey from London to Tokyo […]

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One’s Company, by Peter Fleming (1934)

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Peter Fleming, brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, wrote in 1934 pretty scathingly of what many consider a wonderful book of a 1933 journey through China. He dismisses the plaudits. His words are maybe a caveat to anyone wanting to write about their travels and be unique and profound at the same time. Fleming […]

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Rome on Two Wheels

Freewheeling on the Tiber

Ted Botha discovers the other way of seeing one of the world’s oldest cities – by bicycle. It’s healthy, cheap, and opens up a whole new world that few others get to see. On the Piazza Mattei ten art students were painting the Fontana delle Tartarughe, a classic fountain sculpted in the 16th century. It […]

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Tanzania’s Dirty Secret

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If you consider all the countries in Africa covered on A World Different, there is one that stands out – Tanzania. But it stands out not for a good reason.  It stands out because in spite of all the wildlife attractions it has – the famed Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater – there are very few properties […]

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