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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Sundance Resort, Utah

6,000 Acres of Sundance

In 1969, after making “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” Robert Redford bought what was then called Timphaven from the Stewarts, a family of Scottish immigrants who had settled the canyon in the early 20th century. When he bought the the 6,000-acre property at the base of 12000-foot Mt. Timpanogos, it had a local ski […]

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The Prairie Hotel and Angorichina Homestead, Australia

Angorichina Homestead

There are no bells and whistles at The Prairie Hotel. It has no eco certifications and it doesn’t contribute to any medical clinic in the vicinity. But, like a select (and hard-to-find) number of properties around the world, Prairie is doing good – and has been doing good for a very long time – just […]

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The Travel of Art

'Minga vonani kuxouga ka xigaza,' Philemon Hlungwani

The task we try to set ourselves at A World Different is to find hotels and lodges around the world that do good things. Sometimes it is easy to see who those good things or deeds benefit, such as the luxurious Casa Gangotena‘s work with communities in its hometown of Quito, Ecuador. Or the silversmith […]

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Tribal Textiles

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At A World Different we sometimes come across companies that are inextricably linked to tourism. They start because of tourism, and tourism and tourists become part of their lifeblood. A great example of this is Tribal Textiles in Mfuwe, Zambia. Established in 1991 by Gillie Lightfoot and a few local women, Tribal Textiles started making […]

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Ellerman House, Cape Town

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Possibly the most astonishing thing about Ellerman House – and there is plenty here to be amazed by – is that so few people know about it.  Now almost 20 years old, it has succeeded by being as under-the-radar as it has been reverentially consistent in luxury. The people who need to know about it, […]

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Finca Rosa Blanca, Costa Rica

Finca Gets its Name from Coffee

Finca Rosa Blanca was started 25 years ago by Californians Glenn and Teri Jampol, who still live on the property. The lodge, which is not far from San Jose, has a total of 13 verandaed suites – such as El Ranchito master suite and El Guarumo junior suite, all set in lush gardens overlooking a […]

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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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Pushing Art

The Gallery Different

Long known for its collection of art, much of it by local masters, the exemplary small hotel Ellerman House in Cape Town has recently opened a gallery to showcase young and upcoming South African artists. “Our guests (the majority of whom are international) go down to the gallery and take in the art, see something […]

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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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