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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Island Outpost, Jamaica

GoldenEye

Created by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records (whose long list of clients has included Bon Jovi and Mariah Carey), Island Outpost consists of several small hotels and exclusive properties dotted around Jamaica. These include GoldenEye, (named after Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel), the The Caves, Strawberry Hill, and the Clandestino Villa, each one distinctive […]

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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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Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa

Tswalu's Water

Tswalu Kalahari, owned by the Oppenheimer family of Anglo American fame, is South Africa’s largest private game reserve. Located in the Northern Cape at the foot of the Korannaberg mountains, it covers over 100,000 hectares of Kalahari wilderness. There are only two lodges on the reserve – the Motse and Tarkuni. Each provides the ultimate […]

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Chongwe, Zambia

Tsika Island Bush Camp

Now in its 17th year, Chongwe is one of the oldest and most established companies in the Lower Zambezi.  The tough choices facing visitors start with which of its four camps to stay at. Chongwe River Camp, situated at the confluence of the Zambezi River and the Chongwe Channel, with 8 tents and two amazing […]

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Nihiwatu, Indonesia

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Lying northwest of Australia, across the Timor Sea, on the little-visited island of Sumba – once known as Sandalwood Island – Nihiwatu has seven luxury one-bedroom bungalows,  two family villas, and the extralarge Villa Haweri. Happily, that doesn’t make for a lot of guests to spend time with in this remote luxury destination, where the […]

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Tiger Tops, Nepal

At Tiger Tops

Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge, flagship of the Tiger Tops group of lodges, is the pioneer wildlife safari lodge in Nepal, and for over 45 years it has been doing the right thing in the remote jungle – now known as Chitwan National Park.  It was popular when it opened and it still is today, and […]

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Micato Safaris

Jane Pinto at Library Dedication

On A World Different we have, until now, focused mostly on lodges and hotels and camps that make a difference to the world, but there are others in the travel industry that do it too. For instance, Micato Safaris, a company based in New York and specializing in luxury trips to Africa and India. Owned […]

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Robin Pope Safaris, Zambia

Cocktails, Anyone? At Nsefu

The base of operations for Robin Pope Safaris is the small, riverside camp of Nkwali, which is close to the central Mfuwe area of South Luangwa National Park. Nkwali is one of  Luangwa ‘s few camps that is accessible all year round. Further north, Robin Pope’s two substantial, luxurious seasonal bush camps are the much […]

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Casa Gangotena, Ecuador

A Luxury Suite at Casa Gangotena

Opened in late 2011 in Old Town Quito, the newly restored historic mansion Casa Gangotena overlooks the Plaza San Francisco, a cobbled square rich in history dating back to the days of the Inca.  Casa Gangotena is one of the grand old homes built on the southern edge of the plaza in the late 19th […]

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