December 13, 2019
Our finale to giving season? Life-changing travel to off the beaten path destinations.
Europe + Central Asia: TCS World Travel. Ready for eight destinations in 21 days aboard a luxury Boeing 757 with all flatbed seats? TCS World Travel’s “Legends and Empires by Private Jet” (April 11-May 1, 2020) follows in the footsteps of emperors and explorers on an unforgettable sojourn through Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. On the itinerary: the Silk Road in remote Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, emerging destinations like Albania and Oman, Spain’s Basque country cuisine, and much more.
Brazil: Awasi Iguazú. Located in the majestic Iguazu Falls area, this all-inclusive, 14-room hotel is nestled along River Iguazú and embraced by lush rainforest. And, to further elevate the experience , you’ll have your own private guide and 4WD, which means daily adventure is curated to personal preferences.
BVI: Rosewood Little Dix Bay. After Hurricane Irma whipped through the Caribbean, this anticipated 2020 reopening will certainly be worth the wait. Hugging the BVI’s gorgeous Little Dix Bay, the property’s posh suites and villas keep the environment at the heart of its design, all with round-the-clock, intuitive service.
Costa Rica: Make 2020 a year of surf. The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel is the pulse of Nosara—a Bohemian yoga and surf hub in the gorgeous Nicoya Peninsula. The new, members-only Surf Club features 160+ boards, board caddies who prep and wax boards, private lessons, kids camps, and an onsite, organic juice bar. A new yoga studio and mountain bike outfitter is located right on property, too. Rooms are surf inspired, with black-and-white ocean photography and playful pops of color. What’s more, the property is a five-minute walk to the come-hither swells of Playa Guiones.
Japan: It’s no secret that Japan, and more specifically, Kyoto, is having a serious moment with the upcoming Olympic year. Located on natural hot springs and near Kyoto’s 17 Unesco World Heritage Sites (including the golden Kinkakuji temple), the decadent Aman Kyoto is inspired by traditional Japanese Ryokan inns. The remote grounds are part of a former artistic community that evolved into the revered Rinpa school of painting 400 years ago.
Colorado: Aspen’s The Smith Cabin. Your Mission: An off-the-grid yet over-the-top stay in Aspen’s backcountry. Concepted by Aspen natives Colter and Bridger Smith, The Smith Cabin is located on the backside of Aspen Mountain and accessed only by a scenic snowmobile drive. Expect nature on steroids, not a person in sight, and plenty of lavish amenities. Tackle Aspen Mountain’s moguls, lunch at the Sundeck, then return to your private pad for an opulent sunset dinner.
France: Cheval Blanc Paris. This isn’t exactly off the grid, yet any Francophile should have this on their radar. Making its debut Spring 2020, this property is a current darling of the travel industry. Consider it a jumping off point to more remote wine tastings around the country. Located in the heart of Paris and featuring just 72 rooms and suites, the chic Cheval Blanc Paris stirs emotion and celebrates the romance of the City of Light.
Botswana: Xigera Safari Lodge, Botswana. Opening June 2020, Xigera (“Kee-jera”) is one of the most wait-for-it openings in Africa. Located in the Moremi Game Reserve—the heart of the Okavango Delta—the resort features just 12 suites and more than 100 staff looking after 24 guests. It’s located just 20 minutes from the world’s largest waterfalls, and the restaurant features produce from an onsite garden.
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