With a world of choices, deciding where to vacation and what property to choose can be overwhelming. We have curated some of our favorite destinations for 2018 that will transform your experience from ordinary to extraordinary.
Experience an enchanting jungle safari that combines effortless tranquility through colonial luxury and contemporary comforts. Located at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, this area is your gateway to India's four distinct forest reserves of Dudwha, Kataniaghat, Kishanpur and Pilibhit. One of the most bio-diverse areas and endangered ecosystems, it is home to 38 species of mammals and more than 500 species of birds. Take part in thrilling game drives and enjoy guided nature trail walks. Spend time with local resident naturalists over sunset beverages. Meet members of the local ethnic group the Tharu tribe.
If an active adventure is more your speed, enjoy a bike ride around the sugarcane farms and a boat trip to see the gharials hunting in the shallow waters. Your exploration of the forests will find rich and diverse wildlife including one-horned rhinos, swamp deer, tigers, leopards, elephants, langurs, porcupines, the Ganges river dolphin, and more the 500 species of birds.
Safari packages starting at $700 per person double occupancy for a 2-night tour, inclusive of lodging, meals and tour excursions.
Small ship cruising is the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry. Their differentiator being they can get closer to the action by accessing locations inaccessible by the larger ships. This means closer connections with the places you visit and opportunities for adventure abound. Imagine snorkeling and kayaking around remote islands and islets in the Galapagos. In Alaska, cruise where the big ships can't go - through narrow channels, in fjords and at the terminus of ice rivers. Skiff along the towering walls of a steep fjord or take a polar-bear plunge off the back of the ship. Join a Denali park ranger on board for a talk on the flora and fauna of the park.
Join renowned experts on specialty themed exploration cruises in photography, wine, culinary, wellness, birding, or scuba-diving and enjoy onboard lectures, workshops and activities throughout the voyage.
The small cruise ships certainly don't skimp on luxury. Spacious suites with verandas and butler service is standard. Staff-to-guest ratios of 1:1 ensures highly personalized service. Fine dining is a high priority offering diverse and exquisite menus.
Small ship luxury cruises pricing is all-inclusive. Prices vary widely depending on destination and length. Contact us for more info.
Boundaries divide. Travel unites.
With the winter olympics around the corner, what better way to get into the festivities than a winter vacation to Verbier - Switzerland's largest ski area. The resort boasts 92 lifts and over 400 km of marked ski trails. There are boundless opportunities for off-piste skiing as well as access to further afield terrain with a heli-skiing trip. Verbier offers a host of additional winter activities like sledding, ski touring, snoeshowing, dog sledding, ice climbing, and relaxation and wellness.
The village of Verbier is perched on a sunny plateau in the heart of the mountains with incredible scenery in every direction. With its slate-roofed chalets, Verbier has maintained its charm as an alpine village. In Verbier, the day just gets started with the setting sun, its apres-ski and aperitifs are a veritable institution on terraces where an international crowd can be found sharing stories of a great day on the slopes.
Why do we love Verbier? Its where we skied most weekends for 7 years while living in Switzerland. The expansive terrain and phenomenal views, and majestic ski town make a special ski experience. Verbier is a magical place, one which will have you returning again and again.
Did you know that a 6 day lift pass at Verbier is half the price of a 6 day lift pass at Vail, a savings of $350 per person. To provide a comparison of scale, the are 32 lifts at Vail and 92 at Verbier!