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The world is full of amazing destinations, amazing accommodations and amazing experiences that come along with them, by land and by sea. Here are 7 of my favorites:
Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises
The Celebrity Flora is a purpose built expedition ship for the Galapagos Islands. An all-suite mega yacht, the design of this 100 guest ship was inspired by the islands. It is one of the most eco-friendly ships sailing, including dynamic positioning systems that eliminate the need for anchors, solar systems that supplement the electricity supply, reverse osmosis equipment that supplies 100% of the ships fresh water needs and menu that includes sustainable seafood.
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Quark World Explorer
Built in 2019, the World Explorer is perfectly designed for polar exploration. An all-suite, all balcony ship, all cabins have exterior views and every suite on this ship has either a private walk-out or French Balcony. With a maximum of 176 guests, the ship has plenty of public areas to unwind, contemplate the day, grab a drink with new friends, relax and read.
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Tetiatora Private Island – French Polynesia
Looking for a private island retreat? Discover The Brando, a unique eco-resort that sits on one of a dozen islands in the Tetiaroa atoll. A short twenty minute flight from Papeete, the resort features 35 secluded villas (1, 2 and 3 bedroom) with private pools and gorgeous white sand beaches. The resort relies entirely on renewable energy. You can simply relax, spend the day in the spa or by the pool, and if you want to be more active, you can bike, snorkel, dive, sail, paddle board, kayak or stroll along long stretches of beach.
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Kilindi - Zanzibar
Kilindi is a perfect retreat for couples, especially those who enjoy nature. The 15 eastern-style white-domed pavilions are set on 50 acres of lush tropical gardens, each with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Tranquil and private, each pavilion has its own plunge pool and a dedicated butler.
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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs – New Zealand
One of the top 5 resorts in Australia and New Zealand, Kauri Cliffs is a perfect place to relax and recharge. Pamper yourself at the beautiful spa, play a round or two at one of the top 100 greatest golf courses in the world ( 15 holes have stunning views of the Pacific Ocean), take in the local culture with an exclusive Cultural & Heritage tour – these are just a few experiences to be had. And if you love this lodge, you should check out equally stunning sister properties Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay.
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Elewana Tarangire Treetops - Tanzania
Memorable moments are to be had in these grownup treetop rooms. Imagine waking up to views of the Tarangire plains in East Africa, or relaxing after a full day in the bush, enjoying a sun downer cocktail as the skies turn from blue to deep orange to starry skies. Tarangire Treetops in Tanzania is located in a private wildlife management area bordering Tarangire National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants, tree climbing lions and the vast number of Baobab trees.
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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - Finland
A year round resort located in the Lapland area of northern Finland, their glass igloos are perfect for watching the Northern Lights. Imagine lying in bed, warm and cozy under a glass dome while the skies are dancing above you. Absolutely magical! But the resort offers so much more – many typical outdoor experiences including plenty of summertime fun with just about 24 hours of daylight, fall activities that include hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and winter safaris with huskies, snowmobiles and even reindeer. Now that would be a bragging right.
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Laurie Marschall - Owner and Founder