Another birthday, another celebration – but where to? Bali is calling your name. Celebrate yourself at the Balinese resort Wapa di Ume and overlook the rainforest and rice fields as you ring in another year. Travel alone, with a companion or bring your closest family and friends to get in touch with nature the luxurious way. Can you see it now? Wading in your private pool overlooking the Balinese rainforest. Sounds like a birthday celebration dream come true.
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It’s full of white sandy beaches dotted with beachfront cafes and surf babes. There’s a magical wildlife refuge. Yoga retreats are a dime a dozen. Some are even saying it’s kind of like what Tulum was like ten years ago, before it became the hottest destination in Mexico. So, what is this enchanted place? Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. With all that plus a super rad villa in the jungle, it’s easy to see why this tropical destination is lighting up all our travel radars.
Head out to the high desert of California’s Central Coast and you never know what you’ll find. With any luck (and possibly a tip-off), you might stumble upon Blue Sky Center, a gorgeous collection of cool eco huts and unique accommodations tucked away under the starry desert sky. This special spot is doing all kinds of great work in their Cuyama community, boosting up local farmers and artists alike.
Our friends over at Moonrise Standard recently hosted a farm-forward feast at the desert digs and filled us in on all the details. Here’s the scoop from Moonrise Standard co-founder, Alana Tivnan.
Photography by Jesus Frayre
If a trip to Morocco is high on your 2018 travel wish list, this private mansion is sure to be right up your alley. Located just near the main plaza of Marrakech, this guesthouse is a shining beacon of tranquility in the middle of a bustling neighborhood. With all the design chops of a major luxury hotel mixed with the welcoming service and undeniable charm of a micro business, La Maison will have you and your handful of traveling friends feeling right at home. And besides all that, this secret spot is giving us all the design inspo.
Pull up a map of Italy. Now zoom in on the Southern end and keep your eyes peeled for a string of islands near the tip of the boot. These tiny volcanic jewels are the Aeolian Islands, one of which is the ruggedly beautiful Salina, home to the family-owned Principe di Salina—a 12-room boutique hotel that feels like a luxury private villa, overlooking the Mediterranean.
Open from April through October, Principe di Salina is the kind of place you picture when you dream about a getaway far, far, away from your cubicle. Between the infinity pool, Sicilian-inspired decor and meals alongside deep blue sea views from your own private terrace—excuse us while we go look for flights…