Africa calling... a few of the highlights from our recent visit to Kenya!

As we move into the summer months to enjoy special time with family and friends, don't forget to take an opportunity to plan your next adventure.  Travel allows you to disconnect from the fast-paced world and connect with the history, people and culture of a destination.  

If you're seeking adventure and deep connection, then Africa is calling you. 

 

Nairobi Adventures await at the Manor and beyond..

There are so many fascinating  things to do at Giraffe  Manor.  The day begins at the crack of dawn where  you can feed the Rothschild giraffes right from  your window. You can meet, feed and even adopt a rescued elephant housed at the  David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Or you can visit a local bead factory where they employ single mothers who make Kazuri beads.  It's a place like  no other in the world. 

 

 Visit the Samburu Tribe

Sasaab is a stunning blend of Moroccan and Swahili.  Set near the Ewaso Nyiro River it is rich in culture and is a beautiful, untamed part of Kenya. Ride your camel to a sundowner for cocktails mountainside overlooking the river or watch a traditional Samburu celebration complete with a bush dinner.  This location is a perfect spot to view the migration of elephants, lions, leopards and zebra. Stunning views, and amazing memories!

For your next adventure contact us to curate your Africa Safari expereince.

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Adventures in South America......

Hard to believe it's the first week of February! I am sure you have spent some time these last few weeks in self-reflection and goal setting for the new year. Doing this encourages us to grow and expand our personal boundaries. Travel can help you accomplish just that, especially on an adventure in South America.  This spectacular and mystifying continent is packed with ancient history, mind-boggling landscape and stunning natural wonders for you to explore.  It is also known for a rich tapestry of welcoming people and mouthwatering cuisine.  

Let us help you set and reach a new goal for adventure in 2018. 

 

Elegance & Adventure in Chile

Chile's Northern Lake District is perfect if you desire elegance and adventure. Take in breathtaking views of volcanoes, fly fish, white water raft or simply relax in natural hot springs. We fell in love last year with a little gem of a resort, Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira, where you will find a new concept of vacation they call "The Elegance of Adventure."   Watch the video to discover this new concept for yourself.

 

 

  Get Lost in Peru

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Peru is as complex as a woven tapestry, with soaring hillsides and breathtaking landscapes. Discover Machu Picchu through the eyes of a former archaeologist or meet with a local Incan family. We have many partners in the region. See how one of our preferred, Abercrombie and Kent, blends luxury, comfort and service on every step of your journey in this video.

 

 

Colombia: Where Colonial meets Contemporary

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Columbia is a very diverse destination which includes major cities like Bogota and Medellin, in addition to offering lush tropical forests and white sand beaches.  It's bold, colorful architecture draws you in and allows you to disconnect from the world. One of our newest partners, Galavanta Travel, is the premier tour operator in Columbia offering experiences with luxury, adventure, relaxation, and excitement. This video has us ready to pack our bags for a Helicopter Expedition in Columbia.

For your next family getaway let us custom design the perfect escape.

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Family Travel Experiences......

Where will your travel dreams take you and your family during this school year?  We believe travel is a great way to learn and bond with family and friends. As you pull your calendar out this month and begin noting important dates throughout the year, remember to give us a call to start on planning your family holiday.

Here are a few adventures that enhance great education and could really make this year's school holidays spectacular...

Giraffe Manor

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Let us plan your Wild Week of Adventure in Kenya with a stop at Giraffe Manor, a lovely ten-room house where "Out of Africa" ambiance is blended with casual elegance. Upon arrival you will be met by the resident Rothschild Giraffe who roam the grounds of the sanctuary surrounding this classic manor house. The giraffes are completely wild, but enjoy being fed by guests, making this an experience unlike any other in the world. Visit the Giraffe Centre located within the Manor's grounds or take a trip to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and see orphaned elephants and rhinoceros. The Karen Blixen Museum offers a glimpse into the life of the author of the infamous book "Out of Africa" and en-route you will have a chance to purchase gifts from local designers and artisans.  The is an enchanting experience that we can combine with other idyllic locations on your journey through Kenya.

 

 

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Galapagos Family Adventures and the MV Origin

A visit to Port Ferdinand's new luxury marina restaurant 13/59 was a highlight. With seasonal dishes prepared only with the islands freshest ingredients. Showcasing the best of Barbados! Chef Andy and Roz Turner are an incredible culinary duo!   Essential Journal Review

Cruising the Galapagos Islands is a perfect adventure for families and is available all year round.  Who doesn't want to see the Blue Footed Booby's, walk among giant tortoises, kayak and snorkel with marine iguanas and sea lions, and get amazing photos of wildlife.  Many of our partners in the Galapagos offer child-friendly programs and activities including scavenger hunts, Spanish lessons and art-making in addition to wildlife exploration.  

Ecoventura, a partner dedicated to providing travelers with inspiring, hands-on experiences, has launched the MV Origin to their award-winning fleet.  The Origin is the most comfortable and luxurious yacht operating in the Galapagos today. Designated family departures offered over school breaks feature activities tailored to the children on board.  Talented naturalists balance learning with fun for all ages and know how to make your Galapagos voyage an amazing experience for the entire family.  

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                                                                                                               "Drone Your Trip"

Planning a multi-generational trip-of-a-lifetime or another once-in-a-lifetime experience?  Now you can add a first-on-the-planet edge to your adventure with the recent launch of Drone My Trip by our preferred partner, VIP Journeys.  This unique new service pairs the latest technology with some of the most iconic, exotic and unspoiled destinations in the world.  Drone My Trip gives travelers the freedom to tailor an itinerary and then set out on the tour of a lifetime, accompanied by a seasoned GoPro/Drone photographer to capture every unforgettable moment and unmissable panoramas.   Shot in astonishing high resolution, travelers will return home to a professionally edited feature which takes all the stunning parts of their vacation and turns them into an incredible video, professionally produced and suitable for sharing online via YouTube.  Take a look at some of the Drone My Trip footage in South America.

For your next Family getaway let us cusom design the perfect escape.

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All is Merry and Bright in the Caribbean......

Happy Holidays from Far and Away Luxury Destinations.  We are excited to spend time with our family & friends during this festive season and hope you are enjoying your time with those you love as well. 

Throughout the year as we create itineraries for our clients, we strive to craft vacations perfect for spending time and making memories together.   

This year has been marked by natural disasters impacting friends from east to west. You may be wondering if there are options left to visit for spring and summer travel. Yes, in fact, many Caribbean nations did not sustain damage at all and it's business as usual.  We can help you navigate the best islands to visit in 2018 and you can enjoy special amenities only our clients receive when they travel with us! 

Here are a few that are ready to welcome you...

Kimpton Seafire

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The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is the island's first-ever boutique resort built on the world famous Seven Mile Beach. Thoughtful architecture, an impressive selection of cuisines and endless beauty await you on this island paradise.  If you're in the mood for adventure then Grand Cayman offers a bounty of water options. Scuba diving, snorkeling, paddle boards, small sailboats and wave runners; your choice of one or all.  Don't forget to take a trip to Stingray City or the Cayman Turtle Farm.  Fall in love with the natural beauty, blue waters and white sand beaches and experience the best of what the Caribbean has to offer. 

 

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The Palms

A visit to Port Ferdinand's new luxury marina restaurant 13/59 was a highlight. With seasonal dishes prepared only with the islands freshest ingredients. Showcasing the best of Barbados! Chef Andy and Roz Turner are an incredible culinary duo!   Essential Journal Review

Just steps away from Grace Bay Beach is The Palms, a 72-suite style resort which is recognized as one of the best in the Caribbean. Known for its coral reefs and vibrant blue waters, this is the perfect place to escape from your daily routine. Excellent staff, well-manicured grounds and fine dining are just a few of the highlights. 

Turks & Caicos is easily accessible by non-stop flights from around the country which makes it a perfect destination for family get-aways. The Conch Kritters Club offers complimentary half and full day activities so you can get a break while your kids have a great time too.  

In addition, the Palms is offering new promotions for 2018 with up to 20% off rates! This is a great time to visit The Palms Turks and Caicos.  

 

 

Hyatt opens in St Kitts

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One of the most anticipated Hyatt hotel openings is the Park Hyatt St. Kitts.  The design incorporates local materials with simple and chic decor. Each room features either a private balcony or terrace and faces the beautiful Christophe Harbour.  

If you love active island life guests can zipline, parasail, fish, horseback ride, golf or volcano hike. If your speed is more focused on wellness, then sign-up for a private yoga or meditation session. 

For your next Caribbean getaway let us cusom design the perfect escape.

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Scouting Riviera Maya ......

The Yucatan in Mexico offers extraordinary scenic beauty, luxury resorts, exquisite dining choices, amazing coral barrier reef system in addition to its rich history and culture.  It is no wonder that so many of our clients travel to this popular destination.  

We took a trip back to Cancun and the Riviera Maya ourselves to scout out many of the top resorts and meet with management from each property. We like to offer you as much "firsthand" knowledge as possible, and also advantages you receive through our relationships in the industry.  In 4 days, we scouted 15 resorts and experienced many of the services available to our clients in the Mayan Riviera.  

Here are just a few highlights from the Mayakoba portion of our trip.  We've included some treasures we discovered during the hunt.

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Rosewood Mayakoba

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This stylish eco-friendy resort is one of the most popular in our portfolio. Enjoy a delightful mix of relaxing beach and lagoon life, therapeutic spa life, and eco-adventure at Rosewood Mayakoba.  Perfection!   Choose from indigenously crafted suites located overwater, on the beach, or amid lush mangroves.  The resort's 17,000-square-foot-spa resides on its own island complete with therapeutic plunge pools, steam grottos, saunas, a relaxation deck, and a fitness center. Guests can relax at one of three pools including a beachfront infinity pool or play a round of golf at the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón championship golf course within the Mayakoba resort enclave. Resort amenities include butler service and concierge service.   And with its renowned Rosebuds by Rosewood kids program, this resort is great for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. 

A Treasure from the Hunt **

The Mayan culture revered the indigenous tree, Le Ceiba, as a symbol of strength and unity and the connection between the earthly world to the spirits above.  Enjoy an evening in the garden under the La Ceiba tree at La Ceiba Garden & Kitchen as the chef prepares authentic Mayan cuisine.  This experience is a part of Rosewood's Sense of Taste program, which takes guest on a culinary journey to awaken the senses and explore the traditions of the Maya.  Open only three evenings a week, we will pre-arrange you a seat under the La Ceiba tree for your visit to Rosewood Mayakoba.  

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

A visit to Port Ferdinand's new luxury marina restaurant 13/59 was a highlight. With seasonal dishes prepared only with the islands freshest ingredients. Showcasing the best of Barbados! Chef Andy and Roz Turner are an incredible culinary duo!   Essential Journal Review

 

Where Asia meets Mexico, the banyan tree is said to provide shelter to weary travelers.  Banyan Tree Hotels, with a tree at the center of each of their resorts, offer a place for rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul - a Sanctuary for the Senses.  The Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers 132 freestanding villas located along the golf course, beach and amid the mangroves and lagoons. Villas feature private gardens and spacious sun decks with private pools offering a perfect setting for intimate gatherings.  Beachfront Villas feature two and three bedrooms with separate living room ensuring personal space and tranquility for all.  Three bedroom villas over look El Camaleon Golf Course, the only course in Mexico to host the PGA Tour.  Children's programs are limited to holiday season only.

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The open-air garden spa features a hydrotherapy area and 12 treatment pavilions include four floating massage pavilions and couples treatment room.  All Banyan Tree massage therapists are trained in Thailand and are assigned for a minimum of 2 years at each resort.  XCHEL - meaning Goddess of the Moon is Banyan's one-of-a-kind dining boat.  Experience a fusion of local and international cuisine while sailing through the mangroves and waterways of Mayakoba!   

Discover your own Banyan Tree Treasure in this video

For your next Mexico getaway let us cusom design the perfect stay.

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