What weighs up to 800 pounds, grows up to seven feet tall and is extremely photogenic? The Grizzly Bear, of course! And eight lucky people (or unlucky depending on how you see it) will get the chance to be up close and personal with them as part of the Grizzly Bear Viewing Photography Workshop at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge in British Columbia, Canada. Better yet, acclaimed wildlife photographer Charles Glatzer will be leading the way through the Bella Coola region’s glaciers, mountains and forests to get the perfect shot in their natural habitat.... Read More
Mother Nature is hard to compete with. How does one out-do the Rocky Mountain's jagged horizon sprinkled with snow in summer or the splendor of placid lakes and gushing, clear rivers? Marley and Linda Hodgson figured they wouldn't contend with nature's perfection; instead, the couple opened the Smith Fork Ranch, a rustic retreat that compliments its spectacular surroundings and savors every aspect of it.... Read More
If you think that taking an African safari might be roughing it, you haven’t taken one with the South African company andBeyond. Sure, you may get a little dusty out in an open land cruiser on the Serengeti, but when you arrive back at camp, and enter your enormous state-of-the art suite bathroom with its mahogany walls, stone floor, Oriental rugs and chandelier over the freestanding bathtub, you’ll be put at ease by seeing that your personal butler has drawn your bath and surrounded your robe and slippers with rose petals.... Read More
On the beautiful Thai island of Koh Samui, Vana Belle awaits guests looking for pristine beaches and exceptional luxury. Nestled into a cove just off the world-famous soft, white sand of Chaweng Noi Beach, this Luxury Collection Resort offers island seclusion with lush, green foliage yet remains just minutes away from Koh Samui's best sights.... Read More
A leap and bound over a small section of the Southern Ocean, Kangaroo Island awaits for a distinctive adventure just south of Adelaide, Australia. The unique ecosystem of Kangaroo Island is a well-kept travel destination; even products from the mainland are not permitted on KI due to a rare Ligurian Bee Sanctuary and delicate balance of the indigenous wildlife. The Island is not only home to unique flora and fauna, it also is where globetrotters can discover the stunning Southern Ocean Lodge.... Read More
Transformed from a family heirloom — an alcohol factory owned by the mid-nineteenth century Ottoman family — Sumahan on the Water is a rare hotel on the very edge of the Bosphorus Straits in Istanbul. The Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean surround the family-owned property and offer picturesque landscapes to hotel guests.... Read More
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