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Just Back From... Namibia

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 11:28 AM

Photos courtesy Hoanib Skeleton Camp, Wilderness Safaris

Indagare's Features Editor, Amelia Osborne, recently returned from a safari in Namibia. The trip began with a visit to the famed Sossusvlei sand dunes, continued north to the haunting Skeleton Coast and ended on the...

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How and Why the French Carry on

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 10:29 AM


The French are united today in their refusal to be scared. Often the country is divided between Parisians and the rest of those who live in France but today, in the shadow of the tragedy of November 13, the French from all regions...

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First Look: Soho Farmhouse

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 2:08 PM

Indagare's Amelia Osborne recently traveled to the Cotswolds and returned raving about the game-changing property that has recently opened there. Soho Farmhouse, from the Soho House group, is already a favorite in the English countryside.

Courtesy Soho Farmhouse

In a bucolic...

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Venice's Eternal Seduction

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 4:34 PM


Jeweler Joel Rosenthal (the man behind JAR) recently wrote a little guidebook on his favorite artisans of Venice. In it, he highlights some of the most talented creative spirits of the city like lovely Antonia Milleto, who is known for her sinuous wood...

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Preserving World Heritage

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 8:01 PM

2015-09-01-1441137731-2232336-Temple_of_Bel_Palmyra_15.jpgPhoto courtesy Bernard Gagnon

When I heard about ISIS's bombing of the Temples of Baalshamin and Bel in Palmyra, Syria, my first thoughts were that as horrible as such "monument terrorism" is, it is not nearly as horrific as the group's mass...

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Visiting With Cuba, The Stranger On Our Doorstep

(14) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 8:00 AM

Havana is a place that has been high on my travel list for years. My grandmother used to talk about going in the early 1950s, when the city was at the height of its glamour. From her stories, it sounded like the best of Vegas and Miami with European and...

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Bangkok: Visiting The Flooded City

(5) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 7:30 AM

The following is a dispatch from Indagare Editorial Director Simone Girner

In the weeks leading up to my Southeast Asia trip, I became a flood junkie, reading anything I could get my hands onto regarding the situation in and around the Thai capital. Some reports compared Bangkok to...

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Making A Difference In The Caribbean (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 9:54 AM

Dr. Philip Kramer, the director of The Nature Conservancy's Caribbean program, first fell in love with the region from under the sea. Originally from South Carolina and trained as a biologist and marine geologist, he has completed more than 2,500 dives all across the Caribbean, witnessing the incredible...

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Connecting With Tanzania And Creating A Market

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 5:30 PM

Only a few years ago, Connecticut-based Anne Wells pondered a question similar to the query pondered by so many travelers returning from Africa: "How can I, a 30-something-year-old working wife and mother of three daughters support real solutions to the many seemingly insurmountable challenges?" Working with locals back in Tanzania,...

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Why Berlin Is The Most Interesting City In Europe (PHOTOS)

(11) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 5:15 PM

By Indagare editorial director Simone Girner

In the eyes of any other world capital, Berlin concept-store impresario Andreas Murkudis had made it. His haute fashion emporium occupied a series of ground-floor boutiques in a courtyard adjacent to the Hackesche Höfe, home to Berlin's most exciting design shops. The Murkudis boutiques...

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Post-Earthquake Tokyo: Why Go Now (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 4:30 PM

From Indagare Travel's John Cantrell:

I almost always love the place that I've just visited more than any other place I've been. Such are the rewards of travel, and of being, I admit, a travel pushover. Not to mention the benefit of working at Indagare, surrounded by the...

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Post-Earthquake Tokyo: Why Go Now (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 10:35 AM

From Indagare Travel's John Cantrell:

I almost always love the place that I've just visited more than any other place I've been. Such are the rewards of travel, and of being, I admit, a travel pushover. Not to mention the benefit of working at Indagare, surrounded by the...

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Going Off the Beaten Path

(1) Comments | Posted June 9, 2011 | 6:39 PM

With all of the political upheaval in the Middle East, it's not surprising that quite a few people questioned my decision to travel to Jordan this spring. People lump the entire Middle East together, so they assume that because there is violence in Syria, Egypt, Israel, Bahrain and Yemen that...

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The Indagare Souk At The Beverly Hills Peninsula Hotel

(2) Comments | Posted April 12, 2011 | 3:40 PM

Shopping with a conscience is hitting Los Angeles this week in the form of the Indagare pop-up souk or global bazaar, which features exquisite handmade products from women's cooperatives in Mexico, India, Rwanda, Kenya, the Philippines and Lebanon.

For globetrotters and those who love to give back when...

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Cupcakes and Concubines in Beijing

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 10:21 AM

The last time I was in Beijing was in 1999 when there were more bicycles in the streets than cars. When I visited recently, it was announced that in 2010 18 million cars were bought in China. There are now so many cars--and luxury cars-on the street that the city...

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Back From Boot Camp: How Brutal Can a Spa Be?

(4) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 5:17 PM

"Someone has finally created a butt-kicking spa as tough as the Ashram but with beautiful rooms of your own and gourmet vegan food," a dear friend called me last summer to declare with great enthusiasm. I was skeptical; this wasn't something I was praying for. Of course, I had heard...

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Four Hot Spots to Visit in 2011

(5) Comments | Posted January 12, 2011 | 1:40 PM

Given how much I travel, some people might think that I would tire of getting back on a plane. But even as I explore destinations -- in 2010, I traveled for the first time to Chile, Colombia, Croatia and Montenegro -- and return to favorites like Turkey and Morocco, I...

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World's Best Ecolodges

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2010 | 10:22 AM

In 2007, Hitesh Mehta left his full-time job as a successful landscape architect and environmental planner, embarking on a journey to scout and uncover the world's best ecolodges. Three years, forty-six countries and six continents later, his travels have resulted in a gorgeous, oversized book called Authentic Ecolodges (Collins Design,...

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Confessions of a Cruise Convert

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 11:06 AM

In my first two years as the travel editor of Town & Country, I logged more than a month sleeping on cruise ships. My conclusion: they are not for serious travelers and since I was an avid explorer, they were not for me. But last summer, I tried again and...

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Favorite Candy Stores

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 12:02 PM

Rooted in Celtic tradition, Halloween has worn many hats as the holiday for pagan worship, successful harvests, and the commemoration of departed souls. Today, it is celebrated all over the world with different customs, but for Americans, the holiday has come to symbolize mainly one thing: candy. The statistics speak...

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