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Whitepod: winter paradise in an eco-tourism concept

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If there could exist a name for winter paradise, then Whitepod would undoubtedly be the perfect candidate. A resort located at 1400, in a private ski area in Switzerland, at the foot of the “Dents-du-Midi”, Whitepod was awarded with the World Prize for Sustainable Tourism in 2005.

Consisting of 15 luxurious and spacious ( 40 sq.m each) domes or else pods, this original concept offers a unique and unforgettable experience in a beautiful mountain environment, away from all urban nuisances. A unique ecological concept designed to be in total harmony with the surrounding environment, it couldn’t have been situated in a more idyllic location: above the picturesque village of Les Cerniers, with a fantastic view over the Lake Geneva. Continue reading

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Aqua Wellness resort: A treehouse hotel

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Nowadays, it seems there are more and more luxury treehouse hotels popping up across the globe. Take for example the Aqua Wellness Resort – a stylish hotel with private, secluded villas nestled among the treetops on a private white sandy beach along Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. Hmm, I sure like the sound of that… Continue reading

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The Endemico Resquardo Silvestre Hotel: I just can’t get it out of my head today

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The beautiful Endemico Resquardo Silvestre Hotel, which consists of 20 separate rooms or small huts approx. 215 sq. ft. each, is located in Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, Mexico. People, it is sooo romantic! Continue reading

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Rock House: a Scottish holiday

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Situated in the very heart of Scotland, about an hour ride from Glasgow or Edinburgh, lies the picturesque region of Perthshire. I love Scotland – with its lochs, forests and mountains, castles and rich history – and in my opinion, Highland Pertshire, also known as ‘Big Tree Country’ has one of the most splendid landscapes in the area. Continue reading

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Dunton Log cabins: a tribute to the American West

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Dunton Hot Springs is a small and exclusive resort nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. This romantic old mining town resort is a tribute to the American West, offering authentically restored hand-built log cabins with loads of sturdy rustic charm and character. Continue reading

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Ruschmeyer & The Surf Lodge: a sense of nostalgia

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With all these fashionable boutique hotels popping up everywhere, I must admit I kinda’ miss the feeling of unpretentiousness. A relaxing atmosphere can be achieved in many ways, however for me nothing compares to the experience of hanging out with friends and family at a special place where stylish design meets bohemian rustic, and where a sense of nostalgia can be restored.

If you’re like me, you better check out The Surf Lodge and Ruschmeyer, both operated by a new lifestyle hotel brand, by the name of King & Grove, dedicated to creating intriguing hotels that are sophisticated and eclectic yet honest and accessible. Continue reading

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Babylonstoren: a sense of well being

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Just 45 minutes drive from the city of Cape Town, South Africa, in the beautiful Drakenstein Valley, lies Babylonstoren – a 200 hectares Cape Dutch farm with vineyards and orchards. Guests staying at this exclusive farm hotel enjoy its unique accommodation and fine food and most importantly, a sense of well being. Continue reading

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The Ace: ReInventing the urban hotel

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Just a few blocks from New York’s Madison Square Garden lies the Ace Hotel. It’s located at 20W 29th Street, where the successful Hotel Breslin stood in 1904. The Ace is a 12-story boutique hotel with 269 rooms and a passion for classic vintage; interiors were designed by Roman & Williams, mixing objects, lighting and finishes from different eras to reflect a sense of unconventionality, simple elegance and freedom. Continue reading

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Almdorf Seinerzeit: An Austrian Fairytale Resort

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The Almdorf Seinerzeit is a charming mountain retreat close to the Austrian Nockberge National Park. It looks as if it was taken out of a children’s fairytale, with its charming, chocolate-box village, 20 traditional mountain huts, bathing house, two ponds, and all the fresh air you can imagine. Continue reading

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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort: pampering in the wild

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For this item you have to imagine background music of soft drum beats and jungle sounds, the smell of campfires, fresh foliage and scented candles and Meryl Streep dressed for “Out of Africa” walking towards you. Or you can just look at the pictures to see that the tents at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort are a perfect setting for discerning grown-ups with an adventurous side. Continue reading