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Swellegant Stays

Wild Wanderers: White Desert Whichaway Camp

Antarctica has the harshest climate on the planet. In winter, there are weeks when the sun never rises above the horizon, and temperatures as low as -98.2 Celsius have been recorded. The South Pole is somewhat warmer: it’s highest recently known temperature, recorded in 2011, is -12.3 Celsius! Rainfall is rare; when precipitation does occur, […]

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Swellegant Stays: Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

It seems as if the Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge has grown out of the Earth, its organic shape and colours completely in keeping with its natural surroundings. Whether it is a magical seed, or the nest of a giant Delta bird, remains to be seen. However you imagine it originated, the structure is remarkable. Pale […]

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Swellegant Stays: Awasi Iguazu

Iguazu Falls divide Argentina and Brazil, and they are the largest waterfalls in the world. Legend has it that a deity fell in love with a mortal women, and when she spurned his advances he cut the river in two, condemning her to an eternal fall in her canoe. Awasi Iguazu is a an extraordinary […]

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Bovey Castle

You won’t find turrets and knights in shining armor at Bovey Castle. Despite its name, this Grade II listed historic property in England’s Dartmoor National Park was built in 1907 as the grand country retreat of Viscount Hambleden. You can now experience his aristocratic excesses for yourself, as the mansion is part of the prestigious […]

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Destination Serafina

By: Amy Sedeño Serafina boutique hotel is the new talk of the town in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The surf chic design hotel is a destination in itself luring Millennials with its 24-hour infinite-edge pool, luxury cabanas and intimate, yet cool beach house feel. The 96-room hotel, first of its kind by Serafina Restaurant Group, […]

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Hotel Kabuki

San Francisco, California Whimsical would be a fabulous way of categorizing this hotel, but it’s selling it short. Joie de Vivre Hotels go to great lengths to ensure that their hotels offer a deep sense of community to each of their guests. They select locations based on their commitment to authentic experiences for travelers and […]

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Emerald Palace

Rising above the cobalt blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, and flanked by a private white sand beach, the Palace is a regal landmark offering 391 luxurious rooms, suites and villas. During a visit,stay, guests will have some fairly spectacular facilities at their disposal, with eight restaurants and bars, including miX by Alain Ducasse, the […]

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Tongole Wilderness Lodge, Malawi

Imagine yourself inside a super size treehouse which also happens to have the crows nest of a pirate ship. This childhood dream comes to life at Tongole Wilderness Lodge, one of the most remote and exclusive safari properties in Malawi. I discovered this remarkable lodge — and the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in which it lies […]

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The Bradley

The Regency streets of Cheltenham make for a quintessentially English town. Georgian ladies came here to take the healing waters, the Victorians promenaded through the parks, and even today a well-heeled set flocks to Cheltenham to shop, watch the races, and attend the annual Cheltenham Literature Festival. The Bradley was built in 1912, and it […]

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Burley Manor, England

A couple of hours from London, in the New Forest National Park, stands an historic, red brick property in extensive grounds. Looking out across the lawns you might well see deer, which adds to the rural charm. Burley Manor feels like a private home, albeit one with a touch of luxury. The rooms and suites […]

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