Viagens para o mês de Março II

A new Fiji resort garners rave reviews from returning members; Melissa's finds in Beijing; special travel activities for kids; an in-depth destination report on Sun Valley; and a stunning resort debut on the Thai island that's been compared to Phuket twenty years ago. Plus, member dispatches from Cortina, Antigua, Deer Valley and Morocco.

Where to Go Next: Fiji
It's only March, so it's too early to predict which resort newcomer will become an Indagare favorite for 2011 (last year's included the Amangiri, in Utah; La Réserve, in St. Tropez; and Cap Rocat, in Mallorca). But a clear front-runner has emerged: members are returning from Fiji with rave reviews of Laucala, a resort that's part uber-luxe fantasy island, part mindful eco project. "This place is the real deal," writes one member recently back from a stay there with her husband. "I was blown away by how much intelligent thought went into the design of this place in order to create an authentic experience." Later this month we will reveal a short-list of our most beloved resorts around the world, the Indagare Adored List, but already Laucala has made the cut, as have many other special hideaways (the complete list will be featured in an upcoming email blasts). To read an article and member raves about Laucala, click here: Fiji Hideaway.

Back from: Beijing

The first time Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley visited Beijing, in 1999, there were more bicycles in the streets than cars. Soon after she returned from her most recent trip, it was announced that in 2010, 18 million cars were bought in China, many of them luxury brands. This is only one of the dramatic changes in the city—like Shanghai's, Beijing's transformation in a little more than a decade has been dizzying. During her trip, Melissa met with bestselling author Lijia Zhang, whose book Socialism Is Great: A Worker’s Memoir of the New China powerfully chronicles the country's many contrasts and contradictions. To read about all of Melissa's discoveries, including a stunning resort with private access to one of Beijing's most famous palaces; the best spots for authentic Peking Duck; and the city’s newest cutting-edge art district, click here: Back From Beijing.

Family Travels: Kids Activities

Anyone who has traveled with children knows that it takes more than a museum, archaeological site or famous landmarks to pique—and keep—their interest. At Indagare we often advise members eager to create trip itineraries that strike the right balance between learning and fun for children. We’ve helped members plot trips around topics their kids were studying in school (the Roman Empire, ancient Greece, medieval history), recommended immersion language programs, and arranged one-off activities that illuminated the destinations. Whether it's training with Olympic athletes in Beijing, a behind-the-scenes look at Tokyo’s teenage fashion scene or a private cooking class at a top kitchen in New York City, Indagare can help plan something special for your next trip. To read more, click here: Kid-Friendly Activities.

This Month's Dream: Sun Valley

Indagare editor Tara Tunney has been traveling to Sun Valley, Idaho, with her family for more than twenty years. "Sun Valley doesn't have the high comfort factor of the hotel scene in Deer Valley or Aspen, but the town's laid-back, Western vibe is full of understated elegance," she writes. Her report details where to stay, where to eat (including a mountain-top restaurant reachable via gondola), and where to find the best back-country powder—after all, such well-known skiers as Gretchen Fraser and Picabo Street honed their skills here. To read the full report, click here: Sun Valley.

Thailand Newcomer: Soneva Kiri

Bangkok-based resort and spa company Six Senses is renowned for castaway-chic retreats that are luxurious as well as environmentally and socially conscious. The company's latest property—Thailand's Soneva Kiri—beautifully showcases this philosophy, with low-impact guest accommodations that are scattered on a blissfully undeveloped island in the Gulf of Thailand near the Cambodian border. Special features include Asia's first zero-carbon-emission Eco Villa (above), culinary surprises and a memorable day-trip option to the archaeological site of Angkor Wat. Raved a member who recently returned from a trip there: "Soneva Kiri manages to deliver unparalleled innovation, along with superior accommodation and amenities, while giving off a warm and inviting ambience. Bravo!" To read more, click here: Soneva Kiri.

Save The Date: The Indagare Souk travels to Los Angeles. The event will take place on April 12th and 13th at The Peninsula, Beverly Hills. Indagare invites members and friends to shop for exquisite, one-of-a-kind items from around the world. The Indagare Souk supports businesses that are giving back or building sustainable business in countries with artisanal traditions. To read more, click here: LA Souk.

Also New on Indagare: Shop for unique fashion, accessories and housewares on the just-launched Indagare Souk Web site. Plus: Member dispatches on skiiing in Cortina d'Ampezzo; a stay at Antigua's Carlisle Bay; the Montage Deer Valley; a nine-day family trip to Morocco; favorite discoveries in Marrakech; and insider tips on San Francisco. Coming Soon: London Spring Hot Spots; Just Back From…Damascus; and updates on St. Barth's and St. Lucia. To read more, click here: Ed Picks.

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