Viagens para o mês de Março

The Indagare Adored List features our favorite hotels around the world; member postcards on Jamaica's revamped Goldeneye and on learning how to surf in Costa Rica; an inspiring new Web site that gives back. Plus: Melissa's current must-haves from the Indagare Souk.

Introducing Indagare Adored
What do a revamped grand hotel in Paris, a hot spot in Hong Kong, a beloved family resort in Antigua and a beachside hideaway in Uruguay all have in common? They all made the inaugural Indagare Adored List—look out for the icon beside reviews on the Web site. Because while we know that there is no such thing as the perfect hotel, a select group of properties score high with our staff, contributors and community. These retreats defy categorization (some are far-flung and beachy, others urban and cutting-edge), but all excel at one thing—making guests feel utterly transported. We will be adding more hotels and resorts throughout the year; email us about your favorites and why you think they deserve to make the cut. To find out which 25 special properties made the 2011 list, click here: Indagare Adored.

Member Postcard: Jamaica's Goldeneye

The Goldeneye villa in Jamaica has a well-known history—it's the place where Ian Fleming penned several of his fourteen James Bond novels. Since 1997, Goldeneye has been owned by music producer Chris Blackwell, who throughout the years turned the sprawling estate into a luxury enclave. Now, the newly revamped resort is ready for travelers looking to get away from it all in style. An Indagare member recently traveled there for a friend's birthday and returned with rave reviews. "We stayed in the new beachfront cottages which were beautifully done with ikat fabrics and simple white linens," she writes. "The newly opened spa was also heavenly, and we all agreed that the masseuses were top notch." To read her complete postcard, including tips on what not to miss during a visit, click here: Goldeneye.

Just Back From…Surf Camp

Many travelers dreaming of a warm-weather getaway envision a beach, a chaise lounge and a cocktail. Not so for one Indagare member who searched for a more active holiday: a surf camp that would provide a small-group setting (she was traveling solo) and good teachers who would help her get up on a board for the first time. She settled on Surf Simply, an immersion surf camp in Nosara, the groovy seaside town on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. "Surf Simply has amazing instructors, really the best," she writes. "For a good portion of my stay I had a one-on-one coaching experience." Best of all, Nosara is just a two-hour drive away from the Four Seasons Costa Rica, so an active surf week can be topped off with a few days of well-earned relaxation. To read the complete postcard, plus other suggestions on what not to miss in Costa Rica, click here: Surf Camp.

Giving Back: Milkshake

Pam Caffray and Amy Jurkowitz conceived of their newly launched Web site Milkshake as a “Daily Candy that does good.” The site offers a daily edition of finds—products, people, causes and companies—that give back and inspire readers to take action and get involved. In recent weeks, the entrepreneurs have told the diverse—and amazing—stories of Siamanda Chege, an ex-model who started a baby knitwear company to support an orphanage in Kenya; of Cookie’s for Kids’ Cancer, a company started by the mother of a child with cancer that now raises money to combat the disease; and of Falling Whistles, an empowering campaign to stop violence in the Congo. "There is no better feeling than giving back," says Amy. "Success is not only monetary, but much deeper, and as people start to see how they are able to change people’s lives for the better, everyone will be on board.” To read more about Milkshake, click here: Giving Back.

Shop the Souk

For this email blast, Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley chooses her four current must-haves from the Indagare Souk:

  1. Irving & Fine's Patmos Silk Twill Blouse in apple green. Embroidered and made in India. $350. Buy Now.
  2. Shompole Collection's Little Animal Rings in 18-karat gold. Handmade in Kenya. $750. Buy Now.
  3. Kisa Heyer's Single Stone Bracelets, made with natural minerals and cut one-of-a-kind. $95. Buy Now.
  4. Cambodian designer Eric Raisina's Organza Plumes Stole, handmade in silk organza. $250. Buy Now.
To shop for fashion, accessories and special finds, click here: Indagare Souk.

Live Indagare Souk Dates: The next live Indagare Souk will take place in Los Angeles (April 12-13) at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, followed by another one in New York (May 2, 3 and 4) at the Taj Pierre Hotel. Save the date.

Also New on Indagare: A member postcard on a wonderful trip to Rome and Venice, and how to know if Mexico's Tulum is the right destination for you. To read more, click here: Editor Picks.

~This Week's Special Offers:

Kahala Hotel & Resort The Pierre, a Taj Hotel

Kahala Hotel & Resort:
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii’s reigning luxury resort, set on a secluded beach just ten minutes from the world-class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. This legendary hideaway resort in Honolulu's plush Kahala district is a favorite of presidents, international royalty and celebrities. This luxurious oceanfront resort features 338 rooms and suites, five stylish restaurant, a world-class spa and a private lagoon with its own own resident dolphins. With Kahala One More Night, Indagare members and friends stay 4 nights in an ocean-view room and receive a fourth night free; plus enjoy complimentary daily breakfast buffet for two at the beach-side restaurant. To make a reservation call (800) 367-2525, email reservations@kahalaresort.com or click here: Kahala.

The Pierre, a Taj Hotel:
Since 1930, The Pierre's grace has secured its fame as a legendary icon across the globe. To commemorate the hotel's Oak Anniversary and fresh renovation, a special New York hotel package has been created for its admirers. Celebrate in a luxuriantly appointed guest room with unparalleled views of Central Park. Toast The Pierre's birthday with a bottle of Corton Grand Cru Cuvee 2006, Hospices de Beaune and gourmet chocolates while listening to the sinuous sounds of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. A chariot awaits to whisk you away on a carriage ride through Central Park, accompanied by a seasonal picnic basket. The celebration continues with two City Passes granting access to New York's most prominent landmarks and experiences, including an exclusive tour of the Metropolitan Museum with a private docent. End the evening in true 1930s fashion with chauffeured transportation to and from a New York speakeasy. Rates start at $1,930 for Executive Suites and Signature Rooms. This exclusive Manhattan hotel package is valid until October 1, 2011, with a minimum two-night stay. To make a reservation, call (212) 838-8000 or for more information click here: The Pierre.

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