Letter from the Founder
A number of years ago, I wrote in one of my Town & Country Travel editor’s letters that I thought questing was the next nesting, and that travel isn’t just where you’ve been, it’s what it’s done for you and who it’s made you. I believe that the best kind of travel allows for a form of self-expression and individualization. People do not want cookie-cutter experiences, they want to explore places in unique ways and to see, feel and taste things that are special and meaningful to them. They don’t just want to keep up; they want to continue growing and expanding who they are. Whether they do that with a family reunion, a celebration vacation with friends, a spa retreat, a biking adventure, an art trip, or a volunteer vacation, people should make journeys that become highlights of a lifetime.
Indagare arose out of my frustration. As the founding editor of an award-winning travel magazine, I planned trips often and felt that there must be a better way to do so. I was tired of wading through irrelevant web pages, collecting torn-out articles and tracking down people who really do know a place and what’s happening there now. I wanted a well-curated archive of sophisticated cheat sheets. And more than that, I craved the ability to tap into a community of worldly friends and trusted experts—people who understand my tastes—with whom I could exchange addresses and plan trips.