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Read the latest articles by Indagare’s expert team, including columns like Destination Matchmakers, Top Tables, hotel and travel news and dispatches from the road by our founder Melissa Biggs Bradley.
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Sneak Peek: Favorite Finds in Italy's Umbria
Indagare’s Simone Girner spent the last week scouting (and olive harvesting!) in Umbria, a two-hour drive north of Rome. It’s one of Italy’s smallest regions but it packs a punch, especially when it comes to culinary treasures, including black and...Read More
Top Tips for Holiday Hosting from Aerin Lauder, Liz Lange & More
Top tips for hosting, favorite dishes to serve (plus recipes!) from Indagare insiders who are known for hosting the perfect gatherings.Read More
Off Japan‘s Beaten Path with Indagare Trip Designer Grace Park
Trip designer Grace Park—one of Indagare's resident Japan experts—embarked on her fifth trip to Japan in October and reports on her week venturing to some of the country's lesser known spots.Read More
Tracking the King of the Jungle: Two Zimbabwe Lions Cover More than 150 Miles
Zimbabwe’s Long Shield Lion Guardians program tracked two lions from Hwange National Park with GPS collars. Here’s where they went.Read More
Kyoto Insider Spotlight: Sara Aiko
The Kyoto native, tastemaker and founder of Curated Kyoto, a boutique travel brand specializing in media and experiences, Sarai Aiko shares her favorite galleries, restaurants and more. Follow Sara on Instagram @sara.aiko.Read More
Kyoto Insider Spotlight: Avi Lugasi
Avi Lugasi is a Japan expat of nearly three decades, Kyoto resident, former Zen monk, founder of a bespoke luxury touring company and co-founder of Dento, a foundation dedicated to protecting and evolving Japan’s traditional crafts, primarily within rural communities,...Read More
The Spaces Between: Explorations Along the Tokaido Corridor
With fully reopened borders (and the Year of the Rabbit) promising a renewed wave of prosperity, Japan is once again one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations. After her recent scouting trip to Tokyo and Kyoto, Senior Editor Elizabeth...Read More
New Restaurants in Brooklyn to Know Now: Fall & Winter 2023
The New York restaurant scene is decidedly back with a vengeance, and one of the city's top boroughs for dining and drinking, Brooklyn, has lately welcomed a host of exciting new openings. Check out our shortlist of the restaurants to know...Read More
Indagare Caribbean Islands Matchmaker: The Best Caribbean Islands for Every Traveler
The Caribbean has long drawn couples, families and friends for easy warm-weather getaways, thanks to its powdery white-sand beaches, warm turquoise waters and pampering resorts—but every island has its own atmosphere and specialties, and choosing the right one can be...Read More
Devon Fredericks on Provence, and Eli Zabar’s Excellent Gift Baskets
Devon Fredericks might be married to one of New York’s food icons, Eli Zabar, but she has her own amazing story as one of the previous owners (with Susan Costner) of the tiny but iconic Loaves and Fishes market in...Read More
A Taste of Puglia with Chef Ryan Hardy
Ryan Hardy, the chef behind acclaimed restaurants Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones, Legacy Records, Silver Sands Motel and Delicious Hospitality Company, along with his wife Agatha, recently hosted an Indagare Insider Journey in Puglia with Indagare’s VP of Sales Elise Bronzo....Read More
A Perfect Day In... Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Indagare’s Trey Ross shares the best places to eat, drink, shop and explore in her favorite neighborhood in New York City’s liveliest borough.Read More
Melissa’s Favorite New Finds in Florence
Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley shares some of her favorite new finds in Florence.Read More
Just Back From Rome: Fall 2023 Highlights in the Eternal City
A group of Indagare Ambassadors recently spent five days exploring Rome, while staying at some of Indagare’s most beloved Italian properties (Hotel de Russie, Hotel de la Ville, Hotel Vilòn, The St. Regis Roma, Hotel Eden, Hotel Maalot and Umiltà...Read More
The Best Places to Ski in the U.S.: Indagare Matchmaker
From Vail to Jackson Hole, America’s top ski destinations offer travelers wide open spaces and crisp, clean air—as well as cozy lodges and glamorous resorts to return home to after a day on the mountain. As a growing number of...Read More
Neighborhood Guide: Brooklyn Heights
Indagare editorial director Annie Fitzsimmons shares her guide to one of New York’s quiet stars: Brooklyn Heights.Read More
My City: Jonathan Adler’s New York
Jonathan Adler has called New York City home for 35 years. “ I could never have lived the creative life I’ve been so lucky to live if I hadn’t moved to New York,” the potter, designer and author says. “NYC...Read More
Indagare’s Top-Booked Hotels: Winter 2023/2024
This winter, our Trip Designers are planning hundreds of trips around the world, and Indagare members will be going on epic safaris, sightseeing in European cities, skiing in the Alps and the Rockies and heading to far-flung, multi-week adventures in...Read More
The Culturalist's Calendar: Top Exhibitions, Performances & More for Fall 2023 & Winter 2024
Mario R. Mercado details what’s on at the world’s leading institutions, including museum openings, new exhibitions and live performances.Read More
Indagare Matchmaker: Turks & Caicos
With divine, ultra-luxurious resorts, the Turks & Caicos is one of the Caribbean’s most appealing destinations, but it’s important to choose the right hotel. Whether your vacation aim is to lie on a secluded beach with nothing more than a...Read More
Travel Outlook Fall 2023: Indagare’s Travel Trends Survey Results From 1600+ Travelers
Our fifth annual Travel Sentiment Survey polled 1,629 luxury travelers (our largest number of respondents ever) for three weeks in August and September about their opinions on the current travel landscape, and the results are in. What destinations are they...Read More
Boutique Wine Hotels: Escapes for Oenophiles
These new boutique hotels are made for sipping something chilled on a lazy fall afternoon. Plus: They offer high design, family history and gourmet adventures aplenty. Cin-Cin!Read More
Safari Game Changers Share Their Vision
Life post-Covid feels both exposed and inspiring. While climate change and the impacts of Covid have caused draught and significant environmental destruction across sub-Saharan Africa, there has been a shift of focus to innovation and a solution-based future. What does...Read More
Up-and-Coming Wine Regions to Know Now
Destinations like Napa Valley, Bordeaux and Tuscany have long been sought after by travelers interested in wine, but for oenophiles looking to go off the beaten path in search of their next great pour, these lesser-known destinations offer innovative vineyards—as...Read More
Melissa's Travels: On Going Back to School — Europe's Top Language School
Ever since I lived in France as a student in high school and college and became proficient in French, I have wanted to take my second-language level up a notch. I was thrilled to be able to read Colette in...Read More
What I'm Buying this Week: Fashion, Wellness, Tech and More for Travelers
Indagare’s Senior Editor Elizabeth Harvey shares favorite finds for upcoming travels. Discover what's in her cart below.Read More
Just Back from Vermont: Twin Farms (& What to Do Nearby)
Indagare’s Kathryn Nathanson has recently returned from Twin Farms, where she discovered the many charms—and top activities—of New England.Read More
My City: Paris with Maison Caulières’s Xavier Desforges
“Parisian people love to be in Paris,” says Xavier Desforges, founder and owner of French beauty and wellness brand Maison Caulières. The company has earned a cult following, not least because it’s stocked in the spas and guest rooms of...Read More
Favorite Beauty Products to Pack in Your Carry-On
Looking good on the go can be stressful, and I’m constantly on the hunt for the best products that cure the beauty woes of travel (puffy eyes! dry lips! sallow skin!) while cutting down my prep time and baggage. These...Read More
Journey to the Land Down Under: Just Back From Australia
“We acknowledge the Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owners of the Australian continent and recognize their custodianship of culture and country for over 60,000 years. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.”Read More
Indagare’s Most-Booked Hotels in New York City
New York City is getting ready for fall—and now is the perfect time to start planning a visit to the Big Apple. To help you find your perfect home base, we've rounded up the New York City luxury hotels that...Read More
Experts Weigh In: The Trends Driving Luxury Travel Now
At Beach Enclave in Turks in Caicos, a group of industry leaders gathered to discuss what’s next in the evolution of luxury travel.Read More
How to Plan a North American Ski Trip
Winter is always coming—at least, that’s the mindset I grew up with. And having skied forty-six mountains and averaged 40 ski days a year since age five, that means there is hardly a time of year when I’m not planning...Read More
Our Favorite U.S. Hotels with Private Cottages or Villas
Whether you're seeking peace and solitude or simply some extra space (for multi-generational family gatherings, small children, or the maintenance of your own morning regimen), our favorite hotels with standalone accommodations, from private cottages and bungalows to multi-level villas, offer...Read More
Paris Art Insider: Le Royal Monceau’s Julie Eugène
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris head art concierge Julie Eugène has what some might call a dream job: A morning might involve taking guests on a private tour of the Basquiat show at Louis Vuitton Foundation before the museum opens...Read More
Just Back: Luang Prabang
This UNESCO protected old town on the Mekong River is filled with temples, cultural heritage and spirituality. It’s also home to Indagare Index Adored property, Amantaka. “The service at the resort was so genuine, and the spirituality and kindness touched...Read More
Indagare Matchmaker: Bal Harbour Hotels
South Florida-based travel writer Sara Liss looks at what distinguishes St. Regis Bal Harbour and Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.Read More
Your 2023 Travel Calendar: Where to Go and When to Book Your Trips
As we begin a new year, it’s time to start dreaming about where your travels will take you—whether it’s a romantic escape to the Italian coast, a family adventure at a luxury dude ranch or an African safari over the...Read More
London's Best New Restaurants
An array of global influences is on display across the Pond, ensuring the city’s food scene is alive and well. Plus, the reservation of the moment and more top tables to know now.Read More
Indagare Matchmaker: New Zealand’s Best Hotels
A trip to New Zealand is an epic 10/10: the world-class lodges, the food, the people, the landscapes—which range from mountains to woods to beach to farmland–and everything is stunning.Read More
Our Team on The Best Destinations Without Crowds
In the past year, it’s felt that every season is “high season.” And while we’re all grateful to be traveling again, the throngs of people crowding our favorite cities, sites and hotels have stirred in many Indagare members a longing...Read More
The 31 Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants in the World
Around the world, both restaurateurs and their patrons are increasingly interested in knowing where their food comes from, leading to a veritable bumper crop of farm-to-table restaurants. And some places—pioneers in the industry—do this type of dining so well that...Read More
Hotel Watch: Southern Ocean Lodge Returns
At the bottom of the Land Down Under, just southwest of Adelaide—and just a few hundred miles north of Antarctica—Kangaroo Island is home to dramatic vistas and wild wonders like wallabies, sea lions, kangaroos, echidnas and some of the world’s...
Our mission at Indagare is to inspire and empower people to change their lives through travel. Our founder and CEO Melissa Biggs Bradley is a travel visionary who has visited more than 100 countries and whose own passion for making meaningful discoveries has fueled the creation of our innovative travel brand, launched in 2007. The Latin word indagare means “to seek, discover, scout.”
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