Impassioned travelers undoubtedly have a beloved destination that they continue to return to. But change can be rewarding, and there’s nothing like hitting the road and uncovering new favorites. Here, Indagare offers up-and-coming alternatives to three classic destinations, all of which offer the same fundamental experience as their predecessor—be it adventure, city living or beach time—but are not yet as touristed.
Extreme adventure; jaw-dropping landscapes
The Chilean and Argentine Patagonias—boasting lunar-like landscapes, nearly endless opportunities for hiking and dozens of glaciers—are a must-visit for adventure travelers. Those who have already conquered the challenging terrain should consider Iceland the new frontier. Only a five-hour flight from the United States, the island nation offers an even wider range of activities including rappelling into a dormant volcano, Scuba diving between the tectonic plates that divide North America and Europe and relaxing in natural geothermic baths.
Indagare Tip: Contact our Bookings Team to organize a mobile tented camp to see the Northern Lights
Edgy contemporary art scene; an underground bar culture
Both Berlin and Budapest boast enough historical attractions to fill an entire visit with touring, but the two are also linked by a youthful, fun-loving vibe that permeates both cities. Berlin has already arrived on the scene as a major European destination, but Budapest is often overlooked in lieu of Europe’s more glamorous capitals. Those who love Berlin will find a similar atmosphere in the Hungarian capital, which, albeit smaller and rougher around the edges, is experiencing a cultural awakening. A new art-minded concept hotel that doubles as a gallery, trendy ruin bars and the up-and-coming Jewish Quarter make Budapest one of Europe’s most dynamic destinations for a long weekend.
Sun, sand, shopping; late, beachfront lunches that stretch well into the early evening
St. Barth’s has long been a beacon for yachters, the who’s who of the New York social scene, sophisticated families looking for a chic beach escape and groups of friends renting villas. Return visits are just as fun as one's inaugural getaway at the posh Caribbean island, but for those looking for a change of scenery, Uruguay’s beach town of José Ignacio provides the crucial ingredients for a fun-filled holiday, while giving visitors a sense that they’ve arrived before the masses. The destination of choice for the Argentinian elite, the laid-back beach spot boasts a bevy of design-minded hotels, activities like polo and surfing and a fun scene, with dinners—that start no earlier than 10pm—often turning into early mornings gallivanting with friends.
Indagare Tip: Gather a group of ten or more for lunch at La Caracola, a happening restaurant that can only be reached by boat (and only accepts large parties).
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