Luxury Travel expert Melissa Biggs Bradley has traveled the world over, served as travel editor of Town & Country and launched Town & Country Travel magazine. Her website, Indagare, is an indispensible tool for travel enthusiasts. Custom trip planning to one-of-a-kind experiences, Indagare does it all.
Melissa makes it easy to find those breathtaking locations that you can’t always find on commercial sites by curating a list of 5 inspirational travel destinations for us!
5 Inspirational Travel Destinations
1. Bali, Indonesia
The weather is ideal in the summer, and the island provides an amazing mix of culture, shopping (batik was born here) and nature, from rice paddies to surfing beaches and snorkeling. In the best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, the island set the scene for the "love" section. Favorite place to stay: Como Shambhala
One of the world’s best safari experiences can be had in the American West. Montana’s Yellowstone National Park boasts bison and bear and spraying geysers as well as quintessential lodges like Old Faithful Inn. Favorite activity: Old West dinner cookout
Go against the tide: when others are headed to the beach this summer, visit Iceland, an adventure lover’s paradise with volcanoes, hot springs and caves that can be explored on snowmobiles or Icelandic ponies or by helicopter. The capital of Reykjavik has a great nightlife and food scene. Cool new place to stay: Ion Iceland
The rugged Mediterranean island that sits beneath the South of France is a secret retreat of many sophisticated Italian and French who know that its gorgeous coves are rarely crowded. It’s fortified churches and hilltop towns have barely changed in centuries but new additions include summer music festivals and great cuisine. Favorite hotel: Casadelmar
Most people have heard of the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu but much of Peru remains a secret. In a week you can visit the coast and surf in Lima, take the Hiram Bingham train and hike to Machu Picchu and explore the colonial city of Cusco, which has been called the Florence of South America for its amazing art and architecture. Favorite hotel: Monasterio