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Posted on 11/06/2021

Bucket-List Travel


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Bucket-List Travel
This year, it’s likely that most sought-after destinations will be overcrowded. However, there are some hidden places not very known yet that will bring happiness to the most adventurous among us.

Hot springs and Via Ferratas in the American West

Sporty one can go to via ferratas, climbing routes that employ steel cables, rungs, and ladders affixed to natural rock formations. One of the newest and most expensive is found at Castle Hot Springs, a historic resort north of Phoenix.
Travelers going to Colorado can explore Historic Hot Springs Loops and its pools filled with mineral water at Ouray or Pagosa Springs…
Telluride has one of the most breathtaking via ferratas of the country.

Luxe tropical wellness in Lanai

For those looking for wellness, they should go on the Hawaiian island of Lanai, hold by Larry Ellison, the famous tech mogul. He built a Four Seasons Hotel, the Sensei Lanai, where you can take fitness lessons and eat sustainable and local at Nobu.

Next-level thrills in Alaska

At the Salmon Falls Resort, Ketchikan, Alaska, you can practice unusual activities such as float plane fishing, bears watching, salmon cooking demos, and wine pairings with salmon roe. Helicopter flightseeing tours, gourmet dinners, and luxury bedrooms are part of the experience at the Sheldon Chalet located in Alaska’s Denali National Park.
Concerning Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, travelers have access to the only via ferrata of Alaska and can also watch bears from a period plane.


Luxury travelers looking for relaxation and paradisiac places go to Raa atoll on Muravandhoo island, at Joali Maldives Hotel which was designed by Autoban, Atolye4n, and Studio Glitt. Yacht excursions to watch whales and manta rays, and bathing in turquoise sea are part of the experience.
The Vakkaru Maldives, small paradise on earth filled with 2300 coconut trees located on Baa atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, proposes a bespoke wellness program for its clients, the Work Well package. It includes a personal assistant and access to a private, oceanfront office. It is perfect for those who want to work from home in one of the most scenic offices in the world.
For the richest, going to Naladhu is the ultimate luxe. This small private island comprises twenty houses, each with private pool and 24-hour dedicated butler service.

The Caribbean

Treks at Boiling Lake, the second largest of this king in the world, or the 115-mile Waitukubuli National Trail, turtle tagging are part of the activities proposed in Dominica. This island shelters secret cascades, natural pools, deep gorges and a lush jungle. Those looking for a unique diving experience go to Virgin Gorda’s Mountain Point, home to BVI Art Reef. Necker Island, which most famous ambassador is Sir Richard Branson, has been entirely restored after the effects of Hurricane Irma in 2017. In addition to the two extra bedrooms in the Great House, three giant wind turbines have been installed, furthering the island’s commitment toward sustainability. It’s possible to practice diving, yoga or tennis. The starting rate for exclusive hire of the entire island is $105,000 per night.

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