The Safari Collection’s “Giraffe Manor” is an exclusive boutique hotel just outside Nairobi that will transport you back to how Kenya looked in the 1930s. The ivy-covered, brick colonial-era mansion, modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge, is situated on 12 acres of private land in an indigenous forest that measures 140 acres.
With thousands of Airbnb spots available across all five New York City boroughs, visitors to the Big Apple may be overwhelmed by their choices for a short-term vacation rental. Should they follow the typical tourist trail and stay in Times Square? Maybe not. Should they try to find a unique apartment in the coolest part of town? Yes, of course.
Chicago is not the first city to turn historic buildings into trendy apartments, but its dwellings may be among some of the most unique. The Cedar Street Companies’ FLATS® development line has been steadily transforming notable Chicago properties into modern apartment complexes while retaining the character of the historic buildings.
As if a trip to the Maldives were not exotic enough, there’s a new unique accommodation on the island of Finolhu in Baa Atoll that’s sure to become a bucket list destination. Finolhu draws hundreds of visitors every year to its retro-chic, luxury resort complete with overwater bungalows, famed “1 OAK Beach Club” and popular “Fish & Crab Shack Restaurant.” Now, there is another room to book, and it arguably has the best view in the Maldives – the “Beach Bubble” Tent.
For a taste of Europe in North America, head to Québec City, a place with enough history, culture, cobblestone streets and French speakers to make you think you are in France for a moment. Here is our list of the top ten things you should not miss in Québec City, Canada.
While most visitors to China are eager to see sights such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Xian Terracotta Army Site, and Shanghai’s skyline, those who venture further afield will be greatly rewarded. In China’s Hebei province, just an hour from Beijing, travelers will find the “Tianzi Hotel,” an unusual structure called the “Biggest Image Building” by the Guinness World Records.
In South Africa, most people feel that experiencing nature is the ultimate goal and Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, set in the Cederberg Mountains, has created beautiful living accommodations that truly reflect that purpose.
Long before there was a modern trend of minimalistic living, the British Romani, or gypsies knew how to live simply. As a nomadic culture, they traveled only with what they could carry or fit into a cart or wagon.
For some, a visit for a few nights at a secluded mountain resort sounds like a peaceful escape. For others, it could be a nightmare-inducing situation straight out of Stephen King’s thriller, “The Shining.” The experience of staying at “The Stanley Hotel,” located less than 90 minutes from downtown Denver, Colorado is likely to fall somewhere in the middle depending on how open guests are to paranormal events.
In 1967, a few miles from the California-Nevada border, a flat tire changed the trajectory of an artist’s career and life. New York City ballerina and Broadway dancer Marta Becket was camping with her husband in Death Valley, California when their trailer got a flat, sending them to Death Valley Junction for service.