We asked our team to create a travel wish list for the new year, and here are some of their suggestions.
Our editor (and nomad at heart) Mary has chosen two destinations on the legendary Tanzanian safari circuit, plus an oasis in the Balinese jungle. To find out why, read her comments below.
“Shu’mata allows you an immersive experience you’ll never forget: It’s where the origins of humanity and the wild spirit of the animal kingdom coexist in exquisite, eternal harmony, keeping us connected to the epic cycle of life. May it stay forever wild and protected.”
“The stirring natural wonders of ‘The Island Of The Gods’ and the gentle pace of life with all its rituals, traditions and rich cultural tapestry brings out the true meaning of Canang Sari. This villa connects you with the spirit of Bali.”
Our community manager Simone chose a minimalist Italian gem and a dramatic timber house on the Icelandic coast. Read on to hear her thoughts.
“The understated appearance, the modern interpretation of ancient architecture, the blend of inside and outside with the use of different materials, the unexpected decorative touches like the band playing on the bedroom wall… And I’m totally in love with the outside dining table made out of tree boards.”
“I love how traditional was moved to modern times in the rebirth of this 18th-century coastal home. There is such a comfy feel about the inside of the house; I would like to snuggle up on the rocking chair and look outside to take in all of the dramatic landscape.”
Our content writer and project manager Roshan chose a remote architectural residence on the Isle of Skye and a cluster of sea cabins in the Norwegian Arctic. See below for why she picked them.
“I grew up in Scotland so this is pure nostalgia for me. I love what’s going on architecturally in my home country right now, and it’s showcased in the simple elegance of this island home that allows breathtaking views to sit center stage.”
“The owner of these cabins, Børge Ousland, recently completed yet another bold expedition, this time skiing across the Arctic Ocean. I had the pleasure of interviewing him for our Journal section and admire his fearless spirit, both as an adventurer and a visionary homeowner.”
Our graphic designer and social media manager Paulina chose a Greek island refuge and a colorful Moroccan riad. Here’s why…
“This is what dreams are made of! Imagine having a private island all to yourself surrounded by azure waters. The numerous activities that are available like snorkeling, kayaking or dinning al fresco make for the perfect vacation with family and friends, plus getting there is part of the adventure!”
“When I first stumbled upon this beautiful riad, I fell in love with the bright colors and stunning architectural details. I knew it would be a perfect fit for our collection. This private oasis for design lovers has had me daydreaming, and it is definitely on my bucket list!”
For more great destinations for your travel wish list, browse our collection here.