Yesterday marked the beginning of Spring. The days are getting longer, the outdoors are coming alive again, and the pace of life quickens after the hybernation of Winter. For me, the idea of Spring conjures up memories of that first warm day, looking up to the sky with eyes closed, letting the rays soak into your face—like a kiss from the sun as if to say, “You’ve made it! I have not forgotten you. I’m here and we’re only getting started.”
Located where the famous final scene in Out of Africa was filmed, this sprawling oasis is what safari dreams are made of. There’s just something about the way the infinity pool pours out into the sweeping plains of the Mara—a perfect place to relax after an early morning game drive to see the Big Five. And because the camp is set on a privately owned Mara conservancy, guests can enjoy night-time game drives, bush walks, guided hikes, and visits to local Masai villages, as well as sundowner cocktails, private bush dinners, and hot air ballooning.
“Known as Kenya’s best loved safari camp, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp offers a quintessential game viewing experience, with sweeping vistas of the Masai Mara and the Sabaringo River.
Located where the riverine forest and plains meet, directly in the path of the awe-inspiring Great Migration, the camp provides an authentic dose of African wildlife delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality. Set on a private concession leased from Masai landlords in the north of the Mara, the camp offers total seclusion and abundant wildlife.
Simple yet contemporary, the Maasai-inspired suites are elegant and timeless. As guests arrive at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo, they are instantly welcomed by the awe-inspiring view. The spacious guest areas provide a place where guests can relax and unwind. The large windows invite the Mara inside, making it feel like part of the guest area.
Guests can escape to the massage room to indulge in a relaxing treatment or browse the redesigned Safari Shop, which offers the finest Kenyan handicrafts. And the infinity swimming pool—literally on the edge of the Mara—boasts one of the world’s most extraordinary views.”
What if you could drop everything you’re doing. Right now. And jet off to a blissfully serene tropical hideaway. You wouldn’t even think twice, right? With it’s own private beach located on the crisp white sands of the Rivera Maya, Hotel Esencia is an oasis for pure unplugged relaxation. And if the private beach isn’t enough, the immaculately landscaped grounds, calming decor, and fresh local food are a few more of the high points that make Hotel Esencia completely lust-worthy. I’m already mentally packing my bag now, which doesn’t include much more than a handful of swimsuits, a few breezy dresses, and some easy slip on sandals. Continue Reading…
Wedding planning can be incredibly exciting—it’s finally time to decide how you want to celebrate your love and make things official. But it can also be extremely time consuming and stressful, especially if you are planning a destination wedding from afar. After spending 8 months planning our wedding in Tulum from our hometown in Chicago, I’ve put together my top 11 tips to help ease the stress and make the process go more smoothly. Continue Reading…
Not that you need another reason to take a trip to Spain, but one look at this architectural wonder from Ricardo Bofill, and you won’t want to waste any more time before hitting the “purchase” button on those plane tickets. Located in Calpe, Alicante, along the southern coast 1.5 hours south of Valencia, this housing project is undeniably mesmerizing. And the good news? While it may not be a public hotel, you are able to stay in this magical structure and adventure through the colorful maze-like walls with a little help from AirBnb.
Your Instagram feed will thank you.