Where else can you see grazing water buffalo over cocktails or sample food as wild as the landscape? Toss aside the bow-ties, guidebooks and stilettos and head to Australian Northern Territories for true bush luxury.
Luxury travel, hotel, cruise and train operator Orient-Express is scheduling its first ever crossing of the Friendship Bridge connecting Thailand with Laos aboard the legendary Eastern & Oriental Express (E&O) in February 2010.
Inkaterra, Peru's foremost purveyor of sustainable tourism, has undertaken the task of establishing Peru as a bird enthusiast's paradise with the creation of various programs to identify, catalogue and showcase the country's exotic and rare avian life as seen in two of its iconic properties: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica and Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
Singita Pamushana in southeastern Zimbabwe introduced birding and game-viewing cruise excursions aboard its new luxury range 3G aluminum pontoon boat. The lodge is one of only a few in Africa with access to a private dam and the ability to offer a cruising experience.
At the Grand Finale of the 16th annual World Travel Awards in London on Sunday, November 8, 2009, Thanda Private Game Reserve in South Africa was awarded the prestigious prize: "The World's Leading Luxury Lodge."
See in 2010 onboard the beautiful and newly refurbished Road To Mandalay luxury river boat as it cruises along the scenic Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, past golden-spired pagodas, ancient temples, sleepy riverside settlements and saffron-clad monks.
National Geographic Traveler magazine has placed the Norwegian fjords, a highlight of Hurtigruten's Coastal Voyage, at the top of its list of the world's most celebrated and iconic travel destinations - based on its survey undertaken in cooperation with the National Geographic Center for Sustainable destinations.
What does it mean to travel to the ends of the earth? Is it a matter of distance, difficulty, or something more? Who will be one's fellow travelers? What is there to discover? I only knew I was headed for terra incognita.