Wanderlust Wednesdays: 5 Travel Stories to Inspire Your WanderlustBy Francesca Brooking
It’s about time you got the lowdown on all the latest travel news and we’re here to help. From a hotel shaped like a guitar to a fine dining experience in a geodesic dome, here are 5 travel stories from this month to inspire your wanderlust:
What: Luxury travel company Nemo Travel has launched this month, providing guests with the opportunity to create their own personalised dream trip.
The lowdown: Nemo Travel is here to change the way we travel by creating bespoke luxury trips and itineraries tailored to any taste. Taking out all the stress of planning an itinerary, Nemo Travel’s mission is to organise the perfect trip and the only thing you have to do is enjoy it. Nemo Travel is passionate about creating holiday itineraries that are as beneficial to the planet as they are to you. The company only chooses wildlife tourism partners that respect animals; it works to ensure that the community of every destination they offer benefits from tourism and it’s sustainable where possible.
How to book: To find out more about Nemo Travel, visit the website here.
What: On 24th October Seminole Hard Rock Hotel opens its doors for the first time in Greater Fort Lauderdale and guess what? It’s in the shape of a guitar.
The lowdown: The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel is set to be an iconic fixture on the Greater Fort Lauderdale landscape in Florida. Appearing in the shape of a guitar (yes, really) the hotel underwent a $1.5 billion property-wide expansion and is now home to more than 1,200 guest rooms and an enormous casino. The hotel is already well-known for its luxurious 4.5-acre lagoon-style heated pool area which features dramatic waterfalls and intimate private cabanas as well as a 182-foot high waterslide, elevated jetted spa, hot tub and Beach Club surrounded by picturesque palm trees. Guests can take their pick from the plethora of restaurants within the hotel itself and relax in the on-site spa. An exciting new addition to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel is the Hard Rock Live which will host 100 shows a year including live music, boxing matches and plenty of other events all year round.
How to book: Go to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel website here to book.
What: This October, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels in Barbados became an all-inclusive luxury resort.
The lowdown: Located on the stunning Platinum West Coast of Barbados, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels has recently been converted into a premium all-inclusive resort and it’s now open to guests. This idyllic beach-front resort has been transformed into one of the island’s finest family all-inclusive property, focussing on cuisine and family soft adventure. As an exclusive treat, Tamarind, guests will be able to enjoy special fine dining access to one of Barbados’ most iconic restaurants, Daphne’s, throughout their stay. Tamarind is a combination of Caribbean and Mediterranean vibes with 101 beautiful spacious rooms and ensuites, each with a balcony or patio overlooking the beach or tropical gardens.
How to book: Visit the Elegant Hotels website to book here.
What: On Thursday 17th October, VARU by Atmosphere opens its doors to guests in The Maldives just in time for those looking to escape for some luxury winter sun.
The lowdown: Located on the North-West Malé Atoll in The Maldives, VARU by Atmosphere has 69 overwater villas that fan from the teardrop-shaped footbridge while 39 beachfront villas can be found nestled amongst the tropical greenery of the island. Passionate about maintaining its authenticity, VARU by Atmosphere has ensured that all villas feature traditional Maldivian interior design elements with a contemporary finish to immerse you in local culture and first-class service during your stay. The all-inclusive resort features fine-dining experiences, luxury villa accommodation, in-villa services, spa treatments, excursions and much more.
How to book: To find out more or to book visit the Varu by Atmosphere website here.
What: For a limited time only (until 15th December), guests of Les Manoirs de Tourgéville in Normandy can enjoy an exclusive dining experience in a dome under the stars.
The lowdown: Located in the centre of the hotel, this geodesic dome will provide guests with a unique chance to immerse themselves in the surrounding Normandy countryside. Inside the dome, guests can tuck into Chef Emmanuel Andrieu’s latest seasonal offerings including charcuterie, salmon, foie gras and chocolates. Guests can also be treated to a special 1899 cocktail made from Calvados, apple liqueur and champagne which can be sipped in the cosy comfort of the dome. It’s a truly magical winter experience but hurry as it will be gone by Christmas and there is a maximum capacity of 4 guests at a time.
How to book: To reserve a table under the stars, visit the Les Manoirs de Tourgéville website here.