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Going Private

New England’s Haystack Mountain is reborn as a membership-based ski resort.  Haystack Mountain, a 3,200-foot peak in southern Vermont’s Deerfield Valley, was one of New England’s top skiing destinations for nearly 50 years. Inconsistent snow conditions eventually led to the resort’s closure, and the mountain sat vacant for almost six years until the Connecticut-based entrepreneur Jim […]

Capture Mexico’s Wildlife in Photographs

Just 14 lucky guests will get an unparalleled view of the untouched mangrove swamps, six miles of waterways, and some 200 species of wildlife native to Mayakoba, Mexico, as a part of the Wildlife Photo MasterClass weekend, with a stay in a poolside villa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba. Hosted by the National Geographic photographers Steve […]

An Exclusive African Tour, Accompanied by Jane Goodall

Be one of just 20 guests to embark on a one-of-a-kind excursion through Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the Congo, featuring a private lecture with revered conservationist Jane Goodall and photography workshops. The 22-day safari (priced at approximately $60,000 per person) includes four- and five-star accommodations, flights within Africa—almost exclusively by private plane—and a donation to the […]

Be a Winemaker for a Day

Now through the end of November, Bacara Resort & Spa, located on Santa Barbara’s picturesque coastline, is giving guests the chance to participate in a hands-on winemaking experience alongside some of the region’s top winemakers. The Bacara Crush promotion ($350 per person) includes a trip to either Brewer – Clifton winery, Carhartt Vineyard, or Harrison […]

An Exclusive Tanzanian Photography Trip

Nomad Tanzania is offering just eight guests the opportunity to capture a rare view of Tanzanian wildlife in an exclusive tour led by professional photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks, who has been living and photographing in Africa for 20 years. The tour runs from January 16 to 24, but spots are already filling up. It is priced […]

Capturing Aspen: The Little Nell Photography Adventure

The Little Nell, the renowned Aspen hotel, is hosting a Fall Photography Adventure—a two-and-a-half-day workshop led by photographer and Colorado native Peter McBride, whose photos have appeared in National Geographic and Smithsonian magazine. Offered from September 11 to 14 (about $2,300 per person), the workshop comprises outdoor excursions to photograph Aspen’s famous landscape, lessons on […]

Nomadic Expeditions Celebrates 20 Years with a Trip of a Lifetime

Nomadic Expeditions—known for its adventure trips through Tibet, China, Bhutan, Mongolia, and Siberia—celebrates its 20th anniversary with a unique trip through its home country of Mongolia. The 20th Anniversary Founders Expedition will be led by Nomadic Expeditions’ founder and president Jalsa Urubshurow and several other travel experts including National Geographic Traveler editor Costas Christ. Highlights […]

Sail and Dive with Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau, the oceanographer and environmentalist, and the son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, will host four sailing trips on the luxury liner Paul Gauguin in 2013. Aboard the one-to-two-week voyages, Mr. Cousteau will offer a series of lectures about his work exploring the world’s oceans, and he will also accompany guests on several dives. […]

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