From stargazing in Chile to a hot air balloon ride in Bagan, this travel guide is the stuff indelible memories are made of.
For ultimate bragging rights, spring for an exhilarating polar plunge among the icebergs of .
Visit the for an unparalleled look at the night sky—the closest you can get to the stars without leaving planet Earth.
In Beijing, step inside the , an oasis of tranquillity in this city of 20 million.
Time it right and you can witness the greatest natural spectacle on earth: of two million zebras and wildebeests in the Serengeti. Your lodge sits on 350,000 acres of pristine wilderness that you'll have pretty much to yourself.
Take the "Flight of Angels" over , one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, in a helicopter.
Explore "vast, echoing and God-like" just like T. E. Lawrence (a.k.a., Lawrence of Arabia) did—except that you won't be saddle sore thanks to your jeep.
Bed down at the splendid , a Victorian Age/Far East mashup that was immortalized in Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile. You'll understand instantly why the Aga Khan chose to be buried in a desert mausoleum facing the hotel from the other side of the river.
You can skip the Lycra, but what would France be without on Mont Ventoux in Provence? (Good news: You don't have to sweat if you don't want to—electric bikes are available.)
Get in on an eco secret the Dutch are trying to keep: Take a day a day trip to the North Sea's , all tall dunes, tidal marshes, biking trails—and virtually no cars.
Gold and diamonds, Gandhi and Mandela, apartheid and its aftermath—take an insider's walking tour through gritty, , a modern African metropolis in the making.
Take a tour of , one of the greatest temple complexes in the world, with a leading scholar on Khmer civilization.
Take an over 5,000 mist-shrouded temples in the ancient city of Bagan.
, a type of wooden boat dating to the 18th century, for a day's cruise to the lesser-known islands in the Venetian Lagoon.
See buzzy from the seat of a sidecar motorcycle as you swerve along winding roads and around the Bund.
Explore and its famed mosaics before the doors open to the public.
Have a champagne picnic at , one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Spend three days of R&R at the spectacular —you've earned it! Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschit bought the 3,500-acre island from the Forbes family after Malcolm died and converted it into a 25-villa ultra-luxe hideaway. With Laucala's turquoise bays, tropical fruit–scented air, and 350 staff for 80 guests max, what's not to like?
Bed down in the snow-covered , a high-country sheep ranch that's accessible only by helicopter. Fly up glaciers, along 2,000-foot waterfalls, and into isolated fjords and inlets of Fiordland National Park. Dinner is the lobster your heli pilot dove into icy waters to catch.
Take a llama caravan—a longstanding Andean way of travel--through the blinding white-salt desert to the Indian village of .
up mountains to hidden lakes teeming with wild rainbow trout and land-locked salmon and learn how to fly-fish.
Trek to this fairy-tale Himalayan kingdom's just like Prince William and Kate did in April. Unlike the royals, you'll cleverly do part of the steep climb on horseback.
Arrive in ultimate style at your hotel in : travel by helicopter, and land on the roof of the iconic, sail-shaped Burj al Arab, Dubai's most famous structure.
Lascaux is , but a prehistory expert can show you even more astonishing sites as well.
In one of the most thrilling moments of the trip, see yourself in the eyes of the mountain gorillas in —they share 90 percent of our DNA.
The ultimate adventure for thrill seekers: is a platform suspended from a cliff face high in the Alps, with breathtaking views of the valley below.
The inscrutable is usually roped off, but an Egyptologist guide can get you so close to the limestone monolith it might bite—right between its paws.
Welcome to wildlife viewing on steroids: has the most zebras, wildebeests, lions, leopards, and black rhinos you'll ever see in a day.