Archive for the ‘Visual Vacation’ Category

The Chanler Hotel – Newport, Rhode Island

This timeless hotel resides on a grand ocean front estate along the historic Cliff Walk. Opened in 1873, The Chanler was the summer destination for industrial tycoons and financiers.

Twenty lavishly decorated guest rooms are designed to reflect a different historical period or theme.

Guests of The Chanler also have access to a selection of exotic automobiles, including a Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Bentley.

Plan you next weekend escape to Newport! We hope you enjoyed your visit to The Chanler at Cliff Walk. hh

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Greek Isle of Corfu

The Romans adored Corfu, and built summer villas there. Eventually Corfu spent 400 years under Roman rule, then it was the turn of the French and Russians, and finally, Corfu became a British Protectorate from 1814 until 1864, when it reverted back to the newly established Greek nation.

The Rou Estate is an exclusive, privately owned estate in a magnificent location high above the northeast coastline of Corfu. The 200-year old village, with a village square lined with plumbago, agapanthus and numerous connecting steps, is nestled within sheltering hills in a sun-drenched position with breathtaking views, about 10/15 minutes drive from the sea.

Thyme House (No. 10)

The thirteen homes that compose the Rou Estate, most of them original village houses are completely renovated to luxury standards and set within a wildflower garden. Enjoy your trip hh

Images & Sources via CV Travel

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We did not plan an “official” vacation this summer, we usually reserve our holidays for winter and spring trips. But I am beginning to feel a sense of nostalgia for a real summer vacation, so we decided to add a new feature – Where Shall We Go Today?

Each week we will hand-select an exotic locale, a hidden treasure or a tried and true favorite destination for our visual dream vacations.

Scroll on down and discover where we are traveling today:

Elephant Watch Safari Camp in northern Kenya!

Authors and world famous elephant conservationists, Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton have created a wondrous safari camp in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.

Local builders used wood from trees pushed down by elephants to construct the reception tent. Tree branches also form the base of the glass topped tables.

Each tent at Elephant Watch Camp is built around its own trees, making it completely original. Flowing fabrics and organic decor give a true sense of African style and color. Enjoy your visit! hh

Source: Architectural Digest / Photos: Tim Beddows

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