NEWS, INSIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM PURE HQ
Stanley Stewart and his regal companion climb aboard a traditional gulet to explore Turkey’s wild Lycian shore.
New Zealand’s most luxury lodges come with jaw-dropping natural backdrops; but how do such outlying locations impact on the materials and design? We talked to three architects to find out.
Amangiri is an ode to the mysterious rock formations of southern Utah and the ancient Navajo culture. This is no ordinary hotel, but an enclave of luxury and style in America’s most dramatic desert landscape.
Exclusive island resorts have evolved from sun-drenched dens of the rich and famous to philanthropic vehicles that support local communities and protect and preserve the surrounding environment.
Meet the challengers journeying to the Wild West for a perspective-altering PURE Pursuit this June: a band of industry experts and outside influencers with the grit, creativity and generosity to withstand this test of dedication and endurance.
Thanks to an emergence of digital apps, everyone from rangers on the ground in the wilderness to urban foodies and gamers are putting their thumbs to work saving our planet’s wildlife. Here are five nifty tools that caught our eye.
The new hospitality landscape revolves less around brands talking about themselves and more around people talking about brands. Enter offline activities, communities and collaborations as hospitality’s new marketing strategy.
The far, Arctic North of Canada proves to be the perfect setting for a safari on the floe edge… Debbie Pappyn discovers this frozen, polar world and its majestic animals.
Careening through its own romantic clichés – castles brooding over remote kingdoms; camel caravans swaying across the desert; domed pavilions in lotus-studded lakes – Rajasthan is a runaway exotic, writes Stanley Stewart.
The best luxury hotels have a sustainable ethos at the heart of their design, proving that putting the environment first doesn’t mean scrimping on style.
Fraser Murray of Nimmo Bay in the Great Bear Rainforest, Ellie Claus of Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, and Carly Potgeiter of Alaska’s Within the Wild Lodges discuss how they craft luxury wilderness experiences.
Thanks to some exceptional properties, the humbling panoramas of Patagonia can now be coupled with creature comforts. It’s a match made in Chile.
With small dimensions, cabin conundrums and the needs of the crew to contend with, designing a boat is no mean feat. Here are five vessels with dreamworthy aesthetics.
Debbie Pappyn travels with Odzala Discovery Camps in the jungle heart of Congo-Brazzaville on the search for the elusive Gorilla gorilla gorilla.
Our craving for simple pleasures, farm-to-table food, homemade meals, hand-woven items, comfort and contentment is a side-effect of lives that are too fast, too busy, too connected and too global, writes Ana Andjelic.
Sometimes we humans have a tendency to forget about the wonder of our own planet – particularly the forests. Of all Earth’s ecosystems, they are among the least explored and the most populous when it comes to life.
After an epic day of game drives out in the bush, sometimes sleeping in a tent just won’t do. Here we round up a bunch of sensational retreats where well-considered design comes first.
With the line between business and creativity becoming increasingly blurred, we’re gathering a band of industry adventurers for a journey laced with the pioneering spirit of the Wild West this June.
Stanley Stewart follows in the footsteps of Marco Polo along Karakoram Highway, or the ‘New Silk Road’, and finds himself drunk on yak’s milk at a traditional Kirghiz wedding.
Stanley Stewart tours the magnificent art sites of the mysterious Arnhemland Dreamtime in Australia’s Northern Territory, only narrowly escaping with his life.
The call to ban photographic entries using bait begs the question: what is baiting wildlife photographers? Is it the reward of capturing an incredible image, or of immersing oneself in the wild?
The United Nations have declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development – we asked PUREists to share what sustainable tourism means to them and how they’re living up to the ethos.
Download our first ever trend report, featuring insights from the PURE Press Roundtable.
Hear Senior Editor at Condé Nast Traveler US Paul Brady give us his prediction for the next big trend in experiential travel.
Get the inside track on what’s coming next for experiential travel from Porter’s Travel Director, Catherine Fairweather.
Founder of SUITCASE Magazine Serena Guen shares her predictions for how tech innovations will impact travel trends.
Get the lowdown on emerging travel trends from freelance travel writer Debbie Pappyn.
Hear what Condé Nast Traveler China Features Editor Guannan Huang had to say at the 2016 PURE Press Roundtable.
Is anything really new? Hear Founder & CEO of Fathom Pavia Rosati’s take on the next big trend in experiential travel.