THE BIRDS-EYE VIEW OF RIO IS WORTH JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE FOR

Stanley Stewart faces his fears and tries out the marmite of experiential pastimes: hang-gliding. Understand the thrill and join him on his descent over the beautiful plains of Rio.

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ON THE EDGE OF REASON

"Embarking on an adventure is a form of release. When your most immediate concerns are to keep warm, save fuel and pack enough food, there is little space for extraneous thoughts."

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THE ART OF THE EXPERIENCE

Gone are the days of stock art on hotel walls: Emma Love investigates the retreats where art is part of the experience.

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THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURER

The Extraordinary Adventure Club isn’t a ‘travel brand’ per se; rather, founder Calum Morrison's vision is to use travel as one facet of a comprehensive personal development programme. Ahead of his talk at MATTER this September, Katie Palmer caught up with him to find out more.

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HIDING OUT IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AT DUNTON HOT SPRINGS

Discover the slow life in Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado, a former gold mining town nestled deep in the Rockies and the best-kept secret in the US.

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WITHOUT A TRACE: THE TREND FOR TRAVELLING AS IF IT NEVER HAPPENED

Emma Love investigates the trend of tourism without leaving a trace, from sustainable temporary camps to experiential trips that appear never to have happened at all.

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LIFE ON THE (FLOE) EDGE: AN ARCTIC SAFARI IN THE POLAR DESERT

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.

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THE MOST ROMANTIC PLACE IN ROMANTIC RAJASTHAN

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.

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LODGE LIFE: THREE FAMILY-RUN OPERATIONS IN REMOTE NORTH AMERICA SHARE THE TRIUMPHS AND TRAVAILS

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.

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FACE-TO-FACE: TRACKING GORILLAS IN THE CONGO BASIN

Debbie Pappyn travels with Odzala Discovery Camps in the jungle heart of Congo-Brazzaville on the search for the elusive Gorilla gorilla gorilla.

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TRENDS MATTER: TRAVEL EDITORS REVEAL THE TRENDS THAT ARE BIG NEWS FOR 2017

Download our first ever trend report, featuring insights from the PURE Press Roundtable.

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TRAVEL TREND #4: HANDS-ON

Hear Senior Editor at Condé Nast Traveler US Paul Brady give us his prediction for the next big trend in experiential travel.

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TRAVEL TREND #2: SAFE HAVENS

Get the inside track on what's coming next for experiential travel from Porter's Travel Director, Catherine Fairweather.

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TRAVEL TREND #6: VIRTUAL REALITY

Founder of SUITCASE Magazine Serena Guen shares her predictions for how tech innovations will impact travel trends.

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TRAVEL TREND #3: BACK TO BASICS

Get the lowdown on emerging travel trends from freelance travel writer Debbie Pappyn.

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TRAVEL TREND #5: SHARING ECONOMY

Hear what Condé Nast Traveler China Features Editor Guannan Huang had to say at the 2016 PURE Press Roundtable.

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TRAVEL TREND #7: TRAVEL UNPLUGGED

Is anything really new? Hear Founder & CEO of Fathom Pavia Rosati's take on the next big trend in experiential travel.

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TRAVEL TREND #1: TRANSFORMATIONAL TRAVEL

Editor-in-Chief of Travel Weekly and Press Roundtable moderator Arnie Weissman gives his prediction for the next big trend in experiential travel.

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HANGING WITH THE MAASAI

Stanley Stewart embarks on a trek in Kenya's Loita Hills with a group of Maasai elders, getting their take on bachelor life.

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A DESIGN STATE OF MIND

Design is just a state of mind according to Yatzer’s Costas Voyatzis, as he takes us through the true meaning of mindfulness when applied to travel experiences.

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