MEET THE MAVERICKS FROM 2017: HOW TO DO EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL AS WELL AS CHURCHILL WILD

4 -min. read We caught up with Churchill Wild, whose founder, Mike Reimer, won PURE's Experiential Travel Award in 2017. Find out how Mike and his team are moving travellers with their earth-shattering experiences – from walking safaris through polar bear–inhabited regions of northern Manitoba to snorkelling with wild beluga whales.

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HOW TO WIN AT ACHIEVEMENT TRAVEL

6 -min. read From skill learning to endurance-testing treks, find out how travellers’ psychogenic “Need for Achievement” – N-Ach for short – is driving their never-ending quest to tick self-gratifying activities off their bucket lists. James Davidson advises on how best to couple the warm glow of achievement with high-end hospitality.

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

6 -min. read 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

6 -min. read "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

3 -min. read 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

5 -min. read 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

5 -min. read 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

3 -min. read 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

9 -min. read 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

5 -min. read 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

10 -min. read 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

7 -min. read 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

3 -min. read Download our first ever trend report, featuring insights from the PURE Press Roundtable.

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TRAVEL TREND #4: HANDS-ON

4 -min. read 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

3 -min. read 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

4 -min. read 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

4 -min. read Get the lowdown on emerging travel trends from freelance travel writer Debbie Pappyn.

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TRAVEL TREND #5: SHARING ECONOMY

4 -min. read 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

3 -min. read 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

4 -min. read 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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