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Lindis Lodge

Surrounded by 2500 hectares of New Zealand's mountains and grasslands, the Lindis Lodge is the cushy way to get your adventure fix. The resort goes nearly undetected. Its wood plank roof blends into the landscape, peaking up from the Ahuriri Valley floor only to reveal walls of glazing. Lined with rich wood, the suites are a contemporary haven to unwind and gaze at the rugged surroundings. Speaking of the surroundings, the pristine lands of Ben Avon station are prime for activities like horse trekking, fly-fishing, and biking. For something a little more extreme, guests can go off-road in a 4WD buggy or take to the skies in a glider, flying around Mt. Cook and Milford Sound. After refueling on high-country Kiwi fare, visitors should head back outside with a glass of local wine and end the night with some world-class stargazing.

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Shinola Hotel

 Set in Downtown Detroit, the Shinola Hotel extends the brand's timeless style to the hospitality business. 129 guest rooms are spread over eight floors, including new construction and spaces that once served as stores. In addition to the expected Shinola products, you'll find marble tubs, terraces, and perhaps even a fireplace among the more than 50 room configurations. Also on-site are a public-accessible "living room", a mezzanine bar — named Saksy's, after the bar owned by partner Dan Gilbert's father — a ballroom, and a conservatory. Part of the company's ongoing investment in Detroit, the hotel is the cornerstone of a new development that is home to multiple eateries and shops, meaning you won't have far to go to find everything you need.

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Arctic Fox Igloos

Situated on the shores of Lake Ranuanjärvi, the Arctic Fox Igloos puts you front and centre for Finland's nightly phenomenon. Rooms are located in a glass dome-like structure offering a kitchenette and double bed. Facing the lakeshore, each one is immersed in the arctic landscape while its remote setting makes it a prime location for viewing the Northern Lights. A timber box on the forest side of the cabin houses a bathroom and a private sauna. Although the views are surreal, there's plenty more to do than gaze into the snowy abyss. The property offers a series of arctic safaris where guests can explore the wilderness on snowmobiles, huskies, or reindeer. During the warmer months, take a fatbike tour of the Ranua forests, meet the local polar bears, or canoe across the lake right out your front door.

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Chameleon Villa

Just as its name implies, the Chameleon Villa disguises itself to blend into the lush Bali landscape. The home is built on a steep slope. Its concrete facade emerges from the mountainside like an ancient temple. Draped in greenery, its clean lines fade away. The interior draws inspiration from traditional Balinese architecture, comprising itself of multiple pavilions. Each one houses a different function, allowing them to flow freely or be closed off as desired. To further immerse the structure in the natural setting, floor-to-ceiling glazing lets in views of the surrounding forest in while also drawing guest out to a series of balconies and terraces.

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Freycinet Coastal Pavilions Will be Your Next Holiday

Some might have only heard of Tasmania by way of the little devil from Looney Tunes cartoons, but it’s so much more than that. Tasmania is an island-state of Australia, a land of awe-inspiring beauty and vast oceanic vistas, with huge national parks and untouched land. The Freycinet Lodge Pavilions are the perfect way to become immersed in the island’s immense forestry and incredible landscape.

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Airbnb Just Got Even Better

Airbnb has changed the way we travel, allowing us to find affordable places to stay just about anywhere on the planet. Of course, how those places turn out is often somewhat of a gamble. That’s why, for its 10th anniversary, Airbnb has launched Airbnb Plus. Starting with 2,000 homes in 13 cities, including Sydney and Melbourne, Airbnb Plus properties are personally inspected and verified against a 100-point checklist that covers everything from interior design to cleanliness and comfort, as well as amenities offered and ensures that hosts have a solid rating (4.8 stars or higher). To qualify for the Plus tier homes must have fully equipped kitchens and full-featured bathrooms, among many other features – even the speed of the WiFi is personally tested. 

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