JET SET EXPERIENCES: Viva Mexico! TEQUILA TRACKING

Visit to the agave fields with El Jimador! Learn how agave is harvested (still by hand, no machinery), visit a distillery, and enjoy an informative tequila tasting. Bottle your own tequila blend to sip and savor with a special someone back home. Hike or horseback ride to the postcard-perfect Tequila Volcano, and don’t miss the town of Tequila, rich in history and culture.

To create your own Tequila experience please contact Cally Pirrung.

JET SET EXPERIENCES: Viva Mexico! Haute Openings

Montage Los Cabos. Located on the sweeping shores of Santa Maria Bay, this stylish new 39-acre property (opening May 2018) will feature 122 expansive guest rooms and suites and 52 Montage Residences. Think amazing views, six pools, and walk-up access to the region’s top swimming, diving, and snorkeling. Don’t miss the new Spa Montage and several inspired dining venues.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Los Cabos at Costa Palmas. Contemporary and chic, this oceanfront community (opening early 2019) is poised to become one of the hottest openings in Los Cabos. Expect 145 rooms overlooking the Sea of Cortés. Amenities include the private Yacht Cove, a marina with slips that accommodate 250-foot boats, and a Robert Trent Jones II golf course.

To book your stay at these hot properties contact Melissa Pugh.

Featured Image - Montage Los Cabos

JET SET EXPERIENCES: Into Africa! UNPLUGGED vs. CONNECTED

Some of us want to be completely unplugged while in the bush, while others want—or need—to have WiFi access. Several camps don’t offer WiFi by design, yet a surprising amount of camps have service in the middle of the bush, albeit intermittent or at designated areas. We’ll give you the lowdown on powering up.

STAY CONNECTED
The aforementioned Singita Sasakwa features in-room phones, high-speed WiFi, air conditioning, and every modern comfort needed while on safari. And the Ol Malo Lodge in Kenya’s Northern Laikipia Province was another favorite. Owner-operated by the Francombe family, Andrew Francombe’s father was born and raised in Kenya. For 23 years he managed a 100,000-acre ranch before buying Ol Malo, which has uniquely designed rooms, pools, and activities for the entire family. The Francombe family passionately supports the Samburu tribe, be it schools, work, medical attention, and creating a beading workshop.

STAY UNPLUGGED
At the aforementioned Alex Walker’s Serian Camp in Kenya, the property decidedly keeps guests unplugged and in the present.

WOW FACTOR
Instagram envy is a given while on safari. But in addition to your iPhone, pack a real camera. And if not, several resorts offer cameras on loan and even tutorials from pros on how to frame The Big 5. And, don’t miss Ole Malo’s helicopter trips — the ultimate thrill in navigating Kenya’s landscape!

CONTACT
Melissa Pugh

Photo credit: Singita