The most unique places to stay around the world

If you like nothing better than journeying to rural locales that are beyond the beaten path — places that are out of the way or overlooked by mainstream travellers here are the most extraordinary places to stay around the world guaranteed to please even the most hardened travel snobs out there…

Malibu Airstream Trailer

Stripped down and past its aluminum studs, this vintage beauty has been redesigned into a large studio with three large frameless glass panels that slide open to a huge cantilevered deck with unrivaled views of County Line beach, the Channel islands, Catalina and Deer creek canyon.

Low impact Eco Villa Patagonia

Situated in a private reserve overlooking Torres del Paine National Park, Awasi Patagonia has just 12 guest villas and a main lodge. Each villa is assigned with a private guide and 4WD vehicle so guests can explore Patagonia at their own pace, visiting where they want, when they want.

Private Island Ecolodge Nicaragua

Jicaro Island is one of the Isletas (small islands) in Lake Nicaragua, designed as an eco-lodge with low negative impact on the environment and high positive impact on the local community. Jicaro is a secluded island getaway, ideal for an out of the ordinary sustainable and luxury vacation travel.

Adventure Outpost in British Columbia

Set at the foothills of Mount Stephens along the Great Bear Rainforest coastline of British Columbia, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an exclusive fly-fishing and wilderness adventure destination. Founded more than 30 years ago, the resort is a mecca for anglers, mariners and adventurers alike. With the use of Helicopters and Boats, Nimmo Bay customizes adventure holidays to match anyone’s wildest desires.

Legendary Mountain Den Alaska

The Don Sheldon Mountain House may be the world’s most spectacularly situated cabin. Perched on a 4.9-acre rock and ice-covered outcrop located at the 5,800-foot level, in the middle of the Don Sheldon Amphitheater just above the Ruth Gorge, it is surrounded on all sides by towering granite walls and glaciers flowing off the flanks of Denali, less than 10 miles away. It’s used primarily from March through October by photographers, skiers, mountaineers, and anyone who wants to get far away from the world.

Gorgeous stone house on the edge of nature, Turkey

“The Edge”. The name says it all, as you’ll feel like you’re at the Earth’s edge. Your home will be a cozy stone house, mixed with the endless sky and the extraordinary blue of the Mediterranean, atop a cliff overlooking a magnificent, serpentine scene.

Unique designer hotel, Iceland

The hotel’s location relative to the “Golden Circle” route makes ION the perfect base from which to explore Iceland’s rich heritage, diverse flora and fauna, and opportunities for extreme adventures. Guests can enjoy Hengill volcanic area, Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station, the river Öxará, Gullfoss waterfall, the hot springs area of Geysir, the Kerið crater and many other natural wonders; just to name a few.

Luxury Tent Camp, Utah, USA

Under Canvas Moab is located on 40 acres 7 miles north of Moab, Utah, just moments away from the entrance to both Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. With views across the desert towards Arches, the camp blends into its dramatic surroundings where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense power.

Intimate Island Retreat, Indonesia

Nihiwatu is an intimate island retreat where ancient tribal culture uniquely forms the backdrop to an experience of unregulated freedom, understated luxury and unforgettable memories. They call it “the edge of wildness” and with good reason. Perched on the dramatic coastline of the Indonesian island of Sumba (a one-hour flight from Bali), Nihiwatu offers an exotic combination of remote location and understated hedonism.

Adventurous ship exploring, Iceland

With captain Sigurdur Jonsson as your trusted compass, a pair of steal-hulled, arctic sailboats underfoot, and an intoxicating arctic landscape on your horizon, there are few experiences on this planet that so beautiful mix adventure, comfort, and a yearning for exploration like the Aurora and the Arktika. The northwestern coast of Iceland and the Forbidden Coast of East Greenland are your natural playgrounds, and Siggi will ensure any adventure on your fleet comes with a healthy dose of Icelandic lore and culture.

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Beth was born under a wandering star, with drama in her veins and ink in her pen. After stints studying theatre in Dublin and Utrecht she used her creative streak to see as much of the world as she could on as little money. She toured Italian Schools with a children's theatre troop, lived as an au-pair in both Rome and Washington DC, explored the British countryside, worked her way through much of Europe, Salsa'd in Cuba and road tripped down America's west coast where she discovered her spiritual home; Portland, Oregon. In between adventures she resides peacefully with her cat and ukulele amid the misty valleys and rolling hills of beautiful South Wales.

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