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where next: adventure time

colombia
Latin America's new ecotourism outpost.
Colombia is a wonderland of biodiversity: One out of every ten species found in the world thrives here. After a half
century of civil war, a 2016 accord between the government and the jungle-based Revolutionary Armed Forces of
Colombia (FARC) has introduced a new era of peace to the country - great news for Colombians and sustainably
minded travelers. More than 50 parks and reserves once deemed war zones are reopening, revealing rainbow-hued
rivers and beautiful alpine lakes. Start your eco-exploration at Tayrona National Natural Park, where tropical cloud
forest tumbles down to the Caribbean, before heading inland to explore Ciudad Perdida's ninth-century ruins. Then
fly to Utría National Park on the country's west coast for treks through lush emerald forests, led by indigenous guides.
- Costas Christ, Virtuoso global strategist, sustainability

A Big Sur hike
payoff: McWay Falls.

big sur
Landslides damaged
roads and made Big
Sur's redwood forests
and cinematic coastline
largely inaccessible for
most of last year (Post
Ranch Inn helicoptered
guests in), but parts of
California's Highway 1
reopened in October,
ushering in the area's
newest addition. The
former Ventana Inn
& Spa reemerged as
the 59-room Ventana
Big Sur, with updated
accommodations, an
art gallery, 15 glamping
tents, and an activity
center offering beekeeping lessons and guided
photography treks. "I
love spending hours
hiking in Julia Pfeiffer
Burns State Park," says
San Francisco-based

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advisor Michelle Murré.
"The McWay Falls overlook, just under a mile
from the highway, is
one of its most beautiful
sights." Ventana doubles
from $675, including
breakfast daily and a
$100 hotel credit.

northern
iceland
Iceland's next big
attractions are far
from the famed Blue
Lagoon: inland to the
remote Fjallabak Nature
Reserve and north to
quiet coastal towns
such as Husavik. Travel
to the Land of Fire and
Ice is up fivefold since
2010, and Iceland is the
top emerging destination in Virtuoso's 2018
Luxe Report, an annual
trend survey of travel

advisors. The key to having untouched glaciers
and dramatic vistas to
yourself is to go beyond
the Ring Road, to areas
still relatively undiscovered by tourists. "Some
of the country's remote
wilderness areas don't
have signs or protective
measures for visitors,
so it's best to explore
them with a guide," says
Chicago-based travel
advisor Olya Kiriukhina.
One off-the-beaten-path
idea: Backroads' six-day
northern Iceland trip,
which includes hiking
along Eyjafjordur, whalewatching off the coast
of Husavik, and biking
through some of the
area's most charming
fishing villages. Departures: July 1, August 26,
and September 2;
from $4,798.

(BIG SUR) KORENA BOLDING SINNETT,
(COLOMBIA) ISTOCKPHOTO/GETTY IMAGES

GO: Big Five Tours & Expeditions, a leader in promoting peace through tourism in Colombia, can create a custom
coast-to-coast eco-adventure that includes the parks mentioned above, plus coffee plantations, colonial cities, and
more. Departures: Any day through 2018; from $400 per person per day.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018

Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018
Contents
Editor’s Note
Contributors
The Virtuoso Life
Virtuoso Reports
Passport
Bon Voyage
Suite Talk
Inspired By
City to Go
Interview
Bottle Service
On the Table
Dossier
In My Bag
Where Next
No Hurry at All
A Mediterranean Postcard
Faster, Bigger, Smarter, Bolder
Out & About
Local Culture
Souvenir
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Intro
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Cover2
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Editor’s Note
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Contributors
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - The Virtuoso Life
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Virtuoso Reports
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Passport
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Bon Voyage
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Suite Talk
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Inspired By
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - City to Go
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Interview
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Bottle Service
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - On the Table
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 79
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Dossier
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 81
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - In My Bag
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 85
Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Where Next
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - No Hurry at All
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - A Mediterranean Postcard
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Faster, Bigger, Smarter, Bolder
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Out & About
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Local Culture
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Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - Souvenir
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