Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 127
ASK THE ADVISORS
WHERE WOULD YOU SEND PRINCE HARRY AND
MEGHAN MARKLE ON THEIR HONEYMOON?
"Knowing their first trip together was to Botswana, I'd take it full
circle and send them back. It's the perfect time of year to be there,
if they go right after their wedding. I'd have them stay at Belmond
Eagle Island Lodge, in the heart of the Okavango Delta, which
should be flooded, attracting many animals. To cap it off, I'd fly
them to the Seychelles, with as much or as little private touring
along the way as they'd like." - Lila Fox, New Orleans
"With just 40 villas and suites, Lizard Island [on Australia's Great
Barrier Reef] is an amazing destination with lots of seclusion.
They can have exclusive use of the Fascination III, Lizard Island's
51-foot private charter, and go scuba diving or fishing. If they catch
anything, the chef can prepare it for a private dinner." - Bowden
Sarrett, Mobile, Alabama
"They should hop the pond to Amangiri in Utah to embrace raw
desert beauty. With its easy access to many national parks, Meghan can show him the best of our country. They
can start the day with a hot-air balloon ride, taking in views of Lake Powell and Navajo Mountain, followed by massages in the resort's tranquil spa. This is true serenity and privacy." - Jessica Griscavage, McLean, Virginia
LENGTH OF THE ADDITION TO SILVERSEA'S SILVER
SPIRIT, WHICH RECENTLY MADE THE TREK TO A SHIPYARD IN PALERMO, WHERE IT WAS SLICED IN HALF TO
ACCOMMODATE THE ADDITION OF ITS NEW SECTION.
IT RESUMES SAILING THIS MONTH.
(MEGHAN AND HARRY) STEVE BACK/GETTY IMAGES
IF YOU'RE GOING TO ...
BANGKOK ("Bangkok's New
Shine," page 58): Watch The King
and I (1956) - the fictional account of a real-life schoolteacher
who moved to Bangkok to teach
the royal children and (in the film)
had a love affair with the king.
TUSCANY ("Family-Style Italian,"
COPENHAGEN ("Great Danish,"
page 104): Give teen travelers
a copy of Jenna Evans Welch's
Love & Gelato, a breezy YA novel
chronicling high school student
Lina's summer of adventure and
discovery in Italy.
page 62): The 2013 three-part
René Redzepi: A Work in Progress
comprises a cookbook, the
chef's journal from a year at the
original Noma, and a collection
of candid snapshots.
"The Skytrain and the
subway are fantastic
ways to travel around
clean, efficient, easy
to navigate, inexpensive, and air-conditioned. If you'd like to
leisurely move along
the Chao Phraya
River, take a river
taxi. Uber is a great
way to get around, as
well - taxis can be
a challenge to find,
especially during rush
hour. When you go
out, be sure to carry
your hotel's business
card with the address
written in Thai."
- Tom and Lora Chongruk,
Virtuoso travel advisors,
GIVING BACK IN AFRICA
Tour company andBeyond has
launched a new trio of philanthropy-focused trips in South Africa,
Kenya, and Tanzania. The 10- and
12-day "travel with purpose"
itineraries cater to visitors who
want their safaris with a healthy
dose of doing good. Activities
range from rhino notching in
South Africa (helping a veterinary
team notch a sedated rhino's ear
for ID and tracking purposes) to
adopting an elephant and meeting students from a leadership
academy in Kenya, and visiting
lion-conservation and community health programs in Tanzania.
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