Luxury Hotels

The podcast revolution for luxury travel

Indagare Travel, led by CEO/founder and journalist Melissa Biggs Bradley – above – launches a podcast series allowing entrepreneurs and activists, authors and filmmakers, designers and tastemakers who tell stories about the paths and passions they’ve followed, the places they love and the profound ways in which the people we meet through our travels shape our lives and our perspectives. Kicking off with the Lockdown Series, Indagare Global Conversations examines how COVID-19 may change travel and celebrates the role travel plays in discovering yourself and your purpose—finding yourself by going somewhere else.

“As a passionate traveler, what I immediately missed the most, when we first found ourselves in lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis, was connecting with people,” says Bradley. “For me, the greatest discoveries, when I distill travel down to its essence, come from meeting new people and hearing new perspectives. So I reached out to some of the extraordinary people I have met through my travels, who have spent their lives seeking and exploring. Many of them have spent their lifetimes moving between cultures and interests and they remind us of the possibilities of what life can be. And we share the belief,” adds Bradley, “that travel truly is a gift that influences who we are and who we are meant to become.”

In the first episodes of the series, Melissa sits down with designer India Hicks, who opens up about the anxieties of parenting in a COVID bubble and island life lessons learned, from the Bahamas; gets advice on love and healing, harnessing the good in grief and the benefits of practicing patience from author, Omega Institute founder and Oprah advisor Elizabeth Lesser in New York’s Hudson Valley; hears tales of tracking big cats in Botswana, saving rhinos (and a harrowing, life-threatening encounter with a buffalo) with award-winning National Geographic Society Explorers-in-residence and filmmakers and conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert in South Africa; and finds out from Love India’s Fiona Caulfield, what it’s like to fall in love with a destination—and relocate there. Coming soon: Hotelier, architect and designer Meryanne Loum-Martin, travel writer Paul Theroux, Cabana Editor Martina Mondadori, filmmaker and activist Nadine Labaki, Napa Valley’s Bill and Deborah Harlan, Christopher Kostow, Executive Chef of the three-Michelin star Restaurant at Meadowood, former Hollywood executive and Cambodia Children’s Fund founder Scott Neeson, Vogue’s Rickie de Sole, fashion designer Anna Trzebinski and more. Find Indagare Global Conversations podcast is available for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher – new offerings will be announced on Indagare.com, in the community’s newsletter and on social media.

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Yes, podcasts are not only in but are IN. In a few days’ time, Girlahead launches its own unique podcast, bringing tales of the luxury hospitality industry of the world to those who want to know more.  Read about future design trends, wellness and fitness trends (is it really worth investing in a Technogym wellness case for every luxury hotel room?), food trends (ditch fine dining for burger and pizza offerings, now). Watch this space.