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Iconic British brands Land Rover and luxury travel specialist Abercrombie & Kent have recently partnered to offer guests the founding ethos of both companies – a spirit of adventure. The exclusive and bespoke self-drive travel journeys provide guests an opportunity to explore landscapes and parts of the world in style and comfort. Several unforgettable experiences are available to choose from, offering guests the opportunity to explore landscapes, view wildlife, and meet the local communities away from the usual and saturated tourist circuits. Under the guidance of an expert instructor, travelers with an adventurous spirit will have the opportunity to explore the world’s wildest and most scenic destinations, sitting behind the wheel of a state-of-the-art, all-terrain Land Rover vehicle, whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of extraordinary destinations, and the finest accommodations. watch the video

Learn more from Land Rover, or book now at Abercrombie & Kent
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Would you love to wake up with the ice cold view of a northern European National Park? The Iso Syote Hotel in Finland proposes just that. A hotel suite, located in the southern wing of the building, with a 360º degree full view, even the roof is made of glass so that you won´t miss out on anything! You will feel really connected to nature´s surroundings. This amazing suite is divided in two floors, downstairs you can find the living room with a nice fireplace, and a bathroom that includes a sauna. It also has a tree that grows in the middle of it, and its branches grow up to the 2nd floor, there you can find the bedroom, and a Jacuzzi, to relax as you enjoy the amazing forest views. There are a lot of activities the hotel also provides for you, snowmobiles and husky safaris, reindeer watching, observing the northern lights, or even spending an overnight at an iglu. This could very well be an unforgettable retreat with that special someone…
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Need to chill? If so you have to check in this Swedish Icehotel. Located in the northern part of the country, in a small village that goes by the name of Jukkasjärvi, the hotel is rebuilt every year, this is going to be it´s 25th edition. They get about 50 000 visitors per season, most of them go for the tranquility and to see the amazing northern lights. The hotel is built using 1000 tons of ice they get from the Torne river and about 30,000 tons of snice (a mix of snow and ice). It´s built from November until December and is then used until mid April, when it melts away. It is beautiful and the fact that it´s ephemeral makes it so much more interesting, in fact it´s design changes each year making each season unique. There are about 100 people involved in the process, most of them are invited artists, dedicated to the special design of the hotel. They only have about 65 rooms available so make sure you´re quick to book a visit!
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Golf lovers rejoice! The spectacular Coeur d´Alene Resort Golf Course (described by Golf Digest as "America’s Most Beautiful Resort Golf Course") provides an unmatched waterfront golf experience, a floating green! Secluded in a valley of tall pines and sloping hills of Northern Idaho´s Lake Coeur d´Alene, the beautiful golf course is reached in a sleek mahogany boat, and besides plenty of incredible views and meticulously manicured fairways, the one-of-a-kind round includes the finest challenge – the famous floating 14th, a man-made island that changes location!

Also check out this spectacular Floating Cinema in Thailand
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Had enough of the hectic city life? Looking for a place to reconnect with nature? Check out Candlewood Cabins, a natural get-a-way experience in Wisconsin. The unique getaway retreat is hidden deep in the Ocooch Mountains, surrounded by nature, and offers several cabins that come with all the comforts of home, and are filled with simple pleasures, such as enjoying a wood-burning stove, a soothing bath, cozy up to the fire, or simply star gaze. A magical place that leaves the stress of daily life far behind...
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Gather your friends and escape to the ultimate snow playground, the Baldface Lodge. At Baldface there´s no waiting for lifts and you never have to worry about competing for fresh tracks. Located in the heart of Canada´s Selkirk Mountains lays this remote lodge surrounded by 32,000 acres of skiable terrain, open bowls, peaks, perfectly spaced trees and 500+ inches of untouched powder. A quick 10-minute helicopter ride transports guests to the Lodge for 3 and 4-day all-inclusive, guided skiing and boarding trips. For all you pros, Baldface also offers an exclusive private Cat so you’re guaranteed to be pushed to your limits. watch the video

photos by Nick Diamond
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If you are heading over to Finland on vacations and are looking for a unique place to spend a few adventurous days, check out the Saunalautta, a floating sauna houseboat that is now available for rent. Built out of recycled wood, the raft features a bedroom with four bunks, and a hot steamy sauna on the lower level, on the top level you´ll find a rooftop observation deck, a barbecue, and hammocks, making it the perfect place to unwind on the water with friends. A small outboard motor is used to power the vessel.

Check out the floating sauna’s Facebook page for more information.
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Feel like a winter adventure? Arctic Trucks Experience is a company that specializes in organizing self-drive tours in Iceland. They offer various tours, depending on how many days you want to travel and how challenging you want the trip to be, guaranteeing an experience of a lifetime in the remote areas of Iceland. You and your friends do all the driving, behind the wheel of one of their specialized super trucks, modified and equipped with all the gear you will need to tackle the demanding and challenging environments. watch the video
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Searching for a unique and thrilling outdoor experience? Every year, an eclectic mix of thrill-seekers get together at the International Highline Meeting in Monte Piana, high up in the northern Italian Alps, for an unique experience strung hundreds of feet above the ground. If you´re interested in joining these adventurous folks, you can head over to their website for more information, the registration fee costs $40 and includes access to the lines, tent place, breakfast, insurance for the whole event, spoon, fork, knife, cup, and a highline meeting t-shirt. If heights are not your thing, you can simply admire the mind-blowing photos after the jump.

(Photos by: Sebastian Wahlhuetter Photography)
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The mind-blowing Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives is a 5-star exclusive resort, spread idyllically along a pristine beach and serene lagoon. The award-winning resort features 64 impressive villas that boast crisp linens, warm wooden patios, and private infinity pools,. You can also opt to stay at the Rehendi Presidential Suite, a spectacular, one of a kind, 500 square meter water villa, with a 18m fresh water pool overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. Someone is going to have to eventually drag you out of this magical retreat...

More amazing Resorts in the Maldives
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Located at the north-eastern entrance of Beirut, B018 is a spectacular nightclub designed by Bernard Khoury (same genius that designed the amazing NBK Residence). B018 is one of Beirut´s most popular nightclubs and has been voted several times by Wallpaper Magazine as one of the best clubs in the world. B018 is shaped like a coffin, and looks like an old bomb shelter, but under what looks like a gloomy parking lot, lays a glamorous nightclub. The unassuming metal facade is equipped with a massive hydraulic apparatus that articulates the infamous retractable roof which gives revellers a mind-blowing night-time view of the stars and city lights.
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Today´s dreamy escape is located in Noonu Atoll, a handful of unspoiled green islands protected from the ocean by a large coral reef in the Maldives. The preserved and exclusive exotic oasis features opulent vegetation and is surrounded by pristine turquoise waters that house a dazzling sampling of multicolor fish, rays and sea turtles. The luxurious Cheval Blanc Randheli resort has a contemporary yet indigenous architecture and offers guests several breathtaking sleeping options including beach villas and some impressive water villas complete with a private infinity pool gazing over the infinite turquoise horizon.
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AKA, the innovative brand of luxury extended stay accommodations, are known for providing guests with curated, life-enriching experiences while away from home. They are now offering the possibility to stay at an Airstream trailer outfitted with AKA signature comforts and luxury. The luxury mobile suite is available for a five-day California coast road trip and guests can choose to experience anything from surfing to ocean kayaking and whale watching, wine tastings, spa treatments, botanical hikes, bike paths, yoga, stargazing and canyon concerts, etc…

Rates for the AKA Mobile Suite start at approximately $6,000 for the five-day journey up the coast.
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Kandolhu is an exquisite Maldives resort located on the island of Kandolhu. The magical island features white sandy beaches and is home to one of the most pristine, colourful and lively house reef in the Maldives. At the stunning resort you can stay at one of the lavish water villas with access to the beautiful Indian Ocean at your doorstep. All villas feature local architecture with modern interiors and are equipped with the the latest in hi-tech features. The ideal retreat for honeymooners. 
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Norman Carr Safaris are know as Zambia´s original safari company, founded by Norman Carr who pioneered walking safaris, rightly described as the ultimate way to experience the African wilderness. The company offers six camps including the "wildly luxurious” Chinzombo, compromised of six villas all with own private plunge pool, cooled sleeping areas, and massive bathroom with luxurious spa amenities. Norman Carr Safaris is one of the Eco tourism safari founders and have been leading the way in responsible tourism in Zambia for over 60 years.
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Bambu Indah is a radically distinctive eco-luxury boutique hotel in Ubud, on the Indonesian island of Bali. At the unique escape you can stay at one of the magical antique Java homes comforted by the luxury and service of an intimate hotel. The resort offers upscale facilities in a gorgeous riverfront setting of rice paddies and scenic cascades, you can swim in a natural swimming pool so fresh you’ll share it with small fish, melt away with a Balinese massage, or indulge yourself with the best traditional cuisine available in Bali. The rustic, chic retreat has managed to retain the laid back atmosphere of simply going to stay with friends.
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Chicago´s latest heart racing attraction just opened at more than a thousand feet in the air of the John Hancock Center. Tilt is an eight person glass enclosure that tilts visitors forward for a unique perspective of the citys The Magnificent Mile. Visitors to Chicago will now be able to experience unsurpassable views whilst the platform slowly moves outward to an adventurous angle above the Windy City. That´s if you can stomach it. watch the video of Tilt in action.
via: Red Eye Chicago, Chicago Tribune

If you enjoy heights, check out the Ledge (also in Chicago) and the amazing Edge Walk at the CN Tower, Toronto.
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Four Seasons have announced their new ultra luxurious private jet. The customized Boeing 757 will take up to 52 guests guests around the world on bespoke journeys. The next 24-day exclusive around the world tour booked for February 2015 is almost sold out and will take guests to nine of Four Seasons Hotels spread across the world, including exotic stops at Hawaii, Bora Bora, Sydney, Bali, Thailand and India. Trip will cost $119,000 a person. You can learn more about past Around the World by Private Jet experiences on Four Seasons Magazine. watch the video
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