This month, we pay tribute to the men in our lives. Our very own Fernando Gonzalez talks about the importance of travel and, of course, family. Also in this edition, we delve into things men like to do. Is your favorite guy a thrill seeker who prefers to drive down the French Riviera in a classic car or is he the laid back type who would be just as happy indulging at a luxe cigar lounge? We share with you some places our F1S men love: Luxury hotels with unique and stylish cigar lounges and a spectacular golf getaway in Italy.
Our expanding luxury leisure division has been globe-trotting through six continents to pick our favorite destinations for 2014. If you’re looking for adventure, experiential travel, and luxury family getaways, here’s where we recommend exploring. We’ll handcraft the journey for you:
Kangaroo Island + Barossa Valley, Australia – South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is considered the country’s Galapagos Islands, with spectacular native wildlife. Pair the visit with a luxury stay in Barossa Valley, where some of the world’s finest wines are produced.
Malawi – Lake Malawi is one of the world’s best fresh water diving destinations. Still under the tourist radar, this tiny nation dubbed the “Heart of Africa” also enables visitors to see the Big Five on safari while avoiding crowds.
Paracas, Peru – Desert meets beach and mystery in southern Peru. Charter a plane to explore the Nazca Lines, the famous ancient desert geoglyphs. Then savor dinner in a desert tent while being lulled by ocean waves in the distance.
Seychelles – One of the world’s most romantic hideaways, this archipelago nation of 115 islands makes you feel as if you’ve landed on your own private slice of paradise – with butlers! The luxe resorts are experts in pampering.
Pipa, Brazil – While World Cup fever is making Brazil super hot this year, off-the-beaten path lovers will savor this remote fishing village. A popular Belgian and Portuguese colony, it’s also a dolphin and sea turtle sanctuary with an immaculate 1.2 mile stretch of postcard-perfect beaches.