"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death."
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Madikwe Safari Lodge - South Africa
Built in perfect harmony with the wild, breathtakingly beautiful natural surroundings, Madikwe Safari Lodge offers exclusive game lodge accommodation in the heart of South Africa’s stunning Madikwe Game Reserve. This family-run retreat consists of three different lodges, the largest of which boasts 12 beautiful suites with private plunge pools, outdoor showers and magnificent viewing decks. Interiors are appointed with rustic chic décor, reflecting the red, tawny hues of the African landscape.
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Secret Bay - Dominica, Carribean Islands
A stunning Caribbean playground set on the picturesque island of Dominica, Secret Bay boasts a wonderful collection of hilltop villas and bungalows which, in addition to their beautiful natural surroundings, offer the ultimate in privacy and sustainable luxury. Designed by award-winning architect Fruto Vivas, all accommodation units at this fabulous eco-friendly resort have been built in perfect harmony with the natural environment and appointed with elegant red cedar furnishings made by local craftsmen.
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“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
― Christopher McCandless