Spotlight: Chic Retreats, Off the Beaten Path

Here are some of our favorite places that you never thought you’d travel on this week’s Spotlight: 

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Okeanos Luxury Villas 

Have you ever wanted to stay at a hotel that was a bit more under the radar, somewhere luxurious, where you could also truly escape? Well, stop all of your researching and look no further! We are very proud to announce the best kept secret in all of travel history — Chic Retreats, a collection of boutique hotels around the world that puts the excitement back into travel. These hidden gems are all about the little luxuries; Whether you want to stay in a small hotel, a luxury villa, or a B&B, Chic Retreats has got you covered.

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Riad AnaYela

Riad AnaYela: This 300-year old palace is the epitome of Moroccan culture, with a story so incredible, it just had to be carved onto the walls of the actual riad. There is also a magical rooftop terrace where you can take a trip on a flying carpet or eat traditional Moroccan food in an authentic nomad tent. #Culture

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The Art of Travel: Wanderable Chooses the Winning Twenty20 Photo

Drumroll please… The winner of the Wanderable/Twenty20 Photo Contest is: Steven Potter!

First of all may we say how in awe we are of everyone who submitted photos to our Wanderable/Twenty20 contest. The photos we saw truly moved us and made us want to crawl in your suitcase and go everywhere with you! The winner (who gets to enjoy a Wanderable trip to Napa, California) was ultimately Seattle-based Steven Potter, with this photo of a seaside Seattle cove at dusk:

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The reason why we fell in love with this photo? It has an original point of view: Steven took the photo through a piece of driftwood. He’s on the outside looking in on a moment between two people. Wanderable is all about helping couples share memorable experiences together, and Steven’s point of view is a great allegory for helping couples craft & capture moments. It tells a story: This couple is exploring an unknown location, and their appearance and body language tells us they’re adventuring.  One is in the stereotypical explorer stance with one hand above the brow. We feel like this really captures everything we’re about: people, traveling, exploring, etc., and for his a reward he’ll travel to Napa and indulge in a vacation, on us.

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