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9 Unexpected Destinations for Travelers Looking to Relax According to Taschen

@SamShankman

Jan 30, 2014 10:30 am

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The breadth of destinations and type of accommodations featured in this book makes it a treat in comparison to the staid and unoriginal lists released by traditional travel magazines each year.

— Samantha Shankman

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Casa Zinc is a boutique hotel in Punta del Este Uruguay. It Each of the guest rooms has a different look and feel from design studio to college dorm.

Fabriken Futilen is a small hotel on the Swedish island of Gotland. The hotel has 18 guest rooms, two of which are hermit cabins for guests that prefer to relax alone.

Amangiri is a luxury resort in Canyon Point, Utah. The restor is located in the middle of a protected valley and a 25-minute drive from the nearest town.

Endémico is located in the Mexican village of Valle de Guadalupe. The property was designed by a local team to incorporate Mexican culture and arts. Twenty luxury cabins have views of the surrounding valleys and wineries.

The Cap Estel Hotel is located on the Mediterranean Sea in Èze between Nice and Monaco.

Golden Rock Inn is home to 11 guest cottages on the Caribbean island of Nevis. The inn is more nature than housing with just a few buildings spread across 100 acres of hillside.

The Capri Suite is a small boutique hotel located in the center of Anacapri, Italy.

The Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is located in one of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world. Guests at the Abu Dhabi resort can ride camels over sun soaked dunes, swim in a freeform pool, and observe desert wildlife.

Fujiya Inn is a 350-year-old ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, that was renovated by well-known architect Kengo Kuma. The inn is located a three-hour bullet train raise from Tokyo.

The cover of Volume I of Taschen’s new book “100 Getaways Around the World” by Margit J. Mayer.

The allure of large glossy travel photos has faded as more travelers turn to social media to inspire their wanderlust.

But photography remains one of most important elements to picking a destination or hotel no matter the medium.

German art book publisher Taschen is releasing a book this March with 100 of the world’s most beautiful and relaxing getaways. The accommodations included in the two-volume collection, 100 Getaways Around the World, range from small inns to luxury resorts.

A few of the unique properties featured are hillside cottages on the small Caribbean island of Nevis, a resort isolated in a Utah valley, and cabins that overlook a Mexican winery.

There are also safari camps in the Botswana savanna and houses for hermits on a small Swedish island.

The hotels were selected based on their style, location, and experience based on price.

We received a sneak peek at the hotels included in the book and included images for 9 of the mouth watering properties above.

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