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Tacos Cala

San Francisco
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Slow-Stewed Tacos at Tacos Cala, San Francisco
This fall, near her seafood-centric Cala, Mexico City chef Gabriela Cámara will open a taqueria that serves tacos de guisado (slow-stewed fillings). This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
Slow-Stewed Tacos at Tacos Cala, San Francisco
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Minero

Charleston
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It's All in the Tortilla at Minero in Charleston
Sean Brock tested 40 types of corn for his hand-ground masa at the casual Minero. The Southern star chef loves pork, so don’t miss the carnitas tacos. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
It's All in the Tortilla at Minero in Charleston
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Empellon al Pastor

New York
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Tacos al Pastor in New York at Empellon al Pastor
Alex Stupak’s latest Manhattan spot is an ode to the pork-filled taco al pastor. The chef shipped a custom grinder from L.A. to make tortillas in house. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
Tacos al Pastor in New York at Empellon al Pastor
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Hotel on North

Pittsfield
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Experience the Berkshires at Hotel on North, Massachusetts
Hotel on North gives culture pilgrims to the Berkshires a civilized base for making the rounds at Tanglewood, the Barrington Stage Company, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The architectural bones of the 1880s building— tin ceilings, exposed brick walls—are complemented by locally built furniture. And the minibars of the 45 rooms are stocked with Berkshires-made goodies. From $179. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
Experience the Berkshires at Hotel on North, Massachusetts
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Drake Devonshire

Prince Edward
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Retreat like an Artist at Canada's Drake Devonshire
Two hours east of Toronto in rural Prince Edward County, the just-opened 13-room Drake Devonshire feels like an artist’s retreat in the woods. An in-house curator taps local and international talents for permanent and rotating art installations, while a mess hall–inspired dining room and a fire pit on the inn’s grassy shoreline add a bit of summer camp nostalgia. Plus, you can dine and drink with views of Lake Ontario. From $229. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
Retreat like an Artist at Canada's Drake Devonshire
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Sausage Tree Camp

Luangwa
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Zambezi National Park in Style at Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia
Snuggled into the camp’s eight Bedouin-style tents with decks overlooking the Zambezi River, guests fall asleep to the snorts of hippos. Each group gets its own guide and can choose to go on a game drive or a walking safari in search of elephants, hyenas, lions, and leopards. But what Sausage Tree does best is canoe excursions, which float past “Hippo Alley” along the Chifungulu Channel. The Zambezi is also home to some of the best fresh­water sportfishing in the world: Plan to be on the water casting for tiger fish at sunset, with a G&T at hand. From $675, all-inclusive. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
Zambezi National Park in Style at Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia
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Nomad Tanzania Nduara Loliondo

Ngorongoro
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Live with Locals at Nomad Tanzania
The local culture gets as much attention as the wildlife at Nduara Loliondo. Open December through April, the camp sits on private Masai land in the eastern Serengeti. In a nod to the nomadic culture of the Masai, the lounge and dining tents are designed like yurts, while the six domed sleeping tents, done up in sheepskin and leather, reflect the style of the Meru people. On a walking safari, you might track cheetah prints. But the real highlight is interacting with your neighbors, the Masai. Try to visit during a goat orpul to join a feast pairing roast goat with drinks made from cow’s blood and milk. From $625. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
Live with Locals at Nomad Tanzania
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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

Jambiani
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Kite-Surfing and Beachside Lounging in Zanzibar
Calm waters and year-round winds have made the southeast coast of Zanzibar a hot spot for kite surfing. To mix the action with some pampering, book a stay at White Sand, an 11 villa resort with its own kite-surfing school. (June to September and December to March bring the best conditions.) When your muscles get weary, the spa can help with products made with local seaweed and coconut. Spice-farm tours and village visits provide a taste of Zanzibar’s culture. For a token of your trip, keep an eye out for the baskets and bags woven from strips of date palms called ukili. From $700. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
Kite-Surfing and Beachside Lounging in Zanzibar
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Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp

Zagora Province
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Adventure Camping at Erg Chigaga in the Sahara, Morocco
In the western Sahara Desert, surrounded by red dunes, Erg Chigaga could be mistaken for a campsite on Mars. The remoteness is part of the appeal. A day might start with a camel ride followed by a picnic beneath a tamarix tree, then drinks atop some of Morocco’s highest dunes. After dinner, guests gather around the fire to listen to Berber ballads sung to the beat of goatskin drums. Tents have solar-powered lighting, wall-to-wall rugs, duvet-covered beds, and en suite bathrooms. Buckets of water take the place of showers. This is the desert, after all. From $254, all-inclusive. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
Adventure Camping at Erg Chigaga in the Sahara, Morocco
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Leobo Private Reserve

Nylstroom
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Visit the South African Neverland at Leobo Private Reserve
If Neverland were set in South Africa, it would look like this. A three-hour drive north of Johannesburg, the Reserve’s 23,000 acres contain eight cottages that can sleep 18, making it ideal for families. Your group has the run of the place, and the motto is: “You can do anything--just ask.” Sleep in a tree house above a hippo hangout. See giraffes, wildebeests, and zebras by ATV, horseback, or helicopter. Go fishing, shoot clay pigeons, even don a space suit for a “star safari” at the on-site observatory. From $2,790, all-inclusive, based on eight adults. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
Visit the South African Neverland at Leobo Private Reserve
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andBeyond Benguerra Island

Funhalouro
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Unbelievable Views at andBeyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique
The Instagram-worthy moments start with views of Bazaruto Marine National Park on the 15 minute flight from mainland Mozambique. From above, the white sand dunes look like swirls of frosting atop the turquoise sea, home to colorful coral reefs. Safari operator andBeyond’s new lodge reflects the Portuguese colonial influence on the island by featuring outdoor showers lined with hand-painted tiles and four-poster beds draped with white linen canopies. Verandas lead to outdoor dining areas perfect for enjoying the region’s famed prawns. From $695. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
Unbelievable Views at andBeyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique
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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Greater Hermanus
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The Ocean Big Five at Grootbos Reserve in South Africa
Grootbos sits on a stretch of coast famed for its fynbos, an incredibly diverse natural shrubland. Guests may see one of 765 plant species while hiking the property’s trails. The ocean’s “big five” are the other draw: Boat trips from Walker Bay seek out seals, sharks, penguins, dolphins, and June through December, whales. Rooms are peaceful, set against ancient milkwood trees or fynbos gardens, and the restaurant is good enough that Cape Towners will drive two hours for a meal. Before you head home, plant a tree as part of the lodge’s Future Trees Project. You’ll get the GPS coordinates so you can find it on your next visit. From $226. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
The Ocean Big Five at Grootbos Reserve in South Africa
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