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Discovery Destinations is a collection of distinct, independent, destination properties — each positioned as a first-class experience for the elite traveler seeking an incomparable experience. From scuba diving to zip lining, plus everything in between, adventure is around every corner at Discovery Destinations.

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SHAKER VILLAGE

Harrodsburg, Kentucky, USA

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a 3,000-acre landmark destination in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, where outdoor adventures, historic discoveries and spirited hospitality greet each guest. By day, explore Shaker Village’s nature preserve, historic farm, charming architecture, Kentucky River and more. By night, stay in the comfort of The Inn, featuring more than 70 guest rooms, suites and private cottages spread throughout 13 historic Shaker Village buildings.

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THE LODGE ON LITTLE ST. SIMONS ISLAND

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA

Accessible only by boat, this award-winning resort offers a world’s-apart paradise for nature enthusiasts, outdoor-sports lovers and solitude seekers alike, with superb accommodations, dining and hospitality dedicated to no more than 32 guests at a time. Located on a private island sanctuary surrounded by undeveloped wilderness and pristine beaches, it offers you virtually every coastal outdoor activity led by expert naturalists, as well as the perfect place for just chilling.

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KARIEGA GAME RESERVE

East Cape, South Africa

Kariega Game Reserve is an internationally renown, “Big 5” safari destination that uniquely offers guests the ultimate in unforgettable safari adventure combined with super-luxurious accommodations. Set amongst 10,000 hectares of stunningly beautiful wilderness and two abundant rivers in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape, Kariega features five distinctive lodges, a host of inclusive activities and amenities, spa and wellness facilities, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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DISCOVERY BEDU

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Discovery Bedu in Wadi Rum, Jordan is a resort style, eco-conscious, desert camping adventure. More glamping than camping, you'll hardly be roughing it in the awe inspiring desert of Wadi Rum. Enjoy chef prepared meals and tent accommodations, complete with modern amenities, including comfortable king size beds, en suite bathrooms with piping hot showers and toilets. Enjoy dinner from Discovery Bedu's posh desert living room and sip wine as the stars begin to twinkle and spread across the skies above. By day, there are a multitude of adventures, such as hiking through the red mountains, camel riding, and hot air balloon rides or simply spend the day relaxing on your private porch, taking in the stirring scenery and local wildlife.

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NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER

Bryson City, North Carolina, USA

Originally a roadside inn, Nantahala Outdoor Center has evolved into one of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation companies, hosting well over one million guests each year. This 500-acre adventure center, located in the Great Smoky Mountains, offers white water rafting, zip lining adventures and national park recreation, plus scenic mountain cabins. Where else can you wake up to the Nantahala River, the Appalachian Trail and the Great Smokies?

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HOUSE ON METOLIUS

Camp Sherman, Oregon, USA

Escape to your own private stretch of pristine river. At House on Metolius, a 200-acre estate in the heart of central Oregon, the clear, gentle Metolius River runs along the retreat’s secluded meadow. Surrounded by a fragrant forest with a backdrop of the snowcapped peaks of Mount Jefferson and Three Fingered Jack, the original owners handpicked this riverfront spot more than a century ago to create a destination where the staff’s focus could be placed solely on guests.

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GOLDMOOR INN

Galena, Illinois, USA

Discover Illinois’ own storybook bed and breakfast — the Goldmoor Inn. Once a privately owned estate perched on top of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi, the 21-acre property was converted into an elegant country inn with romantic suites, charming cottages and secluded cabins. Every morning starts with a gourmet breakfast, fueling couples for a romantic day of adventures in downtown Galena, on the river or at Chestnut Mountain Resort.

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THE LADDER RANCH

Caballo, New Mexico, USA

Included as one of Ted Turner Expeditions’ unique destination offerings, the Ladder Ranch allows guests unprecedented stays at Turner’s private home on the ranch, as well as completely customized eco-adventure experiences on the Ladder and Turner’s neighboring 350,000-acre Armendaris Ranch, complete with meals prepared by a private chef and other luxury amenities.

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TURTLE BAY RESORT

Kahuku, Hawaii, USA

Turtle Bay, located on the fabled North Shore of Oahu, offers the kind of endless, unbelievably unique activities that most resorts can’t ever claim to offer: surfing, stand-up paddling, kayaking, snorkeling, Segway tours, horseback riding, helicopter adventures, spa, tennis, and golf. Imagine setting off on horseback pre-breakfast, a surf session after lunch, and a hike at sunset.

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VERMEJO PARK RANCH

Raton, New Mexico, USA

At nearly 600,000 acres or 920 square miles, Vermejo Park Ranch is not only Ted Turner Expeditions’ largest destination offering, but owner Ted Turner’s largest property, overall. Comparable in size to several national parks, Vermejo is predominately located in northern New Mexico, with a portion of its enormous acreage spilling over the state line into southern Colorado.

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SIERRA GRANDE LODGE & SPA

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA

Built in 1929 and on the National Register of Historic Places, Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa offers a relaxing setting complete with exquisite amenities unmatched by other area hotels, including exceptional dining at The Restaurant at Sierra Grande and restorative treatments at the hotel’s luxurious Spa. Arguably the hotel’s most distinctive feature, Sierra Grande’s ancient restorative private indoor and outdoor hot spring tubs honor the legendary healing traditions first established by the region’s Native Americans.

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TITILAKA

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru

Perched atop a private peninsula on the pristine waters of Lake Titicaca in Peru, Titilaka provides discerning travelers an exclusive refuge for exploring the many natural, cultural and historical attractions of this mystical, magical region. Surrounded by stunning scenery and geography, this luxury, all-inclusive, 18-room resort offers fully immersive excursions for experiencing it all – along with every upscale amenity for rest and relaxation.

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MIRAVAL RESORT & SPA

Tucson, Arizona USA

Situated in the warm shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains on 400 acres in Tucson, AZ, Miraval Resort & Spa is a destination dedicated to living life in the moment. Since 1995, Miraval has been ranked year-after- year as one of the world’s top destination spas. Following a stunning multimillion-dollar renovation, experience a completely redesigned lobby, Brave Bill Lounge and Palm Court and newly renovated rooms and state-of- the-art fitness center. Offering an array of dynamic growth and development programs, one-of- a-kind, luxurious spa treatments, authentic, flavorful and healthful cuisine as well as an expert staff of renowned specialists, Miraval helps to open eyes, minds and hearts.

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SUNDANCE MOUNTAIN RESORT

Sundance, Utah, USA

Under the leadership and direction of founder Robert Redford, the vision of Sundance Moutain Resort is to create an unspoiled and authentic experience in this intimate mountain resort where art, nature, and commerce unite to inspire and develop people, voices, and ideas.

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TI KAYE RESORT & SPA

Castries, St Lucia

Ti Kaye Resort & Spa is located on the secluded Anse Cochon cove on the legendary island of Saint Lucia – perfectly nestled along the cliff side overlooking the serene waters, which hungrily lap the silver sand on the secluded beach below. The resort is often described as inspired by nature; each cottage purposely built into the landscape, drawing from the beauty of its lush natural surroundings.

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POSADA LOS ALAMOS

El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Looking for the perfect base for exploring the Patagonian wild and its major attractions? Then head to Posada Los Alamos, set in the heart of El Calafate. This five-star, family-friendly hotel features fantastic amenities, including a golf course, indoor pool with Jacuzzis, a spa and gym, restaurant with wine cellar and rustic charm galore -- all within walking distance of town and Lake Argentino.

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MORGAN'S ROCK HACIENDA & ECOLODGE

San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua

Barefoot luxury on a private tropical beach, stunning ocean-view bungalows, all within a 4,000-acre jungle. A mile-long picturesque sandy beach, frequented year-round by nesting sea turtles. Nearly half of the vast property is a government-designated reserve.

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TERRA PARADISE

Parrita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Escape to 750 acres of Costa Rica rainforest. The soon-to-open Terra Paradise Eco-Adventure Resort is nestled in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coastal region, where this exotic area is ripe with discoveries. More than 20 eco-adventure activities — some found nowhere else in Costa Rica — are included in your stay! Ride on one of the most advanced aerial tram systems in Costa Rica, or soar above the rainforest canopy on the world’s fourth largest zip line.