Lockdowns and isolation has led many of us to develop an aversion to crowds and a rise in anxiety about travelling. Once we can travel freely again, many companies in the sector are predicting that top of our list will be those hidden places that offer us privacy, seclusion and space.
Home-from-homes, private residences and villas are the perfect choice for those wanting a socially-distanced holiday away from other travellers. If these boltholes are found in beautiful destinations, then even better – for they’ll give us a longed-for and inspiring escape from our own four walls. Stunning scenery, immersion in nature and interesting activities will also be high on the wish-list for next year.
Discover Corfu and more with The Thinking Traveller.
Luxury villa company The Thinking Traveller brings all these things together. Dreamt up by Huw Beaugié, an engineer from the UK, and Rossella d’Anna, a cell biologist from Sicily, the collection of villas has grown over the years from its word-of-mouth origins, some 20 years ago, in Italy. From sleek, top-end gems to beachfront summer houses; characterful masserie to charming trulli, Huw and Rosella vet each property themselves and aim to offer gorgeous homes with an added extra – the chance to enjoy innovative experiences in each destination. Guests, therefore, have access to a round-the-clock concierge service and a range of ‘Think Experiences’ – a selection of enriching activities, which might include luxury boat charters, helicopter trips, Phd-qualified tour guides or chauffeured vineyard visits.