Best of CH 2019: Travel

From Bhutan to Budapest and Maasai Mara to Mexico, our most extraordinary adventures

As the Earth made its way around the sun, our team of staffers and contributors traversed the globe in search of inspiration and the stories that come from diverse, in-depth experiences. We are more conscious than ever of the traumas imparted on the environment by long-haul flights—and this has only made the travel we commit to all the more valuable as we aim to reduce …

Traversing Bhutan with Six Senses Hotels

Cruising between the luxury hospitality group's multiple properties with two dedicated guides

For years now, luxury hotel group Six Senses has impressed upon travelers the positive effects of adhering, honestly, to the values of the destinations they visit. This is undeniably evident in Bhutan, the mystifying, mountainous nation in South Asia, where Gross National Happiness factors into the daily lives of its population. Set high in the Eastern Himalayas, landlocked between India and China, Bhutan’s natural beauty and …

Serenity Redefined at Bhutan’s Remote Gangtey Lodge

12 suites, innumerable amenities and tranquility in the once-hidden Phobjikha Valley

At Gangtey Lodge, guests feel ever so far away. More than three hours from the capital city of Thimphu, along the National Highway and ultimately beyond the single road that leads into the once-hidden, glacial-carved Phobjikha Valley, the 12-room property nestles into the farmland. Here, potatoes, herbs and turnips grow. And the black-necked crane of Tibet comes to settle for winter, after circling the Gangteng Monastery. …