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October Roundup: Fora's Latest Exclusive Partnerships

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Al Khan

Image courtesy of Le Manoir de Lorient

October brings with it crisp air, fallen leaves and alllll the pumpkin spice. I love the pervasive coziness, but I love Fora's partners even more. Below, discover Fora's latest community members, from a Parisian boutique gem to a secluded Mykonos escape.

Read on to learn more about these relationships — and fill out the form below to plan a trip today.

Red Carnation Hotels: VIP traveler perks

Image courtesy of Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat

The family-owned Red Carnation hotel collection knows a thing or two about warm hospitality. (Seriously, their staff is amazing.) Prepare to be spoiled and pampered at any one of their sophisticated hotels. There are 18 in total, most of which are in the UK, but you'll also find them in South Africa, Botswana, Switzerland and Ireland. Even better, their close relationships with local communities allow for some pretty special experiences, from enjoying a custom multi-course meal crafted from ingredients you hand-selected at the market that morning (a favorite experience at The Rubens, in London) to exploring the sacred rock art near Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve in South Africa. And when you book with me, you'll unlock VIP traveler perks.

Fora Perks (perks vary by property):

  • Hotel / resort credit.

  • Welcome amenities.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Château Voltaire & Le Manoir de Lorient: VIP traveler perks

Image courtesy of Château Voltaire

Paris is always a good idea, so I've heard, and if you're wondering where you should stay, Château Voltaire is the obvious choice. Its location is prime — the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries are a stone's throw away — but it's tucked away on a charming side street, so it still feels private and ultra-special. Thirty-two unique, delightful rooms occupy five floors, and the handsome lobby, chic brasserie and sexy bar make for lively rendezvous spots beloved by locals and travelers alike.

But if you're looking for something a bit more tropical, Le Manoir de Lorient, also from the Château Voltaire team, is the way to go. This sprawling seven-bedroom St. Barth's residence is the ideal getaway for a family vacation or friends' trip. A stylishly restored 18th-century manor makes up the main house, and additional bungalows serve as some of the estate's breezy bedrooms. Wander around the tropical garden (and maybe spot a tortoise or two) before lounging by the swimming pool, located on a sleek teak deck. Even better, when you book either property with me, you'll receive exclusive perks.

Fora Perks at Château Voltaire:

  • VIP welcome amenities.

  • Complimentary wine and tapas at the hotel’s restaurant.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Fora Perks at Le Manoir de Lorient:

  • VIP welcome amenities.

  • Return airport transfers.

  • Chef and butler services upon request.

Cali Mykonos: VIP traveler perks

Image courtesy of Cali Mykonos

Cali Mykonos upends any preconceived ideas you may have had about the island — like that it's party-party-party all the time, for instance. Instead, it's a veritable retreat, exclusive and perfectly located so that you can escape the party vibe of the island, but still head out for a night on the town if you'd like. The beauty is you get to choose. But be warned: it will be difficult to leave the resort. Here, the decor draws inspiration from its stunning surroundings. Sustainably sourced materials — marble, stone, wood — blur the line between the indoors and outdoors, and natural springs supply the resort with fresh, crisp water. Take a dive in the sparkling seawater-filled pool, indulge in nourishing farm-to-table cuisine and prepare to leave with an entirely new conception of Mykonos. And thanks to Fora's partnership with Cali Mykonos, you'll get allll the exclsusive travel bennies.

Fora Perks:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Welcome amenities.

  • One complimentary beach club boat transfer.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Tauck

Image courtesy of Tauck

Tauck has been known to convert even the most tour-averse travelers. The company takes your time and money very seriously and, as a result, ensures that their group journeys around the world are the best of the best. With Tauck, you can embark on a small-ship or river cruise, organize a stellar multi-gen vacation or join a group of like-minded folks on a land journey to just about anywhere, from Manitoba to Torres del Paine. Everything (even gratuities!) is included, so all you have to focus on is enjoying the one-of-a-kind, authentic experiences Tauck is known for (they have allll the local connections).

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