All posts by Anja Mutic

A native of Croatia, Anja Mutić has lived, worked and traveled on all the continents, except Antarctica. Based in New York since 1999, Anja grabs every opportunity to see more of what the world hides, be it the African clubs of Lisbon, the newest five-star resort in Mexico, or the late-night tango salons of Buenos Aires. Anja’s writing has appeared in Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Time Out, Travel + Leisure, Caribbean Travel & Life, and She’s been contributing to ShermansTravel since the early days. Anja can be found online at
The Red Pepper House

Every self-respecting adventurer must do an African safari at least once. While it is a quintessential travel experience, it’s also pretty tough on the body and the mind. So, if you’re wrapping up a safari in Kenya, we recommend you tack on a few days on gorgeous Lamu archipelago... Read More

Curacao Continental Flight

It’s a big year for Curaçao: The Caribbean island not only became its own autonomous country (within the Kingdom of the Netherlands) in October, it’s also now a breeze to reach from the Tri-State area. In December, Continental launched a twice-weekly nonstop flight from Newark. Although the carrier already offered... Read More

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Galapagos Turtle

As I made myself comfortable in a window seat of a LAN flight from Ecuador’s largest city of Guayaquil to Baltra Island in the Galapagos, I had two reasons to be excited. For one, I was finally visiting this island chain in the eastern Pacific that has been on... Read More

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For a taste of ‘old world’ charm without par, head to the 120-room Baur au Lac, Zurich’s destination of choice for royalty, film stars, musicians, presidents and jet set for more than 165 years. Austria’s Empress Sissi spent a summer at this five-star retreat; Richard Wagner premiered one of... Read More

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All eyes are set to turn towards South Africa this summer, a dazzling destination where the first-ever FIFA World Cup on the African continent will be held from June 11 to July 11. Some 400,00 visitors are expected to storm South Africa for this major sporting event. In response... Read More

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As everyone’s eyes turn toward South Africa and the upcoming World Cup, prices are about to skyrocket and crowds soon to descend to the tip of the African continent. With the terrific deal we found, you can soak up some of the excitement before the hordes arrive, in high... Read More


If you’re among the adventure seekers not willing to give up creature comforts, here’s great news: We found a place where you can indulge in a unique combination of adrenaline-packed fun during the day and five-star comfort at night. Snuggled in the scenic foothills of Pinnacle Peak, Four Seasons... Read More

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2009 marks forty years since Neil Armstrong’s historic moon stroll, when the astronaut took mankind’s inaugural steps on lunar surface. While space odysseys are still out of reach for most, a journey to the outer reaches of earth’s atmosphere is now possible for adventurous souls with a hefty pocketful... Read More

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    Few places in the world compare to Bora Bora – a quintessential tropical isle in French Polynesia showcasing white-sand beaches, flower-scented breezes, and idyllic coves. Since getting to paradise can be a lengthy affair (it’s eight hours by plane from Los Angeles to Tahiti, plus another hour to connect)... Read More

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    St Tropez may be known as a summer hotspot for the international jet-set but it’s also a fantastic fall and winter retreat. With sunny mild weather typical of the south of France, it’s a great place to visit once the crowds have packed up. I just returned from a... Read More

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    Swiss biz class

    As I write this, I am en route from JFK to Zurich on the new SWISS Airbus A333, recently added to the SWISS fleet of 78 aircraft. This award-winning airline has three new top-quality classes of service (SWISS First, SWISS Business, and SWISS Economy) on its long-haul flights. While I’m... Read More


    Back in mid-July on my visit to Paws Up in Montana, at the height of summer, there was a day of rain as cold as one in the midst of October. Summers just aren’t what they used to be, but something you may not know – and you should... Read More


    The final post in a three-part series on “glamping” (glamorous camping). It’s 11pm on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. As I soak in a hydrotherapy tub facing a glass-surface front overlooking the water, the light is slowly disappearing on the horizon beyond the Straight of Georgia. I’ve... Read More

    Paws Up

    Part two in a three-part series on “glamping” (glamorous camping). After two unforgettable nights of “glamping” at Tent City, one of two glamorous campsites at Paws Up Resort in Montana, I was going back to civilization. Or that’s what I thought. My home turned out to be just as... Read More


    Part one in a three-part series on “glamping” (glamorous camping). As I wait at Vancouver Airport to board the seaplane that will take me to the remote Clayoquot Wilderness Resort (a 2008 Smart Luxury Winner) on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, I waver between being nervous and... Read More