If after perusing Savoir Flair’s roundup of the best Instagram accounts for summer holiday inspiration you find yourself hungry for that once-in-a-lifetime trip that will allow you to embrace something completely strange, sensational, and unforgettable, then this list is for you. From where to participate in the world’s largest food fight to where to find luxury tree-house accommodation, read on for five picks for your next bucket-list trip.
Food Fight at La Tomatina Festival
On August 31st, take part in the world’s largest food fight at the La Tomatina Festival in Buñol, Spain. Thousands flock to this quaint town every year to experience this spectacle, during which 175 tons of ripe tomatoes color the crowds and streets red. We suggest staying in the coastal city of Valencia (try the boutique Caro Hotel) and taking a day trip to participate in the tomato battle.
Go Back to Nature at Treehotel
Renew your energy and reconnect with the Earth by venturing to Treehotel, a place where nature and sustainability merge with comfort and modern design. Located in the small village of Harads in the Lapland region of Northern Sweden, rooms at Treehotel are built into the canopies of a lush pine forest with magnificent views of the surrounding Lule River valley.
Cruise The Nile River
In the heart of downtown Cairo, The Nile Ritz-Carlton offers guests the opportunity to ride in a traditional felucca and watch the sun set along the the Nile river. The hotel can also arrange visits to the Egyptian Museum, the Great Pyramids, and the medieval Salah El Din Citadel during your stay.
Soak up Design at Hotel Marqués de Riscal
The medieval town of Elciego in Northern Spain is home to the Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a unique concept hotel designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry (the mastermind behind such works as the Louis Vuitton foundation in Paris). A short distance from the Santiago pilgrimage route, the hotel is a highly sought-after destination combining the best of contemporary art, design, and gastronomy.
Sleep in the Ultimate Eco-Friendly Accommodation
A secluded mountain retreat in the dense woods of Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park, the Cedar Creek Treehouse is the ultimate weekend getaway for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The Earth-friendly treehouse is located 50 feet above ground in a 200-year-old Western Red Cedar tree and accommodates up to five guests.