Past and present fuse in the vast expanse of the Gobi Desert. Wildlife preservation includes the protection of dinosaur fossils millions of years old. Nomadic herdsmen still live much as they did in the reign of Genghis Khan, galloping across the steppes on horseback.
When a billionaire buys a private island, usually it’s to keep it all to themselves. Not this one. After purchasing the tropical island of Ratua, one of 83 islands in the Vanuatu archipelago, its French owner transformed it from coconut plantation to non-profit eco-resort. Although this 60-hectare hideout was recently sold to a couple from New Zealand, all proceeds from your stay still support local communities.