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Calling ourselves 'travel mixologists', we've served up interesting itineraries for you to choose from- all of which are available for tweaking and embellishments whilst keeping the main ingredients.

Beautifully-themed journeys for you to choose from and to tweak according to your predilections. We believe there are different ways to 'do' any particular country; taking in different sights, going on different activities and taking the pressure off the typical must-do travel list.

The Urbane Nomad keenly seeks the best that travel has to offer-keenly seeking out exciting design hotels with its associated mod cons, the most unique travel experiences in localities yet to be discovered by the masses or experiencing a favoured tourist destination on an entirely different level. Yet there is a concern and responsibility that the Urbane Nomad seeks to fulfil; favouring hotels with enlightened management and an architectural style respectful of its surroundings, whilst learning the cultural and political dialectics of the place.

Urbane Nomads offers interesting travel experiences, proffering locations and accompanying experiences that re-define 'the ultimate travel experience'. Our travel experiences go beyond the almost-clichéd 'ski in the morning, swim in the Mediterranean sea by afternoon' itinerary, nor is it just about holing up in a luxury resort in a remote area; completely oblivious to the lifestyle of surrounding locals.  The prototypical Urbane Nomad can be found living it up in a sybaritic town of Latin America one holiday and roughing it out in an eco-resort (sans mod cons) in an undeveloped city the next. Whilst fully revelling in the mod cons of luxurious, well-designed hotels around the world, the Urbane Nomad is too aware of the potential pitfalls of the homogenous 5-star accommodation; one of the ironies of luxury travel. Mere tourists, holed up in the chic boite of their luxury resort hotel, unable to discern their location from the environment that this same resort and others like it creates, is a demographical stereotype and experience that the Urbane Nomad seeks to avoid. Taking an active interest in the culture and history of the area (which goes beyond watching a 'native' dance staged with the tourist in mind), the Urbane Nomad seeks out intelligent tours that go under the skin of the place.

To this end, we'd turned the typical tourist itinerary on its head- taking the tourist through a city's back alleys, revealing its seamier (and/or more interesting) side , continually testing the limits of accessibility in travel or using a local folkloric legend as a premise for an itinerary revealing current social and political problems. You could be traversing the back alleys of the glittery malls of Bangkok to visit the floating village of Muslim Cham silk-weavers. Having lost their patron with the disappearance of Jim Thompson in 1967, the history and tradition of silk weaving in Ban Krua and its obvious state of physical disrepair, is analogous, perhaps, to any tale of industrialization and modernization of any developing city in the world, where beneath a romanticized tale lies a suppressed narrative, running in parallel. Or you could follow the trail of a mythical sea goddess in Indonesia, a legend inspiring everyone from President Sukarno to the Sultans of Yogya and Solo and the inhabitants of the coast of Java. While the trail could take you to the kratons of Yogya and Solo, witnessing sacred dances held in her honour, it could also extend through Southern Java, highlighting the plight of bird's nest gatherers- surely one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and for whom the particular sea goddess is a patron saint.

Be it a surprisingly tranquil retreat from the chaos of touristy Bangkok or watching a no-rules polo match in the highest peaks of (a much less-touristy) Pakistan, Urbane Nomads seeks to create interesting, alternative travel experiences for the prototypical Urbane Nomad.

Creating a new genre of adventure travel, Urbane Nomads deftly combines the hitherto inaccessible with luxury and authenticity.

 We similarly work with luxury travel agents looking to create a unique travel experience for their clients.

 

Travel Mixology-  Every luxury travel company is able to identify the most efficient routes around any country or pinpoint the most luxurious lodgings in the area. To create an itinerary reflecting a particular interest, though, or surrounding the myths and legends of an area, tracing the trajectory of political influence in a region- goes beyond the mere technicalities of routing, assumes a firm grasp of the area's logistical requirements and an almost academic interest in its politics, history and local lores.
 The Urbane Nomad (ur- beyn noh-mad )- noun

1. A client who subscribes to the philosophy of Urbane Nomads.

2.Staff or entity affiliated to Urbane Nomads.

 
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