Join us for our first installment of our Lite Lunch Series! For this premiere event, we are delighted to welcome Melissa Biggs Bradley, renowned travel entrepreneur and founder of Indagare, a membership-based luxury travel company that provides rich editorial content combined with the services of a boutique, in-house travel agency. Bradley will discuss what responsible travel looks like, sustainability, and safari as an instrument to conserve endangered areas and animals through the lens of her first book, Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges. Ticket packages are $25 for CLS members and $35 for CLS Guests – both complete with a delicious boxed lunch!
About the Book:
Safari Style unveils Africa’s new generation of camps and lodges in a lavish volume of spectacular photographs. The book captures the astonishing settings and design ingenuity of the 21st-century eco-safari destination in seven countries—from the classic lodges of Kenya to the indulgent resorts of South Africa and the inspired eco-designed camps of Rwanda.
Handpicked for their outstanding locations in wildlife enclaves, distinctly regional architecture and interiors, and their essential focus on sustainability and conservation, these special properties represent the ultimate African encounter. Drawing on the early 20th-century tradition of the safari, they have reinvigorated the experience with access to parts of Africa previously out of bounds, notably Rwanda, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. These new camps and lodges reinvent the safari and represent a fresh approach to wildlife conservation involving local populations.
About the Author:
Melissa Biggs Bradley learned the power of travel at an early age. She spent a month in Australia when she was ten, went on her first safari in Africa at the age of twelve and lived in France with a French family for a year of high school. For twelve years, she served as the travel editor at Town & Country and launched Town & Country Travel magazine, which, under her editorship, was nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She founded Indagare in 2007 because she believed that creating a platform for exchange between like-minded, passionate travelers would allow for more transformative journeys and meaningful global connections. By bringing together curated content, an engaged community and the ability to book travel with experts, Indagare has established a new way to plan and book memorable experiences. Since Indagare’s founding, Melissa has been recognized as a pioneering entrepreneur in the luxury travel space, and Indagare has been named to Inc.’s Fastest Growing Companies in the US and to Crain’s 50 fastest growing companies in New York. She received her BA from Yale College and her master’s degree from Columbia University.