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Blue Marble Private is a luxury travel company in London organising extraordinary travel experiences around the world.

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People often ask how we have such an encyclopaedic knowledge of the world we share. Travelling extensively to all corners of the globe not only gives us firsthand knowledge to report back on, but also the chance to meet like-minded adventurers, artists, explorers and entrepreneurs along the way – people who, like us, think beyond borders and imagine the unimaginable.

To design memorable and meaningful travel experiences, we work with an intricate network who live and breathe the places they call home. It’s not just a breathtaking location that inspires us, it is also the people behind it who really help bring the experience to life.

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Companion Ticket | Jakob von Plessen

Austrian by name, Argentinian by nature, meet Jakob von Plessen, South America’s real gaucho and horse whisperer. Home is El Boqueron, a sleepy estancia deep in Argentina’s Pampas, were guests come for a stopover en route to Patagonia and end up staying for longer, drawn to the tranquil pace of gaucho life and hooked on the routine of poolside lounging, polo playing and asado evenings.

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Monaco Yacht Show 2018

Monaco Yacht Show September 2018 – each September the superyacht industry descends on Monaco for a show and tell of the newest advances in yacht technologies, largest superyachts and super sea toys. This year we attended the Monaco Yacht Show and scoped out our favourite superyachts for luxurious comfort and limitless cruising, including M/Y Cloud 9, M/Y Planet Nine, S/Y Marie and S/Y Sybaris.

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Companion Ticket | Sailing with Alex Thomson


Meet Alex Thomson, aka "James Bond of the ocean". As a yachtsman and racer, he broke his own record of the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in a monohull. After 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, Alex reached the finish line of the Vendée Globe in January 2017. An outstanding accomplishment made even more extraordinary by the fact that his boat suffered potentially race-ending damage after just 13 days at sea, but even this major setback didn't stop him finishing the race as the fastest Brit ever and securing second place. Ahead of his next attempt to win the 26,000-mile, single-handed, non-stop, round-the-world race (not surprisingly dubbed the "Everest of sailing") we have had a chance to catch up with Alex and get a glimpse of what inspires and continues to motivate him to take to the high seas...

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Submersible Expedition in Costa Rica – October 2018

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the first time in history to dive in a submersible through the kaleidoscopic world that surrounds the Bat Islands in Costa Rica's Santa Rosa National Park.

Flying out to the archipelago in a seaplane, you will reach a 130ft research vessel which will provide the platform for your deep-diving submersible. Explore the protected marine reserve, home to Bull sharks and a rich underwater world, and be part of the team of scientists and marine biologists onboard the yacht. Your dive in the sub will collate vital information needed to preserve and protect the islands within the Guanacaste conservation area.

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The Real Wild West

Deep in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado’s Wild West offers mighty mountains for adventure-seekers and nature-lovers alike. Living life as a cowboy at Dunton Hot Springs, Zapata Ranch and Chico Basin in south Colorado are the best places to blend luxury and authenticity in the Wild West.

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The creative minds of Morocco | Inspiration, Architecture & Design

Morocco is a land of stark contrasts – from centuries-old traditions, dramatic landscapes, vivid colours and striking design – the country is a melting pot for creative minds. Marrakech in particular has inspired designers for decades. The ‘pink city’ was a huge influence for Yves Saint Laurent who first visited in 1966 and which has since prompted the opening of the new YSL Museum set in the stunning surrounds of Jardin Majorelle.

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The world's first nomadic hotel | 700,000 Heures in Cambodia

A wandering hotel – named 700,000 Heures which is on average the amount of time we each have on the planet – will be settling in the Kingdom of Cambodia for six months from November to April. Expect off-the-beaten-track experiences, dining in private temples, sleeping under the stars, visits to floating villages, and incredible sunrises over Angkor Wat. Cambodia is one of the most memorable countries to explore in Asia so join us for the journey of discovery.

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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon | Iceland

Rising from the midst of the Blue Lagoon, The Retreat will offer exclusive access to Iceland’s iconic geothermal reservoir situated amidst a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The unique resort appears to float on ethereal waters with innovative architecture blending the natural beauty of the 800-year-old setting with a sleek, Nordic aesthetic. Built into the volcanic frontier, suites are framed by floor-to-ceiling windows to feel immersed in the otherworldly backdrop. With lava sanctuaries and geothermal waters to bathe in, the subterranean spa promises to be a world of natural wellness, harnessing the mineral-rich landscape to create an intimate Icelandic escape.

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The Telegraph shines the spotlight on our extraordinary adventures

Featured in The Telegraph as our choice for an adventure like no other in 2018 is the remote Pacific island nation of Palau. Exploring the vast, largely untouched archipelago aboard a superyacht – completed with seaplane and helicopter – an epic adventure awaits. First, discover a kaleidoscopic underwater world before spending a week on your very own private island: Ariara.

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Companion Ticket: Bonita Norris

Meet Bonita Norris who in 2010 became the youngest British woman to climb Mt. Everest aged just 22. Two years later Bonita also became the first British woman to climb Mt. Lhotse, the world's fourth highest peak and in 2016, she attempted to become the first British women to summit – and survive – the world's second highest mountain (and most technically challenging of all) K2. Reflecting on some of the toughest experiences imaginable in her recently published memoir, we have taken the opportunity to catch up with Bonita to hear more about her high-altitude expeditions, travel inspiration and of course her next adventures.

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By Land & Sea | Palau & Ariara Island

The Pacific island nation of Palau is scenically magical: an archipelago comprised of more than 300 islands, blanketed in emerald forests and surrounded by lagoons. For those looking for a far-flung adventure, spend a week aboard an exceptional explorer yacht discovering the otherworldly underwater world and pristine bays with alfresco dinners under the stars.

Onwards to your very own private island – Ariara. This castaway tropical island is a Philippine paradise with the added luxury that it is fully staffed with your own private chef being specially flown in from the capital to serve the most sublime seared tuna sashimi as the sun sets.

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By Land & Sea | Greenland to Iceland

"When you've seen the world there's always Greenland" – home to mighty glaciers, Inuit hunters, Northern Lights, and polar bears on the prowl – this vast Arctic tundra is one of the least visited places on the planet. 

Exploring the Arctic by superyacht is one heck of an adventure. Begin your intrepid odyssey in Greenland journeying through the fjords to the tip of the south coast to visit hot springs on the uninhabited island of Uunartoq – once the Vikings' favoured medieval spa – beneath the summer's midnight sun.

Pair your journey sailing along the remote, rugged peninsula of Greenland with a weekend on land staying at Iceland’s exclusive Deplar Farm. Formerly a traditional sheep farm it has since been transformed to become one of the most stylish retreats set within Northern Iceland’s mountainous Troll Peninsula.

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Fly with the Breitling Jet Team

Discover new heights with Breitling’s aerobatic fighter jet team. Think audacity, precision, speed. Working with Breitling we can welcome a select group of like-minded thrill seekers to their home base in Dijon, France to fly with the team of L-39 pilots. Reaching speeds over of over 700km/h, this will be an unforgettable experience of formation flying with loops and rolls, before splitting off with your pilot to take control of the jet.

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