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

Our inspiration for your inspiration

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 | 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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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 Secret Life of Aman Venice

Meet Giberto, Venetian artist and glass-smith, who happens to call the Aman Venice home. The Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga family had been living in Palazzo Papadopoli on Venice's Grand Canal for the past 200 years when five years ago the ultra luxe hotel group, Aman, approached them with the idea to renovate and turn the palazzo into their most exciting European hotel opening. With Giberto and his family remaining residents on the top floor, the palazzo has become one of the finest in Venice and perhaps Italy.

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Life in Peru's Sacred Valley

Meet Petit, owner of the Sol y Luna Hotel and Association, who left behind successful corporate life for the Sacred Valley of the Incas to improve the lives of the world’s poorest children. In 1999, together with her husband Franz, she started an education project for local children which has evolved into the Sol y Luna Intercultural School. In order to support these education initiatives, Petit and her husband built the wonderful Sol y Luna boutique hotel – a pioneering, sustainable tourism project in the depths of Peru. 

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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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Culture, contrasts & curiosity | A journey through Japan

A journey through Japan – from the modern metropolis of neon-lit Tokyo to the ancient backstreets of Kyoto dotted with teahouses and temples, and onwards to the country's spiritual heartland to be surrounded by misty mountains and the mystical birthplace of the ninja.

Japan is a place of complete contrasts and difficult to put into words, but as travel is considered to be the most progressive expression of human curiosity we hope you will feel intrigued – and it is just waiting to be explored...

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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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