"To have come to this new world with time to read in a city like Paris where there was a way of living well and working, no matter how poor you were, was like having a great treasure given to you. You could take your treasure with you, too."
A Moveable Feast
“I remember the moment I first realized I've been living my whole life in black and white. It was like discovering a color I never knew existed before. A whole new crayon box full of colors, that was it for me. From then on, there was no putting the pieces back together. No going home. Things were different now. Asia had ruined me for my old life.”
-- Anthony Bourdain on Thailand
Close enough to the city for impromptu adventures, but removed from the bustle. Every guest (or pair of guests) will have their own private home, because honestly, YOLO. We want spaces that make us almost cry in astonishment when we walk in, and nowhere has astounded us quite like the Villa. We can’t wait to welcome you to this private paradise.
Hemingway got this one right. This world can still be new, if you wander through it at the right pace. Turn a fresh eye to the overlooked corners of the planet. Seek each latitude’s innate wisdom on how to live well. And most importantly, let it sink deeply enough to take home with you in your pocket. Travel should improve your life long after you’ve returned home— so why does it often feel like a frenzied rush through new tastes and sounds that don’t leave a lasting impact on your quality of life?
We designed Moveable Feast Retreats to be the vacations we always wanted someone else to plan for us: deep dives into the culture and soul of a place (without being stuffy or pretentious), food that makes you melt into a happy little puddle (without playing the cafe guessing game), and a good old-fashioned mix of moving and relaxing. learning and resting. And filling up a suitcase of wisdom, lifestyle tweaks, and memories to take home and unpack for years.
No more rushed tours of foreign cities in huge groups. No more backpacking along the fringes of a culture. Moveable Feast Retreats sets the pace that Hemingway daydreamed about. If this sounds like your cup of locally sourced tea, then we’re gonna get along just fine.
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