Our Atlas only includes Gypset capitals. Instead of London or Beijing you will find idyllic spots like Ibiza, Cornwall and Cuixmala. The hope is that as our Gypset world grows, there will be less & less of a need to spend time in the old one.
Places that have that perfect gypset balance: not too commercial, a bit hard to reach, a touch of local culture and some semi-nomadic creatives.
Halemano off-the-grid eco resort. Cafe Attitude party on Sunday nights. Laulima Farms farmstand. drive there and ask around for directions...
Tortola is hard to reach but once you get there its a pure and rugged paradise. little secret coves and surf breaks. lots of rum punch. Stay in Carrot Bay at Sebastian's and go for the full moon party at Bomba's shack.
to get to this remote settlement you have to take a 4-wheel drive shuttle, as cars are not allowed. Its an architectural squat, all the houses were built illegally on government land. they're really cool looking and many are for rent. It's totally off the grid and at night little restaurants and bars lit by candles open up. sort of Burning Man meets Taliesin.
Count Panza's spawling 18th century “ville di delizia” (villa of delights) is now a museum containing an impressive collection of art from California's Light and Space movement of the 1960's. Panza was an early collector of James Turrell and Robert Irwin and invited the artists over to do several on site commissions which now are on display.
Yab Yum hotel, La Plage restaurant, Jade Jagger boutique
this little village on the Cote Basque is pretty near paradise. Traditional Basque farm houses, crumbling 1920's casinos, and Michelin starred cafes line the rocky cliffs. Guethary is so small and friendly that you can meet almost everyone at the local hangout Le Madrid, which also rents out rooms upstairs.
dont forget your mocassins and leather mini! Byron Bay is known for its music scene and surf breaks. Homegrown boutique Spell and the Gypsy Collective carries boho-beach staples from feather headdresses to Native American turquoise.
The Chateau Marmont is the gypset grand dame of hotels. Spanish architecture dusted with decadence. rock on!
Cuixmala rents barefoot chic bungalows and casitas, formerly the homes of the Goldsmith clan..
Cafe Sa Fonda for drinks late afternoon to late night, Hostal Villa Verde to snooze
It's a national park so the scene is limited and development has been checked. Only 200+ people are allowed on the archipelago at any one time, but, there’s a mini scene raging at one or two of the small lux boutique hotels.
Pousada Maravilha, its owned by an ex-Formula One race car driver playboy type, which sort of sets the tone or try the more low-key Pousada do Zé Maria.
stay at the Genghis Khan Polo Club.. It's sort of like a Lux African safari meets Burning Man
Hotel Miranda, The Pirate bar, Gitoniko restaurant
a little fishing village turned international party playground. its jet set but people act gypset, which is good. you can meet everyone at the bar at La Huella, a very chic Uruguayan meets African style restaurant on the main beach.
Westlake Clam & Chowder house:
Bambu Indah (boutique eco hotel) Alchemy Cafe (raw foods cafe)
Marrakech is certainly one of the most romantic places ever, in bohemian terms. Great lighting (dim and red) exotic architecture and clandestine riad hotels behind fortress walls. The Riad El Fenn, in the medina, is nearly perfect in design and vibe.
The Trasiera is a bohemian lux family run hotel in a converted, 16th century estate. yoga classes courtesy of gypset daughter Amber Scott.
make sure to stay in Shela town (not Lamu town) The Peponi Hotel has the coolest/only bar, tiny with just a few seats, but you can meet everyone. it's a Muslim island: bring a sarong. Katy Barker has a great swahili-modern villa to rent.
Nihiwatu is a eco-lux surf resort... the 12 private villas are rustic, the food is organic, but the swells come for the surf break. it's is one of the best around and it's private.
Mancora is a little town in the north of Peru. On the surface it seems like a dusty, Texas frontier town with an occasional oil rig. But hang out a bit and you'll discover gentle surf, groovy travelers, and little road side cafes serving Nobu worthy cuisine that references Peru's large Japanese population and varied topography. stay at Del Wawa, a rustic but cool Polynesian styled surf hotel over looking the town break.