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A stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla gives you the beauty of Southern California at your fingertips. The crashing waves against the carved dunes of the coast, a seagull filled lagoon, and miles of hiking trails are enough to lure you into the San Diego area. Situated alongside the Torrey Pines State Reserve, the lodge offers the best that any AAA five-star golf course resort would -- terraced fine dining establishments overlooking the resort, garden like golf courses, pool lounging- cabana style, and spas that have mastered the art of relaxation. Additionally, it's decor is a tribute to California greats, pieces by A.R. Valentine adorn the walls, and the entryway is modeled after that of Pasadena's Black House. As a walk through the resort is almost like taking a tour through the mid-20th century, there's not a better way to explore the roots of rustic California. Experience the Golden State like never before and checkout some of the views at The Lodge At Torrey Pines in this slideshow!
In the South African language of Tswana, Molori means "to dream". Just a visit to the Molori Safari Lodge's Web site will whisk you away to dreamland. One on one with nature's most majestic of savanna wildlife, the resort is an intimate, 5-suite retreat that only houses a maximum of 10-12 people within its exquisite construction, consisting most notably of a rustic-African design that also models international style you might find at a budgetless Pier 1 Imports. The two-year old resort-sponsored "game drives" make it perfect for close-encounters of the jungle-cat kind. Each regally-decked suite's telescope (not to mention the resort's on-site planetarium) make it perfect for uncovering your inner-Galileo. The collapsible glass wall of the suites invite your vacation to the outdoors and, quite perfectly, your personal infinity pool indoors. This place is so perfect, A-listers like Nicholas Cage, Mischa Barton, Lily Allen, Kate Moss and Fran Cutler have been among the baller-guests who shell out over $4,000 a night to stay in this dream-like paradise. Money is of no object in dreams, and South African designer Stephen Falcke spared no expense in creating the five traditionally and internationally decorated, openly constructed abodes. As if being surrounded by the rugged reserve terrain weren't enough of an indulgence, guests enjoy some signature pieces like a Fendi daybed and a Phillip Plein swingbed in their room, and even first-class arrival options as the resort has its own airstrip and helipad. All the more, your tongue is treated to a retreat all its own with fine-dining crafted per your personal requests. On an intimacy scale, there's something to be said about a place where you feel more camaraderie from the beasts of the safari than you do other hotel inhabitants. Molori Safari Lodge is more than a triple threat in the middle of South Africa's brush. This main attraction brings danger and adventure alongside sexy extravagance in a way that makes even the Web browser not want to wake up from the dream!