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

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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The most beautiful homes in Africa

The Borana Conservancy in Kenya's Laikipia County offers some of the most plentiful, diverse and breathtaking wildlife experiences in the world. Situated between the snow-tipped peaks of Mount Kenya to the south and a panorama of mountains and desert to the north, Borana is home to two of the most luxurious private homes in all of Africa – Arijiju and Sirai House. 

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