Ever since I heard it existed,  I've been thinking how I could possibly finagle a trip to Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island in Australia.  I love how minimal the furnishings are to really give homage to the beauty that mother nature created.  I think a vacation here would consist of me staring at the mountains, sea, and beach and nothing more.  Just a short flight to Sydney and an even shorter flight to Lord Howe Island - located somewhere between New Zealand and Australia.  Though my passport already has a stamp from Oz, this is a place that I must-visit for at least a week...maybe two. Capella Lodge

Entrance to Capella


What is on your list of must visit spots?  And has anyone ever been to this magical wonderland?

all images: http://www.lordhowe.com