Our new Director of Inspiration (and the owner of many suitcases), Peter Jon Lindberg, is the sort of guy you wish you had on speed-dial to ask ‘I’m somewhere new and exciting in the world—but with limited time—where should I go? What should I do?’

Peter has a nose for the best insider advice and local insight there is to be had anywhere, meaning you need never waste a moment on your next adventure with Conrad Hotels and Resorts. Here are his top tips for maximising time in the Maldives, New York and Dubai. Find 1, 3 and 5 hour itineraries curated by Peter to help you discover each Conrad destination by visiting


1 Hour, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island


Twist in the Wind Yoga “Start with a sunrise session with Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s yoga master Manesh Johnny! He’ll change your entire outlook on the morning, even if you’re not a morning person. The rest of the day will thank you for it — trust me! And if you’re traveling somewhere without access to a good local class, do a session with the help of the excellent Yoga Studio app and Amar Pal’s Kata Ranga Dekhi album. It’s supremely relaxing and invigorating all at once.”

3 Hours, Conrad New York

Cocktail hours in the Big Apple “You can’t go wrong with an Aperol Spritz in the summertime. If you’re looking for an easy-drinking, not-too-strong aperitivo to kick off the evening. Otherwise it’s a proper Manhattan, which most self-respecting NYC bartenders make with rye whiskey (a very New York tradition) not bourbon, which is too sweet for a Manhattan.”

5 Hours, Conrad Dubai

Fly high and cool down “Skydiving is an amazing experience anywhere on earth, but taking that 13,000-foot leap with Skydive Dubai (skydivedubai.ae) is pretty spectacular. From that height, you can trace the entire evolution of Dubai from desert outpost to 21st-century megalopolis — and see what an imprint man has made on this surreal, mind-boggling landscape. Seeing the Palm alone is worth the whole dive. The ideal cool-down after all that excitement is a mint lemonade served in a gorgeous tree-shaded courtyard at XVA Gallery & Café in Al Bastakiya. They blend lemon juice, fresh mint, simple syrup, and ice into a frothy granita-like concoction. Perfect relief.”

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