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On the Cover • The magnificent night sky above the eco-retreat Shash Diné, outside Page, Arizona.
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word of mouth • The people, places, and ideas we’re talking about right now
Hidden in Plain Sight • Tucked into the busy heart of Tel Aviv, this stretch of King George is one of the city’s best-kept secrets
Chairman of the Board • How one wave guru on Hawaii’s Big Island plots his days around the surf report
Staying Power • A long-awaited cultural hub promises to cement Arles’s place on the global art circuit—but there’s plenty more to see in this ancient French town
On the Waterfront • Auckland’s reinvigorated harbors and converted industrial spaces are helping turn the oft-bypassed Kiwi city into a destination
Powder Plus • New hotels and off-piste options land at Japan’s favorite ski resort
Of Fjords and Forests • In Norway’s fairy-tale region of Sunnmøre, a hotelier preserves nature while supporting the surrounding communities
Life in the Slow Lane • Locals in Piedmont and the Aosta Valley protect Italy’s future by embracing a more environmentally conscious past
Lightness of Being • In search of fresh seafood, warm-water beaches, and that elusive joie de vivre, Shelley Cameron-McCarron heads to Canada’s Acadian Coast
Here’s to the Future • We’ve locked down, canceled trips, and spent countless milestones—birthdays, graduations, honeymoons—cooped up at home. But with an end in sight, it’s time for a do-over. Time to dream again. To book that cruise, map out an epic road trip, or plan a family reunion. To remind ourselves why we travel in the first place—to celebrate ourselves, one another, and the world.
Lessons Learned • As two friends from business school cut a rug to Michel Teló on a dance floor in İzmir, I knew: This friendship would be a lifelong affair. Our road trip in Turkey was a spontaneous call. We yearned for mild evenings, stops at carts laden with pomegranates, and drives that would give us space to talk for hours. We found all of that along the jagged Aegean coast. A ferry across the Marmara Sea took us to the gateway of Bandırma; a rented Peugeot did the rest. In Behramkale, onetime abode of Aristotle, we feasted on rich Memecik olives. In the historic mineral spa of Pamukkale, we dipped our toes into surreal travertine pools. In Ephesus, one of the ancient world’s grandest settlements, we ambled along the columned Arcadian Way. Washing off the dust from our journey at Çemberlitaş Hamami, a magnificent bath in Istanbul, we delighted in our newfound closeness, a school bond cemented somewhere on the road.
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Love, Actually • Inspired by his friends’ idyllic postnuptial vacay in Kyushu, Richard Morgan learns to say “I do” to himself
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Rock the Boat • Lazy pool days, no bar tab, 10 friends, and 1,900 strangers—that was my bachelorette party. Our crew chose a three-day Caribbean sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line largely because of its all-inclusive nature, but also for the convenience of getting together throughout the day. Off the ship we explored Key West (Ernest Hemingway’s six-toed cats were a big hit) and snorkeled on Grand Bahama Island. But my favorite memories unfolded on board, in moments that felt surprisingly intimate—like...