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BEHIND THE SCENES • For a few weeks in April, it felt like there were more Traveler editors on ships than in the office. That’s because we spent the month sailing past glaciers and alongside sea turtles; hitting the pavement to come up with a better way of doing port cities; and road testing a waterslide or two. Here, a peek at who went where in the making of this issue.
WORD OF MONTH
THE FRENCH COAST THAT , S NEVER CROWDED
THE MOST BALLER SUITE ATSEA
“I , D NEVER BEEN TO A PLACE WITHOUT TANGIBLE EVIDENCE OF HUMAN LIFE.” • ACCESSORIES DESIGNER INDRÉ ROCKEFELLER TICKS ONE OFF THE BUCKET LIST
LIVE YOUR BEST PRE-EMBARKATION LIFE
A DREAM WORLD, IN REAL LIFE
DRESS THE PART • Four ultrachic carryalls to match seven rosésoaked days of cruising through the Languedoc.
BETTER WITH AGE
THE NEW OLD WAY OF GETTING THERE
CASA SAN AGUSTÍN IS EXACTLY WHERE YOU WANT TO BE
SKIMMING THE SURFACE IN INDIA, AND LOVING IT
REQUIEM FOR THE BUFFET
Island Hopping for Grown-Ups
HOW I BECAME A JOINER
THE INSIDER , S GUIDE TO THE INNER PASSAGE
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE • Cruise lines are launching more than a dozen new ships this year, many of which are stuffed with waterslides, restaurants, bars, spas, shows, clubs, and enough cabin categories to make your head swim. So we narrowed the field to these top five early faves and figured out who’d be happiest on each. All you have to do is decide when to go.
THE MAN WHO CAPTURED ITALY , S SOUTHERN COAST IN A BOTTLE
Do the Touristy Stuff First
There’s More to Bondi Than Its Beach
Day Drinking Never Looked So Good
THE CITY’S NEW TOP CHEFS
Go Beyond the City
The Bespoke Tailor and Interior Designer on Their Perfect Day
CANAL PLUS • IT TURNS OUT IT’S NOT SO HARD TO CREATE A PRIVATE, RUM-SOAKED ROMANCE ABOARD A MEGAYACHT CARRYING 148 STRANGERS FROM WEST TO EAST THROUGH THE PANAMA CANAL
LIGHT IN AUGUST • WITH DAYTIME LASTING WELL PAST 10, AND EVERYTHING FROM THE BEACH TO THE FARM STAND AT MOST A BIKE RIDE AWAY, DENMARK’S LAID-BACK SEASIDE TOWNS ARE PASTEL-PAINTED BACKDROPS FOR GENERATIONS OF SUMMERING FAMILIES
HOW TO SUMMER LIKE A DANE
LA BOHÈME • ECCENTRIC STYLE SETTER AND HOTELIER ALAN FAENA FINDS HIS GREATEST INSPIRATION IN JOSÉ IGNACIO, A PLACE HE HELPED TRANSFORM INTO URUGUAY’S MOST EXCLUSIVE AND GLAMOROUS BEACH TOWN
A VENICE TALE • HOW A FAMILY OF TEN GRADUALLY DISAPPEARED INTO THE FLOATING CITY’S HIDDEN A LLEY WAYS AND BYZANTINE CANALS UNTIL THEY FELT RIGHT AT HOME
Small but Mighty Appealing • Exploring the world’s most remote corners—polar extremes, equatorial rain forests, island chains you’d be hard-pressed to find on a map—will get way easier in the next year, thanks to these new and innovative expedition ships.
Make Like a Sailor • Marine Knots by Patrick Moreau and Jean-Benoît Héron (Harper Design) is a beautifully illustrated manual that’ll take you back to your summer-camp days.
207,000 Miles Logged in the Past Year • Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, on the horrors of airport showers and why she books an extra night at every hotel she checks into.
ROOM WITH A VIEW