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The Editor’s Letter
Introducing: The 1 in 10 Project • It’s our way of celebrating the people of travel—and sharing their tips and insights with you—as we look ahead to life after the pandemic
REMEMBERING HAROLD EVANS • The long legacy of the crusading newspaperman and publisher includes this very magazine
Palate Shift • These rising star chefs highlight the extraordinary diversity of Black cuisine across the U.S.
PUMPING THE BRAKES • In response to the pandemic, operators—and travelers—are adopting the principles of the slow travel movement
Winter by the Shore • Turns out these new Northeast oceanside spots are great in the cold
It’s All About the Journey
KEEPING THE FAITH • Houston’s redone Rothko Chapel provides more of the quiet moments we need right now
Uptown Funk • Interior designer Sara Ruffin Costello on the suddenly vibrant, tree-lined precinct of New Orleans where her new hotel hot spot just opened
Marks the Spot • On New Zealand’s North Island, a new cultural center highlights those who were here first
Where to Go in 2021 • This crazy year has changed so much about travel: the where, the how, and perhaps most importantly, the why. On the following pages we sketch out the myriad reasons for getting out there again next year—and the best and most meaningful ways to do it.
Now’s the Time for That Dream Trip • The closest many of us got to that far-flung beach this year was a deep scroll through our Instagram feed. So next year we should all be going big and visiting places that are tough to pull off without help from an expert—the kinds of places that make for a once-in-a-lifetime escape. Think the hard-to-reach Angola wetlands in search of marshbuck, or areas of Antarctica typically seen only by scientists. Practically speaking, these are the types of trips that must be booked six months to a year in advance, so start planning. Below are five all-new getaways fit for a return to travel, organized by the best fixers around.
This Is Kyoto’s Year
The All-American Road Trip Gets an Upgrade
A Wellness Getaway Has Never Been So Necessary • Some of us ate too much. Most of us drank too much. Many of us sat hunched over makeshift desks for hours as we Zoomed with colleagues or loved ones. We were alone too often or struggled to claim a minute for ourselves. The past eight months have taken a toll, and we could all use a little more self-care (cringey term be damned). Here’s where to find it in the new year.
Home Is Calling
The Office Is Where You Make It
There Are Places You Haven’t Been Where You Already Belong
Vegas Is Still Vegas
Just a Short Flight Away • Not being able to sneak away to Cabo or Antigua over a long weekend for a quick hit of sunshine, or cross into British Columbia for spring skiing, made many American travelers realize just how much we took these easy escapes for granted. Thankfully there are countless new reasons to visit Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean as these beloved destinations open up again.
You Can’t Go Another Year Without Visiting Italy
It’s Not Too Late to Celebrate
The Great Outdoors Is Your New Backyard • Summer 2020 was filled with hastily planned camping excursions and road trips through vast, empty spaces where other travelers (if any) were well out of sight. To meet demand, luxe tented camps and nature trails are...