Greatest mountain getaways
In our first issue for 2020 we take you to the world’s greatest mountain getaways, from the dizzying heights of the Himalayas, to our own mountain paradise, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cradle Mountain – St Clair National Park in Tasmania. We fly and flop at a beachside retreat in a quiet corner of Phuket on Thailand’s west coast; immerse ourselves in the ancient culture (and hot pools) in Japan’s northeast; master the mind in New Zealand’s far north; and sip our way through Mexico’s new wine frontier, the Guadalupe Valley. We find the best city stays around the globe with views that will leave lasting memories; jump onboard a five-star luxury adventure with Silversea Cruises through the Indonesia isles and hit the tracks on Australia’s newest rail journey, the Great Southern.
Top 20 trips in 2020
We’ve wrapped up the top 20 experiences you need in 2020 (and beyond), from glamping at the South Pole to dining like royalty in the Eiffel Tower. We bask in nature in Ireland and let you live your own fairy tale in castles and palaces turned luxury accommodation. We track our way through Peru on a luxury train, and dive into the atolls of Western Australia’s Rowley Shoals then take a sensory experience in Singapore, where we find the best places to wine and dine, before we head back home to slip down the laneways and into the bright lights of Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne.
From wildlife adventures to downtime in the tropics, it’s all here. In this issue, we track down the best animal encounters in the world, whether you’d prefer to hike into the Rwandan mountains to find gorillas or spot the big five in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park. Then it’s time to nip off for some indulgent adult-time at Fiji’s Malolo Island. Float in five-star luxury onboard the dreamy MS Europa 2, or hit new heights on a charter flight exploring the great Aussie outback. There’s no need to come back down to earth because we’ve got six luxury treehouses where you can drift away to the land of nod while surrounded by the natural world.
Best winter resorts
In this issue, we take you to the best ski resorts around the globe. Whether you’re after Michelin-star restaurants, ultra-luxurious chalets or steep slopes to point your ski tips towards, there’s a snow-capped mountain for everyone. We also road trip through Tuscany in search of thermal waters; curl up by the fire at some of the best highland hideaways, and take a culinary journey on one of the world’s most luxurious trains. Closer to home, we discover Tassie’s pretty Derwent Valley where at Truffle Lodge you’ll find safari tents with uninterrupted views across the River Derwent and rolling verdant hills – a world away from the capital of Hobart, that is a mere one hour drive away.
In this issue we take you to the world’s best islands, from the exclusive to the most adventurous. We try the latest wellness trend in Sri Lanka; learn about the eco wonders of the East African archipelago of The Seychelles, and explore the Komodo Islands on a new hand-built luxury yacht. Hop over to Kangaroo Island for a weekend of R&R; while deep in the Cambodian mountains we visit a luxury camp created entirely with conservation in mind.
In this issue we take you to the Maldives proving there’s much more to do than fly and flop in this Indian Ocean archipelago. We visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An in Vietnam’s central coast; and get close to the Maori culture, food foraging and feasting at a luxury lodge in New Zealand’s central North Island.