DISCOVERING NEW PLACES, PEOPLE AND CONCEPTS is what we thrive on, and ‘discovery’ is a theme that runs through much of this month’s magazine. From eye-popping scientific discoveries made in 2017 (page 71) to more private realisations about our own mortality (‘Life’s Three Truths’, page 46 and ‘Safe-cation’, page 102) and online vulnerability (‘Lonely Heart Scams’, page 30). It’s safe to say that there’s much to conquer, realise and enjoy in life – you just have to open yourself to the possibilities.
While I’ve never been a big fan of scary movies, zombies or vampires, my favourite article this month is ‘Discovering Dracula Country’ (page 108) by Luke Spencer. Following the same route described by author Bram Stoker in his classic novel Dracula (1897), the vivid descriptions of travelling by train into Transylvania, with its misty mountains, graveyards and Bran Castle, could well have you making travel plans of your own. Certainly one for my bucket list!
Thank you to our growing band of Field Editors, who this month gave feedback on the table of contents and sent in articles that will appear later this year. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you all and am pleased the idea has been a success. If you’d like to join, please email: email@example.com