WELCOME to the final edition of Escape for 2011. This year we’ve had a ball bringing you stories and pictures from around the globe, from Amsterdam to Zambia and all points in-between. We’ve also worked hard to find you the best holiday deals available. A quick note of acknowledgement for our small staff crew – including Renae Robinson, Michael Frost, Michael Tong, Angela Saurine and Peter Holmes – and our team of freelance writers, for all their efforts. Thanks, too, to the many loyal advertisers who have supported Escape – we look forward to seeing you in our pages in 2012. Finally, to you, dear reader, our deepest gratitude. Escape readers are incredibly loyal. We do appreciate your praise and criticism – keep it coming next year! We trust you’ll have a safe and restful break.