THE HEAD TINGLES AS YOU SMELL THE
freshly brewed coffee in your head, picture the sink-in-me bed, and imagine dipping your toes into sand so soft it makes you want to give up the flip flops eternally. Travel is made of memories and very often, we travel to make new ones that envelop us like a cloudy afterthought, long after that moment in time has passed. In our travel issue this month, we chase the beauty of fine travel, the luxury of unhurried vistas and the ecstasy of new discoveries.
Our cover man, Ayushmann Khurrana has had a busy year as both his films, Andhadhun and Badhai Ho, have done exceptionally well at the box office. The actor seeks inspiration in nature as he travels out of the city with us, far from all that signals routine. While he is always travelling for shoots and film promotions, what he loves best is putting his feet up and allowing the smells and sounds of nature to take over as he contemplates his next big project.
Travel information today is at our fingertips, and you feel like you have walked through the sites well before you have boarded that flight. We look at how technology has transformed the travel experience through the lens of a travel Instagrammer. While many experiences are created for that perfect #instaworthy picture, how has having a phone replace the camera changed how we view travel?
Our stories remind you where you should be spending your travel money this year and what’s replacing the ‘experiences-only’ segment. We also navigate old spaces with new forms of travel, like a special rail journey on board the Belmond in the United Kingdom. Kiwi land also charms us with its luxury itineraries. We trade a four-wheel drive for a bike, specifically the Harley Davidson as that helps us shimmy through the by lanes of Prague as the brand celebrates its 115th anniversary in this quaint, historic city.
From the biggest hotel launches to travel accessories and fashion that makes planning a vacation that much more fun, this issue packs a punch and helps you make informed decisions as you get ready to get new stamps on your passport. Safe travels.