For this issue we travelled to Sir Bani Yas Island to shoot Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan for our June cover. “Why Lindsay Lohan?” you ask. Never judge a book by its cover, I say. From New York to Dubai (the city she has called home for the last two years), via LA and London, Lindsay is someone who embraces new cultures, has an enthusiastic sense of adventure (she’s been bitten by a snake and a shark) and, as the tabloids would state, lives life to the full. Well, that’s what life’s about isn’t it? It’s for living! She’s also one of the most intriguing people I’ve ever met. During the few days we spent together I realised that the person I’d read about in the media in the past was not the person I was roaming around with spotting giraffes in a jeep. She has a magical aura, something I cannot explain. What I can tell you though, is that she is one smart, selfless woman. Read more about the new film she’s shooting in Saudi Arabia and her World Islands project on page 98.
For the rest of the issue we bring you all the wanderlust inspiration you need, from your vacation wardrobe (on page 62) to the South American sanctuaries (page 132) the team has primed to the top of their bucket lists as we write this issue. Slim Aarons brings us some serious poolside glamour on page 44 and on page 136 we tell you everything you need to know about travelling solo. Safe travels, and don’t forget your passport!