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AFAR

AFAR

January/February 2020

AFAR is a different kind of travel magazine that guides and inspires those who travel the world seeking to connect with its people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives. Get AFAR digital magazine subscription today for intriguing travel stories told with beautiful photos and a fresh design.

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2 min.
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AFAR.COM @AFARMEDIA FOUNDERS GREG SULLIVAN & JOE DIAZ EDITORIAL VP, EDITOR IN CHIEF Julia Cosgrove @juliacosgrove EXECUTIVE EDITOR Jeremy Saum @jsaum DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Tara Guertin @lostluggage ACTING DESIGN DIRECTOR Taylor Le @itstaylorle DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL CONTENT Laura Dannen Redman @laura_redman DEPUTY EDITOR Jennifer Flowers @jenniferleeflowers MANAGING EDITOR Nicole Antonio @designated_wingit_time MANAGING EDITOR, GUIDES Ann Shields @aegisnyc SENIOR EDITORS Tim Chester @timchester Aislyn Greene @aislynj DIGITAL FEATURES EDITOR Katherine LaGrave @kjlagrave GUIDES EDITOR Natalie Beauregard @nataliebeauregard TRAVEL NEWS EDITOR Michelle Baran @michellehallbaran DESTINATION NEWS EDITOR Lyndsey Matthews @lyndsey_matthews VIDEO EDITOR Claudia Cardia @chlaupin DIGITAL PHOTO EDITOR Lyn Horst @laurella67 JUNIOR DESIGNER Emily Blevins @emilyroseblevins ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR Rachel McCord @rachelmc_cord ASSOCIATE EDITOR Maggie Fuller @goneofftrack ASSISTANT EDITORS Sarah Buder @sarahbuder Sara Button @saramelanie14 EDITOR AT LARGE Ashlea Halpern @ashleahalpern EDITOR, AFAR ADVISOR Annie Fitzsimmons @anniefitzsimmons CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Lisa Abend @lisaabend, Chris Colin @chriscolin3000, Emma John @foggymountaingal, Ryan Knighton, Peggy Orenstein @pjorenstein, Anya von Bremzen COPY EDITOR Elizabeth Bell PROOFREADER Pat Tompkins EDITORIAL FELLOW Mekalyn…

1 min.
the world through your lens

FOR OUR SECOND annual AFAR Photo Awards, presented by United MileagePlus, we asked you, our readers, to enter your best travel photos in five categories: cities, food, outdoors, people, and style and design. We received more than 3,000 submissions, and the entry fees raised nearly $4,000 for Learning AFAR, our nonprofit foundation that sponsors travel for underserved young people. Here are the winning photographs. • For more, including additional juror favorites, go to afar.com/photoawards. GRAND PRIZE WINNER “Fixing Nets” DIEP VAN In Phan Rang, Vietnam, women wearing traditional bamboo hats use old-fashioned sewing machines to repair fishing nets. PEOPLE “Aibubu” ELLA MACK Aibubu, a Kyrgyz girl attending the 2018 World Nomad Games, sits for a portrait. FOOD “Irish Mussels” SHELL ROYSTER While on a trip through western Ireland, the photographer participated in a mussel expedition at family-run Killary Fjord Shellfish in County Galway.…

5 min.
2020 travelers’ choice awards

ADVENTURE DESTINATION Patagonia Argentina and Chile share this region, where there are Andean peaks to trek, lava fields to mountain bike, and plenty of fauna to spot on a safari-style game drive. Travelers can search for condors flying overhead, track pumas, or watch guanacos—cousins to llamas. U.S. ROAD TRIP California Highway 1 The route stretches more than 650 miles along the coast of the Golden State. Among the many pleasures it offers road-trippers are the scent of sea salt in Malibu, glimpses of redwoods in Big Sur, and memorable views of the Golden Gate Bridge. CULTURE CAPITAL, EUROPEAN CITY Paris Paris is always a good idea. Of note this year: Several new restaurants were awarded Michelin stars, including La Poule au Pot; the Hotel Lutetia was recently refurbished; and a retrospective of Leonardo da Vinci’s work at the…

5 min.
where to cruise in 2020

the SHIPS ▪ National Geographic Endurance Debuting in April 2020, the hardiest ship ever from expedition-cruise pioneer Lindblad will have the highest ice-class rating of any passenger vessel in the industry, allowing it to venture deep into polar regions—including Eastern Greenland and Norway’s Lofoten Islands—in comfort. A glass-walled yoga studio lets passengers practice Natarajasana while keeping an eye out for polar bears. ▪ Celebrity Flora With sprawling suites, cabanas for deck-top glamping, and menus designed by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher, this 100-passenger yacht from Celebrity Cruises is based in the Galápagos year-round. A dynamic positioning system allows the ship to float near landing sites without dropping anchor, which means it won’t disturb the underwater habitat (a first in the Galápagos). ▪ Scenic Eclipse Upscale eateries, a full-service spa, and butler-served mega-suites, plus a helicopter and a…

31 min.
where to go in 2020

Where will 2020 take you? Over the following pages, you’ll find 28 destinations to kick-start your travel dreaming and scheming. We’ve surfaced emerging places. We’ve highlighted unexpected spots. And we’ve blown out a handful of classic destinations—the places we return to again and again, such as Italy and Japan—with alternatives to the big cities and the most crowded seasons. Turn the page to begin your 2020 journey, and find more tips and news at afar.com/wtg2020. JAPAN This year, all eyes will be on Japan as the 2020 Summer Olympics (July 24–August 9) kick off in Tokyo. But the summer season is also a wonderful time to explore beyond the capital city by cooling off in the mountains of Nikko, exploring Hokkaido’s flower-strewn hills, or cycling through the rural islands of Shikoku and…

2 min.
five ways to heat up your winter in scottsdale

While much of the country is dealing with winter weather that’s just shy of snowmageddon, Scottsdale is basking in sunshine and 72-degree days. It’s the perfect recipe for chasing away the chilly winter blues. So, don’t let winter’s gray skies get you down – join us, and warm up in Scottsdale! 1 HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS In a landscape as panoramic as the Sonoran Desert, there’s no better way to soak it all in than on a hot air balloon flight. You’ll drift along with the breeze as your pilot guides the balloon high into the air for expansive scenic views or dips close to the ground for a glimpse of wildlife and native vegetation. Every ride ends with a champagne toast to commemorate your flight. 2 HOT STONE MASSAGES Discover the soft er…