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AFAR May - June 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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United States
Language:
English
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Afar Media, LLC
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
let afar be your guide

VOTE NOW! Each year, we turn to you—the world’s best travelers—to tell us about the hotels, cruise lines, airlines, trips, and destinations that inspire your wanderlust. It’s that time again: The AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards are back! Go to afar.com/travelerschoiceawards to weigh in. Voting closes July 2, 2020. YOUR NEXT CITY ESCAPES Did you know that you can eat James Beard Award–winning Sonoran hot dogs in Tucson? And check into a slew of new hotels in Baltimore? Find out what smaller cities we’re making big plans to visit at afar.com/surprisingamerica.…

2 min.
tradition with a modern twist

THESE DAYS I SPEND about a third of the year in hotels, traveling extensively for business and pleasure. Aside from my preference for two firm pillows, a real human being at check-in, and a classic negroni on the house cocktail list, I have some thoughts about what it means to be a truly great hotel in 2020. They’ve helped guide our picks for this year’s Stay List, AFAR’s annual celebration of the best new hotels around the world. In the last decade, I’ve watched as hotels in major cities have focused on taking down the barriers between the community and the traveler. While the modus operandi at a resort was once to keep guests within the confines of its walls, today, hotels encourage guests to explore the local area and culture,…

1 min.
stay connected

At times like this, it’s more important than ever to remember all that’s good and inspiring in our world. AS THIS ISSUE WENT TO PRESS, the world was struggling to contain the COVID-19 virus: Air travel between the United States and most of Europe was severely restricted, major events had been canceled, and health officials were asking us to keep our distance from one another. At the time, it was hard to see to the other side of this crisis: when we would return to “normal.” As you read this, that still might be true. At AFAR, we take seriously our commitment to help serve you, the world’s best travelers, with information and stories that inspire, guide, and enable you to live your lives to the fullest. Right now, that means both…

2 min.
contributors

Colleen Kinder Writer In Search of Kindness p.124 Perfect timing: “I went to Canada during the off season. Everyone kept saying if I’d come two weeks earlier more places would have been open, but I loved being there when I didn’t have to contend with anyone. I could get out of my car in the middle of a back road and watch wild moose.” On track: “Alain de Botton writes in The Art of Travel that ‘journeys are the midwives of thought,’ and there’s something about trains that gives you a chance to think differently. It feels like sacred time to me.” Follow her: on Twitter @colleenkinder Nicholas Schmidle Writer A City on the Verge p.114 Flavor shock: “When we came back from Serbia, we realized that the tomato or egg or piece of fruit we got from Whole Foods…

5 min.
new mexico reimagined

DAY 1 Albuquerque Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, has caught the eye of curious travelers. Mayor Tim Keller, known for his love of heavy metal, has helped attract new creative businesses—both Netflix and NBC will open production studios here in 2020—and thus, creative people who are helping to shape the city. Visitors will find rich indigenous culture, new food halls, and a vibrant flamenco scene. THE PUEBLO STORY At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Hopi curator Rachel Moore stages exhibits such as HERitage: Pueblo Women Paving Cultural Pathways, which features contemporary female artists and sculptors. Pueblo Harvest, the center’s restaurant, serves amaranth pancakes, green-chile-and-cheese biscuits, and other dishes made from ingredients in use since before European colonization. OLÉ! Surprisingly, ABQ is one of the world’s most important flamenco towns, credited with reviving the dance form in…

1 min.
neighborhoods to explore

BLOOMINGDALE The streets in this corner of northern D.C. are lined with trees and vintage row homes. Crispus Attucks Park, one of several pocket parks in the area, used to be an abandoned lot until the community transformed it into a green oasis. Locals gather at the Boundary Stone Public House for craft beer, trivia nights, and live music; at the dive-ier Showtime bar, the jukebox is stocked with funk and soul. The rigatoni with fennel-sausage ragu at the Red Hen trattoria draws a crowd, so book in advance or settle in at the bar to wait for a table. IVY CITY Not long ago, travelers hardly gave this industrial zone north of Union Market a second glance. Today it’s full of chic spots to eat, drink, and socialize. Ivy City Smokehouse smokes…