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Conde Nast Traveler Volume I, 2018

Condé Nast Traveler magazine is filled with the travel secrets of celebrated writers and sophisticated travelers. Each monthly issue features breathtaking destinations, including the finest art, architecture, fashion, culture, cuisine, lodgings, and shopping. With Condé Nast Traveler as your guide, you'll discover the best islands, cities, spas, castles, and cruises.

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2 min.
behind the scenes

Photographer Bill Phelps approached his Mexico City assignment as a “modernist quest,” thrilled by the city’s rich architectural heritage. In the very 1960s Presidential Suite at the Camino Real Polanco hotel, Phelps (pictured above with model Yunuen Rhi) was immediately drawn to the marigold-colored spiral staircase that divides the space. “It’s incredibly photogenic, and feels so emblematic of the era,” he says. The Cover A sandbar off Kamalame Cay, from above, on Andros, the Bahamas, photographed by Adrian Gaut. Guy Trebay The New York Times reporter and critic goes deep on food and art in Mexico City, p. 98. What’s the first meal you crave when you get back home? A tuna-salad sandwich on lightly toasted white bread, eaten at the counter of Burger Heaven in Midtown Manhattan. And a Diet Coke. What would the…

1 min.
this year’s travel resolution?

Alex Postman, Features Director “I’m going to Bali to see what’s changed since it got trampled by the Eat Pray Love crowd. There are a few new hotels, and I’m always up for trying new and out-there wellness therapies. Plus I’m eager to check out the growing food scene on the island.” Corina Quinn, Senior City Guides Editor “I’m planning to visit a friend who’s living in Nepal. So much has been done in Kathmandu postearthquake: The city is back and ready for visitors, but it’s still not back on a lot of tourists’ radar.” Marina Cacciapuoti, Photo Assistant “I’m going to see blue whales in the Sea of Cortez in February, which is prime whale-viewing season. Jacques Cousteau called it the ‘world’s aquarium’ because of its abundance of sea creatures.” Erin Florio, Senior Associate Editor “I’m…

2 min.
a serious detox in kerala

Last April, after months of eating my way around the globe in the name of journalism, I decided it was time to majorly reset my system. An Indian friend had told me about Kalari Kovilakom, a health retreat in the lush southern Indian region of Kerala, where you can do a proper Ayurvedic cleanse. The 2,000-year-old healing practice has been turning up everywhere, from turmeric lattes to activated eye creams, but true Ayurvedic panchakarma (meaning “rebirth”) aims to balance the body through an intensive diet and treatment regimen (you should clear it with your doctor first). For two weeks, my days consisted of massages, hot oil treatments, gentle yoga, drinking medicated ghee (which provoked some admittedly unpleasant purging), and eating restorative vegan meals. It helped that the center felt like…

2 min.
the year of no boundaries

Is it still true that the butter in France (Switzerland, Italy, England…), even in the age of hipster-churned cream from Vermont, for which I pay a hefty seven dollars at the farmers’ market, is just better? Maybe. Certainly it’s yellower and saltier. More likely, it’s just different, and therefore something, like the smell of eucalyptus leaves in Los Angeles or the somehow never-mealy peaches in my grandmother’s garden in rural Chile, that is forever tethered to place. Consciously or not, what we travelers are seeking nearly every time we board a plane is the feeling of foreignness. We travel for the thrilling (and sometimes uncomfortable) disorientation of losing ourselves in a new culture where things look, taste, and sound different, and to understand ourselves freed from all of our familiar…

4 min.
for the love of... tan feet, outdoor showers, and afternoon naps under a palapa

ALWAYS GREAT AND CLOSE (ENOUGH) TO HOME Amanera Playa Grande, Dominican Republic Cheval Blanc St Barth Isle de France St. Barts Cuixmala Costalegre, Mexico Eden Rock - St. Barths St. Barts Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Costa Rica Four Seasons Resort Lanai Hawaii GoldenEye Jamaica Guana Island British Virgin Islands Hermitage Bay Antigua Hotel Esencia Playa del Carmen, Mexico Hôtel Le Toiny St. Barts Insólito Boutique Hotel Búzios, Brazil Jumby Bay Island Antigua Kamalame Cay Bahamas Malibu Beach Inn Malibu, Calif. Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort Anguilla Ocean House Watch Hill, R.I. One&Only Palmilla San José del Cabo, Mexico The Resort at Pedregal Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Rockhouse Jamaica Rosewood Mayakoba Playa del Carmen, Mexico Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa Trancoso, Brazil WHEN YOU REALLY NEED TO GET AWAY Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives The rare Maldivian resort where the beach villas outdo those over water; of all the megawatt luxe resorts in the area,…

2 min.
for the love of... being lulled to sleep by the sounds of grunting hippos

A few nights in the bush are going to be memorable no matter what, but the right property— in a spot-on location with expertly trained guides, good community relations, and spaces that enchant during the idle hours between game drives—can make your trip lifechanging. What comes to mind are places that plunk you into IMAX-like ecosystems, such as the sleek andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge on Botswana’s lush delta, home also to the new Duba Plains Camp, whose tented suites have the copper-tubchic expedition style of its gold-standard sibling, Zarafa Camp. Or Jack’s Camp out in the Makga dikgadi Pans, with an Oriental-rug-lined tent surrounded by desert so silent you can hear your own thoughts. For deck viewing, there’s Jamala Madikwe in South Africa, whose five villas overlook a water…