Conde Nast Traveler April 2017

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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behind the cover

“I tell the story of society through the lens of individuals,” says Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop. In 2012, he kicked off his ongoing series, “Le Studio des Vanités,” a collection of portraits featuring ambitious young creatives from Dakar. One of his sitters was the journalist and TV anchor Oumy Ndour. When we interviewed her for this issue (page 82), she enthused over the next generation’s embrace of social media. “Young people are increasingly asserting themselves,” she says. “And now, because of the dynamism of the African continent, that famous phrase ‘The future is Africa’ is no longer rhetoric. It’s something concrete.” Ndour’s words captured the essence of this issue, reminding us why we embarked on this journey in the first place. And Diop’s striking image of Ndour mesmerized us.…

new comfort zones

On January 30, shortly after President Trump announced his travel ban targeting seven Muslim-majority countries, we ran a series of images of natural and man-made wonders from Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Iraq, and Iran across our social channels. A shot of some of the 200 Nubian pyramids of Meroe in eastern Sudan, for example, which were built around 2,500 years ago, drew “Who knew?” commentary from many of our Facebook and Instagram followers—as did the idyllic beaches of Somalia’s north coast. Rest assured, we weren’t telling people to spend Spring Break in Yemen. Rather, we were making a plea to look beyond the political headlines and remember how shockingly beautiful these places are during more peaceful times. Travel advisories come and go, just as dictatorships rise and fall. But…

go now getting warmer

I like to think of early fall in Brazil as the sweet spot for sun lovers like me: Temp eratures hover around 80 degrees in Rio, and flights from New York City are way cheaper (by $700) post–Carnaval madness. This month, I’m going with some friends for our version of an adult Spring Break and staying at my go-to, the Belmond Copacabana Palace (I love the rooftop bar at the Fasano down the shore, but Copa has the greatest poolside caipirinhas in town). Plus, the new Calatrava Museum of Tomorrow is a subway hop away. From Rio we’re driving two-and-a-half hours northeast to Búzios and checking in to the Insólito Boutique Hotel & Spa, where bougainvillea tumbles from the pool deck to the private beach. We may peel ourselves off…

rooms for everyone

I’m not currently planning any type of elaborate family reunion (thank God), but if I were, I’d con sider Lake Kora, an 1898 timber estate nearly 300 miles north of New York City, in the Adiron dacks. It was a private home for most of its existence, with just four different owners (including the Vanderbilts), before being bought in 2005 by real estate mogul Mark Palmer, who had the sense to turn it into a lakeside getaway for paying guests in 2013. It’s only open from July through October, but I’d say go in the last couple of weeks, during fall when the ma ple and birch leaves will be turning. This is the kind of place where you make s’mores at the stone fireplace and watch the sun set…

the danish girl

L.A.–based Dane Anine Bing has become the go-to designer for models and actresses off duty: Kendall Jenner, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Jessica Alba are all fans of her cool, laid-back basics—just-stretchy-enough charcoal skinny jeans with raw hems, simple studded black ankle boots, a perfectly tailored leather biker jacket. The former model and mother of two opened stores in Paris and Barcelona this past year, and yet she still found time for her annual pilgrimage to her native Copenhagen. Here, the places she returns to again and again. ER IN FLOR IO Check In Here “I always tell friends to stay at the boutique hotel SP34 in the city’s Latin Quarter—it’s very central and in walking distance of pretty much everything. Its lounge, which has super comfortable couches, is also popular with locals meeting…

hello, tokyo

“For most young women in Tokyo, kimonos are reserved for tea ceremonies or watching Kabuki theater,” says Ikué Uramuné, who, along with her twin sister, Miyuki, launched a limited collection of kimono-inspired dresses and jumpsuits. The pieces, cut from chirimen silk and hand-embroidered, nod to the traditional robes but look modern and spot-on for a night out. When the sisters aren’t hard at work (their online shop debuts this month), you’ll likely find the pair in the city’s most globally influenced neighborhoods— eating and shopping in artsy Daikanyama or kicking off the night sipping sake cocktails in cobblestone-lined Azabu-Juban. Here, their hit list. Cedros,Daikanyama Owned by two brothers who grew up in San Diego, this cozy seafood restaurant is “like Japan meets Italy meets California,” says Ikué. Where else would you…