Travel + Leisure March 2020

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12 Números

en este número

6 min.
letter from the editor

CONTRIBUTORS 1. Paola + Murray UNDER A PUGLIAN SUN (P. 80) Husband-and-wife photography duo Paola Ambrosi de Magistris and Murray Hall have been shooting together for close to a decade. For this issue, they left New York City behind and traveled to Puglia, Italy, for a week—and savored every minute. Their recommendations are simple: “Take naps, walk among the olive trees, and enjoy a glass of Primitivo di Manduria wine in a village square.” 2. Andrew Sean Greer AN AUTUMN LIKE NO OTHER (P. 90) “We never once fought!” says the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist about the 49th-birthday trip to Japan he took with his twin brother, Mike. Greer used the services of Inside Japan Tours to plan the adventure. “It was my first time using a tour operator, so I was wary, but they made it…

15 min.
it list 2020

Camissa House Cape Town WHAT GIVES THIS eight-room bolt-hole an edge in a town packed with great hotels? To start, an exclusive address in Oranjezicht, one of Cape Town’s loveliest residential neighborhoods, right at the foot of Table Mountain. Then there are the quirky design details, including custom wallpaper depicting Cape flora and fauna in each room, and rows of black-jacketed books in the library. Before heading out each morning, I feasted on banana-bread French toast, omelettes, or pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup and cinnamon-coconut cream. A complimentary shuttle service whisks guests to the beach, cableway, V&A Waterfront, or any of Cape Town’s host of excellent restaurants—and the general manager has many of the top spots on speed dial, which makes snagging reservations a breeze. Service, meanwhile, strikes a balance between…

5 min.
delta force

TRAVELERS’ TALES, FROM NEAR AND FAR THE LEOPARD was easy in our presence, climbing a tall termite mound to pose with her front paws set primly together. The creature’s pale eyes narrowed against the sun as she gazed into the distance, scanning thickets of scrub for warthogs or, perhaps, an impala. Our guide, Oetile “Butler” John, reckoned she was about five years old. But neither he nor the researchers in another vehicle alongside us recognized this leopard. She was a newcomer to the Khwai Private Reserve, in the Okavango Delta, and a symbol of the positive momentum there. A flurry of lodges has opened in and around the delta in the past year. From classic no-frills bush camps to cosseting luxury properties, this growth proves how popular Botswana remains, even as safari-goers…

6 min.
creative suite

YOU COULD SAY I moved to South Beach because of the Betsy Hotel. That may sound counterintuitive—living in the same town as your favorite hotel would seem to make staying there unnecessary. But the Betsy, a colonnaded rarity of Georgian architecture in Art Deco South Beach, is much more than just a very lovely luxury hotel. And I had never stayed there in the traditional sense. The Betsy makes an artists’ residency available, free of charge, to a different writer or performer every week, in tribute to Hyam Plutzik. He was a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and the father of Jonathan Plutzik, who has owned the hotel with his wife, Lesley Godwasser, since 2005. The Writer’s Room began to host artists in 2009; more than 850 have…

5 min.
to the manor born

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE unbelievable evenings straight out of a J.M.W. Turner painting, the sky flushing peach over the gilded treetops of the English countryside. I was wandering the grounds of the Newt in Somerset, a 23-room hotel in southwestern England. The estate grounds are open to the public during working hours, but the last day-tripper was long gone—and dusk had all but fallen—as I swung open a wrought-iron gate and stepped through a door in a high brick wall. Inside, I found a huge, mazelike garden lined with more than 260 varieties of apple trees from counties across the U.K. (NORTHUMBERLAND, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NORFOLK read the stone inscriptions lining the path.) Some fruits were red, some green, others a soft russet bronze; each hung on a perfectly trained branch. Alone…

3 min.
party of one

AFTER A LONG first day of a work trip to London, I’m lounging in my king-size bed at 11 Cadogan Gardens, eating a club sandwich made with peppery roast chicken and crisp bacon. Making my meal all the more delicious: its dignified arrival (on a wheeled cart, under a silver dome) and the fact that the only dress code I have to adhere to is self-imposed (fluffy oversize robe, ill-fitting padded slippers). Other road warriors—those relegated to generic business hotels—might feel forlorn at the prospect of yet another solo hotel stay. But since I rarely travel by myself and am generally lucky enough to stay at beautiful properties, it’s the most hedonistic treat imaginable. Over the years, I’ve developed a few rituals. After dropping my bags, I embark on a thorough room…