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AFAR August - September 2015

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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"it's a big place, this america"

“DRIVING THROUGH AMERICA, IT WOULD OFTEN BE OVER A HUNDRED MILES OF STRAIGHT ROAD, BEAUTIFUL BLUES AND YELLOWS MEETING IN THE HORIZON.”“I CLOCKED 5,985 MILES, 129 CUPS OF COFFEE, 49 STOPS, 13 STATES, AND 2 FLAT TIRES.”…

2 min.
catching a new wave

Ispent my 11th birthday in Afghanistan. It was 1975, and my mother, a big believer in travel as education, had taken me on my first of many epic trips: six weeks through India, Iran, Iraq, and the Khyber Pass between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Traveling is such an educational, humbling process, and those early trips shaped my mind-set. I’m always chasing what’s bigger, higher, faster, farther, always pursuing the next target that eludes me. Over the years, competing as a professional surfer and windsurfer brought me to incredible places in every corner of the world, including Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Iceland, and French Polynesia. I’ve seen so much that eventually the novelty of travel for its own sake wore off. I still love to travel, but now it’s more about pursuing specific interests.…

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contributors

p.49 HOWIE KAHN Writer Is She the One? p.80 He’s an airport early bird: “There is so much to do—those massage chairs, for example. People ask, ‘Who uses those?’ I do! In Amsterdam, there’s great cheese. Heathrow’s Virgin Atlantic lounge has a spa. Singapore’s airport even has a movie theater.” Not to mention the people-watching: “You see folks interact with their friends and families. You can learn a lot about human nature by getting to the airport early.” See his flights: on Instagram @howiekahn. PEDEN + MUNK Photographers Back to the Land p.88 How Moroccans break down bread: “While we were shooting in the Jebala region, we found a community oven and met the guy who cooks bread for all the families in the area. He knows to which family each loaf belongs and he never gets them confused.” On…

1 min.
design within reach

1 LOS CABOS, BAJA MEXICO The surfers at Monuments Beach have a new audience since June’s debut of The Cape. All 161 rooms have terraces stocked with binoculars for whale (or surfer) watching. The 1960s Mexico-meets-SoCal style is courtesy of acclaimed Mexican architect Javier Sánchez; big-name chef Enrique Olvera oversees the food. This October, the hotel will get a rooftop bar with views across the Sea of Cortez. From $317. thompsonhotels.com/the-cape 2 PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, CANADA Two hours east of Toronto in rural Prince Edward County, the just-opened 13-room Drake Devonshire feels like an artist’s retreat in the woods. An in-house curator taps local and international talents for permanent and rotating art installations, while a mess hall–inspired dining room and a fire pit on the inn’s grassy shoreline add a bit of summer camp…

3 min.
ready to go? four tips for retiring to airbnb

1 Crunch the numbers “You know how you go on vacation and get that ‘Ah, what the hell’ feeling about money? Well, we can’t go into that mode,” says Debbie. “Our goal was to spend the same amount of money that we would if we had retired back home. On average, we spend $90 per night on lodging.” 2 Get your bearings “In every city where it’s available, we take a free walking tour on the first day. It helps us get oriented and decide what we’ll do,” says Debbie. “Also, as soon as we arrive at our house, we take inventory and find out where the market is. We get the basics, like cereal and juice. I always try to take local cooking classes. It’s a challenge to cook in a new…

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near & afar

JUST BACK FROM UP OUR ALLEY In Barcelona, associate editor Danielle Walsh’s best discoveries came while ambling along the side streets. I’m convinced the best way to see Barcelona is on foot—not wandering the main drag of La Rambla but exploring the city’s many alleys. In them, I stumbled onto under-the-radar boutiques, old-school tapas joints, and plenty of places to raise a glass. One Friday evening in the shabby-chic El Born neighborhood, I came across natural wine spot Bar Brutal. The briny, crisp Catalonian whites fortified me for a dance party held at the courtyard of the nearby Museu d’Història de Barcelona. The next hazy-headed morning, I recovered over a velvety cortado, Spain’s answer to the cappuccino, at Caravelle in the lively, if somewhat seedy, Raval neighborhood. As it turned out, I had…