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Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler

July/August 2021

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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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast US
Frequency:
Monthly
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8 Issues

in this issue

2 min
actor connie britton on zanzibar

“A few years ago, some friends who were traveling around the world with their children were nearing the end of their trip and they said they’d always wanted to go to Zanzibar. So I said, Let’s go! My son Yoby, who was seven at the time, and I flew to Tanzania and met up with them there. The first thing that struck me when we arrived was the white sand beaches. We live in California, so we’ve visited a lot of beaches in our time—but the coast of the Indian Ocean felt like another beast entirely. The beaches are so vast and powdery, and the water is crystal blue, warm, and very shallow. You can walk out really far. Plus, we stayed at this boutique hotel, Zanzibar White Sand, which…

3 min
where freedom rings

James Baldwin prophetically predicted these times, in which righteous protest and violent insurrection have erupted almost in tandem, when he asserted: “We can disagree and still love each other, unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.” And after we’ve spent months of standing still, locked inside, often afraid, there are few better ways to reacquaint ourselves with this country—and one another—than by driving the official U.S. Civil Rights Trail and visiting the locations, many of them national monuments, where brave Americans have already changed the narrative once before. Coordinated mainly by state tourism agencies, the U.S. Civil Rights Trail was formalized in 2018 as a means to honor the mid-20th-century Black freedom struggle. Stretching from Wilmington, Delaware, to Topeka, Kansas, with…

4 min
rung to rung along the iron way

It was 30 degrees in Idaho Springs, Colorado, in mid-April, and I was perched on a cliff edge in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, doing my best to keep moving forward despite having lost most of the feeling in my fingers. I was scrambling along the Mount Evans Via Ferrata, a set of metal cables and rungs permanently installed near the base of one of the state’s most majestic 14ers. It’s probably a good thing my phone was pinned to my body by a well-worn climbing harness. If I’d tried for a selfie hanging over the void, it probably would have wound up on the craggy rocks below. Like a shipping pier transformed into an urban park, a via ferrata is a piece of industry reimagined. The first ones…

3 min
northeast kingdom

THE NEWS FROM NEWPORT If you’ve missed festivals, take note: Newport is inching its way back to normalcy this summer with a stacked dance card of (reduced-capacity) goings-on: The Newport Folk and Jazz festivals are back in late July, followed by the Newport International Boat Show in September. Book a room at The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection to be at the center of the action; the Gilded Age grande dame just underwent a facelift courtesy of hip Dallas design collective Swoon. Walk over to The Reef, a brand-new restaurant on Howard Wharf that focuses on sophisticated seafood dishes like za’atar-crusted salmon—it’s a welcome departure from Newport’s usual all-fried-everything approach. Across town, the beloved Castle Hill Inn ups its alfresco game with private candlelit farm dinners in the middle of its vegetable…

3 min
trip planner

> STAY Dimora Cala del Pozzo, Favignana The La Cavera family has transformed Favignana with linend-raped retreats that rival those of the Aeolians. Family patriarch Blasco La Cavera co-owns Il Baglio sull’Acqua (see below) and Cas’almare, which has quarries cut into the rock like Roman pools; Dimora dell’Olivastro, on an organic farm, and the eight-room Dimora Cala del Pozzo are his sister Ginevra’s domain. Here, millstones are curated works of art, and evenings are for sprawling in driftwood cabanas. Doubles from $170; dimoracaladelpozzo.it Il Baglio sull’Acqua, Favignana This baglio—the Sicilian version of a masseria—straddles explorable World War II tunnels and an underground lake of purified seawater. Perched on the water, it’s less a historic farmhouse and more a courtly riad, updated in 2016 with Moroccan antiques and beds by the pool. “Because…

1 min
local leaders

How well any of us connects to a destination often comes down to having the right guide. And across the United States, the descendants of those who lived here first can explain the landscape and centuries of tradition like no one else. In Idaho, the Nimiipuu women–run outfitter Nez Perce Tourism contextualizes this part of its staffers’ ancestral homelands while digging into the tribe’s 16,000-year history. Appaloosa horseback rides and immersive two- and three-day adventure tours are also available. In Arizona’s Monument Valley, Navajo guides Harold and Deborah Simpson own and run Simpson’s Trailhandler Tours, taking guests through the natural arches and across the stunning plateaus. Up in the Last Frontier, the Huna Tlingit guides at Alaska Native Voices work closely with park rangers, lodges, and cruise ships to share…