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Travel + Leisure April 2020

TRAVEL + LEISURE™ is an indispensable guide to where to stay, what to eat, and what to do around the globe. Every month, TRAVEL + LEISURE™ puts easy trip ideas, itineraries, and insider information right at your fingertips. Get advice from our travel experts and view the magazine's award-winning photography. The digital edition of TRAVEL + LEISURE™ has all the tools you need to take you where you want to go.

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5 min.
letter from the editor

CONTRIBUTORS 1. Nick Ballón A NEW DAY FOR KENYA (P. 74) For this issue, the Anglo-Bolivian photographer hit four wildlife conservancies in Kenya and Tanzania—not bad for his first-ever safari. There were sightings of rhinos and lions, but some of the most memorable moments were impossible to photograph, like the elephants he spotted on a nocturnal game drive. “It was too dark to capture anything, so I happily put away my camera and just soaked it all in,” he recalls. 2 Luis Garcia THE ROOTS OF REINVENTION (P. 92) “Baja California is changing fast,” says the Tijuana-born photographer about his home state. “The wine keeps getting better, the food is amazing, and there are more great places to stay.” The highlight of his trip was waking up early one morning to hike to the top of…

3 min.
queen of all she surveys

A GLOBETROTTER’S GUIDE TO THE LATEST IN TRAVEL SOMETIMES, even the best vacations require a bit of work. To reach Virgin Gorda, most travelers fly first to Puerto Rico, then to Tortola and, finally, hop on a ferry. Or there’s a slightly easier route: a flight to St. Thomas followed by a seaplane to Virgin Gorda. Why would any rational mother of a rambunctious four-year-old bother with either option for a three-night getaway? When I heard that Rosewood Little Dix Bay had finally reopened after a four-year closure, I threw all caution to the wind. Little Dix isn’t just any cookie-cutter resort. It’s the kind of place where brilliant stars help light your way at night, pink honeysuckle grows in abundance, and staff members stay for decades. My last visit was a…

2 min.
at home in the world

On Settling in to a New Place Alice Waters: Fanny and I took our first trip, just the two of us, when she was eight years old. Fanny Singer: We were visiting friends in Provence. I remember pulling over at every town that looked like it would have a good farmers’ market. AW: When I go to a new destination I like to visit the market right away and pick up cheese and bread to have with me for a picnic. FS: Once, in France, she ordered a pizza with nothing on it, and out of her basket she pulled mozzarella, basil, olive oil, and salt. Right at the table—no shame. AW: That’s something I love to do. I feel so self-reliant. FS: The working title of the book was just Home. I wanted to impart…

1 min.
pushing the boundries

SIERRA LEONE A new visa-on-arrival program makes it easier than ever to go—contact T+L A-List travel advisor Mark Nolting (safari@africanadventure.com) to plan a trip to sites like Mount Bintumani and Jaibui Island, home to elusive pygmy hippos. Then see the country’s recently appointed national animal at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (tacugama.com). MALAWI An elephant relocation in 2017—along with similar projects countrywide over the past two decades—has replenished biodiversity in national parks like Liwonde, Nkhotakota, and Majete (africanparks.org) after years of poaching. Book a Big Five–spotting trip with Robin Pope Safaris (robinpopesafaris.net), a pioneer in the region. ANGOLA A new flying safari from Natural Selection (naturalselection.travel; 12 nights from $20,500) whisks travelers through the country’s riverine ecosystems, tracing the Okavango Delta from its source in the Angolan highlands to its endpoint in the Kalahari. Add a stop…

1 min.
everything is illuminated

AN EXHIBITION SPACE carved out of a World War II–era submarine base in the French city of Bordeaux gives fresh meaning to the term “underground art.” Bassins de Lumières opens this spring inside La Base Sous-Marine, in the riverfront Bacalan neighborhood. It will be one of the largest centers for digital art in the world. The inaugural show, “Gustave Klimt: Gold and Color,” will feature imagery inspired by the Austrian painter’s work projected onto the walls, floors, and pools of the massive bunker, with music composed to accompany the shifting backdrops. bassins-lumieres.com. CULTUREESPACES-NUIT DE CHINE, AKG IMAGES/COURTESY OF BASSIN DES LUMIÈRES…

2 min.
backstreet’s back

1. THE GREATER GOOD At this homey, high-ceilinged bar, it’s easy to picture yourself becoming a regular. There are cognoscenti-approved local sour beers; pinball and video games in the second-floor mini-arcade; and plenty of pillowy pizzas, thanks to a kiosk from Toronto fave North of Brooklyn. thegreatergoodbar.com. 2. PARALLEL Originally launched as a tahini factory, Parallel has blossomed into Toronto’s best Middle Eastern restaurant. Order the silken hummus, mellow, house-made labaneh, and vibrant shakshuka, plus cocktails like a martini with lemon and halvah. Mandatory: the falafel, bright green with parsley and cilantro. parallelbrothers.com; small plates $5–$18. 3. 211 GEARY This performance-and-party space has been operating semiunderground—until this month, when it officially opens as a 200-person music venue and restaurant. In addition to its very own vinyl press, which operates under the record…