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Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure July 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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Meredith Corporation
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5 min.
letter from the editor

CONTRIBUTORS 1. Kevin West THE HIGH ROAD (P. 62) T+L’s editor at large put aside his current project—a book on cooking from a home garden—to journey through Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan along the ancient Silk Road. West was pleasantly surprised to find the autumn harvest in full swing. “I ate apples constantly,” he says. “They were everywhere, even pushed into my hands as gifts.” 2. Caroll Taveras A RICHER BREW (P. 38) After spending a month photographing the coffee-making process in Colombia’s Eje Cafetero, Taveras gained a new appreciation for the drink. “Even though I’m not much of a coffee drinker,” the native New Yorker admits, “I enjoyed tasting the different roasts and specific flavors.” 3. Helen Schulman A LAND APART (P. 88) The New York City–based author traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina in search of outdoor adventures and a…

4 min.
t+l global good

I FIRST MET José Andrés in January 2014 at the Cayman Cookout: a beachside celebration of food and wine headlined by marquee names in the culinary world at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. At a Sunday champagne brunch, Andrés was working the room—a skill that comes easily to the gregarious, Spanish-born chef and humanitarian—and spent time posing for pictures with his fans, myself among them. I wish I could say my second conversation with Andrés—which took place over the phone in late April, seven weeks after our editorial team started working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic—was as joyful and lighthearted. But it certainly gave me a deeper, more lasting impression of the Washington, D.C.–based restaurateur. In 2010, Andrés founded the global nonprofit World Central Kitchen to feed communities affected by…

2 min.
making waves

A GLOBETROTTER’S GUIDE TO THE LATEST IN TRAVEL GETTING THE HANG of surfing—the paddling, the timing, and the take-off—is hard, period. Add freezing temperatures and a heavy wet suit and the process becomes exponentially harder. But for cold-weather surfers, that’s part of the appeal. And for Devi Kroell, a fashion designer known for her namesake line of Italian-made handbags and footwear, it was a challenge that took her to Norway’s Lofoten Islands, an archipelago situated about 100 miles above the Arctic Circle. Kroell first got the idea in 2017, after watching the documentary Under an Arctic Sky at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows a group of surfers as they chase the frigid swells off northern Iceland. “They waded through waist-high snow to get to the beach,” she said. “I was…

2 min.
the catskills come up

THIS SCENIC MOUNTAIN region about two hours north of Manhattan has always been about rest—and reinvention. From the 1920s to the 60s it boomed as the Borscht Belt, full of sprawling resorts catering chiefly to summering Jewish families. Today, young urbanites and others fleeing the frenzy of the Hamptons are snapping up weekend houses in the area at an ever-increasing rate, and entrepreneurs are following their lead by opening small, design-y hotels all over the region. The Shandaken Inn (shandaken​inn.com; doubles from $180), in the village of Shandaken, is set inside the 1920s-era clubhouse of the former Rip Van Winkle Golf Course. This rustic yet refined getaway—the brainchild of Catskills resident Jay Jacobs—has graphic textured wallpaper and restored wood-burning stoves. The 15-room property puts outdoor enthusiasts within 25 minutes of the…

2 min.
pedal pushers

NAMIBIA WITH H+I ADVENTURES Land Rovers are for rookies. Instead, H+I’s local guides lead travelers through the bush on a fleet of e-bikes equipped with oversize tires, better to handle unpredictable terrain. This isn’t an excursion for newbies, but experienced riders will be rewarded with a truly off-grid journey, covering nearly 230 miles through Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast, with elephant, giraffe, oryx, and other wildlife sightings all but guaranteed. mountainbikeworldwide.com; 12 days from $5,075. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA, AND MONTENEGRO WITH BIKEHIKE ADVENTURES The tour-planning experts at BikeHike have a 25-year track record, and now they’ve turned their attention to emerging destinations, such as the Balkans. This weeklong itinerary kicks off with an adventure-packed day spent cycling through three countries, your bike’s pedal-assist function (thankfully) propelling your forward. And it only gets…

2 min.
somewhere beyond the sea

RAY CAYE The main draw of this intimate private-island resort, located 17 miles off the mainland and run entirely on solar power, is its proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef—the second largest in the world. In this delicate ecosystem, a short boat ride from the hotel, guests can snorkel or scuba dive to glimpse sea turtles, whale sharks, and other aquatic life. The 20 airy guest rooms, some of which have expansive decks with plunge pools, are the perfect place to unwind post-swim. raycaye.com; doubles from $325. BELIZE RAINFOREST RETREAT AT CHAA CREEK Set within a 400-acre nature reserve on the banks of the Macal River, in Belize’s mountainous interior, this affordable retreat is an extension of the Lodge at Chaa Creek, the country’s longest-running eco-resort. Perfect for families, the rugged property comprises…