India is changing. It is an impassioned, tumultuous wonderland that embraces visitors, reveres its past, disregards the status quo and offers all who journey there an brilliant, indelible, distinctive experience.
You may wander along sacred waterways, bathe in colour, appreciate the poetry of the everyday, celebrate a southern paradise, traverse the country by train, discover enduring, ancient cultures and cities at the cutting edge, grasp the complexity of tea and tradition, calm the mind, scale peaks, experiment with spices, encounter something wild, question your boundaries, live in the moment and seek out the unexpected. This is a place of craft, civility, history, culture, grace and grandeur. You will be overcome, consumed, saturated, lost in matchless moments, and left craving more.
Aotearoa, New Zealand, is a land of myth, created, according to Maori lore, when the Polynesian Demi-God Maui cast a fishhook crafted from an ancestor's jawbone off the canoe in which he had stowed himself away.
With this, he hauled from the ocean's depths a giant fish, which became the North Island, its mountains and rivers carved out by his brothers impatient to devour the catch. The South Island is their canoe, with secluded Rakiura, found at what feels like the end of the earth, formed from its anchor stone.
Today, with its sleeping volcanoes, mighty fjords, seemingly endless coastline and ability to make visitors feel deliciously small, New Zealand remains shrouded in a special kind of magic.
England ... it is sylvan, unpredictable, sublime, originative and contradictory - a land of eccentricity and ingenuity, a mix of worlds, practices and lifestyles all enriched and enlivened by an enthrallingly complex past. Travel here and discover more than you thought possible - and that defining Englishness is a daunting task indeed. This is a magazine about forests, crags and drystone walls; about culinary daring, crumbling ruins and journeys into the wild. It is an ode to literary histories and a smuggling past, coastal towns and cultural capitals. Recalling long forgotten giants and lingering lore, this is our homage to England and the verve that makes it eternal.
Awash with castles and cork, sunshine and salt, Portugal is a wonder, a grande dame and muse, a place to seek solace and beauty. Here, there are island oases, pilgrimage trails, artisans and waves - azulejos and pastéis de nata - and one should feast on all that they can; climb mountains, sip Port, meander through markets, swim, savour and walk into wilderness. Layered in history, there is a sublime sense of melancholy - an awareness of the things that have passed, matched by awe of all that remains. Warmth, colour, tradition and light. In Portugal you have time, space and reason to feel.
Canada is a land where lakes glow, mountains soar and island life prevails. Wild, rugged and unfazed by time, luxury resides in unexpected corners, cities delight and outdoor adventure beckons, for nature is indeed all around. You yearn to explore, to get lost, to reconnect with a pristine beauty so hard to encounter in the modern world. The seasons astound - from frozen winters to summer's never-setting sun - while waterfalls carve canyons, rivers become frozen highways and people smile, aware of their heritage and all that this land has gifted them. You'll find snow and maple syrup, art and architecture and a landscape both inspiring and eternal. Greetings from the Great White North.
Some featured destinations:
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Fogo Island Inn
The flavours of Canada
Cosman & Webb maple syrup
Left Field Brewery
Canoe North Adventures
The Yukon in winter
Halifax Lobster Boil
The Canadian Rockies
Prince Edward Island