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Welcome note Whether your idea of beach bliss is an isolated Caribbean paradise, a retro-riviera fishing village nook, or a dash of remote windswept drama, we've found a slice of shore for you. This month's cover story (p26) shines a light on no less Managing Director Victoria Thatcher Editorial Director John Thatcher General Manager David Wade Managing Editor Faye Bartle firstname.lastname@example.org Content Writers Habiba Azab Sophia Dyer Art Director Kerri Bennett Senior Designer Hiral Kapadia Senior Advertising Manager Mia Cachero email@example.com Production Manager Muthu Kumar than 40 of the most brilliant beaches on the planet, so you can kick off your summer travel fest with some sparkling toes-in-the-sand fun. Beyond the beaches, we've plenty more to inspire your next trip. From venturing into the edgier parts of Miami (p38) to eating your way around Piedmont (p44) and going whale watching in Canada (p50), join us as we venture off the beaten track. Before you go, be sure to read our round-up of best travel apps (p22) that'll help with everything from getting around a new destination to learning the lingo. If you've only time to squeeze in a few short trips, our insider guide to Istanbul (p60) shows why a trip to this dynamic city is always a good idea. Plus, take a closer look at Beirut's lively art and creative scene for a mind-nourishing mini break that's packed with culture (p58). Happy travels, Faye Bartle Win! A three-night stay at Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman on p75 FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED THIS ISSUE: 1 Karma Beach in Bali can only be reached via an open-air cable car – talk about making a 007-style entrance, p26 2 Did you know that Turin was the first capital of unified Italy? And it has all the grand squares, portico-lined streets and statues of men on horses to prove it, p44 3 The picturesque fishing village, Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia, has a population of just 30, p50 4 When in Istanbul, be sure to order to famous hünkâr beğendi (slowcooked lamb on a bed of smoked eggplant) for a true taste of the city, p60 5 Eibsee is one of the most beautiful lakes in Bavaria, with water so clean you'll want to dive right in, p74 INSPIRED BY Photography credits: Getty Images and Phocal Media Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from HOT Media Publishing is strictly prohibited. HOT Media Publishing does not accept liability for omissions or errors in WorldTraveller. Tel: 00971 4 364 2876 Fax: 00971 4 369 7494 COVER IMAGE Getty Images Find us at… ONLINE worldtravellermagazine.com FACEBOOK @WorldTravellerME INSTAGRAM @worldtravellerme TWITTER @WTravellerME worldtravellermagazine.com 3