World Traveller October 2019


Welcome note

From the striking architecture, to the distinctive cultural buzz,

and the throngs of locals going about their daily lives, city

breaks are our go-to for a dash of excitment – and nowhere

does urban thrills like the USA. Whether you want to be

Managing Director

Victoria Thatcher

Chief Creative Officer

John Thatcher

General Manager

David Wade

Managing Editor

Faye Bartle

Content Writers

Habiba Azab

Sophia Dyer

Editorial Assistant

Ronak Sagar

Art Director

Kerri Bennett

Senior Designer

Hiral Kapadia

Senior Advertising Manager

Mia Cachero

Production Manager

Muthu Kumar

bowled over by the Art Deco cool of Miami, soak

up the swagger of New Orleans, or check out

some of those under-the-radar spots (San José,

Austin and Detroit, to name just a few), we've got

the skinny on America's 20 greatest cities to add

to your wish list (p24).

Keeping cool cities in the spotlight, we follow

the Thatcher family to Geneva to discover how a

fortnight in the watch-making capital sees them

slowing down the pace in order to appreciate its

inner workings (p36). Plus, we dig deeper into

the sights and sounds of Singapore to offer you a

snapshot of how best to spend a long weekend in

the Lion City (p60).

If you want to stay closer to home, look no

further than the fun-filled destinations on your

doorstep, which are springing to life for a jampacked

winter of sun, sea and sand. Turn to page

66 for this month's top staycation suggestions

that'll get you firmly in the holiday spirit.

Happy travels,

Faye Bartle


A three-night

stay at Anantara

Kalutara Resort in

Sri Lanka, p79





Testing your skills at a

new activity is one of

the easiest (and most

fun) ways to stay fit and

healthy while you're

away, p20


Think you know the Big

Apple? Think again, as

there are a number of

new neighbourhoods

on the scene, such

as Hudson Yards, on

Manhattan’s West Side,

to check out, p24


All the animals at Thula

Thula Private Game

Reserve in South Africa

have names, such as the

cheeky rhino Thabo,



The barbecued sambal

stingray is the dish to try

at Singapore's famous

Newton Food Centre,



Carouge is Geneva’s

answer to New York’s

Greenwich Village. Go

there for bohemian

vibes, handcrafted

keepsakes... and pizza,



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