World Traveller November 2019


Welcome note

Holidays are a coveted chance to refresh body and mind, and

there's no better way to feel a sense of relaxation wash over

you than by diving into a sparkling swimming pool. Our cover

story on the world's best swims (p24) will point you in th

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Victoria Thatcher

Chief Creative Officer

John Thatcher

General Manager

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Managing Editor

Faye Bartle

Content Writers

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Sophia Dyer

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Art Director

Kerri Bennett

right direction, with it's round-up of scenic

places to take the plunge. From the salty allure of

Jordan's Dead Sea to the rugged beauty of the

Lake District and glamorous rooftop pools to dip a

toe in... all you need is your best swimwear.

Also in this issue, we take you glamping in

Georgia (p36) and on a journey through vibrant

Bahia in Brazil (p42). If Venice is on your bucketlist,

why not resolve to squeeze in a long weekend

there before the end of the year? Our guide to

ticking off all those major sites, as well as seeking

out some of the lesser-known gems (p48),

provides all the know-how you need to make your

trip a great one.

Last but not least, this issue is jam-packed with

staycation ideas (from p60), giving you plenty of

reasons to make the most of the glorious weekend

weather we're experiencing at the moment.

Happy travels,

Faye Bartle


A two-night stay

for two at JA The

Resort in sunny

Dubai, p79





Snacking on a banana

may help to ease jet lag,

due to its high levels of

potassium, p20


You can find the distinct

coco de mer coconut

at only two of the 115

Seychellean islands:

Praslin and Curieuse, p56


In the next few years,

the Transcaucasian Trail,

a long-distance hiking

route being developed

in the Caucasus, will

link Svaneti to Ghebi,

bringing more hikers to

the stunning area, p36


The reef-fringed island of

Boipeba in Bahia, Brazil,

is a hidden gem that

seemingly packs more

free-roaming wild horses

than humans, p42

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A cultural showpiece,

Venetian masks shine

with their glitzy designs

and, at Ca'Macana,

you can craft your own

bespoke piece, p48 5

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