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DRIFT Travel Magazine Spring/Summer 2021

From the lush landscapes of France and the blue oceans of the Spanish Med to the bustling streets and healing waters of Asia, this issue of DRIFT takes readers around the world and provides inspiration for your next great adventure.

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TRAVEL OFTEN . LIVE WELL

TRAVEL MAGAZINE

CHÂTEAUX, CHAMPAGNE & GOLF

A TRAVEL TRIFECTA IN FRANCE

THE ALLURE OF NEW ORLEANS

EXPLORING FOOD AND CULTURE IN THE FRENCH QUARTER

A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

THE STUNNING STREETS OF TAIPEI, TAIWAN

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12 cover story

Châteaux, Champagne & Golf

So much more than historic French

architecture and exceptional

Champagne, this region in France is

quickly becoming known for its world

class golf - offering the best of all

worlds. Discover a whole new side of

the Champagne Region of France.

22

columns

26 Travel Gear

28 Hotel Spotlight

50 Travel For Less

63 #WhereToNext

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18 Phuket Town

BY KEVIN HELLON

An incredible town with a fashion

forward state of mind.

22 Travel Bites

BY CAT TROIANO

The sights, sounds and tastes of the

French Quarter in New Orleans.

32 The History of Baguio

BY BONNIE CONRAD

A getaway to this little known

vacation spot in the Philippines.

34 A Photographic Journey

BY EVELINA IAGOFAROVA

A stunning look at the unique

streetscapes of Taipei, Taiwan.

Contents

48 Asia’s Wellness Center

BY GABRIELLA RIBIERO

Book a trip to the Setouchi region

of Japan for unique self-care.

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56 Ten Epic Travel Movies

BY TRACEY DRAKE

Modern and classic, these must watch travel

focused films feature incredible scenery.

60 Words That Inspire

BY JUNE DAGNALL

Words have a way of stirring our soul and

these travel books are no different.

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Châteaux,

Champagne &

Golf

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BY: ANDREW MARSHALL

Around 100km from Paris in the north-east of France, is the

historical province of Champagne-Ardenne, best known for

its production of the world’s most famous sparkling wine.

But it's not just the grape that reigns supreme here – there’s

‘golf among the grapes,' with a collection of challenging

and affordable courses for players of all abilities, and some

beautiful stately homes and châteaux to spend the night. These

three elements of the good life that complement each other,

can provide a strong focus for visiting the region – enjoy a few

rounds of golf, taste some champagne and stay at a châteaux…

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Golf among the grapes

There are several courses to play

in this up-and-coming golf area of

France. Get proceedings underway

at arguably the pick of the bunch,

by teeing off at Golf de Reims

situated 8km west of Reims, in the

middle of the famous vineyards.

This picturesque, gently undulating

18-hole woodland course provides

an attractive mix of tight tree-lined

fairways and large elevated wellguarded

greens in the beautiful

surroundings of the 15th century

Château des Dames surrounded by

a moat.

Founded back in 1928 by the Reims

and Épernay Champagne houses,

the 6,055 meters par-72 course,

which was originally a 9-hole

layout, was later extended to 18

holes by Michael Fenn in 1973.

To avoid the numerous trees that

come into play, it’s important to

plot a strategic route around the

course and it’s not unusual on any

given day to hear more sounds

of golf balls hitting timber than

woodpeckers during nesting season.

At each tee-block the various

Champagne Houses such as Moet &

Chandon, Louis Roederer, Laurent

Perrier, and Mumm advertise their

produce, whetting the appetite for a

flute or two of bubbly in the château

clubhouse after the golf.

purely parkland with superb views

of the château especially from the

par-3 9th hole. Stop for lunch in

the excellent restaurant before

tackling the newer, more open back

nine featuring characteristic rocky

boulders landscaped around the

greens.

Located in the south of

Champagne-Ardenne near the

small village of Chaource on the

edge of the Aumont forest is Golf de

Troyes-la Cordelière, previously the

property of the Counts of Chandon

de Briailles. Its 18 hole-course

rolls over a vast carpet of gently

undulating greenery, dotted with

water features and ancient trees.

Other golfing options in the region

include Golf de l’Ermitage (37km

east of Troyes) with its par-3 12th

signature hole and island green, La

Grand Romanie (40km south-east

of Reims), built on the site of an

old Roman camp and Golf d’Arc

en Barrois (80km south of Troyes),

situated in the grounds of a château

and featuring two lakes and elevated

greens.

50km north-east of Reims on the

outskirts of Fagnon village, is Golf

de l’Abbaye de Sept Fontaines - a

lovely 18-hole course built around

an historic château nestling between

valley and forest. The front nine is

Where to Play

Golf de Reims: www.golf-de-reims.com

Golf de Troyes-la Cordelière: www.golfdetroyeslacordeliere.fr

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Land of the liquid gold

In between rounds of golf, there

are plenty of opportunities to

experience the region’s famous

product – champagne. Champagne

is in fact a ‘sparkling wine’ and

traditionally made using a blend

of three varieties of grapes:

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and

Pinot Meunier. Once the juice is

extracted, champagne undergoes

two fermentation processes, first in

casks and the second after the wine

has been bottled and had sugar and

yeast added. This allows the carbon

dioxide to get trapped in the wine,

giving rise to those famous and

distinctive bubbles. Non-sparkling

wines are only fermented once in

casks.

An excellent way to learn more

about the champagne-making

process is to explore the signposted

roads that make up the Route

Touristique du Champagne

(Champagne Tourist Route) –

600km in total, divided into various

circuits meander through the

region’s principal wine-growing

areas including Montagne de Reims

(between the two champagne

centers of Reims and Épernay),

Côte des Blancs (south of Épernay)

and further south, the Côte des Bar,

specializing in smaller producteurs

(champagne producers) that

welcome thirsty golfers.

The provincial town of Épernay

is the best place for champagne

tasting, and underneath the

streets of the ‘capital of bubbly’,

in some 100km of subterranean

cellars, millions of dusty bottles of

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sparkling wine are maturing sideby-side

until one day being popped

open in celebration. Épernay is

home to some of the world’s most

famous champagne houses such as

Moët & Chandon, De Castellane

and Mercier, the most popular

brand in France. Many of them are

situated on or near the Avenue de

Champagne and offer entertaining,

informative tours followed by

tastings and a visit to the factoryoutlet

champagne shop.

From Epernay, it’s only a 6km

drive north to Hautvillers, where

champagne was first created

three centuries ago. According

to tradition, the ingenious idea

of mixing various grape varieties

from the Champagne-Ardenne

region, and sealing the lot with a

cork held in place with a wire collar

to withstand the fermentation

pressure, came from Dom Pérignon

(1638 – 1715), cellar master at the

Benedictine Abbey in Hautvillers.

Hautvillers is one of those pictureperfect

French villages with a bar,

church and a few pretty houses. In

the square you’ll find the Tourist

Office where, for a few euros, you

get a gentle walking tour with an

explanation of Pérignon’s life and

the effect he had on perfecting

champagne. The highlight is the

Abbey where he is buried.

Northeast of Hautvillers, situated

in the wooded hills around Verzy,

is a totally new concept in enjoying

champagne - the world’s first

champagne bar in the trees. Le

Perching Bar, is the brainchild of

co-designers Germain Morisseau

and Oliver Couteau, and sits on

a wooden platform supported by

6-meter high stilts, accessed by a

number of boardwalks suspended

between the trees. Cool sounds

emanate from the speakers, several

local champagnes are on offer and

the views are exceptional.

From Verzy, it’s only a flute or two

of bubbly to Reims, a town with

a rich history, and together with

Épernay, is the most important

center of champagne production

and home to some prestigious

producers such as Mumm,

Tattinger, Pommery and Louis

Roederer.

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Staying at one of the many

historic châteaux, manor houses

or stately homes is an excellent

way to complement the golfing

and champagne lifestyle of the

Champagne-Ardenne region. A

classic example is Château d’Etoges,

situated 22km south of Épernay in

the small village of the same name

surrounded by vineyards. Built at

the beginning of the 17th century,

Château d’Etoges was once a

privileged place where the Kings of

France enjoyed staying on their way

to the east, and Louis XIV himself

greatly admired the beauty of the

château’s garden, fountains and

ponds.

Overlooking a quintessential

moat, this beautifully renovated

château has twenty individually

appointed bedrooms furnished with

genuine antiques and tapestries.

Downstairs, an imposing fireplace

bears witness to banquets, meetings

and celebrations from a medieval

past. Classy French cuisine (with

a good selection of wines and

champagnes) is served in the

adjoining L’Orangerie dining room,

and after a tasty dinner it’s only a

short stumble to your comfortable

four-poster bed.

The château of choice for Reims,

and nicely situated for playing Golf

de Reims, is Domaine Les Crayères.

Nestled discretely in a 7-hectare

park with lush vegetation in the

heart of the champagne city, this

elegant home once owned by the

Polignac family is now a luxurious

gourmet retreat, where guests can

relax in the twenty sumptuous

rooms and where fine dining takes

center stage.

General manager Fabrice Mercier

and Didier Elena, the head chef, set

out to create the perfect restaurant

and to combine it with the ultimate

in accommodation. The restaurant

is the main event, and any day at

Domaine Les Crayères revolves

around mealtimes and the sublime

heights of the chef ’s highly regarded

cuisine awarded with two Michelin

stars, and the extensive wine list

with over 400 champagne labels.

North-east of Reims is Château

de Montaubois, a beautiful 18th

century building set in 4 hectares

of parkland in Signy l’Abbaye. The

owners, eccentric and likable Jean-

François Monteil and his lovely wife

Elizabeth have spent nearly three

decades renovating the château

to its former glory with original

features and period furniture. They

now offer B & B accommodation

with five sumptuous rooms available

to guests, delicious home cooked

meals and a fascinating power point

presentation about the history of

the château and the renovation

process. Château de Montaubois

is conveniently located for playing

Golf de l’Abbaye de Sept Fontaines

which is only a short drive away.

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Where to Stay

Le Château d’Etoges: www.chateau-etoges.com

Château de Montaubois: www.chateaudemontaubois.com

Domaine Les Crayères: www.lescrayeres.com


Facts about Champagne

• Approximately 49 million bubbles can be found in a 750 ml champagne bottle that is stored at 20 ºC. Renowned

scientist Bill Lembeck calculated this figure.

• The pressure in a champagne bottle is three times higher than in an automobile tire, measuring at ninety pounds

per square inch.

• The world’s tallest champagne glass stands at approximately seven feet and can hold up to 22 bottles of

champagne. This glass was unveiled at a festival in Spotelo, a city in Italy.

• The name ‘Champagne’ is copyrighted, and the wine can be named as champagne only if it is produced in

France’s Champagne region. If a similar wine is produced, using the same methodology, elsewhere other than

Champagne, then it has to be labeled as methode champenoise so as to give credit to the procedure.

• Champagne goes particularly well with seafood, especially smoked salmon, lobsters, crabs and oysters.

• Heidsieck & Co Monopole Blue Top Champagne Brut was the champagne that was served on Titanic. There was

a rumor that a few bottles of this champagne that were recently brought out of the wreckage still tasted fantastic.

• Marilyn Monroe is believed to have once taken a ‘champagne bath’ that took approximately 350 champagne

bottles to fill the bathtub.

• A champagne cork leaves the bottle at a velocity of approximately 38-40 mph.

• Non-vintage champagnes are aged for at least 18 months and vintage champagnes aged for a minimum of three

years and up to ten and are the most expensive.

• The temperature of the champagne should ideally be 6 to 8 degrees. Champagne should always be drunk in a tall

narrow glass called a ‘flute’ to confine the bubbles and concentrate the aroma. To enhance the taste and aroma,

the champagne should be allowed to sit for a few minutes after pouring into the glass.

• The size of the bubbles is one of the factors that determine the quality of the champagne. Tiny bubbles denote

high-quality champagne. Large bubbles are a mark of inferior quality.

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PHUKET TOWN

A Fashionable Destination

BY: KEVIN HELLON

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Think of Phuket in Southern Thailand and inevitably thoughts turn

to idyllic, tropical, palm-fringed beaches lapped by the waters of the

Andaman sea. Famous and compelling as these beaches are, there is

another side to Phuket and that is old Phuket Town. Although elevated to the

status of a city in 2004, most people still refer to the city as Phuket Town.

Phuket Town is easily reachable

from the island's west coast

beaches during the day by public

bus services, which run from early

in the morning to late afternoon.

Historically, all bus services have

been routed from the island's

extremities into Phuket town

because that is where the only

roads led. However, 2018 saw the

introduction of a much-needed

bus service connecting the airport

with the west coast beaches down to

Rawai.

Of late, the town has been

undergoing a metamorphosis from

a sleepy provincial town stacked

with local businesses servicing

the wider Phuket community

into a hub of tourist activity. The

old town infrastructure has been

vastly improved in recent years by

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installing underground cabling,

adding new pavements and

renovating old Sino Portuguese style

shophouses. Hotels, guesthouses,

coffee shops, bars, and restaurants

are springing up constantly as the

community gears itself to the influx

of more and more tourists.

Much of the towns previous wealth

and prosperity, evident by the

number of late 19th and early 20th

century mansions dotted around

the town, is due to tin mining,

which was particularly exploited by

Chinese immigrants. It is Phuket's

Chinese historical and architectural

heritage that forms the backbone

to the burgeoning tourist industry

today.

There are four major streets of

most interest to tourists, although

there are other attractions beyond

these areas. The streets in question

are Phang Nga Road, Thalang

Road, Yaowarat Road, and Dibuk

Road, which all feature, now

mostly restored, Sino Portuguese

architectural style shophouses in

an array of pastel colors. Cafes,

bars, restaurants, souvenir, and

other shops serve both the local

community and tourists alike.

Every Sunday Thalang road hosts

a very lively walking street market

offering local handicrafts and food

from the many stalls. Music and

cultural activities are also on show.

The market and especially the food

stalls are so successful that it is

quite possible locals outnumber the

tourists.

To the streets mentioned above,

can be added the once Infamous

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Soi Rommanee that runs between

Thalang Road and Dibuk road. The

street was once the home of brothels

and prostitutes serving the local

and Chinese mining communities.

It is now resplendent with boutique

guesthouses, bars, souvenir shops,

and coffee houses.

Within and on the periphery of

the old town are several places of

interest. Of course, no self-respecting

Thai town would be without a

splendid Buddhist temple. Wat

Mongkol Nimit at the end of Soi

Rommanee is just such a temple.

There are also several Chinese

temples dotted around the town

most notably the Jui Tui shrine on

Soi Phutorn, which is especially

important during the annual

vegetarian festival. Also, the Shrine

of the Serene Light on Phang Nga

road is a beautifully renovated

Hokkien shrine that was established

in 1891 and well worth taking the

time to visit.

For early birds, a visit to the local

wet market provides a fascinating

insight into local life and produce.

Phuketians, especially those owning

restaurants, come from all over the

island early in the morning to shop

here for fruit, vegetables meat, and

seafood.

On Krabi road, which is an extension

of Thalang road, sits the Thai Hua

museum. The museum, which is

free, is set back from the road in a

beautiful building and focuses on

the history of Chinese settlers in

Phuket. A little further down the

street is Baan Chinpracha where

one can experience the wealth and

luxury of a rich Phuketian in the

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early 20th century. Further, at the

intersection of Phang Nga road

and Phuket road is the recently

opened Perannikannitat museum

housed in a renovated building

that was originally constructed

for the Standard Chartered Bank.

The museum is dedicated to the

Baba Nyonya community and their

development in Phuket.

For those with a greater interest

in tin mining, the Phuket Mining

Museum lies a short taxi ride away.

The museum is in a purpose built

Sino Portuguese style villa and

showcases the history of tin mining

and other minerals extraction on the

island.

Phuket Town is fast becoming a

fashionable place to visit with many

new hotels to suit all pockets. The

infrastructure is constantly being

improved and it has become a mustvisit

place on the island known as the

Pearl of the Andaman.

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The French

Quarter

A Tour of Heritage, History and Culture

BY: CAT TROIANO

Steeped with history and culture, the French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in the city

of New Orleans. Known for restaurants that offer savory and aromatic Creole fare, jazz and

zydeo emanating through the doors of nightclubs, and the old world charm of elaborate iron

scrollwork balconies, the French Quarter tantalizes the visitor’s senses.

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Originally a French colony,

Louisiana was then ruled by the

Spanish until possession transferred

to the United States with the

signing of the Louisiana Purchase

in 1803. The Creoles descended

from colonial settlers in Louisiana,

their French and Spanish ancestors

greatly influencing the various facets

of New Orleans culture including

cuisine, architecture and music.

These cultural influences remain

evident today, particularly in the

French Quarter.

The perfect opening to a day in the

French Quarter is the indulgence

of courtyard dining. Welcomed

by a splashing fountain, guests

are ushered into a courtyard jazz

brunch at The Court of Three

Sisters. Brunch offers an extensive

assortment of authentic Creole

fare, accompanied by the relaxing

background music of a jazz trio.

Daytime sightseeing offers vast

opportunities. Horse-drawn

carriages await to take vacationers

on a leisurely tour of the Quarter,

the driver pointing out various

landmarks that beckon further

exploration. The famous Jackson

Square, a park displaying an

equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson

in the foreground of the Saint Louis

Cathedral, defines the center of the

French Quarter. Gardens line the

center of the square, its perimeter

alive with street musicians, mime

performers, tarot card readers,

artists and fortunetellers. The

Saint Louis Cathedral is flanked

by additional historic landmarks

on each side, both identical in

architecture: The Cabildo and

The Presbytere. The Cabildo,

erected in 1795-1799, was once

the city hall where the Louisiana

Purchase was signed. Today it is

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a museum featuring artifacts of

bygone eras, including an auction

block used during slavery, a Civil

War surgeon’s chest and Napoleon’s

death mask. The Presbytere,

originally constructed in 1791 as a

residence for clergymen and then

subsequently used as a courthouse,

is now a museum as well, offering

several exhibits including an

ongoing Mardi Gras feature. This

Carnival exhibit examines the

origins and pageantry of Mardi Gras

through displays of costumes, floats

and other memorabilia.

A short stroll from Jackson Square

leads to Riverwalk, a lengthy

boardwalk that offers breezy views

of the Mississippi River along one

side; a shopping mall spans the

other. Within the mall, numerous

shops and boutiques provide

tempting opportunities to load up

on souvenirs, a jazz combo strolls

along and the shopper can take a

load off while indulging in a seafood

po’boy sandwich for lunch.

Visitors are guided by the scents of

chicory coffee and beignets riding

on the breeze from the direction

of the famous Café du Monde.

Reminiscent of the outdoor Paris

café, tourists can take a break from

sightseeing and indulge in a café

au lait with beignets, the deepfried

dough pastries dusted with

powdered sugar.

Architecture should not be

overlooked. The pastel-hued stucco

and elaborate iron scrollwork that

wraps around corner balconies

throughout the city showcase the

Spanish influence, as many of the

buildings were constructed during

the era of Spanish rule.

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Guided tours through the oldest

cemeteries provide intriguing

insight to unusual local burial

methods, tales of voodoo practices

and their West African origin and

Catholic influences, and a visit to the

tomb of Marie Laveau, the voodoo

queen herself. The decaying above

ground stone mausoleums comprise

cities of the dead, offering centuries

of haunted lore and legend still

recounted to this day.

As the sun goes down, attention

turns to dining and entertainment.

Restaurants abound, featuring

traditional Spanish and French

influenced Creole dishes as well as

Cajun delicacies that have made

their way into the city from the

bayou country. Chefs such as Paul

Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse

have spurred the popularity of

these foods. Lagasse’s NOLA,

Prudhomme’s K-Paul, Brennan’s and

Arnaud offer such Creole culinary

delights as jambalaya, gumbo,

crawfish etouffe, oysters Rockefeller

and smothered chops or steaks. The

traditional dessert of bananas Foster

is prepared table-side with flare and

artistry. Another dining option

is offered aboard the Natchez, a

riverboat that provides jazz dinner

cruises along the Mississippi River.

Jazz clubs invite tourists to

experience the sultry notes of a solo

saxophone, the lively harmonics of a

brass trio or the mesmerizing tunes

of a jazz combo. New Orleans is

the birthplace of jazz, the original

form of the genre referred to as

Dixieland, which took on influences

from marching bands, blues and

polyphonic improvisation. Louis

Armstrong is the most celebrated

traditional jazz musician of all time.

Older than jazz itself is the musical

style of zydeco, a rapid tempo

Creole blend incorporating such

instruments as rubboards, fiddles

and accordions.

The most famous street in the

French Quarter is Bourbon Street,

a bar and club lined strip offering

unlimited opportunity for indulging

in boozy libations. No visit to the

French Quarter is complete without

imbibing a Hurricane, the crimsoncolored

fruity cocktail invented

at the Bourbon Street pub of Pat

O’Brien’s. Unlike most of the United

States, New Orleans and its French

Quarter is one of the few areas in

which it is legal to consume alcohol

from open containers on the street.

After dark, Bourbon Street therefore

becomes the scene of social

camaraderie.

Other attractions just outside the

French Quarter limits include

the world-famous Commander’s

Palace restaurant, where celebrity

chef Emeril Lagasse’s career was

launched, the Audubon Zoo

and Audubon Aquarium. Beer

aficionados will revel in a trip to Jax

Brewery. Interesting remote tours

that depart from the French Quarter

include a tour of the picturesque

Louisiana swamp swathed with

Spanish moss drapery and alive with

alligators, and tours of the Oak Alley

and Laura Creole plantations from

the 1800s.

New Orleans’ French Quarter has

offerings of enjoyment for everyone,

from the devoted gastronome to the

music enthusiast to the history buff.

The French Quarter is alive and well

after Hurricane Katrina, its culture

and hospitality awaits to bid a warm

welcome to all.

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71-liter version of their iconic duffel delivers

deeply considered features and legendary

expedition-tested durability.

Class V Fanorak

The updated Class V

Fanorak is stretchable,

packable, easy-to-carry

protection for your next

adventure.

Vectiv Escape

Propel your off-road adventures with the

VECTIV Escape.

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AIR PIX pocket-sized, ultra-light aerial camera

The easiest and most affordable way for anyone to capture everyday and

special moments while staying completely immersed in their life. With

AIR PIX, you’ll get features and performance found in other devices that

are more than twice the price!

airselfiecamera.com

MINDSHIFT ROTATION backpack series

Rotation180® technology enables photographers to quickly

access their camera without taking off the backpack. Rapid access

to camera gear helps you keep up your creative momentum, so

you don’t miss a shot. Simply rotate the integrated belt pack to

the front of your body and your camera is at your fingertips. Snap

the shot, slide the belt pack back in, and you’re on your way!

thinktankphoto.com

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PORTOVINO the swankey collection

Discreetly take your beverage of choice or any 3L boxed wine pouch

and pour from the spout anywhere you go. The unique hidden undercooler

is designed to store and keep your 3L pouch, 6 packs or picnic

items chilled – NO glass bottles.

porto-vino.com

CLEARLY FRAMES five plastic bottles = 1 frame

The Reincarnate line is about creating change: changing waste into something useful and changing consumer

habits to be eco-conscious. This new product line offers consumers a sustainable option, without foregoing the

exceptional quality vision products that help them see the beauty of the world around them. The Reincarnate range

is available at a reasonable price point, ensuring that the line of sustainable frames is accessible for all eyeglass

wearers.

clearly.ca

BIND BUDDY on-the-go jacket holder

A high-quality device that uses a nylon strap to stash your

coats, sweaters, and jackets by your side.

bindbuddy.com

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potlight

Ikos Andalusia

Between the mountains and the Med, Andalusia is a fascinating

region of contrasts and surprises, from the historic attractions of

Estepona to the exclusive charm of Marbella.

At the foot of the beautiful Sierra Blanca in Spain, vibrant

Marbella entices visitors from across the world with its luxurious

lifestyle, abundance of golf courses and glamorous nightlife,

while Estepona’s historic town is adorned for its picturesque

white streets and character.

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Guests of the new hotel are encouraged to discover

the local area, with complimentary use of a MINI car

for the day, tickets to the best museums in Malaga

or free green passes for golfers at the exclusive

Los Naranjos Golf Club all included in their stay.

The hotel also offers the pioneering Ikos Dine Out

initiative, allowing foodies to enjoy meals at some of

the best restaurants across Marbella and Estepona, all

within their all-inclusive experience.

In addition to the Dine Out opportunities, guests

of Ikos Andalusia will be spoiled for choice with

seven restaurants at the resort. These include one

Mediterranean buffet and six à la carte menus curated

by Michelin-starred chefs and ranging from modern

Greek, classic Italian, Asian/Oriental, Provencal, and

authentic Spanish. All meals are complemented with

an extensive choice of 300 local and international

wines selected by the Ikos Sommelier. Cocktail

lovers will be impressed to find six bars serving

drinks curated by Mariam Beke, the award-winning

mixologist and owner of the acclaimed Gibson Bar in

Shoreditch.

ikosresorts.com

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The Fascinating

History of Baguio

What Makes This Vacation Getaway So Special

BY: BONNIE CONRAD

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For many people, travel is more than a simple getaway - it is a way of

life. If you long to explore the world and meet new people, the same

old destinations simply will not do.

For those intrepid travelers, adventure is the name of the game. If you are

one of those adventurous souls, there are plenty of reasons to make Baguio

in the Philippines your next travel destination.

Exploring the history of the region is one of the best things about travel,

and when you visit Baguio, you will find plenty of historical sites to

explore, and lots of fascinating sights and sounds at every turn.

What you may not know is that Baguio has a long and storied history, and

you can rediscover that history when you visit. You can also learn about

the amazing role this region has played in world history before you go, so

you can immerse yourself in the local culture and truly enjoy your next

travel adventure. Here are some of the highlights in the history of Baguio

in the Philippines.

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A Summer Getaway

Baguio has long been a summer getaway for residents of

the Philippines and the surrounding region, so much so

that the city is often called the Summer Capital. The same

wonderful weather and temperate climate that earned

Baguio that nickname still welcomes visitors today.

The history of the region goes back to at least 1846 when

Spanish settlers created a number of small settlements.

Back then, Baguio was just one of many, but the city

quickly grew, welcoming visitors and settlers from miles

around - and today you can experience the same warmth

and beauty that drew those original inhabitants.

The Last World War II Holdouts

If you are familiar with World War II history, you may

recall tales of Japanese soldiers unwilling to accept

defeat and surrender to the Allies. Some of the strongest

holdouts of the World War II era found themselves

stationed right here in Baguio.

Flowers for the Baguio Flower Festival

For history buffs, there is no better place to learn about

World War II than modern-day Baguio. When you visit,

you may even encounter some of those original World

War II holdouts - or at least their descendants.

Home of the World's Weirdest Chess Match

The game of chess has attracted its fair share of eccentric

geniuses, and none is stranger than Bobby Fischer. This

world-famous chess champion is as famous, or infamous,

for his antics off the board as on it, and he found a home

in Baguio during part of his long exile.

In addition to the Fischer connection, Baguio is world

famous as the site of one of the most unusual chess

matches in history, and fans of the game still come here

to relive the glory days. Whether you are an avid fan of

the game or just a curiosity seeker, you are sure to find

the Baguio chess tournament a fascinating part of history.

Knowing the history of a place can make your travel

experience that much richer. If you are an adventurous

traveler in search of an unusual destination, why not set

your sights on the city of Baguio. This Philippine gem is

sure to please, and any time is a great time to visit.

Anatoly Karpov - 1978 World Chess Championship

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From Elephant mountain - one of the best places to get a panoramic view of Taipei City and, of

course, Taipei 101 - an iconic symbol of Taiwan.

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TAIPEI

A Photographic Journey

Featured Artist: Evelina Iagofarova

Instagram: @eveline_ia

Website: seeyoueveline.com

Evelina developed an interest in photography just

three years ago. Since then, she has been developing

her skills and trying new approaches. Evelina loves

traveling abroad as well as in her native country,

Russia.

Photographic equipment used:

Nikon D7200, Sigma AF 17-50mm f/2.8

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Spectacular view of Taipei city from the observation decks that is located on the 89th floor of the

10th tallest building in the world, Taipei 101.

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You definitely won’t stay hungry in Ximending. There are lots of

options for Taiwanese street food in the area. For example, this man

making an oyster omelet.

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Taiwan is a great place for seafood lovers. Most of the street food kiosks

in Taipei offer different types of seafood dishes.

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The National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is a landmark in Taipei

- erected in memory of the former political leader Chiang Kai-Shek.

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Ximending is famous for its’ nightlife and entertainment. Street performers in Taipei

always know how to gather big crowds of people around them.

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Old apartment buildings are still being kept in the Datong

district in Taipei. They add history and contrast to the city.

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The best way to explore old Taipei is to walk around Datong District. It

is one of the oldest areas in the city.

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Jiufen - a small picturesque village in the

mountains, just one hour drive from the city

of Taipei. It is a perfect place to learn more

about Taiwanese culture.

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It is captivating to walk the old streets of Jiufen, visiting

traditional tea houses and shops along the way.

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Japan's

WELLNESS SPOT

BY: GABRIELLA RIBEIRO

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It’s been a long road but now,

more than ever, we are ready

to embrace unique healing

experiences in a whole new

way and the Setouchi region of

Japan is truly the wellness center of

Asia.

Whether you’re craving emotional,

spiritual or physical healing,

Setouchi’s incredible onsens, found

nearly everywhere are the new

“hot spots”. These bubbling springs

refresh with hot mineral-rich waters

that rise to the surface at 25 degrees

Celsius minimum and they connect

your body with your mind and

create a new unique space in your

mind to be able to think more clearly

and set you on a revitalized pathway

forward.

One can easily find an onsen at

a range of boutique hotels and

traditional guesthouses, or whilst

trekking or exploring on foot,

indicated on signs and maps by the

kanji 湯 (yu, meaning “hot water”),

and it’s best to familiarize yourself

with the rules and etiquette of

enjoying one as is customary with

many experiences in Japan!

the list with a blend of phenomenal

healing waters and pitch perfect

locations. Dogo Onsen is Japan’s

oldest, said to have been curing

ailments for over 3000 years and the

experience goes beyond the waters

with recommended strolls through

nearby shops, tea tastings and a

sampling of local dumplings. Arima

Onsen lies peacefully in the foothills

of Mount Rokko and features waters

unusually rich in minerals and

natural elements. And, dating back

1300 years is Kinosaki Onsen, best

known for its seven public springs

where each of the local bath houses

work in tandem with one another

formulating a cozy, connected

ryokan-style intimate experience.

Here, it’s entirely acceptable to roam

around in your robe and wooden

geta sandals while exploring local

haunts.

Setouchi encompasses 7 prefectures

and features over 700 islands that

dot the Seto Inland Sea, and beyond

wellness, it is a haven for lovers of

adventure, art and nature.

For more information, visit

setouchifinder.com

Setouchi’s onsen scene delivers on

the promise of physical and spiritual

healing. Always framed by natural

backdrops, these experiences provide

soothing baths of sparkling, fresh

clean water and a restorative balance

between the body and the mind.

Some are best for skin beautifying

qualities, others are said to heal

joint problems, and the list goes on

but regardless, it’s a soothing bath

of sparkling, fresh and clean waters

generally framed by impossibly

gorgeous views and background.

Want the insider scoop on the top

hot spring hot spots? Several top

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Tips For Finding the Perfect

Charter Yacht

For first timers who want an affordable, all-inclusive experience

BY: JIM AND JUDY BROWN

Thinking of chartering a yacht but have no idea what to look for? Here

are some tips from experienced charter hosts Jim and Judy Brown of

Sail Dauntless, to ensure your first taste of the cruising life is affordable

and memorable for all the right reasons.

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The Crew

The most important aspect of

picking a charter yacht is crew

selection. Your crew are, at all times,

responsible for your safety while

on board and will provide you and

your party the best experience

possible while catering to your

every need. They will maintain the

numerous on board systems along

with keeping the yacht in shipshape

while navigating to those

exotic destinations. When booking a

charter yacht, ask for the captain and

crew’s professional credentials on the

specific yacht you are interested in.

Ask questions regarding their marine

qualifications and culinary skills, and

request and testimonials from prior

guests. Do not assume because the

yacht photographs look clean, safe

and inviting in the advertisement,

that the crew will be too.

Sea Comfort & Speed

Sea comfort for your guests is one

of the most important qualities in

charter yacht selection. It’s important

to remember that a lot of your time

will be spent traveling to those

incredible anchorages, so how your

chosen vessel handles is important.

When it comes to monohulls, a

longer yacht design provides a

smoother ride and more speed.

When sailing upwind, the boat will

heel over a little, so you will have to

get used to ‘life on the lean’. Sailing

downwind is more pleasant and

offers a flatter ride. A catamaran has

two hulls, so it doesn’t heel over like

a monohull, however this comes at

a greater expense. They are often

faster and provide great views as they

sit on top of the water. Motorboats

are faster again and can cruise at 20

knots; however, this comes with the

added drone of the engines and a

potentially rolly ride.

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Culinary & Beverage Skills

The crew of your charter should

have experience cooking for more

than two people. Although they

will not necessarily be sous chefs,

they should possess the skills to

provide quality meals for the guests

on board. The chef should provide

preference sheets to the guests

prior to boarding, so the crew can

provision for what guests prefer.

Provision sheets should also include

non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverage

choices. Most charter yachts stock a

ship’s bar with a variety of premium

liquor, wine and beer. Specialty

cocktails, such as pina coladas,

bloody marys, and martinis, should

accompany any sunset.

Aesthetic Appeal & Layout

Your chosen vessel should have

adequate cabins for your guests, as

well as ample toilets and showers. Up

on deck, sheltered areas with views

of the water and uncluttered decks

with wide entertainment zones will

allow guests to enjoy their sailing

adventure.

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Toys

Upon arrival at your chosen

anchorage, the best yachts will have

all the water toys out and ready

for you to enjoy. A quality charter

service should provide paddleboards,

snorkeling gear and floats. Top

shelf charters may provide extreme

toys, including electronic Efoils,

kitesurfing gear or underwater sea

scooters.

Entertainment & Activity Space

Depending on the size of your party,

entertaining and activity areas are

an important feature when selecting

your yacht. For maximum guest

comfort, locations throughout the

vessel should feel spacious and

allow guests a variety of areas to

lounge about, sunbathe or enjoy

one another's company in privacy.

A cockpit where guests can share

meals, have easy access to the water

when swimming, and a safe and

comfortable ride while sailing, will

ensure a memorable cruise.

Photo by Sebastian Pena Lambarri

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Itinerary & Destinations

There are virtually endless sailing

destinations the world over, however,

to begin with, choose an area that

is a known crowd pleaser. For those

in the US, one popular charter

area is Long Island’s South Fork

which encompasses The Hamptons,

which, like its neighbor to the

North, Newport, RI, is a beautiful

playground for the rich and famous.

With stunning scenery, magnificent

houses (The Vanderbilt’s summer

cottage for example), hotels,

restaurants and great sailing, it is a

destination sure to impress. These

locations are within driving distance

for millions of people within the

US and with Airlines’ quick &

inexpensive flights, are accessible to

millions more. You may choose a

day trip, a sunset sail, or a 2-7night

charter for 2-12 guests, depending

on yacht size.

Marine Hygiene

Covid-19 has impacted the charter

industry in the same manner as any

other. Look for a charter company

that provides a level of cleanliness

that allows you to relax and enjoy

your time on the water. When

arriving at the boat, it should feel

clean, fresh and airy with no mold or

evidence of previous guests.

On Board Safety

A well-appointed yacht should have

all the required safety gear to keep

her passengers safe. This includes

life jackets, fire control systems,

man overboard equipment and

life rafts, to name a few. Certified

crew training, including the ability

to resolve medical emergencies,

and review of safety protocols with

guests upon boarding, should be a

minimum standard of any charter

yacht you choose.

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Quality On Board Systems

Your charter yacht should have

adequate on board systems to

ensure you have the best experience

possible. A generator able to provide

electrical power is a must. The ability

to charge multiple devices, run cabin

and deck lights at night and keep the

tunes playing is not unreasonable.

Multi-zone air conditioning is a

luxury that will reduce humidity

and keep your stateroom cool and

fresh. An on board water maker that

converts seawater to drinking water

will avoid the hassle of having to

dock for water.

If you are looking for a relaxing and

unique vacation experience, now is

the perfect time to charter a yacht.

Traveling by boat is not only exciting

but it is the perfect socially distanced

vacation option, offering freedom

and luxury without the need for

international travel. Jim and Judy

speak from experience when they

say not all charter yachts are created

equally. Do your homework and use

this list to ask the right questions

next time you are considering a

chartered yacht experience. By

choosing the right yacht, you

are sure to have simply your best

vacation ever.

saildauntless.com

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10 EPIC

Movies Set In Stunning Travel Worthy Locations

BY TRACEY DRAKE

It’s true… almost a year and a half into this global pandemic and even the most unaffected,

unromantic of us are in desperate need of a little escapism. Make some popcorn, settle in and

prepare to be transported to faraway places with our epic list of must-see movies that are either

about travel or set in the most incredible bucket worthy destinations.

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ONE WEEK

RELEASED: 2008

STARRING: JOSHUA JACKSON

COUNTRIES: CANADA

An uplifting story that follows Ben Tyler ( Jackson) on a motorcycle journey

across Canada – from the big city streets of Toronto, Ontario across the vast

country to finish on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island in Tofino, British

Columbia. If you have never visited Canada, or have not seen it from a road

trip perspective, One Week will have you lusting for the gorgeous wide-open

Canadian spaces and magical landscapes.

BEFORE SUNSET TRILOGY

RELEASED: 1995(BEFORE SUNRISE), 2004 (BEFORE SUNSET),

2013 (BEFORE MIDNIGHT)

STARRING: ETHAN HAWKE, JULIE DELPY

COUNTRIES: FRANCE, AUSTRIA, GREECE

The best of romantic travel movies, this trilogy was filmed over a span of 27

years (yes - really!!) starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in all three movies.

It is the story of a Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy) who meet in Vienna on a

train and spend a few hours together, meet again by chance in Paris nine years

later, and then catch up with a decade later in Greece. It follows their life, love

and some seriously beautiful cities and scenery. Hawke says they plan on a

fourth movie at the next 10 year milestone so keep it on your radar!

ROMAN HOLIDAY

RELEASED: 1953

STARRING: AUDREY HEPBURN, GREGORY PECK

COUNTRIES: ITALY

It is a classic and it is so worth watching again and again. Princess Ann

(Hepburn) is a bored royal who escapes the confines of her sovereign guards

and falls in love with Joe Bradley (Peck), an American reporter. The scenes

of Rome are splendid and innocent. The movie won three Oscars including

best screenplay, best costume, and best actress in a leading role for Hepburn’s

portrayal of Princess Ann.

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EAT, PRAY, LOVE

MOVIE: 2010

STARRING: JULIA ROBERTS, JAVIER BARDEM

COUNTRIES: ITALY, INDIA, INDONESIA

The best parts of this movie is the locations and the three-country scenic

adventures that Liz (Roberts) goes on as she takes a gap year from life to try and

find herself. From the streets of Rome and pizzerias in Naples, to the chaos of

India and the marvels of Bali, you need to watch this one at least twice just to take

it all in.

THE TRIP TO SPAIN

RELEASED: 2017

ACTORS: STEVE COOGAN, ROB BRYDON

COUNTRIES: SPAIN

Good friends Steve and Rob are at it again, this time taking on the Spanish

coastline. Along the way, they sample restaurants and hotels, and offering their

take on life and bad impressions over countless meals. The scenery is breathtaking,

the food looks incredible and this comedic duo make it just serious enough to

make you seriously fall in love with Spain.

OUT OF AFRICA

RELEASED: 1985

STARRING: MERYL STREEP, ROBERT REDFORD

COUNTRIES: AFRICA

Based loosely on a true story, aristocratic Karen (Streep) travels to Kenya to

join her husband, and after a series of heartbreaking events, embarks on a

passionate love affair with hunter Denys (Redford). The African backdrop to

this 20th century epic love story will leave you breathless and curious about

the landscapes of Africa today.

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WILD

RELEASED: 2014

STARRING: REESE WITHERSPOON

COUNTRIES: UNITED STATES

A poignant chronicle of Cheryl (Witherspoon) and her 1,000-mile

solitary hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Based on a true story, the movie

has powerful moments (that we can all relate to right now) and offers an

incredible look at Pacific Northwest landscapes that will have you thinking

about a hike of your own.

A GOOD YEAR

RELEASED: 2006

STARRING: RUSSELL CROWE, MARION COTILLARD, ALBERT FINNEY

COUNTRIES: FRANCE

A snarky, narcissistic British investment broker (Crowe) inherits a fanciful

French chateau from his estranged uncle and visits France for the first time

since his childhood to fix up the estate for selling. He soon discovers the

charm and cultural bliss of Provence, and it changes his life. The delightful

countryside, quaint villages and Parisian way of life will fulfill your travel angst

(temporarily) for this wine and sun filled land.

THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY

RELEASED: 2000

STARRING: HELEN MIRREN

COUNTRIES: FRANCE

When the Kadam family leaves India to open a restaurant in France, they did

not plan on the likes of Madame Mallory (Mirren) and her Michelin-starred

restaurant across the street. The story is fun, quirky and charming, if not

completely predictable. However, if you associate travel to France with fine

foods, good French wines, and idyllic scenery, this movie is a must watch.

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THE BEACH

RELEASED: 2000

STARRING: LEONARDO DICAPRIO

COUNTRIES: THAILAND

Young, adventurous, video game loving Richard (DiCaprio) finds a map in

a hotel that leads to an island paradise. While the movie is not five stars, for

those who have never been to Thailand, this is a heady introduction to the

beauty and natural awesomeness of Phuket especially.

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WORDS TO INSPIRE:

8 Books To Stir Your Wanderlust

BY JUNE DAGNALL

Buckle up, escape to anywhere in the world, and skip the jet lag!

The worldwide pandemic has put a temporary halt on everyone’s travel plans. It’s

the perfect time to embrace being an “armchair traveler”.

Let your mind get lost in the wonders of new destinations through the lens of a camera

or the words of an author. When it is time to travel, you will have a renewed bucket list

with places you might not had on your radar before.

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In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is one of the most prolific and recognized names in travel writing.

In a Sunburned Country takes us on a grand tour of Australia by car and train

from east to west. It’s a place where interesting things happen all the time.

Australia is the only island that is also a continent, and the only continent that

is also a country. Its aboriginal people, a remote and mysterious race with a

tragic history, have made it their home for hundreds of years. Australia has

more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else:

sharks, crocodiles, the planet’s ten most deadly poisonous snakes, fluffy yet

toxic caterpillars, sea shells that actually attack you, and the unbelievable box

jellyfish.

Turn Right at Machu Picchu, by Mark Adams

In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and

“discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who

stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archaeological site,

Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the

truth, however he had never even slept in a tent. This book is the fascinating

and funny account of Adams’ journey through some of the world’s most majestic,

historic, and remote landscapes.

The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux

First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux’s strange, unique,

and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel

literature. Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental

tour. Asia’s famous trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local,

the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express,

the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a

loop eastbound from London’s Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back

from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. This fantastic chronicle is essential reading

for both the passionate adventurer as well as the armchair traveler. Sometimes

the journey is more important than the destination.

A Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

Denmark is officially the happiest nation on Earth. When Helen Russell is

forced to move to rural Jutland, she sets out to discover what these secrets are.

A Year of Living Danishly looks at where the Danes get it right, where they

get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly

ourselves.

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Love with A Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche

Torre De Roche is a city girl looking for anything but love, however a chance encounter in a

bar in San Francisco sparks an instant connection with an Argentinian man who unexpectedly

sweeps her off her feet. The problem is that he is just about to cast the dock lines and voyage

around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water. Torre determines

that to keep the man of her dreams, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, so she

waves goodbye to dry land and braces for a life changing journey that is both exhilarating and

terrifying. This hilarious, harrowing, and poignant memoir is set against a backdrop of the

world’s most beautiful and remote destinations. Equal parts love story and travel memoir this

book is witty, charming and proof that sometimes risks are definitely worth taking.

Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land by Noe Alvaraz

The son of working class Mexican immigrants flees a life of labor in fruit packing plants to run

in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala. Growing up in Yakima, Washington,

Noé Álvarez worked at an apple packing plant alongside his mother, who “slouched over

a conveyor belt of fruit, shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all

they could do with their lives.” At nineteen, he learned about a Native American/First Nations

movement called the Peace and Dignity Journeys, epic marathons meant to renew cultural

connections across North America. Álvarez writes about a four month journey from Canada to

Guatemala that pushed him to his limits. Running through mountains, deserts, and cities, and

through the Mexican territory his parents left behind, Álvarez creates a new relationship with the

land and the dream of a liberated future.

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

An international best seller, the story follows a young shepherd boy, Santiago, from Spain to

Egypt. After having a recurring dream of finding treasure in Egypt, the young Andalusian

shepherd sets out to make that dream a reality. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential

wisdom of listening to our hearts, recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens

strewn along the path of life, and most importantly, to follow our dreams.

Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers by Peter Fiennes

Peter Fiennes follows in the footsteps of twelve inspirational writers, bringing modern Britain

into focus by peering through the lens of the past. The journey starts in Dorset, shaped by the

childhood visions of Enid Blyton, and ends with Charles Dickens on the train that took him to

his final resting place in Westminster Abbey. From the wilds of Skye and Snowdon, to a big night

out in Birmingham with J. B. Priestley and Beryl Bainbridge, this book is a series of evocative

biographies, a lyrical visit into the past, and a quest to understand Britain through the books,

journals and diaries of some of our greatest writers.

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EMILIA-ROMAGNA, ITALY

A region in northern Italy, known the world over for its medieval cities and coastal retreats, Emilia-

Romagna is also home to extraordinary gastronomy. Photojournalist Andrew Marshall takes DRIFT

readers on a delicious tour of Parma, Modena and Bologna to savour some of the legendary foods

produced there. Coming to the July/August 2021 issue.

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