BEST OF THE WORLD: Must-See Places for 2012
Volcanoes in Africa. Waterfalls in Iceland. Thailand‘s island of paradise. We combed the globe for the 20 most compelling places to put on your 2012 wish list. Plus, our editors picked their favorite features in airports around the world to create our ideal 21st-century terminal. Take a look at our fantasy airport, then tell us what and where are your favorite airport amenities.
Also in this issue, Andrew McCarthy travels to Vienna to live like a local; contributing photographer Catherine Karnow captures scenes of the grand Austrian city through daily life in its various neighborhoods; Scott Wallace treks deep into the Brazilian jungle to locate the elusive “Arrow People;” and we showcase the winning images from our 23rd annual photo contest.
Our best-in-the-business columnists return in this issue. Daisann McLane shares why some of her best travel experiences happen on rainy days; Boyd Matson travels to Yudanaka, Japan to experience the natural hot spring baths; Christopher Elliott seeks clarity amid murky hotel rating policies; and editor Keith Bellows Keith Bellows sits down with American filmmaker Ken Burns to chat about his career spent documenting the U.S.
Plus, take an urban road trip through Los Angeles, check in to the Caribbean‘s tranquil island hotels, take the family on a kid-friendly cruise, and savor the best seafood in the U.S. South.
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