Travel has always been perceived as a break from our day-to-day reality. Now, thanks to a toxic buildup of screen time, travel is a reengagement with reality, a pathway to well-being and personal growth. Our special “Best in Class” digital issue is based on our November print magazine and filled with stories of change, such as visiting Bonaire, where travelers can not only admire the island’s beautiful coral reefs, but also help restore them, or an intimate Galápagos cruise that brings you face to face with nature, challenging both mind and body. On the surface, Georgia’s barrier islands may seem like just another American resort destination: look closer to discover a place rich in wildlife and untold local stories. And our cover star, Tracee Ellis Ross — actor, entrepreneur, and world traveler — shares the importance of “me” time, namely the impact solo travel has had on her life.
As travelers today, we are thrilled by the unfamiliar, but also decisive in our needs and wants. Where we choose to go and stay, and how we conduct ourselves with other human beings — is that not the best form of education?