The Next Chapter
OutThere – The Next Chapter
Printed in Belgium
For months, we have talked about how we as OutThere travellers will navigate the new norm. Well, it’s here, it’s the present and we’re living in it. And that’s why for this very special issue, we have stepped away from our usual destination focus for the first half of the magazine and instead entitled this edition of OutThere ‘The Next Chapter’.
In this issue, we explore what the future holds for luxury and experiential travel – and how discerning travellers will navigate the world, given its current state. We check into new, global trends in hospitality and put a lot more emphasis on ‘why’ we travel, rather than ‘where’. On a variety of topics, we engage some amazing visionaries in the industry from different parts of the world, including our favourite architect, designer and all-round good guy Bill Bensley, who has long been trying to change the way the travel business works. Before we locked down, we sent our Experientialists out into the world, tasked to come back with their transformational stories. We ventured to seductive South Africa and exotic Indonesia and returned to Sri Lanka to shoot our gorgeous, escapist-style fashion story at the magnificent, boutique bolthole Kaju Green. We explored the northern reaches of India, took some time out on the lesser-known island of Bequias and swapped flying for driving, on a unique roadtrip in a brand-new Bentley. As soon as borders started to reopen, we took off to mythical Iceland, known for its wide-open spaces and world-leading test, trace and track programme to experience a new retreat and passion project in a fresh way.
The earth’s delights await us when we can return, but if there is one key thing that we must learn from this time, it is to take better care of it and all those who live on it. The world is OutThere. Are you?