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Letter from the Editor

PETER GRUNERT, EDITOR

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… I’m appreciating the career choices made by so many people featured within our pages. In our Great Escape to the Austrian Alps (p45), Karl Geisler merrily yodels to the customers of his mountainside hostelry as he serves rich platters of cheese and sausages.

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Regulars
Photographer Mark Read (left) has been working with Lonely Planet
POSTCARDS
Why not get involved? We’d love to include your best
GLOBETROTTER
I recently spent an hour on a fast train to
Holiday companies are cottoning on to the fact that LGBT
Specialists in adventure and wildlife, new company Wildfoot offers a
Rocket set to launch out the other side of the
Combining the character and space of an apartment with hotel-style
MAKING A GAME OUT OF thrones is our new book
Offcially the world’s most contented nation, according to the 2016
Photographer Michael Muller built his career shooting celebrities, but his
EASY TRIPS
Walking holidays don’t get much more civilised than this: six
Late spring is an ideal time to experience Les Baux-de-Provence
Odysseus took 10 years to journey back to Ithaca from
There’s nothing quite like the English countryside in springtime –
Just over the border from Italy and Austria, Triglav National
The bluebell season is all too brief, usually peaking in
Bergen may be Norway’s second city, but when it comes
Spring is the optimum time to explore the Scottish Highlands
According to ancient lore, Segovia was founded by the Roman
When the designer, poet and novelist William Morris frst clapped
GREAT ESCAPE
1 With its imperial architecture and mountains on all sides,
FEATURES
Second only to the Chinese, Muslims are the most signifcant
Hospitality graduate Tess worked in Thailand before joining Das Stue
THE SQUAWK OF A BLACK cockatoo rings out across the
This January, a friend and I drove across America in
MINI GUIDES
Three miles from Windermere, in Winster, is one of the
It’s all about Belgian beers at this atmospheric, grungy beer
Iceland’s frst national park and its most important historic site,
The Alhambra enchants tourist pilgrims with its marquetry ceilings, geometric
Since Nikólaos Tselementés from Sifnos wrote the frst Greek cookbook
Start the weekend with a trip to Eretz Israel Museum,