We’ve been waiting oh-so patiently for news that borders are relaxing their restrictions in the Indian Ocean, and with the Seychelles and Mauritius joining the Maldives in welcoming back tourists, this issue is dedicated to 13 beautiful resorts turning our travel dreams into reality. You can hire your own private island in the Seychelles, sleep in an underwater suite in the Maldives, or claim ownership of an entire estate in Mauritius… Whatever your whim, the Indian Ocean is your oyster once more.

Looking more locally, as we transition towards winter and the long-awaited better weather, we whisk you away to the rugged hilltops of Oman to the bustling metropolis of Dubai and on to Abu Dhabi for some five-star escapism. Now is the time to capitalize on the region’s cooler climes.

From the Middle East to Scotland and a historical stay at The Balmoral, to mindfulness retreats in Mexico and island-hopping in Croatia and Koh Samui, I hope our curation of incredible adventure inspires some exciting (and safe) exploring.

Until next month, may your travels be rich, wide and wonderful, wherever they take you…