issue 54

in this issue

It turns out the Garden of Eden has been hiding right under your nose all this time. Forget the beach, Rarotonga’s lusty hinterland is where the real goods are. Explore it inch by inch in issue 54, hiking, biking and glamping across its unblemished, jungle-like slopes before springing into another wild archipelago on the opposite corner of the globe: the Faroes. These wild isles, where nature and folklore collide, appear to have jumped straight from the pages of a storybook, as do the bewitching backstreets of Marrakech and Spain’s surreal (and little explored) desert landscapes. There’s also a close encounter with an apex predator below the waves and a look at some of the planet’s most baffling natural phenomena, month by month.