WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO IN 2024?
ROBERTO SERRINI @serrini
"I'm going to the last place I haven't been; Antarctica. It's the final continent. The brass ring for me, saving the best and coldest for last. Something fitting about it, having thirsted after all the colorful, flavorful, wild destinations around the world to leave the frozen tundra as my final continental experience.
I look forward to the white void ahead, the adventure it brings, and as always, sharing it with my get lost family who always seems to find me no matter how far off the radar I get."
"Topping my travel wish list for 2024 is a cycling trip to Japan to tackle the Shimanami Kaido route. The 280km journey connects six Japanese islands dotted throughout the Setouchi Inland Sea. Apart from stunning views of the islands, water, temples, and whirlpools, it features the Kurushima Kaikyo Ohashi — one of the world’s longest suspension bridges.
Apart from indulging in my odd love of riding over a long bridge, what better excuse to indulge in a luxury ryokan onsen stay than a day spent in the saddle?"
TIM McGLONE @mcglone.jpeg
I once spent six hours at Istanbul airport, and enchanted as I was by the ample charging ports and Starbucks, I couldn't help but think there was more to Turkey than this.
I love chaotic places, and so I want to amble through the frenzy of Istanbul, crushing gozleme and sampling the lively nightlife on the Bosphorus. I'd like to go to the Intercontinental Derby football match between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, and I'd especially like to cop an absolute beating at a traditional hammam, leaving a new man, my 31-year-old joints made to feel 29 again.
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