Welcome to the May issue!
It’s starting to feel like summer out there, and, if you’re like us, you’re busy planning which trips to take come June and July. (Answer: All of them!) As usual, we have some great ideas for you, starting with Three Perfect Days in Puerto Rico, where you can explore the cobblestone alleyways of Old San Juan, as well as the steamy jungle of El Yunque National Forest. And, of course, have a piña colada. Or three.
Our annual Best New Hotels package rounds up the 21 hottest stays that have opened in the past year, from the zenned-out Miraval wellness resort in the Berkshires to the architecturally stunning Casa Na Terra in Portugal. We also spotlight what’s new in New York’s Finger Lakes, take you on a brewery crawl through Chicago’s Ravenswood, and cruise through Mendocino County’s redwood forests.
Also, be sure to read our Hemi Q&A with two-time Pulitzer winner Colson Whitehead, in which we discuss Amazon’s adaptation of his book The Underground Railroad (premiering May 14). And, for yet another thought-provoking read, check out Andrew McCarthy’s essay on embracing silence while traveling; it’ll make you want to dive into his juicy new memoir, Brat: An ’80s Story.
Now is also your chance to vote in our annual Hemispheres Readers’ Choice Awards. We want to know your favorite places to visit around the world. Vote now!
Finally, some exciting news: Hemispheres will be back on planes in June! Even more incentive to book a flight, right?
Happy travels!Hemispheres_May 2021
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