Notes From the Frontier

Kenneth Shapiro When we first decided on a cover story about India, we wanted it to be special. Not only is the country experiencing a renaissance, especially when it comes to travel, but when you look at the tagline on our cover each issue Exploring Travel Favorites and Frontiers no destination fits tha

By: Kenneth Shapiro

When we first decided on a cover story about India, we wanted it to be special. Not only is the country experiencing a renaissance, especially when it comes to travel, but when you look at the tagline on our cover each issue Exploring Travel Favorites and Frontiers no destination fits that description better than India.

To help this issue stand out, we called upon Mark Edward Harris. Mark is a veteran photojournalist whose work has appeared in Vogue, People, The New York Times and numerous other publications. As an award-winning photographer, he is also the author of three books of travel photography. Moreover, luckily for us, Mark always wanted to visit India, as you’ll learn in his story, “India In Style” (page 14).

And for the first time, we can offer readers another way to “see” this must-see destination. Right now on our Web site only (www.travelagewest.com), we have posted a slide show of Mark’s black-and-white photographs from his trip (just click on “Current Issue”). These are in addition to the shots that accompany the print story and will provide an even greater insight into this exciting land.

Mark’s story is not the only one in this issue that “explores the frontiers of travel.” In fact, we consistently send writers into the field to bring back eyewitness accounts. We also have Maribeth Mellin diving in the shark tank at the Maui Ocean Center; Jad Davenport sea kayaking with gray whales in Baja; Susan James soaking up the spas of the Black Forest; Norman Sklarewitz aboard the first-ever cruise ship to Libya; Allison Rost on the streets of Cairo; Maryann Hammers exploring a Mayan village in the Yucatan; and more.

Not bad for a single issue. Hopefully, you’ll think so too.

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