Malta has – at least since the 1600s, but perhaps going even further back – long been a place for those looking to enjoy some luxury, sophistication and perhaps even hedonism away from home. The archipelago nation is something of a hidden gem. Its multi-cultural history, combined with its position in the Mediterranean at the confluence of trading routes means that a cosmopolitan way of living isn’t new to the country and some of the very best worldly experiences are available to those who seek them (and know where to look).
Also in this issue, our Experientialist travel to five states in the southeastern USA to find out just how restorative travel can be and its unfailing potential to recalibrate our sense of perspective. We return to Africa after a pandemic-driven hiatus, to check out four unique safari expeditions, each in different parts of the continent, in our first-ever Safari Special. In two rather contrasting Basecamp experiences, we go in search of ‘liberated luxury’ to find paradise in the Caribbean and a spirit of adventure out skiing under the Scandinavian midnight sun. We’re also inspired by another couple of OutThere Innkeepers who have found a new life in the countryside just outside Berlin and are sharing it with the world.
This issue encapsulates a new, travel mindset that we see rapidly emerging, centred all around footloose living, deepening curiosities, a greater desire for inclusivity and more open-minded lifestyles. We now travel to fulfil bigger dreams, burgeoning imaginations and a hunger for the truly unique. No longer content that things are out of our reach, we’re looking to get truly OutThere. We hope that this issue will inspire you to do just that.