SUMMER 2016 WELCOME EDITOR
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Besides the oh-so-important dose of vitamin D, what summer really adds to our lives is colour. Fresh green leaves. Exquisite pink blooms. Dark seas turned turquoise by dazzling rays. Festivals rolling through streets like the contents of a kaleidoscope.
Just like summer, this issue brightened my day with its spectrum of colourful experiences. Our lead story provides an insight into the vibrant creatures found in Costa Rica’s rainforest, like the red-eyed tree frog and his bold green,
orange and blue apparel (p18). We come face-to-face with painted tribes in Papua New Guinea (p28), see peacocks in the wild in Sri Lanka’s Wilpattu National Park (p40) and witness the northern lights painting Norway’s skies green (p4). And of course it’s the golden sands and azure seas that win us over in St Lucia (p48). Wishing you many multi-coloured travels, Gill Leaning, Editor
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C O N T R I B U T O R S
Ben’s travel tales have appeared in more than 50 national and international titles around the globe. He was awarded Best Off-The-Beaten-Track Feature at the 2013 PSA Journalism Awards and won the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Best UK Feature for a 2012 article featured in The Independent.
Nick is an awardwinning travel writer who has been on assignment to more than 100 countries on all seven continents. He is a regular contributor to Wanderlust, The Telegraph and The Sunday Times, and scooped Travel Writer of the Year at the 2013 British Travel Press Awards.
Joe is a freelance travel journalist who has covered everything from record store tours in Brooklyn to samurai training in Japan for titles including The Independent, Lonely Planet and Escapism. His first book, Floating, tracing a wild swimming trail across the UK, is published in 2017.
Jen joined ITC in 2004. Now CEO, she has even more reason to indulge her passion in firstclass Caribbean and Mediterranean holidays. Jen’s fifteen minutes of fame came this year when she took part in BBC2’s Millionaires’ Holiday Club, a behind the scenes documentary about luxury travel.
Regent Holidays’ Asia Specialist Stef has worked in the travel industry for over a decade, visiting every continent except Antarctica. Some of her top travel experiences include watching the Baining fire dancers in Papua New Guinea and trekking through the mist to Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan.
Born and bred in Johannesburg, Rainbow Tours’ Africa Product Manager Candice tries to return to her home continent whenever possible. In fact she’s now travelled to Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Pemba Island, São Tomé, Mozambique and Uganda.
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