Letter from the Editors: Introducing ‘Destinations of the Future’

Letter from the Editors: Introducing 'Destinations of the Future'Letter from the Editors: Introducing 'Destinations of the Future'

Dear Journeyers and Dreamers,

Welcome to a pioneering journey with What A Wonderful World (WAWW) online travel magazine as we unveil our latest endeavour, ‘Destinations of the Future,’ a groundbreaking collaboration with Robb Report UK. Far from being merely a set of guides, this series is a portal to the future of travel, showcasing the most exciting innovations and destinations that are shaping our world. Our first issue, Ocean, marks the beginning of a ten-issue odyssey, soon to be followed by captivating themes like Forest, Desert, Islands, and Road, each offering a unique glimpse into the future of travel.

At the helm of WAWW are founders Veronica Kohlbecker and Hershey Gargash, with decades of combined experience in media, fashion, luxury branding, TV, event production, and lifestyle magazines. Their journey through the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia informs the unique vision of WAWW. Joined by Elena Leo and Andrea Maslovar in editorial and Marcus Leitch in design, along with WAWW Ambassadors and a network of international travel experts, they bring to life the vision behind these guides.

In true WAWW spirit, ‘Destinations of the Future: Ocean’ encapsulates our ethos of exploring without boundaries, embracing adventure, and discovering transformative experiences. It invites you on an exploratory voyage through the enigmatic and boundless world of oceans.

Dive into the heart of this issue, where Elena Leo, our Director of Editorial, converses with Patrick Lahey, the visionary CEO of Triton Submarines, discussing the thrilling prospects of underwater travel. Meanwhile, industry experts Brent Woodson and Alena Lesina unravel the allure of the Caribbean’s best investment islands, from the renowned Anguilla to the hidden gem of Île-à-Vache in Haiti.

Luxury property aficionado Natalia Faeh casts her gaze across the globe, curating a list of the most exclusive islands available for private rental—a journey from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. Additionally, seasoned veterans of the luxury cruise industry, Ian Buckeridge and Robin Maclear, unveil the latest luxury ships from prestigious names like Aman and Four Seasons, redefining the concept of floating resorts.

This issue also spotlights the emergence of new waterside resorts, sustainable hotspots, and creative hubs, stretching from the shores of Saudi Arabia to the vibrant coast of Bali and beyond. Adventure seekers will be thrilled with our features on expeditions to remote and exhilarating locations like Antarctica, Papua New Guinea, and the West Coast of Africa.

We highlight hotels like the new SHA in Mexico, Six Senses La Sagesse in Grenada, and Kisawa in Mozambique, all blending exceptional design with wellness innovations. Additionally, Veronica Kohlbecker’s visit to Ibiza to meet Talana Bestall, creator of the Alma wellness festival, offers unique insights into holistic well-being.

Join us as we embark on this extraordinary voyage with ‘Destinations of the Future.’ Here’s to exploring new horizons and uncovering the wonders that lie beyond.

Bon Voyage,

Veronica, Hershey, and the WAWW Crew

Letter from the Editors