We go on an epic journey to crack open the New Year in this issue. Ever been pampered by a diamond lotion during a massage made of real diamonds? No? Well if not, it is surely the one thing you have to tick off your bucket list at Maia in the one-and-only Seychelles this year. In fact, Maia is just one of the places and experiences on our ultimate Africa bucket list for 2018.
But it's not just Africa we feature on our bucket list for the year. Virtuoso, the well-known global network specializing in luxury and experiential travel, reveals the top places across the world to shop and dine in 2018.
Then we go back to brave the bush - only in utter luxury at the brand new five-star Ndlovu Camp in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa. Read all about how I couldn't write about the thrilling sight of a lion killing a wildebeest - that will teach me not to go on game drives.
We also slow things down by taking a trip to the fabulous Walkerson Hotel and Spa close to a sleepy hamlet called Dullstroom in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, and along with Underberg, one of South Africa's premier fly-fishing destinations. It is a mere three-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg to this quiet, peaceful beautiful part of the world.
So to one and all, may you have a wonderful 2018 - whenever it may begin!
Until we meet again next month, Bon Voyage!