Water, it has been said, is our planet’s most valuable resource. Without it, life as we know it – and so many of our favorite travel experiences – would cease to exist. That’s why we’ve devoted our latest issue of Virtuoso Traveler to celebrating all things H20. Hang ten on surfing-based adventures, raise a toast on chic floating bars, find stylish swimwear for the whole family, and learn how responsible travel providers are working to protect the world’s great waterways. Also inside: We’ll show you how to explore crowd-free Venice (hint: It involves a vintage yacht), where to find the best beaches (and flavors of homemade ice cream) on Cape Cod, and why it’s time to look at cruising in a whole new light (explorations via submarine and onboard cooking classes with celebrated chefs, anyone?).A Floating FeastThe recipe for an Epicurean cruise in Central America? Take one James Beard nominated chef, steep in the culinary scene at ports of call, and serve with a side of locally sourced coffee and chocolate.
The New Wave Thirteen experiences you didn’t know you could have on a cruise.
Cape Escape How to turn Cape Cod into your family’s own private playground – even in high summer.
British Columbia: City Stay or Island Idyll? Canada’s westernmost province deals in urban adventure and wilderness retreats.
Rivers Of Change Responsible travel providers are working to ensure that river cruising’s rising tide truly lifts all.