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From our Editor: Here’s to the power of your passport!

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Sometimes, travel cannot be planned. Sometimes, like now, while advisories rage and the world holds its breath to know whether it’s safe to travel, you bide your time and plan. You plan to be ready when it’s time. 

This year particularly, you’re going to love this issue.

It’s our 11th anniversary year, and our Last-Minute Travel special has a massive feature on Easy-Visa Destinations for Indian travellers: 11 new journeys you need to be making, as well as 10 from last year that you should also keep in mind – all of them places that you will be able to travel to at short notice. Mauritius and Reunion Island both lay out a variety of adventures for you. Once-war torn Belgrade in Serbia reveals its secrets and its unique personality. And, throughout this issue, Easy-Visa flag-offs will help you add to your travel list.  

As always, India comes up trumps. We’ve got our travel-now Weekend Planners to help you make the most of your short breaks, festivals in different states that you might want to be at, and a feature on going beyond Bhubaneswar to discover what makes Odisha such a great desi destination. 

Because, whether you travel by dreaming or planning, you’ve got to travel every day. 

 – Primrose Monteiro-D’Souza, Editor