John Newton

John is a travel editor and writer who has been on staff at Condé Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure and AFAR. What’s the best solo trip you’ve taken? 'Ten days exploring Sri Lanka—Kandy, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya. I’d been reading about Buddhism, and it was fascinating to explore almost 2,000 years of Buddhist history there. I was also amazed by the kindness and warm welcome.'