Produced in a book-style format with a cover price of $18, The Escapisthit newsstands on July 17, and is the second new annual publication from the magazine.
Like Monocle, The Escapist combines content about business with other subjects, principally travel, all from a globetrotting, cosmopolitan perspective.
As its title indicates, The Escapist focuses on unusual experiences with a focus on cities and adventure, but also includes fiction, cultural reporting, fashion, and other types of travel-related content.
The first issue highlights 10 cities from around the world where different kinds of business opportunities are growing fast. It also includes features on Italian railways, nightlife in Beirut, and travel essays about destinations in India, Scotland, Turkey, Russia and the U.S.
The first issue includes launch sponsors Apple Watch and Design Hotels, as well as advertorial features from Airbnb and Swatch, among others.
Monocle previously launched The Forecast, an annual publication focused on new and evolving businesses, ideas and people likely to play a role in the coming year, which debuted in December 2014.
The Escapist is the latest in a series of new travel magazines launched in recent years catering to younger travelers. The list also includes Afar, Renegade, Sidetracked, The American Guide, Boat and Yonder Journal. There are also new custom content publications, including Smithsonian Journeys, a magazine targeting customers of the branded travel service of the same name.