Our All-Time Favourite Photographs from Our Print Archives

For 30 issues we've traversed across wild landscapes, pushed boundaries and inspired travellers to go beyond well-trodden tourists paths. We've kayaked across Swedish archipelagoes, rode through the desert on horseback and salsa danced through the cobbled streets of Cartagena.

We've met orangutans and monks, been chased by a pack of Romanian wild dogs and munched through Michelin-worthy hotdogs at the edge of the world. In the spirit of armchair adventure, we've trawled through our epic back catalogue to bring you our favourite SUITCASE photographs of all time.

The best of SUITCASE Magazine, in pictures

Shōnai, Japan

Our Print Editor-in-Chief, Olivia, journeyed through this rural, sake-producing region of Shōnai in search of family-run farm-to-table restaurants and Japan's greatest food artisans.

Photos by Aron Klein

Sabah, Borneo

Borneo's Sabah state is prime territory for adventure. In the country's ancient rainforests are abundant with wildlife - saltwater crocodiles, pygmy elephants and the famed orangutang.

Photos by Emily Garthwaite

Warsaw, Poland

Before it was blitzed and bombed during the Second World War, Warsaw earned the nickname "the Paris of the North". Indeed, it was once said to have been more beautiful than Prague. Nowadays, its scars are accompanied by culture of resilience and resistance.

Photos by Francesca Petryszak

Ile de Ré, France

Parisians' answer to Padstow, Ile de Ré makes its visitors submit to a relaxed vibe, with its wild beaches and cobbled streets. Photographer Issy Croker journeys across its dunes, past pastel-green shuttered houses and along the dusty roads backed by oyster farms.

Photos by Issy Croker

Transylvania, Romania

Despite never owning a pair of padded lycra shorts and having not jumped on a bike since she was 15, our Editor-in-Chief India Dowley, experienced a cycling-induced epiphany amid the "very hilly" terrain of Transylvania.

Photos by Mark Leaver

Ithaca, Kefalonia

Cut off from mainland Greece, both Ithaca and Kefalonia represent limitation and escape, retreat and return. Singapore-born Sharlene Teo deep dives into the islands' history, mythology and unvarnished magic.

Photos by Adrian Morris

Botswana, Africa

Olivia Squire, our Print Editor-in-Chief, had previously shunned the idea of safari, until she suspended her cynicism, swallowed her preconceptions and submitted to the ancient stirrings of the savannah.

Photos by Jacob Elwood

Lofoten Islands, Norway

The most northerly inhabited island on Norway's Lofoten archipelago hosts a four-day food-centric retreat bringing Michelin-quality chefs into the wilderness. The weather is brutal, the living equally so, but the food is outstanding.

Photos by Johan Lolos

Ladakh, Kashmir

Still lakes, deep gorges and towering mountains were a part of India that felt unfamiliar to Indian-born chef Romy Gill. For our Homelands issue, she travelled to Ladakh and navigated the highs and lows of being a tourist.

Photos by Karan Sachdev

Cartagena, Colombia

As heart-wrenchingly romantic as Paris or Rome, Cartagena is Colombia's vivacious Caribbean jewel. Steeped in history amid stories of battles and victory, its colourful colonial architecture and the expressive population live to tell centuries-old tales.

Photos by Kevin Faingnart

Sankt Anna Archipelago, Sweden

A self-guided kayaking adventure through the 6,000 islands that make up Sweden's Sankt Anna archipelago gave Anna Hart and photographer Jacob Elwood a chance to go at their own pace and adhere to the realisation that slowness is the true definition of luxury.

Photos by Jacob Elwood

Petra to Wadi Rum, Jordan

Journeying through Petra's wind-blown terrain into the far desert of Wadi Rum on horseback was a test of resilience for both photographer Mark Leaver and Editor-in-Chief India Dowley.

Photos by Mark Leaver

Gansu, China

The legendary Venetian explorer Marco Polo was one of the first Europeans to document his travel along the old Silk Road. For our adventure issue, Yuri Andries retraces a small part of his epice route, voyaging from the city of Lanzhou to the Buddhist grottoes of Dunhuang.

Photos by Yuri Andries

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