30 issues we’ve traversed wild landscapes, pushed boundaries
and inspired travellers to go beyond well-trodden tourists paths.
In the spirit of armchair adventure, we’ve trawled through our back
catalogue to bring you our favourite SUITCASE stories of all
Armchair escapism: the best stories from SUITCASE Magazine
Dances with Wolves
Despite having never owned padded Lycra shorts, our
Editor-in-Chief India Dowley undergoes a cycling-induced epiphany
amid the villages, hills and wild dogs of Transylvania.
Villa La Coste
At the art-filled Château La Coste, we take a seat in the
Provencal home of Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann for a candlelit
conversation that digests the art of fire cooking.
Contributor Raven Smith tackles the millennial brag of burnout
with a detox at the Swiss retreat of Clinique La Prairie. Will he
transform from carby-caterpillar to butter-free butterfly?
Safari cynic Olivia Squire, our Print Editor-in-Chief, swallows
her preconceptions as she ventures between deserts and deltas and
submits to the ancient stirrings of the savannah.
India Dowley embarks on an off-road, off-grid expedition through
the island’s untouched corners, where forest tribes still thwart
the hungry reach of tourism.
A Thousand Ways In Dublin
Dublin has birthed many authors: James Joyce, Sally Rooney, Colm
Tóibín, Tana French. Meandering through The Fair City’s literary
haunts, we read the pulse of creativity.
On the Road
Before travellers land in California, they’ve visited the state
in their imagination. Stopping in ramshackle roadhouses and quirky
small towns, we explore a fantasy made real.
Follow the Rose-Quartz Road
Wellness sceptic and goop travel editor Rachael McKeon tracks
down the capital’s A-list coven of breathworkers, reiki masters and
A Long Line in the Sand
Travelling for 12 weeks and 2,000 miles along the US-Mexico
border unveils a diverse vision of America, in which the kindness
of strangers overrides barriers of language and culture.
At the World’s Edge
Fogo Island, Canada
Adventuring across the North Atlantic to the offshore islands of
Newfoundland and Labrador, we discover a revitalising sense of
community amid extreme isolation.
Gateway to Africa
The Ghanian capital might not inspire love at first sight.
Scratch the surface, however, and you’ll find a young generation
pushing creative enterprises that respect tradition and drive
Grissini, Granita and Grandmothers
On a foray through the southern city of Gela, food writer Mina
Holland walks la passeggiata, cooks caponata and discovers that
Sicilian identity is far bigger than the island.
Making the Brutal Beautiful
A patchwork of regenerated buildings, community-driven art and
ambitious design projects are defining a new, layered narrative for
the Motor City.
Journeying among colonial towns, banana plantations and carnival
rhythms, we retrace the steps of Colombia’s most famous writer,
Gabriel García Márquez.
The New Silk Road
Retracing the steps of Venetian explorer Marco Polo, we travel
from Lanzhou’s neon-streaked highways, through Martian mountains to
the Buddhist grottoes of Dunhuang.
Go to the Mountain
Editor Olivia Squire unlocks the power of perambulation as she
embarks on a spiritual pilgrimage across this slow-living,
mountainous Japanese region.
Long Day’s Journey into Night
On the cusp of the seasons, we follow in the footsteps of early
polar explorers across the Norwegian archipelago and meet the
community fighting to protect Arctic waters.
In the Mahad Camp for internally displaced persons, humanitarian
photographer Giles Duley finds that, despite challenging
circumstances, the way to the heart is through the stomach.
Outlaws in the Arctic
Lofoten Islands, Norway
Fuelled by aquavit, halibut and midsummer madness, Olivia Squire
devours fishing, foraging and Michelin-starred cooking at the edge
of the world.