Our All-Time Favourite Stories from Our Print Archives

Our All-Time Favourite Stories from Our Print Archives

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

Transylvania, Romania

24: The Slow Issue

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

Provence, France

Volume 29:
The Taste Issue

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.

Reboot Camp


Volume 30:
The Health Issue

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?

Wildest Dreams


Volume 26:
The Nostalgia Issue

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.

Treasure Island


Volume 25: The
Pioneer Issue

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


Volume 27: The
Books Issue

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

California, US

Volume 26:
The Nostalgia Issue

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

London, UK

Volume 30:
The Health Issue

Wellness sceptic and goop travel editor Rachael McKeon tracks
down the capital’s A-list coven of breathworkers, reiki masters and
crystal healers.

A Long Line in the Sand

US-Mexico Border

20: The Homelands Issue

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

Volume 21: The
Islands Issue

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

Accra, Ghana

Volume 18: The
Rhythm Issue

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

Sicily, Italy

20: The Homelands Issue

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

Detroit, US

Volume 22: The
Design Issue

A patchwork of regenerated buildings, community-driven art and
ambitious design projects are defining a new, layered narrative for
the Motor City.

Riders on the Storm


Volume 26:
The Nostalgia Issue

India Dowley clambers back into the saddle for a horseback
journey from Petra’s awesome ruins to the ravaged desert of Wadi

Time Capsule

Hydra, Greece

Volume 21: The
Islands Issue

Long lunches and a Leonard Cohen-inspired pilgrimage takes
writer and podcast host Dolly Alderton to an island suspended in

Magical Thinking

Cartagena, Colombia

Volume 27: The
Books Issue

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

Gansu, China

Volume 23:
The Adventure Issue

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

Shōnai, Japan

24: The Slow Issue

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

Svalbard, Norway

Volume 25: The
Pioneer Issue

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.

Shrine On


Volume 28: The
Cities Issue

India Dowley peels back the layers of myth and modernity in the
Silk Road cities of Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand.

Soul Food

South Sudan

Volume 29:
The Taste Issue

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.

Leather, Dust and Honey

Istanbul, Turkey

Volume 28: The
Cities Issue

The sensory city of Istanbul reveals itself to be as layered,
addictive and devourable as its culinary delights.

Outlaws in the Arctic

Lofoten Islands, Norway

Volume 29:
The Taste Issue

Fuelled by aquavit, halibut and midsummer madness, Olivia Squire
devours fishing, foraging and Michelin-starred cooking at the edge
of the world.

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