With international travel plans on hold, staycations are at the top of our agenda. Embarking on a road trip across an unusually sunny Scotland, over the Cairngorms to the wild north-west coast and the Isle of Skye, one writer gets a much-needed fix of escapism.
Produced by award-winning writers and photographers, these globe-trotting stories of intrigue and adventure are coupled with opinion and trend-forecasting pieces designed to keep you up to speed with all things travel.
Our next print magazine is moments away from being sent to the printers... Volume 32: Homegrown is a celebration of the UK, a snapshot of the diverse people and places on our doorstep. But we’ve left perhaps the most difficult part until last – picking the cover. And we’re letting you, our readers, decide.
Love in the Atacama Desert. A crush on an Ecuadorian surf instructor. Brief encounters in Paris. Recounting a string of holiday flings, we ask: what is it about travel that makes us collect heartbreak like passport stamps?
We caught up with some of Britain’s most in-the-know bikepackers to get some insider tips and tricks on how the bike-curious can set their wheels in motion.
Find LGBTQ+ city guides, the world’s best Pride events, queer-friendly hotels and hook-up apps, government advice and everything you need to know about rights, safety and seeking out the spaces that are welcoming to all.
A Brit living in Buenos Aires uncovers the raunchy side of the Argentine capital, where dropping into a pay-by-the-hour sex hotel, or telo, is as common as grabbing a coffee – albeit a bit more steamy.
Asian food is a rainbow of spice, colour and flavour, but its dishes are often adapted to suit the western palate. Exploring the origins of fortune cookies and proper sushi etiquette, a Chinese-Filipino writer seeks out the stories behind our favourite cuisines and says: order something other than tikka masala.
But where are you really from? Can I touch your hair? For one Black American traveller, the experience of different cultures abroad gives her the confidence to call out microaggressions and everyday racism at home.
We ask home-fragrance pioneers, Earl of East, how to go about kindling destinations through scent and why a single sucker-punch of a candle is scientifically proven to be more evocative than a million photos on your camera roll.
How strange it is to feel both at home and not at home. When a Lahorian diaspora writer travels from Birmingham to her Pakistani city of birth, she reflects on the meaning of place and identity as she seeks connection through Lahore’s Mughal architecture and colonial buildings.
We’re packing up the camping gear and heading for the hazy horizon, where life-affirming simplicity awaits and tea drunk from a tin cup by the campfire is the remedy for all ills.
The American dream never satisfied one multi-racial traveller. As she experiences the kindness of strangers on her journeys across Europe, South America and beyond, her understanding of “home” shifts from place to the power of human connection.
A photojournalist joins the pilgrims in the mountain trails of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where she rediscovers her faith in humanity one step at a time.
A pair of childhood friends explore the coastal landscape of their youth on the western tip of Cornwall
Once considered boring, our everyday interactions (as we remember them) have become the ultimate luxuries of 2020. Sticky carpets, recirculated air, cheap rosé? Businesses are capitalising on our fetish for the mundane and catering to a burgeoning community of “normads” – those who’d rather indulge in the ordinary than head out on a sublime adventure.