Planning your next trip? We’ve picked the brains of on-the-ground locals to bring you the insider recommendations and tips you won’t find elsewhere, as well as trendsetting inspiration to keep you exploring when you’re not on the road. This is your little black travel book.
For one millennial renter with an uncertain future, lockdown has been key to finding pleasure in the domestic sphere. How will he fare when normality resumes?
Travel plans have been scratched out of our diaries. Meet-ups are on pause. In the face of an uncertain future, we’re embracing the present with a fresh perspective – and our post-pandemic trips can only benefit from it.
Though hit hard, the travel industry will bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet the way we journey will be changed forever – and for the better. Delving into staycations, off-grid vacations and conscious travel, we look forward to the positive impact of changing habits.
Millennials: be careful what you wish for. Two weeks into lockdown, we explore the social side of social distancing and find that checking in with your friends and family is more important than keeping up with the Kardashians.
Offering a laid-back, contemporary stay and a whole host of watersports beside one of Cornwall’s much-loved surfing beaches, the Watergate Bay Hotel is the benchmark in coastal retreats for city dwellers.
Framed by the rolling slopes and untamed landscape of the Scottish Highlands, this Victorian hotel in Wester Ross is a fairy-tale love nest where hiking, hearty fare and hot, hot baths are the order of the day.
The decade of selfie sticks, foodstagrams and travel influencers is over. Gazing into an uncertain future, in which “facemask” no longer equates to “skincare routine”, we explore the changing role of influencers, the future of virtue signalling and say: bring back the fedoras already.
With months of social distancing and working from home on the horizon, how can we sustain motivation and productivity? We’re exploring the world of nootropics, the psychoactive substances designed to improve cognitive function and boost your mood.
Home to a welcome-all speakeasy, top-notch restaurant, nightly live music and East-meets-West aesthetics, this boutique hotel set in the former Oranienpalast Café is fast becoming an institution in edgy Kreuzberg
Monastic yet modern, irreverent yet elegant, this Parisian pied-à-terre makes for an intoxicating stay at the heart of Le Marais. Don’t be fooled by the ecclesiastical atmosphere, Sinner hotel lives up to its name.
Bon vivants congregate at this Upper Marais hotel where designer Dorothée Meilichzon has fashioned an art-deco pied-à-terre for the Instagram generation. Guests here revel in the bistro-style restaurant, velvet-clad bar and plenty of oh là là.