As 2020 draws to a close, we’re looking forward to hitting the road in 2021. Join us as we share the destinations we can’t wait to explore, the hotel openings on our hotlists and the travel trends that are taking over. We’ll also be chatting to travel influencer and content creator Olivia Lopez about her travel philosophy, the first place on her agenda and why she’s obsessed with all things Italian.
Tune in to The Upgrade podcast to discover our favourite destinations, best-kept travel secrets and check in with the people who are shaking up the way we explore the world.
The Upgrade by SUITCASE Magazine has joined forces with Krug Champagne to bring you a glass-clinking celebration of creativity, collaboration and culinary greatness. Catch up with chef Michael O’Hare and Mark Sansom, Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Bars, who discuss the future of fine dining, the changing face of luxury and why microgreens have no place on the mountains.
In the first of our trio of winter specials, we’re discussing the B-word – and no, we don’t mean Boris or Brexit. We’re talking about burnout, a word that strikes fear into the hearts (read: invoices) of freelancers and creatives across the globe. We’re joined by Chris Penn, the co-founder of Birch – the UK’s hottest hotel opening of 2020 – and The Coven founder Sapphire Bates who share their tips for working from home, defining work-life boundaries and beating burnout.
In our season finale of The Upgrade podcast we’re shining a light on the London independents that we love. From Hackney’s hippest lifestyle collective to a sourdough hero who is shaping his neighbourhood one loaf at a time, these are the London shop owners that help their communities thrive.
Incoming: we’ve got a whole host of UK staycation recommendations because, in case you missed the memo, exploring your home turf is 2020’s most sought-after adventure.
Coinciding with Vol. 31: The Freedom Issue, we catch up with trailblazer Jessica Nabongo, the first Black woman to visit every country in the world. She shares with us her high and lows, her thoughts on diversity in the travel industry and introduces her new business venture.
In our latest episode, Editor-in-Chief India Dowley and Content Editor Fleur Rollet-Manus share the destinations they can’t wait to visit as and when travel restrictions lift. This one is filled with recommendations, so you’ll want to grab a pen.
In episode 4 of The Upgrade podcast, we consider what it really means to “spend like a local”. We tot up the ways you can make sure your pennies are being pocketed by the right people, while spotlighting the pioneering companies leading the way in community-focused tourism.