Conde Nast Traveller UK December 2018

The essential guide to inspirational travel. Breathtaking locations, stunning photography and independent travel advice make Condé Nast Traveller the authority in its field and the premier lifestyle magazine for people with a passion for travel, adventure, culture and new ideas.

United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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10 Edições

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3 minutos
editor’s letter

THIS MORNING I WAS RIDING MY MOPED TO work along the Westway. I’d forgotten any goggles or sunglasses so my eyes were unprotected. And make no mistake, we were in a high wind. Crikey, it was quite a drive. Listen, my moped scares me, of course it does. I am only ever a few seconds, or one myopic driver, away from a gruesome death (probably one that would leave me without a chin). But it is also my happy place. Inside my helmet, no one is asking me questions. Travelling as I am on an endless ping-pong to and from home and work, having a place where no one asks me questions has become synonymous with nirvana. No one is asking me to clean up dog poo, or how much money…

2 minutos

PAUL DANO The Globetrotter (p124) ‘My partner’s schedule and my own don’t always line up for holidays; often we’ll turn a work trip into a vacation. New York, where we live, is not that far from some of the Caribbean islands – I always think we should go more often. Vieques is beautiful.’ Paul has appeared in ‘12 Years a Slave’ and ar & Peace’ FREDERIC LAGRANGE Photographer, Mongolia (p84) ‘Indonesia – I try to spend most of my winter there, travelling, exploring, shooting and working on a new project in the remote islands of the archipelago. Some of my favourites are the Bandas and Pulau Morotai, both in the Maluku Islands.’ Frédéric’s book ‘Mongolia’ is published by Damiani JESSICA DIAMOND Editor, Watch & Jewellery Highlights ‘Sri Lanka – we hired a house in the…

2 minutos
melbourne’s new beach scene

For years, smart cityfolk have steadily streamed for weekends on the Mornington Peninsula, where the vineyards produce silky Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs and the beaches are calm. When arty hotel Jackalope opened last year, with its all-black infinity pool and sci-fi Geode pool bar amid the vines, travellers from further afield also jumped in. But now Melbourne’s cool crowd are looking to the Bellarine Peninsula, the opposite half of the arc that curves around Port Phillip’s waters to Mornington. Its appeal? Pretty sands, pick-your-own-feast farms, interesting restaurants such as Merne at Lighthouse, where chef Josh Smith (ex-Maze Gordon Ramsey) serves plates of nori oysters, and new cellar doors at prime wineries including Scotchmans Hill. Another new arrival is Lon Retreat & Spa, in Point Lonsdale. A reimagining of a rustic…

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sydney’s new beach scene

The white beaches and bushy national parks of Jervis Bay have long been sending Sydney natives road-tripping south. The drive became even more alluring when Paperbark Camp opened its glamping tents in eucalyptus-scented bush two years ago. But now the traffic has taken a U-turn north, to Port Stephens. Less than three hours from Sydney, the town has 26 beaches teeming with rugged rockpools, fresh-off-the-boat seafood and curious bottlenose dolphins in the waves. But it’s the clutch of smart new openings that has rebooted this coastal favourite, a case in point being local couple Lauren and Michael Charge’s Salt at Shoal Bay, a modern Australian beach house divided into two self-contained spaces, accompanied by a beach-hugging standalone cottage. Their idea was to create something that ‘reflected the simple beauty of…

1 minutos
power pop

Thanks to its young population’s energy and inventiveness, Ho Chi Minh City has been sparking creative start-ups for a while now. But soon it will see its biggest opening yet: There VND Then, a concept store for the next generation of ahead-of-the-curve kids, set to land early next year. The store has already made an impact with its DJ parties around the city and the long queues for its preview pop-up at Sneaker Fest. The outfit is headed by trainer-clad entrepreneurs Huy Dieu and Boule Nguyen, who have been travelling back and forth to Vietnam from their bases in Germany and Canada for years, visiting family and friends and sensing its bubbling scene. ‘Right now, we are at the peak of something exploding here, and doing this project in our…

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viet now

SHOP The New District ‘A cool spot with a food court and a diner-style photobooth. A slice of Saigon youth culture!’ ( 42 The Hood ‘Fashion-forward label fuelled by hungry creatives.’ ( ‘Other brands worth catching: Have Fun With The Homies for skatewear and EWW Studio’s T-shirts.’ EAT Com Tam Nguyen Van Cu ‘Com Tam is a hearty meal of rice, pork and pickled vegetables. This is the best place to eat it.’ Pizza 4P’s ‘Chef Yosuke Masuko’s creations include salmon-sashimi and tandoori-chicken-curry pizzas.’ (…