Conde Nast Traveller UK Jul/Aug 2019

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.

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editor’s letter

AND THEN BEHIND HER LAUGHING HEAD, the crepuscular peep of a red moon rises above the hill. ‘A red moon!’ I shout, ‘the most enormous beautiful blood-red moon!’ And all the children and all the grown-ups jump up from the feast at the table to stare at it through the windows. We are both quiet and entirely rapt by its ascendancy, which seems now so improbably fast that for the first time I actually feel the heft of the world’s spin and am all foot-drunk and dizzy with it so I have to steady myself on the back of a chair. The day has been a secret cupboard door into the best of England’s summer stash. We are walking in a stretching-gathering-splitting-out-joining-together-again giant clump of kids and dogs on the Mendips,…

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AURORA Festivals (p33) ‘I like to climb Ulriken, on the edge of Bergen in Norway, rather than take the cable car. At the top, the whole city – ships, life – twinkles below and I keep heading deeper into the mountains, as if I’m leaving everyone behind. I’m safe up there.’ Norwegian singer Aurora appears on this year’s European festival circuit EAGLE-EYE CHERRY The Globetrotter (p152) ‘My home in Skåne, in southern Sweden. We spend rare sunny days down by the lake behind our house, reading and chilling. For supper, all our friends come round; my sister Neneh will barbecue over an open fire while I make the Martinis I spent a whole summer perfecting.’ Eagle-Eye is a singer from Stockholm GRASON RATOWSKY The New-wave Makers (p48) ‘I love to jump in my classic Renault…

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shift key

It’s easy enough to comprehend – without even pulling off California’s Highway 1 – why the central coast towns of Santa Barbara and adjacent Montecito are dubbed the American Riviera. Olive and citrus trees scent the breeze, spiky agave and towering royal palms grow along the wide Pacific beaches, all backed by the Santa Ynez mountains. Even in a state known for its film-set backgrounds, this stretch feels particularly golden. But it’s also been snoozy – stagnant in its dual extremes: Montecito, a place where well-heeled retirees have third homes, and Santa Barbara, a hangout for student surfers at UCSB who seem to be eternally graduating. Yet this narrative is changing, as the recent arrival of design-forward hotels and high-concept restaurants is proof of a new momentum and broader appeal.…

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turning the tides

The Central Coast is just an hour’s drive north of Sydney, yet has never had quite enough going on to lure the stylish set up for the weekend. But now a group of tastemakers are turning the former domain of surfers and fishermen into Australia’s destination of the moment. It kicked off last November, when the Boathouse Group, whose waterside bars and cafes have come to define Sydney’s relaxed sophistication, opened its first spot outside the city, in the town of Patonga, giving the Pacific-oyster-guzzling, rosé-swigging crowd in Manly and Bondi a good incentive to catch the 20-minute ferry from Palm Beach. They’ll soon be able to overnight, too, when the Boathouse opens waterfront guestrooms with signature whitewashed timber and crisp, nautical linens. Nearby, restaurateurs Rupert Noffs and Matty Bennett…

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roll up, roll up

Dakar is making waves in Africa. The continent’s westernmost capital, a sprawl of Senegalese sunset-pink low-rises on a dancing fishtail in the Atlantic, is also its hippest, most open-minded surf town, and a musical metropolis. It’s a city defined by its rhythms: the beat at Afro-jazz mbalax clubs, the calls of hawkers and fishermen, and the great sighing breaks of windswept beaches. Insider and Ethiopian-American transplant Yodit Eklund, who founded surf and streetwear label Bantu Wax and recently opened boutique hotel Seku Bi, shares its sounds, scene and swells. The Food ‘I always have local tiep fish, Cape Verde-style, at Chez Loutcha. I love the more-is-more decor: the funny fish tank, black-and-white tiled walls, checked floors and tablecloths. And Le Lagon 1 beach club on Route de la Petite Corniche Est is…

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what’s taking off and what’s running out of fuel

BIODOME BOOM An Icelandic architect has proposed turning the country’s natural wealth of geothermal energy into fuel for a heated domed retreat in Reykjavik, to be open year round, replicating a Mediterranean climate. PLASTIC-FREE AIR TRAVEL Qantas is trialling its first flights producing zero landfill waste. This means food containers crafted from sugar cane and cutlery made from cornstarch, which can be turned into compost. CROWD CONTROL Dutch officials are considering introducing new measures, including extra tourist taxes and promoting areas outside Amsterdam, to help ease the pressure of 19 million visitors a year to the capital. FOODIE SAFARIS In December superstar chef Magnus Nilsson will be closing his two-Michelinstarred locavore Fäviken restaurant, which turned a chilly Swedish outpost into an epicurean destination, to pursue other projects. POINTS CARDS British Airways is introducing changes to its Executive Club members’…