Conde Nast Traveller UK January / February 2021

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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4 minutos
the gold list issue editor’s letter

OVER THE SUMMER WHILE WE WERE away in Greece, I was interviewed by Radio 4. I see the BBC station along the same lines as Rich Tea biscuits and lollipop ladies; some olden, spartan, extraneous thing, beguilingly plain yet not without comfort. So it felt like the lockdown place to be, if not for the content then for its mumbly, fireside manner. The interview, on a serious media-news show, took a cheap-ish turn when the host made a jibe about travel journalists and their endless freebies. I was taken aback. And I wasn’t ready. Part of me was also side-tracked at the time by my husband, a theme that was becoming an issue whenever I had a live interview. My first one was with Business of Fashion, a platform I have…

2 minutos
the gold list issue contributors

KATHERINE HEIGL The Globetrotter (p156) ‘When I was 17 I did a film in Wales and it really stuck with me. I’m at peace in nature, so the hills and valleys were very special. Sometimes I catch a scent of trees that takes me straight back. The people were so kind, and the way they spoke so lyrical.’ American actor Katherine has starred in ‘27 Dresses’ and ‘The Ugly Truth’ CHRISTOPHER BOLLEN Writer, The Berkshires (p146) ‘Staying in a beach hut on Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, a few miles north of Nuweibaa. I’d wake up for sunrises over the Red Sea, when all of distant Saudi Arabia turned a golden purple. Beautiful.’ New York City-based author Christopher’s latest literary thriller, ‘A Beautiful Crime’, is out now EDOARDO TRESOLDI The New Art Movement (p212) ‘Burning Man festival is extraordinary for…

1 minutos
the long view vietnam

Like its neighbour Cambodia, Vietnam has been gradually redirecting its compass from backpacking on a shoestring to a slicker kind of adventuring. For years, hotels such as Amanoi and The Nam Hai have held court, but now the opening of Bãi San Hô will up the ante. Sibling to Arnaud Zannier’s other thoughtfully placed outposts (in Namibia, Megève and Siem Reap – see The Gold List, p103), this palm-filled hideout in a secluded bay on the south-central coast draws deeply on Vietnam’s cultural heritage, with villas referencing the longhouses and seaside villages of the Rade and Cham people. The art of getting from A to B has become distinctly elevated, too. Anantara is making tracks with a souped-up new train carriage, The Vietage, pictured, which trundles behind the 9.31am from…

3 minutos
the dream teams all-female squads

After decades on the sidelines, women’s sport is finally taking centre stage, hitting the headlines, getting primetime slots on TV and scoring big-money sponsorship deals. The profile of female competitors is on the rise, from the groundbreaking W Series motor-racing championship to new UK cricket tournament The Hundred. There’s also LA’s Angel City FC soccer team, owned by former players and Hollywood stars including Natalie Portman and America Ferrera, set to join the national league in 2022. And it’s not just the pros. Launching in February, online platform Glorious will champion award-winning trailblazers (ice swimmers, cliff divers, jockeys) as well as grassroots groups (synchronised wild swimmers, rounders teams), while looking at the intersection with art, culture and design. ‘There’s that phrase “If you can’t see it, you can’t be it,”’…

1 minutos
the wild idea slow safari

The collapse of tourism in Africa, and the knock-on effects on the community and conservation projects that it supported, has been devastating. And with the global recalibration of travel, what’s emerging on this continent is a focus on slowing down, staying longer in one place rather than racing from camp to camp, becoming more connected to the place, the people, the wildlife. Astride the great migration routes in the western Serengeti in Tanzania, Singita’s much-loved Sabora Tented Camp has undergone a complete transformation, as light footed as it is deeply rooted. For years, Singita has been the gold standard due to the architectural flair of its lodges and the farm-totable ingredients of its kitchens. But there is also a new emphasis on guests taking more time, allowing them to engage…

2 minutos
the talking point the arctic

It’s a place that has revealed itself gradually over the centuries; indistinctly, like a figure walking slowly out of a blizzard. To the Ancient Greeks it was ultima thule, the land beyond all lands; to the Victorians the North Pole was a holy grail for explorers, a chimeric world of challenge, escape and thought-provoking solitude. We think of it as a blank space on the map, just an occasional polar bear or tern breaking the monotony, but as a current exhibition at the British Museum acknowledges, the Arctic Circle has been home to indigenous peoples for 30,000 years, spread over eight countries, for whom the rest of the planet will always be regarded as ‘southerners’. There is culture; things are made here. Snow goggles and a straw crafted from walrus…