Conde Nast Traveller UK April 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.

United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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4 minutos
editor’s letter

I’m completely institutionalised. We all are. Yesterday my husband was upset no one noticed that he’d changed the doorknob on a cupboard. ‘They’re teenagers baby, I’m not sure they notice stuff like that, even if we have been in this house FOR A YEAR.’ But we had a reveal party for the doorknob anyway, and gathered round, threw back the curtain that was my jacket and whooped like it was something For a person who used to be on a plane or train every week (can that really be right? Seems nuts. Paris and New York, or Milan, or Nice, or Geneva. Certainly every other week), the fact that days now pass without me leaving the house is astonishing. I feel part wolf; my hearing has become exceptionally fine-tuned. Like, I…

2 minutos

CASEY AFFLECK The Globetrotter (p102) There are a few places in my neighbourhood that I’ve tried to keep supporting. I used to visit All Time in Los Feliz, LA, a lot. I’m vegan so I would always get one of its gigantic salads; they’re so much better than anywhere else.’ American actor and director Casey has starred in hit films such as ‘Interstellar’ and the Oceans trilogy JO RODGERS Writer, South Downs (p70) ‘I’ll go to Le Bistro du Paradou, a roadside joint in the Alpilles that everyone is rightly crazy about, for lunch. There’s a daily no-choice, four-course menu (starter, main, cheese, pudding), and I’ll just have to hope I’m there on a day when it’s doing the roasted Bresse chicken with morels.’ Jo is based between London and East Sussex RAMLA ALI…

5 minutos
bold strokes

INFORMALLY KNOWN AS LITTLE ENGLAND, Barbados has long been seen as a home-from-home for British travellers, who annually gravitate to Holetown’s beachfront restaurants, St James’s smart hotels and Bathsheba’s wild surf spots. But last year, Prime Minister Mia Mottley – who, in 2018, was elected to office with the largest majority in Barbadian history – spoke of her determination to break the lingering colonial connection that still exists with the country it declared independence from in 1966. Shortly after she unveiled a 12-month Welcome Stamp visa, aimed squarely at a younger, more digital generation, plans were announced to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and transition into a republic, as well as address its draconian laws that criminalise homosexuality. But what does this forward-facing Barbados really look like…

2 minutos
hot on the heels

‘Our vision is to bring culture through art, theatre, dance and music,’ says philanthropist Silvano Stella on the creation of a contemporary art trail in Italy’s UNESCO-listed Langhe-Roero Monferrato region. He’s collaborating with power collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, a member of the international councils of MoMA and Tate. ‘The idea is not to make people buy tickets, but to let visitors interact with these works at any time of day,’ Stella adds. To this end, he is developing an app with information accessed via QR code and programming a series of concerts, plays and events at natural amphitheatres carved into the hillsides, one of which will host a mural by music photographer Guido Harari. It’s a project that’s only now growing from roots put down quietly over the years:…

1 minutos
flip the script

Celebrated for its dramatic combination of adventure and nature – from the K2 and Nanga Parbat peaks sought out by climbers to the gentle peach gardens running along river valleys and the Himalayan cedar-covered slopes – this country has also been stereotyped as dangerous, but that was never the whole story. Now it is transforming into an outdoor playground, with locally run projects driving change. On the edge of Attabad Lake, Luxus Hunza has chalet-style cabins framing astonishing blue waters in floor-to-ceiling windows. Hunza on Foot, set up by former BBC World News high-risk advisor Naveed Khan, leads leisurely paced walks to lesser-travelled corners, connecting with indigenous culture and overnighting in willow groves. Meanwhile, retreats by Karachi-based yoga instructor Amafah Mubashir draw a different kind of nourishment from the landscape.…

1 minutos
what’s touching down and what’s packing up

GLOBAL CRAFTS Intriguing digital platforms are connecting wanderlusting shoppers with worldwide makers. Check out Ishkar, which champions artisans from conflict zones, for cushions from Burkina Faso or glass objects from Afghanistan, and Foundland for unexpected gifts including Japanese homeware. MIAMI The Florida beach destination is upping its already high-octane ante this spring. There’s new experimental art space Superblue – working with stage designer Es Devlin, light wizard James Turrell and Burning Man favourite Studio Drift – as well as the instantly scene-shaking Goodtime Hotel by Pharrell Williams and hospitality guru David Grutman. WORDSMITHS Amanda Gorman’s reading at the American presidential inauguration, the UK’s interactive Poem Pavilion at the rescheduled Dubai Expo, where artificial intelligence helps generate verses, and the rise of Insta-poets such as Canadian-Punjabi Rupi Kaur and New Zealand’s Lang Leav prove the literary…