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Conde Nast Traveller UK

Conde Nast Traveller UK October 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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United Kingdom
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English
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Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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editor’s letter

Recently, I returned to Ibiza, a place I have been to many times. But on this trip I wasn’t with the people I usually go with, and I wasn’t in an area I really knew. It was an odd sensation. Like looking at the reflection of your face in the back of a spoon. Kind of your face, but also kind of not. Our hotel was in the Old Town. No one stays in the Old Town really, although with its wonky cobbled streets and castle on the hill I can’t work out why. Its peeling walls, its melted-butter-coloured houses, all the washing strung like a code of linen, a bark, a song, a yelp. One evening, sitting out on the street having supper, I looked up to a second-floor…

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contributors

DAVID DE ROTHSCHILD Space-hopping (p52) ‘The most profound moments are the ones you’re not chasing; the simple moments. For me, I’m in a farmhouse in the south of Italy, sitting under a massive olive tree, doing nothing, listening to the wind and the cicadas, and watching the birds.’ David is a British adventurer and environmentalist REJINA PYO Holiday Style Guide (p104) ‘About five years ago, my husband and a close group of friends took a spontaneous road trip on the Ring of Kerry in Ireland. We were crammed into one car, but it was wonderful: I’d never experienced that type of wilderness, and it made me feel overwhelmingly free.’ Korean designer Rejina now lives in London MOLLY GODDARD Holiday Style Guide (p108) ‘I used to go away with my six best girl friends, who I’ve…

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word of mouth

In 2020, two billion people will travel to islands, deserts, jungles, glaciers and volcanoes at the far corners of our planet. A few may even see its fragile beauty from space. Our earth is still a wonder, all the more so now that the clock ticks on its preservation. But the way we – the nomads born of a peripatetic generation – journey upon it is ever evolving. The digital age, globalisation, immigration and technology have lifted not only borders of our nations but our wanderlust, pushing us faster and further, increasingly hungry for novelty and the solitude of wilder frontiers. Now, with much of the world reachable, gentrifying, brag-snapped and posted, we have begun to turn our journeys inwards to become meaningful explorers of ourselves and find a more…

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the new left

‘We chose to be in Paris because it is the world capital of dreaming.’ Italo-Israeli hotelier Ori Kafri is explaining why his JK Place hotel group has moved beyond Italy, where its townhouse hotels in Florence, Rome and Capri redefined a certain modern Italian sprezzatura. ‘I remember coming here for the first time at 10 with my father, Jonathan Kafri (after whom JK Place is named), and just feeling this energy, like everything was here. When it comes to hotels, it really is.’ JK Place Rive Gauche is a discreet ideal home in a former embassy building on a quiet Saint-Germain street. Created with long-term interior design partner Michele Bonan – like Kafri, an elegant blazer-clad Florentine – the 29 rooms have marble fireplaces and Bonan’s signature geometric rugs and…

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circle in the sand

There are New Nomads, and there are not-so new ones. Back in the 1980s, a group of young Tuareg guitarists and poets would meet up around campfires in the Sahara and make music, letting anyone with a blank tape cassette record them. Since then Tinariwen (the name translates loosely as Desert Boys) have grown and evolved, appearing at Mali’s now-paused Festival of the Desert, and jamming with Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan and the Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis. Their sound can raise goosebumps, whipping up eddies of psyche guitar and loose, sidewinding riffs, tamed by hoarse-voiced, call-and-response lyrics. Wilderness blues, nomad soul. The Sahara is still at the heart of their music; their new album, Amadjar, was mostly recorded under canvas as the band travelled from Morocco to Mauritania in a…

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craft work

The flight industry is upping its eco game, with Rolls-Royce electric engines, Solar Impulse aeroplanes and Lilium electric air taxis just some of the green innovations in the works around the world. A new breed of company is also trying to extend the life of airliners when they reach the end of their usual 25-year service. Take Portland, Oregon, upcycling specialists Looptworks, who turn Delta, Southwest and Alaska Airlines seat upholstery and old crew uniforms into bags, wallets and passport holders; or LA’s MotoArt, whose brash creations include B-52 bomber conference tables and catering trolleys repurposed as mobile bars for the home. One of the smartest is A Piece of Sky, founded this spring by Toulouse-based Airbus employees Anais Mazaleyrat and Jeremy Brousseau. They’ve gathered a team of 11 designers…