Ticked off Tokyo? Checked out Kyoto? Go beyond Japan’s iconic hotspots to lesser-known prefectures that showcase the country’s cultural, coastal and culinary traditions. Eager to explore the Land of the Rising Sun? Here’s how to travel hidden Japan.
Tune in to The Upgrade podcast to discover our favourite destinations, best-kept travel secrets and check in with the people who are shaking up the way we explore the world.
The Upgrade by SUITCASE Magazine is back. Join us as we share the destinations we're bookmarking for travel in 2022, the hotels we're bedding down in and the standout travel experiences you should have on-radar.
We’re taking you on a food pilgrimage through Tenerife. Stopping by secret “guachinches”, new-wave wineries and the rustic restaurants serving the island’s most delicious traditional cuisine, we’re digging into Tenerife’s gastronomy. Planning a trip to the island? Listen up because we’ve got a host of insider recommendations. Here’s where to drink and dine in Tenerife.
Join our Editor-in-Chief India Dowley and Editor Fleur Rollet-Manus as they shine a light on the under-radar places you need to know in Tenerife – be it a boutique hotel, hip coffee shop or up-and-coming vineyard. Plus, they’ll be joined by two island eco experts who share their insider recommendations too.
Self-care secrets, skin-saving science and must-visit Moroccan travel tips. As part of our partnership with cult beauty brand whind, India and Fleur will be joined by founder Hind Sebti. Join us as Hind reveals how to get that envious sun-kissed glow, spotlights her Moroccan travel tips and tells us just what it takes to start a cult beauty brand.
We’re raising a glass to the UK wineries that are shaking up the English wine-making scene. Dipping our noses into homegrown grapes, we’re spotlighting the UK vineyards championing community and locality. Plus, we’ll be joined by Renegade Urban Winery’s Warwick Smith who shares his must-visit UK producers, under-the-radar wine regions and how to bluff your way through a wine tasting.
So far the 2020s have been, understatement of the century, a lot. We’re worn out, lethargic and our mind and bodies are craving some TLC. That's why we’re securing a spot on a much-needed wellness retreat. Forget green juices and white robes, we’re spotlighting the next generation of wellness that focus more on community and connection than intermittent fasting.
We’re catching up with the founders of Italy’s coolest crash pad, Villa Lena, who’ll be sharing their Tuscan recommendations, under-the-radar restaurants in Rome and where to (hopefully) sip rosé this summer. Plus, we’re sharing the hedonistic hideaways we can’t wait to visit with our support bubble. Flaking on post-pandemic plans? Us? Never.
Frustrated by “postponed until further notice” flights putting the brakes on your travel plans? Us too. That’s why we’re ditching the traditional flight-and-hotel model and riding the campervan trend as soon as travel gets back on the road. Join us as we deep-drive into why a holiday-on-wheels is the hottest new way to travel.
Work and holiday – two words that needn’t be contradictory. As multi-hyphenates look at new ways they can blur the boundaries between work and play, we’re deep-diving into how a generation of slashies and side-hustlers are choosing to holiday. Spoiler alert: you don’t need to leave the day job behind.
As 2020 draws to a close, we’re looking forward to hitting the road in 2021. Join us as we share the destinations we can’t wait to explore, the hotel openings on our hotlists and the travel trends that are taking over. We’ll also be chatting to travel influencer and content creator Olivia Lopez about her travel philosophy, the first place on her agenda and why she’s obsessed with all things Italian.
The Upgrade by SUITCASE Magazine has joined forces with Krug Champagne to bring you a glass-clinking celebration of creativity, collaboration and culinary greatness. Catch up with chef Michael O’Hare and Mark Sansom, Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Bars, who discuss the future of fine dining, the changing face of luxury and why microgreens have no place on the mountains.
In the first of our trio of winter specials, we’re discussing the B-word – and no, we don’t mean Boris or Brexit. We’re talking about burnout, a word that strikes fear into the hearts (read: invoices) of freelancers and creatives across the globe. We’re joined by Chris Penn, the co-founder of Birch – the UK’s hottest hotel opening of 2020 – and The Coven founder Sapphire Bates who share their tips for working from home, defining work-life boundaries and beating burnout.
In our season finale of The Upgrade podcast we’re shining a light on the London independents that we love. From Hackney’s hippest lifestyle collective to a sourdough hero who is shaping his neighbourhood one loaf at a time, these are the London shop owners that help their communities thrive.
Incoming: we’ve got a whole host of UK staycation recommendations because, in case you missed the memo, exploring your home turf is 2020’s most sought-after adventure.