Suitcase Magazine Volume 30 (the Health Issue) is now available on loremnotipsum.com. While you can’t solve the ills of society or your personal struggles with a holiday any more than you can with a bubble bath or a green juice, travel does afford us the opportunity to temporarily step outside of ourselves, examine the strains of our everyday existence and reclaim some balance in untarnished surroundings. The Health Issue is our spring spin on the concept of wellbeing travel and swaps boot camp for forest bathing, collagen smoothies for craft beer and “wellness” for good health. Articles include a horse-whispering retreat in the Andalusian hills; Otegha Uwagba’s search for peace in the lesser-known Japanese prefecture of Nagano; a novice jogger’s experiences on a running retreat in Oaxaca; a hilarious Swiss spa review by Raven Smith; encounters with punk-rock farmers and creatives in Portland, Oregon; and other wellbeing-inspired journeys in Nepal, West Sweden, Puglia, Austria and the British countryside.
Suitcase Magazine aims to inspire, helping people to discover global destinations and cultures beyond the standard tourist path. Through a quarterly print magazine, daily updated website, weekly newsletter and experiential events, we hope to change the way you travel, with an ultimate aim of bridging cultures and connecting people. As a travel brand, we’re frequently asked how we balance a thirst for exploration with the negative impact that travel has on the planet. Be it climate change from carbon emissions or the pressures of overtourism, the detrimental effects of globetrotting are undeniable. So, should we all stop travelling? Making up over 10 per cent of global GDP and contributing to almost 320 million jobs, tourism is a lifeline for many people and communities, and to stop travelling completely would have differently devastating effects the world over. In an increasingly polarised world, it is perhaps more important than ever to explore new places. Of course, many travel to visit family and friends too. But a careful, considered approach to the trips we do decide to take is paramount. At Suitcase, our intention has always been to provide our readers with thoughtful, informed recommendations, encouraging slower and more mindful travel. We hope we help you to travel better, and always love hearing your stories from around the world.
Details: Suitcase Magazine Volume 30
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