Suitcase Magazine Volume 31 (the Freedom Issue) is now available on loremnotipsum.com. Travel has always been synonymous with escape and The Freedom Issue explores this in myriad ways. Whether the pieces were written before the pandemic or looking back from lockdown, their thoughts on freedom transcend the current moment, and consider the future of travel in this new context. There are essays on rediscovering places close to home; the impact of overtourism on communities, and the need to refocus on those who would benefit from our attention most.
We also explore the motifs we use to represent freedom, from cowboys to rainbows, and who they liberate and restrict; as well as the complicated ethics of venturing to the most remote corners and cultures of the globe.
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.
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