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Yellow US American school bus standing in front of a mountain chain in Corsica. (Photo: Kai Branss)

10/10/2018 Escape travel

"Simple Life and Celebrating Taking Everything Really Slow …"

Two years ago, tattoo artist Julie Toebel and her partner Kai Branss, a director and videographer, bought an old American school bus, rebuilt the inside to meet their needs, and from then on called the vehicle their home. Having been featured last year in our Hit the Road book, we caught up with the pair to find out more about their new life.
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Illustrated map of Lisbon (by Jessica Smith)

28/09/2018 Escape travel

Lisbon: City of Rugged Charm

Co-editor of The Grand Hostels Luxury Hostels of the World Kash Bhattarcharya is sharing his secret tips on how to explore the beautiful city of Lisbon. Find out, where to have the most relaxing sundowner and where to gorge on the most delicious Pasteis de Nata.
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01/08/2018 escape travel

"Where the Streets Have No Name"

Leave your home, your comfort zone behind and drive to places "Where the Streets Have No Name", like U2 used to sing. Let the passing landscapes make you forget your everyday life. But before you leave, here are some tips and steps to follow.
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A Cabin Design That Combines Japanese Aesthetics and the Tasmanian Wilderness

27/07/2018 architecture & interior Escape travel

A Cabin Design That Combines Japanese Aesthetics and the Tasmanian Wilderness

This cabin on Bruny Island in Tasmania, Australia, was designed by architects Maguire + Devine. The client wished for a highly functional minimalistic building on her 99 acres piece of land. There were only two pieces of furniture allowed – a mattress and a low table. For the rest of the facilities, the cabin itself needed to function as "furniture".
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The Monocle Travel Guide to Mexico City

19/07/2018 Escape travel video

The Monocle Travel Guide to Mexico City

Mexico City is a megapolis with an endless parade of sights, sounds, and smells. Discover the ever-changing capital with all of its beautiful sides. Find out about the best places for quesadillas and mezcal. And get a deep insight into true Mexican passions as "Lucha libre" or telenovelas.
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The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways

19/07/2018 travel video

The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways

Video didn’t kill the radio star and apartment-sharing apps haven’t scuppered our enduring need for hotels. It’s this sincere belief that proved to be the rallying cry for our latest book, which covers everything from hoteliers’ trade secrets to holiday recommendations.
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