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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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View from an infinity pool at Hotel Miramonti in Avelengo, Italy. (Photo: Monocle 2018)

10/09/2018 travel

7 Ways to Make the Most of Every Stay at a Hotel

There’s a special kind of thrill that checking into a hotel elicits. From the crisp sheets to the cozy barstools and rooftop pools, sometimes our lodging can be just as exciting as our travels themselves. From getting a little extra splash of luxury to eating the most authentic local dishes and charging your phone without buying an converter.
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Illustrated map of Lisbon (by Jessica Smith)

28/08/2018 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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An offroad vehicle on an empty road, in the background snow capped mountains. (Photo: Richard Giordano)

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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The living space in a cabin on Bruny Island (Tasmania, Australia). Floor, ceiling, and walls are panelled with timber. (Photo: Rob Maver)

26/07/2018 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 Beirut

18/07/2018 Escape travel video

The Monocle Travel Guide to Beirut

Join us on a tour of this vivacious Mediterranean metropolis of Beirut brimming with delicious food, retail, and hospitality! There's are vibrant party scene in Lebanon's capital. Foodies will enjoy themselves very much. Find out where you can dine, drink, party, or unwind in the beautiful city of Beirut!

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