Travel Notes: November

Travel won’t be on pause forever. If you’re someone who finds themselves with a gaping hole in their life right now, then you’re probably still keen to stay up to date with all the latest launches. From new travel podcasts to the best virtual, immersive experiences – plus the latest accessories to hit the market – here’s what’s new in the world of travel.


GET LOST IN THE PAGES OF: Haarkon Adventures

Haarkon Adventures travel far and wide so that you don’t have to, filling their cult books with endless inspiration. Run by couple India Hobson and Magnus Edmonson, expect to find plenty of beautiful imagery, with green spaces galore inside their location-focused books – from Japan to Scotland and, their latest release, Cornwall. A great addition for your coffee table, and for rainy days, when all you want to do is sit and pour over unique destinations. 

Available here


INDULGE IN TROPICAL CLIMATES WITH: Assouline, Miami Beach Hardcover Book

Keen to visit Miami? Or know somebody who is? While it might be off the agenda for now, start planning for 2021 and beyond. For extra inspiration, this new book, written and edited by Horacio Silva, who takes you on a tour of some of the city’s chicest hot spots. You’ll find beautiful photography inside, capturing everything from lively beaches and buzzy nightlife to iconic scenery – think Surf Club and Miami Beach fair. Time to get bookmarking. 

Available here


TICK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST THROUGH: &Beyond

You can still travel to some of the most beautiful parts of the world, or places on your bucket list, from the comfort of your own home. South African travel company, &Beyond, has teamed up with wildlife broadcasting experts, WildEarth to bring a selection of virtual safari tours right to your living room. Viewers can join two a day – one first thing, the other later in the afternoon, with each lasting up to three hours. Both sessions are streamed in real-time from two renowned South African game reserves, so not only does it feel authentic, it allows you to see everything unfold first-hand. A must-try.

Visit AndBeyond.com


ENJOY SOME ESCAPISM VIA: Huawei Sonic Soundscapes 

Huawei’s new FreeBuds have been created with ‘Dynamic Noise Cancellation’ technology to help you shut the world out and let immersive getaways in. Offering a series of 260 binaural soundscapes, you’ll be transported to all sorts of diverse locations – think Marrakech, Jamaica and Mexico for a soul-soothing journey. They’ve also been designed with style and comfort in mind, too. Available in three slick shades, they’re the perfect Christmas gift, while the silicone bud is designed to distribute even sound. We love that they’re wireless, too. 

Available here


PLAN YOUR 2021 TRIPS HERE: Much Better Adventures 

Much Better Adventures specialises in unique, outdoor experiences all over the world, and now, they’re adding new trips for 2021-22. The best bit? There’s a 5% discount up for grabs for the first four people to book, plus free date changes and full refunds should anything have to be cancelled. Whether it’s a quick weekend or two-week break, they’re guaranteed to have an offer that piques your interest. Both Scandinavia and eastern Europe are proving to be especially popular right now. 

Visit MuchBetterAdventures.com


ORGANISE YOUR ESSENTIALS WITH: Away Travel Organisers

Planning a mini-break or have a holiday in mind for next year? Snap up one of these travel organisers. Chic and streamlined, they have endless amounts of space, so you can fit all your travel essentials inside with ease. The Small Toiletry Bag is our favourite – don’t be put off by the name, it has a surprising amount of room inside with interior and exterior pockets for maximum organisation. Each bag comes in numerous colourways, too, so there’s something to suit every taste.

Available here


LISTEN TO THE BEST TRAVEL STORIES HERE: The Travel Diaries, With Holly Rubenstein

Meet the travel equivalent of Desert Island Discs. This inspirational podcast features well-known weekly guests – from Dev Patel to Michael Palin – to discuss the holiday experiences that have shaped their lives. Expect to be transported to far flung cities and exotic beaches, while gaining tips and insider information on some of the best hidden gems the world has to offer. 

Listen here

INSPIRATION CREDITS: Haarkon.co.uk; AndBeyond.com
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