27 episodes

Travel smarter with SUITCASE Magazine’s Editor Fleur Rollet-Manus and Contributing Editor Amira Hashish. We’re spotlighting up-and-coming destinations, sharing our best-kept secrets from around the world and checking in with the people who are shaking up the way we travel. Thought all trips went smoothly for our editors? We’ll let you in on some of our not-so postcard-worthy moments too.

The Upgrade by SUITCASE Magazine SUITCASE Magazine

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 31 Ratings

Travel smarter with SUITCASE Magazine’s Editor Fleur Rollet-Manus and Contributing Editor Amira Hashish. We’re spotlighting up-and-coming destinations, sharing our best-kept secrets from around the world and checking in with the people who are shaking up the way we travel. Thought all trips went smoothly for our editors? We’ll let you in on some of our not-so postcard-worthy moments too.

    The Rise in Nostalgic Travel ft. Explorer Tété-Michel Kpomassie

    The Rise in Nostalgic Travel ft. Explorer Tété-Michel Kpomassie

    Listen in as Tété-Michel Kpomassie, author of Penguin Modern Classic Michel the Giant: An African in Greenland, recounts the gripping true story of his ten-year expedition from a village in West Africa to the Arctic Circle. Plus, The Upgrade co-hosts Fleur Rollet-Manus and Amira Hashish delve into their travel memories for a nostalgic ride.

    • 38 min
    Live in LA: Celebrating Creativity, Diversity and Artistry in California

    Live in LA: Celebrating Creativity, Diversity and Artistry in California

    The Upgrade co-hosts Amira Hashish and Fleur Rollet-Manus are West Hollywood bound for a special dinner party and live panel recording with a glittering audience. In partnership with Visit California and joined by a panel of LA's finest creatives, they're celebrating the diverse, artistic landscape of the Golden State. Join Amira as she chats to fashion pioneer James Flemons of PHLEMUNS; House of Aama mother/daughter design duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka; Danny Guerrero from The Culturist Group and the founder of West Hollywood’s stylish new boutique hotel Short Stories, Leo Grifka.

    • 38 min
    Is Monterey California's Most Sustainable County?

    Is Monterey California's Most Sustainable County?

    From its rugged coastline to lush landscapes, Monterey County is brimming with natural beauty. Little wonder there is a big sustainable drive at the core of Monterey Bay Aquarium. Whether you are drawn in by the Big Sur, the cute cottages of Carmel-by-the-Sea or the vine-to-glass grapes of the Santa Lucia Highlands, this destination has adventure-seekers hooked. We guide you through the highlights with the help of our friends on the ground.

    • 33 min
    Why Greater Palm Springs is a Hotbed for Art, Culture and Design

    Why Greater Palm Springs is a Hotbed for Art, Culture and Design

    Famous for its modernist architecture, Greater Palm Springs is brimming with chic hotels, acclaimed restaurants, vintage boutiques and a thriving art scene. Not to mention the nearby verdant wineries, soaring mountains and cactus-strewn landscapes. We are here for this desert oasis in every sense. Here’s our guide to the most exciting spots to check in and check out.

    • 34 min
    How San Diego has become the Epitome of Cali Cool

    How San Diego has become the Epitome of Cali Cool

    Whether you are seeking eccentric cuisine, an immersive cultural experience or a laid-back, beach escape, San Diego has so many layers to uncover. Fancy hitching a Lowrider ride and soaking up those rays? Here’s our guide to exploring the destination that has earned itself the reputation of America’s Finest City.

    • 35 min
    A Practical Guide to Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Track Japan

    A Practical Guide to Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Track Japan

    Ticked off Tokyo? Checked out Kyoto? Go beyond Japan’s iconic hotspots to lesser-known prefectures that showcase the country’s cultural, coastal and culinary traditions. Eager to explore the Land of the Rising Sun? Here’s how to travel hidden Japan.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

LGbox ,

Fav travel podcast ever!

Love tuning in to hear what the SUITCASE team are up to and where to travel next. A must listen for travel lovers.

Erichel1 ,

New Discovery

Absolutely love the magazine and didn’t realise you had a podcast too! A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon listening to all of Marie Louise Scio’s recommendations in Italy. Just fabulous!

Holly Ann 05 ,

Eager to travel

Made me even more excited to travel especially in the UK. There’s so many places I still haven’t seen!

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