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My Odyssey — Octavio Barrera

We asked designer Octavio Barrera to create a work inspired by walking near his home base—the Canary Islands—in whatever medium he chose. Here’s what he designed.

The new Directions magazine explores the act of walking

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Slow Travel: How to Make Your Journey Matter

Writer Sophia Macpherson gives her take on what “slow travel” really means and how you can incorporate it into your travel behavior.

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The Good Traveler

The good traveler is a considerate and respectful traveler who moves with the lightest of steps possible and equips both mind and body for their journeys. Here’s a mental packing list that we intend to keep working on, as best we can, one step at a time...

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The Design Diaries — Max von Werz

Born in Montreal, raised in New York and Munich, trained in London, and based in Mexico City, Max von Werz—the architect behind Mexico’s Baja Club—is a student of the world.

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A Guide to Traveling When You’re Queer

Author Amelia Abraham shares her advice on how to navigate the balance between staying safe, respecting the other culture, and having fun.

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Directions Magazine — Travel Stripped Bare

Travel author and avid wayfarer Jini Reddy walks us through the impact and significance of walking and reminds us just how empowering, inclusive, and inspiring it can be.

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The Design Diaries — Masha Reva

For Ukrainian artist and art director Masha Reva, finding her creative voice has been a complex journey of difficulties and beautiful revelations. As her path has unfurled beneath her, Reva has led us through an oeuvre that both challenges and dazzles us.

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Grant Maunder

When he’s not running his wealth management business in the U.K. or spending time with his family in the U.S., Grant Maunder is most likely found championing his homeland of Wales while careening down a hillside on skis in Switzerland—always with his eye on his next project.

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Six of the World’s Best Lakeside Hotels

Dip your toes into these six stunning lakeside lodgings to feel soothed at an elemental level.

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The Art of Being a Woman

This art exhibition at Stockholm’s Miss Clara by Nobis featured works by 11 female artists hand-selected from over 100 applications.

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Mario Plasencia

This fearlessly creative man from Mexico is anything but common—he shapes images and builds dreams that always take into account the bigger picture.

Design

A Crafty New Tale in Indonesia

The new Cap Karoso, coming to the Indonesian island of Sumba, uses age-old crafts in new, interesting ways to stunning effect. Welcome to ancient modern.

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The Artist and the Artisan

From generations-old glass blowing workshops and ceramic studios to a modern desert oasis, Further Marrakech in collaboration with La Pause Residency asked what it means to be an artist or an artisan—and what happens when such practitioners come together in the act of creation.

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