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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 — Fernando Laposse

London-based Mexican designer Fernando Laposse transforms humble natural materials into refined design pieces while making an enchanting case for biological biodiversity, empowering local communities, and most of all respecting nature.

Nature’s Kiss From Basium

Making no distinction between what one puts in or on the body, Constanze Saemann’s organic, vegan, and cruelty-free brand of skincare and natural perfumery Basium is gaining a steady following, including us. We had a brief chat with her on sustaining her path to sustainability.

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Biodynamic Vineyards Breaking New Ground

What is biodynamic wine? In short, vines that are farmed and wine that is made with low intervention and minimal additions or chemicals, allowing natural processes to do the heavy lifting. It’s funky, diverse and more often than not, delicious.

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Going Local in the Swiss Alps

The newly revamped Cervo Mountain Resort looks to the future where long-standing tradition meets the spirit of discovery of the modern nomad.

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How to travel in 2021

2020 will long be remembered as the year our collective pace slowed. And while that’s brought with it a set of unforeseen challenges, the stillness has also allowed for new depths of reflection.

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Essentials of the Promadic Traveler

From tech devices to apparel, luggage to accessories, these sustainable, future-forward items are tailor-made for this emerging demographic of travelers.

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Between the Sheets With Archivist

What do you do with 200 kilos of luxury hotel bed linen? Upcyle to create timeless, well-constructed shirts, of course. An interview with co-founder Johannes Offerhaus.

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Roy Kalfopoulou

Roy Kalfopoulou has lived and breathed hospitality since birth. Born into a family of Greek hoteliers, her childhood unfolded against a backdrop of hotels, and then her degree in psychology allowed her to approach her “destined” profession with an academically empathic angle—taking her from internships and front-facing positions in London hotels to her own properties in Greece.

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Why Farm-to-Table Has Gone Wild

The farm-to-table movement has been around longer than most of us think. It started as a counter cultural ethos in the 1960s to the ubiquity of canned goods in the postwar period.

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Leave No Trace – Part 2

What does it take to travel sustainably? In a prescient move to the future of travel, Ben Crair sets off by rail, bus, and electric bike on a journey through the Swiss and Italian Alps with one clear goal in mind: produce as little waste as possible.

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Leave No Trace – Part 1

I woke as the train pulled into the station. Chur is a charming little city nestled between mountains, but I was there only to catch a bus and drive another hour to the ski town of Laax.

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A Sense of Community

What gives you a feeling of belonging? At a time when we need a strong sense of togetherness to get us through this unprecedented period, we decided to look to our hotels and the Originals behind them to get inspired by the ways in which they support and are a part of their local circles. More than just brick-and-mortar spaces, these hotels are an intrinsic part of their social environment and act as beacons for the way forward.

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A Chef’s Culinary Chronicles — Interview With Lefteris Iliadis

Born and raised in Crete, Lefteris Iliadis found his calling as a chef at an early age—a passion that took him into the kitchens of acclaimed Greek and international hotels until it pulled him back home.