5 -min. read Inspired by the surrounding waterfalls, mountains and fjords, it’s no surprise every other Icelander is a budding creative in the making. Kate Hamilton checks out the capital’s scene and seeks out its up-and-coming hotspots.
5 -min. read A happy beneficiary from many creatives’ exodus from hubs like San Fran and New York, New Orleans is emerging as a melting pot for all things jazz-, street food– and art-related. Kate Hamilton checks out the highlights.
5 -min. read More than just fried chicken and waffles, Austinite culture revels in all that’s cool, quirky and rockin’. Resilient to the conformist influence of an influx of tech workers, Kate Hamilton tells us how Austin’s creatives are keeping things wacky.
2 -min. read Here’s to culture putting destinations under the spotlight: Sara D’Souza looks into how and why museums are transforming cities worldwide.
4 -min. read The giver of simple pleasures and design where underrated beauty meets utility, Copenhagen is a hidden gem with the creative oomph to stop travellers dead in their tracks. Kate Hamilton does some digging to uncover the up-and-coming hotels, activities and F&B hotspots in Denmark’s capital.
5 -min. read Marseille is a crime-troubled gritty port city by reputation – but don’t let first appearances fool you. A creative spark is looming, lighting the city’s gloomier streets and flooding into its tourism hotspots. Kate Hamilton investigates.
5 -min. read Zurich might not immediately scream creativity, but scratch its stuffy surface and find a legacy left by the raucous bunch who took advantage of Switzerland’s neutrality during the First World War: home to contemporary art, a sea of entrepreneurs, and thriving restaurants and hotels, this is not a city to be overlooked.
6 -min. read Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula might be better known for spring break, but a creative tide has brought everything from breweries to boutique hotels that’s fast-changing the place’s repute.
5 -min. read Discover the fruits born from Seattle’s extensive transformation that coarse through the veins of its hotels, culture, and food and beverage hotspots.
5 -min. read Barcelona, Madrid and Cadiz had better watch out: Bilbao is on the up. Its gastronomy and art scene are smoking and beckoning travellers to come hither for an experience they won’t forget in a hurry.
4 -min. read Bologna’s identity is diverse and dynamic, yet the city remains relatively unknown by tourists on their quest to see Italy’s most recognised landmarks.
4 -min. read There’s more to Liverpool than the Beatles and football. Scouse pride runs deep, with roots tied up with the city’s ability to bounce back from adversity.
6 -min. read As it becomes more important than ever for travel to push the boundaries of experience, discover a creative, dynamic Iran on the move from foreign stereotypes.
4 -min. read Gothenburg has got reason to smile. The Scandinavian hotspot has gone from strength to strength in recent years.
5 -min. read The key to culture in Austria’s second-biggest city of Graz is that it’s a place that takes the new with a respectful nod to the old.
5 -min. read It’s hard to keep up with modern Seoul: a hub of futuristic technology, infectious K-pop culture and a super-cool youth fusing innovation and style.
4 -min. read Rebellious hoteliers, take note: here are five little U.S. cities where we’d love to see you work your magic and bring us some hip new hotels.
6 -min. read In celebration of Latin America’s largest art fair, SP-Arte, this São Paulo selection will keep even the most art-loving travellers on their toes.
4 -min. read Nashville’s concoction of southern hospitality and electric energy makes the place a haven for musical mavericks who march to the beat of their own drum.
5 -min. read Cool hotels are opening in smaller cities that don’t typically get the lion’s share of attention: Baltimore, Detroit and even Washington, D.C.
5 -min. read Ghana’s creative scene is steadily growing, and an entrepreneurial spirit pulses through the country’s capital city of Accra.
5 -min. read Porto has more to offer than the sheen of its opulent history. Today the place is fortified, like its famous wine, by the proud spark of reinvention.
6 -min. read As the mobility of the creative class increases and savvy travellers seek new experiences, secondary cities are thriving in their relative obscurity.
3 -min. read What makes Pueblo Garzón special is the fantastic assortment of creative people that have gravitated there, care for it and call it their (part-time) home.
4 -min. read Oslo was once famously home to Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, and the city continues to provide a fertile breeding ground for artistic expression today.
4 -min. read Bogotá is stepping out from its decades-long reputation for violence and crime with boutique hotels, enigmatic nightlife and a thriving culinary scene.
5 -min. read In the first of a new series of posts exploring rising creative cities, SUITCASE Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Kate Hamilton finds the beat in Seville.
7 -min. read Johannesburg’s revival isn’t out of the woods, not by a long shot, but it is its resilience and spirit that define it today.
8 -min. read However disparate a creative’s practice may be, it is Rio de Janeiro itself that bonds them.
8 -min. read Bangkok may welcome consumerism and Western culture with open arms, but it defines them its very own way.