JOURNEYS

Ways to go

Iceland cometh

by Derek Guthrie

"Eurovision parties, the kind an erstwhile partner hosts every year, complete with scorecards and flags, are an acquired taste"

Battleship Island

Battleship Island

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"The violence of the weather, and the mangled ghostly architecture, with its mountains of rubble and rows upon rows of smashed windows, creates something weird and otherworldly. It is The Tempest, rewritten by J.G. Ballard"

Long walks, crash landings

Long walks, crash landings

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"The wreck itself, juxtaposed with the beach it will never move from, is beautiful. It is ruined and tarnished and weathered and frightening"

Review: Virgin Atlantic – London (LHR) to New York City (JFK)

Review: Virgin Atlantic – London (LHR) to New York City (JFK)

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"I wondered though – this design has cost fortunes. How many people signed off on it before it went into production?"

Suzanne Moore ❤️ India

Suzanne Moore ❤️ India

by Suzanne Moore

"Being told by an obese mystic that I would probably die in 2019 while my daughter was there was also a little odd"

Cruise control | Behind the wheel in Cuba

Cruise control | Behind the wheel in Cuba

by Lydia Bell

"The cars are a reminder of Cuban ingenuity, and the Cuban ability to stay effortlessly cool in difficult circumstances"

Review: Gulf Air – London (LHR) to Bahrain (BAH)

Review: Gulf Air – London (LHR) to Bahrain (BAH)

by Cillian O'Connor

"'Smart trousers, sir' he says again, this time louder, more forcefully"

Everybody in the club | A short history of British Airways Club World

Everybody in the club | A short history of British Airways Club World

by Civilian London

"Today, that old 'cradle seat' wouldn’t cut any kind of mustard in J-class"

Manama Mia

Manama Mia

by Cillian O'Connor

"Merchant House is, in a hotel landscape that could otherwise be described as 'banal luxury'"

Land of plenty | A cruise-free guide to the Galápagos

Land of plenty | A cruise-free guide to the Galápagos

by Neil D.A. Stewart

"I’ve always viewed the idea of going on a cruise ship as similar to checking in to jail for a week"