The Suitcase – August’s Travel News and Features Roundup


Summer is drawing to a close (did it ever start?) and you’ve probably just come back from your holiday. Don’t be sad – this is the perfect time to get inspired for another trip away– right?

Let’s take a look at some of the best travel news and features from this month to get you thinking about your next adventure.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus MumbaiA day in the life of a Mumbai sandwichwallah
Think you have a long day at work? Well follow Sanjay Singh’s dawn to 9.30pm shift as a sandwichwallah on the crowded streets of Mumbai, India. Sanjay’s stall sells an average of 350 sandwiches and toasties a day, 364 days a year, with the majority being customised to each customer’s specific tastes. Phew! That’s a lot of butties!

Las Vegas, Nevada USAPrince Harry’s antics spark interest in Las Vegas holidays
Virgin Holidays have reported a 30 per cent increase in enquiries for Las Vegas holidays after the Prince’s alleged “strip billiards” antics in Sin City. Virgin also claimed they sent a “care package” to Prince Harry’s hotel, which included a free billiard lesson to help him to keep his clothes on!


Terengganu MalaysiaTravels with my teenager
Imogen Stubbs endures police questioning and braves taking a 15 year old on holiday to Malaysia with only his mother for company. Can Imogen drag her son Jesse away from the hotel room TV and will Jessie survive the embarrassment of his mother causing a minor terrorist incident? Read on to find out…

EasyJet PlaneEasyJet Scores EuroMillions PR coup
The Bayford family, who scooped £148 million on the EuroMillions lottery, reportedly flew with EasyJet on their first ever foreign holiday. The family jetted off to an undisclosed location, and are thought to have paid between £100 and £130 each for their seats. At this rate it might take them a little while to spend their winnings!

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2012 National Geographic Traveller Photo contest winners announced
The National Geographic’s 24th annual photo contest attracted more than 12,000 entries from 152 countries. You could easily lose an afternoon browsing all of the entries (although that’s not a bad way to spend a few hours). But be careful if you’ve used all your holiday up this year as these stunning images with leave you wanting to escape to a more exotic and adventurous location.


Leave a comment below with any interesting travel articles that you’ve read. Also, let us know what your favourite photo was in this year’s National Geographic Traveller Photo contest, mine was Huset, a hauntingly beautiful photo of a lonely cabin in Norway that is illuminated by the Northern Lights.


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Jon has a passion for travel. He has been on many global adventures over the years, including extensive trips to India, South East Asia, South America and Australasia. When he's not tinkering with the website, he likes to spend time with his family and dream about his next trip away.

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