Welcome to Lodestars Anthology, an independent magazine-meets-journal for curious travellers who long to be inspired, see the world and meet interesting characters along the road. Focusing on one country per issue, it is a scrapbook of place, getting to the heart of a location and uncovering its quirks, charm and splendour . . . More
Foragers of the Ballinskelligs
Johan van der Merwe & Tanya Houghton go foraging along the Kerry coastline in Ireland.Read more.
Tucked beneath the Thames Link Bridge in central London lies one of the most intriguing food markets around.Read more.
Driving around the archipelago of Lofoten in the Norwegian county of Nordland on a midsummer’s day.Read more.
Eating in Ortygia
Want to eat well? Visit Syracuse, Sicily's most beautiful city.Read more.
Upon first glancing at my map, the city of Amsterdam appeared as a spider’s web, with rows of interlocking canals.Read more.
Spring sunshine in Faro
Come away to Faro, in Portugal’s Algarve, for some sun, seafood and local atmosphere.Read more.
When the winds stir up and clouds descend, it is an island that offers sanctuary - among other deep-sea andRead more.
Bolivia the Beautiful
Frozen fingers, lonely flamingoes and salt flats as far as the eye can see. This is Bolivia in May.Read more.
A Reason To Travel
Words by Marina Malthouse A recent trip to Greece provoked me to write this article. My particular experience of travel onRead more.
Supper Clubs of London
Words by Elli Hollington Beyond the basics of sustenance and gluttony, food is emotional – closely linked to memory, imagination,Read more.
Notes on Japan
In Japanese the common word for foreigner is gaijin, which literally translates as 'outside person' ...Read more.
The Blue Mountains
There are certain holiday memories that stay firmly cemented in our psyches. Being the youngest child . . .Read more.
No matter what you hear about Cuba, nothing can quite prepare you for the island’s infectious sounds, sights and smellsRead more.
The sakura define Japan, a fleeting wave of pastel pink and white that sweeps across the country...Read more.
The Playground of the Gods
Mount Asahidake, the highest point of this wild island, rose up before me in a great mass of black ashRead more.
Lodestars Anthology Japan
Introducing the latest addition to the Lodestars Anthology travelling family … Japan! You can order your copy by clicking here.Read more.
Without our paths crossing, I doubt I would have known this place existed . . .Read more.
Plum + Spilt Milk
Luxurious cream and brown booths, shining tables and a fantastical light feature of glass-encased bulbs . . .Read more.
South for the Winter
Photographer Nic Rue, contributer to both the Scotland and Australia issues of Lodestars Anthology, was lured back to AustraliaRead more.
There’s nothing we like more at Lodestars Anthology than a fascinating story from a far-flung corner of the world. MaoRead more.
The Weekend – Cornwall
Here at Lodestars Anthology we love a beautiful travel journal as much as the next person (a lot more so,Read more.
In Iceland – the Water and the Sky
Photographs by Tom Bunning In winter our thoughts turn to candlelit rooms and warming fires. But Tom Bunning’s photography remindsRead more.
I’m often asked if I visited Sweden just to go to Fäviken. And it’s a fair question, for FävikenRead more.
We talk to British Columbia-based illustrator and artist, Sarah King, about the importance of words in her work and theRead more.
With autumn taking hold our Canada cover photographer Beth Squire (you can check out her work here) went in searchRead more.
New World Flavour
For our Canada magazine, writer Shaun Pett and photographer Leila Ashtari explored the wines of Ontario. Due to the nature ofRead more.
Crete on Film
Words & Photographs by Richard Kelleher In Crete, one feels transported back in time. The island is characterised by dramaticRead more.
The Canada Magazine
This week the Canada issue of Lodestars Anthology – officially released in the UK on October 18 – will beRead more.
We take the chance to talk about music, cartoons, techniques, influences and inspirations with Michaela Pointon of Marti Illustration, whoseRead more.
ODE TO THE ENGLISH PUB
With our England magazine now sold out we thought it was only right to share one of its stories – aRead more.
Manhattan in the Springtime
Words by Sarah Kelleher, Photographs by Liz Schaffer. Armed with a list of recommendations as long as my arm andRead more.
Yosemite to Arches
Words by Emil Martin & Photographs by Angela Terrell 0n the 100th anniversary of National Parks in the USA, itRead more.
Flying from Australia back to London we had wanted to break up the trip by having a week to rechargeRead more.
We first worked with Hannah Sheffield on our England issue back in 2014 when she captured the country’s seasons. She madeRead more.
To get your week off to an exotic start we thought we would share some writing from our Italy issue.Read more.
This week we paid a visit to Monocle HQ in London to be interviewed by the team at Monocle RadioRead more.
When putting together our Sweden magazine we were sent a wonderful collection of photographs from artists working across the world. However,Read more.
It’s curious that I’d never been curious about Sweden before. My Scottish father was seconded to Stockholm in the 1960sRead more.
The Sweden Magazine
This week we launched issue 5, the Sweden issue, at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in London. So, it seems likeRead more.
Louise Nordström Pettersson
We had a chat with our issue 5 cover photographer Louise Nordström Pettersson about Sweden, light and the joys of spyingRead more.
Each issue of Lodestars Anthology ends with a series of collectables, 200 word features on people, places and ideas that workRead more.
With our Sweden issue happily printing away we felt it was time to share some of the photographs gathered duringRead more.
We have all experienced deafening silence – when the peace and solitude seems to resonate and with sighs of satisfaction youRead more.
Photographs from where you’d rather be … New York based photographer Olya Matvieieva has spent the past four years capturing analog imagesRead more.
Roaring 40ºs Kayaking
Every year a group of 50-something-year-old friends get together for a break from the routine and head down to the islandRead more.
A Sydney-siders ode to a suburb where time hold no sway and cats are king – it’s always wise toRead more.
“Maybe it’s just a personal thing, but I get so much grounding from Iceland because I know it’s always goingRead more.
Here's a little piece we put together for Need Supply Co all about the wonders of undiscovered Italy. . .Read more.
Written for the fab folks at Need Supply Co. It took journeying to the end of the earth, and aRead more.
Australian photographer Renae Smith may call London home (where she lives with her husband) yet she shall always adore travel.Read more.
One of the stars of our Italy issue is the stunning Le Sirenuse, a luxury hotel hideaway in Positano onRead more.
Lodestars Anthology – Italy
With our Italy issue set to arrive back from the printers next week, we thought it would be grand toRead more.
While travelling upon Lake Garda for the Italy issue of Lodestars Anthology (out later this month) we first noticed theRead more.
Last week we launched the Italy issue of Lodestars Anthology at the delightful Enoteca Rabezzana in London. The night wasRead more.
Words and Photographs by David Warren Grunner If on a summer’s day you find yourself standing in il Mercatale, theRead more.
Words & Photographs by Amy Henderson Befuddled, I sat in my living room. Not to say I was exactly inRead more.
As the Italy issue of Lodestars Anthology gets itself ready for print we felt it was time to start gettingRead more.
Isle of Skye
Here is a suitably Scottish piece written for the lovely folks over at Need Supply Co. There is a mysticismRead more.
We are mesmerised by bucolic Scotland, with its sprawling glens, undulating mountains and glassy lochs. On one of our recentRead more.
The Chaos Older Still
to Rome, la città aperta The light here is ancient, the chaos older still— buzzing across the Appian Way, butRead more.