Best of CH 2016: Travel

From Hungary to Indonesia, Namibia, Japan and beyond

Even though travel can be exhausting, it’s something curious minds can never truly tire of—and the CH editorial team is no exception to that rule. Over the past year, our full-time staff and freelancers all over the world have delivered stories about adventure, exploration, food, luxury and more—and have roamed everywhere from Australia to the Galápagos Islands and Iceland. While our Travel section is brimming …

Word of Mouth: Budapest

A vegan bistro, juice shop, historic hotel and more in this Central European capital

by Alia Akkam Creative energy has long been percolating in Budapest. Once the Iron Curtain was peeled back, an impressive underground culture erupted that, through the years, has only grown fiercer. While tourists flock to the city to peep at grandiose architecture, knock back beers in ruin pubs and luxuriate in thermal waters, it would behoove them to get to know Budapest on a deeper …

Pikkpack + Supermundane Shoes

The already unusual flat-packed leather footwear gets a graphic kick in this new collaboration

Budapest-based Pikkpack offers a special kind of leather shoe: one that arrives at the doorstep in one flat piece, ready to be folded and sewn up with brightly colored shoelaces. Founder Sara Gulyas’ careful design uses the least amount of material as possible and engages the wearer in the making of their new slip-on or sandal. Adding some more pizzazz to the already spunky design …