Meet the adventurer: Mario Rigby on serendipity, sustainability and celebrating difference

Modern-day explorer and travel personality Mario Rigby spent more than two years walking across Africa. We talk to him about his expedition, as well as his keen advocacy for a more diverse, eco-conscious travel landscape.

Meet the adventurer: Jessica Nabongo on the lessons learnt from visiting 195 countries

In October 2019, travel entrepreneur and photographer Jessica Nabongo became the first documented black woman to visit all 195 UN member states, travelling to 89 countries solo. She talked to us about extreme destinations and new adventures.

The emerald edge of Ireland: the ultimate coastal road trip through Kerry and West Cork

County Kerry and neighbouring West Cork are bastions of Celtic culture, their five Atlantic peninsulas — jutting into the ocean like an outstretched hand — home to historic monasteries, storied islands and otherworldly seascapes. Tracing this shoreline on a wild, week-long road trip showcases Ireland’s southwest corner at its most rugged, ancient and surprising.

Alastair Humphreys on finding great escapes in the UK

Having toured the globe — from camping in the Arctic to cycling through Kyrgyzstan — the adventurer finds that journeys of real significance are also on offer closer to home.

A journey through Lewis and Harris, the wild heart of Scotland's Outer Hebrides

The island of Lewis and Harris is home to an unfathomable number of shades of blue, from the sea to the sky. Perhaps that’s what calls so many natives back to the Scottish isles. And why the world wants to get its hands on their famous tweed.

From Ecuador to Egypt: our editors’ favourite long reads

The editors of National Geographic Traveller and National Geographic Traveller Food have selected eight of their favourite travel tales from our archives, each one lifting the lid on far-flung corners of the world and each a masterclass in experiential storytelling.
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Nature of Skåne

With 249 miles of coastline, more than 100 lakes, two meandering rivers and brooding forests, Sweden’s untamed southernmost province is a natural playground. This spirit-raising destination is a haven for anyone looking to reconnect with nature. From hiking long-distance trails and kayaking in the Baltic Sea to climbing rocky peninsulas and joining a forest-bathing retreat, outdoor adventures abound.

Surfing, sailing and seaweed spas: the pull of the ocean in Country Sligo

Ireland has woken up to its world-class waves and in Strandhill, County Sligo, locals and blow-ins have both found an antidote to city living. The town is making a name for itself not only for surfing, but for outdoor adventures and its seaweed spa, too. A National Surf Centre is set to open this autumn, putting this welcoming town on the map.

A short history of travel guidebooks and why they matter more than ever

As independent travel publishers everywhere struggle in the face of Covid-19, decorated adventurer and Bradt Guides founder Hilary Bradt reflects on the travel guide genre — and what you can do to help it survive.

New Mexico: the weird, wild and wonderful heartland of the American Southwest

The soaring canyons and sagebrush plains of northern New Mexico have attracted artists, spiritual seekers and free thinkers for over a century.

Mountains, myths and monsters: exploring the folklore of Austria's dramatic Hochkonig region

Adventures can be adrenalin-fuelled or intimate — after hiking, biking, sliding or caving, relax in Alpine villages, where herbalists and brewers share their elixirs.

Giant spiders and harpy eagles: discovering the jungles of Guyana

The interior of this South American nation is a natural kingdom presided over by giant spiders and armoured fish, but in its eco-lodges and villages, indigenous Amerindian communities are navigating a new era in the development of their wilderness.
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Newfoundland and Labrador: Where Cosmopolitan Meets Ancient History

Explore the 565-million-year-old mysteries of Newfoundland and Labrador.  
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Surprising and unique Canadian fall experiences

Search for polar bears, take epic hikes among 10 million trees, camp under starry skies, and discover a distinctly different Canada.
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Prince Edward Island’s best road trip: Red Cliffs & Green Gables

Take an idyllic coastal drive to see stunning red-rock backdrops by land and by sea.