Breaking bread: an Alpine family feast in Courmayeur, Italy

Breaking bread: an Alpine family feast in Courmayeur, Italy

In Courmayeur, in the shadow of Mont Blanc, family meals are hearty affairs, involving plenty of cheese and suitably mountainous portions of carbonara and focaccia. Pull up a chair — dinner is served.

Breaking bread: on the trail of tradition in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is Greece’s gastronomic heart, a melting pot city that’s constantly evolving. But when it comes to Greek cooking, some things aren’t to be messed with — no matter how modern life gets.

Breaking bread: dining the Maltese way, where bread takes centre stage

Bakeries in Malta aren’t just where loaves are made and sold; they’re where meals are brought to be slow-cooked ahead of family gatherings, at which every bite is savoured and everyone fights for the last scraps of bread and gravy.

Breaking bread: dining with the Di Meo family in Scauri, Italy

In the seaside town of Scauri, 100 miles from Rome, the Di Meo family produce all they need to dine like gourmets. Be it succulent beef rolls, tender mozzarella or homemade wine, it's all served with Italian hospitality — and a slice of wild cherry tart.

Breaking bread: coastal cuisine and family feasts in Tunisia

From perfectly prepped couscous to generous helpings of harissa, Tunisian cuisine is all about colour, flavour and abundance. In the coastal town of Nabeul, a family meal becomes a feast when guests are involved — and extra helpings are inevitable.

Breaking bread: the smoky taste of Nashville, Tennessee

Pitmaster Pat Martin spends his working day barbecuing and his free time grilling — two very different things if you’re in the American South, where cooking is as much about the journey as the destination.

Breaking bread: eating with a Kayasth family in Delhi

India's Kayasth people sit outside the caste system, their culture and cuisine crossing religious and class divides. In Delhi, the Chandra family throws plenty of its own andaz — personal style — into the mix.

Breaking bread: going Dutch with the Hendrikx family in The Hague

In the city of The Hague the fish is fresh, the mussels intense, the pancakes traditional, and — at the home of the Hendrikx family — the welcome extremely warm.

Breaking bread: sticking to culinary traditions in Dubrovnik

While many Croatians are turning away from traditional cooking, the Papaks still gather at their Dubrovnik home to enjoy meals made a distinctly local way — buried in embers.

Breaking bread: a Māori family feast in New Zealand

Hospitality and communal dining are central to Māori culture, and on New Zealand’s North Island, Nadine Toe Toe and her whānau (family) welcome guests with open arms.

The inside guide to Byron Bay, Australia's boho surf spot

With its laid-back lifestyle, fine food and host of outdoor adventures, Australia’s boho surf town dazzles on both land and water.
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In conversation with Alison Sardinha, local legend and owner of Tobago’s Blue Crab Restaurant

When Aunty Alison opened the Blue Crab over 30 years ago, little did she know her restaurant would become the capital’s most beloved diner, famous for its family atmosphere and traditional flavours. Here, she talks about life on the island and shares a recipe for the local dish saltfish buljol.

A city guide to Granada, Spain

The grand, medieval Alhambra palace sets the tone in a historic city awash with traditions. But while one foot is in the past, the other is tapping out a modern beat: scratch the surface to discover hidden trails, markets and a youthful music scene.

Ride the rails through the Rocky Mountains, from Vancouver to Banff

All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, its dapper carriages climbing leisurely from multicultural Vancouver to the peak-ringed resort of Banff. The two-day route, following historic and hard-won train tracks, reveals supersized summits, pioneering settlements and forested valleys stalked by grizzly bears.

Six European cities going green for 2021

Across the continent, from Finland to France, we shine a light on some of the European cities making gloriously green strides towards a sustainable future.

Four chic hotel stays in historic Cologne, Germany

The German city is embracing its modern side with a raft of stylish new rooms.

How I got the shot: Nico Avelardi on capturing the leatherworkers of Marrakech

On his latest assignment for National Geographic Traveller, the photographer — a long-term admirer of Morocco’s storied Red City — immersed himself in the pungent, colourful tanneries, unearthing a unique comradery and stunning visuals.

Notes from an author: Wade Davis on Colombia's Magdalena River

A journey along the Río Magdalena reveals a sacred tributary, the Río Claro — a repository of stories that paints a unique picture of the country.

The road to recovery: a year on from the bushfires on Australia's Sapphire Coast

The devastating bushfires that raged between September 2019 and February 2020 scorched vast swathes of land, killing or displacing billons of animals. In the aftermath, communities turned to each other for help rebuilding their lives. 

Eight of the UK's best museum restaurants

In art galleries and museums across the country, cafes and restaurants are moving beyond salads and sandwiches with seasonal produce, ambitious cooking and fine dining finesse.

Exploring the Galápagos Islands in the age of Covid-19

A tour of the fauna-rich islands offers a rare chance to discover the archipelago at its most abundant and serene.

Photo story: hiking the Kiso Valley on Japan's ancient Nakesendo Way

One of Japan’s 17th-century highways, the Nakasendō wound through the heart of the country’s main island, Honshu, linking the spiritual centre of Kyoto with the political hub of Edo (known today as Tokyo). Today, only sections of its epic 332-mile route remain, offering up the hospitality and flavours of modern mountain life — and a tantalising glimpse into the inter-city travelling experience of centuries past.

Long-haul and long-stay: five luxury itineraries for post-pandemic travel

Many travellers are planning to maximise their trips abroad this year, turning travels into long stays and multi-stop adventures. Here are five luxury itineraries, from a road trip route across New Zealand to an epic Russian trail trip.

Escape the crowds at these five remote luxury hotels

Social distancing in day-to-day life has created a powerful desire among travellers for remote escapes. These five luxury hotels offer guests wild landscapes and secluded spaces that feel world’s away from other people.

The pioneer: chef Evgeny Vikentev's experimental Russian cuisine

In St Petersburg, Evgeny Vikentev puts a distinctly modern spin on Russian cuisine. Faced with bans on whole swathes of foreign produce, creating experimental, outward-looking dishes can be tough — but he's up to the challenge.

Where to try traditional dishes in Lombardy, Italy

We round up the best places across the region to get your fix of authentic Lombard cuisine.

Eight of the world's most atmospheric dining experiences, from Venice to New York

Ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to curated picnic experiences, these eight in-the-know locations are prized for their ambience — each provide the perfect setting for a gastronomic date to remember.