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.

Seven of the best family beach huts for hire this summer

Rent one of the many brightly coloured beach huts dotted around the British coastline this summer and make your family day at the seaside a breeze.

Win a four-night stay at a luxury treehouse in Scotland

We've teamed up with The Treehouses at Lanrick to offer a luxurious four-night break for two people in Perthshire.

10 of the UK’s best seafood destinations

With one of Europe’s longest coastlines, the UK has some of the continent’s finest seafood. But which coastal destinations make the most of it? Here are 10 of the best spots for seafood lovers.

Where to eat like a local in Venice and the region of Veneto, Italy

Go beyond Venice for a true taste of Veneto. whether it’s a traditional trattoria cooking with locally grown grains, or an experimental osteria serving lagoon-fresh fish, the region is overflowing with great places to eat.

The pioneer: how chef Sean Sherman is shining a light on Native American cuisine

Minnesota-based chef Sean Sherman pays homage to his Native American heritage by creating experimental dishes using only the indigenous ingredients known to his ancestors.

A really wild safari on the Amazon's Rio Negro

A short hop from the city of Manaus, the tea-black waters of Brazil’s Rio Negro, a major tributary of Amazon River, offer the perfect taster experience for those seeking an accessible rainforest adventure.

How I got the shot: Prabir Mitra on capturing the spirit of Holi, the Hindu festival of spring

On his first assignment for National Geographic Traveller (UK) in 2019, the photographer captured the hues of India’s Holi festival, a time-honoured Hindu celebration of colour. Here, he discusses how the shoot unfolded behind the scenes.

How skateboarders have reclaimed an abandoned Olympic stadium in Athens

Although Olympic stadiums are erected amid great jubilation, many fall into disuse and disrepair soon after the Games finish. In Athens, however, skaters are reclaiming abandoned spaces, and helping to invite young refugees into the community.

Travel Geeks online: plan the ultimate Kenya trip – 28 September 2021

Join us online for our upcoming Travel Geeks on 28 September, where the conversation with our expert panel will focus on planning a dream trip to Kenya.

Meet the maker: the cheesemaker bringing curds to the Isle of Wight

Emily Macdonald has brought the cheese curd-making tradition of her native Wisconsin all the way to the Isle of Wight.

These are the world’s most beautiful museums

Return to travel by seeing 14 architectural marvels, from a building that tracks the sun to a doughnut-shaped cultural centre.

Six of the best UK food festivals for summer 2021

From a travelling Cornish feast with overnight camping to a town-wide Welsh culinary experience, we’ve selected the top food festivals to experience. 

From my city to yours: muralist Okuda San Miguel on the best of Madrid’s art scene

The Spanish artist recently unveiled a new mural in his home city, celebrating racial and gender diversity. We discuss his favourite galleries and exhibitions and discover his perfect day out in Madrid.

Five of south London’s best sightseeing walks

From medieval palaces and manicured Victorian parks to brutalist masterpieces and Black heritage hubs, these five walks pack in some of the capital’s most iconic sights. 

Hot topic: is there an art to buying air tickets during the pandemic?

Airfares are more volatile than ever before. With Covid-19 restrictions making travel unpredictable, the trick of booking early to secure the best deal is no longer a sure thing. So how can we navigate our way through the changeable skies?
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The theatre returns: Come From Away's cast and crew reflect on the past year

The uplifting story of a Newfoundland town's coming together in the wake of 9/11 — now a hit musical — is back on stage in the West End. Here, the cast and crew reflect on the past year, and discuss the destinations they can't wait to return to.

Travel Geeks online: adventures in the Yukon wilderness — 7 September 2021

Join us this September to hear from a panel of experts who’ll be discussing the outstanding outdoor adventures on offer in the northern Canadian territory of the Yukon.

Notes from an author: Craig Taylor on New York

If a city could speak, what would it say? In the case of the Big Apple, it would be both a cry of mourning for times past and an invocation of wanting more.

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