A city guide to Baku

With a medieval quarter that preserves Silk Route traditions and a modern, ever-evolving core, the Azerbaijani capital is something of an enigma, even to regular visitors.

Welcome to Europe’s most confident and creative capital. Here’s what you should be experiencing in Berlin

Berlin has us hooked, so much so that we’ve dedicated our cover story entirely to the German capital. We’ll have plenty of stories coming your way throughout the month — but for now, here are 11 of the best Berlin experiences, from bunker tours to open-air swimming.


Concrete jungle: five ways to adventure in the city

The wilderness might beckon, but some of the most exciting adventures can be had within the busy cityscapes we call home. Here are four of the best to get your adrenalin pumping in the urban world.

Pesto, pandolce and pignolini: what to eat in Genoa

The Italian home of pesto and pandolce is turning a corner when it comes to food, with modern dishes sharing the culinary spotlight with old favourites. 

Where to eat the best goulash

We round up the best places, both in Budapest and here in the UK, to get your fill of authentic goulash.

Mausoleums, mountains and mummies: searching for cloud warriors in Peru's Amazonas region

In northern Peru’s Amazonas region, the Chachapoya ‘cloud warriors’ honoured their dead with villages of chullpas, multi-storey mausoleums built high up in the mountains.


Discovering the rock churches of Ethiopia's Gheralta Mountains

In Ethiopia’s northernmost region, the precipitous Gheralta Mountains are a formidable frontier. But hewn into them are ancient, inaccessible churches that make a challenging ascent all the more rewarding.

A road trip on Chile's wild new Route of Parks

A road trip along Chile’s new Route of Parks takes travellers to the ends of earth. The brainchild of a visionary conservationist, this is a journey that snakes through 17 national parks, showcasing one of our planet’s most extensive wild frontiers.

Heading to Japan for the Rugby World Cup? Here's what's happening in the host cities

As the Rugby World Cup kicks off this month, there are plenty of exciting experiences for fans heading to the host cities.

Rotterdam: Are these the rooms of the future?

From cardboard houseboats to cool campsites, the Dutch city’s new accommodation is a glimpse into the future.


A taste of the Camargue, France

Shaped by its location in France’s Rhône delta, the Camargue’s food scene is driven by a thriving community of passionate artisans.

How Ecuador is falling back in love with chocolate

With Ecuador hailed as the birthplace of chocolate, local producers, chefs and farmers are once again being creative with cacao.

Where to eat the best goulash

We round up the best places, both in Budapest and here in the UK, to get your fill of authentic goulash.


Photo story: streetlife in the blue city of Jodhpur

The bright blue walls of Jodhpur are a striking, improbable contrast to the umber sands of the Thar Desert. Capital of the ancient kingdom of Marwar and the second-largest city in Rajasthan, the ‘Blue City’ has a fascinating heritage, having played a crucial role in the history of India, from the days of the Mughal Empire to the British Raj. The Jodhpur of today has a young, energetic population whose vibrance is matched only by the colour of the city walls.

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October 2019
Welcome to Europe's most confident and creative capital. Here's what you should be experiencing in Berlin
By National Geographic Traveller
Berlin has us hooked, so much so that we’ve dedicated our cover story entirely to the German capital
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In this issue, we're tapping into the confident, creative spirit of Berlin. Whether it’s the all-night clubs, vibrant counterculture, street art, culinary hotspots or palpable history, discover the people and places that make the German capital so unique.

We sent writers to the German city to check out everything from its elevated street food offering to its defiant graffiti, its bar crawl offerings and its street artists. They’ve come back with the reasons why Berlin is Europe’s coolest — and most confident — capital. 


Embark on the road trip of a lifetime in Chile; discover the devotional artistic traditions of the island of Bali; and spend a long weekend in Finland’s Turku Archipelago. Our photo story, meanwhile, captures the vibrant colours and myriad cultural influences of Zanzibar. Urban stories this issue include Detroit, Baku, Havana, Genoa and Krakow.

Plus free with the magazine is the latest Adventure guide, with trips inspired by the natural elements. Read about the icy landscapes of Antarctica, Ecuadorian volcanoes and a search for supper in the dense forests of Borneo. We also explore the Gheralta Mountains in Ethiopia and reveal the adventure trends to watch for 2020.

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Big Sleep Awards 2019

Exceptional service? Menus to die for? Whatever it is that truly makes a hotel special, we’re celebrating it  in our annual awards, where we reward the best new tastemakers, trendsetters and game-changers in the business.