Tracing the story of a nation along southern Australia's winding Murray River

Tracing the story of a nation along southern Australia's winding Murray River

More a meander than a mighty waterway, the Murray — Australia’s longest river — is home to monumental stories that have shaped a vast continent.

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The 10 best British lidos to visit this summer

With pools now set to reopen following lockdown, we look at Great Britain's long love affair with outdoor swimming and celebrate 10 historic lidos — centrepieces of local communities for generations — that have survived to the present day.

Seven of the best new UK restaurants to try in 2021

We highlight seven new restaurant openings in the UK, from a double-decker cheese barge on the Thames to a philanthropic Syrian restaurant run by a former Damascene restaurateur.

Six of London’s best small museums and why you should visit them now

Beyond the capital's famous museums are over 100 smaller cultural institutions, many at threat of closing due to the impact of coronavirus. From the Garden Museum to Pitzhanger Manor, here are six hidden gems to discover now.

Following in the footsteps on Don Quixote on the vast plains of Castile-La Mancha, central Spain

On a quest to restore chivalry to the nation, Spain’s greatest literary hero, Don Quixote, roamed the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha. This stark landscape, with its dramatic plains and hidden caves, forms an inspiring backdrop to a new canon of stories.

Experts share their tips for exploring the UK by campervan this summer

From the best booking sites and resources to the UK’s most van-friendly touring regions, our guide to campervan travels is the perfect tool for anyone looking for a unique way to explore the country’s wilder corners.

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Family glamping: 13 incredible stays in England and Wales

With new accommodation ranging from rustic-chic roundhouses to glamourous safari tents, glamping in the English and Welsh countryside has been elevated to an art. Here’s where to book a getaway with the whole family this summer.

Five ancient sites getting a magnificent makeover, from Hadrian's Wall to the Colosseum

From Italy to Indonesia, major restoration works are underway to preserve and improve some of our most historic sites — and travellers can get involved.

Five world-class English wines to try this summer

English sparkling is now considered some of the best in the world — and homegrown still wines are on the up too. We've got the lowdown — plus, the five best bottles to order in. 

Where to eat in Madrid: discover the city's hidden markets and local restaurants

Good food isn’t hard to come by in Madrid, but the sheer variety can overwhelm the uninitiated. For a unique flavour of the Spanish capital, dig a little deeper to discover thriving local markets and historic castizos bristling with tradition.

UK travel guide: staycation ideas for 2021 and beyond

The best of UK travel, curated by the experts at National Geographic Traveller (UK).

Everything you need to know about travel during the coronavirus outbreak

A compilation of stories and reports covering the coronavirus outbreak across the globe, brought to you by the experts at National Geographic Traveller (UK) and National Geographic.

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The National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2021 is open for entries

The prestigious annual competition is back for its 10th year, with six categories and a selection of fantastic prizes. Have you got what it takes to win?
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Photo story: crafts and cuisine in the shadow of Cambodia's Angkor temples

Angkor, the ancient capital of Cambodia’s Khmer Empire, is thought to have been home to around a million people at its peak. Today, the sprawling complex has been reclaimed by the forest, and at its southern edge lies the bustling city of Siem Reap.
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Jul/Aug 2021
21 Adventures
by National Geographic Traveller
In our latest issue, we present 21 ultimate adventures to plan for the future.
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The Jul/Aug issue of National Geographic Traveller presents 21 ultimate adventures to plan for the future. From paddling through the wilds of western Canada to riding the rails through Siberia, dipping a toe in the Amazon and sleeping in the shadow of Sudan’s great pyramids, eight travel writers select their favourite adventurous forays. 

Also in this issue, the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards returns for 2021. With 23 prizes on offer, readers will have the chance to vote in 15 categories for their favourite destinations, airlines, experiences, TV shows and books.

Elsewhere, we take a journey through Utah’s awe-inspiring national parks; trace Australia’s history along the Murray River; explore the culinary bounties of the Netherlands’ coastal province of Zeeland; take a wild weekend in Sardinia; and kick back on the Dominican Republic’s beaches.
 

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The Luxury Collection 2021

We take a look at how the world of luxury travel is adapting to world events and explore the trends we’ll be seeing more of in the years to come.

The Africa Collection 2021

We take a look at how the world of luxury travel is adapting to world events and explore the trends we’ll be seeing more of in the years to come.

Food and travel

The latest stories from National Geographic Traveller Food

Where to go, what to see and how to explore the world by way of its unique culinary experiences.

Editors' picks

The 15 best bars and pubs in London for outdoor drinks

From boutique cocktail joints to art-bedecked rooftop bars and leafy beer gardens, we round up 15 of the most atmospheric al fresco drinking spots in the capital — all now open for bookings.

Beyond the full English: how fried breakfasts vary across the UK

Tattie scones, laverbread, soda farls, Bury black pudding: the classic fried breakfast of the British Isles comes in many different forms, and is so much more than just bacon, eggs and sausages.

Meet the maker: the keeper of Puerto Rico’s coffee-making traditions

For Roberto Atienza, the key to making the finest coffee is sticking to the methods — and even the equipment — that have served his family well for four generations and nearly a century.

Four fantastic new travel photography books for your coffee table

From a new photography-led tome celebrating 100 years since the first British reconnaissance climb of Mount Everest to a glossy compendium of beautiful rural stays in the UK, here are four fantastic new releases for 2021.

Author Michał Korkosz shares the vegetarian highlights of Polish cuisine

Offering up a flavour of his home country, Polish food writer Michał Korkosz shares his favourite ingredients — from seasonal sheep’s cheese to traditional pickles — and dishes. Plus, his top three spots for dining out in Warsaw.

Check out a galaxy of new bars and quirky museums in Houston, America's Space City

With its flourishing urban parks, cultural spaces and rooftop bars, this cosmopolitan city built on oil is on a mission to invest and evolve. Drill down into eclectic neighbourhoods to discover the real Texan treasure.

Five recipes from Zuza Zak's new book, Amber & Rye

Discover five recipes from Zuza Zak's second book, Amber & Rye, which takes readers on a journey through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

What to do in Chester, the North West's most exciting culinary hotspot

With millennia of history as a backdrop, Cheshire’s county town has been busy carving out a niche as one of the North West’s most exciting food destinations.

Six spectacular landmark hotels in inland Spain

Spain’s interior is littered with grand retreats to add to your hotel wish list, from urban palaces to spectacular paradors — state-run hotels often set within ancient monuments.

My life in food: Sean Paul on Caribbean cuisine and poisonous puffer fish

The Jamaican musician talks about his love of Caribbean food, his multi-ethnic family and eating poisonous puffer fish in Japan.
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Exploring history and nature in Gran Canaria’s unmissable UNESCO World Heritage Site

The mountainous site of Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria preserves traces of a long-vanished Aboriginal culture in lush natural surroundings. 

Notes from an author: Arifa Akbar on returning to Lahore, Pakistan

A trip back to a former childhood home in Pakistan reveals a city shaped by both the realities of modernity and the unshakable mythology of memory.

National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2021

Our sixth annual Reader Awards will celebrate the best places, experiences, hotels, operators, authors, podcasts and more, as shortlisted by our judges and voted for by you.

Top chefs share their passion for the cuisine of southern Italy

From pillowy pasta topped with the best parmesan to fresh anchovies with Amalfi lemons, three chefs wax lyrical about southern Italian cuisine and share their favourite recipes.

Chef Angela Hartnett's guide to eating in Emilia-Romagna

From Bologna to Modena, Emilia-Romagna is arguably the Italian region most synonymous with fine food. Chef Angela Hartnett selects her favourite local dishes and shares her recipe for spinach and ricotta tortelli.

Win a five-night luxury stay for two in Rhodes

We've teamed up with Gennadi Grand Resort in Rhodes to offer a five-star getaway to the Greek island.

What they're eating in Los Angeles

Fill up on meaty tacos and caviar-topped lobster rolls on the Californian coast. Here's what the locals are ordering in the City of Angels.

Meet the Instagramer: @tchakayiti on the cuisine of Haiti

We’re following Annick Mégie, from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, whose blog champions the cuisine of her homeland.

Four of Spain's lesser-known architectural wonders

From chapels to skyscrapers, the Iberian interior is littered with architectural treasures.

Virtual reality travel: is it more than just a gimmick?

Can VR still offer a rich travel experience? Technology innovations and a lockdown-led surge in interest suggest virtual travel is here to stay.

Playing with fire: seven chefs harnessing the power of open flames

From London to Australia’s east coast, chefs are using fire to cook — and add flavour to — meat, veg and even fruit. It's all the inspiration you need to take your barbecue to the next level this this summer.

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