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

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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Photo story: life on the Dominican Republic's dazzling Amber Coast

The Dominican Republic’s northern shores are an idyllic, lesser-trodden stretch of the country. They also offer a vibrant snapshot of island life: one of dancers and rum masters, fishermen and cigar-makers, and colourful surf shacks.

Meet the adventurer: Mark Synnott on climbing Everest’s North Face to solve a 100-year-old mystery

The veteran American climber discusses the lessons learnt from his pioneering and remote expeditions, including his 2019 mission to solve a century-old mystery on Everest’s North Face, now the subject of his latest book.

Why Nova Scotia is currently Canada's most exciting province

There are plenty of new reasons to head to Nova Scotia — from experiencing wild, outdoor adventures to lavishing in five-star luxury.

Chef Elizabeth Haigh explores Singapore's eclectic cuisine

Whether it’s laksa or kaya toast, Singaporean cuisine is full of flavour. Chef Elizabeth Haigh, author of cookbook Makan: Recipes from the Heart of Singapore, selects her highlights.

Meet the travellers who have taken remote working to the extreme

Tourist offices, travel companies and even conventional employers are making ‘workcations’ easier than ever before. Do you have what it takes to join the growing ranks of remote workers setting up offices on beaches and in hotel cafes? 

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A journey through the ancient necropolises of Sudan's Nubian Desert

Scattered across the sands of the Nubian Desert, Sudan’s constellation of ancient pyramids are home to celestial deities, pharaohs and queens — and very few visitors.

Discover the Spanish town with a hidden world of underground wineries

At first glance, the Spanish town of Aranda de Duero in Castile and León looks like any other. But beneath it and its surroundings you’ll find underground wineries serving reds, whites and tempting local cuisine.

10 of the best UK glamping sites for foodies

From pods in the grounds of a restaurant to yurts on a garlic farm, there are plenty of places to camp — and eat — in style. 

Five cycling experts share their favourite routes in the UK

Cycling is a great way to get out and explore, but if you’re tired of riding along the same well-worn paths, here’s some inspiration from five adventurous cyclists.

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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Photo story: life on the Dominican Republic's dazzling Amber Coast

The Dominican Republic’s northern shores are an idyllic, lesser-trodden stretch of the country. They also offer a vibrant snapshot of island life: one of dancers and rum masters, fishermen and cigar-makers, and colourful surf shacks.
National Geographic Traveller (UK)
July/August 2021
21 Adventures
by National Geographic Traveller
In our latest issue, we present 21 ultimate adventures to plan for the future.
Photograph by Getty Images

The July/August 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 Jul/Aug 2021 issue of National Geographic Traveller.
Photograph by Clockwise from top left: Francesco Lastrucci; Jordan Banks; Chris Van Hove; Teagan Cunniffe

The Collection

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

Five of the best pick-your-own farms in the UK

Pick-your-own farms are set for a post-lockdown boom this summer, as people look to support local businesses and spend more time outdoors. Here are five of our favourites.

The secret life of sake, Japan's national obsession

From boisterous bars in Tokyo to bucolic breweries in the hinterland beyond the capital, sake is intertwined with Japan’s cultural and spiritual life.

What they're eating in Accra

Whether you fancy Italian-inspired cuisine or West African classics, you’ll find it in the Ghanaian capital.

Six of the best UK food festivals this summer

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. 
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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.

Five ways to use anchovies, according to chef Jacob Kenedy

Divisive little fish, anchovies add a dose of umami to any dish. Here are five ways to get the most out of these salty suspects.

The travel kit list: the latest tech for digital nomads

Wireless, easy to wipe down, wearable and boasting better-than-ever battery life: the latest travel kit comes with tech to make your journeys smoother, safer and synched up. 

Four of the best boutique hotels in Girona

A tribute to chocolate leads the Catalan city’s boutique hotel offering.

How to make the perfect spanakopita

This filo pie is a Greek classic, and while you’ll often find feta inside, spinach is the real star. 

Into the wild in Haida Gwaii, Canada's 'Galapágos of the North'

Kayaking through Haida Gwaii, a string of weather-pummelled Pacific islands cast adrift from the western coast of British Columbia, reveals biodiversity on a giant Canadian scale.

The inside guide to Basel, Switzerland's cultural powerhouse

Sitting on the banks of the Rhine, the Swiss city champions ingenuity in art, architecture and food, and thrums with a vibrant cafe culture.

Hiking Japan's sacred Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route

Follow the ancient pilgrimage path that cuts through the silent, mossy mountains of Kii to discover a landscape where nature, body and spirit commune in harmony. 

A culinary guide to Zeeland, the Netherlands' 'Land on Sea'

This coastal Dutch province — its name translated as ‘Land on Sea’ — is a place where local producers have an intense connection to the water, making the most of its natural bounty.

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