How Patagonia is tackling the plastic problem

Beyond reducing our dependence on plastic, is there another way of looking at things? At the ends of the earth, communities of Patagonian entrepreneurs are looking at the world through recycled shades

View from the USA: X marks the spot

At the Desert X art festival in Palm Springs, the arid landscape and the installations it frames merge to challenge the viewer’s world view

The rebirth of bourbon

Bourbon is once again the pride of Louisville, and its renaissance is breathing new life into  the city’s dining and drinking scene



City guide to Seattle

Today, the restless, rain-drenched birthplace of grunge and Starbucks is home to artists, creatives, geeks and iconoclasts. It also boasts natural assets galore, from Puget Sound’s islets to two mountain ranges ripe for exploration

Exploring the volcanoes of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a geological hotspot — 19 volcanoes are strung across the west coast of this Central American country. Some produce apocalyptic acid rain, a few harbour orchids that bloom for a single day, others have churning lava lakes, plenty are smoking, many are tranquil. But all have played a part in literally shaping the country

A city guide to the cooler side of Beijing

From factories turned into galleries to a burgeoning crop of sci-fi skyscrapers, the Chinese capital is shrugging off its dynastic past and revealing a cool side 

Like a local: a guide to exploring Biarritz

Beloved by surfers and fashionistas alike, the French resort is also a gastronomic gold mine, full of seafood, chocolate and Basque delicacies

New South Wales



Breaking Bread: the Maltese way

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

Three chefs on veganism in London

Three Hackney-based chefs discuss ingredients, misconceptions and how plant-based cuisine is taking over the capital — starting in the east

Where to eat ratatouille

Four of the best places to try ratatouille in its home city, plus four UK restaurants serving their own take on the Niçois classic

wildlife tourism


Why wildlife tourism matters

Tips for wildlife encounters that promote sanctuary, not selfies.


National Geographic Traveller Food Festival


The Masterclasses — 6 October 2019

Want to learn the tricks of the trade? Join us for a full day of expert-led travel writing and photography sessions



The rebirth of bourbon

Bourbon is once again the pride of Louisville, and its renaissance is breathing new life into  the city’s dining and drinking scene



Win an incredible 14-night adventure to Costa Rica

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with TUI Tours to offer a trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica

Win a private dining experience to celebrate 10 years of Trafalgar's Be My Guest

We’ve teamed up with worldwide guided-holiday provider Trafalgar to offer  an unforgettable private dining experience for you and your friends



Where to eat the best Jewish food in Montreal

A strong Jewish influence is writ large across Montreal’s cuisine with old-school bakeries and diners alongside young upstarts putting a fresh spin on the classics

Family travel


New itineraries for family adventures

Family adventure has never been more popular, and there’s a raft of new trips with which to channel your brood’s intrepid spirit

Have baby, will travel: Where to travel with a baby in tow

We share the best long- and short-haul places for travelling with baby, from Greece to New York and Tuscany
National Geographic Traveller (UK)
July/August 2019
Trips of a lifetime: 20 unforgettable places for 2019
By National Geographic Traveller
We’ve curated a list of travel’s big hitters — from unique experiences and ancient wonders to epic natural attractions
Photograph by Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

In this issue, we're sharing 15 of the most epic trips of a lifetime. The curated list features some of the greatest itineraries in travel — those timeless destinations that have travellers reaching for their passport time and time again.

From safari on the Maasai Mara to geisha culture in Japan, diving in the Great Barrier Reef and misty mornings at Stonehenge, these itineraries will provide plenty of inspiration for the intrepid at heart. 


Follow us as we track gorillas in Rwanda; veer into Croatia’s Dalmatian hinterland; and spend a long weekend in the Finistère. The photo story, meanwhile, meets the nomadic Bedouin people of Jordan. The urban stories this issue include Miami, Valencia, Tokyo, Milan and Toronto.

In our Smart Traveller section we're looking at how the Isle of Wight is going beach chic; Singapore’s new Jewel Changi Airport; the Moon landing’s 50th anniversary celebrations; beaches and bites in Sydney; the best rooms in Cusco; and much, much more. 

Meanwhile, we check out the latest trends in the world of luxury travel, from round-the-world private jet tours to the growing demand for ultra-bespoke tours in Traveller 10. 

PLUS: Win a 14-night trip to Costa Rica with TUI and the annual Travel Writing Competition 2019 is still open, with a chance to win an eight-night trip across Southern Africa with G Adventures:

Read more in the July/August issue — SUBSCRIBE TODAY

Read more in the July/August issue
Photograph by Getty Images