Undertourism: These are the destinations that want your attention

In the age of overtourism, the world’s less-visited destinations are seeing a new opportunity.

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Done the Inca Trail? Try Peru's Lares trek

An alternative to Machu Picchu’s Inca Trail, this route through the southern Andes links Peru’s archaeological sites and traditional communities, following lightly trodden paths where you’ll encounter few other travellers — unless you count alpacas.

Where to stay in Bangkok

Creativity is on full display in the Thai capital and nowhere more so than in its hotels. Whether it’s with stylish antique flourishes, retro rooms or minimalist chic, Bangkok has plenty of stylish places to bed down.

Chef's table: what and where to eat in Istanbul

Chef Civan Er shares the best feasts and flavours of his hometown

Life on the longest river: sailing 140 miles along the Nile

To see Egypt from the Nile is an iconic journey. The banks of the world’s longest waterway are home to much of the country’s population, where ancient tombs are still being discovered and day-to-day life depends on its ebb and flow.

Photo story: The London tradition of pie 'n' mash

There can be few institutions more synonymous with the East End of London than pie ’n’ mash shops

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West Sweden: kayaking on the edge of the world

Exploring the islands along West Sweden’s Bohuslän coastline by kayak provides a vivid perspective of the region’s culture and adventurous spirit

Like a local: Porto

Portugal’s second city is creating quite a stir on the gastronomy front, with chefs putting bold new riffs on local flavours.

Top 10: Classic experiences in Japan

Where else can you meditate with Buddhist monks, meet a geisha, master the art of matcha tea, and learn to make sushi all in one visit? When it comes to standout experiences, Japan delivers enough to last a lifetime.

Going green: five urban spaces reinvented

As cities swell, the need for nature gets ever greater. Here’s to the places giving their urban landscapes a verdant revamp.

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Manitoba: Dancing in the dark

Churchill is one of the best places on Earth to view the northern lights. They dance overhead 300 nights a year — but it’s in the frozen months of February and March that the skies are at their clearest and the show really begins

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Sifnos: Greece's gourmet island

The island of Sifnos holds food at the heart of its landscape and culture. The birthplace of Greece’s first celebrity chef, it’s a place where locals embrace culinary rituals that have been kept alive for centuries.

Sea urchins, wild boar and maquis herbs: what to eat on the island of Corsica

The French island makes good use of its unique location when it comes to gastronomy — whether it’s through its Italian history; rich, fertile terroir; or fine seafood from its rich Mediterranean waters. 

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What to do in Ubud

Bali’s spiritual heartland is filled with ancient temples, rice paddies and jungle. Expect yoga overlooking verdant terraces, uber-local eats and traditional dancing.

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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

Travel Geeks: Latin American food — 10 September 2019

From the best ceviche to the perfect pisco sour, join our experts as we discuss all things Latin American cuisine

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In pictures: The nomadic Bedouins of Jordan

The nomadic Bedouins have roamed Jordan's valleys, mountains and deserts for centuries. In these harsh landscapes, warm hospitality and communion with the land are cultural hallmarks — all rooted in the practical wisdom of desert survival.
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The Dolomites: A walk to remember

Here’s why you should be planning to conquer the formidable Dolomiti senza Confini — the ‘Dolomites without Borders’ mountain trail

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with The Aurora Zone, the UK’s original Northern Lights holiday company, to offer a thrilling autumn adventure in Finland

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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

Top 9 UK family festivals 2019

Comedy, medieval axe-throwing and Peppa Pig all feature in our roundup of this summer’s top family-friendly festivals.

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 Reader Awards 2019

Our fifth 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.
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September 2019
From the Andes to the Amazon: 14 ways to experience Peru
By National Geographic Traveller
From slick city restaurants pioneering modern cuisine to remote rainforest treks, we bring you the best of this South American country
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In this issue, we're getting under the skin of Peru. The heartland of the great Inca empire, Peru is blessed with mountains, jungle, desert and world-renowned cuisine. We're bringing you the best of this beguiling destination, from slick city restaurants pioneering modern cuisine to remote rainforest treks.

We sent our writers to this South American country to tackle the Lares Trek, an alternative to Machu Picchu’s Inca Trail; explore Cusco; revel in the natural colours of Rainbow Mountain; and head deep into the realm of the ‘cloud warriors’ in the Amazonas region, where the Chachapoya honour their dead with multi-storey mausoleums built high in the mountains. 

ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Tales from the banks of the world’s longest waterway in Egypt; travel from the Bay of Biscay to mountain peaks in Spain’s Cantabria region; Jodhpur, whose young, energetic population has a vibrancy matched only by the colour of its city walls; and a long weekend on the Isle of Mull. The urban stories this issue include Adelaide, Bangkok, Boston and Bristol.

In our Smart Traveller section we're looking at how Japan is shaping up for the Rugby World Cup; the growing phenomenon of ‘undertourism’; kebabs and raki in Istanbul; the best rooms in Durban; like a local in Porto; and a trip to Snowdonia.

PLUS: Win a four-night trip to see the Northern Lights with The Aurora Zone.nationalgeographic.co.uk/competitions

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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.