Lucknow: The streets are alive with smoke and flame

In the northern Indian city of Lucknow, meat takes centre stage. Here, a kebab isn’t a simple skewer but a melt-in-the-mouth dish with noble origins; buffalo is slow-cooked overnight, ready for breakfast, while the perfect biryani can reduce a restaurant to silence



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

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



Moon landings: celebrating the Apollo II anniversary in 2019

20 July marks 50 years since the first Moon landing, and celebrations are underway on both sides of the Atlantic.

A guide to fashion-forward Milan

An intimate connection with fashion is woven into the fabric of Milanese culture, from innovative galleries to designer boutiques reimagining former industrial buildings.

What's new at Singapore’s Changi Airport

Having picked up a string of accolades, Singapore’s Changi Airport just got even more spectacular.

Trips of a lifetime: Great Barrier Reef

The world’s largest coral reef system pulses with a staggering diversity of marine life. Dive into a first-timer’s tips for navigating this underwater world. 

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

What the locals are eating in St Petersburg

Whether it’s frozen salmon or gherkin soup, traditional dishes are being reimagined in Russia’s second city.

Meet the instagrammer: @mississippivegan

We’re following Timothy Pakron, a New Orleans-based writer and photographer with a passion for all things meat-free

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



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



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



A culinary guide to Copenhagen

The Danish capital is the driving force behind New Nordic cuisine, but look beyond its fine-dining and you’ll find Smart bistros, street-food markets and world-class bakeries.

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