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

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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Where to find the best breakfasts in the UK

From desi dishes in Birmingham to a sticky plum duck benedict in Newcastle, here’s our pick of the UK’s 10 best bets for a brilliant breakfast.

Five of north London’s most scenic walking routes

Whether it’s through parks, along canals or around leafy residential backstreets, exploring the capital on foot never gets old. These five routes showcase north London at its best.

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.

Warrior queens, fairies and feuding clans: exploring legends on Scotland's Isle of Skye

For centuries, colourful tales have shaped the lives of those who call Scotland’s ‘Misty Isle’ home, and are still deeply intertwined with its soul-stirring landscapes.

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.

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What will summer 2021 look like for travellers?

With staycations back on the agenda for summer, a slow return to travel looks imminent. But what about heading overseas? Here’s a look ahead to what the summer might have in store for international travel. 

Which African wildlife experience is right for you?

The safari experience is constantly evolving with the likes of more sustainable options and emerging destinations. Here are some of the best areas for wildlife-spotting and how to explore them.

From my city to yours: capoeira master Gilberto da Silva on the beaches and beats of Salvador, Brazil

Among those most affected by the of loss of tourism to Salvador are its capoeira masters, who share their heritage with travellers through performances and classes. One of the city’s foremost capoeiristas shares the highlights of the city he loves.

How to spend a weekend in Bakewell, Peak District

Base yourself in the Derbyshire town for a weekend of country estates, industrial heritage and rambles through a green and pleasant land alive with creative spirit.

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.

Photography

Photo story: celebrating Holi festival in India's Braj region

The vibrant hues of Holi are recognisable the world over, but this time-honoured Hindu festival of colour has its roots firmly in the subcontinent. In the cities of Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Barsana and Mathura some of the most spectacular Holi celebrations take place, transcending their religious origins and uniting people from all over the globe.
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May 2021
52 weekend escapes
by National Geographic Traveller
With many destinations only a short drive, train journey or ferry ride away — and 21 of them in the UK and Ireland — there’s a wealth to choose from.
Photograph by Getty Images

The May issue of National Geographic Traveller celebrates weekend escapes with 52 ideas for flight-free breaks. With many destinations only a short drive, train journey or ferry ride away — and 21 of them in the UK and Ireland — there’s a wealth to choose from. From puffin-spotting in Wales and foraging in the French Alps to exploring Ireland’s Copper Coast on wheels and sampling the Slow Food movement in Italy, there are enough ideas to keep you inspired for a year of weekends away.

Elsewhere in the issue, we explore the wild and fragile frontiers of Antarctica and South Georgia; eat our way around Portugal’s Algarve region; sample local life in the shadow of Cambodia’s iconic Angkor Wat temples; enjoy a short break in the idyllic Croatian county of Istria; and examine the rising trend for secular pilgrimages.
 

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The May 2021 issue of National Geographic Traveller
Photograph by Clockwise from top left: Ciril Jazbeck; Emma Gregg; Mark Parren Taylor; 4Corners

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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.

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

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Breaking bread: a Māori family feast in New Zealand

Hospitality and communal dining are central to Māori culture, and on New Zealand’s North Island, Nadine Toe Toe and her whānau (family) welcome guests with open arms.

A culinary guide to Alsace, France

Tucked up against the German border, France’s once-contested region has been shaped by centuries of upheaval. Today, chefs and winemakers alike are celebrating a legacy of culinary diversity.

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.

An inside guide to Lombardy's UNESCO wonders

Home to 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other region in Italy, Lombardy makes an ideal road trip filled with history, architecture and intrigue.

Seven of England's best historic pubs

For thousands of years, pubs have provided food, drink and entertainment to locals and weary travellers alike. Here are seven English favourites that have stood the test of time.

What to do in England's scenic Malvern Hills

Embrace the great outdoors in this corner of Worcestershire, where elegant towns and rolling hills sit side by side. 

How to spend a weekend in Istria, Croatia's heart-shaped peninsula

Plunging into the Adriatic, Croatia’s northeastern peninsula is a quiet retreat from the region’s bustling hotspots, with secluded coastal hideaways, limestone peaks and spectacular ancient history.

12 international iftar dishes to try this Ramadan

This Ramadan, break your fast with flavourful dishes from around the world, from South Asian snacks to sumptuous Levantine desserts.

Where to find the best chilaquiles for breakfast in Mexico City

Ubiquitous across Mexico, chilaquiles are one of the most popular savoury breakfasts. Here are five of the best spots to try them. 

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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Seven back-to-basics experiences in Greenland

The pristine Arctic wilderness of Greenland is an ideal destination for those craving communion with nature, from dog sled safaris to experiencing local traditions with an overnight igloo stay.

The pioneer: chef Michael Elégbèdé's new Nigerian cuisine

At his Lagos restaurant, chef Michael Elégbèdé has taken inspiration from all over Nigeria. The result is a striking fine dining menu reflecting the diverse landscapes and communities of his home country.

Six new cookbook releases for summer 2021

Whether you’re after recipes for simple suppers or complex dishes infused with smoky flavours from the grill, these six soon-to-be-released cookbooks should be on your radar.

The ultimate hotel guide to Taipei

The Taiwanese capital runs the full gamut of hotel options, from stylish digs in the heart of the city to sleek spa retreats tucked away in the mountains.

Which Scandinavian ski resort is right for you?

Dreaming of a snowy break in Scandinavia this winter? We select five unique Nordic getaways, from an aurora-lit igloo stay to an Arctic heli-skiing hub and more.

How the National Trust's 'blossom circles' will brighten the UK's cities

With rosier times ahead, the National Trust is planting thousands of blossom trees across the country as symbols of regeneration.

A taste of Portugal's Alentejo region, from black pork to rich red wines

Among the cork trees and rolling hills of this vast rural region, you’ll find some of Portugal’s choicest produce, from rich reds and black pork to sumptuous olive oil. Here, we bring you five unique producers to visit when travelling in Alentejo — plus, a recipe for making authentic Gaspacho alentejano soup.
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Heading to Madeira? Here are seven things you need to know

The dramatic Portuguese archipelago is where wild geography collides with delicious food, wonderful wildlife and carnival colour. Here are seven reasons why Madeira should be your next getaway — from its vibrant capital to idyllic rural landscapes.

Seven conservation-focused diving destinations around the world, from Portugal to Indonesia

Our oceans are under immense environmental threat, but a raft of operators and organisations are offering the chance for travellers to get involved and make a difference beneath the waves.
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How to plan a road trip using Colorado’s wild backcountry byways

The western US state is renowned for its vast swathes of wilderness and vibrant local communities, all threaded together by a series of scenic and historic byways. Plan the ultimate road trip through its open spaces with our guide to the best routes — plus, tips on protecting local biodiversity as you go. 

Win a 10-night island-hopping tour in Scotland

We've teamed up with McKinlay Kidd to offer an incredible 10-night adventure for two through the Western Isles.

Seven of the best beaches in Africa

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