Witnessing the fiery formation of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland's newest volcano

Witnessing the fiery formation of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland's newest volcano

Earlier this year, the world was transfixed by images of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland’s newest volcanic fissure, spewing molten lava and ushering in a fresh wave of tourism.

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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.

Ever thought about converting a van into a campervan? Here’s how

Join the booming number of British travellers taking to the road in a campervan they’ve converted themselves. We chat to the authors of The Van Conversion Bible, Dale Comley and Charlie Low, about the practicalities, perks and potential pitfalls. 

What to do in Chester, the North West's most exciting culinary hotspot

With millennia of history as a backdrop, Cheshire’s county town has been busy carving out a niche as one of the North West’s most exciting food destinations.

The travel kit list: must-have camping gear for summer 2021

The right equipment can keep you comfortable under canvas, whether you’re pitching up at a well-appointed campsite or going for something wilder.

Top 10: ultimate Iceland adventures

Many of the country’s blockbuster travel experiences are shaped by the seasons. We round up the best tours, from summer hiking in a volcanic national park to enjoying aurora-painted night skies in the icy depths of winter.

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Family travel: seven of the best Olympic-inspired activities in the UK

Have the Olympics inspired you to get active? Here’s how the whole family can embrace their inner athlete.

Forest flavours: on the hunt for black truffles in Western Australia

Western Australia’s Southern Forests region is home to a bountiful natural larder, including truffles that grow in such abundance they’ve turned the region into the Southern Hemisphere’s truffle capital.

A culinary guide to Singapore

A melting pot of global cuisines, this city state is home to Michelin-starred restaurants, UNESCO-recognised street food and creative cocktail bars.

How to experience the wine harvest in Europe

Wanting to visit a European winery to coincide with the harvest this autumn? Here are six tours we'd recommend.

The Hotel Awards: 39 of the world's best new hotels in 2021

What makes a hotel brilliant? Is it the stylish surroundings or the stellar service? First-class food or commitment to sustainability? We reveal the hotels that stood out from the crowd in our annual awards.

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: from crop to cup in Colombia's Andean coffee region

In the lush central hills of Colombia lies the Zona Cafetera — or the ‘coffee axis’ — where the majority of the country’s world-renowned coffee beans are grown.

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Inside the latest issue of National Geographic Traveller

The October issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) uncovers stories from the American Deep South. Plus, we explore the changing face of adventure travel in the Seychelles, and go off grid in Northern Ireland's Sperrin Mountains.

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The latest competitions from National Geographic Traveller

The latest competitions from National Geographic Traveller.

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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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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.

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Six of the best Asian bakeries in Portland

Oregon’s largest city has a wealth of Asian-owned bakeries turning out Filipino pandesal, Vietnamese banh mi and much more.

10 of the UK’s best seafood destinations

With one of Europe’s longest coastlines, the UK has some of the continent’s finest seafood. But which coastal destinations make the most of it? Here are 10 of the best spots for seafood lovers.

What they're eating right now in Lisbon

From figs to flowers, seasonal ingredients are the stars in the Portuguese capital.

Hot topic: is UNESCO status worth having in 2021?

With Liverpool recently stripped of its UNESCO world heritage site status, we look at how a designation impacts Sites around the globe. 
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Five inventive ways to pair Welsh food and drink

Whether it’s a citrussy chardonnay paired with a gooey brie or a pint of rich stout with a plate of plump oysters, Welsh food is at its best combined with a top local tipple.

Five of the best UK vineyard stays

With the grape harvest season upon us, Britain’s vineyards are ripe for a visit, offering tours, tastings and even overnight stays. Here are five of our favourites.

Notes from an author: Calla Henkel on Berlin's ever-evolving späti scene

As nightclubs and bars closed, the city’s long-popular, late-night convenience stores, spätis, became a focal point for al fresco fun in the German capital.

Sailing the storied waters of the Mississippi, from New Orleans to Natchez

All aboard the American Queen, a grand, six-deck slice of history. The steamboat sails the storied waters of the Mississippi, from rambunctious New Orleans through wildlife-rich backwaters towards the culinary hotspot of Natchez.

Lasagne: the history and countless variations of a true Italian classic

Sloppy or sturdy? Meaty or veggie? Cheesy or cheese-free? Lasagne has an official definition, but there are countless variations across Italy and beyond.

Six alternatives to the Cornish coast to explore this autumn

It’s hard not to be drawn in by Cornwall’s charm, but there are plenty of unforgettable coastal escapes to try elsewhere in the UK.
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A taste of North Wales, from Conwy mussels to Halen Mon sea salt

With a landscape defined by Snowdonia’s peaks and the waters of the Menai Strait, North Wales is home to world-class produce — something a new crop of farmers, fishermen, chefs and entrepreneurs are keen to share with the world.

A new generation is transforming adventure travel in the Seychelles. Here's how

Dig a little deeper and you’ll find the Indian Ocean’s pin-up paradise archipelago is far more than lazy, diamond-dust beaches and technicolour reefs.

Exploring the flavours of Turkish cuisine with food writer Ghillie Başan

From cosmopolitan Istanbul to rural Anatolia, Turkish cuisine is fresh, seasonal and abundant. Ghillie Başan shares some of the highlights.
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Meet the maker: the foraging-focused distiller making small-batch vermouth

James Harrison-Allen is crafting a distinct, small-batch vermouth from the botanicals thriving on the Pembrokeshire coast.
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How to spend a culinary weekend in Cardiff, Wales

From its signature beef pies to vegan dishes and Spanish specialities, the Welsh capital is a dynamic dining destination that never stands still.

Four of the best new cookbooks for autumn 2021

Flavour-filled dishes like pomegranate spiced chicken and bacon tempura feature in these four new cookbooks, hailing from Japan, India, Lebanon and the Mediterranean.

Meet the adventurer: Paralympic cyclist Karen Darke on harnessing negative thinking and future expeditions

At the age of 21, Karen suffered a mountaineering accident that left her paralysed from the waist down. Since then, she’s gone on to become a two-time Paralympic medallist and has hand biked, sit-skied and kayaked across every continent.

10 of the best backcountry adventures in the Deep South

Whether on four wheels, underwater or on horseback, the wild backcountry of the American Deep South has a wealth of outdoor adventures to discover.

The inside guide to Muscle Shoals, Alabama's music capital

Alabama’s music capital birthed the heady combo of Southern soul and R&B, churning out the sounds of the Sixties  — including hits by Aretha Franklin and Willie Nelson. Now it’s returning to the spotlight, attracting a new generation of music enthusiasts.

How to experience life on a working horse ranch in southern Iceland

Saddle up to learn about Iceland’s equine obsession at Torfhús Retreat, offering turf-roofed cabins and private geothermal pools on a working horse ranch, just a short detour from the geological drama of south Iceland’s Golden Circle route.

Exploring Iceland's music scene with artist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir

The lead singer of Icelandic folk/indie band Of Monsters and Men reflects on the country’s prolific creative output, including otherworldly music from the likes of Björk, and recommends the ultimate festival for music-lovers.

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