Rwanda: On the trail of chimpanzees

As one of only two countries in the world where it’s safe to go gorilla tracking, Rwanda is leading the way as a conservation powerhouse and ploughing the revenue from its permit fees back into its national parks

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Sunrise at Stonehenge

Worshipped by everyone from druids to pagans, partiers to pilgrims, the world’s most recognisable prehistoric site is all things to all people: a 5,000-year-old place of mystery on which to project human ideals.

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

WHAT'S NEW

A guide to Belfast's cultural scene

The Northern Irish capital has blossomed into a true cultural hotspot, replete with bold street art, galleries and a string of hip boutiques.

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. 

What we're reading: June 2019

Thor Hanson looks at the vital role bees play in our existence, and travels across the world to meet the people working to protect them.

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

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Food

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

Mauritian cuisine is all about fruit and spices. Selina Periampillai shares her pick of what to eat and where.

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

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.

Events

National Geographic Traveller Food Festival

20 - 21 JULY 2019. BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, LONDON

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 STORIES

Photo story: Costa Rica

Macaws squawk and monkeys chatter on a hike through the Osa Peninsula — a wild corner of the country where a longstanding tradition of gold panning still shimmers in the rich and verdant landscape.
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Exploring the Black Forest’s lyrical landscapes with Jack Wolfskin

Combine a city and outdoor break in Germany, with one of their new hiking routes — and do it in the right gear with Jack Wolfskin’s new capsule collection

Competitions

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

EAT

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

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
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Planning a weekend in Banff? Plan it for Autumn

Long days, clear skies and wide-open spaces begging to be explored make the Canadian Rockies an inspired autumn destination.
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. 

ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

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: nationalgeographic.co.uk/competitions

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