Without wings: 11 no-fly adventures for 2020

    Without wings: 11 no-fly adventures for 2020

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    Reader Awards 2019

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    National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    December 2019
    Trains, lanes & automobiles: is it time to embrace a no-fly future?
    By National Geographic Traveller
    There are plenty of reasons to look beyond the skies. But where do you start?
    Photograph by Getty Images

    In this issue, we're embracing no-fly travel. With many of us becoming increasingly conscious of our carbon footprint, this issue offers ideas for adventure that don’t involve taking to the skies.

    Plus, uncover the human side of the wild Galápagos Islands; follow the Dordogne river in France’s sleepy south west; and spend a long weekend in Montenegro; and explore the locals and landscapes of Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Our urban stories this issue include London, Phnom Penh, Hawaii, Wexford and Moscow.

    Free with the magazine, the Cruise guide explores the range of expedition, river and ocean cruises on offer to intrepid sailors. We set off to the Sea of Cortez in Baja California in search of wildlife, capture the Arctic aboard a photography cruise and nominate the best port cities in the world.

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    National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    Read more in the December issue
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