Without wings: 11 no-fly adventures for 2020

Without wings: 11 no-fly adventures for 2020

We seek out the best adventures on ground level, from riding the rails to hitting the open road.

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A neighbourhood guide to the city of Glasgow

A neighbourhood guide to the city of Glasgow

From its underground clubs and centuries-old pubs to its street markets and museums, Glasgow spools out its charms and secrets in an unhurried fashion.

Beyond Lisbon: five day trips from the Portuguese capital

Heading to the Portuguese capital? Stay a little longer and venture out to deserted beaches, chic coastal towns and fairytale palaces.

What's hot in Tel Aviv: the city's best new restaurants, hotels and bars

There’s never been a better time to check out the White City’s roster of hip new openings.

How to spend a weekend in Ibiza

Ibiza might be synonymous with music and mayhem, but there’s much more to the world’s most famous party island than meets the eye. Discover your own Ibiza, at your own pace.

Epic expeditions: four books to inspire adventures

As author Philip Marsden sails solo around the British Isles’ western shores, he finds reality gets fascinatingly foggy.

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Recovery and renewal: the return of wildlife tourism in Zimbabwe

Recovery and renewal: the return of wildlife tourism in Zimbabwe

Nature tourism in Zimbabwe is undergoing a renaissance. In spite of recent political instability, a new landscape of luxury lodges and private concessions are offering affordable wildlife experiences, where the big five vastly outnumber humans.
City guide: keeping it weird in the Texan boom town of Austin

City guide: keeping it weird in the Texan boom town of Austin

One of the fastest-growing cities in the USA, the lively Texan capital is today as much a magnet for its kayaking, hiking, festivals and food trucks as it is for its honky-tonks, barbecue and warm Southern hospitality.
How to spend 14 hours in Detroit

How to spend 14 hours in Detroit

From where to have breakfast to the best cocktail bars, here's our guide to spending 14 hour in Michigan's biggest city.
Searching for Snow Hill, Antarctica's most elusive island

Searching for Snow Hill, Antarctica's most elusive island

Exploring the frozen waters of Antarctica and watching humpbacks, penguins and towering icebergs from the deck is plain sailing aboard a cruise ship.

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Waste not: Five UK restaurants cutting down on food waste

Waste not: Five UK restaurants cutting down on food waste

With sustainability increasingly on the agenda, restaurants across the UK are doing more to reduce their food waste. Here are five to try
Lucknow: The streets are alive with smoke and flame

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

Reader Awards 2019

National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2019

National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2019

Our fifth annual Reader Awards will celebrate the best places, experiences, hotels, operators, authors, podcasts and more, as shortlisted by our judges and voted for by you.
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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Travel Geeks: Expedition photography — 19 November 2019

Travel Geeks: Expedition photography — 19 November 2019

Calling all photographers — whether you're a novice or a pro, get all the advice you need for your next expedition with our expert panel.
The Masterclasses — 2 February 2020

The Masterclasses — 2 February 2020

Want to learn the tricks of the trade? Join us for a full day of expert-led travel writing and photography sessions.
Win a nine-night trip of a lifetime to Malaysia

Win a nine-night trip of a lifetime to Malaysia

We've teamed up with Malaysia Airlines, Four Seasons and Marriott to offer a nine-night trip to Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak.
How to spend a weekend in Montenegro

How to spend a weekend in Montenegro

The Balkan country may be tiny but it offers huge scope for visitors — with beautiful Adriatic beaches, dramatic mountains and villages bearing historical marks of Roman, Venetian and Byzantine invaders.
Go West: five frozen landscapes to ski in Canada and the USA

Go West: five frozen landscapes to ski in Canada and the USA

From a new hut-to-hut round-trip to expanded resorts, epic back-country routes and bargain cat skiing, we round up North America’s top terrain.
Keeping it cool: this winter's top ice attractions across Europe

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The Arctic’s chilliest accommodation is turning 30, with new sub-zero suites to celebrate.
Why the Chao Phraya River is now the coolest place to be in Bangkok

Why the Chao Phraya River is now the coolest place to be in Bangkok

Want the best of the Thai capital? Head to its watery artery, where new openings are making it the hottest spot in town.
Far out: this high-tech ship can take you to Greenland's remote northeast coast

Far out: this high-tech ship can take you to Greenland's remote northeast coast

The north-east of Greenland is one of the most remote areas on the planet — soon to be rendered accessible with a cruise aboard a new high-tech ship.
On the vineyard trail in Mexico's Baja California

On the vineyard trail in Mexico's Baja California

Baja California wine country rejoices in rustic restaurants, where unpretentious menus let local produce shine.
Win a luxurious three-night trip to Zermatt, Switzerland

Win a luxurious three-night trip to Zermatt, Switzerland

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with SWISS and Hotel Omnia to offer a luxurious three-night trip to Zermatt, Switzerland.
What to explore underwater from the island resort of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi
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What to explore underwater from the island resort of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

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Notes from an author: Anna Sherman on Tokyo

Notes from an author: Anna Sherman on Tokyo

Amid the shifting skyline and endless innovation, the sounds of old Tokyo can be heard if you listen closely enough.

Lift off! A new, panoramic border-crossing link between Cervinia and Zermatt

The high-altitude Italian resort of Cervinia, in the lee of the magnificent Matterhorn, is set to be linked to the Swiss resort of Zermatt by a new cable car — opening up a mammoth year-round ski area that’s suitable for all abilities.

Win a seven-night stay in Tyrol

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with VIP SKI and its new slopeside boutique hotel, Hotel Arlberg, to offer one winner and a guest a trip to the Austrian Alps.

Getting to know Milan’s neo-trattorias

Chefs in Italy’s fashion capital are turning away from traditional trattorias and conventional fine dining to offer something entirely different.

Can you ride Kicking Horse? Canada's pro-ski resort is now even bigger

Have you got what it takes to tackle the infamous inclines at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort? British Columbia’s pro-ski terrain has expanded to incorporate another perilous peak — an addictive prospect for expert skiers.
The perfect winter break in Zagreb
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The perfect winter break in Zagreb

Zagreb is the perfect place for a festive city break. Check into the Sheraton Zagreb in December, as the month-long Advent festival transforms the Croatian capital into a winter wonderland.
National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2020

National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2020

The prestigious annual competition is back and open for entries. Have you got what it takes to win?
Winter safaris: Take a walk on the wild side in Canada
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Winter safaris: Take a walk on the wild side in Canada

Churchill, in the far north of Manitoba, offers a wealth of opportunities for Arctic wildlife-watching.