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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.

Published 31 Aug 2021, 13:53 BST, Updated 3 Sept 2021, 11:19 BST
The October 2021 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK).

The October 2021 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK).

Photograph by National Geographic Traveller

The October issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) is out now. In the wake of Hurricane Ida, our thoughts go out to all those affected. As our cover story shows, the Deep South is hugely resilient, and we hope normal travel can resume as soon as possible. The feature explores its landscapes, food and legendary music cities, encompassing the diverse, melting-pot states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. Ever-innovating and reckoning with its past, this is a region in flux: from meeting the new wave of female barbecue pitmasters to following a civil rights trail, there is a new side of the Deep South serving up its most unforgettable travel experiences.

Plus, we announce the winners of the annual Hotel Awards (previously the Big Sleep Awards), with the best new properties selected from across the world by a panel of expert judges. From exceptional service to cutting-edge design, the Hotel Awards acknowledge the latest tastemakers, trendsetters and game-changers in the business across 13 categories.

Elsewhere in the issue:

Seychelles: Meet a new generation of locals transforming adventure travel in the Indian Ocean paradise.
Northern Ireland: Go off-grid among the standing stones and star-gazing centres of Northern Ireland’s Sperrin Mountains.
Macau: Beyond its glitzy casinos, the twisted streets of Macau’s historic centre speak of ancient ways of life.
Switzerland: Explore the agrarian traditions of Switzerland’s Vaud Canton, where new restaurateurs offer playful riffs on classic dishes.
Latvia: Tour the unspoilt beaches of western Latvia and the cultural scene in Riga on a long weekend.
Porto: Discover the culinary revolution sweeping Portugal’s dynamic second city, cemented by a new wine museum.
Florence: The ultimate hotel guide to the Tuscan capital, covering everything from traditional affairs to stylish new openings.

Plus much more. Available on newsstands from 2 September 2021, or subscribe to get the next issue delivered.

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