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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.

Capturing the Arctic on board a photography expedition cruise

Exploring the far North on a photographic expedition offers a unique perspective on one of the most remote destinations in the world.

Mission accessible: how travel is changing for people with disabilities

Things are changing for travellers with disabilities. Boosted by the spending power of the Purple Pound, travel companies are becoming increasingly savvy about expanding trips tailored for travellers with physical and mental impairments. 

Veganism: a worldwide quest for plant-based perfection

All over the world, the plant-based lifestyle is growing, with chefs putting together amazing new vegan menus. We explore the UK's vegan scene including hotspots in London, and reveal the world's seven best vegan restaurants.

A city guide to the Azerbaijani capital of Baku

With a medieval quarter that preserves Silk Route traditions and a modern, ever-evolving core, the Azerbaijani capital is something of an enigma, even to regular visitors.

WHAT'S NEW

Without wings: 11 no-fly adventures for 2020

Whether you'd like to travel responsibly or want to reduce your carbon footprint from flying, these 2020 overland trips have no flying involved.

Life in balance: human tales from the wild Galápagos Islands

Who lives on the Galápagos Islands? We meet the residents who have learned to coexist with the islands' rare and endangered wildlife.

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

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

Food

What they’re eating in Newcastle

From mackerel flatbreads on the beach to a local pottery studio that serves sumptuous shakshuka, Newcastle’s food scene is thriving.

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.

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

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.

What's on

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

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

National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2020

The prestigious annual competition is back and open for entries. Have you got what it takes to win?
National Geographic Traveller (UK)
January/February 2020
Vietnam: from top to toe
By National Geographic Traveller
On and off the beaten track — from Ha Long Bay to Ho Chi Minh City and everything in between
Photograph by Getty Images

In this issue, we're taking a top to bottom look at Vietnam, tracing the country’s numerous highlights from north to south. A go-to destination for everyone from solo backpackers and families to hikers, bikers and birdwatchers, Vietnam retains its irresistible allure despite its growing popularity.

Plus, embark on a conservation-led safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta; follow the new Arctic Coast Way in Iceland; meet the characters of New Brunswick’s Restigouche River in Canada; and spend a long weekend in Cumbria.

Free with the magazine, National Geographic Traveller Food highlights 20 ‘slow burners’, whether complex or comfort, the dishes that require time, effort and a long simmer. Lisbon’s underrated wines are under the spotlight, Nashville’s smoky barbecue flavours are explored and the Italian classic tiramisu is deconstructed.

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Read more in the January/February 2020 issue
Photograph by Emma Gregg (Botswana), Chris Van Hove (Sydney), Getty (Iceland), Richard James Taylor (Canada)

Win a six-night safari in the Maasai Mara

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with Asilia Africa to offer an unforgettable six-day, five-night walking safari in the Kenyan wilderness

The National Geographic Traveller Food Festival is back

Experience the world through food and travel.

How King's Cross became London's new creative hub

We explore how the influence of local artists and conservationists saw King's Cross transform from a post-industrial wasteland to London's new creative hub.

Notes from an author: Elisabeth Åsbrink on the Danish village of Blåvand

War brought the Vikings and Nazis to the village of Blåvand. But it’s the sea, sand, sky and a sense of the infinite that draws you back to this coastal spot.

How to cater for an entire ship: a Q&A with chef Franck Garanger of Oceania Cruises

Franck Garanger, Oceania Cruises’ corporate executive chef, on how to cater for an entire cruise ship.

UK escapes: what to do in Wales's Gower Peninsula

We list the best things to do in the Gower Peninsula, Wales, including the best restaurants and hotels, plus the best coastal walks, beaches and towns to visit.

Win a memorable three-night stay at Lake Balaton

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with the Hungarian Tourism Agency to offer a memorable three-night stay at Lake Balaton

Caves, vineyards and clifftop castles: life along France's Dordogne River

As the Dordogne river meanders through wooded valleys from Saint-Émilion to the border with the Lot region, it passes honey-stoned towns, dramatic clifftop castles and a smattering of rock shelters, where paintings by some of the first humans still adorn.

Should we go on far-flung cruises?

Just because we can go to new places in high-tech ships, doesn’t always mean we should. What needs to be taken into account before we set sail?

A neighbourhood guide to Moscow

We explore the best things to do in Moscow, with advice on where to go, unusual places to visit and where to eat.

From Strictly to Star Trek: four quirky cruises for 2020

There are so many cruises in the world, it stands to reason that there are some with quite specific interests.

Meet the makers: the couple behind Manchester Gin

Seb Heeley and Jen Wiggins have taken their gin business from their dining room to a shiny new distillery – and picked up awards along the way.

Four of the best boutique hotels in Athens

From the up-and-coming port area to the city centre, boutique hotels are blossoming across the Greek capital.

How to spend the day in King's Cross

Discover the best things to do in London's King's Cross, including where to eat, what to do and places to relax.

Rolling down the river: six new river cruise itineraries for 2020 and beyond

River cruises have had a spike in popularity, with over 232,300 taken by British travellers last year — here's six to whet your appetite. 

Sea skills: what you can actually learn on a cruise ship

From onboard language labs and art classes to free fencing lessons,  it’s a boom time for cruisers keen to learn new skills.

A city guide to Phnom Penh

The Cambodian capital is reinventing itself after a turbulent century — emerging as a dynamic modern city with a creative culinary scene and stellar architecture. 

Photo story: meeting the Oskal Sámi family of northern Norway

The Sámi people — the population of nomadic reindeer herders — live in the depths of northern Norway, spending their time with their fantastical beasts. We meet one family to discover the traditions and culture showcased in Disney’s Frozen II.

Meet the adventurer: Daniel Raven-Ellison

In our new series, we meet record-breakers and boundary-pushers in the world of travel. This time it’s a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.