Best trips for 2020

Best trips for 2020

Where should you go in the year ahead? We collaborated with our 17 international editorial teams to highlight destinations to discover, places to savour, and reasons to celebrate the world.


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

There's more than just music and mayhem. Here's the ultimate three-day itinerary for Ibiza, with advice on the best restaurants, six of the best clubs and nightlife spots, and luxury hotel stays.

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.


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.

Life in balance: human tales from the wild Galápagos Islands

Living cheek by jowl with rare marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and giant tortoises comes at a price. Today’s human custodians of Ecuador’s prized ecological realm are finding new ways to adapt to life on the remote Galápagos Islands.

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.


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.

A taste of the Camargue, France

Shaped by its location in France’s Rhône delta, the Camargue’s food scene is driven by a thriving community of passionate artisans.

Photo story: The London tradition of pie 'n' mash

There can be few institutions more synonymous with the East End of London than pie ’n’ mash shops

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)
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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Photograph by Getty Images

Searching for whales in Baja California's Sea of Cortez

One of the most exciting places in the world to encounter wildlife, Baja California’s Sea of Cortez is a vibrant expedition cruise destination thrumming with biodiversity.

Ultimate hotel guide: where to stay in Hawaii

It’s a long flight to the Aloha State, so it’s worth picking plush places to sleep when you land. From mega-resorts to plantation-era inns and surfer-chic hotels, these are the best island-hopping hideaways.

On location: following the trail of Frozen locations across Norway

With Frozen II set to hit the big screen this winter, we look to Norway — one location that inspired the film — for some family-friendly wintry getaways.

Hot topic: will tough economic times bring an end to the traditional catered ski chalet?

Do currency fluctuations, Brexit fallout and increased staffing costs mean the end is nigh for the traditional catered ski holiday?
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Meet the different faces of Oman

Hamid spends his days scaling the peaks of Jebel Shams, while Abdulfattah has fished with his family since he was a boy. And then there’s Nader, whose passion for Omani ingredients has seen him rise to the top of Muscat’s dining scene. These are the people of Oman, who bring this beautiful country to life
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Oman: From mountains to coastline

The peaks of Oman’s Jebel Shams have been dubbed the Grand Canyon of Arabia, known for their dizzying heights and red hued rocks. Contrast this with the coastline, where the winding waterways of the Musandam Fjords teem with sea life, and where fishing still forms the backbone of the local economy

A taste of Wexford: Ireland's emerging culinary destination

The southeastern county is poised to become one of Ireland’s rising foodie stars, thanks to local producers passionate about reconnecting with its land and recipes.

Where the pros go: ski racers, freestylers & Olympians reveal where to make tracks this season

We ask skiers and boarders who make their living on the snow, where they go to get the best runs, whether that’s for backcountry action, a spot of freeriding or simply on piste.

Gothenburg and Málaga: are these Europe's most forward-thinking cities?

Meet the European Capitals of Smart Tourism 2020, lauded for redefining their urban environment.

Making waves: nine new cruise ships on the horizon

Seasoned sailors and cruise agnostics alike are spoiled for choice with the new crop of ships on the horizon. From the expedition specialists to those that offer it all, these are the new boats making waves ships are making waves with savvy travellers.

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Fantastic beasts and where to read about them: four photobooks for animal-lovers

Acclaimed photographers highlight the world’s vulnerable animals in these new tomes.

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

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

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

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

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

Baja California wine country rejoices in rustic restaurants, where unpretentious menus let local produce shine.