Walking with lions: exploring Kenya's lesser-visited Maasai Mara conservancies on foot

Walking with lions: exploring Kenya's lesser-visited Maasai Mara conservancies on foot

An intrepid on-foot safari across the Kenyan savannah bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve reveals, at rivetingly close range, the rich drama of this unique African ecosystem.

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The story behind the classic French dish boeuf bourguignon

Once maligned by the French, this beef and red wine stew has arguably become the national dish. Chefs the world over have embraced the Burgundian classic — even if they don’t always agree on the recipe.

Meet the adventurer: Mario Rigby on serendipity, sustainability and celebrating difference

Modern-day explorer and travel personality Mario Rigby spent more than two years walking across Africa. We talk to him about his expedition, as well as his keen advocacy for a more diverse, eco-conscious travel landscape.

Four new outdoor art experiences in the UK

Get your culture fix this autumn with these new UK walking tours, exhibitions and installations — all without stepping into a gallery.

Extreme cyclist Emily Chappell on tackling Alaskan peaks in winter

On a transcontinental cycling race, the ultra-endurance athlete and author hadn’t anticipated how much the cold would weaken her. On a frozen highway in Alaska, pedalling between snow drifts, she learnt profound lessons about human endurance. 

Six of London’s best small museums and why you should visit them now

Beyond the capital's famous museums are over 100 smaller cultural institutions, many at threat of closing due to the impact of coronavirus. From the Garden Museum to Pitzhanger Manor, here are six hidden gems to discover now.

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Six remote hotel escapes in rural Italy

Seeking a standout Italian hotel? These rustic-chic stays deliver showstopping views and service with style.

A culinary guide to Sanità, the atmospheric Naples neighbourhood on the up

Explore the revitalised district of Sanità to find authentic pizza restaurants, unique pastry, washing line-strung streets and a cathedral-sized ossuary carved into the rock.

What to do on the Norfolk Broads

This green, serene network of man-made lakes and rivers — a watery web across the UK’s most easterly tip — is a boon for wildlife-lovers and have-a-go sailors, a place to go off-grid and get lost under wide, open skies.

The startling impact of coronavirus on rhino conservation across Africa

To mark World Rhino Day 2020, we speak to wildlife veterinarian Dr Andre Uys in South Africa about how recent restrictions on movement and a decrease in tourism revenue have affected conservation across Africa — and what the future may hold.

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

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Photo story: the celebrated seafood of Stonehaven, Scotland

Stonehaven’s glory days as a thriving fishing village may be behind it, but the culinary legacy of its past remains. Grab yourself a table with a sea view and tuck in to smoked haddock, award-winning fish and chips or fresh lobster. 
National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Sept/Oct 2020
Off the beaten track in Italy
by National Geographic Traveller
Whether it’s an urban, coastal or countryside adventure you seek, there are plenty of alternative ways to discover this timeless destination.
Photograph by Francesco Lastrucci

The Sept/Oct 2020 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) pulls back the curtain on some of Italy’s unsung experiences, including meeting village artisans in Le Marche, heading out on a road trip through historic Puglia and spending a perfect day in Trieste. Whether it’s an urban, coastal or countryside adventure you seek, there are plenty of alternative ways to discover this timeless destination.

Elsewhere in the issue, we trail Kenya’s Maasai Mara conservancies on foot, explore the dramatic, storied Coastal Way in Wales, spend a long weekend in Cappadocia, Turkey, and celebrate the colours of India’s Holi festival. Our urban stories shine a light on Osaka, Palma, Kuala Lumpur, Mexico City, Buffalo and Lausanne. Plus, we discover Australia’s new Museum of Underwater Art, new UK outdoor exhibitions and installations, take a walking tour of Coimbra’s cobbled streets, and pull together a quick guide to exploring Nidderdale.
 

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The pioneer: chef Abigail Mbalo's culinary revolution in Cape Town

From her restaurant in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha — somewhere she’d sooner not refer to as a township — Abigail Mbalo produces sumptuous riffs on the cuisine of her hometown.

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A look at the new underwater museum bringing Australian Aboriginal culture and reef conservation together

The opening of the Museum of Underwater Art on the Great Barrier Reef, in northern Queensland, is set to unite Aboriginal culture and coral conservation, and showcases a less-frequented section of the 1,429-mile-long natural wonder. 

Notes from an author: Irene Sabatini on finding inspiration in Zimbabwe's landscapes

Still landscapes and encounters with elephants — the scenes and sounds of the Southern African country spark fresh, if unexpected, inspiration.

Meet the maker: Katharina Kock, the German butcher championing air-dried sausages

In central Germany, fifth-generation butcher Katharina Koch makes traditional air-dried sausages, but with a few surprises thrown in.

What to do in Nidderdale, Yorkshire

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A culinary guide to Osaka, Japan's party city

If you want to understand just how revered beer is in Japan, then head to Osaka. The nation’s party city positively effervesces with new craft breweries, old izakayas and cosy hole-in-the-wall bars.

The case for airport coronavirus testing, and why it matters

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Discover the Northumberland cafe reachable only at low tide

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The road less travelled: four ultimate Italian journeys by car

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What's behind Buenos Aires' unique Italian food culture?

In Buenos Aires, the cuisine owes as much to the city’s Italian immigrants as it does to an urge to pile up ingredients with gleeful abandon. Expect everything from super-stuffed pizzas to egg-topped escalopes, all with a distinctly local twist.

In pictures: the villages, beaches and grottoes that dot the Puglia coast

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Meet the village artisans keeping traditions alive in Le Marche, Italy

For artisan skill, there’s nowhere in Italy like Le Marche, a central region populated with family businesses that handcraft paper from hemp, weave basket bags for Italy’s biggest fashion houses, and stitch the leather balls used in an ancient sport.

Meet the adventurer: Mike Horn on risk, polar challenges and caring for the planet

South African-born Mike Horn is a renowned professional explorer and climate change activist, whose latest adventure saw him circumnavigate the globe via the North and South Poles — with millions watching live from home.

Meet the maker: the Portuguese vintners taking natural wine back to its roots

In a small valley in central Portugal, vineyard owners Jorge Cardoso and Fernanda Rodrigues are reviving ancient wine-making traditions, favouring clay pots over barrels.

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Photo gallery: meet the village artisans keeping traditions alive in Le Marche, Italy

For artisan skill, there’s nowhere in Italy like Le Marche, a central region populated with family businesses that handcraft paper from hemp, weave basket bags for Italy’s biggest fashion houses, and stitch the leather balls used in an ancient sport.

A city guide to Palma, the laid-back Majorcan capital

Majorca’s capital has long attracted sun-seekers, but its burgeoning high-end food scene, chic design boutiques and laidback bars make this a stellar Spanish city break.

Photo gallery: the celebrated seafood of Stonehaven, Scotland

Stonehaven’s glory days as a thriving fishing village may be behind it, but the culinary legacy of its past remains. Grab yourself a table with a sea view and tuck in to smoked haddock, award-winning fish and chips or fresh lobster.

The new wine museum transforming Porto's historic warehouse district

Raise a glass! Europe has opened yet another mega museum dedicated to wine — a mammoth project set to transform Porto’s former wine warehouse district into a new cultural quarter. Plus, three new wine experiences close to home.