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Stay for free: Sleeping with strangers

Stay for free: Sleeping with strangers

April 10, 2014
Popular ‘hospitality exchanges’, such as Couchsurfing, allow travellers to stay with locals around the world — for free. But as any experienced host or surfer will testify, there’s more to this trend than penny-pinching >>
Author series: Robert Twigger

Author series: Robert Twigger

April 09, 2014
Shunning the crowds and cruise ships, the author ventures down the Nile aboard a ‘stealth craft’ — a tiny inflatable beach toy >>
Voluntourism: Every little helps?

Voluntourism: Every little helps?

March 27, 2014
From monitoring reef sharks on a conservation project in the tropics to helping build an African school, voluntourism is an increasingly attractive way to travel. But it’s also a moral minefield. With many volunteer tourism companies motivated chiefly by profit, it can ... >>
Author series: Aminatta Forna

Author series: Aminatta Forna

March 10, 2014
The award-winning author tells us about her fascination with Suffolk’s Shingle Street and the mysteries that surround this coastal hamlet >>
Travel Writing Competition 2014: Winning words

Travel Writing Competition 2014: Winning words

March 07, 2014
This year’s National Geographic Traveller (UK) writing competition — launched in October — saw entrants submitting some truly exotic travel tales. Choosing the finalists was a difficult task but we’ve whittled it down to the very best — here we reveal the prize-winning ... >>
Cover story: 10 of the best new walking trails

Cover story: 10 of the best new walking trails

March 06, 2014
Get closer to your destination and lace up your boots for a trekking trip — relying on a map and negotiating tracks under your own steam is as rewarding as it is healthy. Whether you’re keen to pace the Wales Coast Path, walk in the shadow of Caribbean volcanoes, or tac... >>
Working holidays: Busman's holiday

Working holidays: Busman's holiday

February 26, 2014
Fantasising about escaping the daily grind? From tour leader to teacher, waitress to writer — Brits are booking more working holidays than ever before. And if you’re prepared to muck in, this is your chance to get to grips with a new destination while financing your onw... >>
Running: The Himalayan 100

Running: The Himalayan 100

February 17, 2014
It’s one thing running 100 miles in five days. But what about at altitude in the Himalayas? We sent a 45-year-old runner, mother and writer to find out >>
Author series: Rory MacLean

Author series: Rory MacLean

February 12, 2014
The Canadian author tells us why he fell for Berlin — the city he’s visited repeatedly over four decades — and how it’s influenced his writing career >>
Cover story: Europe's second cities

Cover story: Europe's second cities

February 05, 2014
The likes of Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin dominate the conversation when it comes to Europe’s best-loved cities, but what of the Continent’s rising stars? The lesser-known getaways? The metropolises made popular by no-frills airlines? From Antwerp to Liverpool, Munich... >>
Cycling holidays: A bicycle built for you

Cycling holidays: A bicycle built for you

January 22, 2014
Whether it’s the impact of the Olympics or an increasing emphasis on infrastructure and general fitness, cycling getaways are on the up and in increasingly off-the-beaten-track destinations >>
Snow holidays: playing it cool

Snow holidays: playing it cool

January 06, 2014
Five families hit the snow: skiing Canada’s west coast and the italian dolomites, driving a motorhome through Alaska and snowmobiling across finland. Plus where to slope off to in the UK >>
Cover story: take the family

Cover story: take the family

January 06, 2014
Can’t decide where to go in 2014? To help inspire you, we asked our travel writers where they plan to go this year with their family — as well as finding out where they’ve been in the past year and what they did. From Alaska to North Africa, St Lucia to France, Italy to... >>
Spontaneous travel: The world at your fingertips

Spontaneous travel: The world at your fingertips

December 18, 2013
Organising a trip in advance may soon become a thing of the past, thanks to a new breed of apps that let you plan your travel on the move >>
Author series: Tarquin Hall

Author series: Tarquin Hall

December 16, 2013
A chance encounter in the Indian capital, Dehli, led journalist and novelist Tarquin Hall to a long and meaningful romance with the city >>
National Geographic Traveller (UK), The Collection – Luxury Spas

National Geographic Traveller (UK), The Collection – Luxury Spas

December 12, 2013
National Geographic Traveller (UK) has launched a new addition to the family, National Geographic Traveller, The Collection – Luxury Spas. >>
Indian Ocean 101

Indian Ocean 101

December 04, 2013
101 ways to experience the best of the region, from surfing Madagascar's southern coast and community projects in Sri Lanka to eco retreats and ultra-luxury private island resorts. Here's a taster of our Indian Ocean 101 guide - free with the Jan/Feb 2014 issue. >>
Best in travel 2014

Best in travel 2014

December 04, 2013
What are the top travel tips for 2014? Where should you be looking to travel to? We ask our trusted writers for their hot tips for 2014, where they plan to visit and what they think might have the biggest impact on travel >>
School’s out

School’s out

November 11, 2013
If you’re planning your travels and thinking of taking your child out of school, then think again — you could end up in big trouble, and a few hundred pounds lighter, due to recent changes to government guidelines >>
Photography safari: A view to a kill

Photography safari: A view to a kill

October 24, 2013
Do you know your aperture from your exposure? Are you an amateur photographer with designs on taking professional-quality images? Maybe a photo course in Kenya’s Masai Mara is for you? Read and see the results >>
Author series: Mark Billingham

Author series: Mark Billingham

October 16, 2013
The best-selling crime novelist on his passion for the US city of Sarasota, Florida and how its breathlessly beautiful beaches and his favourite restaurant have found their way into his latest book >>
Caribbean: The perfect 10

Caribbean: The perfect 10

October 07, 2013
The Caribbean is more than just a sun-soaked paradise. Our travel writers pick out the unconventional and the unusually familiar — from pink-sand beaches in Barbuda and Dominica’s volcanic peaks to the jungle-clad Che Guevara trail in Cuba >>
Wild honeymoons: The adventure starts here

Wild honeymoons: The adventure starts here

October 02, 2013
If you find yourself unmoved by the idea of a fly-and-flop honeymoon to the Maldives, take inspiration from a pioneering breed of newlyweds. Their adventures cover everything from horse-riding across Mongolia and scaling the Himalayas to camping at the foot of an active... >>
Author series: Daniel Metcalfe

Author series: Daniel Metcalfe

September 24, 2013
A devastating civil war and the oppressive oil economy have seen Luanda become the world’s most expensive city. Author Daniel Metcalfe found solace in the Angolan capital’s Globo Restaurant >>
Raiding nature's larder

Raiding nature's larder

September 19, 2013
The current foraging trend has foodies everywhere licking their lips — and it’s not just fashionable restaurants getting in on the action. The good news is anyone can hunt for wild food — providing you know your hogweed from your hemlock, and you know where to find it >>
Author series: Steve Boggan

Author series: Steve Boggan

August 22, 2013
The author on his love for Hot Springs, Arkansas and how it burrowed deep in to his psyche during a pretty unique road trip >>
Safari: The secret seven

Safari: The secret seven

August 18, 2013
Seven luxury safaris you probably haven’t heard of — until now. The epic wildlife and landscapes still play a big part, but perhaps not in a way you’d expect. Your safari can revolve around anything from walking or yoga to private jet-setting; from desert treks to learn... >>
Family travel: A window on the world

Family travel: A window on the world

August 15, 2013
Want to capture your kids’ imagination on holiday? Add some movie magic to your itinerary and you could find they look at the world with new perspective when you return >>
The golden age of the train

The golden age of the train

August 08, 2013
This is the golden age of long-distance train travel with Classic rail routes served by some seriously smart trains offering five-star services and new operators making tracks into less explored territories. Enjoy the ride, whether you’re cruising through the deserts of... >>
Weekends for less: The £250 challenge

Weekends for less: The £250 challenge

August 07, 2013
How far can you go with 250 pounds and what can you do when you get there? We asked four travel writers exactly that question, packing them off with a mission to do something ‘interesting’ while sticking to the budget. Find out how they got on in the Netherlands, the Pe... >>
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The Collection - Luxury Spas

Luxury Spas

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National Geographic Traveller - Family

National Geographic Traveller - Family

Family Spring 2014

Our new special issue - 180-pages of great family travel ideas for 2014. Out now.
 

South East Asia

Sri Lanka

South East Asia Supplement

Our free 52 page guide. Available with the May/June 2013 issue. Out now.
 

Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean Supplement

Our free 58 page guide to the Indian Ocean. Introduced by Simon Reeve.
 



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