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April 2016

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  • Cover Story: In this month’s cover story we reveal Italy’s hidden cultural treasures. From a secret, art-laden corridor in the Uffizi Gallery to the necropolis under St Peter’s Basilica, these are the places that may have escaped your attention.
  • Destinations: We also meet the curious creatures of Costa Rica on a road and river tour; head to Royal Belum State Park in Malaysia’s far north; reveal the sobering tale of Krakow’s Jewish community; and explore the colourful carnivals and quaint dockyards in Antigua and Barbuda.

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The winners and runners-up in this year’s National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2016.

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Inside this issue

Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon. Image: Alamy


Food: Lisbon

From cheap and cheerful to refined, Portugal’s capital is a… Read More»
Levison Wood in the Himalayas. Image: Tom McShane

Author Series

Notes from an author: Levison Wood

Levison Wood first captured the public’s imagination when he became… Read More»
Quetzal perched on the branch of an aguacatillo tree. Image: Getty

Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Flight of fancy

A road and river trip through Costa Rica reveals a… Read More»
Ball & Chain, Miami. Image: Kris Davidson


Like a local: Miami

While it remains as brash, boisterous and bling-encrusted as ever,… Read More»
Federation Square, Melbourne. Image: Robin Riddell


Eat: Melbourne

Known for its quality of life, Melbourne is just as… Read More»
Bernina Express passing through the ski snowy woods around Filisur, Canton of Grisons, Switzerland. Image: Getty


All aboard the ski train

Most skiers fly to the Alps nowadays. But, door-to-door, the… Read More»

Travel Talk

Best of the travel blogs: April 2016

Read excerpts from our three favourite blogs this month, and… Read More»
Antigua. Image: Getty

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda: Sands of time

A distinctly English vibe and rich naval history belies Antigua’s… Read More»
Museums of Tomorrow. Image: Cesar Barreto

Travel Talk

Top 5: New museums

Go gaga for these new galleries, set in buildings as… Read More»


Smug & smugger: David Whitley

Travelling as a couple can be a wondrous thing —… Read More»