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National Geographic Traveller - Jul/Aug 2016 issue
  • Cover Story: We’re splashing out this issue, and our ‘luxury’ cover story reveals the hotels that are redefining the high-end experience — the world’s finest rooms with a view.
  • Destinations: We also head to California’s Sonoma County, discover Madagascar’s botanical oddities, spend a long weekend on Capri, feast on the food of Stellenbosch and get to know the charming Cotswolds. Our picture story, meanwhile, captures the natural larder of New Zealand’s South Island.

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Inside this issue

Peninsula Paris


Sleep: Paris

Basement spas run by perfume houses, rooftop pools with views… Read More»
Three charity hikers look out at Mount Kilimanjaro from the rocky ridge of Mount Meru. Image: Getty


Charity challenges: A cause for adventure

Would you sign up for an epic journey to raise… Read More»
Yoga break. Image: Sam Lewis


Yoga breaks: Getaways with gurus

If you think yoga postures can be demanding, the terminology… Read More»
budgettraveller.org, travel blogs

Travel Talk

Best of the travel blogs: July 2016

Read excerpts from our three favourite blogs this month, and… Read More»
Muckross lake, Killarney National Park, Ireland. Image: Getty

Travel Talk

Don't miss: Belmond Grand Hibernian

All aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian — a brand new… Read More»

Author Series

Notes from an author: Stephen Moss

Difficulties of surviving on this harsh Hebridean island saw the… Read More»
Balloon trips over Namib Desert, Namibia. Image: Getty

Travel Talk

Top 5: Balloon trips

Travellers are basket cases for gas-powered flights over the world’s… Read More»
Soi Rommanee, Phuket Old Town. Image: Getty


Top 4: A taste of Thailand

Thailand is a nation crammed with exotic-yet-accessible experiences, from elephant… Read More»
Baobab trees in Sisal plantation, Madagascar. Image: Emma Gregg


Madagascar: A world apart

Madagascar’s otherworldly spiny forest is home to natural curios found… Read More»
The Mapmakers

Travel Talk

Bookshelf: The Mapmakers

Splurge on this lavish new, cloth-bound, illustrated edition of The… Read More»