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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

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»
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»
Rooms, Poolside at Fregate Island Private, Seychelles


Rooms with a view: 5 of the best

Some hotels are so special they’re destinations themselves. Check into… Read More»
Rolling vineyards in Sonoma County, California. Image: Getty


Sonoma County: Cool country cousin

Sonoma County is the shy relative of neighbouring Napa Valley,… Read More»
Yachts moored in Port Hercule, Monaco. Image: Getty


Like a local: Monaco

Thrust into the Hollywood spotlight by Grace Kelly, this small… Read More»


World of pain: David Whitley

It doesn’t matter how well travelled you are — finding… Read More»
St Petersburg roofscape in winter. Image: Daniel Allen


City life: St Petersburg

Peter the Great’s Baltic metropolis remains Russia’s ‘window on the West’… Read More»
Dining area at Eremito. Image: Marco Ravasini


Rooms with a view: Eremito, Italy

Some hotels are so special they’re destinations themselves. Here's one… Read More»
Admiring artwork at Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi. Image: Getty

United Arab Emirates

City life: Abu Dhabi

An intriguing mix of global influences, Abu Dhabi is the… Read More»
Peninsula Paris


Sleep: Paris

Basement spas run by perfume houses, rooftop pools with views… Read More»