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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

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»
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Travel Talk

Best of the travel blogs: July 2016

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

Travel Talk

The (not so) rough guide to the Deep South

How to make the most of a trip to the… Read More»


World of pain: David Whitley

It doesn’t matter how well travelled you are — finding… 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»
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»
Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds. Image: Getty

United Kingdom

Cotswolds: The honeyed stone heart of England

The golden-stone villages, idyllic communities and spectacular landscapes — not… Read More»
Tokyo Station Hotel


Rooms under £500: Tokyo

Where to bed down in ultra-modern skyscraper style and comfort… Read More»
Yoga break. Image: Sam Lewis


Yoga breaks: Getaways with gurus

If you think yoga postures can be demanding, the terminology… Read More»