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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

Yoga break. Image: Sam Lewis


Yoga breaks: Getaways with gurus

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

Author Series

Notes from an author: Stephen Moss

Difficulties of surviving on this harsh Hebridean island saw the… 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»
Blanket Bay gates. Image: Blanket Bay


Rooms with a view: Blanket Bay, New Zealand

Some hotels are so special they’re destinations themselves. Here's one… Read More»


World of pain: David Whitley

It doesn’t matter how well travelled you are — finding… Read More»
Pool, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas. Image: Belmond


Rooms with a view: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Brazil

Some hotels are so special they’re destinations themselves. Here's one… 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»
Travel bookings in Krabi, Thailand. Image: Getty

Travel Talk

Tell it like it is: Travel booking platforms go ‘eBay’

Get the lowdown on a new generation of web marketplaces… Read More»