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National Geographic Traveller - May 2016 issue
  • Cover Story: In this month’s cover story we meet Australia’s motley crew of characters — from outback landlords to hot air balloonists — and discover what makes them some of the world’s most fascinating locals.
  • Destinations: We also explore unspoilt lowland jungle in Sri Lanka’s national parks, head to Bolivia’s salt lakes and silver mountains in Southern Altiplano and step back in time in Germany’s Brandenburg. Other highlights include a foodie tour of St Lucia, the brooding hinterland of England’s Lake District and crossing the world’s hottest desert in Iran.

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Free Bern Guide

Pick up a copy of the May 2016 issue for your free Bern guide. We’ve picked out the best of one of Europe’s most varied and strikingly beautiful regions, including trekking the Alps, cruising the lakes and following in Einsteins footsteps in the Swiss capital.


Bern Guide 2016


Inside this issue

Stallholder selling mangoes, Castries Market, St Lucia

St Lucia

Eat: St Lucia

A foodie tour of the verdant Caribbean island offers an… Read More»
View from Perlan restaurant at Nautholsvik. Image: Slawek Kozdras


Like a local: Reykjavik

A tiny capital city with an otherworldly feel, Reykjavik is… Read More»
Dolphin. Image: iStock

Travel Talk

The burning issue: Are wildlife attractions ethical?

A recent World Animal Protection report detailed concerns related to… Read More»
Lake Windermere, Lake District. Image: Chris Copeland

United Kingdom

Long weekend: Lake District

Its popularity owes much to the writings of its famous… Read More»
Tibet landscape. Image: Getty


Empty nesters: life begins at 50

Inspired by their children’s gap years, young-at-heart empty nesters are… Read More»
Church of St Lorenzo in Soglio val Bregaglia, EU referendum. Image: swiss-image.ch

Travel Talk

Ask the experts: The EU referendum

Our travel expert gives advice on the possible impact of… Read More»
Llamas, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. Image: Phil Clarke-Hill


Bolivia: Reflected glory

With a history shaped by silver, the Incas and the… Read More»
nelsoncarvalheiro.com, travel blogs

Travel Talk

Best of the travel blogs: May 2016

Read excerpts from our three favourite blogs this month, and… Read More»
The view of the Hawkesbury River, Brisk Bay and Patonga Beach. Image: Getty


Australia: Short stories from a big country

A vast dramatic landscape with an equally dramatic history, Australia… Read More»
The Dan Tel Aviv


Sleep: Tel Aviv

A 24-hour, cosmopolitan beach city, Tel Aviv’s hotel scene ranges… Read More»