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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

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»
River Oder at sunrise, Brandenburg. Image: Getty


Brandenburg: Beyond the Bridge of Spies

The state of Brandenburg is a bucolic slice of the… Read More»
Performance at Cabaret Voltaire. Image: Cabaret Voltaire

Travel Talk

Don't miss: Dada 100, Zurich

Switzerland’s spick and span capital celebrates its anarchic past with… Read More»
Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum. Image: Spanish Tourism Board


Food: Basque Country

World-acclaimed chef Eneko Atxa reveals the best of Basque cuisine… Read More»
Jogging down Lombard Street in early morning, San Francisco. Image: Kris Davidson


City life: San Francisco

A gold-rush town that quickly grew into a hippie icon,… 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»
Dolphin. Image: iStock

Travel Talk

The burning issue: Are wildlife attractions ethical?

A recent World Animal Protection report detailed concerns related to… 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»
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»
The Dan Tel Aviv


Sleep: Tel Aviv

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