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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

Author Series

Notes from an author: Rosamund Lupton

A journey to northern Alaska reveals punishingly cold conditions, where… Read More»
Moxy Milan


Rooms under £100: Milan

Italy’s capital of fashion, finance and design isn’t short on… 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»
fighter's heaven

Travel Talk

Bookshelf: Fighter's Heaven 1974

In 1974, photojournalist Peter Angelo Simon captured Muhammad Ali in… Read More»
Stalking leopard. Image: Getty

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Hide and seek

Situated on opposing sides of the teardrop island of Sri… 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»


Just the tonic: David Whitley

If vintage gin, fine art and palaces don’t do it… 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»
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»
Max the bear at Libearty Bear Sanctuary, Romania. Image: ampbears.ro

Travel Talk

Four of the best: Ethical wildlife attractions

Plenty of wildlife sanctuaries and attractions say they’re rescuing animals… Read More»