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May/June 2011

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Cover of May/Jun 2011 issue - National Geographic Traveller (UK)
  • Cover Story: 50 Summer Alternatives — Travel stories from our writers and some of the best alternative summer European breaks, from touring to beaches, activity to adventure, camping and family ideas.
  • Destinations: Adventure America, community spirit in Namibia, on the edge of the west coast of Ireland, Nepal, a lesson in history in Syria, sleep options in Marrakech and cities: Rome, Berlin, and Copenhagen.
  • Real Life: Get back to your roots in Fiji with our author who traces her family history and a personal perspective on teaching abroad.


Inside this issue


Trek the Himalayas

Even the 'hills' of Nepal can be a real challenge Read More»

Travel Talk

How to avoid travel sickness

Life in the clouds can be far from heavenly. Above… Read More»
Warm welcome: Himba woman in Namibia.


People of the Desert

Namibia’s Himba take tourists beyond the usual safari circuit Read More»

United Arab Emirates

Dubai: City of Gold

Look beyond the super malls to see why so many… Read More»


Ireland: The dramatic west

The Irish coastline boasts dramatic scenery and age-old culture Read More»
The Trevi Fountain in the evening.


Eternal City

Explore three neighbourhoods to discover Rome anew Read More»
Tunnel vision: Rich shopping in the Damascus souk. © Michele Falzone/JAI/Corbis


Step in time

Syria has been making travellers feel welcome for centuries Read More»


Like a local: Paris

Get under the skin of Paris, where fine food and… Read More»
Glen Mutel


Social working: Glen Mutel

When you’re travelling, you’ll find personal space is not always… Read More»


Spanish Islands: Many faces

Discover another side to the Balearic and Canary archipelagos Read More»