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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


United Arab Emirates

Dubai: City of Gold

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

Travel Talk

Insurance Payouts

Should your airline or travel agent cancel your trip, your… Read More»
Hot property: Exclusive Riad Vanessa makes the perfect urban escape.


Sleep: Marrakech

In Marrakech, the retreats are as colourful as its souks Read More»
Warm welcome: Himba woman in Namibia.


People of the Desert

Namibia’s Himba take tourists beyond the usual safari circuit Read More»
The Trevi Fountain in the evening.


Eternal City

Explore three neighbourhoods to discover Rome anew Read More»
Glen Mutel


Social working: Glen Mutel

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

Travel Talk

ATOL Protection

It’s one of the many logos you’ll see stamped over… Read More»
Image: Susy Mezzanotte/SIME


Copenhagen: One Great Dane

Copenhagen is an exciting mix of contrastingly cool neighbourhoods 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»


Trek the Himalayas

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