The September 2018 issue
Beyond the sights of Barcelona, the locals take centre stage in the September 2018 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK). From music promoters to museum curators, the issue paints an intimate portrait of one of the world’s most dynamic cities.
This issue also comes with a free 84-page Adventure guide AND the second issue of the 132-page National Geographic Traveller Food which selects 25 of the world’s best food and drink festivals, from homegrown affairs to celebrations of ingredients as diverse as oysters and octopus, chestnuts and chocolate, in destinations as far flung as Brazil, Barbados, Japan and Canada.
Destinations: We go leopard-spotting in Zambia; discover Aspen’s summery, hippy side; and spend a long weekend in Orkney. And our photo story highlights the traditions of Luang Prabang in Laos.
Cities: Our urban highlights this issue include Dublin, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro and Leipzig.
Smart Traveller: The new James Bond museum high in the Alps; a high-speed rail line in Morocco; experiential book stores; the best rooms in Boston; East London’s arty scene; a street art tour of Valparaiso; and a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon.
Author Series: Michelle Jana Chan on Guyana, the setting of her debut novel.
Travel Geeks: Ask the Experts includes peer-to-peer currency exchange platforms, tips about affordable places to stay in Paris with kids, plus recommendations for a Californian road trip.
PLUS: Win a four-night trip to Tallinn, Estonia. natgeotraveller.co.uk/competitions
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