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In photos: a series of chance encounters

From desert dunes in Sudan to architectural treasures in Tibet.

The alternative guide to a great British summer

Escape the hordes of holiday-goers and explore Britain's lesser-trodden parts.

Which countries are open to vaccinated travellers?

A handful of countries are opening their doors to tourists who have received both doses.

An ode to campervanning

It's the perfect antidote to months spent cooped up inside.

Discovering unparalleled natural beauty: an Icelandic winter saga

A quest to photograph Iceland's ever-changing natural landscape.

Species in the Spotlight: nature’s walking artichoke

A metre-long ant-eating pinecone?

Uncovering Kyrgyzstan: the land of myths and mountains

Exploring the country's cultural heritage, from Silk Road monuments to deeply ingrained nomadic traditions.

Worldly Appetites: St Helenian plo

Savour the tastes of St Helena with this recipe for the South Atlantic island's classic comfort food.

Getting a South African visa for American citizens

Those of you eager to travel to South Africa can take advantage of the online visa service.

Armchair adventures: the best virtual travel experiences

Explore the world with just a click of a button.

8 of the best YouTube travel channels

Get ready to be whisked away on a virtual adventure.

Short tales on long trips: an unexpected reunion

Friends reunited!

Mediterranean beauty: dive into Cannes’ newest art installation

Jason deCaires Taylor’s latest underwater art installation celebrates the sea’s fragile ecosystems.

All aboard: the most beautiful railway journeys in Scotland

It's hard to know what to leave out as no Scottish rail line is boring. But it's easy to know where to start.

Deserting paradise: the effect of Covid on tourism in Malawi

To Westerners, it may seem as if life in Malawi hasn’t changed much during the pandemic.

When cheap French wine inspired literary genius

In the south of France, wine became my teacher, cheerleader and friend.

The extraordinary endemic wildlife of the Galápagos Islands

From the majestic giant tortoise to the curious-looking red-lipped batfish.

Avian attractions: the best birdwatching spots in Britain

Does the sound of birdsong or the flap of wings overhead have you craning you neck up towards the heavens?

Monasteries, mountains and magnificent architecture: the best of Bulgaria

What not to miss on a visit to this culturally rich country.

A land of untouched remoteness: exploring the Gobi Desert

Welcome to the world's most northerly desert.

Not quite UNESCO: 12 breathtaking sites that should be on the World Heritage List

Can you believe they’re not already on the list?

10 of the best travel podcasts

Join the world’s greatest adventurers and travel to the furthest corners of the globe (virtually, of course)

Brighten up your day with the world’s most colourful places

Sit back and enjoy this kaleidoscope of colours.

Getting a UK electronic visa waiver

Vital essentials about the requirements

Plunged into darkness: experiencing the polar night in the Arctic Circle

It is, quite simply, magical.

Appreciation for nature: Harry Randell

"Growing up on a farm has helped me appreciate the work people do in the less urban areas of the vastly different landscapes of southern Africa."

A postcard from Valletta

Lilly Graves takes a self-guided tour of Valletta's churches, with not a tourist in sight.

14 travel shows to help you escape your sofa

From African lakes to the coastlines of Cornwall, these TV shows will help to ease your travel cravings.

The world’s most impressive geological features

Marble caves, salt lakes and rainbow mountains.

Yarsagumba: the magical Himalayan caterpillar-fungus

With its magical medicinal properties, this unique creature is a lifeline for communities in Tibet and Nepal.

Glaciers, ice caves and an infamous volcano: a winter adventure in south Iceland

Wild, remote and savage – Iceland truly is the land of the unexpected.

A musical tour of Latin America

Huw Hennessy shares some of his favourite tracks from across the Americas.

Introducing Lake Natron: Tanzania’s blood red phenomenon

Seemingly inhospitable by all accounts, except for the few million flamingos that flock to its waters every year. Intrigued?

Welcome to Bulgaria: a land of magnificent monasteries

While some are a carnival of colour, others are characterised by a serene tranquillity.

In photos: a Tanzanian adventure

Exploring one of Africa's most beautiful countries – without the tourists.

Tip-top travel deals for 2021 and beyond

Time to get planning!

Recipe of the Week: Gilly Robinson’s yule log

As festive as it is delicious, Gilly Robinson's chocolate Yule log is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

Bizarre buildings: the otherworldly architecture of Nur-Sultan

The Kazakh capital is packed with architectural delights.

Five reasons to visit North Macedonia

North Macedonia might not necessarily be on your list of European destinations to visit, but it certainly should be.

Personal space: The future of travel tech

The editor of National Geographic Traveller UK shares his thoughts on the role of technology in the future of travel.

One step beyond: the world’s most impressive lesser-known mountains

How many of these have you climbed?

A message to our readers: thank you!

The task of rising to the challenge of this year has been made easier by the wave of support that has washed over us.