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National Geographic Traveller (UK) Jul/Aug 2012
Now available with a free Luxury Guide

LONDON (11 June 2012) — The tenth issue of the 180-page National Geographic Traveller (UK) Jul/Aug 2012 issue has hit the newsstands, including a wildlife adventure special and Luxury 101, a free 68-page luxury travel guide.


Cover Story: Animal magic — There’s nothing more weird and wonderful than Mother Nature’s creatures. Follow the seemingly impossible tracks of Bigfoot and the elusive Bengal tiger, sling a ride on a husky sled in Greenland, and tour the wetlands of Argentina in search of black caiman and pythons, as we take you on an unforgettable tour of the unfamiliar, the terrifying and the beautiful.


Luxury 101: Our free 68-page luxury guide takes you on a whirlwind tour of 101 of the world’s most opulent and exciting destinations and experiences. Everything from eco retreats and barefoot luxury to expeditions, restaurants, spas, safaris and more…


Destinations: An authentic slice of Caribbean life in St Vincent & The Grenadines; the remote, mysterious Easter Island; a two-wheeled journey through Catalonia; take a long weekend in the Azores; and the majestic beauty of Antarctica. Finally, take a pictorial tour of Chengde’s spectacular summer palace.

Cities: Take it slow and discover Paris like a local; and Washington’s cinematic appeal.

Smart Traveller: Live like a local in East London, Piemonte’s Slow Food movement and discover our recommendations for Berlin hotels.
Interview: Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks about his fear of spiders, his frostbitten fingers and being the world’s greatest living explorer.
Author series: Paul Carr, author of The Upgrade, tells us why he fell for Sin City (Las Vegas).

Travel Talk: Ask the experts about your travel dilemmas: planning a road trip across to the American South; the best way to buy your foreign currency; and coach travel to Europe.

Real Life: The charity challenge — fancy tackling Kilimanjaro or Everest? And babymoons — the latest trend for expectant parents.
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National Geographic Traveller (UK) has a cover price of GBP £3.85, via subscription and on newsstands. For 2012 there will be seven issues (single issues for Sept and Oct) moving to an eight-issue frequency into 2013. Visit for more information.

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by Absolute Publishing Ltd (APL), from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives, all focused on the brand’s theme “All Travel, All the Time.”

National Geographic Traveler (USA) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, created in 1984. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel and stresses inquisitive, not acquisitive, trips. It employs storytelling and outstanding photography to inspire readers to pick up and go, eschewing fashion and fluff in favour of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organisations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 33 local-language editions, is read by more than 40 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 370 million households in 34 languages in 168 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 15 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,600 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy. For more information, visit


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