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NGT December 2019 issue

LONDON (7 November 2019) — The December issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) embraces no-fly travel. With many of us becoming increasingly conscious of our carbon footprint, this issue offers ideas for adventure that don’t involve taking to the skies.

With Europe’s rail network hitting new heights — bolstered by high-speed connections, spruced-up sleeper journeys and new direct routes — a newfound pride in a slower, older form of transport chimes with the current belief that travel should be as much about the journey as the destination. Find inspiration for road trips, river walks and railway journeys, both here at home and on the Continent.

Plus, free with the magazine, the Cruise guide explores the range of expedition, river and ocean cruises on offer to intrepid sailors. We set off to the Sea of Cortez in Baja California in search of wildlife, capture the Arctic aboard a photography cruise and nominate the best port cities in the world.


Destinations: Uncover the human side of the wild Galápagos Islands; follow the Dordogne river in France’s sleepy south west; and spend a long weekend in Montenegro; and explore the locals and landscapes of Australia’s Great Ocean Road.

Other stories this issue include London, Phnom Penh, Hawaii, Wexford and Moscow.

Smart Traveller: New openings by the river in Bangkok; a taste of Andalucia; the best rooms in Athens; a food tour of Marrakech; a local’s guide to Accra; and a trip to The Gower in Wales.

Author Series: Elisabeth Åsbrink on Denmark.

Travel Geeks: Ask the Experts includes a first-timer’s guide to Goa, supporting local communities in Kenya and winter walking in the UK.

PLUS: Win a seven-night ski trip to Austria.

Also launching in this issue is the Photography Competition 2020, with the chance to win a nine-night trip to Mexico courtesy of National Geographic Journeys.

For a 26-page digital sample of our Nov 2019 issue, visit:

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