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NGT (UK) May 2020 issue

LONDON (2 April 2020) — This issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) comes at a difficult time for both travellers and the travel industry. With the world having ground to a halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic, health and wellbeing, rightly, are at the forefront of people’s minds.

However, despite the challenges posed, the desire to travel will remain for many of us. Throughout this period, National Geographic Traveller will continue to offer inspiring content to aspiring travellers and committed globetrotters alike, both in print and online. For armchair travellers, it’s the best place to be.

In the cover story, we reveal some of the greatest natural wonders in Japan — a nation of sacred mountains, steaming onsens and stunning wildlife. Escape its bustling cities and immerse yourself in the island country’s spectacular landscapes.


Destinations: We discover Maya traditions in Guatemala’s Western Highlands, follow in the footsteps of pilgrims in Israel and spend a long weekend in Ticino, Switzerland. Our photo story, meanwhile, follows barley’s journey from grain to whisky in rural Scotland.

Urban stories this issue include Lima, Denver, Amsterdam and Prague.

Smart Traveller: A new series of routes across Wales and Ireland; the coming of the Southern Lights; the renaissance of Irish food; a literary trail through Oxford; and an insider guide to Stuttgart.

Author Series: Matthew Woodward on Siberia.

Travel Geeks: Ask the Experts has advice on wildlife photography courses, how to spot a genuine visa website from the fakes, and exploring the islands of the Stockholm archipelago.

PLUS: The Travel Writing Competition 2020 offers you the chance to be published in the magazine and win a 14-day trip to Vietnam, courtesy of TUI Tours.

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