The December issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) is out now. The cover story this month focuses on the Caribbean, with a selection of 14 of the most engaging islands, where memorable adventures amid natural wonders await. From climbing the volcanoes of Dominica and snorkelling the pristine reefs of Bonaire to discovering the rums of Martinique and the colourful street art of Curaçao, this is a region that excels in the wild and the unexpected.
National Geographic Traveller also announces the winners of its Travel Writing Competition 2021 this issue — the winner and four runners-up who most impressed our editors are revealed.
The December issue comes with a free Winter Sports guide, featuring 29 adventures in snow, from Europe to Scandinavia, North America and beyond: an expert guide to the pistes and peaks, plus this season’s top resorts, trips, best kit and big interviews.
ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER:
Denmark: Discover stories, seaweed and a smorgasbord of slow-travel tours in the bucolic nation’s eastern islands.
Cyprus: Explore the island’s western fringes — a wild, mythical antidote to the sunkissed resorts of the south.
Bhutan: Amid the peaks of the Himalayas, the Paro Tshechu festival is as soul-stirring as the landscape.
Liverpool: Long shaped by immigration, the city beside the Mersey is no stranger to the tides of change.
Nairobi: Linger longer in the Kenyan capital to discover modern galleries and a buzzing bar scene.
Madeira: Lush flora and thrilling adventures on the volcanic Portuguese isle.
Tasmania: An appreciation for both land and produce runs deep in Australia’s island state.
A look at the culinary hotspots in Moscow’s first ever Michelin guide; the best midwinter festivals across the UK; Bologna’s trail of architectural treasures; a family surfing trip to Cornwall; the best hotel options in Galway; a taste of the Basque Country with José Pizarro; what not to miss in Salvador, Brazil; a guide to Arundel in West Sussex; and the best kit for an Arctic adventure.
Notes from an author: Tharik Hussain on the western Balkans.
Meet the adventurer: Expeditionist Lucy Shepherd.
Ask the Experts has advice on where to head for a wild, outdoor trip to Canada; options for winter mountain biking in the UK; where to stay in a windmill in Norfolk; and whether you need a special type of face mask to travel on a plane. Meanwhile, the infographic charts Christmas celebrations across the world, and Hot Topic looks at the viability of zero-emission flights.
PLUS: Win a five-night stay for two at Quinta do Lago in Portugal. nationalgeographic.co.uk/competitions
For a 26-page digital sample of our December 2021 issue, visit: magazine.natgeotraveller.co.uk/dec21
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