Spirited quests, a wacky alcohol-deficit theory and loads of dipso humour—team NGTI handpick their favourite booze-fuelled pop culture picks that will knock your socks off.
Some explored Salzburg’s historic centres and grand palaces in Seville on foot, others hiked their way to challenging heights in Bhutan or Meghalaya. Here’s a list of our readers’ favourite walks and hikes from across the world.
On your next visit to the city, let its understated corners rise to the occasion. Here's how. | By Alicia Erickson
On her return to Colombia, a writer's journey is enveloped in the magical realism of Cartagena, taking her to Andean volcanoes, and eventually, the Amazon. | By Pooja Choksi
In our latest pop culture list, discover chilling stories in the French and the Cornish rivieras, thickening plots in the American south, and gripping procedurals in midnight-sun Norway and dreary rural Korea.
National Geographic Explorer Malaika Vaz went on a thrilling adventure off the coast of the Fuvahmulah Island, where the tiger shark reigns supreme
National Geographic Explorer Malaika Vaz brushed past sharks, corals and stoic turtles on our first-ever underwater expedition using 8K video snap.
Folk songs in Madhya Pradesh, local tunes in Tamil Nadu, and jazz music in Germany—our readers chime in about their favourite tunes from their travels this World Music Day.
Step inside the alien world of Pandora, study wizardry at Hogwarts, or hop aboard the TARDIS and travel through time—our pop culture list of films and books open doorways to otherworldly landscapes.
Jungle picnics, intimate cultural experiences and wildlife spotting await at the foothills of the Aravallis in Southern Rajasthan.
Be it journeying with tiny toddlers or embarking solo for some quality "me time"—travelling as a mom brings with it its fair share of adventures. Our readers share their experiences on Mother’s Day.
Feast your eyes on glorious Renaissance art in 14th and 15th-century Italy, and travel to Kenya, the Carribean and the U.K. with the Royal Family—our pop culture list of books and films are a celebration of the past.
A love triangle brews in the backdrop of Barcelona's Gaudí splendors, teenagers carpe diem through Chicago's sunny haunts, and vacation romances are fleeting and fun—team NGTI handpicks tales of summer.
The state serves up a delightful array of wedding destinations amid rolling sand dunes
Trace the country’s northern coast all the way from San Sebastian in the east to Santiago de Compostela in the west
The bucket list of must-visit places is set to be revised after watching this film. | In partnership With : Make My Trip
Thousands are set to undertake this age-old pilgrimage through the most stunning landscapes of the Iberian country
Montserrat acknowledges its Irish influence while honouring the enslaved people who rebelled against it. | By Rebecca Toy
National Geographic Explorer Prasenjeet Yadav set out to capture the first-ever covershot generated using the 8K Video Snap feature
A National Geographic photographer and a wildlife biologist embark on an unforgettable quest for the remote mountain tops of the Western Ghats to #UncoverTheEpic with the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
Whether it is naturalist David Attenborough's documentary with an appeal to save the planet or an unlikely tale of friendship between an orca whale and a young boy, our list of handpicked films on wildlife will connect you with nature from the comfort of your home.
On International Women’s Day, our female solo travellers share their tales filled with equal parts thrill, bravado and solitude.
It’s more effective than traditional carbon offsets, so airlines and travellers are starting to get on board. | By Chloe Berge
A week in the central Pyrenees, tucked away in the southwest corner of France’s Occitania region, reveals a pastoral life little changed in centuries. | By Adrian Phillips
For centuries, perfumers in Kannauj have worked their alchemy to create “liquid gold.” | By Rachna Sachasinh
These new and upcoming museums are set to feed your curiosity for the months ahead. | By Connor McGovern
Germany has more distilleries than Scotland and longtime ties to American bourbon. | By Mike MacEacheran
One of Africa’s cleanest cities brews with organic coffee shops and kaleidoscopic markets, surrounded by a romantic hillside. | By Alicia Erickson
From tiny tarsiers to testy tamaraws, the Philippines is full of unique and fantastic creatures. | By Jason Bittel
The city-state’s vibrant hawker centres serve up Malay noodles, Indian curry puffs, and a feast of cultural history. | By Rachel Ng
From Lazio’s archaeological sites, a road trip in Puglia and best aperitivo spots in Turin and Trieste, we bring you the lowdown on the lesser-known of the country. | By Julia Buckley
Japanese-Peruvian dishes, slow-cooked rabbit and pistachio mousse are all on offer in the Greek capital. | By Carolina Doriti
Despite new federal mask mandates, pandemic safety measures lack enforcement, leaving the health of flight attendants and passengers up in the air. | By Johanna Read
Porches, courtyards, and ‘neutral grounds’ uphold the city’s sociability in a time of social distancing. | By Andrew Nelson
This Republic Day, travel to the nooks and crannies of India with Make My Trip. | In Partnership With: Make My Trip
Fate bringing lovers together in a New York swaddled in snow, an explorer's tale of survival in the frosty American West and a motely crew of eight holed up against a blizzard in Wyoming—team NGTI handpick extraordinary tales set in the backdrop of a wintry landscape.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park offers adventure, striking geology, and no-fuss encounters with nature. | By Sarah Keller
The city that straddles Europe and Asia has found its stride and is at last gaining recognition for its creative take on traditional Turkish cuisine. | By Paul Osterlund
From dipping your toes in the showstopping bay of Anse Source d’Argent to exploring the storied capital of Zanzibar, the Indian Ocean offers an expansive catalogue of exotic flavours and eco-hideaways. | By Emma Gregg
Finding struggle and resilience on a road trip through the Mississippi Delta, birthplace of the blues. | By Wright Thompson
Struggling with pandemic shutdowns and lost revenue, galleries respond with innovative exhibits, online programmes, and safety protocols. | By Christine Spolar
COVID-19 jabs will eventually help tourism start again, but expect a trip full of immunity passports, mouthwash tests, and wary travellers. | By Johanna Read
Asphalt paves the intersection of ecotourism and development at a famed Himalayan trekking hub. | By Michael Shapiro
2021 brings with a renewed sense of hope. But what does the new strain of the virus mean to the rest of the world?
In a cataclysmic year, we took comfort in these travel accounts bursting with mischief, adventure, joy and hope.
2020 has been year where travel has come to a halt, and through these stories of tracing the pandemic and vicarious travel, our readers found solace.
A Nat Geo pro gives tips on using your smartphone or tablet to solve common photography problems. | By Rebecca Hale
Go tiger-spotting in Madhya Pradesh's Panna National Park or bask in a day of birding in Delhi, but be aware and ethical along the wild paths you walk.
Whether in a caravan or your own vehicle, it doesn't get safer than travelling within a bubble in a pandemic.
Make the most of the year of the remote office and work in cabins overlooking snowy Himalayas, Coorg's coffee plantations, or thundering waterfalls in Kerala.
Boost the local economy by surfing in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, meeting Chhau mask artists in West Bengal, and living like the Angamis in Nagaland.
Stay at Chettinad's old mansions, camp near Bengaluru, and cycle deep into the folds of the Sahyadris, Pondy, or Goa.
Rejuvenate by losing yourself in misty Himalayan valleys in Uttarakhand or majestic views of the Kanchenjunga in Deolo.
From pork chops by chapels in Goa and highway restaurants across Maharashtra to hearty feasts in Tamil Nadu—eat your way through regional fares across the country.
Trek the Western Ghats or set up base in the Meghalayan village of Rongmesek—slow travel your way through the country to see it like never before.
This year tread kindly by trekking along the Western Ghats, feasting local in Coimbatore, and setting up your home-office in the Himalayas.
Team NGT cherry-picks TV shows, movies and books that took them on second-hand sojourns across the world even as the world shut down.
From roving through the many villages in Himachal, supporting local artisans in Karnataka and cycling through the Indian countryside—our readers reveal their travel resolutions for the year 2021.
A national marine park protects wildlife and now offers tours of “the Parthenon of shipwrecks” off the island of Alonissos. | By Maria Atmatzidou
COVID-19 is surging, but with their economies imperiled, some nations are welcoming travellers again. | By Bruce Wallin
With a vaccine on the horizon, a pandemic-riddled world holds on to hope. But medical experts predict a deadlier second wave of the virus.
In the British capital, a street can have many names—and surprises—if it’s been around for almost 2,000 years. | By Ellen Himelfarb
Ice melt and a new cableway are reshaping the Eiger experience. | By Mike MacEacheran
National Geographic’s expert photo engineer shares his picks for capturing your next great journey, whether it’s abroad or in your backyard. | By Tom O'Brien
Our list of films take you on a tour of multiple destinations: James Bond's secret missions around the world, a grand American road trip and European highlights in Bollywood hits.
Explore wild beautiful places ranging from the Jurassic Park-like Cerrado in Brazil, to a national park in Isle Royale, Michigan.
25 amazing places to inspire future journeys and remind us why we love to travel.
Be it a visit to Denver, which aims to achieve 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2030, the multiple national parks in Africa's Gabon or the German university town of Freiburg with its green practices—these destinations offer important lessons around sustainable travel.
From discovering traditional Chinese shanshui in Tonglu, lessons in jazz and local legends in Spain's Vitoria-Gasteiz and archeological delights in Koreas's Gyeongju—embark on a cultural and historical ride through the world.
See brown bears in remote Katmai National Park, Alaska or hike a kingdom of electric-blue ice in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina—these destinations offer breathtaking views with a shot of adrenaline.
Reach for the stars at Florida’s Space Coast, stroll the world’s longest seafront walking trail on the England Coast Path, or find the real-life idyll beneath the fantastic facade of Transylvania, Romania—the joys of planning a family holiday are aplenty.
These skippers are aiming to make record time in pro sailing’s most challenging solo round-the-world race. | By Mary Winston Nicklin
From the Ganges illuminated by the light of a million diyas to escaping to the quieter climes of Himachal Pradesh—our readers reveal their favourite destinations to visit in the country during the bustling festival season.
Featuring its largest display of flowers to date, the iconic flower garden is debuting a slew of new attractions. Powered by: Dubai Tourism
Famed for its eponymous wings, New York State’s second-biggest city is finding a new audience for its home-spun fast food. | By Neil Davey
How is the world is adapting to new norms amidst a pandemic? We issue the latest COVID-19 updates for travellers to track.
With arrivals down 70 per cent, the nation plots its post-pandemic future with a focus on sustainable tourism. | By Fahrinisa Campana
Work trips are down by more than 90 per cent. And it’s affecting everything from when and where we travel to how long we stay. | By Bruce Wallin
The prettiest streets in Edinburgh are closed to motorised traffic. Is a pedestrian future afoot here and in other UNESCO sites? | By Bhakti Mathew
What will travel look like in the future? We asked the experts. | By Steve Brock
A landscape of cave churches, ancient sites and hot air balloon-filled skies, the central Turkish region of Cappadocia is best explored via a wealth of hiking routes and adventure activities. By | Paul Bloomfield
Travel is a gift that keeps giving and for our 100th issue special, we asked diverse travellers to share 100 experiences that best exemplify their reason for being wayfarers.
Travel can lead to chance encounters: whether it is in the Amazonian rainforest in Bolivia or at a hostel in Guatemala.
A shoot out in Salvador, hiking a volcano in Ethiopia, and hopping on to a last-minute cruise to Antarctica—travel can get your adrenaline soaring.
Simple pleasures of travel include chasing dwarves in Wroclaw to lazing in London's St. James Park, for sometimes the best things in life are free.
Travelling to fulfill lifelong pursuits isn't unheard of: whether it's a childhood dream to trail across the former Soviet Union or turning 30 in front of a favourite van Gogh painting in Amsterdam.
Travel is also decadent, and these experiences range from a stay at a 58,000-acre conservancy in Kenya to Monaco's glamorous Grand Prix.
What is travel without food? From sampling decadent cakes and pastries in Budapest to hunting down the best briskets in Texas—a full stomach makes for a happy traveller.
A two-day hike in Petra, an after-hours tour of The Colosseum, and a 450-year-old naturally preserved mummy in Spiti Valley—some destinations tell stories as old as time itself.
Whether it is a motorbike trail to India's southernmost tip or a scenic drive to France's Loire Valley, the charms of the road are not lost upon travellers.
Family trips are special, whether you're hunting for fossils in Dorset or attending spiritual festivals in Bali.
Travel can often lead to transformative experiences: from living in a picturesque nunnery in Tibet to spiritual encounters in Lalibela.
From migrant workers giving up their train seat to a solo woman traveller, to a mother-son duo offering a car ride and heartwarming stories to strangers in Texas—a little compassion on the road goes a long way.
Coming face-to-face with the silverback in Uganda, spotting petroglyphs in Azerbaijan, and kayaking through a rainforest in Cambodia—some places are best experienced at their rawest.
From scaling mountain highs in Japan to cave swimming in Indonesia—the best kind of travel often begins outside the comfort zone.
Travel is often a journey within—and these entries range from healing broken hearts to newlyweds on their first trip together.
Learn to take better photos, speak Japanese, or be a volunteer scientist with classes, apps, and activities that’ll help you get road ready. | By Vicky Hallett
Racist cults, killer sharks, and gruesome, psychedelic-fueled rituals await you, if you dare, in our list of films and books on the flipside of travel.
The pandemic is far from over, but the world is adapting to new norms. We issue updates for travellers to track.
As the pandemic drags on, remote workers see unexpected opportunities to become digital nomads. | By Jackie Snow
Winding roads from Delhi to Chitkul, stretches of green between Chennai and Goa, and the hairpin bends between Leh and Pangong Lake—our readers reveal memorable road trips across India.
From slick city restaurants pioneering modern cuisine to remote rainforest treks, we bring you the best of this South American country. | By Nicola Trup & Ben Lerwillv
Avail of exclusive deals on dining and accommodation on your post-pandemic staycation with Marriott Bonvoy.
From Ireland’s Blarney Stone to Seattle’s Gum Wall, some “germy” attractions face a unique COVID-19 tourism challenge. | By Zoe Baillargeon
At the end of a three-week campaign, read on to find out Indian travellers’ most cherished Thai destinations and experiences. In Partnership With: Tourism Authority of Thailand
National Geographic Explorer Deepti Asthana encountered mysterious caves, glorious waterfalls and much more on her Meghalayan adventure.
As the pandemic continues to cripple part of the world, there are countries also reopening. We issue updates for travellers to track.
The initiative aims to boost India’s domestic tourism and hospitality industries through a novel ‘book now, travel anytime when safe' approach.
Sibling scuffle in Kerala's island village, romance in the backdrop of Varanasi and Texas's sleepy town wide awake with mysteries—team NGTI handpick extraordinary tales based in ordinary towns.
You can build quite a bucket list by seeing Earth from 402 kilometres away. Just ask astronaut Randy Bresnik. | By Caitlin Etherton
From the edgy bars cropping up along the regenerated riverfront to the historic monuments of the former Jewish Quarter, getting off the beaten track reveals another side to the Czech capital. | By David Whitley
With exclusive benefits on dining and accommodation, Marriott International brings you exquisite family holiday experiences where you can earn up to 5000* bonus Marriott Bonvoy loyalty points and enjoy upgrade to a higher room category.
The HP ENVY 15 can bring ideas alive anytime, anywhere. Powered by: HP
High-tech filters and low-tech masks: How technology and personal responsibility might make flying safer than you think. | By Johanna Read
Vote for your favourite destinations and experiences from your time in Thailand, and win a Thai getaway. In Partnership With: Tourism Authority of Thailand
National Geographic Explorer Sandesh Kadur gets close with the endemic wildlife of Karnataka’s dense jungles.
Swaying bridges in Rishikesh, baul-city neighbourhoods in West Bengal, aquamarine waterfalls in Meghalaya and natural vistas in Maharashtra—we’ve compiled a list of our readers’ favourite rainy-day haunts.
This revolution in movement is good for you—and the world. | By Eric Weiner
A deep dive into the untracked wilderness of India’s sunshine state.
Planes and airports are deploying futuristic emerging technology in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. | By Jackie Snow
Team NGTI cherry-picks vibrant movies which best showcase social commentary, race and desi culture.
While researchers say travel does affect the brain’s neural pathways, true empathy remains an elusive destination. | By Ruth Terry
Whether you’re a dough addict or a dabbler, bread at its best is true pleasure. From challah to injera, here are 11 reasons to fall back in love with loaves. By | Rebecca Seal, Carolyn Boyd & Joel Porter
Considering a vacation during a pandemic? Medical pros lay out the best practices at restaurants, hotels, and public bathrooms. | By Johanna Read
How to see Komodo dragons in the Indonesian wilds or at a North American zoo. By | Jason Bittel
Bhopal's hammam that houses secret scrub recipes, Rajasthan's lake that served as a seaplane base in World War II, Andaman Islands' waters that offer chance sightings of dugongs—we've compiled a collage of hidden gems from the hometowns of our readers.
Mysteries, deadly storms, and tales of unbeatable spirit—our list of films and books on the world’s highest peak retrace expeditions of a lifetime.
A traveller embraces meditative sights and heights on her hike to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. | By Alicia Erickson
As the pandemic continues to cripple the world, we issue updates for travellers to track.
Summertime traditions feature the head-turning “vinok,” a classic accessory for weddings and festivals. | By Eve Conant
Talismans of good fortune—Japanese waving cats, Egyptian scarabs—serve as meaningful souvenirs and symbols of hope in hard times. | By Eve Conant
Wake Up Sid to Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Team NGTI cherry-picks movies and books on the city of dreams.
Blame evolution for our compulsion to socialise even with the risk of COVID-19 | By Rebecca Renner
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies rooted in travel and the LGBTQ+ community.
The pandemic has brought the world’s most dedicated globetrotters to a screeching halt. | By Bruce Wallin
As ‘Uncharted’ returns, the celeb chef chats pepper hunting in India, bull riding in Indonesia, and post-pandemic trips. | By Jill K. Robinson
Mauro Morandi found serenity in solitude decades before self-isolation became the norm. | By Gulnaz Khan
Coronavirus will upend—but perhaps make healthier—the ways we use trains, buses, and bike lanes in our post-pandemic future. | By Emily Sohn
As a follow-up to our souvenir story, here are the best responses from our readers.
In the midst of a pandemic, who better than residents of the happiest country of the world to turn to for tips?
Even during a pandemic, thinking about travel can make you happy. | By Erica Jackson Curran
Can’t travel far? Then travel deep to find nourishment in your everyday surroundings. | By Wross Lawrence
Easy day trips from each state capital that help riders get outside, when the time is right, while responsibly social distancing.
Whistle-stop tours, replicas of dinosaur footprints and a rich repository of van Gogh’s masterpieces—these museums house an impressive collection of wonderful and quirky finds.
From Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, these are the homes we’d Zoom from if we could. | By Cait Etherton
Video calls seemed an elegant solution to remote work, but they wear on the psyche in complicated ways. | By Julia Sklar
Chicken Kiev. London Broil. Peking duck. On the journey from place to plate, the names of many dishes get lost in translation. | By Nevin Martell
Here’s how to explore more: Tour Helsinki and Seoul by podcast, learn to urban forage, and help rhinos in Uganda.
Join National Geographic Traveller India and Foodhall's new series of culinary travel workshops to cook your favourite local dishes from countries around the world. Kicking off this weekend with a journey to Singapore.
The island nation chose strict lockdowns and austerity. What’s next? | By Aaron Gulley
The coronavirus lockdown is keeping travellers away, but the Catalan spirit is fueling a surprising surge of local optimism. By | Isabelle Kliger
Spanning the world's largest democracy, Indian storytellers rediscover their country and witness the completion of another leg of an epic walk across the world.
As global concerns mount around the viral outbreak, we issue updates for travellers to track.
Street food markets in Indore, book-scented streets in Kolkata and clammy subway rides in New York City—places can also be defined by distinct smells.
The Coronavirus is changing how we travel. But will virtual reality—a welcome escape from the pandemic—ever be a substitute for the real thing? | By Angela Chen
Holed up in apartments, pro travellers pore over memories of souvenirs odd and wonderful.
Now that you have time, why not enjoy the vicarious thrills of watching Anthony Bourdain or Stephen Fry on the road?
Climbing Mount Nyiragongo is a mythic quest that ends in a rare sighting of the world’s largest lava lake. | By Alicia Erickson
Every year the city of Taunggyi sees a remarkable choreography of hundreds of hot-air balloons, marking the end of monsoon in the country. | By Varun Nayar
For photographers who, until recently, travelled the world in search of inspiration, the lockdown provides another source of creativity.
Following a National Geographic inquiry, the zoo confirms that four more tigers and three lions have the virus. This comes the same day as two pet cats in New York become the first in the U.S. to test positive. | By Natasha Daly
Grounded flights, shuttered restaurants, cancelled tours—the pandemic brings the hospitality industry to a halt.
The perfect blend of mountain bliss and delightful cultural experiences in Austria’s Innsbruck.
Nat Geo readers worldwide are suggesting new greetings amid the coronavirus pandemic. | By David Beard
Cancelled climbing season deals major blow to Nepal’s fragile economy. | By Andrew Bisharat
Come summer, Tirol blossoms into life with a huge range of sports, outdoor activities and alpine adventures.
Slather that sun lotion and bike amid Shimla's mountains, marvel at Meghalaya's caves, and stroll amid psychedelic corals in Kutch's marine national park.
Readers reveal strategies for making pals, staying safe, and discovering local culture when travelling as a party of one. | By Kelly Barrett
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies rooted in solo travel.
As global concerns mount around the viral outbreak, we issue updates for travellers to track.
The romantic Austrian imperial city of the Habsburgs, capital of arts and culture has a few surprises up its sleeve for kids.
Mexico is the land of flavours—eclectic and explosive. From jaliscos to pueblos, here’s a list of the country’s favourite recipes.| By Nicholas Gilman, Liz Dodd & Kate Armstrong
A photographer revels in the the colours of Kutch with her Vivo V17. | By Tania Chatterjee
Best known for being Mozart’s city, and the location where The Sound of Music was shot, the city has a lot more on offer for visitors.
Discover tips, tours, and secrets from travel planners and experts. | Jessica Flint
Swarovski Crystal Worlds is one of Austria's most popular attractions and a dreamland for lovers of crystals.
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies rooted in travel and love.
Engaging with the vibrant life around the Rann of Kutch with the Vivo V17.
A small (snake-filled) sanctuary in Goa, rich wetlands in Odisha and Himachal, and hornbills in an absurdly green rainforest of Tamil Nadu—four experts list their favourite haunts in India.
Global travel opens new roads for outbreaks, like coronavirus and the flu—but which is more dangerous, and how can you stay safe? | By Amy Mckeever
Feel good with these expert tips for high elevation destinations. | By Mary Anne Potts
As the deadly virus spreads, find out where the quarantines are, what’s cancelled, and how tourism is affected. | By Amy Mckeever
Travel experts offer advice for your next family vacation. | By Heather Greenwood Davis
Photographs from OPPO Sunburn Goa 2019 catalogs the musical festive spirit as shot on Reno2. | Powered by OPPO
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies rooted in the glory days of adolescence.
Leave the city behind for a birding trip near Bengaluru or a painter’s dream town near Delhi.
A last minute business trip to Singapore turned out to be a revelation, thanks to the island’s glorious natural heritage.
Lie under wizardly night skies in Tabo in Himachal Pradesh, hike in the Ladakhi village of Yurutse, and slide down dunes in Khuri.
Conservation walks, zero-waste trails and community living, these alternative experiences allow for responsible, planet-friendly travel.
In the spirit of the season, here are team NGTI's picks for Christmas-related travel.
Record your best moments of OPPO Sunburn Goa 2019 on Reno2 and relive the memories forever. | Powered by OPPO
Capturing the essence of Ladakh with the Vivo V17 Pro.