In February 2026, the Olympic Winter Games are headed to Milan, where an influx of the world’s top athletes may create a scene worlds away from the high-end shoppers and statuesque fashion models that routinely frequent the city’s streets and catwalks.
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INTO THE EAST
SET SAIL ALONG THE EASTERN FRINGES OF INDONESIA’S VAST ARCHIPELAGO TO DISCOVER REMOTE ATOLLS HOME TO COMMUNITIES OF SEA NOMADS, THE WORLD’S LARGEST CONCENTRATION OF REEF SPECIES, AND THE BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES THAT HELPED SHAPE THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION
STAY AT HOME ISLE OF WIGHT
With vintage theme parks, beaches galore and idyllic countryside, there’s no better place to head to for a classic English break
Without a wetsuit or any apparatus, Kiki Bosch free-dives in the world’s coldest waters — a healing therapy she turned to after a sexual assault
Europe’s most southwesterly point — the Cape St Vincent — witnessed the beginning of Portugal’s fabled Age of Discovery in the 15th century. Since then, this stretch of coastline, running north along the Atlantic, has drifted back to a peaceful, unhurried pace, where dramatic cliffs and sun-baked scrub form a backdrop to life on land and at sea
THE PANDEMIC VS SAFARI CONSERVATION
WITH THE PANDEMIC CONTINUING TO OBSTRUCT THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY, SAFARI AND CONSERVATION TOURISM ARE BEING HIT HARD. HOW ARE AFRICA’S RURAL COMMUNITIES COPING?
HOW TO TRAVEL IN 2021
What sort of journeys will your family be setting off on next year? We look at the latest trends, from virtual tours to private cruises
High on a hill
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. HERE, AMONG MEDIEVAL MARKET TOWNS AND LUSH VALLEYS STALKED BY BEARS, THE PAST’S THREAD SNAKES ITS WAY THROUGH THE EVERYDAY PRESENT
BEST OF THE WORLD
The joy of travel comes from the unexpected. And while the pandemic was just that, bringing journeys to a standstill, it’s certainly not quieted our curiosity. With the new year comes the promise of a return to travel, and we’re eager to get going. The editors of the 16 editions of National Geographic Traveller around the world have lined up 35 of the very best places our planet has to offer for 2021 and beyond: superlative destinations that speak of resilient communities, smart sustainability efforts and unforgettable experiences for post-pandemic explorations. The world is full of wonders — even if they’re hard to reach right now — so take this time to plot and plan your next journey and lay the foundation for that much-dreamed-about big trip
DISCOVER THE EUROPEAN CAPITALS OF SMART TOURISM
The European Capital of Smart Tourism initiative champions EU tourism destinations striving for inclusivity, creativity, digitalisation and sustainability. Gothenburg and Málaga, the 2020 capitals, are leading the way
ASK THE EXPERTS
NEED ADVICE FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP? ARE YOU AFTER RECOMMENDATIONS, TIPS AND GUIDANCE? THE TRAVEL GEEKS HAVE THE ANSWERS…
STUDY SUGGESTS - Vitamin D MAY HELP THE BODY FIGHT INFECTION
A researcher says that vitamin D is like a steroid and is urging the public to spend some time outside soaking in the sunshine vitamin.
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NO EXPENSE SPARED!
What's happenning in Italy is a prognosis for the world?
Letter from Rome
Career Of A Boss
Driven publicist grows from an employee to founder and president of her own company.
Shopping In Milan
Italy’s fashion capital is known globally for its design eye and haute couture catwalks. But beyond the high-end fashion houses, Milan is bustling with a luxurious range of eclectic and independent stores and multi-purpose shopping spaces. From furniture and design objects to clothing and jewellery, here are some of the hottest addresses in town.
Impress Clients In Prosperous And Multifaceted Milan
Impress clients in prosperous and multifaceted Milan.
Swift switches roles for ‘more chances to win'
Brit still has eyes on a Monument, reports Chris Marshall-Bell
Architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri, the mastermind behind Milan’s famous forested high-rise Bosco Verticale, is tackling climate change via sustainable skyscrapers that invite nature into the heart of the city. Writer Y-JEAN MUN-DELSALLE finds out how his works represent the development of a new generation of urban architecture to combat the pressing issue of climate change in a revolutionary manner.
Grand Hotel et de Milan
BACKGROUND Open since 1863, this Leading Hotels of the World member has been owned by the Bertazzoni family for three generations and has welcomed guests ranging from Hemingway and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to composer Giuseppe Verdi and opera singer Maria Callas.
The sky’s the limit in this apartment with its indoor climbing wall, colourful zones and double-height space