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Traveller Magazine: Past Issues


Traveller magazine is the UK's longest-running travel magazine; since 1970 it has reported on the real experience of travelling the world, publishing articles by today's leading explorers, adventurers, photographers and travel writers, as well as tips and opinions from our destination specialists.

Traveller Magazine - Vol 49 No 1 2019


Dream on: Galápagos

A snapshot of surreal wildlife

Portrait of a City: Dubai

A life-changing encounter


Simon Urwin explores the City of Culture 2019

Wildlife Watch: Whales

Swimming with whales in the South Pacific

Eyewitness: South America

Four corners of the continent

Visions: Norway

Light over Oslofjord

Jaguars in the Pantanal

Rare encounters with regal cats

South Africa

Into the wild with style

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The ultimate luxury in rail travel

Eyewitness: Osaka

An outrageous amount of fun in Japan's third but thrilling city

5 Plates

Nigel Barley on the places that changed his life


Fergal Keane

On the vagaries of weather the world

Justine Hardy

Speaks up for silence

Jonathan Lorie

On not prescribing a destination


Benedict Allen

Explorer-extraordinaire tells us about his adventures

Gurinder Chada

The famous director talks us through her favourite Indian destinations

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Traveller Magazine - Vol 48 No2 2018


Dream On: Tibet

A palace in paradise

Portrait of a City: New York

Simon Urwin tells an American story

Wildlife Watch: Tigers

Jonathan and Angela Scott pay tribute to the queen of the jungle

Picture Story: Naples

Francesco Lastrucci photographs Italy’s most vibrant city

Eyewitness: Australia

Shaun Prescott on the Blue Mountains

Visions: British Columbia

Poet Lorna Goodison, a seal and the Salish Sea

Eyewitness: Costa Rica

Alexander Robinson goes wild

Eyewitness: Spain

Kevin Pilley follows Galicia’s Lighthouse Way

Visions: North Korea

Oliver Wainwright goes behind the scenes in Pyongyang

News and reviews


What not to miss this season


News about Wexas Honorary Presidents and friends

A Moveable Feast: The Bosphorus

Caroline Eden dives into Istanbul’s culinary

Art of Travel: Animal

Glorious old and new depictions of wildlife

Art of Travel: Africa

Portraits by Thomas Lumley


Inspiring books of the season, including the best in art, nature, travelogue, cookbooks, fiction and poetry


A stay at Sweden’s ICEHOTEL


The latest news from Silversea


Mark Beaumont

Amy Sohanpaul meets world record breaking cyclist and the new Wexas honorary president


Fergal Keane

Climbs high in Ireland

Justine Hardy

On not switching off on holiday

Iain Gately

Surfer and author Iain Gately tells us about five places that changed his life

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Traveller Magazine - Vol 48 No 1 2018


Dream On: New Zealand
Pancake Rock at Punakaiki on the South Island’s West Coast

Picture This: Jodhpur
Francesco Lastrucci photographs the Blue City

Inside Track: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
The luxury train’s General Manager offers his tips on travelling in style

Portrait of a City: Kyoto
Simon Urwin follows the springtime blossom and temple trail

Eyewitness: Norway
Jonathan Lorie tackles the fishing villages of the Lofoten Islands

Wildlife Watch: Lions
The Scotts reflect on 40 years following the pride

Eyewitness: Portugal
Alexander Robinson is swept away by the friendly faces and stunning vistas of Alentejo

Eyewitness: Vietnam
Guy Everton finds his feet in Saigon

Eyewitness: South Africa
Kevin Pilley takes a colourful ride on Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa

Nikesh Shukla
The novelist names five places that changed his life


Stewart McPherson
Amy Sohanpaul talks islands and wild things with the new Wexas honorary president

News & Reviews

What not to miss this spring and summer

News about Wexas Honorary Presidents and friends

A Moveable Feast: Venice
POLPO’s Russell Norman introduces his new book of recipes from the heart

Art of Travel: David Milne
Spotlight on one of Canada’s great 20th century painters

Inspiring books of the season, including the best in art, nature, travelogue, cookbooks, fiction and poetry

Recommended luxury boltholes in Alentejo, the Blue Mountains and Venice


Fergal Keane
Familiar characters return to haunt Kinshasa

Justine Hardy
Why work experience in war zones is worrisome

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Traveller Magazine - Vol 47 No 3 2017

  • Documentary maker Bruce Parry discussed his first feature-length film, Tawai
  • Francesco Lastrucci snaps the volcanic side of Stromboli
  • Sunny Singh and Jonathan Lorie pair the Patnas of India and Scotland
  • Selina Siak Chin Yoke traces her grandmother’s life in pre-war Ipoh
  • Simon Urwin discovers a cultural renaissance in Japan
  • Freddie Reynolds searches for whales along Oregon’s Pacific coast
  • Mark Eveleigh drives the backroads of South Africa, from Durban to Cape Town
  • Jonathan and Angie Scott watch wildlife in the Maldives
  • Simon Langley wanders the neon interspaces of modern-day Seoul
  • Jonathan Lorie unearths some home truths along the Viking trails of Denmark’s Jutland
  • Clyde Macfarlane steps inside Maori culture in New Zealand
  • Frederick Crowe spends a day discovering the delights of Cusco in Peru
  • Venetian cook Velarie Necchio shares recipes from her home town
  • Michael Armitage explores East African life and myth in his birch-bark paintings
  • Justine Hardy seeks lessons from the refugee camps in Calais, Syria and Afghanistan
  • Fergal Keane enjoys some late-night reverie on Ireland’s southern coast
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Traveller Magazine - Vol 47 No 2 2017

  • Simon Urwin discovers the real-life deities of the Kathmandu Valley
  • Jonathan Scott chills out on the remote Kenyan island of Lamu
  • Francesco Lastrucci photographs a forgotten Mayan region in Yucatán
  • Jason Godwin learns to be a local in Florence (Italy), with a little help from a long-dead poet
  • Freddie Reynolds blunders into Alabama’s ‘Renaissance City’ Florence (USA), home of the blues
  • A last word on Kangaroo Island from the late great A A Gill
  • Kapka Kassabova finds her feet in Buenos Aires
  • Jonathan Lorie savours the spirit of renewal in Bilbao and Gernika
  • Prolific explorer Sara Wheeler talks to Amy Sohanpaul about women in the wilderness
  • Julian Sayarer, winner of this year’s Dolman Book Award, recalls five places that have changed his life
  • Fergal Keane's visit to the Central African Republic prompts thoughts of Africa’s past and present
  • Justine Hardy ponders the meaning of passports
  • Tessa Kiros finds French and Indian fusion cuisine in India's Pondicherry, while Kevin Pilley follows the wine trail through Maharashtra
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Traveller Magazine - Vol 47 No 1 2016

  • Angela and Jonathan Scott capture the majesty of the annual wildebeest migration
  • Alex Robinson is looked after by the locals on a journey through Portugal
  • Oliver Balch in Bolivia attends perhaps the strangest press conference in history
  • Duncan Mills watches dolphins and whales in Vancouver Island
  • Guy Everton takes a raincheck among the glories of Gondar in Ethiopia
  • Kevin Pilley tours the last home of Asiatic lions and meets the women rangers protecting them
  • Simon Urwin recounts the creation of Venice Beach in California, won on the toss of a coin
  • Nick Maes recalls a visit to Aleppo, the oldest city in Syria, before the civil war
  • An interview with great explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell, who turns 80 this year
  • Fergal Keane learns to take the slow lane in Venice
  • Justine Hardy wonders why air passengers behave so strangely
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