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Traveller Magazine

The UK's longest-running travel magazine

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 52 No 1 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Traveller, the first issue of 2022 and the first since the world really opened its doors again. This time, we’ve taken the chance to roam further afield, from the mountains of Nepal to the Great Barrier Reef in all its technicolour glory. You’ll find inspiration in the icy reaches of Antarctica, meet the surreal animals of the Galápagos, climb mountains in Vietnam and hike through idyllic islands in the Seychelles, all through the eyes of our talented writers.

Taking to the rails, we traverse South Africa aboard Rovos Rail, one of the world’s most iconic trains, and take to the waves with Seabourn, both offering luxury in abundance. Further indulgence can be found in fabulous hotels in Mauritius, Rwanda and Scandinavia. And, there’s culture to delight in too, from Porto to Nashville to Stockholm, and in our odes to Venice and the curious hoopoe.  


Visions: Stockholm
Simon Urwin is enchanted by the city's historic heart

Visions: Nepal
Ruth Cox travels back in time

Portrait of a City: Nashville
Simon Urwin enjoys the soundtrack of the city

Eyewitness: Australia
James Litston whisks away to the Whitsundays

Visions: Porto
Simon Urwin celebrates the city’s ceramic facades

Eyewitness: Patagonia
Alexander Robinson prays for a storm at Cape Horn

Eyewitness: Vietnam
Guy Everton treks Pù Luông Nature Reserve

Wildlife Watch: Galapagos
Jonathan and Angela Scott explore an enchanted land

Visions: Greece
The idyllic Ionian island of Corfu

Eyewitness: Seychelles
Kevin Pilley takes a hike in paradise  


Guest: Dave Brosha
The Antarctic: a photographer’s dream

News & Reviews

News about Wexas Honorary Presidents

Inside Track: Rovos Rail
Monisha Rajesh makes tracks from Pretoria

Cruise: Seabourn
Robin West introduces the new fleet

Mauritius, Rwanda and Norway

A Moveable Feast: Asma Khan
A new cookbook and future plans for Darjeeling Express

Art of Travel
Majestic Venice in sketches and verse

Must-read new releases  

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Traveller Magazine - Vol 51 No 2 2021

In the latest issue of Traveller, Wexas Honorary President Colin Thubron takes us along the Amur River, while Jonathan Scott, another Honorary President, immerses us in the wonder of wildlife in a series of stunning images. We navigate the deserts of Arizona with the help of some striking signage, wander down the streets of New York and take a train ride through some of Canada’s most staggering scenery, before visiting Bahama for a party. The Maldives offers more serene island pleasures, Madeira a mix of fun in Funchal and moments of mountaintop solitude. Meanwhile Procida – the first island to be designated Italian Capital of Culture for 2022 – provides a beguiling picture of perfect seaside village life. You’ll also find contrasting yet equally compelling escapes in Seville and Scandinavia, and a series of stunning infinity pools located all over the world. Dive in! 


Dream on: Maldives
An island paradise

Portrait of a City: Seville
Adam Turner shares a personal perspective

Picture This: Infinity Pools
We dive into the world's best

Visions: New York
Simon Urwin takes us to the Freedom Tower

Picture This: Procida
Francesco Lastrucci presents Italy's new Capital of Culture

Changing World: Sacred Nature
Jonathan & Angela Scott shine a spotlight on the natural world 

Eyewitness: Madeira
Frederick Crowe enjoys the peaks and pleasures of the island

Visions: Arizona
Simon Urwin follows neon signs through a desert town

Eyewitness: Bahamas
Kevin Pilley has a musical interlude on Cat Island


Guest: Mr Toobelong and the Black Dragon
Colin Thubron tells us about his adventures along the Amur River

Dreaming in the Drome
Fergal Keane takes time out in Taulignan

Five Places: Ollie Dabbous
The acclaimed chef tells us about the five places that changed his life

News & Reviews

A collection of the best new travel writing

Scandi chic

Inside Track
All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer

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Traveller Magazine - Vol 51 No 1 2021

The first Traveller Magazine of 2021 is tinged with sadness following the recent passing of publisher, and Wexas founder and chairman, Dr Ian Wilson. Traveller was Ian's pride and joy, and we pay tribute to him in this issue. As he would have wanted, we also celebrate some of the many places that we hope will soon open up to us again, from the tropical splendour of Mauritius and Belize to the luxurious delights of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. As always, you'll be treated throughout to articles by some of the UK's leading travel writers and photographers, including, in this issue, Fergal Keane, Simon Urwin Hilary Bradt and Wexas honorary president, Jonathan Scott.


Dream on: Mauritius
An island paradise

Visions: Greenland
Simon Urwin in a land of ice and snow

Portrait of a City: Damascus
Anita King shares a personal perspective

Eyewitness: Belize
Alexander Robinson goes beyond the blue

Eyewitness: Canada
Simon Urwin explores the enchanted isles of Haida Gwaii

Dream On: Oman
The romance of the Empty Quarter  

Eyewitness: New Orleans
Amy Sohanpaul soaks up multiple moods and music in Louisiana

Wildlife Watch: Kenya
Jonathan and Angela Scott share their experiences among elephants

Eyewitness: Italy
Amy Sohanpaul remembers Tuscany

Cruise: Swan Hellenic
Pierre Thomas takes us on exciting excursions


In Memorium
Amy Sohanpaul pays homage to Dr Ian Wilson, founder of Wexas

A life well travelled
Hilary Bradt tells about where she's been

An ode to Hong Kong
Fergal Keane remembers the city as it was

Oana Aristide
The novelist and hotelier tells us about the five places that changed her life

News & Reviews

News about Wexas Honorary Presidents

A Moveable Feast
Yasmin Khan delights in food from the Eastern Mediterranean

A collection of the best new travel writing

Greek getaways

Inside Track
All aboard the Orient Express

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Traveller Magazine - Vol 50 No 1 2020

The fiftieth anniversary issue of Traveller Magazine includes articles by some of the UK's leading travel writers and photographers, including Simon Urwin, Fergal Keane and Wexas honorary president Jonathan Scott. And, marking Wexas's 50th year in travel, there's a poignant piece by founder and chairman Dr Ian Wilson, who sadly passed away in November, shortly before this issue's publication.


Dream on: Egypt
A Saharan snapshot

Visions: Athens
Time past and present perfectly captured in pictures by Francesco Lastrucci

Portrait of a City: Heidelberg
Kevin Pilley has fun in the romantic German city

Wildlife Watch: Antarctica
Jonathan and Angela Scott capture the continent's fragile beauty

Dream on: Doha
A dramatic museum in the desert

Portrait of a City: Vancouver
Simon Urwin samples the best of the city's splendid food and soul

Eyewitness: Vietnam
Guy Everton escapes to a perfect island

Eyewitness: Lapland
Celia Dillow looks for magic in a wintry landscape

Eyewitness: Zanzibar
Nick Maes soaks up the sultry moods of the Spice Island

Picture This: Italy
A stunning exploration of the Costa dei Trobocchi by Francesco Lastrucci

Eyewitness: Uganda
Kirstin Zhang's winning entry from the Bradt Travel Guides New Writer of the Year competition


Dr Ian Wilson
Wexas's founder and chairman celebrates 50 years of Wexas

Fergal Keane
On travel in lockdown

Justine Hardy
On another kind of traveller

William Boyd
The acclaimed novelist and screenwriter tells us about the five places that changed his life

News & Reviews

News about Wexas Honorary Presidents

A Moveable Feast: Japan
Simon Urwin dives into the delights of Bento

Four European classics by Belmond

Art of Travel: Ancient Egypt
Treasures from intimate diaries and journals

A collection of the best new travel writing

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Traveller Magazine - Vol 49 No 2 2019


Portrait of a City: Melbourne
James Litston explores the lively bar scene in downtown laneways

Wildlife Watch: Leopards
Jonathan and Angela Scott ponder the future of the big cats they’ve followed for forty years

Visions: China
Simon Urwin discovers China’s oldest tea-house in Pengzhen, Sechuan

Eyewitness: Argentina
Alex King pulls up in Palo Blanco on horseback

Picture This: Italy
Francesco Lastrucci explores the Carso region bordering Slovenia

Eyewitness: Bangalore
Simon Langley roams India’s shiniest megacity

Visions: Oman
Nick Maes watches dolphins and pirates in the Strait of Hormuz off Musandam

Visions: New Zealand
Jonathan Lorie hunts for thrills with Whale Watch Kaikoura

Visions: Norway
Enraptured by the Northern Lights

Eyewitness: South Africa
Kevin Pilley takes a tram through the Cape Winelands


Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
The record-breaking solo sailor reflects on a life at sea

News & Reviews

What Wexas Honorary Presidents are up to

Must-see exhibitions and talks

A Moveable Feast: Jay Rayner
A multitude of ways with snails

Japan special: Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto

Art of Travel: Vintage airline posters
The glamour of the golden age of air travel from the British Airways archive

Inspiring books of the season


Fergal Keane
Familiar characters return to haunt Kinshasa

Justine Hardy
Why work experience in war zones is worrisome

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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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