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Previews: Country Life Magazine – August 31, 2022

‘We are still a nation of horse lovers’

Kate Green talks to Baron de Mauley, Master of the Horse, about equine lives good and bad

Now that’s what I call country music

The splash of a stream, the clip-clop of hooves, the lark’s song: we should cherish our sounds, avers John Lewis-Stempel

Where horses meet houses

Country-house eventing creates unique and envied amphitheatres for the sport, says Kate Green

Wild riding

Octavia Pollock finds liberty is all as she gallops across Dartmoor

Within these walls

The six acres of the Holkham Walled Garden, Norfolk, have been restored and are again productive. David Hurrion visits

September 2022: National Geographic Traveller

National Geographic Traveller (UK) September 2022

PHOTOGRAPH BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER

The September issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) is out now. The cover story this month focuses on the Italian coast, which encapsulates the very best of the country.

Travel & Photography: ‘Greek Islands’ (May 2022)

An endless expanse of shimmering waters paired with unmatched Greek hospitality awaits visitors to the islands of the Aegean Sea. Each island is home to a unique spirit and mythology.

From Patmos (a favorite of Aga Khan) to Hydra (which captivated Henry Miller, Leonard Cohen and Sophia Loren), the islands are imbued with a seductive sense of history, tradition and adventure. 

 Several films over the decades have been filmed on them, including Boy on a Dolphin (1957) on Hydra, The Big Blue (1988) on Amorgos and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) on Santorini.

Sources of inspiration for millennia, the ancient ruins, cliffside monasteries and volcanic rims are all can’t-miss sights. Venturing on an Odyssey of their own, the author and the photographer boarded a traditional Greek sailboat and set out to capture the calming atmosphere, quintessential characters and breathtaking architecture of these gems of the Aegean. A spectacular journey re-created in the pages of Greek Islands.

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Views: Discover Germany, Switzerland & Austria Magazine – May 2022 Issue

Views: May 2022 National Geographic UK ‘Traveller’

The May issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) is out now. The cover story this month focuses on the UK’s 15 national parks — from the highest peaks and deepest lochs to the most biodiverse countryside and treasured historical sites. Far from being just beautiful places to admire, they’re also adventure playgrounds, living classrooms and green spaces that bring joy, health and wellness to people nationwide. These tranquil spaces and historical sites have grown and evolved over the decades to offer hands-on action and adventure amid spectacular backdrops. We explore the best places to get involved, give back and go wild.

Elsewhere in the issue:

St Lucia: Volcanic landscapes and hiking trails steeped in history await in this Caribbean paradise.

Senegal: From Dakar’s jazz clubs to rousing carnivals, music runs deep in the West African nation.

Seoul: Among the high-rises of modern South Korea, peaceful pockets of the capital are still rich in tradition.

Washington, DC: A wave of restaurants and ‘Wild West’ breweries are championing the city’s proud diversity.

Zagreb: Community spirit defines Croatia’s capital, from its morning markets to late-night bars.

Menorca: Contemporary art, ancient history and dazzling blue seas on the Balearic isle.

Vancouver: From barbecue to bao buns, Chinese cuisine is writ large across the city’s food scene.

Sydney: When it comes to hotels, the city’s eclectic neighbourhoods are the places to be.

Plus: All eyes are on Stonehenge this year; the world’s ultimate flower festival; family forest adventures across the world; where to stay in Rome; on the trail of Dublin’s literary heritage; what not to miss in the Lincolnshire Wolds; a guide to San Antonio, Texas; and the best kit for rock climbing.

Views: ‘Travel – Amazing America’ – February 6

Travel: Ten Best Road Trips In The World (Condé Nast)

Our list of the 10 best road trips in the world covers everything from Alpine mountain passes and arid desert drives in western America, to lush forests in Japan and India, and the rugged coastlines of Norway and Scotland

Blue Ridge Parkway, USA

Afton to Cherokee, 469 miles (755km)

Just over three hours southwest of Washington DC lies the start of the most phenomenal scenic byway that carves its way through the lush, mountainous forests of Virginia and North Carolina

Great St Bernard Pass, Italy

Turin, Italy to Montreux, Switzerland, 143 miles (230km)

For movie fans, this road is a must-drive after it was immortalised in the iconic opening scene of the original Italian Job, starring Michael Caine. The film opens with a Lamborghini Muria dancing its way over the Great St Bernard Pass, which, aside from a few safety improvements, is still as unspoilt and spectacular as it was back in 1969. 

The Carretera Austral, Chile

Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins 770 miles (1240km)

Patagonia is a place that should appear on everyone’s bucket list. This remote, pre-historic wilderness is made of mountains, lakes, forests and fjords, which can all be absorbed from the comfort of a car driving down Chile‘s Southern Highway (Route 7) – the ‘Carretera Austral’. 

The North Coast 500, Scotland

Inverness to Inverness loop around Scotland’s coastline, 516 miles (830km)

One of the best road trips the United Kingdom has to offer is the North Coast 500. As the name suggests, the 500-mile route loops its way around Scotland‘s rugged northern coastline, taking in everything from white sandy beaches to mountains and remote fishing villages. 

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Travel Magazine Covers: Romeing – September 2021