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National Geographic Traveler

October/November 2019

National Geographic Traveler is the world's most widely read travel magazine. With captivating storytelling and beautiful you-are-there photography, National Geographic Traveler brings you the world’s best destinations. Experience the same high-quality articles and breathtaking photography contained in the print edition.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
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IN THIS ISSUE

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what’s next starts now

Adventure is about what comes next. It’s about starting something new and not worrying so much about how it will end. In travel, adventure summons some of our flintiest qualities: courage, craftiness, dogged determination. It also calls forth those magical traits—optimism, humor, a flair for improvisation—that are indispensable in the face of the unknown and unknowable thing that hasn’t yet happened. Our ADVENTURE ISSUE is all about the here and now, the places and faces of the world as we find it. We revel in the sparkling pairing of prosecco and mountain biking in the Dolomites. We look back to visionary women travelers to lean in on fearless female adventurers who are forging ahead in Sweden, Australia, Colombia, and beyond. We identify the trends in sustainability, geography, and community engagement…

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nat geo highlights

RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS In the new season of this hit series, beginning November 5 on the National Geographic Channel, daring celebs such as rock climber Alex Honnold and actress Brie Larson test their mettle in remote spots around the globe. TRIPS FOR 2020 Hiking through hill tribe villages in Thailand and visiting the pyramids in Egypt are two of six new adventures offered by National Geographic Expeditions. Book now for next year at natgeoexpeditions.com/explore. EXPLORATION HAPPENS BECAUSE OF YOU When you read, watch, shop, or travel with us, you help advance the work of our scientists, explorers, and educators around the world. To learn more, visit natgeo.com/info. PERUSE THE PARKS The first ever Atlas of the National Parks illustrates what makes America’s protected places so spectacular. See photos, maps, and graphics of parks from Acadia…

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national geographic traveler

OUR GREATEST TRAVEL ADVENTURES—SO FAR! TRAVEL WITH PASSION AND PURPOSE EDITOR IN CHIEF George W. Stone DESIGN DIRECTOR Hannah Tak DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Anne Farrar DIGITAL MANAGER Christine Blau SENIOR EDITOR Amy Alipio DEPUTY ART DIRECTOR Leigh V. Borghesani ASSOCIATE EDITOR Brooke Sabin PHOTO EDITOR Jeff Heimsath EDITOR/PRODUCER Gulnaz Khan ASSOCIATE EDITOR/PRODUCER Rachel Brown ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR Maura Friedman RESEARCH EDITOR Starlight Williams SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCERS Kelly Barrett, Nathan Strauss CARTOGRAPHY Jerome Cookson, Soren Walljasper VIDEO PRODUCER/EDITOR Rebekah Barlas COPYDESK Amy Kolczak; Caroline Braun, Cindy Leitner, Mary Beth Oelkers-Keegan CONTRIBUTING RESEARCHERS Dale Brauner, Cait Etherton, Autumn Giusti, Kevin Johnson, Melissa Malamut, Meghan Miner Murray, Meg Roosevelt CONTRIBUTING PHOTO EDITORS Shweta Gulati, Julie Hau, Brendan McCabe EDITORIAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR Andrew Nelson EDITORS AT LARGE AND TRAVEL ADVISORY BOARD Costas Christ, Don George, Andrew McCarthy, Norie Quintos, Robert Reid CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Karen Carmichael, Heather Greenwood Davis, Maryellen Kennedy Duckett, P. F. Kluge, Margaret Loftus,…

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adventures of a lifetime

Show Us Your Epic Journeys We asked for your most spectacular travel photos—and you delivered Nearly 22,000 entries poured into National Geographic Traveler’s photo contest to document the greatest adventures on the planet. The winning image (opposite; see story online) frames an idyllic sunrise scene on Siargao Island in the Philippines. MARKETA KYNCLOVA AND MATT FIELD, from Perth, Australia, were exploring the island interior when they encountered young locals leaping into the Maasin River from a rope swing. They happily joined in, leading to a fast friendship. “We wanted to keep this moment alive forever,” Field says, and the next day they rose before dawn to get this shot. Traveler’s director of photography, Anne Farrar, loves the picture’s sense of adventure. “It feels like the beginning of an epic journey,” she says.—The…

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life changing places: lofoten

Untouched. Untamed. Yet bursting with endless opportunity. The Norwegian Lofoten Islands, far above the Arctic Circle, is everything an adventurer could wish for and more. So when the opportunity came to explore the majestic cliffs and wild waters of the North Sea, National Geographic photographer Chris Burkard was ready. As a photographer, Chris is no stranger to capturing the world’s sunniest beaches. Though over time, even the most warm and beautiful places will eventually become monotonous. What Chris felt was lacking from his day job was a sense of wonder, a sense of real adventure. He was eager to find a rare wilderness, one that offers an untrammeled landscape of picturesque mountains, deep fjords and fierce waters. Looking for a new location, Chris decided it was time for a drastic change. He…

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further

BERLIN • VIRGINIA • NEW UNESCO SITES • THE ARCTIC • DOMINICA• LEBANON • NATIONAL PARKS • PRAGUE Diving In “Everything is flowing, and you give up the idea of control.” That’s how surfer and world traveler Anna Ehrgott feels when she’s riding an epic wave. There are plenty of those off the Big Island of Hawaii, where fellow surfer and photographer Sarah Lee captured this portrait of Ehrgott during the magical golden hour. Lee, who was free diving with just a mask, fins, and a camera in underwater housing, says “the sunset light lit her up perfectly as she pushed her board beneath the waves” (in a surfing move called a duck dive). Though Ehrgott is based in Topanga, California, the search for surf-worthy destinations sends her around the globe. One surprising…

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