Josephine Price

Online Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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The Atacama Desert: Another kind of life

The Atacama Desert stretches across Chile in a staggering diversity of discrete landscapes - the fabled craggy contours of the Andes; simmering volcanoes; vast salt flats; and verdant oases. While it can be a challenging place to call home, it is a playground of adventure for intrepid visitors

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Sweden: The wild, wild west

Per points out our route on a curled scrap of a map, so worn it seems likely to disintegrate in his hands. "This may be the last time we use this," he concedes. It's no problem, though. Per and his brother Lars know these waters.

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The Deep South: Southern comfort

Greg turns off the studio light and my skin prickles as we're bathed in darkness. The speaker crackles and Elvis's butter-smooth voice rings out, breaking the silence, asking: "Are you lonesome tonight?" We listen to the whole song in the velvety blackness, just as Elvis recorded it.

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7 ways to leave no trace

‘Eco-friendly’, ‘sustainable’ and ‘responsible’ are no longer just buzzwords — they’re ideas that have been embraced by travel companies. Today, leaving (next to) no trace is easier than you think

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Weekender: West Fjords, Iceland

East to Heydalur As my 4WD tears around another bend on the road from Ísafjörður Airport, the next fjord unfurls before me. Moss-cloaked, flat-topped peaks slide down into the vast expanse of water, their slopes framing the view.

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Weekender: Macedonia

Ohrid has often been dubbed 'the Jerusalem of the Balkans'. Like the Holy City itself, it's known its fair share of religious turmoil, yet today the UNESCO-listed Old Town is a vision of calm. Delicate minarets peek out behind rooftops while tumbledown churches hide in every nook.

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Stay at home: Rye

Vintage shopping - from Wishbarn Antiques to McCully and Crane, Rye is heaven for homeware hunters. The town is full of independent stores. In fact, you'll be hard-pushed to find a chain. Drop by The Fig for a coffee break amid Scandi-style designs.

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Hanoi: Beyond the bikes

I'm standing in a forest of scooters at the edge of a level crossing. The roar of their revving is deafening and the exhaust fumes are leaving me light-headed. Suddenly, one impatient biker darts across the track and snakes through the opposing crowd.

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Bali: A sunrise ceremony

The morning hasn't gone to plan. Even the waves feel like a disappointment. The limp, white foam splashes meekly between my toes as I stand on one of the exposed rocks in the shadow of Tanah Lot.

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Israel: The secret citadel

"I wouldn't if I were you," says Moshe, my guide. "We don't eat them off the tree like that." I'd picked a plump indigo olive off a low-slung branch and am poised to pop it in my mouth. "I mean, it won't hurt you but it will be bitter," he adds.

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Defying gravity: yoga in Bali | Nat Geo Traveller, The Collection

"And now, bring your other hand to join the first in the prayer position in front of your heart," Wayan instructs the class. It's a simple request and normally this wouldn't be too much of a strain, but suddenly my heart quickens and I panic.

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Fitness review: Barry's Bootcamp | Nat Geo Traveller, The Collection

"You guys better watch out - he's in a bad mood today," says a particularly sweaty woman as she laughs and leaves the class that's just finished. Alex, the trainer, ushers her out as we newcomers slink in with trepidation. I'm in a dark basement near Finsbury Square in the City, about to try out the infamous Barry's Bootcamp.

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Pembrokeshire's Preseli Venture review - The Collection by National Geographic Traveller (UK)

"That's it - bid farewell to civilisation." The taxi driver looks in the rearview mirror and chuckles as we leave the final village behind, descending into the verdant national park and heading towards the eco lodge. I'm in Pembrokeshire - the notoriously difficult to get to but wildly beautiful Welsh coastline - for what they've dubbed a fitness adventure weekend.

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Renaissance Paris Republique review | Nat Geo Traveller, The Collection

A few hundred metres from the Metro station and the vibrant Place de la Republique is Marriott's latest hotel in the French capital. The modern steel casing of the hotel makes a change from the otherwise uniform facades of Haussmann Paris. Built in the 1970s by Bernard Zehrfuss, the bubble-windowed structure was formerly the headquarters of Siemens.

Crossing Israel

Here I am, standing metres beneath the portside city of Acre. Above me, tourists saunter along the stone streets, deliberating the seafront eateries. Down here in the dark subterranean passage, I'm seeing the city that existed before all of that - the city that dates back to 1104.

Sevillian Charms

"Comes carne, senorita?" he growls at me, looking peeved at my request in broken Spanish for him to bring me his favourite dishes instead of blindly ordering for myself. "Si, si, I eat meat," I affirm to the stout and suited waiter. He slams the kitchen door behind him.

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Jonathan Yeo: A Man of Many Faces - Mongoos Magazine

National Portrait Gallery, London. Until January 5. The journey of the new portrait artist of our time. It must be strange to be a successful portrait artist whose face is plastered all over the media as much as those of his subjects.

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