LONDON (6 February 2020) — This issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) sees the return of the annual Cool List: 20 destinations that are making a name for themselves this year. From Cumbria to Panama, Brisbane and Pakistan, we’ve scoured the globe for 2020’s most interesting destinations.

From hiking trails and emerging culinary hubs to luxury lodges and landmark attractions, it’s a list that gives you plenty of inspiration close to home, as well as further afield. Reflecting a growing appetite for responsible and authentic travel, the Cool List is replete with nations bouncing back from trying times, cities launching inspired new cultural attractions, and pioneering destinations throwing open the doors of innovative hotels.

ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Destinations: Go off-grid in the lush jungles of Guyana; discover the majesty of Sri Lanka’s elephants; explore rock churches in Ethiopia’s dramatic Gheralta Mountains; and spend a long weekend in Bergen.

Urban stories this issue include Madrid, Riga, São Paulo and San Diego.

Smart Traveller: Vienna’s self-declared year as the Capital of Music; a taste of Lebanon; the best rooms in Limassol; a road trip through Uruguay; and the wild moorlands of Exmoor.

Author Series: Ingrid Persaud on Trinidad.

Travel Geeks: Ask the Experts has advice on planning a trip to Senegal, ponders whether there’s ever a good time to visit Venice and looks at hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

PLUS: Win a two-night trip to Amsterdam with Eurostar and Pulitzer Amsterdam.

Also in this issue is the Photography Competition 2020, with the chance to win a nine-night trip to Mexico, courtesy of National Geographic Journeys.

For a 26-page digital sample of our March 2020 issue, visit: magazine.natgeotraveller.co.uk/mar20

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