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    Welcome to Issue 1599, the third of our new digital editions. London’s biggest free travel show, the TNT/STA Travel Show is returning to the Business Design Centre in Islington on Saturday 22 October, and we can’t wait. It’s the perfect time for you to book exclusive deals for the Autumn, Winter and in to 2017, and a great opportunity for us to meet with our readers. See you there.


So, what’s in the third edition of TNT Digital Magazine?

Cycling seems to be where it’s at this year. Join Natalie Chalk as she breezes through Umbria, scenery gazing and eating & drinking her way from one beautiful and serene place to another. 

I was invited to one of Switzerland’s most exclusive ski resorts Verbier out of season, to see what the area has to offer during the summer months. Turns out cycling in the mountains is the number one activity, but in truth I completed my mission on an e-bike. Does it count as cycling? Read on and you decide...

Catherine McNally has been busy. First she headed to Luxembourg to investigate what the city has to offer and join in Luxembourg’s National Day celebrations. A couple of weeks, later she jumped at the chance of a trip to Slovenia (one of my favourite European destinations) to experience adventure, nature, excellent hospitality and great food. If you give Slovenia a chance, you’ll keep going back. 

Turkey has been in the news a lot this year and opinion is divided. Russell Higham decided to head to Bodrum in the southwestern Aegean region and explore. Bodrum is all about the sea and sailing, but he ventures further afield and encounters more of what this beautiful region has to offer. For up-to-date travel advice www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey 

Carly O’Donnell took on the challenge of a lifetime, in Peru. She joined a group and spent four days following in the footsteps of the Incas along the secluded Quarry trail – a quieter version of the famous Inca trail. She scaled 4,400m peaks, channelled her inner India Jones and explored abandoned Inca sites. 

I ventured to Kenya to visit the Amboseli National Park on safari. Watch out for those baboons, they’ve already taken over one holiday village and are moving into the second. I jumped with the Maasai tribe, took a tour of the village and lit a cigarette on burning donkey poo. Yes, you read that right, they insisted and as part of the cultural experience, I was happy to give it a go. 

 A thank you to English adventurer Laura Bingham who caught up with us on returning from South America. She took on the task of covering 7,000 kilometres across the continent, in six months and without a penny in her pocket. We need more people like Laura in the world. She tells us all about her trip, what an adventure. 

We’re already planning out issue number four. 

Email me with any suggestions: james.clark@tntmagazine.com