What we do

Everything you've ever wanted to know about Wanderlust, and what we offer...

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Wanderlust – What we do


Wanderlust.co.uk This version of the Wanderlust website was launched in 2017. Dig around and you’ll find:a vast archive of expert articles; information to help you plan a trip in any country in the world; a Trip Finder function that searches trips from some of the world’s best specialist and adventure tour companies; a Trip Wizard function to get a trip tailored to you; and much much more!

Wanderlust magazine was launched in a bedroom in 1993 by two travel enthusiasts. See more about our history here. Still proudly independent, the multi-award winning Wanderlust is the leading magazine for adventurous and authentic travel.

Wanderlust Photo of the Year Competition
. With several amateur categories and a portfolio category open to all, this is the UK’s largest travel photography competition. Look out for its launch at the end of July each year.

Wanderlust World Guide Awards.  Launched in 2005 in memory of Wanderlust’s co-founder Paul Morrison, this is the only global award for tour leaders and guides. Judges include (or have included) Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Kate Humble and Mark Carwardine.

Wanderlust Travel Awards. The best in travel as judged by the best-travelled group of people in the UK! Each October and November we ask the readers and users of Wanderlust to rate their travels of the past year. With categories for everything from Country to Tour Company, the results are announced at the Destinations Travel Show each February.

Wanderlust Journeys. A range of travel photography and travel writing holidays, designed and accompanied by members of the Wanderlust team.

TripFinder and TripWizard. Find your perfect trip. We have partnered with the best specialist and adventure tour operators around to offer a fantastic range of
options through our TripFinder search. Or, if you are looking for inspiration, for expert advice, or for a tailormade solution, try our unique TripWizard

Wanderlust Travel Insurance. Make sure you are fully insured for all your travels. Take a look at our travel insurance operated by Insure and Go.

Working with Wanderlust

Are you a tourist board, tour operator or in any other travel-related business? Or are you a business that needs travel expertise of some kind? Then find out more about the services that Wanderlust has to offer. We can help you get in front of the Wanderlust audience, or we can work with you on all sorts of other services. For more information see our trade website: www.wanderlusttravelmedia.com For a flavour, here are just some of our services:  

Wanderlust Media Services

- Custom publishing, branded content and editorial services.

Wanderlust has an award-winning team with many years of experience in producing customer magazines, supplements, brochures, newsletters, online articles, and all types of travel content. Providing it is travel-related, we can write it, edit it, and/or design it for you, providing a bespoke product to meet all your business goals. 

- Talks, workshops and consultancy services.

Wanderlust has a wealth of experience in-house as well as access to a range of travel experts. Co-founder Lyn Hughes makes regular media appearances, gives talks, chairs panels, and joins advisory committees.

- Marketplace (TripFinder and TripWizard).
Wanderlust’s trip search functionality can be made available on your website, and with a range of tour operators to suit you. It is possible to be an affiliate partner or to licence a custom version.

- Digital services. 
Wanderlust has close relationships with trusted and innovative technical teams, and can produce e-newsletters, websites, microsites, and multimedia apps. You name it, we can probably create it for you, providing a pain-free service that will meet your business needs.

- Photographic and video services. 
Wanderlust has access to some of the best travel photographers around, whether they are up and coming new-blood, or more experienced, award-winning snappers who can professionally and cost-effectively interpret your needs. We also have good links with some of the best travel video specialists around.

- Syndication and Licensing

If you'd like to license or syndicate Wanderlust magazine's award-winning travel content then contact Bruce Sawford: bruce@brucesawfordlicensing.com