7 magical things to do in Norway this winter

Track down glaciers and fjords by day, gaze at an aurora spectacle once darkness falls, and recharge overnight in an ice hotel. We reveal the best experiences for you to get stuck into this season...

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A small price to pay: Weighing up the cost and risk of rabies

Are pre-trip rabies immunisations worth investing? Dr Jane shares her advice on the cost of jabs and how valuable they can be in saving your life, even when you don't think you're at risk...

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10 top tips for writing inspiring travel articles

Want to transform your trip into a feature that demands to be read? Start with some expert advice – from having a clear storyline and using dialogue, to beginning with a killer first paragraph...

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Glad tidings! The greatest Christmas gifts for travellers

It’s that time of year – but this Christmas ensure you get the things you really want (and need) by leaving our pick of the best new travel accessories for your nearest and dearest to peruse…

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5 reasons to visit Malta's stunning Three Cities

Authentic, charming and lively, Malta's Three Cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua sit opposite Valletta and make the perfect base for an unforgettable Maltese short break

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9 winter sun adventures you'll want to book now

As temperatures drop and the days shorten, these tours offer the chance to throw off the woolly jumpers and enjoy an active, sunny winter adventure

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Photo gallery: 11 otherwordly landscapes of Iceland that will make you want to book a trip now

From majestic waterfalls to illuminating northern lights, Iceland beholds some of the world's most breathtaking scenery and natural wonders. Take a glimpse through the lens of Martin Schulz...

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Four worlds in one: How you can explore the best of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

A land of rumbling volcanoes, wildlife wonders, Amazonian jungle and epic coasts – it's a wonder how you can cram in everything that Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands has to offer. Follow our guide...

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Instagram gallery: 12 breathtaking autumnal landscapes

From amber-hued forests of New England to reflective waters in Central Park, gaze at these spectacular autumn photos that showcase the season in its glorious natural beauty...

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9 off-beat Latin American experiences – how many have you ticked off?

Get your caffeine kick in Colombia, trek full-circuit in Chile and wind down with vino in Argentina – explore Central and South America anew with these crowd-free and fun-guaranteed activities...

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You're welcome: 7 Thanksgiving festivals around the world

Thanksgiving isn't just an American holiday: from Ghana to Brazil, these international festivals all celebrate and give thanks in their own unique ways

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Benedict Allen: "It's an intriguing time when anyone can go off and discover the world"

We catch up with Benedict Allen as he reflects on his time spent with tribes in PNG, being the last of a generation, and why the golden days of exploration still lie ahead...

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5 life-affirming things you must do in Tonga

Tonga is the perfect South Pacific island getaway. Expect palm fringed beaches, a colourful and lively local culture and intimate encounters with humpback whales and their new born calves

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7 of the best things to do in Laos

Laos is often overlooked by visitors to its neighbouring countries. But with gilded temples, stunning scenery and one of Asia's most epic waterfalls, there’s every reason to visit Asia's best kept secret

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11 alternative northern lights trips, from husky sledding in Norway to photographing Iceland

Explore wintry landscapes by day and spy cosmic wonders by night. Take your pick from our list of ultimate northern lights escapes...

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Get paid to travel! How to become a travel writer

Find out how to turn that dream job into reality, as we catch up with industry experts Lyn Hughes and William Gray for their top tips on getting into travel writing...

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5 reasons you must visit Lithuania’s wild west coast

Untouched beaches, marvellous sunsets and retro seaside resorts – Lithuania's wild west coast has it all. You could also find a lump of amber, the region's 'orange gold'

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From tango to trekking: 7 epic Argentinian adventures you'll want to book now

Dance the night away in Buenos Aires, trek through Patagonia by day and discover Argentina’s surreal north on these trips through Latin America’s most surprising destination...

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Photo gallery: The incredible street art of Porto, Portugal

There's more to Portugal's second city than port wine, scenic beauty and traditional tiles - Porto's cutting edge street art is impressive in both scale and detail

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Glimpse at chimps: The top 7 places to track chimps in the wild

Eastern and Central Africa are home to the best places in the world to track chimps if you know where to look. Discover the best spots across Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania for seeing these great apes...

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3 delicious recipes inspired by Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Heavily influenced by France, Michelin star-studded Baden-Württemberg is considered as having the best cuisine in Germany. Throw a Baden-inspired German feast using Alfons Schuhbeck’s recipes...

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Responsible Thailand Awards 2018: The winners announced

They champion local communities, conserve wildlife, and protect Thailand’s beautiful landscapes – and they’re the winners of this year’s Responsible Thailand Awards. Find out the results here...

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Walk on by: The world’s most iconic streets

From the tree-lined grandeur of Champs-Élysées to the Cajun charm of buzzing Bourbon Street, these iconic streets reflect the culture of their cities in a nutshell. How many have you walked along?

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Frohe Weihnachten! Germany's top 10 Christmas markets

Germany is bursting at the seams with Christmas markets. Whether you fancy a medieval meander in Guteneck or a taste of tradition in Munich, our guide will help you choose the best market for you...

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The future is amber: The world’s best orange wine and where to taste it

Orange wine is this year's hottest beverage. Simon J Woolf reveals the best and most atmospheric places to try this uniquely coloured wine and learn about the extraordinary process that creates it.

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15 fascinating destinations for travel photography – as chosen by top photographers

Some of the world's finest travel photographers, including Richard I’Anson, Amos Chapple and Charlie Waite, pick the most rewarding places to focus their lenses on...

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First 24 hours: Portland, Oregon USA

Portland is a funky, friendly city made for exploring by bike, says Phoebe Smith – with lashings of artisan coffee, craft beer and organic bites to fuel your adventure…

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5 reasons to visit the new Great West Way from London to Bristol

The Great West Way is a new touring route from London to Bristol, encompassing an 800km network of road, rail, river, canal and paths. Expect pretty villages, welcoming pubs and incredible countryside!

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7 unforgettable Cambodian adventures – which will you choose?

Cambodia is coming of age with a range of active holidays, foodie tours and unique wildlife encounters. Discover a whole world of adventure beyond Angkor Wat on one of these amazing holidays

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Be inspired: The winners of last year's Wanderlust Photo of the Year competition

Thinking of entering this year’s Wanderlust Photo of the Year competition? Get inspiration from last year’s winners and submit your best travel snaps for the chance to win a trip to Hong Kong and Macao...

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Close encounters: How you can spend a day with chimps in Uganda

Visitors to Uganda’s Budongo Forest can now not only spend a whole day with its wild chimps but play a vital role in protecting their future. Discover how you can make a difference on your visit...

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Paradise found: 14 of the world's most incredible islands

Crowd-free crescents, UNESCO-listed dots, the map's hardest-to-reach corners... We've scoured the globe to find the most enchanting islands you've (probably) never heard of but really should visit

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7 quirky things to do in Athens, Greece

Venture beyond the Parthenon and the Plaka district and discover an Athens that is feisty, uncompromising and full of hidden surprises

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The world's 10 most haunted places

From a ghostly castle in France to a paranormal pub in Britain, these 'possessed' destinations are guaranteed to spook even the most sceptical of travellers ...

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Your expert guide to: Day of the Dead

From skeleton parades and sugary skulls to homemade feasts and lavishly-decorated alters, here's everything you need to know about celebrating Día de los Muertos in Mexico...

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5 unexpected reasons you must visit Bath, England

The gorgeous town of Bath is famous for its Georgian architecture, Roman baths, and association with Jane Austen – but there are other, more unusual reasons to visit Somerset’s favourite city...

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Chills & thrills: 7 amazing wildlife adventures that are even better in winter

These wildlife encounters are best experienced when the temperatures drop: wrap up and head into the wild, white yonder – to encounter polar bears, wolves, and dancing cranes...

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: The winners

The Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year challenges us to consider our place in the natural world, and our responsibility to protect it. Here's some of this year's winning photos...

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The high road: How you can explore Peru off the beaten (Inca) trail

The ancient roads across the Lares Valley in Peru are just part of a vast Incan web stretching 30,000km, offering not just wild views and rarely seen ruins but thrilling close-ups of local life…

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Wander Woman: Sleeping like a King in The Shining hotel – and 5 other spooky sleeps

In the run-up to Halloween, Wanderlust editor-at-large Phoebe Smith braves a stay in the hotel where master of horror Stephen King was inspired to write his bestseller…

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White nights: Five chilly sleeps worth staying awake for

Camp out in the South Pole, build your own igloo in Finland, or watch the northern lights from the comfort of your bed! These cool accommodation options will make your wintry holiday all the more magical

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The 7 spookiest places in the world to celebrate Halloween

Looking for somewhere new to go Trick or Treating, or to get your share of chills this Halloween? Try these spookily spectacular destinations

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London’s hidden art collections and how to visit them

London is filled to the brim with galleries and exhibitions. Art historian Dr Laura-Jane Foley reveals how you can dodge the crowds, enjoy exciting art and maybe spot a Banksy or a Van Gogh as well

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Britain's 7 most scenic rail journeys

Charming coastal views, jaw-dropping viaducts and National Park peaks – there's adventure around every corner on these unforgettable UK train journeys

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Snow and Ice: 5 Landmark Journeys across the Poles

Drive the ice roads of Canada, take the North-west passage or travel by train under the Northern Lights of Norway. Take your lead from the great explorers and create a polar journey to remember...

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Short break guide to Provence, France

It's adored by artists, loved by literary greats and filled with crowds in summer – but Phoebe Smith finds a way to meander through the lavender in peace...

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5 reasons foodies must visit Emilia Romagna in autumn and winter

From Parma ham to balsamic vinegar, Emilia Romagna in Italy is foodie heaven. Help them celebrate their bounty this autumn and winter at these extraordinary festivals in medieval towns across the region

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Feeling festive: 9 exotic adventures guaranteed to spice up your Christmas

Looking for a Christmas you’ll never forget? Don’t deck the halls, just grab your passport and go on one of these exciting adventures in India, Latin America, Jordan and beyond!

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The results: 16 captivating photos from the winners of Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

Marvel at grand landscapes across the UK, captured by the winners, runner-up and highly commended photographers of this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year competition...

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6 culture-inspiring journeys through Hong Kong and Macao

Beneath the high-rises and casinos, these two very different Chinese regions hide a wealth of culture, tradition, food and history – and a new bridge is set to connect them both...

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Festive fun: 10 frozen festivals to get heated up about

From music played through ice-built instruments in Norway to ice sculptures of Angkor Wat in Japan, these fantastic festivals add fun and colour to cold winters around the world...

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The world’s most awesome rainforests and how to visit them

Verdant and teeming with life, rainforests host more than 50% of earth’s animals and plants. For travellers, they are full of adventure, beauty and unforgettable wildlife encounters

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The 5 best ways to escape the crowds in Rome and discover its true heart

The true greatness of Rome is not on the old tourist trail, says author Ferdinand Addis. He reveals how to avoid the tourist hordes and experience the Eternal City in a new, more authentic way

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The world’s 10 most awesome giant Buddhas

Immense in both scale and beauty, these paeans to the Buddhist faith make quite the impression, whether you’re a believer or not

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Frozen encounters: Top 12 cultural connections and wild wonders

From remote village communities in the Northwest Territories, to colonies of penguins on the Falkland Islands, here's 12 cultural experiences and top wildlife spots in the frozen corners of the world...

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Your tips for great experiences in Hong Kong and Macao

From wandering the European-style cobbles of Macao to treading the wild fringes of Hong Kong, we round up your tips for making the most of a pair of Chinese regions that are full of surprises…

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Cabin-approved! The best wheelie hand luggage for travellers

When Wanderlust began, our founder travelled around South America with just a single piece of hand luggage – choose the right one these days and you too can go cabin-approved only…

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5 reasons you must visit Fraser Island, Australia

Perched just off the coast in south east Queensland, Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island, offering stunning beaches, crystal clear lakes and wildlife galore

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School of life: 7 family adventures that prove the world really is a classroom

Learning doesn’t have to be dull. From the awesome geology of the Canyonlands to the ancient monuments of Jordan and Cambodia, these trips prove that travel is the best teacher

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Photo gallery: 13 mesmerising photos from the Remembering Great Apes project

Wildlife photographers take to their lens to raise awareness and funds for these adorable apes around the world. Celebrate the fascinating primates and support the campaign...

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