11 of the best Caribbean Islands for nature lovers and thrill-seekers

It’s not all blue skies and beach bars on Caribbean islands. The lush mountainous interiors offer some of the best hiking around. Expect rainforest, bountiful birdlife and spectacular views...

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Weekend wonderlands: 16 of the UK's best Christmas markets

Stock up on twinkly trinkets, slurp steaming glühwein, and swish your way across festive ice rinks, with the best Christmas markets in Britain. Guaranteed to brighten even the gloomiest winter weekend...

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5 reasons you must visit Tokyo’s charming Yanesen neighbourhood

Is there anywhere left undiscovered in Tokyo? Wanderlust World Guide Award winner Brett Plotz reveals a little-known suburb where traditions still rule, and why you should head there...

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7 of the best Indian Ocean island tours - to Reunion, Mauritius and beyond

These tropical islands, including Seychelles, Anjajavy and Reunion, are the stuff dreams are made of: white sand beaches, verdant interiors and a vibrant local culture. Check out the best trips for each...

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What can you expect from Wanderlust magazine in 2020?

As the new year approaches, we thought we'd share a sneak peek at what's to come inside the pages of Wanderlust magazine in 2020...

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

Looking for a Christmas or winter break 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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48 of the best travel books for 2019

Whether you're reading on the bus, train or plane, these 2019 travelogues, guides and bestsellers make the perfect travel companion, destination inspiration or Christmas gift...

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The best places to see polar bears in the wild

They say you never forget your first encounter with a polar bear, the world’s largest land-based carnivore and undisputed king of the ice. Here's where to see this Arctic icon out in the wild...

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7 of the best action-packed winter activity holidays

Hibernation? Pah. Get your blood pumping on these winter adventure trips – including snow shoeing in Sweden, Super Jeeping in Iceland, husky sledding in Canada and kayaking amongst icebergs in Svalbard...

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Discovering unseen Japan: Baseball, steam baths and volcanoes in Kyushu

Cascading landscapes, samurai history, ancient volcanoes and... American sports? Throw a curve ball into your Japan trip with a visit to the underrated Kyushu region, says Ben Lerwill...

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The best Black Friday travel deals for 2019

Black Friday (29 November) sees the biggest airlines, tour operators and gear brands offer incredible savings on world adventures and must-have tech. We've selected some of the best deals for travellers...

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7 of the best walks along Scotland's west coast

With breathtaking vistas, hills and rocky headlands leading on to isolated beaches, ancient castles and a dazzling white lighthouse, it's no wonder the west coast of Scotland is a hot spot for walkers...

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The 7 best places to see jaguars in the wild

The elusive jaguar is the Americas' truest big cat, and though sightings in the wild are rare, they aren't impossible. In fact, if you know where to look, we'd say you've got a fair chance...

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Frohe Weihnachten! Germany's top 10 Christmas markets

Planning a Christmassy short break? Whether you fancy a medieval meander in Guteneck or a taste of tradition in Munich, Germany's a festive wonder. Our guide reveals the best German Christmas markets...

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5 fabulously festive Christmas markets in Austria

With its fairy tale frisson and traditions dating back to the Middle Ages, Austria (along with Germany) is where Christmas markets all began. So, grab a steaming glass of glühwein and step back in time…

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Alice Morrison: How I've prepared for my Sahara Desert adventure

Adventurer Alice Morrison has just embarked on a 2,000km walk across the Sahara, from the top of Morocco to the bottom. Here she reveals the preparations she has made to ensure its success...

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Central America trip planner: 4 of the most exciting routes

Whether you’re channelling your inner Indiana Jones in ancient temples or spotting wildlife in lush rainforest, plan the perfect trip with these stunning routes through Belize, Costa Rica and beyond...

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How to spend a long weekend in Beirut, Lebanon

Don’t let Beirut’s civil war past put you off a city visit today. With architecture and culture spanning centuries, Lebanon’s capital is a delight to discover, says Paul Clammer...

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16 fabulous Christmas gifts for the travel addict in your life

From eco-friendly drinking bottles and ingenious travel wallets to ultra cool Christmas themed jackets, Contributing editor Phoebe Smith, our resident gear guru, has made her list and checked it twice...

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7 wildlife tours inspired by the BBC’s Seven Worlds, One Planet

From vast colonies of penguins in Antarctica to Africa’s shyest mammals, these trips offer a VIP backstage introduction to the wildlife stars of the Attenborough-narrated Seven Worlds, One Planet series...

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5 reasons to visit the stunning Seychelles

With breathtaking beaches, delicious cuisine, and world-class scuba diving, the Seychelles are the last word on tropical island paradise. Here’s why you need to get there now...

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Rare treats: The best places to still see rhinos in the wild

Following the sad news that Sumatran rhinos have become extinct in Malaysia, Lyn Hughes reveals the best places to see these magnificent horned beasts around the world, and how to help protect them...

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Cool accommodation: 10 hotels made entirely of ice

Sleep under giant ice sculptures, eat from frozen plates and have a go at building your own igloo for the night. Whichever hotel you choose, be sure to brace yourself for the cold...

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Inside our Make Travel Matter event: What we learned from Céline Cousteau

Our panel, led by Lyn Hughes and conservationist Céline Cousteau, shares their tips for responsible travellers at our recent Wanderlust reader event. Here are just a few things we've learned...

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8 of the best walks in Somerset

From the towering Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury Tor, to the postcard-ready village of Selworthy, Somerset offers walkers a varied series of challenging, beautiful and seasonal trails to tackle...

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10 of the best things to do in Bogotá, Colombia

Long overlooked by travellers, the sprawling, cosmopolitan and historic Colombian capital has transformed into a hip, must visit destination. Discover the best things to do in Bogotá...

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George Camille: How to experience authentic Creole culture in the Seychelles

The Seychelles is home to a unique Creole culture. Acclaimed visual artist George Camille reveals how to best experience it – through art, food and the simple island lifestyle...

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The 20 best places to visit in December

Whether you're after winter sun or the full Christmas experience, or simply have the month to yourself and want to explore somewhere far-flung, these peak December destinations are for you...

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The 9 greatest ecotourism experiences in Central Asia

From yaks and yurts to Pshart homestays and Pamir Highway journeys, Sophie Ibbotson shares the best natural and ecotourism experiences in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan...

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Slow escapes: 15 of the best slow travel trips to book whenever you're ready

Taking it easy can truly enhance your travel experience, in so many ways. Here are some of the very top trips for mellow, blissed-out journeys that allow you to take it all in at a much calmer pace...

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Berlin vs Prague: Which winter city break destination is right for you?

How do you choose between Germany's cooler-than-cool capital and the magical Old Town of Prague? We put them head to head on history, culture, Christmas markets and walks within the city limits...

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13 of the best things you must do in Pakistan

Fast becoming a must-visit destination, Pakistan is a treasure trove of architectural gems, breathtaking natural wonders and little-used trekking trails. Here are the things you absolutely must do...

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9 extraordinary tours to Africa’s unlikeliest destinations

From stunning beaches in Sierra Leone to ancient pyramids in Sudan, these incredible tours venture off the well-trodden path to reveal the best wildlife, nature and cultural experiences on the continent...

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Where to see wildlife in December: Bolivia, New Zealand and beyond

Want to travel where flamingos flock, rhinos roam and manatees mingle? Discover where in the world you'll find the best December wildlife experiences...

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Volcanic Eden: Going with the flow on the islands of Nicaragua

A land of contrasts, Nicaragua’s unhurried island life is a world away from its fiery volcanoes and history of pirates, rebels and dark legends, as Sarah Gilbert finds out...

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5 of the best walks in Bath

The UNESCO-protected city of Bath is far more than the Roman Baths that give it its name. Discover its grand architecture, cobbled side streets and blooming natural sights on foot, with these top walks...

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Pakistan’s 7 most beautiful mosques

From the ancient beauty of Wazir Khan in Lahore to the futuristic lines of Faisal in Islamabad, Pakistan has some of the world's most impressive mosques. Just ask the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge...

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5 unforgettable Belgian Christmas markets

We’ve got chills – they’re multiplying! From Gothic Christmas to crafts in a cave, Belgium’s winter markets offer some dramatic twists on the classic German version...

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7 of the best things to do in Uzbekistan

From imposing Soviet architecture and fascinating medieval Islamic cities to prehistoric petroglyphs and sumptuous food, Helen Moat lists the things you must do in most enigmatic of the 'stans...

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Best Georgia trips: 8 amazing tours through the heart of the Caucasus

Everybody wants to go to Georgia. Why wouldn't they? Breathtaking mountain scenery, medieval towers, incredible food and wine – it’s got everything. Here are the best trips for enjoying it all...

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Kris Tompkins: How I created the world's biggest conservation scheme

Following on from the launch of Chile’s Route of Parks project, the ex-CEO of Patagonia clothing tells us how she and her late husband Doug donated, rewilded and saved countless national parks...

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3 Alpine-inspired cheese recipes (plus Mont Blanc tart for dessert)

We've selected three creatively delicious cheese recipes from the new Alpine Cooking recipe book, plus get the full recipe for the Mont Blanc tart featured in Wanderlust magazine...

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14 of the world's best long trips - to really take your time with

By extending the length of your adventure you can live the places you visit, instead of just seeing them. Here are some of the best long trips to take in 2020 and 2021...

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Why it's time to go back to Sri Lanka in 2020

Sri Lankan locals are celebrating life and encouraging travellers to return to their island. With free one-month visas a current enticement, it’s even easier to explore its shores, temples and caves...

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Best Singapore tours: Explore Asia’s most exciting city (and beyond)

Exciting Singapore offers all the sights, sounds and tastes of Asia in a pleasingly compact package. It’s also the perfect jumping off point for Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as these trips prove...

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Seven Worlds, One Planet: Everything you need to know

Sir David Attenborough's long-awaited new series, Seven Worlds, One Planet has finally hit our screens. We take a look at what you can expect from each episode - and each of the seven worlds...

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The best UK observatories and planetariums for stargazing

Make the most of a dark, clear sky by positioning your telescope at one of Britain's finest stargazing spots. Embrace cosmology talks, photography courses, and even a cosmos-themed curry evening, too...

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15 cool places to eat around the world, as chosen by team Wanderlust

Wanderlust's travel experts reveal their favourite restaurants around the world, including a vegan junk food bar in Amsterdam, a beach shack in the Caribbean and rustic seafood cantina in Italy...

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7 great British roads you must explore

Steeped in history and travelling through some of the most beautiful parts of the country, these great British roads with take you on a journey through lush landscapes, history and engineering marvels...

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11 of the best things to do in Nicaragua

This Central American nation sits comfortably at the top of many travel to-do lists. But with volcanoes at every turn, glistening lakes and colonial cities to explore, where do you begin?

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16 of the best eco-friendly travel product essentials

It's time to consider investing in kit that won’t (quite literally) cost the earth. Here are some of the latest eco-friendly options, including clothing, luggage and essential accessories...

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Peru trip planner: 5 of the best in-depth routes

Explore Amazonian lowlands to Andean highs, and discover pre-Columbian treasures, soaring condors and miraculous landscapes, with one of these five itineraries for the perfect Peru trip...

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Joyeux Noël! The 5 best Christmas markets in France

Where else would you want to sip a steaming mug of spiced mulled wine than in the world's wine capital? Here are the five best French Christmas markets to do so...

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Inside Gyokuzoin Temple, Nara's hidden hillside dream sleep

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with a night at this little-known Buddhist temple, which sits out of sight on Mount Shigi in Nara...

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Aussie escapes: 9 epic places to stay in Australia

Looking for a truly unforgettable experience Down Under? These little-known hotels, lodges and campsites will put you right in the heart of Australia’s most epic locations...

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Hot springs eternal: The magic of winter in Yellowstone National Park

From herds of bison to the elusive wolf, steaming geysers to diamond dust, Yellowstone National Park is a year-round destination. In winter, the few visitors get this wildlife wonderland to themselves...

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The 16 best places to visit in November

Looking to escape the cold and gloom of November? We reveal the top destinations to visit, from short breaks and cultural hot spots, to the best November sun, snow and wildlife on the planet...

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How to spend a weekend in Inverness, Scotland

Inverness is known as the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, but is that all? Nope, it's so much more. Lyn Hughes discovers its rich history, landscapes and whisky...

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7 of the best destinations for vegans

Travelling as a vegan can be tricky at times, but Wanderlust's editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes says eating animal-free while on the road can be easier than you think...

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Model City Pyongyang: The North Korean capital as you’ve never seen it before

Architects Cristiano Bianchi and Kristina Drapić gained access to North Korea’s most restricted buildings and discovered a world of kitsch, colour and drama, reminiscent of a Wes Anderson film...

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