5 countries that widely-travelled people love

Where do the world's most well-travelled people still get a kick out of visiting? Donna Marsh from the Travelers' Century Club reveals the places you'll want to return to again and again

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England’s 7 most intriguing chalk figures and the stories behind them

Cut into the rolling hills and chalky grasslands of England, these enormous figures have quelled unhappy troops, upset kings and hosted pagans across the ages – and now they greet modern-day hikers

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5 highlights of Costa Rica’s green season

Visit Costa Rica off-season for exhilarating river rafting, encounters with humpback whales, and to get up close and personal with giant turtles

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6 of the best places to see the northern lights

Spotting the northern lights isn't all that easy. But head to the right places at the darkest time of year and you may just be in luck...

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Join the club: 8 gift memberships that travellers will love

These memberships make the ideal Christmas gift for travellers, offering experiences and days out all year round, while giving something back at the same time

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5 fantastic UK walks that are even better in winter

From breezy beaches to dazzling waterfalls, these scenic walks are perfect for an invigorating winter stroll, writes Christopher Somerville

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13 glorious photos that showcase Scotland's spectacular scenery

From the staggering beauty of the Highlands to the sandy shores of coastal Lowlands... scroll through Scotland’s finest landscapes, as photographer Dougie Cunningham captures the glorious Scottish scenery.

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7 thrilling Christmas gifts for kids who love to travel

Nurture a love of travel – or simply make it easier and more fun – with these fabulous gifts aimed at young explorers. But be warned: you may want to keep some of them for yourself

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Lava lover: 9 epic adventures in the shadow of active volcanoes

Add a little spark to your next big adventure with these tours to the world's geological hotspots - from the tropics of Hawaii to the remote corners of Iceland and Kamchatka

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How to travel off the beaten track in Thailand

Vast swathes of Thailand remain little-visited, with most travellers opting for its tried and trusted spots. But Stuart McDonald heads off the tourist trail to discover the other side of the kingdom...

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Iceland’s 5 quirkiest attractions and the story behind them

Iceland is a strange, ethereal place where the locals believe in 'little people'. From a Museum of Nonsense to a school for elves, you won't find these quirky attractions anywhere else on earth

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Photo gallery: 13 breath-taking landscapes of The Dolomites

From sunset tinted peaks to hair-raising clifftops, photographer James Rushforth captures the beautiful Italian mountain range in all its glory

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Spin out: The world’s most terrifying (yet beautiful) whirlpools

These mesmerising natural phenomena have long fascinated writers and terrified sailors. Located in some of the most beautiful parts of the world, each one is a worthy addition to your bucket list

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7 Incredible travel experiences in Peru that will enrich your life

Peru is rich in unforgettable experiences; from exploring rainbow-coloured mountains and ancient cities to witnessing the flight of the mighty Andean condor…

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Naughty or nice? 9 UK experience gifts to add to your Christmas list

From photography courses in the Peak District and riding the Hogwarts Express, to gin making and llama walks, these UK-based experience gifts offer something memorable and fun for the whole family

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How to see the Northern Lights on a budget

Want an unforgettable trip on the cheap? You don't get much more spectacular than the Northern Lights – here's how to see them for less than £250 (yes, really!)

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New York resized: 10 mind-blowing photos that make The Big Apple look tiny

Photographer Jasper Léonard uses an innovative tilt-shift technique to make New York – and its inhabitants – look positively dinky. You won't believe your eyes...

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5 family-friendly festive things to do in Colmar this Christmas

The town of Colmar in France’s Alsace region looks like it has been lifted straight out of a fairytale, especially at Christmas. Here’s how to make the most of its family-focused festive charm

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How to make and edit a travel film on your iPhone

Making and editing a travel film on your iPhone can be fast, fun and easy – if you know how. Wanderlust editor Phoebe Smith reveals her top tips

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7 Sri Lankan wildlife adventures that will change your life

Compact yet diverse, Sri Lanka is one of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations. Come face-to-face with leopards, elephants and blue whales, and even do your bit to save a species

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Short Break: Windsor, Great Britain

With long countryside walks, pretty river views and feast of fantastic restaurants, the Queen's home town is fit for a royal wedding – and a fabulous weekend break too

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Bummer! The world’s most-pessimistically named places and the stories behind them

Author Damien Rudd reveals the world’s most joyless place names, explains the stories behind them, and ponders whether Nothing in Arizona or Death in Finland should be on your next itinerary

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8 cosy (and quirky) British pubs, from horse carriage inns to seaside escapes

With open fireplaces, locally-brewed beer and room at the inn for pets (including ponies), these eight British pubs offer a warm welcome this winter

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Photo gallery: 15 joyous photos from Burkino Faso's golden age taken by the legendary Sory Sanlé

Burkina Faso photographer Sory Sanlé began his career in 1960, the year his country gained independence from France. These photos perfectly capture the unchecked optimism of those heady times. Enjoy!

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The best winter city breaks around the world

Whether you crave snow-dusted cathedrals and steaming roast chestnuts, or Christmas beach barbecues and steamy jazz festivals – head to these cities in November, December and January

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11 fabulous Christmas gifts for travellers that won’t break the bank (and a couple that will)

From an acre of threatened rainforest to funky power adapters, these gifts are perfect for the favourite traveller in your life. There’s even a few extra-special gifts if you really want to spoil them

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Health advice: How to plan for long term travel

Planning a long-term trip? Dr Jane's got you covered as we bring to you top tips on vaccines, dealing with illness overseas and dealing with personal health issues, to ensure you have a safe carefree trip

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Save me! 11 alarming photographs of wildlife crime and what you can do to help

An international group of award winning photographers have joined forces to use their powerful and iconic images to help bring an end to the illegal wildlife trade. But they desperately need your help too

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7 useful tips for taking incredible winter photographs

Snow and ice can cast a beautiful place in a whole new light, perfect for atmospheric landscape photographs. Phil Malpas shares seven tips for winter photography, including how to handle all that white...

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Short break guide to visiting the UK City of Culture, Hull

Home to maritime docks, artistic heritage and spectacular coastal scenery, there's enough to have a Hull of a good time in the UK's City of Culture 2017

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7 unique Northern Lights adventures you’ll want to book now

Don’t just watch the Northern Lights. 'Experience' them. From snowshoeing in Lapland to sleeping in a Sami tent, you’ll encounter the lights in a way you will never forget...

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5 reasons you must visit Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

This jewel of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mostar suffered terribly during the Balkan conflict. But it has bounced back with a vengeance. Here are five reasons you need to get there now.

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Before it's too late: Saving the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, but travellers can play their part in offering a lifeline to Queensland's coral kingdom. Find out the ongoing conservation efforts to save this underwater world...

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5 amazing places you must visit in Sri Lanka

Author CJ Bentley reveals the places that make Sri Lanka such an unmissable destination – from Yala National Park to Kothduwa, an island temple (home to giant squirrels) and a festival of light in Kaluta

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10 tips for writing irresistible travel articles

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

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Dog gone! 7 extraordinary dog statues around the world commemorating man’s best friend

From a statue of Queen Victoria’s dog that asks you for money to a replica of Japan’s most famous pooch, these bronze canines are monuments to loyalty, service and affection. And how much we love them

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The world’s 9 best Christmas markets (that aren’t in Germany)

Bright, festive and a lot of fun, these 9 fabulous markets from around the world are proof that not all the best Christmas markets are in Germany

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How to beat jetlag: 16 tips on arriving refreshed and raring to go

Crossing multiple time zones? Wanderlust editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes gives her tried and tested tips on beating the curse of jetlag - from adjusting your watch to drinking plenty of cherry juice.

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Warm for winter: Gilet gear review

From soft duck feathers to water-resistant outings, choose your body armour to stay warm this winter as Phoebe Smith tests out the latest and greatest gilets...

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Photo gallery: 8 remarkable endangered animals that need your help

Wildlife photographer Tim Flach travelled the world to capture these incredible images of endangered species. It's a powerful visual record - and an urgent call to arms

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How to capture incredible photos of the northern lights

Find out how to snap fantastic photos of the aurora borealis with William Gray’s insightful guide. Just don't forget to take a step back from the lens to admire the natural phenomenon...

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First 24 hours: Brussels, Belgium

With all the talk of Brexit, we spare a thought for the EU's historic hub - a gloriously eccentric, bilingual capital that is all too often misunderstood

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Last chance Christmas sun: 9 winter escapes you can still book now

The nights are drawing in and the temperatures are dropping, but it’s not too late to book a bit of sun – in Jordan, Costa Rica, the Galapagos islands ... or even the sugar white beaches of the Seychelles

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Paddington Bear's London for kids: the ultimate guide

To celebrate the release of Paddington 2, Nicola West reveals the places where your kids can relive the adventures of everyone’s favourite bear – from Kensington Palace to the station where it all began

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Viva la Revolucion! On the trail of Che Guevara in Bolivia

50 years after Che Guevara's death, Nick Boulos walks in the revolutionary's final footsteps through a region that few visitors see

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7 of the most beautiful places in Japan – and how to photograph them

Just west of Kyoto, Setouchi is a land of ancient shrines, grand bridges and island vistas – all ready and waiting to captured on Instagram...

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9 Greatest winter travel experiences

Warm up in Budapest's thermal spas, live out your own New York fairytale or soak in the Australian sun… Wanderlust readers share their favourite winter experiences

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10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites under threat – and how you can help to save them

Designed to raise awareness and spur people into action, these posters highlight the most endangered UNESCO sites around the world – from the rainforest of Sumatra to Bethlehem and beyond

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Why Trump's decision to lift the ban on elephant trophies stinks

Chris Packham and Paul Goldstein, currently guiding together in Antarctica, react to Donald Trump's decision to allow elephant trophies to be imported back to the USA

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15 of the most thrilling winter sun destinations

From rugged rail journeys through South Africa to forest trekking in Thailand, escape the winter blues on these far-flung adventures

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Bali and beyond: 9 unique Indonesian adventures you’ll want to book now

The islands of Indonesia are jam-packed with adventure and culture, but blissfully few visitors. Encounter fearsome wildlife, ancient monuments... and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world

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Bright lights, big city: 5 after-dark photography tips

Renowned night-time photographer Lukasz Palka shares his top tips for capturing incredible shots after the sun goes down...

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Following in Che Guevara's footsteps through South America

Embark on a historical journey on the path of revolutionist Che Guevara, visiting some of South America's most iconic sights along the way

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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 Tariq Zaidi, pick the most rewarding places to focus their lenses on

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5 reasons you must visit Cebu, Philippines

With its sugar-white beaches, azure waters and pristine coral gardens, the island of Cebu in the Philippines is the perfect tropical escape...

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Southern Spain as you've never seen it: Road tripping through Andalucía

Head beyond the beaches of the Costa del Sol to discover incredible architecture, epic scenery and Islamic history on an inland Spanish road trip

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5 Scottish distilleries every whisky lover must visit

Steeped in history and set in jaw-dropping locations, these distilleries are the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy a wee dram or two, says whisky blogger Greg Dillon

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7 utterly spooky locations we dare you to visit

From abandoned towns in Ukraine to mysterious pubs in Britain's far-flung corners, here are seven spooky locations where Wanderlust readers get the chills...

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The world’s best British embassies – and the intriguing stories behind them

Embassies have always played a special role in British history, representing the country and expressing our national character on foreign shores. Author James Stourton reveals his favourites

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8 unforgettable train journeys across South America

From Andean highs to coastal lowlands, South America's railroads cross some of the most dramatic scenery on Earth...

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