Humble in the jungle! Kate Humble goes gorilla watching in DR Congo

Kate Humble heads to Kahuzi-Biega NP in search of lowland gorillas and discovers the benefits that gorilla watching has brought to the region's forgotten communities

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I can get your travel book published. Here's how...

Summersdale senior editor Debbie Chapman gives you the inside scoop on what book publishers are looking for - and what you need to do to get your travel memoir on the shelves

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Lunar like a local: Your guide to the best Chinese New Year traditions

We unravel a lucky eight of the best Chinese traditions so you can celebrate the Lunar New Year like a local. Colourful, touching and intriguing, these traditions are the key to an unforgettable experience

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11 tips for taking better wildlife photos

From using light to being ready to react, Graeme Green reveals the skills that will help your photos stand out as you start your career as a wildlife photographer

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6 strange Valentine's Day traditions from around the world

From obligation chocolate and anonymous poems to friend celebrations and cutlery, these peculiar Valentine gestures are as diverse as the countries they originate from - but speak the same language of love

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5 irresistible independent chocolate shops you must visit in Brussels

There’s no better way to sample Belgium than working up a taste-bud sensation in its chocolate-haven capital – all with good knowledge that your euros are funding local chocolatiers

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Mi casa, su casa: The world’s 5 most family-friendly countries

A recent survey of expats asked them to rank the world’s most family-friendly countries on inclusivity, attitudes to children, safety and family-friendly activities. The results may surprise you ...

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9 romantic trips for lovers of adventure

From epic desert landscapes to intimate wildlife encounters, these trips are tailormade to capture the romance of adventure travel and provide plenty of memorable romantic moments

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Into the wild: Wolf-watching in Sweden

A wealth of wildlife lies on the doorstep of Sweden's capital, with wolf-howling trips and a stay in the 'planet's most primitive hotel' revealing a hidden natural world...

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Photo gallery: 11 close-up and captivating faces of Sri Lanka's wildlife

From colourful reptiles to fang-baring monkeys, catch a glimpse of Sri Lanka's extensive wildlife with these intimate photos that capture them in character

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Beyond Paris: Europe’s 7 most underrated romantic city breaks

Forget Paris, Rome or Venice this Valentine's Day and visit these less crowded, loved-up destinations instead. They offer all the charm and romance, but without the crowds.

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Ed Byrne: "I didn't go into it expecting to have a spiritual experience – I'm aware of my limitations"

Comedian and hillwalker Ed Byrne has been walking Spain's Santiago de Compostela for the BBC show The Pilgrimage. Phoebe Smith catches up with him to talk travel, religion and the perfect walking trail…

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9 adventures through Africa's wild south

Whether you visit for glittering desert dunes, the majestic wildlife, rugged landscapes or the wild coasts - there's a southern Africa adventure for all

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Get paid to travel: The 12 best jobs in travel - and how you can do them

From travel writing and photography to working with animals, getting paid to travel is many people’s dream job. Here, 12 experts in their fields tell you the highs, lows and what it takes to succeed...

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4 things you didn’t know about Northumberland

A magical place of ancient castles, unspoilt sandy beaches and sweeping moorland, we reveal the secrets that made Northumberland your top-rated UK destination in the Wanderlust Reader's Travel Awards

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Suffragette city: Your guide to London’s most important ‘Votes for Women’ sites

February 6 2018 marks the centenary of (some) women getting the vote in Britain. Author Rachel Kolsky reveals five sites you should visit in London which played a vital role in the suffrage movement

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The ultimate city guide to Kyoto, Japan

From fresh seafood market stalls and cherry blossom canal strolls to mesmerising temples and traditional inns, make the most of your trip to Kyoto with our ultimate guide...

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5 reasons you must visit Kyrgyzstan

You named it your Top Emerging Destination in the Wanderlust World Travel Awards. Here’s why Kyrgyzstan is so popular with travellers looking for culture, hospitality, and off the beaten track adventure

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8 awesome trips into the heart of Canada’s great outdoors

You voted Canada your top-rated destination in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards. Celebrate with one of these mighty adventures into Canada's epic open spaces, from the Rockies to the Arctic

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The pure life of Costa Rica's off-season

Adopt the pura vida attitude and discover Costa Rica's attractions out of season and without the crowds. Lyn Hughes goes in search of nesting turtles, rapid rafting, and rainforest walks

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Photo Gallery: Travel Photo of the Year 2017 winners

From erupting volcanoes and mountains at dawn, to vibrant colours of India's Holi Festival. Feast your eyes on the winning entries in this year's Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition

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Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year: The results

Our judges have sorted through your inspirational images to find the very best Travel Photos of the Year. We can now reveal the lucky winners who are off to Costa Rica...

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Wet and wildlife: the world's greatest wetlands and the creatures you'll meet there

Wet, wild and utterly wonderful, seek out these beautiful natural spots on your travels, not just for the views but for the abundant wildlife that call them home as well

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Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2018: Who you judged the best in travel

We asked you about your travels of the past year, and to rate the countries and cities you visited, and the providers you used. Here are the results of the Reader Travel Awards 2018

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Rediscovering EDEN: 5 hidden cultural gems you must visit in Malta

Only 3 hours from the UK and warm all-year-round, Malta is packed with history and culture – including these extraordinary places, recently recognised by the European Destinations of Excellence awards.

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Helicopters and horses: experiencing life as a nomad on the wild steppes of Kyrgyzstan

Amid Kyrgyzstan’s vast valleys and astonishing mountain peaks, the horse and the helicopter are kings. Lyn Hughes ventures deep into this fascinating country to experience life as a modern nomad.

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Short break guide to County Cork, Ireland

For tasty food and scenery, you can't beat the south-west corner of the Emerald Isle for a hearty slice of the country's best bits in miniature. Find out for yourself with a weekend break away...

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Say no to selfies: 5 tips that will make your teenagers a better travel photographer

With the rise of social media, more teenagers are taking more holiday photos and posting them online. Teach your kid to lose the duckface and make their Instagram feed more compelling.

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Meet Europe's next big thing: 9 exciting holidays in the incredibly under-rated Balkans

With spectacular coast and lakes, rugged mountains, and dramatic historical monuments, the Balkans offers something for everyone. From Croatia to Albania, the vibrant region is waiting to be explored..

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Awoooo! 8 howling hotspots to see wolves

After an amazing wolf encounter? From the mountains of Ethiopia to icy Arctic Canada, here are eight great places where you may see wolves...

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Photo of the Year finalists: 10 extraordinary landscapes around the world

From erupting volcanoes in Indonesia to fairy-tale mountains in China, enjoy these finalist photos from the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition

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10 things we could all learn from the Aussies

Laid back and laconic, with a love of the great outdoors, Aussies have much to teach the world about getting a good life/work balance. Peter Moore let’s us in on his country’s secrets

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Timber! The world’s 7 most famous trees

Ancient, majestic and steadfast, these famous trees have witnessed the birth of religions, sheltered famous outlaws, and stood firm in the face of human folly. Visit them while you still can.

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39 perils that every adventurous person must face

From desperate loo hunts to language barrier woes, how many of these travel perils have you tackled? (Let's face it, they're what great travel stories are made of...)

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Join the uproar: 4 ways you can help to save lions

Lions are in crisis. Half of them have been lost over the past 25 years, and there are fewer lions than rhinos on the African continent. The Lion Recovery Fund reveals how you can help

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Sri Lanka's best wildlife national parks

Leopards, elephants, whales, birdlife in abundance – Sri Lanka is a wildlife lover's paradise. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne reveals what you'll find in each of its national parks...

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5 must-know tips for landscape photography

Want to snap incredible photos of outdoor landscapes? Learn from Ross Hoddinott's top tips for turning a tricky travel landscape into a straight-forward masterpiece

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5 reasons to visit Canada out of season

With the hordes of summer gone, Canada reveals its quirkier side. For the canny visitor, it’s a unique opportunity to gain a rare insight into Canadian culture and enjoy this vast country to yourself

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Beyond the 'Marrakesh Express': 9 adventures into the heart of Morocco

Climb sand dunes, discover hidden valleys, walk with Berbers and learn the secrets of Moroccan cooking on these trips designed to reveal Morocco’s authentic heart

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Wanderlust 2018 Gear of the Year awards: The results

Happy New Gear! The results of Wanderlust's 2018 Gear of the Year awards are now in: here's the definitive list of the best kit that every traveller needs to take on their next adventure…

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Rocky Mountain high: Colorado’s 7 best cycle routes

Colorado is a cyclist’s dream destination. From mountain climbs and scenic byways, to vineyard trails for casual pedallers, Colorado’s cycle routes provide a stunning backdrop for all abilities

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Strike a pose! 10 extreme Icelandic selfies

With their backs turned to Iceland's mesmerising landscapes, some people will go to extreme lengths to snap a selfie – as photographer Theo Bosboom witnessed...

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The Wanderlust guide to Trump’s ‘shitholes’

With one wave of his tiny hand, the American president wrote them off as ‘shitholes’. But it doesn’t take much digging to discover why these unfairly maligned countries are well worth a visit

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5 steps to make packing for your next trip stress-free

Struggling to pack all the essentials into your suitcase? Learn how to effectively pack for your next adventure with these five tips, including the best travel products to help you out...

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10 of the best active holidays for 2018

From trekking in Nepal to cycling India's south coast, these unforgettable trips will get your adrenalin racing, thighs sighing and heart soaring

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7 strange and quirky museums around the world

From rainbow tunnels of instant noodles to monuments celebrating the humble toilet – these museums recommended by Wanderlust readers are certainly odd – but they're endearing and interesting too

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First 24 hours: Salta, Argentina

The Andean highlands are home to huge peaks, sweeping Puna and fine food, but it's the colonial city of Salta that will leave you truly breathless, says Daniel Neilson

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: 'I was nearly the next James Bond'

Climbing legend Sir Ranulph Fiennes discusses his heroes, his motivations, and how he nearly beat Roger Moore to the role of the world's most famous spy

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Monkey business! 9 extraordinary primate hotspots around the world

From the snow-bound rocks of Japan's 'Hell's Valley' to the ripe jungles of Borneo and Belize, here are nine destinations for a really wild encounter...

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The Wanderlust family travel hotlist: Where to go in 2018

From bog walking in Estonia to riding Scotland's Hogwarts Express, family fun is guaranteed in the countries that top our 2018 travel hotlist

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Arriba! 9 colourful and exciting Mexican adventures

Add a little zing to your holidays this year. From zesty culinary tours and epic Mayan adventures, to cycling through the sleepy corners of the Yucatan, these trips are sure to get the fiesta started

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Life in the slow lane: Island hopping in Indonesia

East of Bali, Nusa Tenggara is one of Indonesia's most accessible island chains, allowing ferry-hopping travellers a way to slowly soak up its wild shores and diverse cultures

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Walking through Palestine: 5 essential tips for discovering the best of the West Bank

The West Bank can be an incredibly rewarding travel destination, says filmmaker Leon McCarron. With the right attitude – and these five tips – it is easier to explore than you might expect...

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Hitting all the right notes: The world’s most breath-taking opera houses

Whether they’ve premiered works by Mozart or feature striking cutting-edge designs, these lavish opera houses have become enduring symbols of the cities they reside in

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Point and shoot: 5 tips for making a compelling expedition film

Video is a great way to share amazing stories of adventure. And with video cameras so portable and affordable these days, it's easy for anyone to film their travels. Filmmaker Leon McCarron explains how.

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The best experiential trips for 2018

Immerse yourself in local culture, learn a traditional skill and get swept up in celebrations. There's something new to learn every day of the journey with these top experience trips

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How to become a travel photographer - and get paid to travel the world

Do you have what it takes to become a travel photographer? Our team of experts share their tips and advice...

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Gear review: winter walking boots

Headed to the mountains for a hike or taking a breezy stroll through the woods this winter? Keep those feet dry and comfortable with these boots that were made for walking...

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10 of the best new journeys to embark on in 2018

Sail the coast of Portugal, drive on ancient Silk Road trade routes, or take an overland adventure through Africa. These new trips will take you to uncharted territory - and beyond

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5 reasons to visit Chilean Patagonia in 2018

Patagonia is probably already on top of your bucket list. But the completion of a new ‘Route of Parks’ on the Chilean side makes a trip to this stunning corner of the world even more compelling

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