9 things you must do in Peru

OK, visiting Machu Picchu is a given. But there's a lot more to Peru than this magnificent Inca citadel. Here are some activities to get you started...

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Solo Travel: Me, myself and Paris

As more travellers see the advantage of solo adventures, Beth Armstrong embarks alone on an escape to Paris with the help of a couple of very useful apps...

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First 24 hours in Windhoek, Namibia

Newcomers to the African continent will find a perfect entry point in Windhoek, where rich culture and natural beauty are always at hand...

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5 reasons you must visit Rovaniemi, Finland

Deep in Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi is a modern city, surrounded by nature. Watch the Northern Lights, tuck into rustic Lappish cuisine and meet a guy in a red suit who calls this part of the world home ...

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11 tasty foodie trips to tantalise your tastebuds

Food and drink make for some of our top travel memories. Explore the world, one cuisine at a time, with these delicious foodie-themed journeys, including Italy, Thailand and Peru

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Photo Gallery: 11 captivating photos from the Remembering Rhinos project

With World Rhino Day just passed, we take a look at the Remembering Rhinos project. Wildlife photographers, including Art Wolfe and Mark Carwardine, captured intimate photos of rhinos around the world.

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Going it alone: 6 top destinations for the solo traveller

So you've plucked up the courage to travel solo, but don't know where to go. From hiking trails in the Himalayas to snorkelling in the Komodo Islands, these are the perfect places for lone travellers...

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Rare treats: The 6 best places to still see rhinos in the wild

To celebrate World Rhino Day, Lyn Hughes reveals the best places to see these magnificent horned beasts and how to help save the rare animals from extinction...

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Market forces: the world’s most colourful and exotic markets

From the oldest farmer’s market in the US to ancient bazaars, straight out of the Arabian Nights, these markets are full of life, colour and tasty treats. You might even pick up a bargain or two as well

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Amazing Asturias: The best outdoor adventures on Spain's north coast

Wild coastlines, a gritty past and wildlife-rich parks make northern Austrias an unforgettable region to explore – especially on two feet

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A parallel universe: 5 reasons you should visit North Korea now

Michael Palin has been given unprecedented access into North Korea for his new TV show starting tonight. Should you travel to North Korea? Palin says yes, and so do we. Here is five reasons why...

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Royal Connections: 5 quirky regal sites in Britain and the stories behind them

For the most fascinating royal stories forget London and Windsor, says author Caroline Taggart. Travel a bit further afield, she says, and that’s where you’ll find the really interesting stuff

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That’s deep: 8 ‘grand’ canyons from around the world

Epic and awe-inspiring, canyons have long fascinated explorers and travellers alike. Wanderlust editor-at-large Phoebe Smith lists the eight that have impressed her most

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7 things you must do in Borneo

Impenetrable rainforests, rare wildlife, and diverse culture – the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo are perfect for adventure and nature lovers alike...

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7 ways to see Lapland's northern lights in style

Trek in snowshoes, rev up a snowmobile, husky-sled, or look up at the aurora borealis from the comfort of your bed. Here's how to get a unique and stylish view of the northern lights in Lapland...

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Warm for winter: The best thermals for travellers

Heading north to gaze at the aurora? South for an Antarctic expedition cruise? No matter how cold it gets, these cosy thermals will keep you toasty and warm...

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5 quirky reasons to visit outback Queensland, Australia

From Queensland’s melony answer to La Tomatina to camel races and opera, there are more reasons than vast red landscapes and big open skies to visit outback Queensland

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Trade up: 7 of the best trips to Silk Road cities

Follow in the footsteps of Joanna Lumley on these Silk Road adventures connecting some of the most vibrant destinations throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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Italy as you've never seen it before: 13 historical photos brought to life

This collection of antique photochromes and coloured prints is a fascinating document of Italy in the 1900s – and a reminder of what is about the country that wins every visitor’s heart

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Queen of the Pantanal: On the trail of jaguars in Brazil

A ranch in Brazil's Pantanal is not only helping to save some of the planet's rarest species – including jaguars – but lets visitors join those battling to protect them out in the wild...

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Click! Derren Brown on the magic of street photography

Did you know that famous illusionist Derren Brown is also a highly respected street photographer? Here he shares his favourite pictures, and explains why street photography gets him so excited

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Flying high: The world’s best bird of prey experiences

Author and falconer Ben Crane reveals the best places on the planet to witness mighty eagles, hawks and falcons in action

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Simon Reeve: "There are extraordinary things happening close to home"

We caught up with adventurer Simon Reeve on reflecting the truth in documentary making, how he used travel to overcome mental battles, as well as his upcoming TV series in the Mediterranean and UK tour…

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8 of the the best things to do in Ecuador

Dubbed by locals as ‘four countries in one’, Ecuador truly is a land of contrasts. Venture up volcanoes, encounter wildlife in the Galápagos, wander at the waterfalls, and explore Amazon rainforest

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Myth busters: The science behind travel health clichés

Is it true that going on an plane will make you sick? Can you avoid mosquito bites just because you’re a man? Doctor Jane is on the case to clarify the most baffling travel health myths…

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5 reasons to visit Vis, Croatia

It was the idyllic filming location of the hit movie 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again', but this laidback island is more than just a looker: here's why it's well worth a visit

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Meet the icons: 9 life-changing family holidays you’ll want to book now

From trekking in Nepal and safaris in Africa, to experiencing Japanese culture and chasing the northern lights in Sweden, these amazing family holidays are bound to give your kids a love of travel

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Faces of the world: 14 captivating portraits that showcase intriguing characters across the globe

Peer into the eyes of these faces of Vietnam, Cuba and India taken by Réhahn, one of the best travel portrait photographers in the world, with the ability to 'capture the soul of the people.'

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Animal instincts: 9 of the world's best wildlife experiences

Seeing a creature in its natural habitat is one of the greatest moments in travel: here's your guide to finding, tracking, and encountering the most magnificent species on Earth...

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'China's sinister stranglehold': Why animal poachers are slaughtering Botswana's wildlife

After 90 elephants and five rhino were found dead in Botswana this week, wildlife guide and safari camp owner Paul Goldstein is outraged – and asks, who is to blame?

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Holy, holy holy: The world’s most beautiful and important pilgrimage sites

Invariably beautiful and mostly serene, these centres of faith and pilgrimage are amongst the most breathtaking spots on the planet.

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The five biggest mistakes people make booking a trip to Africa … and how to avoid them

Frustrated at the options available, Sam Sellers started her own travel company to Africa. Here she reveals the pitfalls to avoid when booking your once in a lifetime group trip to this amazing continent

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15 incredible Christmas and New Year breaks for 2018

Not sure where to go this Christmas or New Year? Fly out to one of our off-beat winter destinations and experience the festive season like never before...

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Weekend wonderlands: 10 of the UK's best Christmas markets

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

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5 things to do with kids on the Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales

Shaped by the sea, the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast offers a host of family fun both in and out of the water. Here are five things your kids will love doing in one of the most beautiful corners of the UK

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Walk on the wild side: 9 wildlife trips that reveal India’s untamed heart

Majestic and often elusive, India’s wildlife is diverse and breathtaking. From tigers, leopards and black panthers to rare rhinos and lions, you’ll find them all on these extraordinary wildlife adventures

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Born to Ice: 10 incredible photos of life in the world's coldest corners

In his new book 'Born to Ice', photographer and conservationist Paul Nicklen heads to the world's polar regions to capture fascinating wildlife and awe-inspiring icebergs

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Wild Arabia: How to explore Oman's wild outdoors

Known as one of the most authentic countries on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has an even wilder side still – head south to Salalah for wonderful wadis, beautiful birds and baobab forests...

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A local guide to Vietnam: 5 off-the-beaten-track spots you haven't visited

Most travellers to Vietnam flock to Hoi An and Halong Bay, but miss out on its crowd-free corners. We spoke with TravelLocal's in-country guides on where to explore for an enriched cultural experience...

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Wander Woman: Fantastically small beasts and where to find them

Scuppered by bad timing on a trip to see some of Britain's biggest and most thrilling wildlife specimens, Wanderlust's Phoebe Smith goes on a 'micro-safari' to find the joy in the little things...

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The world's 7 best beaches for finding shells

From a beach in Western Australia made from shells 10 metres deep to tropical shell-strewn beaches in Cambodia and Costa Rica, beachcombers are sure to find something precious on these bountiful shorelines

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Jungle Booked: 5 of the wildest hotels in Sabah, Borneo

Whether you want to meet orangutans, cruise the Kinabatangan River, or hike through Borneo’s pristine rainforest, these are Sabah's most wild and wonderful places to stay...

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Keeping Faith: Discover Wales' southern coast

The BBC's Keeping Faith has put Wales' wild southern coast in the spotlight. Yet from Dylan Thomas' hometown to mysterious red skeletons, there's always been drama to be found here

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7 hassle-free and easy ways to earn money while you travel

It can be surprisingly easy to earn money from your home while you're travelling. From online blogging and tour guiding, to renting out your home, these simple steps will fund your global adventures...

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It's not just sun, sea and Santorini! 7 things you must do in Greece

Explore secret islands, encounter rare wildlife, and eat and drink to your heart's content – Greece is the perfect European year-round destination whatever your interests

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The UK's most spectacular places to stand-up paddleboard

Adventurer Lizzie Carr paddled 650km around Britain's waterways as part of her campaign against plastic pollution. She reveals her top places to stand-up paddleboard in the UK...

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Health on the move: How to avoid hidden dangers when travelling

We often think we're safe when travelling surrounded by others or sharing facilities, but there's a world of hidden dangers. Dr Jane has all the top tips for staying healthy when away from home...

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5 reasons to visit Vienna, Austria

Just voted the most liveable city in the world for the ninth year in a row, the Austrian capital is bursting with cool cafes, vast city parks and culture. Here’s why you need to get there now.

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7 exhilarating adventures in USA National Parks

From the wild parks of the hipster northwest to the iconic red canyons of the south, these trips will take you to the very heart of the USA’s greatest treasures – its National Parks

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Wild wonders: 8 action-packed snaps of animals around the world

These incredible photos offer a rare up-close glimpse of some of the world's most incredible animals – from sleepy sloths and camouflaged rhinos, to quick-footed penguins and more...

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The last wilderness: Tracking black rhinos in Namibia

The rugged north-west of Namibia brings travellers face-to-face with desert-adapted wildlife and a remote region little changed (or visited) in centuries

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Go for gold: Where to see Britain's best autumn colours

With a colourful autumn predicted, seek out spectacular valleys and vibrant woodlands this season in bold, beautiful Britain

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Five sure-fire tips for keeping your travel photos safe on the road

Internationally acclaimed photographer Elia Locardi’s livelihood relies on keeping his precious image files safe. He reveals the strategies you need to help ensure you never lose a single shot on the road

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10 of the best dog-friendly beaches in Europe

26 August marks World Dog Day – so what better way to treat your best friend than with a waggy-tailed romp on these beautiful beaches in Croatia, Spain, Italy and beyond?

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7 of England's most glorious castles – and their fascinating history

From King Arthur's birthplace on the Cornish coast to iconic royal weddings in Windsor, uncover medieval tales and fantastic forts on a day trip to these spectacular English castles...

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9 of the best things to do in Sri Lanka

Climb a sacred mountain. Lounge on a deserted beach. And enjoy a cuppa on a picture-perfect plantation. All this and more awaits on this most serendipitous of islands...

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Short break: Antwerp and Doel, Belgium

Nothing is as it seems on the borders of northern Belgium, where doomed villages, old reserves and a revitalised Antwerp make for a wild escape...

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5 reasons to visit Aqaba Jordan

Aqaba’s clear, warm waters and vibrant coral reefs are the best in the Red Sea. Add in a colourful history, fabulous cuisine and ancient treasures on your doorstep and you really need to get there now

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Talking Turkey: 7 extraordinary adventures in the land where east meets west

Turkey is exotic, exciting and currently very affordable. From the aqua-blue waters of the east to the ancient towns of the west, the time to visit is now...

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Walk on the wild side: 12 photos of Thailand's wildlife, from mischievous monkeys to amazing elephants

Winners of 2016's Photo of the Year competition were sent on the photo commission of a lifetime. Meet the friendly faces and cheeky characters of Thailand's wildlife through the lens of Julia Wainwright..

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