Sand close to hand: the world’s 9 best city beaches

Who says you can’t have it all? Convenient, accessible and gorgeous, these stretches of metropolitan coastline will add an element of sun and sand to your next city break.

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4 Greek islands the tourists haven't discovered yet

Escape the tourists – and discover adventure – on Greece’s remarkable wealth of island gems...

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5 secret Shakespearean gems in Stratford-Upon-Avon

The whole world may be a stage, but author Dominick Reyntiens suggests Shakespeare fans should go backstage and seek out these hidden gems the next time they're in the Bard's hometown

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Meet the stars of Dynasties: wildlife tours to locations from the hit BBC series

The BBC’s Dynasties has thrilled viewers by documenting the complex lives of some of the most endangered species on earth. Now you can encounter them first hand on these exciting wildlife tours

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Winter in Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is Japan’s wild frontier, especially in winter, when cars are swapped for snowmobiles and huskies, cranes dance, hot springs steam and the sparkling Sapporo Snow Festival comes to town...

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Dream sleep: Arctic Fox Igloos, Finnish Lapland

Don’t fancy facing the cold? In these new glass igloos in Finland, you can watch the northern lights from your bed. Just don’t fall asleep…

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5 musical reasons to visit Nashville, Tennessee

There’s a reason Nashville is called Music City. From Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash to the Kings of Leon and Jack White, all the biggest names have flocked here. Here’s five reasons you should too

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New Year, new you: 7 amazing learning trips around the world

Master a new skill in the new year by Immersing yourself in new cultures and enjoying a more rewarding journey on these expert-led learning trips

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Photo Gallery: 10 adorable photos of baby animals in the wild

Fluffy, tiny and cute: prepare to fall in love with Michael Poliza's pictures from Kenya, Botswana and Borneo of baby lions, cheetahs, elephants and more...

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Wandersleeps: 7 of the best stays in Morocco

From desert camps and city riads to gazing on the Atlas peaks from your own hilltop infinity pool – these amazing locations are ideal for soaking up Morocco’s wonders…

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Tiger, tiger burning bright: 10 top spots to see India's tiger in the wild

So you’ve seen the tiger on David Attenborough’s Dynasties, but now do you want to see them in the wild? We’ve put together the top 10 places in India where you can see the big cats with your own eyes…

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Wander Woman: 7 incredible natural wonders – how many have you seen?

Dazzled by her umpteenth sighting of the northern lights, Wanderlust’s editor-at-large, Phoebe Smith, reflects on why natural spectacles are so mesmerising…

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Knock on wood: Where to find the world’s most beautiful doors

Weathered or pristine, painted or heavily decorated, doors reveal the character of a city. Embrace one of the simple joys of travel by wandering through these cities and admiring their doors

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Top 10 Iceland experiences

Iceland is a whirlwind of exploding geysers, bubbling hot springs and endless mountainous landscapes. Here are 10 experiences that take you to the heart of this remarkable country.

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Paradise for pennies: How to see the Maldives without breaking the bank

Want to visit this island paradise but put off by the sky-high price tag? One local resident reveals how to visit on the cheap...

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7 Things to do in Porto

Portugal’s oldest city is not only beautiful but is crammed with things to do… here’s just a few ideas for the perfect short break...

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10 essential tips you need to know before visiting the Galápagos Islands as chosen by you

We asked for your top tips for travelling to one of the world’s greatest lands for wildlife and you certainly delivered! Take a read of your need-to know-advice, including visiting on a budget...

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First 24 hours: Luang Prabang, Laos

Over the years, Luang Prabang has repeatedly been voted Wanderlust readers’ favourite city. With its laid-back charms, temples and great food, Jeremy Head finds it easy to see why…

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5 reasons you must visit Zimbabwe... now!

With its extraordinary landscapes, quiet national parks and diverse wildlife, Zimbabwe is the perfect African destination. Here's why now is the time to explore the continent's most under-appreciated gem

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Big and brash: 9 trips of a lifetime in the USA

Big, bold, beautiful America celebrates its independence this week. How to plan the perfect trip for you? With these knock-out itineraries, of course...

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Photo gallery: 10 beautiful landscapes of Hampshire through the seasons

From a blanket of bluebells in spring and sunflowers in summer bloom, to autumnal hues and snow-blanketed pine forests in winter – we reveal Hampshire's most glorious landscapes throughout the year...

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West coast wonders: In search of Canada's elusive spirit bear

Found only on the remote islands of British Columbia, spirit bears have long been revered by First Nations peoples. We visit in search of the rare ursine, only to be greeted by orcas on the way...

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Dream sleeps: Would you stay the night at Shipwreck Lodge?

Namibia's Shipwreck Lodge may be set in an area once dubbed 'The Gates of Hell', but that's all part of the appeal at the hotel breathing new life into the Skeleton Coast…

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The world's most breathtaking peninsulas

Bounded on three sides by water, peninsulas offer all the benefits of an island, but with more accessibility. Expect remote beaches, abundant wildlife and culture just a little different from the mainland

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Top 5 Arabia highlights, according to Levison Wood

Having journeyed 8,000km and 13 countries around the Arabian Peninsula, we caught up with TV's top explorer for his recommendations on the must-visit sights in this too often misunderstood region...

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A river runs through it: 5 extraordinary things you must do in the Yukon

Gorgeous and untamed, the Yukon is the longest free flowing river in North America. Running through pristine wilderness in Canada and Alaska, here’s how to experience it at its most majestic...

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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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10 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), receive a warm welcome to remember at one of these British pubs this winter...

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23 BIG bucket list adventures

The rarest travel experiences. The toughest. The dearest. The ones that won’t be around forever. These are the real do-before-you-die journeys...

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Short break: Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø, the self-styled ‘Capital of the Arctic’ is about more than the northern lights – expect humpback whales, epic mountains and lashings of Scandi cool...

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5 reasons to visit Lincoln, England

With its historic cathedral quarter, rejuvenated city centre and calendar of lively festivals, Lincoln has emerged as one of the UK’s most enjoyable short break destinations. Get there now

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Cuba 7 ways – which will you choose?

With 2019 marking the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, there's never been a better time to visit Cuba. Short and sweet. Long and languid. Which tour will you choose?

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Way out west: Western Australia's Kimberley region on a budget

To see the Kimberley region in Western Australia usually involves five-star cruising and a five-figure price tag – we decided to see if we could experience this wilderness on a small budget…

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Watch your step: The world’s 9 most breathtaking staircases

From ancient carved stone staircases in Sri Lanka to modernist marvels in the Vatican, these staircases are both beautiful and challenging – and breathtaking in every sense of the word

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6 places you must visit on a West Texas road trip

Take a road trip through the wilds of West Texas for stirring beauty and southern comfort. Britt Collins reveals the places you must visit

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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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Take part in the Post Office Travel Money quiz

Think you’re a travel genius? Take our quiz to find out…

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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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14 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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