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 travel challenges to tackle in 2018

From trekking in Nepal to cycling India's south coast, these unforgettable trips will get your adrenaline 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 unchartered 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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7 action-packed Western Australia holidays for adventurous travellers

With new direct flights from Europe to Perth, the extraordinary landscapes, untouched beaches and unique wildlife of Western Australia are now within reach. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

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Tango time! Dancing in the streets of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a city that moves to the rhythms of tango, so what better way to discover a new side to the capital than by joining the dance?

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4 alternative things to do in Copenhagen

There’s more to Copenhagen than the Tivoli Gardens and the colourful harbour of Nyhavn. Here are four off-beat things to do in the Danish capital

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Strike a pose: the world’s most mysterious, intriguing and terrifying mask festivals

Adding colour, menace and not a little anonymity, masks are the mainstay of festivals around the world. For some festivals they are front and centre and cause for celebration in their own right

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2018's best trips to explore new frontiers

Be among the first to explore these new destinations or routes, from wild camping in Madagascar to jungle cruise Papua New Guinea

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Canada: A land of year-round adventures

From bear-spotting in spring to winter carnivals on ice, Canada has something for you to love, whatever the season...

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5 street food markets every self-respecting foodie should visit

Love travel? Love food? From Dakar to New Orleans, these legendary markets offer super fresh ingredients, innovative dishes and new taste sensations - a true adventure for both your palate and your soul

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The newest and best Culture trips for 2018

Get under the skin of a destination with these exciting brand new trips for Culture for 2018. We've checked all the latest tour operator brochures to bring you this top selection

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8 of the world's most adventurous ski destinations

From North Korea to Iran, Hawaii to Kosovo, these far-flung ski destinations are for adventurous travellers only. You'll earn maximum bragging rights among your ski buddies...

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Your 2018 calendar of world festivals

From cities of ice and kite-filled skies to colourful carnivals, we’ve got you covered when it comes to planning your 2018 travels… month by month

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7 unforgettable South African wildlife adventures you will want to book now

From ultra-luxurious safaris to volunteering on world-renowned conservation projects, the ways to encounter South Africa's wildlife are as varied as the species themselves. Get there now!

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Rick Stein is one hot tamale!

We talk to TV chef Rick Stein on retracing his first big trip through Mexico in the ’60s, all things fishy, and why the UK is on the verge of a foodie revolution

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Tu-whit, tu-whoo! 5 adorable British owls and the best places to see them

No other species of bird captivates us like owls - our mysterious and wise old friends. John Lewis-Stempel explains their magic and reveals where to find them

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5 reasons to hike the Peaks of the Balkans - and how to do it

Escape the crowds, experience beautiful scenery, and explore wide open spaces as you hike secret Europe following the Peaks of the Balkans trail through Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro

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9 weird and wonderful ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve around the world

From smashing plates on friends’ doors to jumping waves or stocking up on round things, here's how to make your NYE celebrations a little more exotic this year...

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12 travel resolutions you'll actually want to keep

Don't let life whizz you by. Make some promises this January to ensure amazing adventures for the rest of the year...

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The newest and best Wildlife trips for 2018

Want to see some top wildlife in 2018? We've scoured the latest tour operator brochures to bring you their newest and most exciting wildlife trips for 2018

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5 travel resolutions every family should make for the New Year

From setting daily photo competitions to packing more to help local community projects, Peter Moore reveals 5 ways you can make your family trips more lively, satisfying and fun in the New Year

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Yes, there is a crazy person skiing down that mountain! Jaw-dropping photos of extreme skiers in action

These astonishing, death-defying photos of the world's top extreme skiers and boarders - including Ryland Bell, Rob Kingwill and Jeremy Jones - will blow your mind

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Winter thrills: 7 unique adventures in Europe's snowy wonderlands

From snowshoeing in the Alps to exploring Iceland by Superjeep, these winter adventures are guaranteed to warm your soul and create magical memories

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The Wanderlust travel hotlist: Where to go in 2018

Make 2018 an unforgettable year, and venture to new corners of the world with inspiration from our annual travel hotlist. These are the destinations we can't wait to visit in 2018...

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Rudolph reveals all: Exclusive interview with the world's most famous reindeer

We catch up with Santa's biggest helper to find out what life is like in Lapland, why it's such a magical place, and how he gets his nose so shiny...

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The pints have ears: 5 London pubs with outrageous stories to tell

From bars made from coffin lids to drinkers' secret dalliances with royalty, these London pubs have a story or two to accompany their fine craft ales...

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7 unique winter adventures to have in the USA

From tracking wolves in Yellowstone National Park to fat biking in snowy Utah, these exhilarating winter activities reveal the USA as you've never seen it before...

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9 extraordinary volcanoes you must visit in the UK

The UK may not have any active volcanoes anymore, but the landscapes they once sculpted are still a sight to behold. You might even find that you've already visited one or two of the peaks...

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Yes, Christmas Island does exist! Here's how you can visit it...

The wild wonders (and famous red crabs) of Christmas Island have never been easier to reach. Whether you've been naughty or nice, it's time you took a trip to this Indian Ocean isle

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5 alternative Christmas dinners from around the world

Fancy feasting on something a little more exotic this Christmas? Ditch the turkey and sprouts for Aussie BBQ seafood and Honduran turkey tamales, with these alternative Christmas dinner ideas

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5 great reasons to visit Barbados (not that you need convincing!)

Endless sunshine and sugar-white beaches might catch the eye, but it is the food, parties and wildlife that make Barbados one of the most alluring destinations in the Caribbean

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Da! Da! Da! 7 unique Russian adventures you’ll want to book right now

A vast country that stretches from Europe to the Far East, Russia has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for culture, wildlife or an epic rail journey, Russia offers it all

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How to tango like a pro in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Which shoes to wear? Which direction to dance in? Tango in Buenos Aires is more complicated than you might think - so here's how to put your best foot forward

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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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