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The most popular Wanderlust articles of 2020

We may not have been travelling in 2020 but millions of you visited the Wanderlust website. Here are the 30 most popular articles of the year.

View from Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds (Shutterstock)

It will be no surprise to hear that the coronavirus updates attracted millions of reads, but we have kept them out of this list. As this Top 30 countdown shows, your travel dreams were still being kept alive, but you were also very into our quizzes and UK walks.

30. The world's 12 best locations for whale watching

Humpback whale breaching (Shutterstock)

Humpback whale breaching (Shutterstock)

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29. The 113 greatest travel experiences

Tiger's Nest, Bhutan (Dreamstime)

Tiger's Nest, Bhutan (Dreamstime)

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28. 20 of the best travel podcasts to listen to now

Woman listening to podcast (Shutterstock)

Woman listening to podcast (Shutterstock)

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27. Visiting Scotland with Outlander's Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish

© Peter Sandground/Starz Entertainment

© Peter Sandground/Starz Entertainment

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26. South America trip planner: 8 incredible routes

Bartolome Island in the Galapagos Islands (Shutterstock)

Bartolome Island in the Galapagos Islands (Shutterstock)

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25. Quiz: How well do you really know the UK?

The Jurassic Coast (Shutterstock)

The Jurassic Coast (Shutterstock)

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24. 37 of the world's best walks

Mount Assiniboine (Shutterstock)

Mount Assiniboine (Shutterstock)

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23. 13 cute, crazy and downright weird animals you’ve probably never heard of

A streaked tenrec (Shutterstock)

A streaked tenrec (Shutterstock)

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22. 7 of the best walks in the Peak District

Sunset over the Salt Cellar in the Upper Derwent Valley (Shutterstock)

Sunset over the Salt Cellar in the Upper Derwent Valley (Shutterstock)

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21. Quiz: How well do you know the world’s capital cities? Part 2

Can you name even MORE capital cities? (Shutterstock)

Can you name even MORE capital cities? (Shutterstock)

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20. 17 of the best things to do in Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam (Dreamstime)

Halong Bay, Vietnam (Dreamstime)

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19. 8 of the best walks in London

Regent's Canal walk, London (Shutterstock)

Regent's Canal walk, London (Shutterstock)

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18. 6 of the best walks in Oxfordshire

River Glyme in Oxfordshire UK (Shutterstock)

River Glyme in Oxfordshire UK (Shutterstock)

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17. The best African safaris for any traveller

African safari. (Dreamstime)

African safari. (Dreamstime)

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16. 9 of the best walks in the Yorkshire Dales

Sunrise in Otley, overlooking Wharfdale Valley (Shutterstock)

Sunrise in Otley, overlooking Wharfdale Valley (Shutterstock)

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15. 7 of the best walks in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Stunning view of Ben Lomond, Scotland (Dreamstime)

Stunning view of Ben Lomond, Scotland (Dreamstime)

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14. 16 things you must do in Peru

Rainbow mountains, Vinicua, Peru  (Dreamstime)

Rainbow mountains, Vinicua, Peru (Dreamstime)

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13. 8 of the best walks in the New Forest and Hampshire

Tall Trees Trail, New Forest, Hampshire (Shutterstock)

Tall Trees Trail, New Forest, Hampshire (Shutterstock)

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12. Quiz: How well do you know your geography?

Ushuaia, Argentina (Shutterstock)

Ushuaia, Argentina (Shutterstock)

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11. Quiz: How well do you really know Europe?

Bratislava, one of Europe's capitals (Shutterstock)

Bratislava, one of Europe's capitals (Shutterstock)

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10. 10 top tips for writing inspiring travel articles

Start writing your travel article with these top tips (Shutterstock)

Start writing your travel article with these top tips (Shutterstock)

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9. The world's strangest flags and why we love them

Flags of the world (Shutterstock)

Flags of the world (Shutterstock)

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8. 11 fabulous walks in the glorious Cotswolds

View from Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds (Shutterstock)

View from Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds (Shutterstock)

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7. 13 of Scotland's best hikes

Hikers on Ben Nevis, Scotland (Shutterstock)

Hikers on Ben Nevis, Scotland (Shutterstock)

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6. Quiz: How well do you know the world's capital cities?

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5. The world's 13 weirdest Christmas traditions

Catalonian tradition of caga tió (Dreamstime)

Catalonian tradition of caga tió (Dreamstime)

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4. 13 of the best beaches near London

Low tide at Stone Bay, Broadstairs (Shutterstock)

Low tide at Stone Bay, Broadstairs (Shutterstock)

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3. 11 of the best walks in the Lake District

The view from Helvellyn, one of the Lake District's more challenging walks (Dreamstime)

The view from Helvellyn, one of the Lake District's more challenging walks (Dreamstime)

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2. 10 of the world's most endangered animals

The Sumatran orangutan (Shutterstock)

The Sumatran orangutan (Shutterstock)

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1. 23 BIG bucket list adventures

Machu Picchu: The ultimate bucket list destination? (Shutterstock)

Machu Picchu: The ultimate bucket list destination? (Shutterstock)

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