Cinque Terre highlights - and the best alternative places to visit

Where should you go once you've soaked up the multi-coloured magic of the Italian Riviera's uber-popular Cinque Terre? We reveal the must-see alternative villages, towns and coastal resorts to explore...

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7 of the best wild and adventurous stays in the Caribbean

White sands, swaying palms and a big dose of adventure. Forget the resorts: these unique hotels reveal the Caribbean’s wilder side. Enjoy our top pick of the best Wandersleeps from Jamaica to Barbados...

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How to make the perfect Salsa Roja

Bring the heat to your next dinner party with chef Enrique Olvera's Mexican Salsa Roja (with dried chiles). Here's how to make it yourself...

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Scottish Highlands travel guide: The best things to see and do

Explore the lochs, Munros and monsters of the Scottish Highlands, your ‘Top UK Destination’ in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards...

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How to make a Mauritian Tourte Rodriguaise (Papaya and Coconut Pie)

Impress guests by serving as a desert or spice up afternoon tea with a slice of this Papaya and Coconut Pie from Selina Periampillai's cookbook: The Island Kitchen...

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Inside the luxurious Casa Cairuçu on Brazil's Green Coast

Discover the golden-sand beaches, colonial heritage and wildlife of the Costa Verde in Brazil, with a stay in a beautiful bay-side house…

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Exploring Comoros Islands: A journey through the extra-spice isles

Remote and aromatic, impoverished and chaotic, Comoros is the Indian Ocean archipelago you won’t find in the brochures. But that makes it all the more intriguing…

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Let's salsa! How to make Mexican peanut salsa

This flavourful salsa con cacahuate recipe comes from Enrique Olvera's Meixcan cookbook Tu Casa Mi Casa, and will spice up dishes from around the globe. Here's the full recipe...

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Is eating bush meat while travelling worth the risk?

Many travellers feel that tasting every unusual food on offer is part of an unmissable exotic experience, but how risky is it to eat anything that moves? Dr Jane shares her guidance...

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What is Songkran Festival? Inside Thailand's April New Year celebrations

On 13 April, Thailand celebrates its New Year with the world’s wettest festival, Songkran. Here's everything you need to know about the annual national holiday...

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How to make authentic Mexican Pozole stew

Pozole, a soup or stew, is hearty, filling and perfect for your next dinner party. Here's the full recipe from Enrique Olvera's recipe book: Tu Casa Mi Casa...

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The 20 best places to visit in May

We reveal the best destinations to travel to in May, for ideal weather, natural wonders, cultural highlights, primetime wildlife watching experiences and longer-term trips...

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Malta vs Madeira: Which should you visit?

They’re both beautiful islands in Europe offering outdoor fun, culture aplenty and food to make you drool. But which one is the best? We put them head to head in an attempt to find out…

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How to sail around the world for far less than you might think

Exploring the world by yacht is becoming more accessible than ever before. Discover how with The Moorings yacht ownership programme…

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Dispatches: The joy of sitting still in Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Author and journalist Simon Barnes meditates on the blissful benefits of not doing, not searching, not moving, not exploring – just being in a special place, and understanding why it’s special…

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On the tail: Whale watching on the Bay of Fundy, Canada

Canada’s Bay of Fundy is the best place in the world to glimpse the endangered North Atlantic right whale. We set sail, hot on its trail…

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Matera, Italy short break: The best things to do in 2019's European City of Culture

Nearly 70 years after it was abandoned as ‘Italy’s shame’, Matera is one of two 2019 European Capitals of Culture – but this city of caves is not the only draw in Basilicata, says Gareth Clark

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Wander Woman: Slow travel on South Africa's Blue Train

South Africa’s iconic Blue Train has just changed from a one to two-night experience. Wander Woman Phoebe Smith reviews the luxury locomotive and indulges in some seriously mellow travel...

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20 things you need to know before travelling in South Africa

South Africa is vast, so when planning a visit you’ll need to weigh up what you can and can’t squeeze in. Check out Wanderlust readers' top tips for making the most of your trip...

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Blue Planet Live: When does it start, and where can you watch it?

Blue Planet is back and taking us on a week-long live exploration of the world's oceans - so where will the documentary series take us? Let's find out...

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Our Planet on Netflix: Everything you need to know

How can you watch Our Planet? And which parts of the world will it showcase? Here’s Wanderlust’s guide to the much-hyped nature documentary series…

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How to detox from your digital devices while travelling

Going travelling used to mean getting away from it all. Now it means posting on Instagram. Time to switch off - literally. Here's our guide to how to get the digital detox you need...

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Steppe in time: Keeping old traditions alive in Kyrgyzstan

As the world moves on, Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture appears under threat. But in Central Asia’s magnificent mountains the old traditions still find a way to survive…

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How to spend 3 days in Vienna, Austria

Austria’s capital can often seem so densely packed with culture that you don’t know where to begin, but it's also been voted the best city in the world to live in for 10 years running...

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Osaka, Japan: The ultimate Wanderlust travel guide

With direct UK flights to Osaka, it’s never been easier to explore one of Japan's biggest cities – just make sure you go with an empty stomach, says Olivia Lee...

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Dispatches: Meeting Svaneti locals in Georgia's Caucasus Mountains

While making Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure for ITV, the author and TV producer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent meets a memorable couple in the remote Svaneti region of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains…

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3 traditional Easter recipes from the South of Italy

Throw an Easter dinner party with classic Casatiello, Ciaudedda and U’ cutturidd’ recipes from the Italian South, taken from Katie Parla's new recipe book...

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Big Cat Tales on Animal Planet: Everything you need to know

Wildlife experts Jonathan and Angela Scott are back on TV, documenting the fascinating lives of the wild lions, leopards and cheetahs of Masai Mara National Reserve...

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Floral spectacles of the world: 9 must-visit destinations for flower lovers

The best times to visit these extraordinary flower-filled getaways around the world, including California's Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve and the lavender fields of Provence...

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13 of the best places to see African wild dogs

Spotting African wild dogs on safari requires luck and patience. But you can boost your chances of a brush with the ‘painted wolf’ by heading to one of these reserves…

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Your first 24 hours in Darwin, Australia

Indigenous Australian culture, the laid-back attitude of Indonesia, South-East Asian cuisine, European sensibilities – Darwin is an intoxicating mix...

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A journey through El Salvador: Volcano hikes, colonial towns and Maya ruins

From vast caldera to Maya ruins, El Salvador sums up all that’s good about Central America but without the crowds. Is it finally time for a sleeping giant to wake?

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5 countries every Game Of Thrones fan needs to visit

The eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones returns in June 2019. We take a look at some of its most stunning filming locations, including Spain, Croatia and Iceland...

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Dark Secrets: Voodoo in Benin

In the tiny West African nation of Benin, Voodoo remains the state religion. Enter a world of python temples, haystack cults and oozing fetish shrines...

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Highlights and wild wonders of South Africa's Northern Cape

Off-grid, low-key, and genuinely off-the-beaten track. If you’re drawn to the wild, uninhabited landscapes proffered in old adventure books you should be dust-tailing to South Africa’s Northern Cape...

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Wander Woman: Katherine Routledge, who stood on the shoulders of giants

While exploring the secrets of the moai on Chile’s Easter Island, Phoebe Smith ponders a greater mystery – why haven’t we all heard of archaeologist Katherine Routledge?

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Bush Rovers: Inside Tanzania's luxury mobile safari tents

These ingenious new 4WD safari tents in Tanzania are offering luxury front-row seats to some of the world’s great wildlife spectacles…

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Scuba-diving in the Maldives: exploring the island's marine life

The Maldives is known for its white-sand beaches and crystal-clear seas, but go when the water gets a little bit murky and you can swim with some very special residents…

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In 2019 Jessica Nabongo will become the first black woman to visit every country

With 154 countries down and 41 to go, Jessica Nabongo is en-route to becoming the first black woman in history to visit every country in the world. We caught up with her to find out more.

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A battle in Britain: Lake District versus Peak District

Both the Lake District and Peak District are loved for their beautiful wilderness. But which one is best? We put them head to head, comparing their hiking, wildlife and cultural clout...

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How to tip on your travels

Tipping etiquette varies from country to country. We’ve put together this guide so you know where to tip, when to tip, and who to tip – saving you the embarrassment (and cost) of getting it wrong...

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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 as Lyn Hughes discovers...

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20 top tips for going on safari as chosen by you

Going on safari is a dream trip for many, but making the most of that opportunity can be trickier than it sounds. We present your tips for ensuring every wildlife adventure is one to remember…

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Short break: Porto, Portugal

One of Europe’s oldest cities is fast becoming one of its hottest short break spots. Beauty, history, a lot of wine – what’s not to love, asks Lyn Hughes…

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Best of both worlds: The best of South Africa for the best value

New flights, incredible sights and more diverse wildlife than even the Kruger can boast — all for less money. South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal is about to become your go-to wilderness…

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Gear of the year 2019: The results

Our resident gear expert and her panel of judges have once again tirelessly prodded and probed to uncover the best kit to accompany your adventures. Drum roll please for this year’s winners…

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Dispatches: The joy of traffic jams

Hilary Bradt, co-founder of Bradt Guide, was recently awarded Madagascar’s equivalent of an OBE. She reveals her love-hate relationship with the country’s roads…

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Street treat: A traditional Turkish street food recipe

Wherever you are in Turkey, the street food is bound to be a highlight of your trip. With the help of acclaimed chef, Musa Dağdeviren, we give you a tasty recipe that can be rustled up in your Kitchen...

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5 places in Germany you've never heard of but need to visit...

North Rhine-Westphalia, located in the west of Germany, is a region of exciting contrasts. From UNESCO-sites to woodland hikes, this region has something for everyone...

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Exploring the Baltics on foot

As the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia mark their centenaries, we wander medieval streets, bogs and borders to unravel a trio of nations looking to move beyond a difficult past…

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How to hire a car for a road trip holiday

Terrified that hiring a car will land you in trouble and out of pocket? Fear not: we've got all the tips you need to make sure your rental and road trip goes smoothly...

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Hidden gems of Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is one of Thailand's busiest islands, so it's easy to presume that every stone has been turned here – but you'd be wrong. Here's where to go in Phuket to escape the tourist bubble

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Battle down under: Sydney Versus Melbourne

It's no secret these two Australian cities have a bitter rivalry. We put Melbourne and Sydney head to head, comparing their culture, cuisine, outdoors and trips. Read on to see who comes out on top...

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Bordering on the wild: Beyond Argentina's Iguazú Falls

Iguazú is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. But there’s far more to Argentina’s far north than a cool cascade. We head off on a mission…

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Handy tips: How to pack for hand luggage-only travel

Lyn Hughes once travelled for six months taking just a 30-litre daypack. The trip, which sparked the idea for Wanderlust magazine, also taught her how to pack light - a skill every traveller needs...

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Healthy New Year! How to be a healthier traveller in 2019

Make 2019 the year you get ‘travel ready’, says Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth, with our handy checklist of travel essentials to keep you fighting fit – and eco-friendly…

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First 24 hours in... Durban, South Africa

New direct flights, a weak rand, a glittering coastline and a multicultural vibe make South Africa’s third city a hot contender for a winter escape, says Damien Gabet…

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Trip planner: African Safari

Do you want to track big game on foot or in a dugout canoe? Explore vast savannahs or sweeping dunes? Focus on birds or bigger beasts like lion and rhino? Plot the perfect African safari for you...

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How to create a top quality video without breaking the bank

Professional film maker, photographer and adventurer, Kevin Merrey, shares his expert tips on the kit you need to create a top quality travel film without blowing the budget...

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5 reasons to visit Chilean Patagonia

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

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