Why now is the time to explore Papua New Guinea

Travel deep into the heart of Papua New Guinea on a new expedition cruise along the Sepik River, to discover ancient rituals, repentant headhunters, and tribal villages frozen in time…

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Arctic v Antarctic: Which polar region should you choose?

There are a lot more differences to these polar regions than the bit of compass they point to. We've reviewed and compared the best of both, so you can choose your ice adventure with ease...

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Journey south: 7 amazing Antarctic adventures

It tops most travellers wishlist, and more than lives up to the hype. Set forth to Antarctica, be awed by the ice, whales and penguins, and venture where few others have yet visited

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North bound: 10 ideas for incredible Arctic adventures

A trip to the planet's tips remain at the top of most travellers' wishlists. Grab your base layers and head north to discover spectacular Arctic wonders across Greenland, Norway, Russia and more...

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Adventure of a lifetime! 20 tips for visiting polar regions of the world

From spotting concealed wildlife with a camera lens to using vodka as an anti-freezer – we reveal the must-know tips for your polar trip, as recommended by Wanderlust readers...

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Wander Woman: 9 very grand canyons

Intrigued by Oman’s version of the Grand Canyon Wanderlust’s editor-at-large Phoebe Smith considers what’s in a name…

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Saddle up! How to explore Taiwan by bike

Pedalling Taiwan's National Cycle Route #1 has become a local rite of passage, but also offers a way to connect with this remarkable country like never before...

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Wander Woman: 6 extreme sleeps that will make your knees tremble

Wanderlust Editor-at-Large Phoebe Smith takes to Colorado’s cliff faces to attempt a portaledge camp out, as part of her training for the UK Extreme Sleeps challenge...

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9 of the world's most remote secret beaches

From isolated island shores in Norway to sandy coves on the South Wales coast, we reveal the crowd-free beaches you need to explore, as recommended by Wanderlust readers...

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First 24 hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish capital may already be gearing up for the climax of festival season, but those walkable, historic streets are always up for a party...

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City of God: How to explore Rio de Janeiro's off-beat wild trail

Rio de Janeiro spans bustling neighbourhoods, golden shores and forested peaks – but now one special trail unites them all...

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In Napoleon's footsteps: Far-flung adventures on St Helena island

New flights have opened up one of the UK's most distant outposts, so Lyn Hughes visited in search of St Helena's whale sharks, Napoleonic history and unique culture

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Busted! 10 incorrect travel health myths solved

There's a huge amount of misinformation handed down on the travellers' grapevine – not to mention over the internet. Dr Jane unpicks the most troubling travel health myths...

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Walking with giants: Elephant watching in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park

After decades of instability, Zimbabwe is reinventing itself as one of Africa's safari gems. We rediscover a wilderness where there are 200 times more elephants than visitors...

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Experience more for less: How to have a microadventure

Swapping your night in for a wild stand-up paddleboarding microadventure can transform your regular weeknights, discovers Rhodri Andrews...

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First 24 hours in Nashville, USA

As the first direct flights from the UK land in the neon glitz of honky tonk Nashville, discover a growing city that moves to a different rhythm entirely...

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Beyond the city: How to explore Abu Dhabi's wild side

Beyond the shopping malls and high-rises that most experience, we discover the UAE’s wilder side…

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Avebury: Mysterious circles and ancient stones

A short drive north from Stonehenge is the unsuspecting village of Avebury, where equally fascinating stone structures and crop circles wait to be explored. We uncover its mysterious Neolithic past...

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Buon appetito! How to eat (and cycle) your way around Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna has gelato, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Parma ham and plenty more to attract foodies – and exploring by bike is the perfect way to stop and sample it all

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7 spine-tingling South African wildlife adventures you'll 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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On top of the world – but feeling under the weather? How to overcome altitude sickness

Altitude sickness can affect the most seasoned of travellers but, as our resident travel doctor reveals, a few simple tweaks can have you back in high spirits

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Short break: Belgrade, Serbia

Behind Belgrade's hedonistic nightlife is a historic capital with a restless creativity, affordable prices and fantastic food, says Mary Novakovich

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Is this the most surreal landscape on earth? Exploring Argentina's Puna de Atacama

A land of "devil's deserts", otherworldly volcanoes, and a town at the end of the world: Lyn Hughes visited north-west Argentina in search of jaw-dropping natural wonders you never knew existed...

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Wander Woman: Wild(life) swimming

Forget simply stepping into a watercourse for a bit of front crawl. Instead, opt for a wild water adventure with an up close encounter with wildlife. Discover more as Phoebe Smith dives Down Under...

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First 24 hours in Auckland, New Zealand

Many travellers skip the big city in a rush to reach the country's wilder attractions, but Auckland has plenty of adventure on its doorstep. Discover for yourself...

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Born to be wild! Trekking Greenland's untamed Arctic Circle Trail

Away from the polar bears and ice cap is a little-known hiking trail that traces the line of the Arctic Circle. Intrigued, Phoebe Smith packed her sense of adventure and headed north...

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Welcome to Pitcairn: the far-flung British island you've (probably) never heard of

Settling into local life is inevitable when 'marooned' on the UK's furthest-flung island among the descendants of the Bounty mutineers – but it's also what makes Pitcairn unique

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Short Break: Windsor, Great Britain

With its magnificent castle, pretty riverside setting, long countryside walks, and a feast of fantastic restaurants, the Queen's home town is fit for a royal wedding – and a fabulous weekend break too

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Temple-hopping in Tamil Nadu – India's 'hidden' south

Avoid the crowds of India's northern states and head south to Tamil Nadu, where a culture some 2,000 years in the making still hums to the rhythms of its classical past...

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year? Get stuffed!

Travel guide, presenter, and award-winning wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein gives his unalloyed views on the recent BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year scandal

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Enjoy the ride! How to plan your first overseas rail adventure

From money saving advice to overcoming international timetable trouble, we share tips and tricks for making your first overseas train journey stress-free

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Short break in Évora, Portugal

An easy hop from Lisbon, the beautiful main city of the crowd-free Alentejo region is an ideal place to soak up its centuries of history and slow right down

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Wander Woman: Counting stars on Stewart Island

Wanderlust’s editor-at-large heads to New Zealand’s soon-to-be Dark Sky Sanctuary, in search of flightless birds, elusive aurora, and a whole lot of stars…

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Coast to coast: 8 unforgettable journeys through Canada

Home to Arctic wonders and coastal adventures, it's no wonder Canada was voted 'Top Country' in this year's Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards. Plan your adventure with our trip planner guide...

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How to start stargazing on your travels

Sometimes the most jaw-dropping things you see on your travels aren't even on this planet. Celebrate International Astronomy Day by exploring the stars. Here's how...

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First 24 hours in Copenhagen, Denmark

Though known for its Little Mermaid statue and hygge charms, the Danish capital's latest lure for curious travellers is its gentrified red light district, discovers Phoebe Smith

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Orient Express vs Interrailing: We put Europe's two classic rail experiences to the test

Which would you prefer: exploring Europe in the lap of luxury, or adventure on a shoestring? We tried both, and came up with a surprising conclusion...

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How to find an ethical wildlife sanctuary

Ever wanted to volunteer with elephants or orangutans? With the right conservation project you can make a real difference - just know what to look out for...

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Off the beaten tracks: Exploring Cuba by train

Discover Cuba's less-crowded corners by taking the slow train from north to south. But be warned: a good sense of humour is essential...

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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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Hiding in plain sight: The unexpected health risks that every traveller should know

Many of us fear snakes and spiders, but diseases and infections caught from larger animals pose great health risks. Our health expert shares her top tips for keeping safe.

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Urban to outback: Crossing Australia on the Indian Pacific train

Australia's Indian Pacific is no ordinary train: it's an ocean-to-ocean epic, travelling between Perth and Sydney via its huge, humbling red centre. Ben Lerwill hopped on board...

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Wander Woman: Learning to breathe with a dive Down Under

Your monthly dose of notes from the road by Wanderlust’s editor-at-large Phoebe Smith, as she faces her fears and finally learns to dive

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10 things every disabled traveller should know

As travel facilities expand to cater for all, crossing continents has never been easier. Disabled traveller Elspeth Knight shares her tips for getting off the beaten track

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How to explore Japan by train – the cheapest (and most adventurous) way to travel

Travel in the shadow of Japan's new luxury rail route and get more bang for your yen in the little-explored region of western Honshu

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First 24 hours: Gdańsk, Poland

This Polish city has had its fair share of tumult, but now that Gdańsk is out the other side, its Gothic grandeur deserves attention...

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Land of the gods: Trekking on Baffin Island, Canada

Discover an island where the formidable Mount Thor looms large – the pinnacle of one of Canada's greatest, yet gruelling, hiking routes. Lisa Young faces up to the challenge...

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Your ultimate guide to Japan's cherry blossoms

Nowhere does spring bloom quite like Japan – here’s how to see its signature tree in full flower

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Short break: Formentera, Spain

Whether you're after sugary white sands and chilled out vibes, or upbeat adventure on wild trails – head to the Balearic Islands for a magical escape

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St Kilda: The island at the edge of the world

For centuries, people lived on Britain's remotest isle of St Kilda. Now the chance to battle the elements and sail there on a wooden ketch reveals just how unique their lives were...

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Short break in La Rochelle, France

With a rich maritime history, plentiful cycle routes and easy-to-reach islands, La Rochelle offers more than just a pretty seaside escape, says Mary Novakovich

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Rajasthan trip planner- four crowd-free routes

With its fairytale palaces, tiger-dense forests and traditional villages, colourful Rajasthan is quintessential India for many. Plan your ideal visit with these four itineraries

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First 24 hours: Taipei City, Taiwan

Taiwan's capital is a sprawling but intriguing mass of temples and treasures. New transport links and direct flights from the UK make it easier than ever to explore

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Humble in the jungle! Kate Humble goes gorilla watching in DR Congo

Kate Humble heads to Kahuzi-Biega NP in search of lowland gorillas and discovers the benefits that gorilla watching has brought to the region's forgotten communities

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I can get your travel book published. Here's how...

Summersdale senior editor Debbie Chapman gives you the inside scoop on what book publishers are looking for - and what you need to do to get your travel memoir on the shelves

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11 tips for taking better wildlife photos

From using light to being ready to react, Graeme Green reveals the skills that will help your photos stand out as you start your career as a wildlife photographer

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Into the wild: Wolf-watching in Sweden

A wealth of wildlife lies on the doorstep of Sweden's capital, with wolf-howling trips and a stay in the 'planet's most primitive hotel' revealing a hidden natural world...

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The ultimate city guide to Kyoto, Japan

From fresh seafood market stalls and cherry blossom canal strolls to mesmerising temples and traditional inns, make the most of your trip to Kyoto with our ultimate guide...

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The pure life of Costa Rica's off-season

Adopt the pura vida attitude and discover Costa Rica's attractions out of season and without the crowds. Lyn Hughes goes in search of nesting turtles, rapid rafting, and rainforest walks

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Helicopters and horses: experiencing life as a nomad on the wild steppes of Kyrgyzstan

Amid Kyrgyzstan’s vast valleys and astonishing mountain peaks, the horse and the helicopter are kings. Lyn Hughes ventures deep into this fascinating country to experience life as a modern nomad.

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