Beyond the city: How to explore UAE's wilder 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: north-west Argentina is home to 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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Short break guide to County Cork, Ireland

For tasty food and scenery, you can't beat the south-west corner of the Emerald Isle for a hearty slice of the country's best bits in miniature. Find out for yourself with a weekend break away...

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5 must-know tips for landscape photography

Want to snap incredible photos of outdoor landscapes? Learn from Ross Hoddinott's top tips for turning a tricky travel landscape into a straight-forward masterpiece

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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