Berlin vs Prague: Which winter city break destination is right for you?

How do you choose between Germany's cooler-than-cool capital and the magical Old Town of Prague? We put them head to head on history, culture, Christmas markets and walks within the city limits...

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Volcanic Eden: Going with the flow on the islands of Nicaragua

A land of contrasts, Nicaragua’s unhurried island life is a world away from its fiery volcanoes and history of pirates, rebels and dark legends, as Sarah Gilbert finds out...

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3 Alpine-inspired cheese recipes (plus Mont Blanc tart for dessert)

We've selected three creatively delicious cheese recipes from the new Alpine Cooking recipe book, plus get the full recipe for the Mont Blanc tart featured in Wanderlust magazine...

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Why it's time to go back to Sri Lanka in 2020

Sri Lankan locals are celebrating life and encouraging travellers to return to their island. With free one-month visas a current enticement, it’s even easier to explore its shores, temples and caves...

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Peru trip planner: 5 of the best in-depth routes

Explore Amazonian lowlands to Andean highs, and discover pre-Columbian treasures, soaring condors and miraculous landscapes, with one of these five itineraries for the perfect Peru trip...

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Inside Gyokuzoin Temple, Nara's hidden hillside dream sleep

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with a night at this little-known Buddhist temple, which sits out of sight on Mount Shigi in Nara...

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Hot springs eternal: The magic of winter in Yellowstone National Park

From herds of bison to the elusive wolf, steaming geysers to diamond dust, Yellowstone National Park is a year-round destination. In winter, the few visitors get this wildlife wonderland to themselves...

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The 16 best places to visit in November

Looking to escape the cold and gloom of November? We reveal the top destinations to visit, from short breaks and cultural hot spots, to the best November sun, snow and wildlife on the planet...

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How to spend a weekend in Inverness, Scotland

Inverness is known as the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, but is that all? Nope, it's so much more. Lyn Hughes discovers its rich history, landscapes and whisky...

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Mexico's true spirit: Celebrating Day of the Dead in Michoacán

Mexico’s Day of the Dead captured the world’s attention with its skulls and colours, but behind the facepaint is a touching celebration that embraces everything that’s good about life and death...

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Inside our safari event: An evening of African wildlife and travel inspiration

Never have we been more excited to track painted wolves in Zimbabwe, learned more about the translocation of elephants in Malawi, or discovered just how ready we are for our next safari adventure...

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Texas trip planner: 7 wild routes through the Lone Star State

From cacti-speckled badlands to the best barbecue joints in town – earn your spurs in the Lone Star State and plot the perfect wild escape with our handy guide...

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Tokyo vs Kyoto: Which Japanese city should you visit?

Evocative Japanese cities Tokyo and Kyoto are on most travel wish lists – but do you opt for the capital’s neon lights and Michelin-starred sushi spots, or choose Kyoto’s serene, temple-rich offerings?

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11 of the best alternative things to do in Dubai

Dubai's rep may be 'gaudy and gold-obsessed', but peer beyond the skyscrapers to find culture and heritage, mountain treks, desert drives and unexpected wildlife sightings...

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Finnish Lapland in autumn: Everything you need to know

A mystical setting with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights, Finnish Lapland’s changing landscapes are best enjoyed during during autumn – or as the Finns call it, 'ruska'...

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South Georgia: Penguins, seals and following in Shackleton's footsteps

As Seven Worlds, One Planet takes us South Georgia, we revisit Wanderlust co-founder Lyn Hughes' up close and personal encounter with the king penguins and elephant seals of the south Atlantic...

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Day of the Dead: Everything you need to know about Día de los Muertos

From skeleton parades and sugary skulls to homemade feasts and lavishly-decorated altars, here's everything you need to know about celebrating Día de los Muertos in Mexico...

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Diwali: The Wanderlust guide to India's famous light festival

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, takes place every October in India, Indonesia, Fiji and beyond. So, why is it celebrated? How? And where in the world can you experience Diwali for yourself?

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Paul Theroux shares 9 top tips for aspiring travel writers

The legendary Paul Theroux is one of the world's best-loved travel writers. Here, he lays down the law on how to become a better, more meaningful travel writer...

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Where to celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico (and beyond)

Día de los Muertos takes place on 2 November each year. Discover the best places to experience this traditional Mexican festival, which honours the no-longer living…

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South Africa trip planner: 7 sensational routes through peaks, cities and the savannah

Few countries offer the sheer diversity of South Africa. Plot your way around wildlife-packed savannah, windswept peaks, breathtaking coast and hip cities with our handy guide...

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How to spend 24 hours in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Wanderlust readers voted Uzbekistan as their Top Emerging Destination for 2019. Sophie Ibbotson spends a day in its eclectic and overlooked capital, Tashkent – the gateway to the Silk Road...

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Inside Three Camel Lodge, the Gobi Desert's only luxury eco-stay

Awe-inspiring surroundings, modern comforts and Mongolian hospitality all meld together seamlessly at the Gobi Desert’s sole, luxurious eco-lodge. Here's what its like inside...

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Back on track: A journey along Cambodia's revamped railway

After more than a decade out of service, Cambodia’s railway lines are ready to take you on a journey of rebirth through the country’s rural heart and buzzing capital...

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Día de los Muertos: An authentic Mexican experience

From dancing skeletons in the cemetery to decorated crafts and faces, Sarah Gilbert experiences the traditions and festivities that bring communities across Mexico together on 2 November...

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2020 is the perfect time to see Iguazú Falls (on Argentina's side)

Iguazú National Park is home to an astounding 275 waterfalls. With new flights launching, it’s even easier to stare down the Devil’s Throat and then explore the surrounding area’s trails and wildlife...

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4 warm, comforting and delightfully Danish dessert recipes

From apple cake adorned with macaroons, to classic Karameller and Wienerbrød (a plaited fruit danish), treat your sweet tooth with these dessert recipes, from the new book, Copenhagen: Cult Classics...

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How to spend your first 24 hours in San Diego

With its abundance of wildlife, laid-back attitude and distinctive neighbourhoods, it’s no wonder this California city has been going strong for 250 years, says Phoebe Smith...

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Leader of the pack: Following the painted wolves of Zimbabwe's Mana Pools

Having found fame in Dynasties TV series, the African wild dogs of Zimbabwe's Mana Pools are still fighting for survival. But, with a little help, they might be winning...

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Inside our Costa Rica event: An evening of Central American inspiration

Author and photographer Alex Robinson joined team Wanderlust and a group of our travel-obsessed readers for a night of Costa Rican inspiration and trip planning. Here's what we got up to...

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The 19 best places to visit in October

With temperatures and tourist numbers dropping, October is a fine month to travel Europe, Asia, North and Latin America and beyond. Here’s how to make the most of the shoulder season…

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Why you'll never want to leave the underrated Isles of Scilly

Marooned off Cornwall’s coast, the Isles of Scilly are overlooked, but as locals attest: set foot among its bird colonies, gardens and tombs and you'll find yourself staying longer than you thought...

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Matera, Italy: A short break in the city of caves

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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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which Vietnamese city should you visit?

Vietnam’s north-south divide is more than geographical. Split into two nations in the 1950s, they were only reunited post-Vietnam War. Cultural Hanoi or Buzzy Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), which is for you?

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Lost and found: Hiking through the remote villages of Guatemala

Guatemala is a land that doesn't forget. Those hiking its remote villages and lakes will discover a world where the rituals and ways of the Maya never truly went away...

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Inside Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica's luxury eco-haven

White-water raft into an eco-lodge set deep in the Central Highlands’ rainforest. There, you'll enjoy Costa Rica's treetop views, unique wildlife, and its approach to sustainable tourism...

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19 of the best places to visit in September

September is one of the best months to travel for myriad reasons: great weather, off-season prices and a host of exciting wildlife watching experiences. Here are the best places to explore in September...

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Dominican Republic vs Dominica: Which Caribbean country should you visit?

These two Caribbean countries are often mistaken for each other. But are you tempted by the Dominican Republic’s epic hikes, or do you prefer Dominica's lush waterways?

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Where and when to see the Southern Lights

Aurora Australis – aka the Southern Lights – lights up the sky in red, orange, pink and green. Here’s when and where you can witness the magic for yourself...

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Faro, Tavira and beyond: Go off-the-beaten-track in the eastern Algarve

Most travellers dismiss Portugal’s Algarve as a whirlwind of booze and beaches, but its quiet east is a land of wild walks, lagoons and historic villages waiting to be explored…

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Street Wisdom: A mindful tour of Montecatini Terme, Tuscany

When a new mindfulness tour offered to show Phoebe Smith around an Italian town AND take her on a journey within, she put away the map, set aside the guidebook, and went in search of some Street Wisdom…

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10 simple things travel photographers often forget

Ensure you capture amazing travel images with these essential tips from the experts at Nikon, covering everything from proper planning, to ways to make your pictures pop...

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How can you help the Amazon rainforest?

Wondering how you can help the Amazon? Discover projects, appeals and trips that involve reforestation activities, tackling climate change and restoring vital rainforest habitats...

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A 2-day walk from Scarborough to Whitby, along the Cleveland Way

As North Yorkshire’s Cleveland Way marks 50 years as a National Trail, Gareth Clark walks the historic coastal section from Scarborough to Whitby in search of its wild past…

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Dispatches: Trying to connect with Bob Marley's legacy in Jamaica

Never meet your heroes – even when they’re dead! Jamaica cashing in on the legacy of Bob Marley is one example of ‘hero travel’ gone wrong, as Paul Clammer found on a trip to the singer’s birthplace...

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Johannesburg, South Africa: The ultimate Wanderlust guide

After decades of playing second fiddle to South Africa’s glitzier coastal metropolises, this historic, rapidly evolving city is finally winning over travellers, says Sarah Gilbert...

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10 things you need to know before cruising the Mekong River

From slow river cruises through the jungle to spotting rare dolphins and visiting cave temples, here are your top tips on how to navigate Asia’s greatest waterway – and where to stop along the way…

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Siem Reap, Cambodia: The ultimate Wanderlust guide

Travel to Siem Reap in Cambodia is usually tied in with visiting Angkor Wat. But there's much more to see and do in this city, including sacred waterfalls, floating villages and marvellous markets...

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Outlander's top Scotland filming locations - in Edinburgh, Fife and beyond

Outlander is back in 2020 with season five, but where can you relive the show's Scottish magic for yourself? Follow in Claire and Jamie's time-travelling footsteps with these iconic filming locations...

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Nepal trek planner: 13 of the best routes for every trek type

Whether overnighting in teahouses or camping on mountainsides, some of the best walks on the planet are found among the peaks and valleys of Nepal. We plot a route for every kind of adventure…

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Maldives vs Seychelles: Which Indian Ocean island should you visit?

With diverse culture, clear water snorkelling, spicy food and a whole host of wildlife to see, both the Maldives and the Seychelles make great island escapes. And both have an unexpected wild side...

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Is Zakouma National Park in Chad one of Africa’s best?

The dark days of Chad’s Zakouma National Park saw its wildlife poached to near extinction, but now the animals are returning, its reputation is on the up. Mark Stratton investigates for Wanderlust...

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Durmitor National Park, Montenegro: The ultimate Wanderlust guide

The largely unexplored Durmitor National Park in Montenegro truly is one of the last remaining unspoiled wildernesses on the European continent. Here's your guide to making the most of it...

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Napoleon: 5 locations to visit to follow in the French emperor's footsteps

15 August marks the 250th anniversary of Napoleon Bonaparte's birth, meaning 2019 is the perfect year to explore the French emperor's birthplace, the islands on which he was exiled, in Europe and beyond...

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First 24 hours in Muscat, Oman

Oman’s capital has never looked better – or had stronger ambition. Yet this bustling capital combines modernisation with the romance of old Arabia...

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Bear necessities: Watching grizzlies in Khutzeymateen, Canada

Longing to see grizzlies up close and personal, Phoebe Smith sets sail for Canada’s little-known Khutzeymateen Provincial Park to watch them (safely) by boat…

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How to make sere lasus with hudut, Belizean style

Chef Sean Kuylen from Belize tells us how this coconutty fish broth celebrates the tropical nation’s history, culture and produce. He also shares his own recipe for this snapper fish soup with us...

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What lies beneath: Swimming with manatees in the Crystal River, Florida

Welcome to the real Magic Kingdom. Never mind Mickey Mouse, Florida's true celebrity critters are found in the depths of the Crystal River...

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Dispatches: Is Liberia your next beach escape?

Liberia’s coastline hides some of the most spectacular stretches of sand on the planet, let alone West Africa. But can it overcome a traumatic past to attract the travellers it deserves – and needs?

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China trip planner: 5 epic itineraries from east to west

Blimey, it’s big. But don’t be deterred. China is also wild, bustling, ancient, modern, scenic and full of surprises. Get your head around it all with the best routes and more top itinerary ideas...

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