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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7 unforgettable South African wildlife adventures you will 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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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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The newest and best Wildlife trips for 2018

Want to see some top wildlife in 2018? We've scoured the latest tour operator brochures to bring you their newest and most exciting wildlife trips for 2018

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Yes, Christmas Island does exist! Here's how you can visit it...

The wild wonders (and famous red crabs) of Christmas Island have never been easier to reach. Whether you've been naughty or nice, it's time you took a trip to this Indian Ocean isle

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How to travel off the beaten track in Thailand

Vast swathes of Thailand remain little-visited, with most travellers opting for its tried and trusted spots. But Stuart McDonald heads off the tourist trail to discover the other side of the kingdom...

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How to see the Northern Lights on a budget

Want an unforgettable trip on the cheap? You don't get much more spectacular than the Northern Lights – here's how to see them for less than £250 (yes, really!)

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How to make and edit a travel film on your iPhone

Making and editing a travel film on your iPhone can be fast, fun and easy – if you know how. Wanderlust editor Phoebe Smith reveals her top tips

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Short Break: Windsor, Great Britain

With long countryside walks, pretty river views and 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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8 cosy (and quirky) British pubs, from horse carriage inns to seaside escapes

With open fireplaces, locally-brewed beer and room at the inn for pets (including ponies), these eight British pubs offer a warm welcome this winter

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Health advice: How to plan for long term travel

Planning a long-term trip? Dr Jane's got you covered as we bring to you top tips on vaccines, dealing with illness overseas and dealing with personal health issues, to ensure you have a safe carefree trip

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7 useful tips for taking incredible winter photographs

Snow and ice can cast a beautiful place in a whole new light, perfect for atmospheric landscape photographs. Phil Malpas shares seven tips for winter photography, including how to handle all that white...

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Short break guide to visiting the UK City of Culture, Hull

Home to maritime docks, artistic heritage and spectacular coastal scenery, there's enough to have a Hull of a good time in the UK's City of Culture 2017

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Before it's too late: Saving the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, but travellers can play their part in offering a lifeline to Queensland's coral kingdom. Find out the ongoing conservation efforts to save this underwater world...

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10 tips for writing irresistible travel articles

Want to transform your trip into a feature that demands to be read? Start with this expert advice - from having a clear storyline, using dialogue and beginning with a killer first paragraph

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How to beat jetlag: 16 tips on arriving refreshed and raring to go

Crossing multiple time zones? Wanderlust editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes gives her tried and tested tips on beating the curse of jetlag - from adjusting your watch to drinking plenty of cherry juice.

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How to capture incredible photos of the northern lights

Find out how to snap fantastic photos of the aurora borealis with William Gray’s insightful guide. Just don't forget to take a step back from the lens to admire the natural phenomenon...

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First 24 hours: Brussels, Belgium

With all the talk of Brexit, we spare a thought for the EU's historic hub - a gloriously eccentric, bilingual capital that is all too often misunderstood

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