The 9 best photos of people from Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2019

Pitchfork-wielding portraits of country life, remote tribes and wide-eyed schoolchildren. We've sifted through 1,000s of images to bring you the best of the best...

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God's own country: A journey through Georgia with Lyn Hughes

Georgia may be known as the birthplace of Stalin, but the country will enchant you with its historic beauty, rolling green hills and especially its wine, says our editor-in-chief...

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Dispatches: Old roads and hidden valleys in remote central China

On a journey into China's distant centre, adventurer Leon McCarron encounters enthusiastic villagers, an unusual rice wine drinking ritual and a long tale about a scarf-wearing chicken...

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Secret Central America: Wanderlust readers reveal their hidden gems

From ancient treasures to island escapes, Central America is packed with adventure. Here are your secrets for navigating its jungle of adrenaline highs and wondrous wildlife...

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19 of the best places to visit in February

Whether you're searching for some unique wildlife encounters, the biggest party on Earth or the most thrilling landscapes on the planet, we’ve rounded up the best places to visit in February...

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Belize vs Costa Rica: Which Central American wonder should you visit?

Both teem with wildlife, but are you drawn to Costa Rica’s rainforest-swathed volcanoes and oceanic beaches, or Caribbean Belize, with its dive-friendly coral cayes, misty mountains and Mayan ruins?

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Our media experts speaking at the Adventure Travel Show 2020

Whether you're looking to get into travel writing, make travel videos, or improve your photography, join our Wanderlust media seminars at the Adventure Travel Show for insider tips and expert advice...

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Where to travel based on your zodiac sign

Can't decide where to travel? Your perfect trip may be pre-destined, if you look to the stars and the traits associated with your zodiac sign. Put any scepticism to one side, and find yours here...

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How can you help Australia's wildlife during the bushfires?

Horrific bushfires raging in Australia have wiped out 10 million hectares of bush and killed more than 800 million animals in New South Wales alone. Here’s what you can do to help...

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How to Airbnb with confidence (and get the most out of your stay)

Online home-sharing platforms are now regarded as a viable option by most travellers. But how do you avoid becoming a horror story? Here's our guide to getting the most out of Airbnb...

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Turkish delight: How to make ashure, aka Noah's Ark pudding

A true Turkish delight, Noah’s Ark pudding weaves together an epic tale of friendship, life and survival. Enjoy this complex, nutty recipe straight from the pages of the new Anatolia cookbook...

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Spilling the bubble tea: The need-to-know on Taiwan’s most famous drink

Don't know your boba from your bubble? Taipei resident and Taiwan Scene editor Adam Hopkins reveals everything you need to know about bubble tea, the Taiwanese beverage that has taken over the world...

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Party time! Your 2020 calendar of world festivals

In the mood to celebrate? Plan your 2020 travels around the world's greatest festivals – from the colour-exploding Holi Festival, kite-flying festivals in India and Guatemala to water-soaked Songkran...

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Secret's out! Your biggest (and best) travel secrets of 2019 revealed

Your 2019 secrets are in – and we’re ready to spill them! From road-trip romps to stranger sittings and finding hidden roadside beaches, here are your top discoveries from your travels...

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20 of the best places to visit in June

We reveal the best destinations to travel to in June, for warm sunny weather, cultural festivals, epic wildlife watching experiences and longer-term trips...

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5 of the best walks in Cumbria

The north-western county of Cumbria offers some of the best walking in England. From coastal paths to forest tracks, riverside rambles to nature strolls, there’s a walking route to suit everyone...

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Jaipur vs Jodhpur: Which Rajasthan city should you visit?

Rajasthan’s famed for its maharajas, palaces and tigers, and boasts two of Northern India’s most vivid cities. But should you see Jaipur, the UNESCO-listed pink city, or dusty blue Jodhpur?

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12 top tips for travelling by rail in Europe

A European train journey can be a social, fast and scenic way to cross countries, time zones and even the waters. Here are Wanderlust readers' top tips for riding the Euro-rails...

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The 25 best rail journeys in Europe

See Europe how it was meant to be seen: from the window of a train! From mountain climbs to luxury sleepers, we pick the greatest rail adventures to help you get under the continent's skin...

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Matera, Italy: The Wanderlust guide to the city of caves

Nearly 70 years after it was abandoned as ‘Italy’s shame’, Matera became a 2019 European Capital of Culture and a James Bond filming location – but this city of caves is not the only draw in Basilicata...

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Wilderness through a windscreen: Road tripping through Baja California Sur, Mexico

Boats aren't the only way to enjoy the wildlife and landscapes of Mexico's Baja California Sur. Grab a car and follow Route One for a fast track to whales, cave paintings and friendly locals...

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How to spend 24 hours in Brisbane, Australia

A thriving art scene, sunshine-filled days and more affordable than Australia’s southern states, add Brisbane to your Down Under must-visit list, says Jo Jukes...

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The best snow and ice experiences planet Earth has to offer

Travel shouldn't come to a standstill because winter has arrived. Indeed, there are many good reasons why we should all be embracing the cold. William Gray reveals the best in Asia, Europe and beyond...

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Once upon a time in Pakistan's rugged, mysterious north...

The rugged mountains and welcoming culture of Pakistan's north have long been off limits, but with direct flights from London being relaunched, the country's story is ripe for retelling...

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Whirling Dervishes and Rumi Festival: Everything you need to know

What are the Whirling Dervishes? And why, exactly, do they whirl? Here's your guide to Turkey's Sufi Whirling Dervishes and their annual religious festival, which takes place in mid-December each year...

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The 20 best places to visit in January

Where should you visit in January? Whether you're looking for sun-soaked trip to cure the blues, an unforgettable cultural experience or a wildlife wonder only found this month, look no further...

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What can you expect from Wanderlust magazine in 2020?

As the new year approaches, we thought we'd share a sneak peek at what's to come inside the pages of Wanderlust magazine in 2020...

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Discovering unseen Japan: Baseball, steam baths and volcanoes in Kyushu

Cascading landscapes, samurai history, ancient volcanoes and... American sports? Throw a curve ball into your Japan trip with a visit to the underrated Kyushu region, says Ben Lerwill...

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The best Black Friday travel deals for 2019

Black Friday (29 November) sees the biggest airlines, tour operators and gear brands offer incredible savings on world adventures and must-have tech. We've selected some of the best deals for travellers...

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Central America trip planner: 4 of the most exciting routes

Whether you’re channelling your inner Indiana Jones in ancient temples or spotting wildlife in lush rainforest, plan the perfect trip with these stunning routes through Belize, Costa Rica and beyond...

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How to spend a long weekend in Beirut, Lebanon

Don’t let Beirut’s civil war past put you off a city visit today. With architecture and culture spanning centuries, Lebanon’s capital is a delight to discover, says Paul Clammer...

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Inside our Make Travel Matter event: What we learned from Céline Cousteau

Our panel, led by Lyn Hughes and conservationist Céline Cousteau, shares their tips for responsible travellers at our recent Wanderlust reader event. Here are just a few things we've learned...

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The 20 best places to visit in December

Whether you're after winter sun or the full Christmas experience, or simply have the month to yourself and want to explore somewhere far-flung, these peak December destinations are for you...

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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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How to create a top quality travel video without breaking the bank

Professional filmmaker, photographer and adventurer Kevin Merrey shares his expert tips on the kit you need to create a top quality travel film without blowing your trip's entire budget...

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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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