In 2019 Jessica Nabongo will become the first black woman to visit every country

With 154 countries down and 41 to go, Jessica Nabongo is en-route to becoming the first black woman in history to visit every country in the world. We caught up with her to find out more.

Read more

A battle in Britain: Lake District versus Peak District

Both the Lake District and Peak District are loved for their beautiful wilderness. But which one is best? We put them head to head, comparing their hiking, wildlife and cultural clout...

Read more

How to tip on your travels

Tipping etiquette varies from country to country. We’ve put together this guide so you know where to tip, when to tip, and who to tip – saving you the embarrassment (and cost) of getting it wrong...

Read more

20 top tips for going on safari as chosen by you

Going on safari is a dream trip for many, but making the most of that opportunity can be trickier than it sounds. We present your tips for ensuring every wildlife adventure is one to remember…

Read more

Short break: Porto, Portugal

One of Europe’s oldest cities is fast becoming one of its hottest short break spots. Beauty, history, a lot of wine – what’s not to love, asks Lyn Hughes…

Read more

Best of both worlds: The best of South Africa for the best value

New flights, incredible sights and more diverse wildlife than even the Kruger can boast — all for less money. South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal is about to become your go-to wilderness…

Read more

Gear of the year 2019: The results

Our resident gear expert and her panel of judges have once again tirelessly prodded and probed to uncover the best kit to accompany your adventures. Drum roll please for this year’s winners…

Read more

Dispatches: The joy of traffic jams

Hilary Bradt, co-founder of Bradt Guide, was recently awarded Madagascar’s equivalent of an OBE. She reveals her love-hate relationship with the country’s roads…

Read more

Street treat: A traditional Turkish street food recipe

Wherever you are in Turkey, the street food is bound to be a highlight of your trip. With the help of acclaimed chef, Musa Dağdeviren, we give you a tasty recipe that can be rustled up in your Kitchen...

Read more

5 places in Germany you've never heard of but need to visit...

North Rhine-Westphalia, located in the west of Germany, is a region of exciting contrasts. From UNESCO-sites to woodland hikes, this region has something for everyone...

Read more

Exploring the Baltics on foot

As the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia mark their centenaries, we wander medieval streets, bogs and borders to unravel a trio of nations looking to move beyond a difficult past…

Read more

How to hire a car for a road trip holiday

Terrified that hiring a car will land you in trouble and out of pocket? Fear not: we've got all the tips you need to make sure your rental and road trip goes smoothly...

Read more

Battle down under: Sydney Versus Melbourne

It's no secret these two Australian cities have a bitter rivalry. We put Melbourne and Sydney head to head, comparing their culture, cuisine, outdoors and trips. Read on to see who comes out on top...

Read more

Bordering on the wild: Beyond Argentina's Iguazú Falls

Iguazú is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. But there’s far more to Argentina’s far north than a cool cascade. We head off on a mission…

Read more

Handy tips: How to pack for hand luggage-only travel

Lyn Hughes once travelled for six months taking just a 30-litre daypack. The trip, which sparked the idea for Wanderlust magazine, also taught her how to pack light - a skill every traveller needs...

Read more

Healthy New Year! How to be a healthier traveller in 2019

Make 2019 the year you get ‘travel ready’, says Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth, with our handy checklist of travel essentials to keep you fighting fit – and eco-friendly…

Read more

First 24 hours in... Durban, South Africa

New direct flights, a weak rand, a glittering coastline and a multicultural vibe make South Africa’s third city a hot contender for a winter escape, says Damien Gabet…

Read more

Trip planner: African Safari

Do you want to track big game on foot or in a dugout canoe? Explore vast savannahs or sweeping dunes? Focus on birds or bigger beasts like lion and rhino? Plot the perfect African safari for you...

Read more

How to create a top quality video without breaking the bank

Professional film maker, photographer and adventurer, Kevin Merrey, shares his expert tips on the kit you need to create a top quality travel film without blowing the budget...

Read more

How to stay safe and healthy on safari

You might think that getting too close to a lion is the only worry you’ll have on an African safari, but there are plenty of hidden health dangers to look out for, says Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth

Read more

A British break in... Unseen London

A winner at the Wanderlust World Guide Awards, Unseen Tours helps the homeless find a fresh start as tour guides. Gareth Clark joins a tour and discovers another side of London…

Read more

Is it still safe to travel? Everything you need to know about travel and terrorism

Terrorism is the number one concern for many travellers. But are people too afraid? Terrorism and security expert Lloyd Figgins separates facts from fears, and tells you what you need to know to stay safe

Read more

Wander Woman: 7 deadly sins of travel – How many have you committed?

Sick of being at the receiving end of bad travel manners, Wanderlust’s editor-at-large Phoebe Smith draws up a charter to make travellers behave a bit nicer to each other in 2019…

Read more

Keep calm and travel on: What to do when you've missed your flight

Travel doesn't always go according to plan. Whether your flight's been delayed by the weather or an accident en route to the airport, read our top tips on how to get back on track to your destination

Read more

Winter warmers: 3 South Korean comfort food recipes

From the national favourite bibimbap to savoury rice porridge, transport your taste buds to another country and sample these easy-to-make South Korean dishes from the comfort of your home...

Read more

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

Read more

Exploring Greece: Beaches, hiking and rail rides

From rafting cool water under the summer sun to hiking, island-hopping and skiing during the cooler months, Greece offers a world of wild escapes…

Read more

4 reasons to visit Thessaloniki in Greece

From authentic food to rare bird species, here are 4 reasons to visit the beautiful city of Thessaloniki...

Read more

4 Greek islands the tourists haven't discovered yet

Escape the tourists – and discover adventure – on Greece’s remarkable wealth of island gems...

Read more

Winter in Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is Japan’s wild frontier, especially in winter, when cars are swapped for snowmobiles and huskies, cranes dance, hot springs steam and the sparkling Sapporo Snow Festival comes to town...

Read more

Dream sleep: Arctic Fox Igloos, Finnish Lapland

Don’t fancy facing the cold? In these new glass igloos in Finland, you can watch the northern lights from your bed. Just don’t fall asleep…

Read more

Wander Woman: 7 incredible natural wonders – how many have you seen?

Dazzled by her umpteenth sighting of the northern lights, Wanderlust’s editor-at-large, Phoebe Smith, reflects on why natural spectacles are so mesmerising…

Read more

Top 10 Iceland experiences

Iceland is a whirlwind of exploding geysers, bubbling hot springs and endless mountainous landscapes. Here are 10 experiences that take you to the heart of this remarkable country.

Read more

10 essential tips you need to know before visiting the Galápagos Islands as chosen by you

We asked for your top tips for travelling to one of the world’s greatest lands for wildlife and you certainly delivered! Take a read of your need-to know-advice, including visiting on a budget...

Read more

First 24 hours: Luang Prabang, Laos

Over the years, Luang Prabang has repeatedly been voted Wanderlust readers’ favourite city. With its laid-back charms, temples and great food, Jeremy Head finds it easy to see why…

Read more

West coast wonders: In search of Canada's elusive spirit bear

Found only on the remote islands of British Columbia, spirit bears have long been revered by First Nations peoples. Lyn Hughes went in search of the rare ursine, but would she find one...?

Read more

Dream sleeps: Would you stay the night at Shipwreck Lodge?

Namibia's Shipwreck Lodge may be set in an area once dubbed 'The Gates of Hell', but that's all part of the appeal at the hotel breathing new life into the Skeleton Coast…

Read more

Short break: Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø, the self-styled ‘Capital of the Arctic’ is about more than the northern lights – expect humpback whales, epic mountains and lashings of Scandi cool...

Read more

Way out west: Western Australia's Kimberley region on a budget

To see the Kimberley region in Western Australia usually involves five-star cruising and a five-figure price tag – we decided to see if we could experience this wilderness on a small budget…

Read more

A small price to pay: Weighing up the cost and risk of rabies

Are pre-trip rabies immunisations worth investing? Dr Jane shares her advice on the cost of jabs and how valuable they can be in saving your life, even when you don't think you're at risk...

Read more

10 top tips for writing inspiring travel articles

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

Read more

Four worlds in one: How you can explore the best of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

A land of rumbling volcanoes, wildlife wonders, Amazonian jungle and epic coasts – it's a wonder how you can cram in everything that Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands has to offer. Follow our guide...

Read more

Take part in the Post Office Travel Money quiz

Think you’re a travel genius? Take our quiz to find out…

Read more

9 off-beat Latin American experiences – how many have you ticked off?

Get your caffeine kick in Colombia, trek full-circuit in Chile and wind down with vino in Argentina – explore Central and South America anew with these crowd-free and fun-guaranteed activities...

Read more

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...

Read more

3 delicious recipes inspired by Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Heavily influenced by France, Michelin star-studded Baden-Württemberg is considered as having the best cuisine in Germany. Throw a Baden-inspired German feast using Alfons Schuhbeck’s recipes...

Read more

First 24 hours: Portland, Oregon USA

Portland is a funky, friendly city made for exploring by bike, says Phoebe Smith – with lashings of artisan coffee, craft beer and organic bites to fuel your adventure…

Read more

Close encounters: How you can spend a day with chimps in Uganda

Visitors to Uganda’s Budongo Forest can now not only spend a whole day with its wild chimps but play a vital role in protecting their future. Discover how you can make a difference on your visit...

Read more

Your expert guide to: Day of the Dead

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

Read more

The high road: How you can explore Peru off the beaten (Inca) trail

The ancient roads across the Lares Valley in Peru are just part of a vast Incan web stretching 30,000km, offering not just wild views and rarely seen ruins but thrilling close-ups of local life…

Read more

Wander Woman: Sleeping like a King in The Shining hotel – and 5 other spooky sleeps

In the run-up to Halloween, Wanderlust editor-at-large Phoebe Smith braves a stay in the hotel where master of horror Stephen King was inspired to write his bestseller…

Read more

Short break guide to Provence, France

It's adored by artists, loved by literary greats and filled with crowds in summer – but Phoebe Smith finds a way to meander through the lavender in peace...

Read more

Your tips for great experiences in Hong Kong and Macao

From wandering the European-style cobbles of Macao to treading the wild fringes of Hong Kong, we round up your tips for making the most of a pair of Chinese regions that are full of surprises…

Read more

Wander Woman: A Screech-in good time in Canada’s Newfoundland

From smooching with a cod to drinking copious amounts of rum, Wanderlust’s editor-at-large Phoebe Smith checks out some of Canada’s strangest drinking rituals…

Read more

Turkish delights: 3 tasty recipes inspired by the Black Sea

Whether you're after delicious cornbread, Turkey's beloved börek, or an Istanbul-inspired 'A Laz Börek for Oğuz' for a sweeter tooth, these recipes by Caroline Eden are bound to impress your lunch guests.

Read more

On the road again: New Zealand's new Great Walk, the Paparoa Track

A community on New Zealand's West Coast hopes to leave its mining past behind and move forward with a new Great Walk to appeal to trekkers and tourists. Take a look at the trail in progress...

Read more

The world’s best guides: Winners of the Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2018 revealed

The incredible, unsung, kind heroes of travel were celebrated tonight at the Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2018. Here are the deserving winners…

Read more

Short break: Palermo, Italy

Sicily is a scenic joy, from its volcanoes to this year's Italian Capital of Culture – Palermo – whose food and history offer a fine initiation...

Read more

Back to the wild: Saving Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains

Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains region is one of the country's last true wilderness, and a new eco-camp is ensuring we'll still be able to see it for years to come...

Read more

Solo Travel: Me, myself and Paris

As more travellers see the advantage of solo adventures, Beth Armstrong embarks alone on an escape to Paris with the help of a couple of very useful apps...

Read more