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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Viva la Revolucion! On the trail of Che Guevara in Bolivia

50 years after Che Guevara's death, Nick Boulos walks in the revolutionary's final footsteps through a region that few visitors see

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9 Greatest winter travel experiences

Warm up in Budapest's thermal spas, live out your own New York fairytale or soak in the Australian sun… Wanderlust readers share their favourite winter experiences

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Why Trump's decision to lift the ban on elephant trophies stinks

Chris Packham and Paul Goldstein, currently guiding together in Antarctica, react to Donald Trump's decision to allow elephant trophies to be imported back to the USA

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Following in Che Guevara's footsteps through South America

Embark on a historical journey on the path of revolutionist Che Guevara, visiting some of South America's most iconic sights along the way

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Southern Spain as you've never seen it: Road tripping through Andalucía

Head beyond the beaches of the Costa del Sol to discover incredible architecture, epic scenery and Islamic history on an inland Spanish road trip

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7 utterly spooky locations we dare you to visit

From abandoned towns in Ukraine to mysterious pubs in Britain's far-flung corners, here are seven spooky locations where Wanderlust readers get the chills...

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8 unforgettable train journeys across South America

From Andean highs to coastal lowlands, South America's railroads cross some of the most dramatic scenery on Earth...

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Photo of the Year winner: Bringing South Africa's wildlife into focus

From lofty giraffes to bird-friendly buffaloes, come eye-to-eye with South Africa's incredible wildlife as we catch up with Photo of the Year winner Fred Barrington

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10 tips to help you take better travel photos

From looking for 'stories' and respecting your subjects to going that extra mile for a special shot, Graeme Green reveals the 'tricks of the trade' that set great travel photographers apart

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First 24 hours in Accra, Ghana

As Ghana celebrates 60 years of independence from colonial rule, its historic coastal capital remains one of the undiscovered gems of West Africa, says Daniel Neilson

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Exploring foodie heaven on the islands of Greece

With the islands of the Aegean having dropped off travellers' radars, head to Lesvos and Chios to soak up their food, culture and history in crowd-free bliss...

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5 tips for solo female travellers in Cuba

Cuba is an exciting, engaging destination for solo female travellers – but it pays to take some precautions. Here’s how to stay safe and enjoy your adventures

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Day of the Dead: An authentic Mexican experience

From dancing skeletons in the cemetery to multi-coloured crafts and decorated faces. Discover the traditions and festivities that bring communities together across Mexico for Día de los Muertos

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Photo of the Year winner: Meet the locals of Swaziland

Though it is one of Africa's smallest nations, Swaziland is home to a fascinating and diverse culture. See it for yourself through the lens of Allan Dransfield...

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Photo of the Year winner: Wild scenes in Botswana

From extraordinary wildlife to birds in flight and blazing sunsets, find out what makes Botswana "the most photogenic destination on the planet” as we catch up with Photo of the Year winner John Webster

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Short Break: Bilbao, Spain

The building of Bilbao's Guggenheim 20 years ago saw a change in fortune for the old industrial city. Sarah Baxter samples its perfect pintxos and medieval delights with this short break guide...

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A land full of dreams: Overcoming fear in Sarawak

Malaysia's biggest state is home to the Iban - the most feared of Borneo's headhunters. But with times changing, can travellers still find an authentic Iban experience among the traditional longhouses?

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The ultimate guide to South Africa, from hidden corners to Cape Town

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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‘Drifting’ in Cozumel: a diving weekend in the Mexican Caribbean’s liveliest hotspot

Off the coast of southern Mexico, the world’s second largest reef system has colourfully alien landscapes that are home to sharks, turtles, rays and more. The best thing to do is dive right in...

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How to walk the UK’s Camino de Santiago in a weekend

Known as ‘The Old Way’, the Great British Pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury is making a comeback. Phoebe Smith reveals how to enjoy the best bits of the UK's Camino in just three days

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Wild Nepal: The best of wildlife in Chitwan National Park

Search south of the Himalayas and discover the magnificent wildlife home to Nepal. Watch as one-horned rhinos roam free, or walk alongside elephants in the conservation haven of Chitwan National Park.

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Travel vaccinations: which ones you really do need and how to cut the cost

Immunisations can now be a significant part of the cost of any trip, so it pays to know the risks you face and whether they’re worth the fees, says Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth.

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6 helpful tips for using light and flashes for better travel photos

From using side lighting to syncing your shutter speed with your flash, photographer David Taylor gives his tips on capturing minute details in the right light for more satisfying photos...

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50 years on: celebrating Che Guevara

Recognised as a revolution socialist by many, known as a motorcycle and travel enthusiast by few. We look beyond the politics and explore the life adventures of Che Guevara, 50 years on from his death.

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Lost and Found: Cambodia's Rediscovered Temple

In Cambodia's far north lies a temple that drove two nations to war. But now, visitors seeking to flee the crowds of Angkor can find sanctuary in its ruins...

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How to travel solo with confidence

Travelling solo for the first time can be exciting and terrifying. We've put together key points including safety advice and embracing your own company, so you can roam the planet alone and carefree...

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How to master the art of travelling with hand luggage only

Fitting all of your travel possessions into one piece of luggage saves time waiting at airports and reduces the chance of losing your belongings. Here’s how to do it the easy way...

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First 24 hours in Fez, Morocco

New direct flights from London have brought Fez’s medinas and mosques even closer, but the city offers more than just glimpses of its past, says Sarah Gilbert

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A Lost World: stepping off the map and into the past in wild Belize

With fascinating and dramatic history, crowd-free Mayan ruins and wildlife-packed forests, the Central American nation of Belize feels like a lost world just waiting to be explored...

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5 tips for female solo travel in Thailand, including what to wear

Thailand has paradise islands, remarkable wildlife and fascinating cultures. These 5 tips will help solo female travellers make the most of the Land of Smiles, while staying safe and hassle-free...

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Blondes have more fun: exploring Alderney, from World War II history to puffins and hedgehogs

With incredible wildlife, epic history and delicious food, Alderney isn't even the largest of the Channel Islands, but it's starting to make a big splash with visitors...

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Outer Limits: a wild adventure on the Hebridean Island of Harris and Lewis

The remote Island of Harris and Lewis' wild landscapes are home to golden eagles, red deer and colourful marine life. Kayaking, hiking, boat trips and a new snorkel trail are great ways to meet them...

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A 'confused sea': rowing across the Pacific ocean, from Japan to San Francisco

Mick Dawson spent 440 days at sea, rowing 7000 miles across the Pacific ocean from Japan to San Francisco. Here, he recounts the moment that nearly broke him and how he found strength to go on…

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The ultimate food and drink guide to Cornwall – what to try and where

Famous for pasties and Rick Stein’s seafood, there are plenty of surprises for food and drink travellers to Cornwall, from the UK’s best fish and chips shop to gin distilled with clotted cream…

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10 of the most outrageous travel insurance claims ever

From disastrous haircuts to brothel visits that brought on heart attacks, there's no limit to what people claim on their travel insurance. But were their claims successful?

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Reunion Island: exploring the paradise island you’ve probably never heard of

Flung out in the Indian Ocean, it wasn’t until it hit the headlines in 2015 that this mysterious isle started to pique travellers’ curiosity. From deserts and waterfalls to volcanic landscapes, there's plenty to discover...

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How to beat your fear of flying: 5 top tips from a psychological expert

With a recent survey revealing that 6% of the population suffer from aviophobia, Clinical Psychologist Dr Nick Mooney reveals his useful tips for overcoming or managing a fear of flying

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7 quick, easy tips for finding and booking cheaper flights

Everyone wants to get cheaper flights, but finding good deals online can be a nightmare. Travel expert Emily McNutt has 7 simple tips for securing the best deal for your next trip

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Foodie adventures in Vietnam: exploring the history and culture behind the country's unique cuisine

In Vietnam, where eating touches every aspect of life, food a road map for exploring the country’s history, culture and soul. There's plenty to get your chopsticks into in Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City

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Everything you need to know about hiking Kyrgyzstan's new Issyk Köl Trail Network

A 506-mile network of hiking trails is opening up Kyrgyzstan, a country fast emerging as a traveller favourite. Stephen Lioy has everything you need to know to hike the new trail, including key sections...

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How to get into birdwatching on your travels

Keen to get into birdwatching when you're travelling, but not sure how? Sometimes a lack of know-how or equipment stops us getting started. These handy tips show it’s easier than you think...

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The Ultimate Guide to Canada’s epic new ‘The Great Trail’ network

With Canada celebrating the cross-country connection of their 14,812-mile The Great Trail (formerly Trans Canada Trail) network this weekend (Aug 26), Jérémie Gabourg has all you need to know, from key sections to practical tips...

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6 essential tips on how to make a holiday complaint

Not every holiday goes smoothly. If you do need to make a complaint, Sally Francis from Money Saving Expert has handy tips for making sure you get the response you deserve

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Botswana on a budget - exploring Chobe, Makgadikgadi and the Okavango Delta

Botswana is a land bursting with incredible wildlife and known for its high-priced luxury camps, but there is another way to safari through the country, if you’re prepared to muck in…

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How to spend your first 24 hours in San José, Costa Rica

So often a hub for exploring Costa Rica’s volcanoes and cloud forests, the vibrant city of San José is more than a pit stop to get your bearings. Here's how to fill a day in the country's capital

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Advertorial: Take a fairy-tale trip to Hangzhou, China

Visitors are drawn to Hangzhou’s gorgeous West Lake, as well as its temples, pavilions and gardens. Find out why the city's sites and rich history deserve to be explored in depth

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Tracking bears in the valleys of the Western Tatras, Slovakia

Slovakia isn’t world-renowned for its wildlife, but in the valley of the Western Tatras and beyond roam some 1200 bears, and all it takes to see them is a little patience...

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9 amazing books on swimming to inspire outdoor adventures this summer

From a ‘waterbiography’ and a wild guide to Scotland to books that aid healing, Jude Brosnan reviews 9 fascinating books on the subject of swimming to immerse yourself in...

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Ice driving and spending a night in a motorhome in Finnish Lapland

The Arctic Circle isn't immediately where you'd think of taking a motorhome, but Rhodri Andrews takes to the ice to prove driving and sleeping in a motorhome is an adventure in itself

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Mayans, mezcal and mot-mots - Road tripping through Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

Few travellers think of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for a road trip. But with 100-year-old cantinas, cool cenotes, colourful birdlife and ancient Mayan ruins, this is an area calling out to be explored..

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5 tips for solo female travel in Morocco, including what to wear

Morocco is a wonderful country to explore, but it can sometimes be daunting for the uninitiated, especially if you’re a woman travelling alone. Follow these savvy tips to stay safe but still adventurous

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7 things you always need to check when booking your travel insurance

Booking travel insurance isn’t always straightforward. Matthew Prescott points out 7 things you should always check or ask to make sure you're travels are properly covered

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7 quick easy tips for making your blog stand out from the crowd

Get paid to travel: The world’s most successful travel bloggers, including Expert Vagabond, The Planet D and Wandering Earl, give 7 practical tips to improve your blog and make it stand out from the crowd

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Exploring the river beaches and extraordinary wildlife of Brazil’s alternative Amazon

Alex Robinson discovers a land of rhythmic cities, wild archipelagos and the Tapajós – a white-sand wonder unlike anywhere else in Brazil. On his way he encounters capybara and river dolphins

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5 helpful tips for getting started in drone photography and video

Drones are more accessible, better value and easier to operate than ever before. Fergus Kennedy's expert tips will set you on the right flightpath, from avoid trouble to travelling with your drone…

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How to spend your first 24 hours in Colombo, Sri Lanka

With its rich history, eclectic culture and buzzy culinary scene, the hip Sri Lankan capital deserves to be more than just a side note to the rest of the country. Here's why...

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In search of Shangri La in south China

Mark Stratton explores the perfect peaks, wild treks and hidden cultures of China’s mythical Shangri-La region, taking in hilltop Buddhist temples and opium-infused delicacies along the way

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8 potentially life-saving tips on what to do if you’re caught up in a terrorist attack on holiday

Terrorist attacks can happen anywhere, at home or on holiday. Security expert Lloyd Figgins gives 8 pieces of expert advice on how to increase your chances of survival if you’re caught up in a terrorist attack

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