We catch up with 5 of our shortlisted World Guide Awards tour leaders to find out the most ridiculous question they've ever been asked, from pancake-poo to polar pontoons.
Canadian author and artist Douglas Coupland on his greatest travel adventures, including Kyoto’s "insane” shopping and exploring remote Haida Gwaii, plus his greatest travel regret...
Hardcore adventurer Ed Stafford talks about the power of the mind, escaping the world's most demanding environments, being inches away from death and his new survival TV series
Ray Mears is famous for bushcraft and exploring the world’s wild places. As he prepares to tour the UK, he talks to us about wilderness, travelling solo and going eye-to-eye with a wolf...
We asked top crime writers, including Patricia Cornwell and Val McDermid, where they travel to to escape the darkness. These are the places they love to hike, dive, climb or learn about medieval torture…
As the zoologist and BBC presenter’s new book comes out, Phoebe Smith chats to Mark Carwardine about whales, good guides and the current state of wildlife conservation...
As the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe turn 70, comedians, including Brendon Burns, Njambi McGrath and Dan Antopolski, give their tips on making the best out of the fests, including top venues, bars and who to see
We asked Gary Numan, Example, Michel Roux Jr and more their standout summer holiday memories. From searching for seals to having their bum pinched, here are the moments they remember
As Steve Backshall gets ready to fly out for the BBC's Wild Alaska Live, he tells us about the best wildlife experiences in Alaska, from orcas to wolves, and how you can get a bit of wilderness all to yourself…
At 24, India’s mountaineering pair had already bagged the Explorers ‘Grand Slam’, reaching the highest peaks on seven continents and both Poles. Here, they talk about legacies, challenges and why no twin gets left behind…
The director of new documentary Chasing Coral reveals how climate change is drastically destroying coral reefs around the world and what we can all do about it
With her latest book out in paperback and her last TV walking series still fresh in our minds, we talk to Julia Bradbury about tackling the UK’s trails, trekking abroad, and just what it is she sticks in her ear when she flies
Rock star, author, disc jockey and newly minted Visit Wales ambassador Cerys Matthews explains the Year of Legend, what she loves best about her home country and where in Wales you should be heading to next
Aisholpan Nurgaiv and her golden eagle Akkanat are the stars of recent hit film The Eagle Huntress. We caught up with her to find out what life's like in Mongolia's wilds and what's next for her and her bird
Where will we be travelling in 10 years time? Svalbard, Syria or Space? What will be doing? How will tech, drones and VR change travel? We asked 5 top industry experts for their predictions
Comedian, TV presenter and birder Bill Bailey talks birds, Brexit, paddleboarding the Thames and how he came to do the world’s most northerly gig
TV historian Neil Oliver tells us about restoring extinct animals, his favourite coastline and why he fell in love with Western Australia
Canadian traveller Savannah Grace, aged 26, is on a mission to see every country in the world as soon as possible. Here, she shares some of the most memorable experiences from her journey so far
The legendary broadcaster and naturalist reveals a little-known side: world music collector and aficionado. Sir David Attenborough shares his favourite songs and the memories they bring back with Songlines magazine's Julian May
It's the interview you've been waiting for: we grill (!) Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer on working for Santa, why Lapland's so magical, and how he gets his nose so shiny...
NASA astronaut Mike Massimino’s travel experiences aren’t just limited to Planet Earth. Here, he talks about spacewalking 350 miles above the planet, cycling around London and the destinations aliens are most likely to visit
Wildlife cameraman and cinematographer Brad Bestelink on working with savage predators, Game of Thrones, and swimming with crocodiles
10 years on, Planet Earth is back. We talk to producer Elizabeth White about sloths, penguins, the epic journey to remote Zavodovski island and what it takes to be a wildlife film-maker…
Wildlife populations around the world are declining at a shocking rate, according to a new report from the WWF. Is it too late to stop it? We ask WWF’s UK Director of Science and Policy, Mike Barrett
One of the world's great photographers, Art Wolfe talks about animal attacks, photographing disappearing worlds, finding new angles, and the planet’s greatest spectacle
Weeks after Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti, many people are cut off, death tolls are still rising and cholera cases are increasing. We talked to Jean-Claude Fignolé, programme director of Oxfam in Haiti, to find out the latest situation on the ground, if tourism can benefit the country, and what you can do to help
Adventurer and TV presenter Ben Fogle on exploring Mongolia and Tanzania, the perils of technology, living in the wild and his toughest ever challenge
The well-travelled, freewheeling funnyman Ross Noble talks about Twitter travel, his plans for a new travel film, motorbike racing in Romania and surviving on a diet of rice pudding
We asked the shortlisted guides for Wanderlust's World Guide Awards 2016 to tell us the most ridiculous - and funniest - questions they'd ever been asked by a customer. Here's what they came up with...
American singer Joan Wasser, aka Joan As Police Woman, on hiking Dominica’s Valley of Desolation, music lessons with Pygmies, and the ‘extreme extremes’ of New York City
British singer-songwriter Billy Bragg on the romance of train travel, Donald Trump’s wall, Black Lives Matter, and his 2,728-miles rail journey across the United States
Everyone wants to save rhinos, but agreeing how to do it is a different matter. Ahead of World Rhino Day (Sept 22), Cathy Dean, director of Save The Rhino, grabs the issue by the horn
Award-winning wildlife photographer Richard Peters on light and shadows, looking a lion in the eye, and new international photography project Remembering Elephants
More than 1 in 10 UK wildlife species are threatened with extinction, and overall numbers are declining, according to the State of Nature 2016 UK report, out today. We talk to Dr Mark Eaton, conservation scientist and lead author of the report, about what needs to be done.
Albanian singer-songwriter Era Istrefi on her love affairs with London and Paris, hiking in the Brezovica mountains, and the most beautiful sea in the world.
With a new Japan travel series starting this week, Joanna Lumley talks about girl bands, red cranes, visiting Fukushima nuclear power plant and the upcoming Tokyo Olympics
Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall on hiking in Skye, chewing coca in Peru, dancing with Jarvis Cocker in Greenland and animal attacks in Galapagos
He was abandoned naked on a desert island for two months and became the first person ever to walk the length of the Amazon – we talk paranoia, obsession and professional rivalries with TV’s favourite (formerly) nude adventurer
Jewel in the Crown, James Bond, Homeland. Art Malik is one of the UK’s finest acting exports. This month, he’s joining the cast of Shimla-set colonial drama Indian Summers... which is actually filmed in Malaysia
Hardened wanderer Levison Wood followed up his Nile-trekking exploits with Walking the Himalayas, taking him 2,700km from Afghanistan to Bhutan. We asked him about his latest brush with death and his next big adventure...
The world is reeling from the untimely accidental death of Doug Tompkins – here, Graeme Green shares one of his final interviews
The acclaimed travel writer explains how he rediscovered the ‘old way’ of travel by hitting the roads, churches and gun shows of the Deep South