Kris Tompkins: How I created the world's biggest conservation scheme

Following on from the launch of Chile’s Route of the Parks project, the ex-CEO of Patagonia clothing tells us how she and her late husband Doug donated, rewilded and saved countless national parks...

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Simon Reeve on Alaska, going green in Costa Rica and filming BBC's The Americas

From drinking toes in Canada and starting fires in California, to tree-planting in Costa Rica, Simon Reeve's been busy experiencing the Americas. Here, he tells Wanderlust all about his journey (so far)...

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Steve Backshall on world-firsts, uncovering secret sites and his brush with death in Bhutan

For his new book and television series, the BAFTA-winning adventurer seeks out unexplored corners of the globe on 10 expeditions that had yet to be done before – in Mexico, Suriname, Borneo and beyond...

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Facing fear with Alastair Humphreys, the ultimate micro-adventurer

Having busked through Spain with a violin he can barely play for his latest book, the micro-adventure pioneer talks about the fear factor and balancing his family life and his travels...

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Meet Alice Morrison, the first woman to trek Morocco's Draa River

The writer, TV presenter and adventurer’s new book sees her starting over in Morocco. Here, she talks breaking barriers, Bogart fantasies and life on the outside…

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Jeremy Wade's 5 most memorable lake monsters and water spirits

Dark Waters presenter Jeremy reveals the stand-out mysterious and mystical lakes and rivers he’s travelled to in his career, discovering Lake Garda’s hidden monster to the water spirits of the Zambezi...

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Alastair Fothergill: "Our Planet is stronger than any series I’ve done before"

All eight episodes of Netflix’s Our Planet – narrated by David Attenborough – will be released on 5 April. We catch up with producer Alastair as his five-year mission becomes TV reality...

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Sir Michael Palin: "I'm still fascinated by the challenges of going places where most people don't"

Comedy legend, actor and the man who changed TV travel shows forever – we talk to Sir Michael Palin, winner of our Icon of Travel award, about 30 years on the road…

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Levison Wood: "Arabia feels so remote and exotic, but it also feels quite homely"

From distinguished hospitality and must-visit sights of the Middle East to walking in the footsteps of a travel legend, we talk all things Arabia with TV's top explorer Levison Wood...

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Rudolph reveals all: Exclusive interview with the world's most famous reindeer

We catch up with Santa's biggest helper to find out what life is like in Lapland, why it's such a magical place, and how he gets his nose so shiny...

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Benedict Allen: "It's an intriguing time when anyone can go off and discover the world"

We catch up with Benedict Allen as he reflects on his time spent with tribes in PNG, being the last of a generation, and why the golden days of exploration still lie ahead...

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Talking walking: An interview with Kate Humble

“The world always has the capacity to surprise and delight!” Kate Humble on walking, well-being and her new book…

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Simon Reeve: "There are extraordinary things happening close to home"

We caught up with adventurer Simon Reeve on reflecting the truth in documentary making, how he used travel to overcome mental battles, as well as his upcoming TV series in the Mediterranean and UK tour…

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Countryfile's Anita Rani: "I'm a city girl at heart"

We chat to Countryfile presenter Anita Rani about growing up in Yorkshire, why she's longing to visit Madagascar, and how eating chicken feet in China wasn't as gruesome as it sounds...

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Sheila Hancock: "I can be an activist and say what I feel"

We caught up with the veteran actress to talk about her lead role in the film Edie, her time walking in Scotland's most majestic landscapes, and the joy that can be found with a good pair of walking boots

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Will Millard: "It’s about having new experiences"

Will Millard's searingly honest documentary series on his encounters with a Papuan tribe highlighted ethical dilemmas and a changing society. His next adventure? We reveal all

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Jane Goodall: “Every individual can make a difference"

We chatted to Dr Jane Goodall about her new documentary that draws on hours of unseen footage, and her legendary chimp research in Tanzania that revolutionised our understanding of the natural world

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Ed Byrne: "I didn't go into it expecting to have a spiritual experience – I'm aware of my limitations"

Comedian and hillwalker Ed Byrne has been walking Spain's Santiago de Compostela for the BBC show The Pilgrimage. Phoebe Smith catches up with him to talk travel, religion and the perfect walking trail…

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: 'I was nearly the next James Bond'

Climbing legend Sir Ranulph Fiennes discusses his heroes, his motivations, and how he nearly beat Roger Moore to the role of the world's most famous spy

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Rick Stein is one hot tamale!

We talk to TV chef Rick Stein on retracing his first big trip through Mexico in the ’60s, all things fishy, and why the UK is on the verge of a foodie revolution

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My first ever great travel adventure, by Johnny Borrell, Kate Humble and more…

15 famous folks, including Douglas Coupland, Martha Wainwright and Andrew Motion, recall their first ever big adventure, from busking through France to brain trauma on Kilimanjaro…

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Bruce Parry: "Travel is the greatest learning we can have"

We talk tribes and Tawai with explorer Bruce Parry after his latest film project across India, Borneo and the Amazon. Find out the importance of indigenous people and how merging solutions can help society

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Chrissie Hynde: “I like going for the ride.”

The Pretenders’ singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde on exploring India, walking the world’s cemeteries, the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer and a "restless" life on the move…

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Simon Reeve: “Russia is home to life-changing adventures”

We speak to TV traveller Simon Reeve ahead of his latest adventure, travelling east-west across Russia, where he discovers wild landscapes and escapes the clutches of the secret police...

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Tour Guides: the most ridiculous question I've ever been asked

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.

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Douglas Coupland: “Travelling is good for triggering creativity.”

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...

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Ed Stafford: "The hardest bit is not just throwing the towel in."

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

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Ray Mears: “The wilder it is, the more I like it.”

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...

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Where do the world’s bestselling crime writers go on holiday?

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…

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Mark Carwardine: “We haven’t learnt the lessons of the past”

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...

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Ultimate Guide to the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe 2017, with Mark Thomas, Jo Caulfield, Shazia Mirza…

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

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Summer Holiday memories, with Jodi Picoult, Dave Gorman, Andrew Motion…

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

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Steve Backshall: “The greatest wildlife spectacle in the world.”

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…

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Tashi and Nungshi Malik: "We've been nomads since we were kids"

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…

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Jeff Orlowski: "Climate change is not a future problem."

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

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Julia Bradbury: "If I’m going to do a challenge, it’s got to be the biggest mountain that I can tackle"

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

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Cerys Matthews: "People outside of Wales still find it hard to place Wales."

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

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Irvine Welsh: “I got into a lot of trouble.”

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh talks about his life of travels. From riding “Nazi horses” and hitchhiking across the US to escaping armed gangs in Panama City, it’s never a dull ride…

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The Eagle Huntress: "I will have to give my eagle back to the wild."

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

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Bryan Cranston: “Travel does something for me.”

Actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Trumbo, The Infiltrator…) on exploring London, why New Orleans is a “problem location”, and the road trip that changed his life

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The Future Of Travel: where will we be going and what will be doing in 10 years’ time?

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

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The one thing I always pack in my suitcase…

What item do Kate Humble, Bryan Cranston, Monica Galetti and Moby always pack when travelling? Who likes Tabasco sauce? Who packs their pillow? Who takes snuff? Find out…

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Martin Parr: “I don’t look for controversy.”

British photographer Martin Parr on British seasides, Saddam Hussein watches, zip-lining with Mormons and being on the receiving end of criticism

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What does Brexit mean for British travellers?

Expensive holidays? Higher costs abroad? Longer queues? More holidays at home in the UK? Travel industry experts weigh in on what could lay ahead for travellers after Brexit…

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Bill Bailey: "It was part of the menu - prawns, crab, eel... an owl."

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

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Neil Oliver: "There’s something elemental about coasts."

TV historian Neil Oliver tells us about restoring extinct animals, his favourite coastline and why he fell in love with Western Australia

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Savannah Grace: on a mission to visit every country in the world

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

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Sir David Attenborough: "My life and travels with music"

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

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Photography Adventures in Western Australia

The winners of Wanderlust’s Photo of the Year competition 2015 won an amazing photo assignment to Western Australia. We caught up with them to find out what it’s like to photograph Western Australia’s cities, wildlife and epic landscapes

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Mike Massimino: “This is what Heaven must look like.”

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

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Brad Bestelink: “Your heart is in your throat most of the time.”

Wildlife cameraman and cinematographer Brad Bestelink on working with savage predators, Game of Thrones, and swimming with crocodiles

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Elizabeth White: “It’s a place that’s both heaven and hell.”

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…

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Kate Humble: “It can go absolutely tits up.”

As she gets ready to fly out to Hudson Bay in Canada to film Arctic Live, we talk to Kate Humble about polar bears, fairy tales, oil, climate change, thermal pants and bees

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Is it possible to stop the decline of the world's wildlife populations?

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

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Art Wolfe: “It’s the greatest spectacle on the planet.”

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

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Jean-Claude Fignolé: “Many families have lost everything.”

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

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Ben Fogle: “It was unlike anywhere I’d ever been before.”

Adventurer and TV presenter Ben Fogle on exploring Mongolia and Tanzania, the perils of technology, living in the wild and his toughest ever challenge

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Ross Noble: "It’s insanity, and I quite like that."

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

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Michael Kenna: “I am not in control.”

Renowned black and white landscape photographer Michael Kenna on singing Beatles songs in Japan, exploring France, photographing the unseen, and his time in the priesthood

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Victoria Hislop: Why I Love… Greece

Bestselling author Victoria Hislop on gorge-walking, water skiing, the drama of Delphi and her favourite Greek beach

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