Lunar like a local: Your guide to the best Chinese New Year traditions

We unravel a lucky eight of the best Chinese traditions so you can celebrate the Lunar New Year like a local. Colourful, touching and intriguing, these traditions are the key to an unforgettable experience

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6 strange Valentine's Day traditions from around the world

From obligation chocolate and anonymous poems to friend celebrations and cutlery, these peculiar Valentine gestures are as diverse as the countries they originate from - but speak the same language of love

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5 irresistible independent chocolate shops you must visit in Brussels

There’s no better way to sample Belgium than working up a taste-bud sensation in its chocolate-haven capital – all with good knowledge that your euros are funding local chocolatiers

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Mi casa, su casa: The world’s 5 most family-friendly countries

A recent survey of expats asked them to rank the world’s most family-friendly countries on inclusivity, attitudes to children, safety and family-friendly activities. The results may surprise you ...

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9 romantic trips for lovers of adventure

From epic desert landscapes to intimate wildlife encounters, these trips are tailormade to capture the romance of adventure travel and provide plenty of memorable romantic moments

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Photo gallery: 11 close-up and captivating faces of Sri Lanka's wildlife

From colourful reptiles to fang-baring monkeys, catch a glimpse of Sri Lanka's extensive wildlife with these intimate photos that capture them in character

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Beyond Paris: Europe’s 7 most underrated romantic city breaks

Forget Paris, Rome or Venice this Valentine's Day and visit these less crowded, loved-up destinations instead. They offer all the charm and romance, but without the crowds.

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9 adventures through Africa's wild south

Whether you visit for glittering desert dunes, the majestic wildlife, rugged landscapes or the wild coasts - there's a southern Africa adventure for all

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Get paid to travel: The 12 best jobs in travel - and how you can do them

From travel writing and photography to working with animals, getting paid to travel is many people’s dream job. Here, 12 experts in their fields tell you the highs, lows and what it takes to succeed...

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4 things you didn’t know about Northumberland

A magical place of ancient castles, unspoilt sandy beaches and sweeping moorland, we reveal the secrets that made Northumberland your top-rated UK destination in the Wanderlust Reader's Travel Awards

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Suffragette city: Your guide to London’s most important ‘Votes for Women’ sites

February 6 2018 marks the centenary of (some) women getting the vote in Britain. Author Rachel Kolsky reveals five sites you should visit in London which played a vital role in the suffrage movement

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5 reasons you must visit Kyrgyzstan

You named it your Top Emerging Destination in the Wanderlust World Travel Awards. Here’s why Kyrgyzstan is so popular with travellers looking for culture, hospitality, and off the beaten track adventure

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8 awesome trips into the heart of Canada’s great outdoors

You voted Canada your top-rated destination in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards. Celebrate with one of these mighty adventures into Canada's epic open spaces, from the Rockies to the Arctic

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Photo Gallery: Travel Photo of the Year 2017 winners

From erupting volcanoes and mountains at dawn, to vibrant colours of India's Holi Festival. Feast your eyes on the winning entries in this year's Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition

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Wet and wildlife: the world's greatest wetlands and the creatures you'll meet there

Wet, wild and utterly wonderful, seek out these beautiful natural spots on your travels, not just for the views but for the abundant wildlife that call them home as well

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Say no to selfies: 5 tips that will make your teenagers a better travel photographer

With the rise of social media, more teenagers are taking more holiday photos and posting them online. Teach your kid to lose the duckface and make their Instagram feed more compelling.

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Meet Europe's next big thing: 9 exciting holidays in the incredibly under-rated Balkans

With spectacular coast and lakes, rugged mountains, and dramatic historical monuments, the Balkans offers something for everyone. From Croatia to Albania, the vibrant region is waiting to be explored..

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Awoooo! 8 howling hotspots to see wolves

After an amazing wolf encounter? From the mountains of Ethiopia to icy Arctic Canada, here are eight great places where you may see wolves...

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Photo of the Year finalists: 10 extraordinary landscapes around the world

From erupting volcanoes in Indonesia to fairy-tale mountains in China, enjoy these finalist photos from the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition

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10 things we could all learn from the Aussies

Laid back and laconic, with a love of the great outdoors, Aussies have much to teach the world about getting a good life/work balance. Peter Moore let’s us in on his country’s secrets

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Timber! The world’s 7 most famous trees

Ancient, majestic and steadfast, these famous trees have witnessed the birth of religions, sheltered famous outlaws, and stood firm in the face of human folly. Visit them while you still can.

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39 perils that every adventurous person must face

From desperate loo hunts to language barrier woes, how many of these travel perils have you tackled? (Let's face it, they're what great travel stories are made of...)

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Join the uproar: 4 ways you can help to save lions

Lions are in crisis. Half of them have been lost over the past 25 years, and there are fewer lions than rhinos on the African continent. The Lion Recovery Fund reveals how you can help

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Sri Lanka's best wildlife national parks

Leopards, elephants, whales, birdlife in abundance – Sri Lanka is a wildlife lover's paradise. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne reveals what you'll find in each of its national parks...

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5 reasons to visit Canada out of season

With the hordes of summer gone, Canada reveals its quirkier side. For the canny visitor, it’s a unique opportunity to gain a rare insight into Canadian culture and enjoy this vast country to yourself

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Beyond the 'Marrakesh Express': 9 adventures into the heart of Morocco

Climb sand dunes, discover hidden valleys, walk with Berbers and learn the secrets of Moroccan cooking on these trips designed to reveal Morocco’s authentic heart

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Strike a pose! 10 extreme Icelandic selfies

With their backs turned to Iceland's mesmerising landscapes, some people will go to extreme lengths to snap a selfie – as photographer Theo Bosboom witnessed...

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The Wanderlust guide to Trump’s ‘shitholes’

With one wave of his tiny hand, the American president wrote them off as ‘shitholes’. But it doesn’t take much digging to discover why these unfairly maligned countries are well worth a visit

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10 of the best active holidays for 2018

From trekking in Nepal to cycling India's south coast, these unforgettable trips will get your adrenalin racing, thighs sighing and heart soaring

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7 strange and quirky museums around the world

From rainbow tunnels of instant noodles to monuments celebrating the humble toilet – these museums recommended by Wanderlust readers are certainly odd – but they're endearing and interesting too

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Monkey business! 9 extraordinary primate hotspots around the world

From the snow-bound rocks of Japan's 'Hell's Valley' to the ripe jungles of Borneo and Belize, here are nine destinations for a really wild encounter...

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The Wanderlust family travel hotlist: Where to go in 2018

From bog walking in Estonia to riding Scotland's Hogwarts Express, family fun is guaranteed in the countries that top our 2018 travel hotlist

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Arriba! 9 colourful and exciting Mexican adventures

Add a little zing to your holidays this year. From zesty culinary tours and epic Mayan adventures, to cycling through the sleepy corners of the Yucatan, these trips are sure to get the fiesta started

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Point and shoot: 5 tips for making a compelling expedition film

Video is a great way to share amazing stories of adventure. And with video cameras so portable and affordable these days, it's easy for anyone to film their travels. Filmmaker Leon McCarron explains how.

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The best experiential trips for 2018

Immerse yourself in local culture, learn a traditional skill and get swept up in celebrations. There's something new to learn every day of the journey with these top experience trips

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10 of the best new journeys to embark on in 2018

Sail the coast of Portugal, drive on ancient Silk Road trade routes, or take an overland adventure through Africa. These new trips will take you to uncharted territory - and beyond

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4 alternative things to do in Copenhagen

There’s more to Copenhagen than the Tivoli Gardens and the colourful harbour of Nyhavn. Here are four off-beat things to do in the Danish capital

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8 of the world's most adventurous ski destinations

From North Korea to Iran, Hawaii to Kosovo, these far-flung ski destinations are for adventurous travellers only. You'll earn maximum bragging rights among your ski buddies...

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Your 2018 calendar of world festivals

From cities of ice and kite-filled skies to colourful carnivals, we’ve got you covered when it comes to planning your 2018 travels… month by month

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Travel Photo of the Year finalist gallery: Wildlife, camera, action!

From charging elephants and hunting polar bears, to posing penguins and a kingfisher in flight. Witness the diversity of wildlife photos that have made the finals of Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year

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Tu-whit, tu-whoo! 5 adorable British owls and the best places to see them

No other species of bird captivates us like owls - our mysterious and wise old friends. John Lewis-Stempel explains their magic and reveals where to find them

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9 weird and wonderful ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve around the world

From smashing plates on friends’ doors to jumping waves or stocking up on round things, here's how to make your NYE celebrations a little more exotic this year...

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Travel Photo of the Year finalist gallery: An insight to local life

Catch a rare glimpse into the lives of workers and festival-goers across India, Mongolia, Peru and beyond, with these 10 striking finalist images from our Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition...

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5 travel resolutions every family should make for the New Year

From setting daily photo competitions to packing more to help local community projects, Peter Moore reveals 5 ways you can make your family trips more lively, satisfying and fun in the New Year

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Yes, there is a crazy person skiing down that mountain! Jaw-dropping photos of extreme skiers in action

These astonishing, death-defying photos of the world's top extreme skiers and boarders - including Ryland Bell, Rob Kingwill and Jeremy Jones - will blow your mind

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Winter thrills: 7 unique adventures in Europe's snowy wonderlands

From snowshoeing in the Alps to exploring Iceland by Superjeep, these winter adventures are guaranteed to warm your soul and create magical memories

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Travel Photo of the Year finalist gallery: Active adventures caught on camera

Look up, look down, look all around... Get in on the action with these 10 active photos that have been shortlisted to the final round of the Wanderlust Photo of the Year competition

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The Wanderlust travel hotlist: Where to go in 2018

Make 2018 an unforgettable year, and venture to new corners of the world with inspiration from our annual travel hotlist. These are the destinations we can't wait to visit in 2018...

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The pints have ears: 5 London pubs with outrageous stories to tell

From bars made from coffin lids to drinkers' secret dalliances with royalty, these London pubs have a story or two to accompany their fine craft ales...

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7 unique winter adventures to have in the USA

From tracking wolves in Yellowstone National Park to fat biking in snowy Utah, these exhilarating winter activities reveal the USA as you've never seen it before...

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9 extraordinary volcanoes you must visit in the UK

The UK may not have any active volcanoes anymore, but the landscapes they once sculpted are still a sight to behold. You might even find that you've already visited one or two of the peaks...

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5 alternative Christmas dinners from around the world

Fancy feasting on something a little more exotic this Christmas? Ditch the turkey and sprouts for Aussie BBQ seafood and Honduran turkey tamales, with these alternative Christmas dinner ideas

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5 great reasons to visit Barbados (not that you need convincing!)

Endless sunshine and sugar-white beaches might catch the eye, but it is the food, parties and wildlife that make Barbados one of the most alluring destinations in the Caribbean

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Da! Da! Da! 7 unique Russian adventures you’ll want to book right now

A vast country that stretches from Europe to the Far East, Russia has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for culture, wildlife or an epic rail journey, Russia offers it all

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How to tango like a pro in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Which shoes to wear? Which direction to dance in? Tango in Buenos Aires is more complicated than you might think - so here's how to put your best foot forward

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5 countries that widely-travelled people love

Where do the world's most well-travelled people still get a kick out of visiting? Donna Marsh from the Travelers' Century Club reveals the places you'll want to return to again and again

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England’s 7 most intriguing chalk figures and the stories behind them

Cut into the rolling hills and chalky grasslands of England, these enormous figures have quelled unhappy troops, upset kings and hosted pagans across the ages – and now they greet modern-day hikers

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5 highlights of Costa Rica’s green season

Visit Costa Rica off-season for exhilarating river rafting, encounters with humpback whales, and to get up close and personal with giant turtles

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6 of the best places to see the northern lights

Spotting the northern lights isn't all that easy. But head to the right places at the darkest time of year and you may just be in luck...

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Join the club: 8 gift memberships that travellers will love

These memberships make the ideal Christmas gift for travellers, offering experiences and days out all year round, while giving something back at the same time

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