Spray it again! The world’s 9 quirkiest fountains

From stunning art installations to challenging mythological creations, these astounding fountains take creativity and credulity to refreshingly new heights. Which is your favourite?

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10 unusual Valentine's Day traditions from around the world

From mass weddings and anonymous poems to friend celebrations and cutlery, these unusual Valentine gestures are as diverse as the countries they originate from — but all speak the same language of love...

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Alone time: The world’s best cities for solo travellers

Cities are exciting and energising for solo travellers, especially on Valentine's Day. Author Stephanie Rosenbloom reveals her favourite cities to explore alone – where you'll always receive a warm welcome

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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 quieter, loved-up destinations instead. They offer all the charm and romance, but without the crowds...

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The top travel podcasts you need to listen to

Bringing you entertainment and a wealth of knowledge on your next journey, take a listen to these inspirational travel talks from top podcast presenters...

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5 reasons to visit Inverness, Scotland

The gateway to the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is a compact city full of charm, great food and friendly locals – with epic history and landscapes on its doorstep.

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Olé! 7 super active and wildlife adventures in Spain

From the mountains to the sea, Spain offers a rich variety of landscapes to challenge and reward active travellers and nature lovers. The food isn’t too bad, either

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Photo Gallery: 5 breathtaking pictures of New York

Master photographer Serge Ramelli brings a new perspective to New York in his latest book. Peep through his lens to discover the Big Apple in stunning black and white...

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The best of your tales of airport errors

Last month we asked you to share your mishaps in the world's airports with us. From missed flights to accidental weapon smuggling, here are our favourites...

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The world's 7 best airports, according to Wanderlust readers

From Singapore's fun-filled Changi, to the understated charm of Copenhagen International airport, these seven airports were voted best in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2019

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All aboard! 5 little-known Scottish Highland stations you must visit

You voted the Scottish Highlands as your favourite UK destination. Author Simon Varwell reveals the Highland railways stations hardly anyone gets off at - and why everyone should

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Upsized mini breaks: 9 action-packed trips under a week long

Want the biggest adventure for the shortest time? From leisurely hiking in Spain to encountering apes in Rwanda, these trips pack a mighty punch in under a week…

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Awesome orcas: 9 great spots to see killer whales in the wild

Killer whales can be easier to find than you think. From the icy waters of the Antarctic to the beaches of Patagonia – we uncover the best orca-watching spots around the world...

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7 things you must do in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang has stolen your hearts again, winning Top City in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards. From its verdant views atop Mount Phou Si to the gilded splendour of the temples, we can see why...

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5 reasons to visit Uzbekistan

Magical Silk Road cities, epic wide open spaces and a quirky Soviet past; Uzbekistan has it all. No surprise then that you voted it your favourite emerging destination in the Wanderlust reader awards.

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A dune a day: 7 breathtaking adventures in stunning Namibia

Namibia was voted your top destination in the 2019 Wanderlust Readers Travel Awards. Find out why on these extraordinary adventures to the country’s vast landscapes, abundant wildlife and Bushman culture

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'Secrets behind spaces': 12 chilling photographs of abandoned places in Illinois and their history

Disused factories, abandoned prisons, dominating sky scrapers and hidden homes. Peep through the lens of photographer Lisa Beard to discover the secrets behind the doors of these forgotten places...

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Photo of the Year 2018: The results

After poring over thousands of entries to this year's Photo of the Year competition, the judges have finally come to a decision. And the results are outstanding. See the winning photographs here..

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The world's best Chinese New Year celebrations

Fireworks, feasts, dragon boat races and more! We round up the best of the world's celebrations, guaranteed to bring you a happy and auspicious Chinese New Year

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The finalists: 10 intriguing images of wildlife from this year's Photo of the Year finalists

The Wanderlust Photo of the Year 2018 results will be revealed tomorrow! Have a look at the final 10 photos from this year's wildlife category to get an idea of how steep the competition is this year...

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Going underground: the world’s most intriguing sacred caves

Author Will Hunt travels the planet exploring the world beneath our feet. He reveals five caves that have strong spiritual and cultural meaning - and are incredibly beautiful as well

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The finalists: 10 incredible landscapes from this year's Photo of the Year finalists

Ahead of the results being announced on Friday, we take a look at the top 10 photos from the Landscape category of this year's Wanderlust Photo of the Year competition...

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Wildlife wonders: 2019’s top animal spotting trips

Swing with chimps in the Ugandan jungle, spot tiger from the water in India, and sleep under the stars in Cambodia. Discover the newest ways to encounter the most amazing creatures on our planet…

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The finalists: 10 fascinating photos of people from this year's Photo of the Year finalists

Ahead of the Wanderlust Photo of the Year 2018 results on Friday 1 February, we give you a sneak preview of this year's top ten images from the People category...

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Cool accommodation: 10 hotels made entirely of ice

Sleep under giant ice sculptures, eat off frozen plates, and have a go at building your own igloo for the night. Whichever hotel you choose, be sure to brace yourself for the cold...

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5 reasons to visit the stunning Seychelles

With their breathtaking beaches, delicious cuisine, and world-class scuba diving, the Seychelles are the last word on tropical island paradise. Here’s why you need to get there now

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The finalists: 10 stunning images of travel icons from this year's Photo of The Year finalists

Ahead of the Wanderlust Photo of the Year 2018 results on Friday 1 February, we give you a sneak peek at this year's top ten in the Travel Icons category...

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Hop to it: 7 sunny Easter adventures you'll want to book now

Banish the winter chill by looking forward to a sun-kissed Easter with these adventurous breaks in Portugal, Greece, Oman, Jordan and beyond...

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14 magnificent photographs of Costa Rica's wildlife

We sent last year's Photo of the Year winners to Costa Rica to capture this wild and wonderful country. These stunning snaps by Viv Leese and Alexander Metcalfe prove they were very worthy winners...

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Rock on! 7 monumental monoliths from around the world

Rising above the landscape, these mighty geological formations are imposing and humbling. Often worshipped, they are sites of pilgrimage and wonder. Here are 7 of the most breathtaking

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5 little known British landscapes you must explore

Author Mary-Ann Ochota has wandered through Britain searching for the history hidden in its landscapes. She reveals 5 extraordinary places you need to seek out

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2019’s best new trips for great journeys

Trek Croatia's crowd-free trails, embark on a classic road trip in USA, and cruise Italy's Aeolian Islands. There’s the perfect epic adventure for you out there – whether by foot, wheel, rail or sail...

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8 ways to Antarctica

Cruise from Argentina or New Zealand, fly across the Drake Passage or head straight for the South Pole. Clare Wilson shows you numerous and adventurous ways of how to get to Antarctica...

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5 reasons to visit Plovdiv, Bulgaria

A 2019 European City of Culture, Plovdiv is a melting pot of cultures and influences. Expect fascinating history, incredible food and wine, breathtaking monasteries and a host off exciting cultural events

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Relax, unwind, repeat: 8 wellness adventures guaranteed to lead to a better you

Escape the stresses of modern life and discover a new, calmer you in some of the most beautiful spots on the planet

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Instagram gallery: Your best shots of the travel classics

From sunrises at Angkor Wat in Cambodia to sunsets over the Pyramids in Egypt and everything in between. We've selected our favourite Instagram posts of the travel classics. Has your photo made the list?

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Wheely good fun: Europe's 9 best cities to cycle in

From Copenhagen to Prague, European cities seem perfectly suited to cycling. We've picked out the European capitals that are ideal for exploring by bike

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10 spectacular snowdrop walks to enjoy this winter

As the longer days tussle with winter's chill in late-January and February, snowdrops spring from frozen ground across the UK. Here are 10 of the best places to enjoy them.

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The secrets of delicious camp cooking by Monica Rivron

Whether your camping, caravanning or renting an apartment, cooking meals can be one of the most enjoyable and satisfying parts of your trip – and give you a real insight into the local culture

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Aldo Kane: A life of adventure in pictures

Ahead of his anticipated appearance at the Adventure Travel Show at London Olympia this Saturday, TV explorer and adventurer Aldo Kane shares pictures from the inspiring journeys he'll be talking about

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2019's best new trips for culture seekers

The best way to really understand a destination? Absorb its unique colour, customs and cuisines. Cruise Halong Bay in Vietnam, beat the crowds to classic China and see another side of Peru...

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5 reasons to visit Rio de Janeiro

Blessed by nature and infused with an unshakeable samba spirit, Rio de Janeiro is at once intoxicatingly beautiful and thrillingly alive. Here’s why you need to get there now

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Turkish delight: 7 extraordinary adventures in the land where east meets west

Turkey is exotic, exciting and very affordable. From the aqua-blue waters of the east to the ancient towns of the west, the time to visit is now...

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10 striking images from a travel photographer and his top tips

Ahead of talking at Wanderlust's 'How To Make Your Photos Stand Out' seminar at the Adventure Travel Show, award-winning photojournalist William Gray shares some of his stunning photos with us...

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2019’s top trips for active adventures

Fancy hiking Peru's Rainbow Mountain? Cycling vineyards in Veneto, Italy? Or kayaking the Turkish coast? These unforgettable trips will get your adrenaline flowing, thighs sighing and hearts soaring...

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Adorable encounters: 7 of the world’s cutest wildlife experiences

Not all wildlife encounters need to get your pulse racing. Sometimes a warm and fuzzy experience can be just as unforgettable…

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Sacred stones: 5 of Cornwall's most spectacular ancient sites

The south west of England has long been veiled in myth and legend. Author Phillip Marsden reveals five places in Cornwall that help explain our ties to this historic landscape

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Exploring in expert company: 2019’s best new learning trips

From photographing Japan and Nepal with the professionals, to getting great views of Chile's total eclipse – discover the planet’s most fascinating corners with help from those in the know…

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6 reasons to explore the winter landscapes of Levi, Finland

Finland’s frozen north has never been easier to reach. Discover a world of epic landscapes, delicious food, and thrilling winter activities

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Off the radar: 7 amazing trips to the unlikeliest of destinations

From Djibouti and Pakistan to Uruguay and Kosovo, experience the thrill of discovering new sights and cultures on these amazing trips to destinations that you might never have considered...

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'A Life in Pictures': A sneak peek inside Steve McCurry's new travel photography book

A new volume of Steve McCurry's work documents his journey as one of the great visual storytellers of our time. We took a look inside...

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Wandersleeps: 7 of the best ryokans in Japan

These traditional inns come in all shapes, sizes, ages and areas. Our diverse selection all have one thing in common: authentic, soothing Japanese hospitality…

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5 things you need to know before staying in a Japanese ryokan

The etiquette of staying at a ryokan – a traditional Japanese guesthouse –can be perplexing for first-timers. Learn the dos and don'ts with this this handy guide

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19 for '19: Our list of unique travel experiences and celebrations in 2019

From tracking chimps in Rwanda to celebrating Havana's 500th birthday, 2019 has no shortage of once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Which one will you choose?

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Make a difference: 5 ways to travel more responsibly in 2019

Travelling responsibly has never been more critical. From choosing local guides to challenging your tour company to do better, these are the five things you can do to make a difference

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5 reasons to visit Mauritius

Picture perfect beaches, a vibrant mix of Indian, Asian and African culture and an abundance of natural charm, Mauritius could well be the perfect island destination. Do you need any more convincing?

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Our top 20 most-read articles in 2018

You flocked to the Wanderlust website in your millions in 2018, but which features, interviews, lists and reviews did you love the most? These 20 came out on top...

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2019's best trips to explore new frontiers

This year, be among the first to experience these freshly opened countries, trails and itineraries, from Iceland and Svalbard to lesser-visited Laos…

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Hot, hot, hot: 9 amazing trips to Wanderlust’s 2019 Hotlist destinations

They are the must-visit destinations of 2019. From cycling in Petra to discovering Georgian wine with Wanderlust’s Lyn Hughes, these are the trips that offer the best way to experience them

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Instagram gallery: 13 sparkling photos of New Year celebrations from around the world

Famous landmarks, dark skies and a lot of fireworks. From Paris to Dubai, we've put together your best Instagram posts of bringing in the New Year in style...

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