7 of the best places to see penguins in the wild

April 25 is World Penguin Day – so what better way to celebrate than by booking a trip to the wild and wonderful destinations they thrive in?

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10 great train journeys you've (probably) never heard of

From cheap chugs and remote hill stations to mini palaces on rails, these are the lesser-known rides you need to hop aboard...

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5 reasons to visit Rotterdam

Home to the largest port in Europe, audacious architecture, and a burgeoning foodie scene, the Netherlands’ vibrant ‘second city’ demands a closer look...

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Short and sweet: 9 bite-sized adventures to book when time is tight

Forget the DIY and spring cleaning. You deserve to spend your precious few days off having a short-break adventure you’ll never forget.

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Photo gallery: 11 amazing long exposure shots (and expert tips for taking your own)

Photographer Antony Zacharias shares his advice for capturing the bright lights of cities and stars at night, alongside a gallery of his own spectacular work...

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Hot stuff: the world’s most awesome deserts

Discover the humbling beauty of some of the world’s most inhospitable corners – from the dazzling white Arctic freezes to Africa's ochre-coloured dunes

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10 of the best things to do in Vietnam

From exploring the world's largest cave to sipping 'weasel coffee', Vietnam has a new adventure at every turn. These are our favourite things to do in Halong Bag, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and beyond...

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9 distinctly British lidos to enjoy and cool down in this summer

With their Art Deco architecture and enviable locations, the historic lidos of the UK are great places to swim, unwind and hang out when the weather turns hot. Here are 9 of the coolest to take a dip in...

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Going it alone: 13 of the best solo trips around the world

Ride through the Wild West, trace ancient trails in Japan, or snorkel with whale sharks in the Maldives – these off-beat adventures are perfect for solo travellers...

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5 of the most beautiful cycle routes in South West England

From the heights of Dartmoor to the chalky North Wessex Downs, these picturesque routes – taken from Jack Thurston's new cycling guide – reveal the South West's breathtaking landscapes and lost lanes

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5 reasons to visit Split, Croatia

Set beside the sparkling Adriatic Sea, Split offers an irresistible jumble of history, fine food and an irrepressible spirit. Here's why you should make it your next budget-friendly break

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Wild at heart: 10 incredible African safaris you'll want to book now

From little-known corners of Zimbabwe and Zambia to the classic wildlife hotspots of South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, there’s an African wildlife adventure just for you

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Photo gallery: New York’s incredible street life, captured by Richard Koek

Celebrated Dutch photographer Richard Koek scoured New York City’s boroughs in search of its famous street smarts and chutzpah. You won't believe what he found...

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On the move: 9 massive wildlife migrations that will blow your mind

From scuttling crabs and fluttering butterflies to vast herds of wildebeest and caribou, these wildlife migrations are on a scale that defies comprehension and just have to be seen for yourself

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Five things I wish I’d known before road-tripping the west coast of New Zealand's South Island

Fresh back from a road trip along the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Gareth Clark reveals the hidden beauty spots you must visit... and the pitfalls to avoid

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The world's 8 most underrated cities and why you should visit them

From Porto to Canberra, these incredible cities are all but ignored by travellers. Discover their highlights and why the world's top travel bloggers recommend you visit them...

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Crafty business! How to make the most of your travel photos

Get your travel photos published or turn them into a home décor masterpiece – these creative ideas will transform your travel pictures into works of art and treasured keepsakes

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How ancient wisdom can inspire your family to travel better

Family travel expert Melanie Gow reveals the ancient beliefs that can inspire and improve your family travels ... and open up a whole new world to your kids

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La Dolce Vita! 7 trips to enjoy Italy's landscapes, wildlife and lust for life

With great food, good wine and a landscape created by the Gods, Italy is the land of La Dolce Vita (The Good Life). These trips will help you positively revel in it....

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11 playful photographs of the world’s most remote wildlife, by Art Wolfe

From Bolivia's Altiplano to South Georgia Island, Art Wolfe ventures to far-flung corners of the world to photograph animals – capturing them at their perky and playful best

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Just desserts! 13 fabulous puddings from around the world

Travel the world – and satisfy your sweet tooth – with these authentic treats from across the globe...

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5 extraordinary experiences you’ll only find in rural Cyprus

Helen Moat roamed the hidden corners of rural Cyprus and discovered a land where life continues as it has for centuries – with a focus on fabulous food, generous hospitality and a love of nature

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9 of the best things to do in Western Australia

From swimming with whale sharks and sampling award-winning Sauvignons, to relaxing in some of the most remote and beautiful corners of the planet – Western Australia offers something for everyone...

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5 reasons why you should visit Chicago

With new direct flights and a booming foodie, craft beer and culture scene, there’s never been a better time to visit the Windy City...

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Life lessons: 7 amazing learning trips around the world

Immerse yourself in new cultures, master new skills, and enjoy a more rewarding journey on these expert-led learning trips

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Photo gallery: Ethiopia's amazing rock churches and the people who worship there

Dating back as far as the 5th century, Ethiopia's extraordinary rock churches continue to astound visitors and provide solace and inspiration for worshippers, monks and priests

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7 colourful, solemn and frankly intimidating Easter processions around the world

See how Christians around the world mark Holy Week with a variety of traditional processions recognising the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and celebrating his resurrection.

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Ciao bella! Italy’s 7 most beautiful beaches

From small coves in quaint fishing villages to long swathes of sand that wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean, Italy has beaches to suit every mood. Here are 7 of the most beautiful...

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8 of the best things to do in Bolivia

Swim with dolphins in the Amazon, cycle the world's most dangerous road, and explore ancient Inca ruins – these must-do activities reveal the highlights of Bolivia and beyond...

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The world's best airports, according to Wanderlust readers

From Singapore's fun-filled Changi, to Qatar's luxurious Hamad International – these five airports were voted best in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2018

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Aye, aye captain! 7 fun boat trips that your kids will love

From the unashamedly touristic gondolas of Venice to the more rustic riverboats that ply the Amazon, these boat rides are guaranteed to add a splash of excitement to your next family holiday

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Enchanting Nepal: 9 incredible journeys into the heart of the Himalaya

Amazing wildlife. Colourful temples and monasteries. Breathtaking Himlayan treks to suit everyone. These unforgettable trips will take you to Nepal's most magical corners...

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Photo gallery: Meet the masters of landscape photography

A collection of stunning landscape photos from Art Wolfe, Valda Bailey, Mikko Lagerstedt and more. Meet the masters of the form and be inspired to follow in their footsteps

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Thirsty work! 7 great British pubs you can’t reach by car

Not accessible by road, these pubs may take some getting to. But you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views, delicious meals and, of course, a well-earned ale

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Letting off steam: Colorado’s most breathtaking rail journeys

From the highest train in the US to steam trains built for Colorado’s pioneering gold miners, Colorado has an abundance of scenic rail journeys. All aboard for a Rocky Mountain railway high.

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The 6 best places to still see rhinos in the wild

With news of the passing of Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, Lyn Hughes reveals the best places to see these magnificent horned beasts and help save them from extinction

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11 of the best things to do in New Zealand

Get active with a trek up Mount Cook, or wind down with a glass of Sauvignon on a vineyard tour. Explore the highlights of the North and South Islands with these must-do activities

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The 5 happiest countries in the world

March 20 is the International Day of Happiness. Here are the most cheerful countries in the world – and why we're always happy to visit them

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The UK's best bluebell woods to visit this spring

One of the loveliest British spring sights is a carpet of blooming bluebells. Find out where you can spot them when they flourish...

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5 reasons to visit Buenos Aires, Argentina

Groove to that sensual tango beat, tuck into succulent grass-fed pampas beef and bag yourself a flea market bargain in one of the most colourful and lively cities in the world.

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9 authentic adventures that reveal the heart of Greece

Sail through remote islands, trek to remote mountain tops, learn to cook authentic Greek food... These incredible trip ideas will help you get to know the Greece that's worthy of the Gods

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All aboard! The 12 best rail journeys in the world

From the timeless Trans-Mongolian to the exhilarating Marrakech Express – hop on board these characterful trains that showcase some of earth's best landscapes

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Photo gallery: Awesome African wildlife, captured by Michael Poliza

Award-winning wildlife photographer Michael Poliza shares a selection of his favourite images from Africa, portraying the fragile eco-systems and the amazing creatures that roam there

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What a way to end the day! Where to see the world's most awesome sunsets

Whether it's the colours, the clouds, or the iconic foreground, these sunsets are guaranteed to stir your soul and raise your spirits – especially if you've got an ice-cold drink to hand...

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9 things you must do in Ireland

Wild, windswept landscapes and friendly locals always up for the craic. Here’s how to make the most of your visit to Ireland.

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5 things you must do in England's Shropshire Hills

Tucked away near the border of Wales, the Shropshire Hills is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and one of England’s best-kept secrets. Stan Abbott reveals its top spots

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Adventure of a lifetime! 10 unforgettable trips with top-rated tour operators

Cruise the Galápagos Islands, desert camp in Sudan, hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery in Bhutan... these 10 trips with our readers' favourite tour operators are truly unforgettable

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5 fantastic London walks that photographers will love

Few know London as well as black cab driver and landscape photographer Terry Gibbins. Discover vibrant street life, dramatic architecture and little-known landscapes on his favourite photogenic city walks

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5 irresistible reasons to visit Perth, Western Australia

With new direct flights from the UK to Perth, the sun, food and wildlife of Western Australia’s vibrant capital is closer than ever. Here's why you need to get there now

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In the know Borneo: 7 trips that reveal a surprising side of Asia’s wildlife wonderland

Add an exciting twist to your trip to Borneo – maybe a vast cave system, one of the world’s rarest leopards, or an epic jungle railway journey. Come to see the orangutans, but experience so much more

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Photograph or painting? 12 incredible landscapes captured by Charlie Waite

From scarlet sand dunes and underwater woodlands, to glassy lochs and rolling lavender meadows, photographer Charlie Waite captures the beauty of the natural world in his famous 'painterly' style

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Now that's how to arrive: 7 weird and wonderful hotel transfers

Forget taking a taxi or bus from the airport to your hotel - how passé! The adventure starts the minute you touch down with these crazy transfers...

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5 things Instagram doesn’t tell you about travel

Seduced by glorious photos on Instagram, first-time traveller Stephen Murray quit his job to explore the world – but he soon realised that Insta wasn’t telling the whole truth. Here's what you need to know

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9 of the best things to do in India

From desert stargazing and snow leopard spotting, to mountain trekking in the Himalayas – these activities will take you to the heart and hidden corners of India

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The life aquatic: The UK’s best rock pools and the creatures you’ll find in them

Mysterious, intriguing and teeming with life, rock pools are guaranteed to engage even the most screen-obsessed child. These beautiful spots provide the perfect introduction to our blue planet

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Hop to it: Last-minute sun-filled Easter adventures you can still book now

Swap the 'Beast from the East' for a sun-kissed Easter with these adventurous breaks in Portugal, Greece, Oman, Jordan and beyond...

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Photo gallery: Shades of street life in Havana, Cuba

Feast your eyes on the street art, classic cars and famous cigars of Cuba's capital – where life is always colourful

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Rest In Peace: 10 famous graves you must visit in Europe

Pay your respects to some of the greatest leaders, thinkers, artists and musicians the world has ever known on this pilgrimage through some of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe.

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5 things you must do in Chennai, India

Capital of Tamil Nadu, and keeper of the south’s artistic, religious and culinary traditions, Chennai is one of India's cultural gems. Author Martin J. Worthy reveals how to experience its authentic soul

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Shoot for the top: priceless advice from the superstars of wildlife photography

Expert insights into making it as a wildlife photographer from Frans Lanting, Marina Cano and Mattias Klum

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