Warm for winter: Gilet gear review

From soft duck feathers to water-resistant outings, choose your body armour to stay warm this winter as Phoebe Smith tests out the latest and greatest gilets...

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Sleeping mats: In search of a good night's sleep

In search of a good night's sleep, outdoor expert Phoebe Smith tries and tests the best sleeping mats on the market. We find out the most comfortable, lightweight and compactable sleeping mats on offer...

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6 of the best drones for photography and video, from beginner to best-in-business

Thinking of getting into drone photography and film-making? Drone expert Fergus Kennedy picks 6 of the best, from a drone for beginners and one for travelling to shooting ultra high quality

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6 of the best wildlife lenses on the market for less than £2,500

The right lens can be the difference between capturing incredible wildlife photos and major disappointment. Here are 6 of the best wildlife lenses around, all costing £2,500 or less…

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Sock it to me: the best socks on the market, tried, tested and reviewed

Whether you're after a breathable sock for hiking or comfort for long-haul journeys, these durable travel socks have been put to the test. Find out which pair were voted best.

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9 amazing books to read before you visit Italy

From Walking in the Dolomites to the zest of Helena Attlee's The Land Where Lemons Grow, Jude Brosnan recommends 9 incredible books to give you a whole new perspective on Italy

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Gear Reviews: the best softshell jackets on the market

If you want a breathable and wind-resistant layer to wear over your T-shirt (or base layer) when you’re confident it won’t rain, then consider a softshell for your outdoor adventures…

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Gear Reviews: budget boots for summer hiking

As the weather warms, walking boots become all about comfort and getting good protection at a lighter weight. Here are six of the best available for £120 or less

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Gear Reviews: quirky tent alternatives for adventurous campers

Fancy a change from the usual tent set-up? Want something a little more quirky as a ‘just in case’ option? Check out these shelters for your next kip, from tarps to hammocks

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8 amazing books to read before you visit Japan

From Haruki Murakami’s classic to a Tokyo guide for creatives, Jude Brosnan from Stanford Books reviews the 8 fantastic books you should read if you love Japan or are thinking of visiting

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Gear Reviews: the best daypacks on the market, tried and tested

When you only need to carry the barest of travel essentials or pack a few items for a short walk, you can’t beat a daypack for squeezing everything into 30 litres or less. Here are our pick of the best

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Gear Reviews: the best walking trousers on the market, tried and tested

From strolling up mountain peaks to shimmying into village pubs, a good pair of trousers will take your from tours to trails in supreme comfort. Here are 8 of the best, including our Best in Test, and Best Value pair

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8 incredible books to read before you visit Vietnam

From Graham Greene’s classic to adventures on the Mekong, Jude Brosnan from Stanfords reviews the 8 amazing books you should read if you love Vietnam or are thinking of visiting

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Gear Reviews: First Aid Kits tried and tested

Vital if you need it, extra bulk if you don't, but always necessary when you travel. Get the lowdown on the humble First Aid Kit and the basic essentials it should contain...

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Stanfords Travel Writing Awards 2016 - WINNERS announced

Winners of Stanfords' Travel Writing Awards 2016 have been announced. Stanfords' Jude Brosnan gives the lowdown on the 7 best books of the year, including Wanderlust's choice for Adventure Travel Book of the Year

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7 fantastic books on India to read before you go

From Arundhati Roy's masterpiece to train journeys and cook books, Jude Brosnan from Stanford Books reviews the 7 great books you should read if you love India or are thinking of visiting

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Music: 29 new albums to look out for in 2017

2017’s shaping up to be quite a year for music. Take a look at the year ahead’s new albums from the likes of The Flaming Lips, Tinariwen, Arcade Fire, Run The Jewels, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Spoek Mathambo and more that you’ll want to hear

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Albums of the Year: the 10 best albums of 2016

In a year of death and division, these fantastic albums brought comfort, inspiration and hope. We celebrate the 10 best albums of the year that you'll want to hear

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5 of the year's best books that will make great Christmas presents

Dan Lewis from Stanfords books rounds up some of his favourite publications from 2016 that will make great Christmas presents, from award-winning fiction to colourful travel books

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The best long-sleeve baselayers on the market

When temperatures begin to plummet, you need a good baselayer underneath to keep you warm. Here’s what to look for in these body-hugging technical tops…

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The best new books from 2016's 'big hitters', from Ian McEwan to Eimear McBride

As Autumn approaches, publishers bring out their big guns for Christmas and end-of-year lists. Dan Lewis recommends a few of the best (Ian McEwan, John le Carre, JM Coetzee...) to look out for...

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8 of the best gilets (sleeveless jackets) on the market

Gilets (light sleeveless padded jackets, or bodywarmers) keep your core toasty without restricting movement, great for active travel in colder climes. Wanderlust's editor Phoebe Smith tests a selection and recommends the ones worth buying

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12 of the best new duffel bags for travelling

Easy to pack, versatile enough to cram into overhead compartments on planes and sturdy enough to strap to mules, yaks and overlanding trucks – enter the duffel…

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The best new books for the plane, hammock or poolside

Dan Lewis of Stanfords bookshop picks out the best summer reads, including Margaret Atwood and Shantaram author Gregory David Roberts

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Traveller's guide to water treatment devices

From heading into the wilds to supping questionable water from hotel taps, the right device ensures you can enjoy safe H20 wherever your travels take you...

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Traveller's guide to shorts

When escaping the cold and travelling to hotter climes, it’s time to embrace the heat and bear your pins – here’s how to buy the best shorts for the job…

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Traveller's Guide to Luggage

Big enough to carry everything, light enough to stick within travel limits, and strong enough to stand up to the rigours of travel... here's how to buy the right luggage

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Traveller's Guide to Tunnel Tents

Often lower in weight and a bit more spacious, a tunnel tent is a good just-in-case option if you find yourself in need of shelter on your travels…

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Preview: Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough

As David Attenborough's new natural history series hits BBC1, we give you a little preview – and get the inside scoop from the legendary presenter himself

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Traveller's guide to walking poles

From aiding stability to saving your knees; from clearing branches to doubling as a make-shift tripod, if you're heading into the wild make sure you pack a pair of poles…

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Traveller's guide to short-sleeve base layers

You need a base layer that will keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot – forget the old cotton tee and try one of these for size

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Traveller's guide to 40-50 litre rucksacks

For a shorter trip or a walking break, a 40-50L rucksack is the ideal choice: big enough for your stuff but not too cumbersome. Here’s how to pick a good one...

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Traveller's guide to: Mid-height walking footwear

With more ankle support than a shoe but less bulk than a full-on boot, mids can be a great, versatile choice for both hiking on trails or sightseeing in cities

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Book review: From the Arctic to the Indian Ocean

From misadventures in the 'real' Maldives to cycling 1970s Northern Ireland, these books cover both the globe and the centuries

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Sleeping Bags: we review the best on the market

Need a new sleeping bag? We've tested six of the best, to help you find the perfect one

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Traveller's guide to buying adventure-ready luggage

Sometimes a straightforward suitcase just won’t do. So we help you pick the perfect travel bag, for when you need more versatility from your luggage

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Traveller's guide to: technical underwear

Travel underwear is often overlooked, but a bad pair can ruin your adventures - here's how to pick the best pants!

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Traveller's guide to: Solar chargers

We may travel to get away from it all but what if you want to keep in touch with friends and family or update your blog? Enter the solar charger, the perfect on-the-go way to power your electronic devices, wherever you find yourself…

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Traveller's guide to: convertible trousers

Come rain or shine, city stroll or hefty hike, convertible trousers will see you right. Here's what savvy buyers need to look out for - and six pairs that make the cut

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Traveller’s guide to: Travel shirts

A travel shirt is more than a fashion statement: these hardworking items can protect you from the sun (and biting insects too), keep you cool, hide your valuables and help you look smart everywhere from mountain slopes to city bar

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Gear Review: Swarovski Optik PA-i5 iPhone binocular adapter

On a recent trip to the Galapagos Islands, Wanderlust’s Simon Chubb, tried out this nifty gadget aimed at bringing wildlife photography to the masses

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Gear review: Autographer roadtested

On a recent trip to Peru and the Galapagos Islands, Wanderlust’s Simon Chubb tried out this gadget that is neither traditional camera nor video camera

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Read it first: Last Days of the Bus Club by Chris Stewart

Have you read the review of Last Days of the Bus Club in the new issue of Wanderlust? We've got a preview chapter of Chris Stewart's new novel (pub. 4 June) for your eyes only

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Traveller's guide to: Sandals

Forget the humble flip-flop – sandals have evolved. Whether you need them for simple sightseeing, easy strolling or adventure activities such as hiking and kayaking, they can be the most versatile piece of footwear in your bag

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Traveller's guide to: Lightweight waterproofs

You might be expecting gentle showers or full-on storms, but you should take a waterproof jacket wherever you travel – just in case. Choose one that’s light and you’ll barely know you’re carrying it – we review the best available

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Traveller's guide to: Multi-activity Shoes

From walking to cycling, scrambling to kayaking and running to sightseeing around town, a pair of these all-rounders can be worn for a variety of outdoor pursuits – we review the best available

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Traveller's guide to: Insulated Jackets

Perfect for snowy or cold destinations, an insulated jacket will keep you warm whether you’re winter walking, snowmobiling or watching the northern lights – we review the best available

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Traveller's guide to: Daypacks

The right daypack is an essential piece of travel gear, here we give you some advice as to what to look out for and review 6 of the best

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Hidden Kingdoms: Size matters

Wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein casts his verdict on controversial BBC nature documentary, Hidden Kingdoms

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Hidden Kingdoms: Under Open Skies

Visually stunning but otherwise a mixed picture, Thomas Rees reviews the first episode of the BBC's flagship natural history programme

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Wanderlust Cookbook Challenge: Round 2

Five members of the Wanderlust team have trawled through this season's offering of cookbooks and road-tested them too – so you know which ones will make the ideal Christmas gift

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Sven Hedin maps Xinjiang, China, 1934

Today, it seems every inch of the world has been measured and mapped. Turn back the clock to 1934 and things were very different

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How to make Turkish mezze

Turkish cuisine is all about time – and, it seems, onions. Discover all on a mouth-watering coastal cookery course

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Peering behind the Iron Curtain, 1989

When communism collapsed, state by state, in 1989, young Canadian Rory MacLean was among the first travellers to venture into the world’s newest democracies

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How to make Korean baechu kimchi

Pickled cabbage your idea of culinary hell? Think again: Ruth Dodson tries, and loves, Korea's spicy staple, kimchi

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Hole mole! Mexican cuisine is here

Mexicans are so obsessed with mole – their beloved chilli-chocolate sauce – that it even has its own festival. Richard Sterling tucks in

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The first woman to bike the ‘world’, 1894

In 1894, with nothing else but the clothes on her back, Annie Kopchovsky – a poor Bostonian mother-of-three – set off to cycle the world.

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How to make Vietnamese pho: beef noodle soup

Ditch breakfast cereal for pho – Ian Walker serves up beef-and-noodle broth that kick-starts the day for Vietnam

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DH Lawrence in New Mexico, 1922

Some people are born travellers, and others have travel thrust upon them; for DH Lawrence, the truth lay somewhere in between

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Twitchhiker: How one man travelled the world by Twitter

An exclusive extract from Twitchhiker, following one man's travels from Newcastle to near-enough Campbell Island, New Zealand

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