Elizabeth Atkin

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Big Cat Tales on Animal Planet: Everything you need to know

Wildlife experts Jonathan and Angela Scott are back on TV, documenting the fascinating lives of the wild lions, leopards and cheetahs of Masai Mara National Reserve...

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Blue Planet Live: When does it start, and where can you watch it?

Blue Planet is back and taking us on a week-long live exploration of the world's oceans - so where will the documentary series take us? Let's find out...

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The 13 best things to do in Riga, Latvia

The capital of Latvia is undeniably a Baltic beauty, but its more than just its good looks. Find out what to see, do, eat and drink while you're in Riga...

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Our Planet on Netflix: Everything you need to know

How can you watch Our Planet? And which parts of the world will it showcase? Here’s Wanderlust’s guide to the much-hyped nature documentary series…

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12 of the best walks in the Lake District

We reveal the best Lake District walks and climbs for every ability level, including hardcore hikes up Helvellyn and Blencathra to easier strolls through Coniston and Thirlmere...

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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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10 of the best things to do in The Hague, Netherlands

Well-connected to Amsterdam and a hop, skip and a jump away from Delft, the city of Den Haag is in an ideal location for a Dutch day trip. But what can you do during your visit?

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11 of the best Iceland day trips from Reykjavik

We reveal the best day trips you can take from Iceland's capital, either on your own or with a guide - including hot springs, geothermal baths, world-famous waterfalls, ice caves and wildlife wonders...

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What is Vesak? The holy Buddhist festival celebrated around the world

Vesak Day is an important holiday in the Buddhist calendar. So, what is it? How is it celebrated – and where? Is there anything you need to know if you’re visiting a Buddhist country?

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12 epic nature and wildlife documentaries you can watch now

We round up the best nature documentaries can you find on Netflix, Amazon Prime, iPlayer and NowTV - so you've got more to watch once you've finished Our Planet...

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9 eye-opening environmental documentaries worth a watch

Visually-stunning series’ about the world around us are always fascinating to watch, but these must-see films also come with an impactful message about the fate of planet Earth…

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Cinque Terre highlights - and the best alternative places to visit

Where should you go once you've soaked up the multi-coloured magic of the Italian Riviera's uber-popular Cinque Terre? We reveal the must-see alternative villages, towns and coastal resorts to explore...

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12 of the best things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland

More than a base camp for day trips to glaciers, hot springs and mountain hikes, the small-yet-distinctive city of Reykjavik is perfectly-placed for a cool city break…

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Before and after: Turning Iceland and Jordan into Mars for BBC's new series The Planets

Using VFX effects, the makers of Professor Brian Cox's space series transformed the world's rockiest landscapes and deserts into otherworldly planets. Here's an exclusive look at how they did it...

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The Norwegian island campaigning to become a 'time-free zone'

An island in Arctic Norway has rallied its residents, in order to become completely time-free. Surely, victory would make it one of the most unique travel experiences in the world?

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Inside our polar event: An evening of Arctic and Antarctic inspiration

Team Wanderlust joined 100 readers, a panel of polar experts and explorer Sara Wheeler for an evening of drinks, inspiring discussions and serious trip planning. See what we got up to...

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Where Dame Judi Dench visited on her Wild Borneo Adventure

Judi Dench fell for Borneo's rainforest and unique wildlife on her travels, documented by ITV's new series Wild Borneo Adventure. Here, we reveal exactly where she visited and stayed during her trip...

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The 20 best places to visit in May

We reveal the best destinations to travel to in May, for ideal weather, natural wonders, cultural highlights, primetime wildlife watching experiences and longer-term trips...

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20 of the best places to visit in June

We reveal the best destinations to travel to in June, for warm sunny weather, cultural festivals, epic wildlife watching experiences and longer-term trips...

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The 19 best places to visit in July

Where should you visit in July? We reveal some of the world's top destinations for enjoying warm climates, wildlife wonders, cultural mainstays and longer-term travel...

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7 incredible things you must do in French Guiana

Brazil might be its neighbour, but you needn’t leave the small South American country of French Guiana for an unexpected and unforgettable travel experience. Here's a taste of what there is to explore...

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The 20 best places to visit in August

Uncover the best destinations to travel to in August, for warm weather, natural wonders, cultural highlights, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife watching experiences and longer-term trips...

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12 of the best things to do in Slovenia

A Balkan country known for its colourful squares, impressive peaks and ethereal, dreamlike lakes – but also its green tourism efforts. So, what's there to see, do and explore in sustainable Slovenia?

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Outlander's top Scotland filming locations - in Edinburgh, Fife and beyond

Outlander is back in 2020 with season five, but where can you relive the show's Scottish magic for yourself? Follow in Claire and Jamie's time-travelling footsteps with these iconic filming locations...

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11 of the best things to do in Kiev, Ukraine

Ukraine's capital Kiev has many sights to explore, beyond its Chernobyl day trips: quirky art, panoramic views, nature walks in the city, and multi-coloured churches and cathedrals to admire...

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Where and when to see the Southern Lights

Aurora Australis – aka the Southern Lights – lights up the sky in red, orange, pink and green. Here’s when and where you can witness the magic for yourself...

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19 of the best places to visit in September

September is one of the best months to travel for myriad reasons: great weather, off-season prices and a host of exciting wildlife watching experiences. Here are the best places to explore in September...

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