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5 things I wish I'd known before visiting Laos

In the first of a new series, editor-in-chief of Wanderlust Lyn Hughes explains what she wishes she'd known before travelling to this SE Asian nation

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7 things I wish I'd known before my first BIG trip

After ten years of travelling around the world, Doug Lansky, author of 'First-Time Europe', reveals what he has learned on the road

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5 things I’d wish I’d known before my year out

Whether you're studying overseas or taking an overdue sabbatical, author Nicola Beedle shares five things she wished she'd known before her year out

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Know before you go: Bolivia

Bibiana Garside, founder of Latin American tour specialist HighLives, answers the top ten most frequently asked questions travellers want to know before visiting Bolivia

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Know before you go: The Azores

Visit Azores and tour operator Sunvil answer your most frequently asked questions on the Portuguese archipelago to help you plan your trip

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5 things I wish I’d known before visiting Burma

Martin Symington travelled to Burma for the upcoming issue of Wanderlust. Here he imparts advice on things to know before you visit

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Know before you go: Macau

Sue Whitehead, of the Macau Government Tourist Office, answers the top ten most frequently asked questions travellers want to know before visiting this little-known peninsula

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5 things I wish I'd known about Cambodia

Author Gabrielle Yetter reveals five things she wished she'd known before moving to Cambodia almost three years ago

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5 things I wish I'd known before visiting Chernobyl

Wanderlust's adventurous Commercial Manager, Heidi Hodgkins, has recently returned from visiting Kiev and abandoned Pripyat. Here's what she wishes she'd known before departing

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Know before you go: Amman, Jordan

Visitors to Jordan often make a beeline for the popular sights of Petra and Wadi Rum, but they should linger a little while in Amman, says Hossam Moussa

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6 things I wish I'd known... Papua New Guinea

Kim Romanski on what you need to know before visiting one of the world's most exotic and mysterious destinations

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5 things I wish I'd known before seeing the Northern Lights

Peter Moore just got back from witnessing a spectacular aurora display in Abisko in Northern Sweden. Here are five things he wishes he'd known before he went.

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5 things I wish I'd known before driving in Namibia

The roads are good. The scenery is spectacular. But there are some idiosyncratic things you need to take into account when driving in Namibia

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5 things I wish I'd known about porters

Mountaineer Andy Cave has climbed the highest mountains in the world. He explains why he couldn't have done it without the help of the unsung heroes of the peaks – porters

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5 things I wish I'd known before motorbiking around the Balkans

Jacob Laukaitis's 8,000km ride around the Balkans changed his life. Here's what he wishes he'd known before setting off

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5 things I wish I'd known before motorbiking through Vietnam

Jacob Laukaitis spent 23 days riding a motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi. Here, he reveals his tips and things you need to know for a successful Vietnam motorcycle adventure

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Know before you go: Peru

Peru is a hot spot with adventurous travellers. Tom Shearman, from tour operator Andean Trails, answers first-time travellers' most frequently asked questions

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