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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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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: 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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Gear review: Best travel hoodies

From warming you up on the plane to warding off insect attacks, the hoodie can be a useful piece of travel kit. Find out which was judged best in test...

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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: 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 review: 4 of the best alternative travel cameras

When it comes to travel photography, most people opt for either a DSLR camera or their mobile phone. However, there are plenty of other options to get unique shots…

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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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Wanderlust 2018 Gear of the Year awards: The results

Happy New Gear! The results of Wanderlust's 2018 Gear of the Year awards are now in: here's the definitive list of the best kit that every traveller needs to take on their next adventure…

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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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The 100 greatest travel experiences

Over the years, you've told us your ultimate travel experiences – so here it is, the definitive travel wish list...

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4 of the best travel apps

New technology has changed the way we travel – will these four travel apps make you want to embrace smart phones and tablets on the road?

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The Wanderlust guide to careers in travel

It's a new year and you're looking for a new start. How about a job that pays you to travel? Here’s our guide to getting a satisfying and fulfilling career in travel

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When travel goes wrong

Five salutary lessons on why you should never travel without good insurance

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How to travel during Ramadan

A spiritual month for Muslims – but a logistical nightmare for travellers? Heed the advice of our country-by-country guide to travel during Ramadan

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Wanderlust's travel plans for 2012

Need trip inspiration for 2012? Or simply want to know the Wanderlust team a bit better? Check out some of our travel plans for the year ahead

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New year's resolutions for travel

We all umm and arr about our New Year resolutions... Here we give you a selection of travel-themed ideas

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How to travel for free

Six of the best tried + tested ways to help you live your wildest travel dreams – without going broke in the process

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Allergic to travel?

Asthma and allergies are on the rise, but they needn't curb your travel plans. Here we help you see the world without wheezing

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Travel quiz of the year: the answers

We wrote 20 questions to test your travel know-how from 2010 (featured in Issue 116). Here we present to you the all important answers

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Travel in the blogosphere

Personal satisfaction, sharing stories with friends and family, or reaching out to a wider audience: travel and technology

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Travel blueprint: alternative Thailand

Yes, the water is shimmering turquoise, the food toothsome and travel cheap – but there’s so much more to South-East Asia’s most popular country

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10 tips for better travel photos

Want to improve your travel photos - but have no idea where to start? You need this no-nonsense, jargon-free guide...

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9 stocking fillers for travellers

Wondering what to get your travel-loving friend for Christmas? From gear to gadgets here's what to stuff their stocking with

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How to gear up for a trans-Europe cycle ride

Helen Moat discovers that the key to successful cycle touring is the company you keep

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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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15 tips for responsible travel in Burma

Burma is the hottest destination in travel. Our Blogger of the Week, Kellie Netherwood, advises on how to visit responsibly

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Confessions of a travel writer: maintaining integrity

Travel writers often get free travel, meals and flights, but that doesn't mean they always have to write glowing reviews. Nick Boulos outlines the need for honesty and putting readers first.

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Access all areas: disabled travel

Travelling with a wheelchair has its challenges - but follow accessible travel expert Gordon Rattray's advice and you'll have an adventure

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Wanderlust's top 7 travel essentials

Regular travellers get their packing down to a fine art and know their must-haves. Olivia Haughton asked some of the Wanderlust team to name their one essential travel item...

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How to create an iconic travel magazine

Wanderlust editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes looks back on 20 years of publishing the UK's favourite travel magazine – and on what lies ahead

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8 inspirational new travel books

From UK whale watching to full-on expedition planning, this month's new crop of travel books will get you revved up for new adventures

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The world’s most insightful quotes about travel

The greatest thinkers on the planet give their considered opinions on travel. Do you agree with them?

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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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8 ways to travel more mindfully

Sometimes it's best just to slow down. Travel more mindfully to experience more culture, meet new people, and simply enjoy the thrill of the open road. Pick one of these challenges and you'll relish the change of pace...

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Get paid to travel – become a travel blogger

Could you build a successful career as a travel blogger? This expert guide could help you on your way...

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Gallery: Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year – Travel Icons

From the Taj Mahal to Sri Lanka's stilt fisherman, these are the stunning new takes that made the shortlist of our Travel Icon category and the stories behind them

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Confessions of a travel writer: diva demands and travel tantrums

"Don't you know who I am?!" This is what happens when the 'glamour' of travel writing goes to your head...

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Weekly travel health update from Nomad

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad

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12 travel classics vs budget options

Want to travel more but pay less? Here’s how to enjoy the world's 12 ultimate travel experiences for less – and the low cost alternatives...

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Paul Theroux: 'How I write travel books'

The world's greatest living travel writer reveals how he fell into writing travel narratives and what he loves about the genre

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Wanderlust travel health update: rabies, measles and more

This week's travel health news, including rabies, measles and more

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Girl Talk: Our 2012 travel heroines

Wise words from some of our travel heroines to help you celebrate International Women's Day 2012

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The 5 easiest jobs to travel with

Want to travel longer by making money on the road? Long-term traveller Jonny Blair nominates the jobs that will take your further

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Simon Reeve on his life-changing travel experiences

Winner of Best Travel TV Show in the Reader Travel Awards 2014, Simon Reeve talks to Wanderlust about buying fake Somali passports, getting malaria and eating penis soup

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Confessions of a travel writer: It can get lonely

For the professional, travel writing can be a lonely pastime Nick Boulos sheds light on this darker side of a dream job

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How will travel influence your child's path to adulthood?

Melanie Gow looks back with pride at how travel has made her son the man he is today

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Confessions of a travel writer: Why great guides are essential

A tour guide can make or break a holiday – but they're even more important to travel writers. Here's why...

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A good investment: travel healthcare

Travel healthcare is not the place to cut corners. Undertake research, forward plan and shop around: savings can be made without jeopardising your wellbeing

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The importance of giving your children space to travel

If you want to inspire a love of travel in your children, ditch the museums and let them experience the world, says Melanie Gow

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13 astonishing travel blunders

Last week it was travel complaints, this week we asked YOU to tell us the stupid things you've heard on your travels. Here are the funniest 13

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The woman who changed the face of travel – and Switzerland

Author Diccon Bewes on Thomas Cook's first paying customer. And how she changed travel – and Switzerland – forever

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10 most ridiculous travel fashion items

From wearable sleeping bags to metal detector sandals, we present ten travel fashion faux pas you really should avoid

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How my father inspired me to travel

Justin Egli follows his father's footsteps to Japan, and ponders the influence that parents have on how – and why – we travel

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The joys of slow travel with kids

Modern kids are connected and looking for new thrills. But slowing things down when you travel could be exactly what you and your family need

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The truth about travel blogging

From the outside world, travel blogging can look like a lot of jetsetting, free gifts and swanky hotels – for just few hours of work per day. Not true.

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Wanderlust's Travel Hot List 2017 is here!

New flights. New walking trails. New experiences. Here's the definitive guide to the destinations you'll want to add to your travel wishlist for 2017

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Get paid to travel: become a tour leader

Do you have what it takes to become a travel guide? it can take you all over the world, but you'll need buckets of passion, endless knowledge and a big dose of patience too...

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5 essential tips for better travel photos

Travel photographer and author of the bestselling BBC book 'Unforgettable Things To Do Before You Die' Steve Watkins reveals how to improve your photographs on your next trip

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Travel experts' top experiences on the road

Earlier this year we asked for your ultimate travel experiences – you responded in your thousands. Here, travel experts and celebrities share their top moments

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25 ways to save money when you travel

Travel isn’t the cheapest hobby – but be savvy and you can conserve your cash. Here are our top wallet-friendly tips on where to go and how much money you can save...

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Could you write a travel blog?

Learn how to share your travel experiences online, find a niche and boost your profile with our travel blogging masterclass

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Making a travel film in Iran: Leon McCarron interview

Ahead of his filmmaking seminar at London's Adventure Travel Show 2015, we quiz Leon McCarron about his new film, what makes a great story on screen, and his tips for aspiring filmmakers...

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How to beat anxiety when you travel

Travel can be uplifting and inspiring – but it can also be stressful and disorientating. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth considers what you can do to make your trip stress-free

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The moments that get you hooked on travel

Travel is a drug. Peter Moore explains how he got hooked

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Tim Baynes: BBC travel illustrator

Illustrator and artist Tim Baynes gives his unique impressions on the world of travel

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The 8 best apps for family travel

Apps designed to engage your kids with travel – our pick of the best

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Travel insurance: frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about travel insurance (yes, it's boring, but it is essential...)

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Should you travel alone or with a friend?

Solo travel or a trip with a friend: which is better? Alastair Humphreys helps you decide

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Which decade inspired you to travel?

Our Blogger of the Week, Rosemarie John, was inspired to travel the world by the 60s. But not in the way you'd think

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Top 10 romantic travel experiences, chosen by the world’s top travel-blogging couples

Ahead of International Kissing Day (July 6), blogging couples, including Love & Compass and Nomadic Boys pick the most romantic travel experiences, from unforgettable camping spots to mountaintop sunrises

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The Wanderlust guide to travel health

How to stay healthy before, during and after your trip

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of rail travel

In this hyper-connected world there is no reason travel should be super-fast too. Discover why the romance of rail still rules

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5 tips for adventure travel photographers

Winner of last year's People category in the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition, Johnny Lawlor, offers his tips on how to take adventurous shots

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Travellers' Tales – the best travel stories from 2016

In 2016, we’ve been told incredible travel stories by the likes of Bryan Cranston, KT Tunstall, Joanna Lumley, Moby, Levison Wood, Art Malik, Billy Bragg and more. Here’s are some of their most colourful stories, from Patagonia to India and Japan

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Is solo travel ever truly solo?

Our featured blogger discovers that it's almost impossible to be alone when you travel on your own

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Top 10 endangered travel traditions

Penny Walker takes a look at the travel traditions to be put on the endangered list as technology takes over

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Wanderlust travel health update: dengue fever, rabies and more

This week's travel health news, including dengue fever, rabies, how to stay safe in Thailand's flooded areas and more

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What's the best luggage for rail travel?

Long distance rail adventurer Matthew Woodward puts various types of luggage to the test to decide which is the best for train travel

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What makes a winning travel photo...

With the 2013 Wanderlust Travel Photograph of the Year Competition still open for entries, judge Steve Davey offers his insider tips on the Travel Icon category, and what makes a winning photo

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Confessions of a travel writer: An uncertain future

Travel writing might be a dream job for many people, but the industry is in flux. Is Nick Boulos a dying breed?

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Wanderlust travel health update: Kenya, Turkey, Bolivia and more

This week's travel health news, including random attacks in Kenya, earthquake advice in Turkey, a rabies outbreak in Bolivia and more

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Solo Travel - top tips and brilliant trip ideas for solo travellers

Following a close call with cancer, Sandra Reekie discovered the joys and freedom of solo travel. Here's her story, along with specialist solo trips and our advice for how to make the most of travel-for-one

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4 Valentine's travel love stories

Valentine's Day: for some it's heaven and for others it's hell. Whichever you feel have some travel love inspiration on us...

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How to avoid travel accidents

More travellers die being hit by cars than from mosquito bites. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth looks at how to avoid accidents that frequently assail travellers

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Solo Travel - What We Want

Despite being a fast growing (and high spending) proportion of travellers, solos are still often treated poorly. Here’s our solo travel manifesto!

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The hot list: where to travel in 2015

Stuck for new travel ideas? We've got our eye on 10 different places – read on for our inside scoop on the best emerging destinations for 2015...

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Travel Photo of the Year - post analysis

There are two types of people who enter travel competitions: those who listen to what the judges are looking for, and those who don't and just send in anything

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Travel Photo of the Year: behind the lens

Wanderlust wanted to know more about the winning shots from our Travel Photo of the Year competition. Here, the photographers reveal what, why, when and how

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Solo Travel: Top Tips

Travelling the world on your own can actually be more invigorating than with friends or family. We offer a bit of guidance for being independent abroad

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Travel Icon: The Nile

Any trip down the eponymously renowned river that flows through the heart of Egypt makes you feel like you're a world – and an age – away

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Wanderlust travel health update: dengue fever, yellow fever and more

This week's travel health news, including dengue fever, yellow fever and how to stay safe when you're travelling

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Are you addicted to travel?

Why are some people happy to hole-up at home, while others can’t stop continent-hopping? Here we discuss the theories surrounding ‘wanderlust’

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10 biggest travel health expenses

Travel health costs can quickly mount up when you’re planning an exotic trip – but scrimp on essentials at your peril...

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Where to travel in 2016

The most exciting cities. The newest trails. The most wallet-friendly destinations. Here's what will be on your to-do list in 2016

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Wanderlust travel health update: flooding in South East Asia

This week's travel health news including advice for travellers affected by the widespread flooding in South East Asia

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50 travel health tips

From sex and mosquitoes to air rage and clean water: 50 unmissable health tips to help you stay well on your next trip

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25 tips for better travel photos

Our panel of experts explain how to make next year’s travel photos your best ever, using only what you’ve already got: a camera and your imagination

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7 travel apps for summer

There's an app for app-solutely everything these days. We've trawled through them all to bring you the best apps to take with you on your next adventure

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Travel secrets: should you keep them?

Are you ready to give up your travel secrets?

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The Queen's life in travel

We celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday by looking at the countries the Queen has dropped in on and ask: Is Her Majesty the world’s greatest traveller?

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Get stuck in: travel vaccinations

Pre-trip injections are vital, but which jabs do you really need? And how much do they cost?

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13 travel medical mysteries

From recurring boils to worms that crawl over your eyeballs, the world is full of unusual and downright horrifying ailments. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth introduces a few…

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Travel Icon: Old Havana

Modern-day Cuba remains a clash of Spanish, American and communist cultures, and nowhere demonstrates that better than Habana Vieja

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Singapore travel guide

It's small but spectacular, and so much more than just a stopover city...

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Travel Blueprint: Indochina

Indochina: three lands linked by the mighty Mekong – Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Nick Ray leads you through ancient temples, misty mountains and tribal villages

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Photographing travel icons

How do you make something special out of the over-familiar? Steve Davey helps you capture the world’s icons on camera

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Travel blueprint: The Maya Route

Temples and tapirs, rainforests and reefs, villages and volcanoes, The Maya Route is a trail littered with adventure

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Confessions of a travel writer: going undercover

Some countries don't welcome journalists – so how do you travel under the radar? On a recent trip to Iran, Nick Boulos took on an alternative job title: Sales Manager. But who fell for his facade?

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Bhutan: travel blueprint

Bradley Mayhew helps you experience the awe-inspiring treks and temples of the Himalayan hideaway, Bhutan

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Travel Icon: The Atacama Desert

Chile's high-altitude desert may be one of the driest places on earth, but there's a wealth of sites to visit which all enrich the soul

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9 of the best free travel apps

Can't do without technology on your travels? These great free travel apps will help you sort everything from currency converters to Wi-Fi while you're on the road...

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Travel Icon: Sognefjord, Norway

Hewn by the handiwork of ice ages past, Norway’s longest fjord is a stunner. Anthony Ham helps you explore its heights, depths and hidden crannies

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Travel blueprint: Western Australia

From its wildly beautiful coastline to its raw, untrammelled interior, Australia’s ‘other half’ is one of the world’s great adventure playgrounds.

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Travel by the rules: health and etiquette

Etiquette can be very different overseas – and so can the law. Keep a clean record on the road by taking our advice and reading these top tips

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Wanderlust travel health update: India, New Zealand, Malaysia and more

This week's travel health news from Nomad includes: encephalitis in India, measles outbreak in New Zealand, hand and foot disease in Malaysia and more

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How to travel Australia by rail

For a country almost the size of Europe, Australia has 
few railways – but it does offer some of the world’s 
greatest train rides. Hop aboard, mate!

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6 tips for travel health happiness

It’s certain most of us find happiness when we travel, here we look at how hitting the road can keep you both happy and healthy

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Travel classic with a twist: doing the Trans-Siberian Express the wrong way around

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the longest train journey in the world, Phoebe Smith undertakes the classic Trans-Mongolian railroad, but with a twist: switching direction to travel east to west…

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Wanderlust travel health update: Colombia, India, Brazil and more

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad including malaria in Colombia, chikungunya in India, dengue fever in Brazil and more

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5 people who changed the world of travel forever

Meet the brave, the bold and the bonkers trailblazers of travel

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Weekly travel health update: E-coli, Ebola, Rabies and Plague

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad including E-coli in Europe, Ebola in Uganda, Rabies in India and Bubonic Plague in the US

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7 ways that travel can bring a couple closer together

Jarryd Salem, one half of travel-blogging couple NOMADasaurus, outlines the ways travelling together can make a couple stronger and happier

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8 essential life skills that travel teaches your children

Stanford University's former Dean of Freshmen says there eight things a child must be able to do by the time they are 18. Melanie Gow reveals how travel helped her children achieve them.

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The Future Of Travel: where will we be going and what will be doing in 10 years’ time?

Where will we be travelling in 10 years time? Svalbard, Syria or Space? What will be doing? How will tech, drones and VR change travel? We asked 5 top industry experts for their predictions

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The world’s 10 most underrated adventure travel destinations

10 of the world’s top travel bloggers, including The Planet D, Runaway Juno and Wanderlusters, highlight the amazing destinations that don't get the attention they deserve and why you should visit them

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7 inspirational videos about family travel

Whether you want to travel the world with your kids or just take them somewhere that will engage and excite them, these videos will give you the information and inspiration to do it

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Weekly travel health update from Nomad

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad

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The Wanderlust guide to the best ways to travel in 2016

This year, how you travel will be just as important as where. We’ve rounded up all you need to know about the best ways to travel in 2016...

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How to write a travel book in 5 easy steps

Best-selling author Peter Moore shares the secrets he (l)earned writing six popular travel narratives

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Only photographers should be allowed to travel

Some say keen photographers are a major pain in the ass for travellers. What drivel!

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Top 5 life-changing travel experiences

We asked Wanderlust’s travel luminaries which experience had changed their life, here’s what they had to say...

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7 top tips to be a better travel writer

Travel: A Literary History takes in all the greats, from Marco Polo to Colin Thubron. Take tips from them, says its author Peter Whitfield

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5 TV shows that will inspire you to travel

They're not travel shows, but they still make you want to jump on the next plane... Which is your favourite?

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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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5 ways that travel brings families closer together

In a world where families are retreating into individual tech bubbles, Mel Gow reveals how travel could be the best – and maybe only – way to bring families together

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