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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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Lyn Hughes' travel writing tips: Part one

In the first of a series of four videos, Wanderlust’s editor in chief, Lyn Hughes shares the first four of her 20 top tips for aspiring travel writers

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The Wanderlust guide to the best travel writing advice

Get paid to travel around the world and write about your experiences? Sounds brilliant. Here’s our complete guide to making it happen.

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Lyn Hughes' travel writing tips: Part four

In the final of a series of four videos, Wanderlust’s editor in chief, Lyn Hughes, shares the fourth set of her 20 top tips for aspiring travel writers

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Lyn Hughes' travel writing tips: Part three

In the third of a series of four videos, Wanderlust’s editor in chief, Lyn Hughes, shares the third set of her 20 top tips for aspiring travel writers

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Lyn Hughes' travel writing tips: Part two

In the second of a series of four videos, Wanderlust’s editor in chief, Lyn Hughes shares the second set of her 20 top tips for aspiring travel writers

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Whale-watching tales: travel writing on myWanderlust

Fancy spotting whales in the wild? Wanderlust readers share their incredible whale-watching stories...

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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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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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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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Confessions of a travel writer: Working while you're on the road

Could you write a 1,600-word feature on a boat in the middle of nowhere... on your iPhone? Then maybe you've got what it takes to make it in the travel writing game

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Paul Theroux's 10 tips for aspiring travel writers

Travel writing legend Paul Theroux lays down the law on becoming a better travel writer

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Confessions of a travel writer: How to get your first big breakthrough

If you can't handle rejection, travel writing isn't for you. But perseverance pays off: here's how one professional writer got his first big break

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Colin Thubron: “I was told I’d be murdered.”

Legendary British travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron on taking risks, Syria, under-rated countries and what makes great travel writing

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Nick Boulos Twitter Q&A – the best bits

We hosted a Twitter Q&A session with award-winning journalist Nick Boulos – read on for his answers to your travel writing questions...

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Paul Theroux on his last African journey

Travel writing giant Paul Theroux talks to Peter Moore about his latest African adventure. And why it may well be his last...

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Get paid to travel! How to become a travel writer

Find out how to turn that dream job into reality, as we catch up with industry experts Lyn Hughes and William Gray for their top tips on getting into travel writing...

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Get paid to travel: The 12 best jobs in travel - and how you can do them

From travel writing and photography to working with animals, getting paid to travel is many people’s dream job. Here, 12 experts in their fields tell you the highs, lows and what it takes to succeed...

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The truth about writing guidebooks

Helen Moat is the author of Bradt's new Slow Travel guide to the Peak District. She reveals what it takes to be a guidebook author, and how you can become one too

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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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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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Win a Wanderlust writing trip to Canada

Got the write stuff? Then enter our once-in-a-lifetime writing competition to win your own Canadian adventure

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Robert Macfarlane interview: “When I'm writing a book, I have no idea where I'll end up”

As revered British nature and travel writer Robert Macfarlane releases his latest book Landmarks, we caught up with him to talk about 'rewilding' our language

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10 tips for writing irresistible travel articles

Want to transform your trip into a feature that demands to be read? Start with this expert advice - from having a clear storyline, using dialogue and beginning with a killer first paragraph

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Get paid to travel - become a guidebook author

Travelling the world and writing down its best bits - is being a guidebook writer the perfect job? We sift the facts from the fantasy...

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How I got my travel memoir published

Tom Cootes explains how he went from writing Experiences on myWanderlust to becoming a published author. And how you can too

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why smartphones are the bane of travel

Paul Goldstein lets loose on how smartphones are impacting the travel experience

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8 crazy travel quests

It seems you can't just travel anymore. You've got to have a quest. Here are 8 of the weirdest

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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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How to save the travel industry

Author and TedTalk speaker Doug Lansky outlines his action plan to save travel from destroying itself. Do you agree?

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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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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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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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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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When travel goes wrong

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

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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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Granta's compelling new take on travel

Granta has just released a new Travel issue. Managing Editor, Yuka Igarashi, explains why travel - and the people who write about it – are so important

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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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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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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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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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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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What happened to the travel journalist?

Inside every D-list celeb there’s a Z-list TV travel presenter fighting to get out. Tragically, says Hazel Plush, many succeed, funded by our licence fee! Grrr...

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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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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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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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How to write the perfect travel journal

Want to record the thrills and spills of your adventures? Here's how to write an evocative and captivating travel diary

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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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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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Get Paid To Travel: How to become a 'superstar blogger' and travel the world

One of the world’s top travel bloggers Matthew Kepnes, aka Nomadic Matt, has 5 fast practical tips on improving your blog and becoming a travel blogging superstar

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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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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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The moments that get you hooked on travel

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The 5 biggest mistakes made by novice travel writers

Multi-award winning travel writer Nick Boulos reveals the pitfalls you need to avoid as you forge a career in travel journalism

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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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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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10 tips for better travel photographs

Top ten travel photography tips from adventurer and avid traveller Alastair Humphreys

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 secrets: should you keep them?

Are you ready to give up your travel secrets?

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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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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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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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How to claim on your travel insurance

It can seem like travel insurance companies will always find an excuse not to pay out – so you need to be savvy if things go wrong. Follow this simple guide to maximise your chances of making a successful claim

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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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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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5 people who changed the world of travel forever

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

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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 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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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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Wanderlust travel health update: rabies, measles and more

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

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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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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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7 solo travel dilemmas and how to solve them

Solo travel has plenty of advantages, but there will naturally be a few hurdles to overcome – some more predictable than others. Here's some advice for solving its pesky predicaments

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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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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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The 5 keys to making a great Indie travel film

Adventure cyclist and filmmaker, Tom Allen, on how to make a travel film people will be lining up to see

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Confessions of a travel writer: Taking notes and meeting locals

People can make or break a travel article – here's how to meet the most useful interviewees and get the juiciest quotes for your story

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8 crazy travel apps you must download

A selection of barmy travel apps for your phone, that surprisingly, may also prove useful

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8 amazing travel videos made using drones

Awe-inspiring clips that take travel videos to new heights – literally!

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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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Wanderlust writing and photography workshops

Make sure your photographs and written accounts live up to your memories; join Wanderlust and industry experts for top tips and advice on how to improve

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Confessions of a travel writer: The best job in the world?

Site inspections, pushy PRs, and food poisoning: in his first online column for Wanderlust, award-winning travel writer Nick Boulos reveals some of the less glamorous 'perks' of the job

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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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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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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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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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