Exotic, adventurous, great value – yes, we’re talking about birdwatching, and our 20-page guide is here to explain why all travellers should twitch! Also this issue, we’re blazing trails back to Zimbabwe and Lebanon, trying to climb Mt Blanc without training, and marvelling at the polar bears of Churchill, Canada. Plus the ultimate guide to Argentina. Vamos!
From over 1,000 nominations, eight outstanding guides have reached Wanderlust’s World Guide Award shortlist. Now we need your help to crown the planet's best tour leader. Have you travelled with any of the guides on our list?
PLUS, Wanderlust’s stunning 24-page Guide to Birdwatching Worldwide will introduce you to the planet’s best birdwatching experiences – plus gear and expert advice to help you spot and photograph the key species in Australia, Latin America & the Caribbean.
ACTIVE Mont Blanc, France – Can a mountaineering novice conquer one of Europe’s most formidable peaks?
TRAVEL BLUEPRINT Argentina – ’s big, it’s bold, it contains the most diverse landscape in South America – read our insider’s guide to awesome Argentine
FRONTIER Zimbabwe revisited – It’s time to return. Rare rhinos, magical hills, no other tourists. Is the one-time African holiday spot about to reclaim its crown?
WILDLIFE Churchill, Canada – Sweeping Arctic tundra, a chilling abandoned fortress and yapping huskies – welcome to the polar bear capital of the world
SHORT HAUL Lebanon – Mix the Med, the mountains and the mezze of this resurging Middle East destination
WIN Short break on Alderney – a tiny speck floating just a few kilometres west of the Breton coast, Alderney is a special blend of history, wildlife, activities and warm, friendly locals make for very different break.
WIN Birdwatching extravaganza on the Shetland Islands – A million seabirds can’t be wrong – experience one of the planet’s birding hotspots
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