April/May 2010

Issue number: 111

In this issue

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!

Additional content

The April/May 2010 issue of Wanderlust magazine – on sale now

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.

Inside this issue:

CULTURE Kerala, India – Editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes heads to the backwaters and bountiful parks of India’s most laid-back state

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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Articles from this issue

Wanderlust guide to birdwatching worldwide - digital edition

A 19-page introduction to the world's best birding experiences, plus gear and expert advice to help you spot and photograph the key species in Australia, Latin America & the Caribbean

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Snapping flappers – photographing birds

Birds come in a dizzying array of colours, shapes and sizes: perfect photography subjects

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Beating seasickness

Try jam-sarnies, avoid radishes and cucumbers, and keep your eyes locked on the horizon

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7 things to do for free: Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has overtaken New York and Paris to become the world's second priciest city. You can still enjoy it on the cheap... Here's how

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Falling for Zimbabwe

Despite a decade of notorious misrule, Zimbabwe remains one of Africa's great wildlife and adventure destinations

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Argentina travel blueprint: the trip of a lifetime

Stretching from the Tropic of Capricorn to the fringes of the Antarctic, Argentina has it all – wilderness and wine, peaks and penguins, cosmopolitan cities and hard-bitten cowboys. Dig out the best bits with the help of our blueprint guide

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Lebanon's moment in the sun

Most people 'do' Lebanon in day-trips from Beirut, but a tour of buzzing Mediterranean towns and rugged valleys reveals other sides to this ancient country. Enjoy it while peace lasts...

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Exploring Kerala and the Western Ghats, India

Rolling tea estates, forest tribes, rare monkeys – and was that a leopard? There’s more to Kerala than those beautiful backwaters

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Tracking polar bears and pioneers in Churchill, Canada

Famous for polar bears, Churchill, Manitoba has an incredibly rich history, too. 400 years after they first sailed into Hudson Bay, track the pioneers’ legacy - and the bears’ prospects...

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