December/January 2011

Issue number: 116

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Adventure / Wildlife / Never stop travelling

All-new Wanderlust! More pages, pictures, expert advice and space for you – our endlessly adventurous readers.

Discover 50 of the best new trips for 2011, see the Inca Trail – Peru’s iconic trek – mapped out, and plan your trip Iceland, next year’s most explosive destination. Plus, Ethiopia, Arctic Canada, Dominica, North Devon, Tallinn, Zanzibar, Thailand + Egypt. See what's inside the latest issue... More

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Inside the December/January issue of Wanderlust:

The 50 best new trips for 2011
Walk with tigers, trek secret Colombia, join Tintin in Jordan, sail the Congo... the trips you have to take next year

Iceland: The 20 greatest adventures

Dive between continents, get soaked by the original geyser, hike up that volcano... we uncover the best of the Land of Fire and Ice

Hike Dominica

As the Caribbean’s first long-distance walking trail opens, lace up to hike the region’s wildest isle

Inuit Canada

Cruise the High Arctic with the Inuit – plus a few walrus and polar bears too. Take to the sea on an epic and authentic adventure

Machu Picchu, Peru

2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of the Lost City of the Incas – find it for yourself with our comprehensive 12-page guide


Africa’s next big thing? With an award-winning project opening up Ethiopia’s marvellous mountains, it might just be. PLUS Hilary Bradt returns to Lalibela

New mini-guide section – pull them out and take them with you:

First 24-hours in, Great British escape,and Travel Icon

The world in pictures

Inuit life in Greenland, Namibia’s dune of death, and Indonesia’s strangest festival – all in our new picture section


A swift foray around the world’s travel news: flights to Puerto Rico, Tuareg jewellery & the Atacama by train

Go Now!

Why Tallin is hot for winter

10 things to do for free in...

Beat the recession with our budget guides. First up: spend nowt in Zanzibar

Ripping yarn

A reader reports from remote Jan Mayen island

Letters etc

Emails, blogs, photos and ramblings from around the world – get in touch to win Páramo gear

The world according to…

Marcel Theroux’s travel loves, plus why you need to pack hair straighteners...

Plus: A round up of the best books, guides & apps, music, winter festivals, events, skills, gear, photo tips, travel Q&A and health... More

Articles from this issue

10 things to do for free in Zanzibar

There’s more to Zanzibar than pricey hotels and sunloungers – from overgrown palaces to forest trails, we pick the Spice Island’s best giveaways

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Top 7 ways to reach Machu Picchu

Whether you have a day or a fortnight, want the classic trail or something more offbeat, here are the best ways of reaching Machu Picchu

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Top 8 unmissables at Machu Picchu

On your trip to the Lost City of the Incas don't miss these highlights of the Sacred Valley

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Lalibela, Ethiopia: then and now

Ethiopia's greatest monument is a work of art and a testament to faith, here we revisit after 30 years

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Go now! Tallinn, Estonia

Forget its stag venue image – Tallinn is a cultural capital with a wild backyard. And at this time of year, there’s plenty of Christmas spirit to go with it

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Ethiopia: northern highlands

Travel in Ethiopia has its challenges, but up in the northern highlands, an inspirational community project repays every step of the journey

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5 steps to taking a hammam

Nervous of trying a traditional hammam? We ask expert Diana Darke — author of Bradt guides to Syria, Oman, East Turkey and North Cyprus — for her knowledge on the Middle Eastern spa...

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