February 2011

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Adventure / Wildlife / Never stop travelling

Cheer up and discover the world’s happiest places! Uplifting adventures in Bhutan, Denmark and India. Inspiring ideas for volunteering abroad – from a week to two years. Plus, Rio de Janeiro, Brecon Beacons, Panama and an Arctic Bruce Parry. See what's inside the latest issue... More

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Contents February 2011 | Issue 117

Win! Amazing trips to the Arctic, South Africa, the Silk Road and Malawi.


World in pictures | Dancing devils in Barcelona, extreme sports in Vanuatu, China’s Tea Horse Road and Lake Wanaka in New Zealand

Shortcuts | A swift roundup of the world’s travel news:  Antarctica made easy (ish) and why tortillas deserve recognition...

Go Now! | Arctic Tromsø: the coolest Feb break

10 things to do for free in | The skinflint’s guide to having free fun in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington



Skills | How to be a good guest, hang a mossie net and plan for the Trans-Sib

Gear | All you need for a desert adventure

Photo tips | Take better people pictures

Health | How to travel healthy and happy

Q&A | Your questions answered, including where to go for a UK walking break

From the road

Ripping yarn | West Papua ancient trading route

Letters etc

The world according to | World music maverick DJ Andy Kershaw


Panama | The Kuna Indians of the San Blas Islands have the right idea – perfect beaches, family living, simple values. We follow their lead in the untouched Caribbean

Top 5: Varanasi, India | Find spiritual fulfilment in India’s most sacred – not to mention most fascinating – city, with our guide: includes photo tips and sitar lessons

Bhutan | Be a pioneer in the happiest Himalayan Kingdom – we explore Bhutan’s unique east, which hadn’t seen a tourist for a very long time...

Guantanamo, Cuba | Life beyond the notorious US base

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania | Kili expert Henry Stedman helps you rise to the challenge of climbing Africa’s highest peak

Denmark | TV presenter Simon Reeve, fresh from exploring war zones, explains why Denmark is the world’s happiest nation

Volunteering | From a week to two years, from helping streetkids read to monitoring vultures in the Gobi deset, we look at a world of volunteering options

Plus | Books, Guides & apps, Music, World diary and What’s On: UK

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