March 2012

Issue number: 126

In this issue

March issue • On sale 16 February

Our pulse-racing March issue has caught the Spring scent of adventure, whether it’s spotting black bears while trekking the epic wilderness of Alaska, scoffing the spicy nosh (and seeing adorable Pandas) of the Sichuan province, checking out the extremes of Latin America or running the gauntlet on our 20 cracking – or is that craicing? – adventures around Ireland’s wildest, wettest crannies.

Meanwhile a squad of Wanderlust readers were sent out on assignment to capture the best of Jordan’s gems, Petra & Wadi Rum.

Plus, mini-guides to Dar es Salaam, Dubrovnik and Argentina’s Esteros del Ibera.

You’ll need to catch your breath when you finally put it down.

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Additional content

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Below are more archive articles and travel guides relating to the features in this month's issue.

Wild Ireland

Taken on our 20 our Irish adventures but still want more? Check out the related content below:

A coasteering weekend in Northern Ireland | Destinations... More

12 Gaelic weekends in Northern Ireland | Destinations... More

Take a look at our Ireland travel guide for more trip ideas | Plan a trip... More

Alaska's vast wilderness

Want to know more about the USA's wildest state? Take a look at the extra articles and inspiration below:

Alaska travel blueprint: 4 ways to explore the greatest outdoors | Destinations... More

Explore the Great Bear Rainforest with Mark Carwardine | Advice... More

Or to plan your own trip with our Alaska travel guide | Plan a trip... More

Bears and beyond in Sichuan, China

Discover more spicy cuisine, cute bears and unspoilt mountains in these tip-top articles:

Panda trekking in Shaanxi | Destinations... More

8 ways to hike the Great Wall | Inspire me... More

China's minority peoples | Destinations... More

Plus check out more advice in our Great Wall travel guide | Plan a trip... More

China is a BIG place: find out how to start planning your trip with our China travel guide | Plan a trip... More

Plus there's still more:

Check out previous columns and blogs by Wanderlust contributor and founder of Bradt guides Hilary Bradt here.

Inspired by readers' accounts of Wanderlust Journeys? Don't miss blogs, round-up features and more from previous travellers here.

This issue, Wanderlust's production editor Tom Hawker cornered director of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and asked him to spill the beans on the new film. Check out the full interview online here.

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Articles from this issue

How to avoid travel accidents

More travellers die being hit by cars than from mosquito bites. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth looks at how to avoid accidents that frequently assail travellers

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Photography tips: shooting open spaces

From salt-flats to scorching deserts – empty landscapes can be utterly atmospheric. How do you capture all that nothing on camera? Steve Davey is here to help

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Alaska: the USA's wildest state

Alaska’s vast wilderness can seem a daunting prospect,
 but Paul Gogarty samples the best of the state in two 
National Parks just a short hop from Anchorage

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Pandas and beyond in Sichuan province, China

China’s Sichuan province is famed for its pandas – but there’s far more to it than that: find holy mountains, fiery food and a taster of traditional Tibet

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Go now! Top trips to take this month

Spring into action for one of these last-minute March escapes

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10 things to do for free in Boston

In the walking capital of the USA, Charlotte Gray finds streets lined with New England’s colonial charm, revolutionary passion and world-class colleges

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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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Top 10 Ottawa experiences

Feel nature's pulse with these top ten unmissable city experiences in Ottawa

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Ultimate top 5 guide: Petra and Wadi Rum

It’s 200 years since the rediscovery of Petra – high time to rediscover Jordan's magnificent rock-hewn city, and the nearby deserts of Wadi Rum, for yourself

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John Madden and 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

Director of the new star-studded film, set in Jaipur, chats to Wanderlust about travel, how to dodge Delhi-belly and the best way to drive on Indian roads

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