May/June issue

Issue number: 128

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How far can you travel on £250? How about a week on Spain’s Camino de Santiago, a long weekend in Jordan, or six days in Kosovo or Morocco – just a handful of the budget  adventures undertaken by Wanderlust readers for our 25 trips under £250 special feature. Also inside are  true trips of a lifetime: a 14-page guide to visiting Antarctica, and TV naturalist Mark Carwardine’s account of meeting mountain gorillas in Uganda.

Plus, exploring Israel, walking the new Wales Coast Path, and city guides to Calcutta and Vilnius.

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

Israel: tough on the outside

5 hikes in the Middle East | Inspire me... More

Walk to Petra, Jordan | Destinations... More

Take a look at our Middle East travel guide for tips, trips ideas and advice | Plan a trip... More

Travel Icon: Antarctica

The Sub-Antarctic Isles | Destinations... More

7 places to spot 7 types of penguins | Inspire me... More

South Georgia: in Shackleton's footsteps | Destinations... More

Check out our Antarctica travel guide for more chilly inspiration | Plan a trip... More

25 trips under £250 

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Articles from this issue

Photography tips: zoom in on detail

It’s great to see the big picture – but zooming in can create a more effective sense of place. Steve Davey gets you ready for your close ups

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Super-sized safari with Alastair Fothergill

Big cats. Bigger scenery. The biggest screens. Wanderlust trails African Cats with Alastair Fothergill

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Israel: tough on the outside

From Biblical Armageddon to modern political turmoil, Israel conjures up vivid images and strong emotions. Matthew Teller peers behind a rugged exterior

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One perfect hour with Uganda's mountain gorillas

In an extract from his latest book, zoologist and TV presenter Mark Carwardine describes the unique frisson of meeting mountain gorillas

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Under £250: Hitch-hike around Kosovo

Wanderlust's associate web editor, Peter Moore, heads to Europe’s newest country before the crowds to find a warm and alcoholic welcome

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Under £250: Cycling the Camino, Spain

The ancient pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is a travel classic – and easy to do on a budget, reckons Jaime Gill

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Under £250: Chase some sun, Morocco

£250? Where's the challenge? Jennifer Smith struggles to spend even that in a wonderfully warm week in exotic North Africa

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Under £250: Reliving history, Poland

A boutique apartment, a private tour, fine dining and cocktails – this budget thing is a cinch in Kraków, reckons Lucy Palmer

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Under £250: Larking around lakes, Croatia

Tumbling waterfalls, island hops, flaky pastries and moving museums – Clare Wilson packs a lot into her budget Adriatic adventure

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First 24 hours: Calcutta, India

Frenetic, filthy, unspeakably poor – Calcutta has a bad image. But, finds Martin Symington, there’s much to like about this thriving Bengali metropolis, if you just know where to look

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Short break: Vilnius, Lithuania

Historic streets and cool café terraces, boutique hotels and hot-air balloon rides, tasty patisseries and fairytale castles – is the Lithuanian capital the perfect city break, wonders Lyn Hughes

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8 ways to Antarctica

Cruise from Argentina or New Zealand, fly across the Drake Passage or head straight for the South Pole. Clare Wilson shows you numerous and adventurous ways of how to get to Antarctica...

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