July/August 2012

Issue number: 129

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July/August 2012 • On sale 22 June

Our adventure-seeking July/August issue will plunge you head first into steamy jungles, endless wildernesses and isolated ruins. Explore the exotic lands and tribes of Papua New Guinea, the mystical world of the Maya (in a 25-page special) and stop off in Botswana for bushmen and BIG lions.

For something soothing, roadtrip with Will Gray through Norway's rugged coastal islands looking for whales and Viking tales, or take to the rebel trails and grand canyons of the Peak District for something closer to home.

Don't miss guides to magical Venice, Loch Ness (minus the monster sightings), Kenya's Lake Nakaru and Bangkok for free.

Plus learn how to bellydance, travel by motorbike, take action photographs, use natural medicines and more.

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

Welcome to wonderland: Papua New Guinea

Tribal living in Papua New Guinea | Destinations... More

Take a look at Wanderlust's Papua New Guinea travel guide for trip ideas and more information | Plan a trip... More

South Pacific travel blueprint: 4 breathtaking itineraries | Destinations... More

Don't miss More of Mark Stratton's photographs from his inspiring trip here | Photography... More

Lion kingdom: Botswana

Take a look at more of Dale's images from his trip here | Photography... More

Canoeing the Okavango Delta, Botswana | Destinations... More

Green Season in Botswana's Okavango Delta | Destinations... More

Take a look at Wanderlust's Botswana travel guide for advice and trip ideas | Plan a trip... More

Kalahari by 4WD | Destinations... More

Don't miss Wanderlust's Africa travel guide to get to grips with the Continent | Plan a trip... More

The road to Middle Earth: Norway

Take a look at more of William Gray's photographs from his trip here | Photography... More

Travel Icon: exploring Sognefjord, Norway | Destinations... More

10 things to do for free in Oslo | Inspire me... More

Don't miss Wanderlust's travel guide to Norway for more trip ideas and inspiration | Plan a trip... More

Icebound: Spitsbergen in winter | Destinations... More

The Maya World

El Mirador, Guatemala: lost city of the Maya | Destinations... More

Travel blueprint: The Maya Route | Destinations... More

Snorkelling and conservation in the Bay Islands, Honduras | Destinations... More

Mexico: Copper Canyon country | Destinations... More

Take a look at Wanderlust's Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico travel guides for more advice, trip ideas and inspiration | Plan a trip... More


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Articles from this issue

Healing herbs?

From coca leaves to tiger balm, natural remedies abound around the world – but do they work? Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth investigates

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Photography tips: taking action shots

Bungy-jumping, mountain-biking, river-rafting – all great fun, but how can you capture the moment? Steve Davey offers his top tips

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Welcome to Papua New Guinea

Soul-sapping humidity, huge crocs, polygamous tribes, 820 languages to learn – travel in Papua New Guinea is tough, surreal but always extraordinary

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Coffee, chocolate and colossal volcanoes in Antigua

Volcán Agua is a constant reminder of the gods' capricious nature. No wonder, then, that the Antiguans living in its shadow know how to enjoy themselves...

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Chiapas: Mexico’s secret corner

Dan Linstead discovers there’s more to the Mexican state of Chiapas than one great ruin – including Coca-Cola shrines, echoing rainforest and countless lost cities

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Botswana’s Central Kalahari: Lion Kingdom

Botswana’s Central Kalahari: a place of Bushman legend and endless wilderness, echoing to the roar of lions. Dale Morris explored by horseback – and then tried the luxury approach

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Honduras: Discover more than Maya

Only a handful of Brits make it to Honduras each year – which leaves its mixed-up culture, profuse forests and Maya ruins all the emptier for those that do...

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Adventure on the Lofoten Islands

Norway’s Lofoten Islands are a spellbinding mix of fjords, whales and Viking legend – and the drive there’s not bad either…

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Great British Escape: Edale, The Peak District

80 years ago, Derbyshire’s hills were a battleground for walkers’ access rights. Phoebe Smith relishes her right to roam

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First 24 hours: Venice, Italy

Venice – a patchwork of islands floating off north Italy – is one dreamy spot, but can be confusing to navigate. Resident Gillian Price helps you get the most out of this magical city

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Short break: Loch Ness, Scotland

There’s more to Scotland’s biggest loch than searching for aquatic beasties. Nick Boulos strides out on a new walking trail along the lesser-visited south shore

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Go now! Top 4 trips to take this month

Want a ‘summer supplement’ to your main trip? Here are four fine ones

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Mini-top 5 guide: Peak District

Travel writer Phoebe Smith reveals her favourite places to eat, drink and sleep on a trip to the Peak District

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How to travel by motorbike

Motorbike circumnavigator and author Ted Simon gives his advice on mounting a two-wheeled expedition

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8 tips to belly dancing success

Get shimmying, with help from Go Learn To’s waist-wiggling expert, Burcu Kisakurek

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