October/November 2012

Issue number: 131

In this issue

October/November 2012 • On sale 25 September

Pack your bags – and the new Oct/Nov issue of Wanderlust, of course – as we take you on an exciting journey round the globe. From discovering the surreal salt flats and dazzling landscapes of Uyuni and Sajama in Bolivia, cycling round New Zealand’s North Island, taking in the culture and festivities in Luang Prabang, Laos, to touring Taiwan by scooter, spotting lions in Malawi and walking the entire South West Coast Path of Great Britain – you’ll need another getaway just to recover from the excitement!

And that’s not all... Check out our special report on what it’s like to be plunged into an Icelandic volcano, explore Petra, Madeira and Buenos Aires and get photography tips and health advice to help you travel smarter.

All this and much, much more in the new Wanderlust – out now!

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Additional content

Read your magazine cover to cover but still want more? Then the Wanderlust website is here to help. Filled-to-bursting with trip ideas, inspiration, travel-planning advice and more, the website is here to suit your every need.

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

Wanderlust October/November 2012 (issue 131)


Track jaguar in the Bolivian Amazon | Destinations

Altitude sickness: what you need to know | Advice

Top 5 sites around Lake Titicaca | Inspire me

Take a look at Wanderlust's Bolivia travel guide for more advice and inspiration | Plan a trip


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Welcome to Africa's most laidback music festival | Blogs

Malawi art safari (plus how to paint an elephant) | Destinations

Wildlife of Malawi: A ride on the wild side | Destinations

Don't miss Wanderlust's Malawi travel guide to help you plan your trip | Plan a trip


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Majestic mountains and hi-tech temptations in Taiwan | Destinations

10 trips for foodies | Inspire me

Check out Wanderlust's Taiwan travel guide for more articles and advice | Plan a trip


Wanderlust October/November (Issue 131)


Luang Prabang: Top 5 Guide | Destinations

Vieng Xai: the secret underground city of northern Laos | Destinations

Take a look at Wanderlust's Laos travel guide for more inspiration | Plan a trip


Wanderlust October/November (Issue 131)

New Zealand

Climbing Mt Cook | Destinations

The beginner's guide to cycle touring | Destinations

Travel Icon: Milford Sound | Destinations

Don't miss Wanderlust's New Zealand travel guide for more top tips and advice | Plan a trip

Take a look at Wanderlust's cycling and mountain biking travel guide for more ideas | Plan a trip


Plus more on the Wanderlust website:

Discover more walks in Britain's south-west here: 6 Cornish coastal walks and 7 secret beaches in England's south-west.

Dr Jane explains how to stay safe around wild animalsdealing with rabies and identifying snakes

Win KEEN Hoodoo boots, Rohan gear worth £500 and more here.

Don't miss interview with your favourite travellers online here.

Read more blogs by Bradt Travel Guides founder Hilary Bradt here.

Want to travel somewhere new this autumn/winter but don't know where to go? Take a look at Wanderlust's Trip Finder tool to discover the perfect trip for you.

Articles from this issue

Photography tips: night-time shoots

Don’t leave the camera behind on your evenings out! Steve Davey helps you capture those cultural shows, campfire drinks and bar crawls that make travelling so much fun...

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How to be wary of the world's dangerous animals

With 2.2 million deaths a year caused by animal-to-human transmitted diseases, you need to be wary of wildlife, says Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth

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New Zealand by bike

Are you a gentle pedaller? Tough offroader? Somewhere in the middle? The North Island has a route for all riders...

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Inside an Icelandic volcano

Jules Verne fiction becomes reality as Iceland’s newest attraction allows a lucky few to plunge into Thrihnukagigur volcano... Clare Wilson reports from the earth's interior

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Bolivia's best landscapes

In Bolivia, both the landscapes and the locals know how to put on a good show. Travel off-beat and off-season for the finest performance, says Gemma Bowes

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Malawi: Africa's rising star

Fresh political optimism, re-stocked and bursting national parks, stunning new lodges – Malawi is undoubtedly on the up

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Taiwan: Isle of the unexpected

The Portuguese quite rightly called lush, mountainous and culturally diverse Taiwan the ‘Beautiful Isle’ – so where are all the tourists?

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First 24 hours: Buenos Aires, Argentina

With a mix of European edge, Latino flair, elegant boulevards and gritty backstreets, Argentina’s capital city is worth more than 24-hours of your time if you can spare it, reckons former resident Chris Moss

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6 tips on how to dive sustainably

Lauren Arthur, Resident Marine Biologist at the new Dusit Thani Maldives, helps you explore the ocean without harming it

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Go now! Top 4 trips to take this month

Looking for a last-minute escape? Here’s four to put on your wishlist…

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9 best volcanic experiences

Inspired to get up close with a lava-spewing beauty? Here’s our hot picks...

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Best walking tours: 9 epic treks from the Himalaya to the Amalfi Coast

Lace up your boots for these hot global hikes, including walks in Nepal, China, Italy and Turkey. From tough terrains to easy strolls, there's something to suit everyone...

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Short break: Madeira, Portugal

This far-flung Portuguese isle may have a package-holiday reputation. But, from dolphins to hill walks to splendid horse-rides, Lyn Hughes finds that it offers so much more

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