December 2012/January 2013

Issue number: 132

In this issue

December 2012/January 2013 • On sale 15 November

If you’re stuck with where and when to travel in 2013 the new issue of Wanderlust is your answer.

Journey from the urban jungle of Tokyo to island paradise; spot endangered rhinos in South Africa’s Marataba Reserve; roam Alentejo on Portugal’s newly opened coastal path; or explore off-shore the Cayman Islands.

PLUS Don’t miss Wanderlust’s top 50 trips for 2013 – to help you decide where you’ll be off to...

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s more! Join a witch hunt with Wanderlust editor Phoebe Smith in Lancashire; learn how to spot bed bugs; find out why it’s good to get lost; PLUS guides to Siena, Toronto, Phang-Nga Bay, Kashmir and more in the new issue of Wanderlust magazine.

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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.


First 24 hours in Tokyo | Destinations

10 alternative things to do in Tokyo | Inspire me

Top 5 guide: Kyoto | Inspire me

10 things to do for free in Tokyo | Inspire me

Take a look at Wanderlust's Japan travel guide for advice and information | Plan a trip

South Africa

South Africa

7 cheap things to do in Cape Town | Inspire me

Exploring KwaZulu-Natal | Destinations

South Africa Travel Blueprint: 5 unmissable trips | Destinations

Plan your own trip to South Africa with Wanderlust's travel guide | Plan a trip

Alentejo, Portugal (Retinafunk)

Alentejo, Portugal

Unearthing the rock art of Portugal's Coa Valley | Destinations

10 things to do for free in Lisbon | Inspire me

A fado weekend in Coimbre | Destinations 

Get more inspiration for your trip from Wanderlust's Portugal travel guide | Plan a trip

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

Caribbean travel blueprint: the alternative guide | Destinations

10 great snorkelling destinations | Inspire me

Don't miss Wanderlust's travel guide to the Cayman Islands | Plan a trip



10 things to do for free in Siena | Inspire me

7 Sienese recipes | Inspire me

Top 5 Tuscan hill-top towns | Inspire me

Plan your trip to Tuscany and the city of Siena with Wanderlust's Italy travel guide | Plan a trip

Plus more on the Wanderlust website:

Find out more about the Wanderlust World Guide Awards and take a look at video footage online.

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: respecting locals

It can be fascinating watching local people going about their daily toil – but while the resulting photos can be great, you need to shoot with respect, says Steve Davey

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Keep your eyes healthy while travelling

Travel can be tough on our eyes – and any problems relating to eyes cause huge concern. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth helps you tell mere irritations from vision-threatening dangers

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Dispatches: time to return to Kashmir?

A restored historic road, revision of the British FCO's travel restrictions, record visitor numbers – could troubled Kashmir be back on the tourist map, asks Amar Grover

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Roaming with rhinos in South Africa

South Africa's Marataba Reserve is practically unknown, despite its dramatic landscapes, Big Five wildlife and mega-population of endangered rhino

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Short break in Siena, Italy

Last year you, Wanderlust readers, voted Siena the best city in Europe. Amid medieval streets, towering houses and chianti wines, Daisy Cropper finds out why

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Tokyo: how to find calm in the chaos

Tokyo is a real blitz on the senses. But this neon-lit labyrinth has its secret serenities, while a boat ride away are islands where nature calls the shots

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Cayman Islands: wildlife on and off shore

The Cayman Islands: just a pretty tax haven, right? Wrong. This idyllic Caribbean trio has prolific and wonderful wildlife for divers and hikers alike

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Alentejo: Portugal finds its edge

Quiet beaches, empty trails, forgotten villages, emerging wines... We beat the masses to Portugal’s Alentejo coast path to see if a new classic walk has been born

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Great British Escape: witchcraft in Pendle

400 years ago ten people from this Lancashire borough were executed for witchcraft. Spellbound, Wanderlust editor Phoebe Smith headed north to find out more…

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First 24 hours: Toronto, Canada

Urban jungle or thriving multicultural hub? Torontonian Scott Bennett helps you get the most out of this diverse and exciting city…

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50 best trips for 2013

The definitive list! How do you fancy eye-balling a polar bear? Or walking in Edmund Hillary’s footsteps? We’ve found next year’s best new trips to help you decide where to travel in 2013...

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Tips on how to drink cocktails

As if you needed any encouragement... Drinks writer Tom Sandham helps you shake and stir your way around the globe

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Rare treats: The 6 best places to still see rhinos in the wild

To celebrate World Rhino Day, Lyn Hughes reveals the best places to see these magnificent horned beasts and how to help save the rare animals from extinction...

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