February 2013

Issue number: 133

In this issue

February 2013 • On sale 03 January

A new year – and a whole new dose of travel inspiration awaits…


… our Festival Special – a bumper 13 pages telling you where the best celebrations are happening in 2013! From Carnivals to Mardi Gras, Camel Wrestling Championships and Snow Festivals – they’ll be something guaranteed to get you seeking an invite.

Ultimate India – our expert guide to making the most of a two-week trip to this intoxicating destination

Wild Australia – discover the hidden side of Victoria on a journey along its rugged coastline

Ditch the Day Job! – expert advice on how YOU can become a travel writer

PLUS Colombia, New Orleans, Derry, Tajikistan, London and cycling in the North York Moors. And all the essential travel news, advice and events you’ll ever need.

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

Victoria's Secret, Australia

Australia's Great Ocean Walk | Destinations

Motion on the ocean: kayaking in Tasmania | Destinations

Don't miss Wanderlust's Australia travel guide for trip advice | Plan a trip 

On Assignment: Colombia

Alternative day trips: escape Colombia's cities | Inspire me

Travel Blueprint: Colombia | Destinations 

Colombia: coffee and culture | Destinations

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


Nomad's land: Kyrgyzstan by horse, foot and helicopter | Destinations

Want to plan your own trip to Tajikistan? Check out Wanderlust's travel guide for advice, information and inspiration | Plan a trip

Take a trip along the Silk Road and use Wanderlust's travel guide to start ogranising your journey | Plan a trip

Become a travel writer

10 tips for writing travel articles | Inspire me

How to write a travel book in five easy steps | Blogs 

7 top tips to be a better travel writer | Inspire me

Editor-in-chief and co-founder of Wanderlust Lyn Hughes gives her top 20 tips on travel writing and getting published | Advice

Plus more on the Wanderlust website:

Find out more about Wanderlust's annual Travel Photo of the Year competition, this year's finalists and more top tips here.

Don't miss interviews with your favourite travellers 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

13 travel health resolutions for 2014

Here are the 13 pledges every traveller should make, reckons Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth

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Photography tips: How to take snappier shots

Don’t have, want or need the expensive camera kit? Steve Davey shows how to get amazing images out of your point-and-shoot without worrying about not having the pro-gear

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42 festivals for 2014

From local gatherings to countrywide festivals, here's 42 of the best parties worth crashing over the next year

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Go now! Top trips to take this month

Start the new year as you mean to go on, with these four timely trips

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9 trips to take to learn a new skill

Make it your new year's resolution to learn a new skill this year – by signing up to one of these nine top trips

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How to remember the 7 'stans

Know your 'stans, from your Tajiki' to your Afghani'

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Australia: Discover Victoria's secret

Penguins, wombats and dreamy scenery: Australia’s wild side can be found in just a two hour drive from Melbourne...

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How to plan your trip to India

A big tick on every traveller's wish list, this is one country that you have to visit – but where to start? Here's six itineraries for a perfect two-week visit...

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The Pamir Highway, Tajikistan

Slicing through some of the world’s highest mountains, the Pamir Highway is Central Asia’s wildest road, a drive of awesome peaks, ancient art and warm Tajik hospitality

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Short break: Derry / Londonderry

In 2013 Derry/Londonderry will celebrate its tenure as UK City of Culture, so surely it’s time it became known for more than the political unrest that nearly destroyed it, says Sally Coffey

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North York Moors by bicycle

Whether on foot or by two-wheels, a new cycle trail connecting countryside to coast is the best way to explore the hills and heritage of the North York Moors

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First 24 hours: London, Great Britain

Is London calling? If you’re spending a few days in the diverse, buzzing European centre, Clare Wilson points you around England’s capital: a city of dreams, if very little sleep…

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How to become a travel writer

Ever wanted to travel, write and be paid for it? Travel writer Phoebe Smith shares some tips on how you can make it happen…

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