May 2013

Issue number: 136

In this issue

May 2013 issue • On sale from 18 April

Grab your passport and pack your bags the new issue of Wanderlust magazine is here! Pick up your copy and start exploring…

...Peru: from Lima to Machu Picchu, the Andes and beyond, we take a tasty food tour with a distinct Latin flavour.

...37 World Class Walks: we reveal the best walks in the world. Warning: guaranteed to give you itchy feet.

...The Maldives: hop on board a fishing boat to discover the people and culture beyond the tourist resorts.

PLUS: Follow in the footsteps of a travelling pioneer in Switzerland, take the Royal Mail ship to St Helena, enjoy a wild camp in the UK then become an instant expert on Los Angeles, Nova Scotia and Mount Fuji and more. 

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Additional content

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

Below are a selection of articles from our online archive, plus travel guides relating to the features in this issue of Wanderlust (May 2013).

Peru on a plate:

Know before you go: Peru | Blogs

10 things to do for free in Lima | Inspire me

Top 5 day trips from Lima | Inspire me

Don't miss Wanderlust's travel guide to Peru for trip ideas and advice | Plan a trip

Information on Peru's main attraction can be found in Wanderlust's Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail guide | Plan a trip

Hiking in Switzerland:

Drinking in views of Switzerland's Jungfrau region | Destinations

A week scaling the heights of Mount Blanc | Destinations

Wanderlust's Switzerland travel guide has more inspiration and advice | Plan a trip

Try Wanderlust's walking and trekking guide for trip ideas around the world which you'll need your boots for! | Plan a trip

The alternative Maldives:

Recent Blogger of the Week, Donna Richardson, explains what it's like living in the capital of the Maldives | Blogs 

Taking to the water? Don't miss these 6 tips on how to dive sustainably | Inspire me

Director Jon Shenk talks about his film The Island President | Interviews

Get all the essential info you need for your trip to the Maldives here | Plan a trip

The Maldives by live-aboard boat | Destinations 

Last chance to see St Helena: 

St Helena, a speck in the ocean | Destinations

The world's best whale watching spots | Inspire me

Take a look at Wanderlust's boat travel guide for ocean-bound ideas | Plan a trip

Wanderlust's travel guide to St Helena has more inspiration | Plan a trip

There's more on the Wanderlust website:

Travel tasebuds: In Arrivals we reviewed four new cookbooks. Check out extracted recipes from Burma: River of Flavor and Luke Nguyen's Greater Mekong.

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 spring but don't know where to go? Take a look at Wanderlust's Trip Finder to discover the perfect trip for you.

Articles from this issue

Top tips on how to sail

Kate Reeves, Sailing Director of Essential Sailing, gives her tips for hauling anchor

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Big trip: health Q&A

From malaria to big hairy arachnids, there’s lots to think about when planning an extended bout of travelling – not least your health. Dr Jane answers the seven key questions...

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Photography tips: alternative angles

They draw the eye, link subjects and add drama – shooting diagonals can properly pep up your photography, reckons Steve Davey

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Top 12 trips to take... for food

Tantalise your tastebuds on the world’s most delicious departures – whether you want to learn to cook or just eat the spoils

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Go now! Top trips to take this month

Stars, strolls, icebergs, islands – here are four ideas for a May adventure

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How to survive 5 travel disasters

Stampedes? Wildfire? Avalanche? Would you know what to do? Don't miss these top tips to work your way out of a disaster...

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St Helena: Last chance to see?

This south-Atlantic isle can only be reached by ship. But with an airport opening in 2016, it’s time to visit before it changes forever...

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Hiking back in time in Switzerland

In 1863, an intrepid lady joined Thomas Cook’s first escorted tour of Switzerland – an epic trip of high peaks and high adventure; Sarah Baxter retraced her footsteps...

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Peru on a plate

The grand geographical diversity that has long drawn travellers is also responsible for Peru’s incredible cuisine – here’s how to explore the country’s foodie hotspots

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Extreme sleeps: how to wild camp

Star-filled skies, fresh air, no other people – there’s nothing quite like a night spent out in the wilds. Unconvinced? Phoebe Smith explains why you need to bed down in the great outdoors

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The Maldives: beyond the resorts

Take a fishing boat to the real Maldives – the archipelago beyond the resorts, where local culture thrives and the snorkelling is spectacular

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Short break: Halifax, Canada

With live music in every bar, fresh lobster on the menu and whales just offshore, the capital of Nova Scotia is a breath of fresh air for summer city-breakers. And it’s only a six-hour flight away

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First 24 hours in... Los Angeles

Glamorous, cosmopolitan and surprisingly cultured, the City of Angels is anything but superficial says Nick Boulos

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