December 2013 / January 2014

Issue number: 142

In this issue

Dec 2013 / Jan 2014 issue • On sale from 28 Nov

It’s our 20th birthday and we’re giving YOU the present: the 20 travel experiences that will change your life – from eyeballing gorillas to chasing the northern lights. We're also giving ALL readers a £10 Rohan giftcard

Namibia: Rhino, leopard and an endless wilderness – we investigate Africa’s greatest conservation success story

Papua New Guinea: Our Travel Photo Of The Year winners return with an astonishing portfolio

Quebec: Meet the biggest mammal on earth out on Quebec’s St Lawrence River

Bhutan: Monks, monasteries and marvels line the trekking route to the spectacular Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Ecuador: Ride the reopened rail link between capital Quito and the coast

PLUS: New Zealand’s Mount Cook National Park; a short break in Windsor; great snow adventures; meeting Komono dragons; and how to take a sabbatical

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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 (December 2013 / January 2014).

20 travel experiences to change your life


Footpaths to enlightenment | Destinations

7 trek in Bhutan | Inspire me

Kingdom of heaven: exploring Western Bhutan | Destinations

Bhutan travel blueprint | Destinations

Don't miss Wanderlust's travel guide to Bhutan | Plan a trip


At home with Namibia's Himba tribe | Destinations

Sossusvlei from above | Blogs

Bushman in north-east Namibia | Destinations

Take a look at Wanderlust's Namibia travel guide for more information | Plan a trip

Papua New Guinea

First 24 hours in Port Moresby | Destinations

Welcome to Papua New Guinea | Destinations

6 things I wish I'd know about Papua New Guinea before my trip | Blogs 

Tribal living in Papua New Guinea | Destinations

Wanderlust's Papua New Guinea travel guide will help you plan your trip | Plan a trip

Meet the winners of Wanderlust's Travel Photo of the Year competition | Interviews

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There's more on the Wanderlust website:

From rabid dogs to perfect first aid kits, Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth has all the travel health advice you need.

Don't miss interviews with your favourite travellers here, including the recent full interview with Karl Pilkington

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

How to breakfast in Marrakech | Blogs

Has travel got better or worse over the past 20 years? | Join the BIG debate

Articles from this issue

Could you take a sabbatical?

Want to travel more in 2014? We guide you through tackling your biggest adventure yet, from telling your boss to organising finances

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Take Better Travel Photos: Water Festivals

During April, South East Asia is awash with water festivals. Steve Davey tells you how to capture the moment – and protect your camera at the same time

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Meet the winners of Travel Photo of the Year 2012

We meet the winners and runners-up from Wanderlust's 2012 competition and quiz them on their prize trip to Papua New Guinea

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Ulvetanna, Antarctica: Story behind the photo

Wanderlust editor Phoebe Smith talks to Alastair Lee about his photos of climbing the summit of Ulvetanna in Antarctica, which featured in the Dec 2013/Jan 2014 issue of Wanderlust

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The Cauldron, Kamchatka, Russia: Story behind the photo

In the latest Wanderlust magazine we feature an incredible photograph of Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Kamchatka, Russia. Here's the story behind the photo

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Snow Monkey, Japan: Story behind the photo

In the latest Wanderlust magazine we feature an incredible photograph of a snow monkey in Jigokudani Valley, Japan. Here's the story behind the shot

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Traveller's guide to: Daypacks

The right daypack is an essential piece of travel gear, here we give you some advice as to what to look out for and review 6 of the best

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Top 5 life-changing travel experiences

We asked Wanderlust’s travel luminaries which experience had changed their life, here’s what they had to say...

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Exploring mountain monasteries in Bhutan

Bhutan is a unique, unspoilt pocket of Himalayan majesty, where myth and reality blur and time often stands still. And it’s home to the most magical pilgrimage post of all

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Traversing the Devil's Nose, Ecuador

The long-derelict railway linking Ecuador’s coast and capital – via the looming Andes – has reopened. Is it the world’s wildest ride?

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