February 2014

Issue number: 143

In this issue

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New year, new adventures: we make a resolution to travel more, get off the beaten track and go greener...

Burma: Discover the Myeik Archipelago and meet sea gypsies who call these waters home

Costa Rica: Travel greener in 2014 in Central America's no.1 eco-tourism destination

Cappadocia: Find hot air balloons, cave hotels and tempting cuisine on an unforgettable trip to Turkey

Uzbekistan: Uncover the secrets of this Silk Road stop

50 Best Trips for 2014: Start planning your adventures

PLUS: Russia, Niagara Falls, Avignon, how to write a travel blog, the latest travel gear and much, much 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 (February 2014).


Discover the real Burma | Destinations

Could there be a golden future for Burma? Lyn Hughes decides... | Destinations

Discovering wildlife in Wild Burma | Interviews

If you're planning a trip to Burma, don't miss Wanderlust's travel guide | Plan a trip


Top 6 walks around Cappadocia | Inspire me 

Ultimate guide to Istanbul | Destinations

Travel Icon: Cappadocia | Destinations

Turkey's top 5 treks | Inspire me

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


Your guide to remembering the seven 'Stans | Inspire me

Uzbekistan: jewels in the dust | Destinations

Don't miss Wanderlust's Uzbekistan travel guide for more information | Plan a trip

Costa Rica

Crossing Costa Rica by manpower | Destinations

Costa Rica's offbeat eco-lodges | Inspire me

Top 5 authentic experiences in Monteverde | Inspire me

The Costa Rica conundrum | Destinations

For more inspiration don't miss Wanderlust's Costa Rica travel guide | Plan a trip

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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

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Pick up more travel photography tips from Steve Davey here

Articles from this issue

Could you write a travel blog?

Learn how to share your travel experiences online, find a niche and boost your profile with our travel blogging masterclass

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Yellow fever: know the facts

Without a yellow fever vaccination certificate, you'll be denied entry to some countries - but what is yellow fever, and what do you need to know about the vaccine?

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7 trips for 2014

New year, new journeys: here's our pick of this year's freshest trips... From Chile to China and all the places in between. So where will your Wanderlust take you in 2014?

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7 more trips for 2014

Still looking for a selection of this year's freshest trips? From Borneo to Ghana and all the places in between? Where will your Wanderlust take you in 2014?

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7 trips to get you out and exploring in 2014

Where will your wanderlust take you in 2014? Here's just some of the freshest new trips available

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Swaziland: Africa's biggest little secret

Ancient rituals, rare rhinos and rugged ranges: welcome to Swaziland

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First 24 hours: Yangon, Burma

Dazzling pagodas, mouth-watering food, tantalising market stalls – life in Burma’s fascinating former capital truly feels golden, says Phoebe Smith

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In search of Burma's hidden treasure

Forget Mandalay, never mind Bagan – for a real Burmese adventure, head south to meet the ‘sea gypsies’ of the wild, undiscovered Myeik Archipelago

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Go now! Sochi, Russia

Though the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics may have come to an end, there's much more to Sochi than winter sports. For hikes, historic sites and spa breaks, now is the time to go

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Uzbekistan: Behind the silk curtain

This Silk Road stop-off is a mix of murderous despots, Great Game skulduggery and dubious politics with matchless architecture and effusive hospitality. Will the real Uzbekistan please stand up?

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Costa Rica: sensational and sustainable

Tiny Costa Rica is a biodiversity colossus. And thanks to some innovative and sensitive ecolodges, you can see the country’s wildest places in fine, sustainable style

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Short break in Avignon, France

The historic and gastronomic Provençal city of Avignon is perfect for an indulgent long weekend

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6 of the best insulated jackets for travellers

Perfect for snowy or cold destinations, an insulated jacket will keep you warm whether you’re winter walking, snowmobiling or watching the Northern Lights – we review the best available...

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