April 2014

Issue number: 145

In this issue

April 2014 issue • On sale from 13 March

World Class Destinations - we reveal your pick of the best countries and cities on earth...

Namibia: Whether you're a first-timer or fancy exploring further, we present our expert written ultimate trip planner to the sand dunes, wildlife and culture of Namibia

New Zealand: Link the vibrant hub of Queenstown with the beauty and peace of Milford Sound on a walk on the often overlooked Routeburn Track

Colombia: Discover the Pacific and the Caribbean coasts to meet the locals - both people and whales - in South America's most exciting destination

Mongolia: It's on most of our travel wish lists but, being the size of France, Germany and Spain combined, where do you start? Let us show you...

Plus... the Lake District, how to plan a round-the-world trip, New York City, Singapore, Bagan - Burma and much, much more

Wanderlust Reader Awards – the results

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 (April 2014).


Namibia – a conservation success story | Destinations

At home with the Himba of Namibia | Destinations

Soussusvlei from above | Blogs

Travel Icon: Namib Desert, Namibia | Destinations


Discover Colombia's Latin Quarter | Destinations

Cartagena and the north – Colombia Itinerary | Destinations

Bogota and around – Colombia Itinerary | Destinations

Coffee and culture in Colombia | Destinations

New Zealand

New Zealand by bike | Destinations

Travel Icon: Milford Sound, New Zealand | Destinations

Tongariro Crossing – still the world's best day walk? | Destinations


A visit to Mongolia's Gobi desert | Destinations

How to take on the Trans-Siberian train | Destinations

Your guide to the real Mongolia | Blogs

The ins and outs of visiting a Mongolian ger | Destinations

Articles from this issue

Take Better Travel Photos – Extreme Contrast

Want to take a photo like this? Paul Harris helps you capture the magic of the travel moment – even when there is extreme contrast in light

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25 ways to save money when you travel

Travel isn’t the cheapest hobby – but be savvy and you can conserve your cash. Here are our top wallet-friendly tips on where to go and how much money you can save...

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Health in emerging destinations

We all love exploring new destinations – but what are the health risks of more offbeat travel? Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth investigates

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11 Award Winning Trips. Which one takes your fancy?

The winning tour operators in the 2014 Wanderlust Travel Awards nominate their signature trips

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Go Now: It’s the season to explore the Azores

For whale-watching, volcanic crater lakes and spectacular hiking trails, these 9 beautiful islands are hard to beat

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Whale watching in Colombia

Colombia is the only country in South America with both Pacific and Caribbean coasts. And two wild, whale-loved waterfronts equals two wonderful adventures...

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Visa costs: How much is too much?

How much would you be prepared to pay for a travel visa - and would the price ever influence your trip?

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Reader's story: A train to Karelia, Russia

Calamari, cognac and conversation: Wanderlust reader Luke Darracott reflects on his overland adventures through northern Europe

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Exploring the Lake District by electric bike

With its electric cars, bike-friendly buses, boats, trains and trails, the Lake District is also one of the best places for a great green adventure

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Short break: Bagan, Burma

Marco Polo called it ‘one of the finest sights in the world’; you voted it ‘Top City’ – Nick Boulos discovers why Bagan is a winner in any Myanmar itinerary

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What is Songkran Festival? Inside Thailand's April New Year celebrations

On 13 April, Thailand celebrates its New Year with the world’s wettest festival, Songkran. Here's everything you need to know about the annual national holiday...

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Traveller's guide to: Lightweight waterproofs

You might be expecting gentle showers or full-on storms, but you should take a waterproof jacket wherever you travel – just in case. Choose one that’s light and you’ll barely know you’re carrying it – we r

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