September 2014 issue • On sale from 7 August

Issue number: 149

In this issue

Discover China: Wild, bustling, ancient, modern... whether it's your first or fiftieth visit, our expert guide will help you plan the ultimate trip to this enticing country

Mexico: Join us as we journey to Oaxaca for the legendary Day of the Dead celebrations

Meet Yukon's grizzlies who hunt even in the winter at Bear Cave Mountain

Kenya: Forget the headlines... why you should still visit the magical Masai Mara

Wetlands, paddy fields and serenity - veer away from the country's little-visited south to explore its peaceful, largely unvisited north-west

Plus... Become an expert haggler; how to become a geisha, cook like an Argentinian, traveller's guide to convertible trousers, Simon Pegg talks travel pet peeves, Peru, Angkor Wat, Pays de la Loire and much, much more...

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 (September 2014).

China travel guide

A slow bike through China | Destinations

Great Wall of China advice | Travel icons

Top 6 things to do in Chengdu, China | Inspire me

Nomad's Land: Qinghai, China | Destinations 

Mexico's Day of the Dead

Mexico Travel Blueprint | Destinations

Mexico's Island of the Dolls | Destinations

Copper Canyon Country | Destinations

Chiapas: Mexico's secret corner | Destinations 

Bear watching in North Yukon

Canada's spirit bears | Destinations

Bear watching in Finland | Destinations

Practically cuddling brown bears in Alaska | Destinations

Bunking down with bears in Nunavut, Canada | Destinations 

Kenya's Masai Mara

Great Migration Calendar | Inspire me

The Wanderlust guide to the best of Kenya | Blogs

On photo safari in Kenya | Destinations

Top tips for photographing wildlife | Advice

Articles from this issue

How to stay healthy without offending local customs

Don’t be a wallflower on your travels: get stuck into the local culture and traditions without risking your health – Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth explains how

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Meet Canada's Ice Bears

In North Yukon’s Big Empty, the frost-cloaked grizzly is undisputed king of the tundra. And in early winter, a few intrepid travellers are allowed to get tantalisingly close, as Brian Jackman discovers...

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Preserving Kenya's Masai Mara

The Masai Mara offers some of the world’s best wildlife experiences – but for how long? Will human over-population destroy Kenya’s flagship reserve? Graham Boynton investigates

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Travelling through Bangladesh's tea plantations

Few travellers make it to Bangladesh, and those that do tend to head south. But the country’s tea plantation-cloaked, island-dotted, community-rich, birdflocked north is an even tastier brew

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Photography tips: How to shoot great portraits

Want to take a photo like this? Steve Davey shows you how to shoot an engaging portrait

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Traveller's guide to: convertible trousers

Come rain or shine, city stroll or hefty hike, convertible trousers will see you right. Here's what savvy buyers need to look out for - and six pairs that make the cut

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9 of the best photography trips

Want to improve your travel photography skills? Gain expert tuition on one of these learning trips and assignments

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First 24 hours in Cusco, Peru

Cusco is breathtaking in every sense – from its impressive colonial architecture and Inca temples to its lofty altitude. Lyn Hughes helps you acclimatise…

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Short break in Pays de la Loire, France

Mechanical elephants, outlandish art, leafy cycles, 2,000-year-old salt marshes – this is the place to let your imagination truly run wild

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7 of the world's most endangered tribes

There are around 150 million tribal people living across the globe – but for how long? We look at the indigenous groups that are on the verge of extinction

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How to be a geisha: a 5-step guide

They're icons of poise, calm and femininity - so how can you live like a Japanese geisha? Start with these 5 tips...

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