April 2015 issue • On sale from 19 March

Issue number: 155

In this issue

Special issue: The Ultimate Bucket List

USA, Kilimanjaro, Cuba, Trans-Siberian, Iceland, Machu Picchu – we pick the real must-do-before-you-die experiences... How many have you ticked off?


Join us as we follow in the footsteps of Shackleton on an epic Antarctic expedition encompassing the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and crossing the Antarctic Circle.


Be blown away by the incredible wildlife both in the water and on land as we head to the Galapagos Islands. PLUS: Mainland Ecuador highlights.

New Zealand

Grab your bike and get pedalling as we journey to the South Island to check out an old gold rush trail by bike.


All aboard the Maharajas' Express to experience the delights of India from Mumbai to New Delhi, including the Taj Mahal, tigers in Ranthambore, and more...

Plus... Reader Travel Awards – the winners! | Should you do a charity challenge? | First 24 hours in Ushuaia, Argentina | A short break in Essaoira, Morocco | Exploring Vietnam's Cu Chi Tunnels and lots more...

Additional content


Antarctica travel blueprint: 3 unmissable trips

Wildlife encounters in Antarctica

Antarctica travel guide


Change in the Galápagos Islands

Galápagos Travel Blueprint: the top island adventures 

Cruising the Galápagos with children

Galapagos Islands travel guide

Ecuador travel guide

New Zealand

Island hopping in New Zealand

New Zealand by bike

Travel icon: Milford Sound

4 of the best cycling routes in New Zealand


How to travel India by train

The Wanderlust guide to the best of India

Tips for tiger watching in India

India travel guide

Articles from this issue

Photography tips: how to freeze the moment

With a few simple tricks, you can stop time – here's how to make your action shots sharp and compelling

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What to do when you're bitten by an animal with rabies

Our resident travel doctor assesses a real-life case study of a rabies emergency – what went right, what went wrong and what you need to know if it happens to you...

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Traveller's guide to: Mid-height walking footwear

With more ankle support than a shoe but less bulk than a full-on boot, mids can be a great, versatile choice for both hiking on trails or sightseeing in cities

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9 trips with award-winning tour operators

Want a trip that's guaranteed to be brilliant? Try one of these operators – they came out trumps in our annual reader survey

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4 of the UK's best wild camping spots

Want spectacular landscapes all to yourself? Try one of these wild camping adventures – perfect for the UK's lengthy summer evenings...

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7 highlights of mainland Ecuador

Ecuador is South America condensed into a brilliant bite-sized package – it has the wildlife, the mountains, the rainforest and even the Inca heritage, all within easy reach. Don't miss these best bits...

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An adventure cruise to Antarctica

100 years after Shackleton set off on his ill-fated mission to cross Antarctica, we follow in his footsteps – through iceberg-littered seas, over treacherous landscapes, and alongside some of the world's hardiest wildlife

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Exploring India on the Maharajas' Express

Tigers, tuk-tuks, the Taj – we all want to see India’s highlights. But how about seeing them from a cabin onboard India's most opulent train?

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Cycling New Zealand's Otago Central Rail Trail

Follow a gold rush train track through New Zealand's South Island – it's fast becoming the country's greatest bike ride, and is bringing new hope to old communities

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First 24 hours in Ushuaia, Argentina

It’s where most Antarctic expeditions start, but should you linger any longer than a day?

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