May 2015 issue • On sale from 23 April

Issue number: 156

In this issue

Special issue: Big Trips, Little Time

Short on time but desperate to travel? Worry not - no matter whether you have a few days, a weekend or just 24 hours to spare, your Wanderlust can be satisfied...

Bangkok to Singapore by train

Got two weeks? Most people cross the Malay Peninsula in two days on a fast train. But we decide to make our fortnight count, by exploring the tropical islands, mysterious highlands and colonial charm of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore from the rails.

Iceland & Canada

Super-size your annual leave with a twin-country break that combines the alien landscapes of Iceland with the serene scenery of Alberta, Canada.

Cape Town

Who said you need a full week off work to have an adventure? Head for South Africa's 'Mother City' on a Thursday and be back at work on a Tuesday morning with a story to tell...

Iguazú Falls

Journey to the landmark where three countries collide, to explore Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay in a single South American trip.

Best of the Balkans

Join us as we hit Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia for a exciting trio of countries in the undiscovered western Balkans.

Plus... How to travel overland | First 24 hours in Muscat |Robert Macfarlane interview | A short break in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland | Exploring Barcelona's Sagrada Familia and lots more...

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Additional content

Malay Peninsula

South-East Asia – in two weeks?

The Great Eastern: Malaysia by train and ferry

First 24 hours in Singapore


Wanderlust guide to the best of Singapore and Malaysia

Travel guides: Thailand | Malaysia | Singapore

Iceland & Canada

20 Icelandic adventures

Short break in Reykjavík

Discovering wild, wonderful Nunavik

Where to hike in East Iceland

Travel guides: Canada | Iceland


Cape Town

7 unusual things to do in South Africa

Roaming with rhinos in South Africa

South Africa's Eastern Cape

Travel guide: South Africa


Iguazú

Travel Icon: Iguazú Falls

Exploring Paraguay

First 24 hours in Buenos Aires

Travel guides: Argentina | Brazil | Paraguay


Western Balkans

Under £250: Hitch-hiking around Kosovo

Albania's wild, wild east

First 24 hours in Skopje

Travel guides: Kosovo | Albania | Macedonia

Articles from this issue

Everything you need to know about overlanding trips

Fancy travelling the world's greatest routes with a bunch of like-minded travellers? Then overlanding could be for you...

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Photography tips: How to take great black and white shots

Sjoerd Spendel and Lennart de Jong took one black and white photograph every day for three years. Here they give their tips

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Lyme disease: what you need to know

Could you catch Lyme disease? Our resident doctor assesses a real-life case study, looking at 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 40-50 litre rucksacks

For a shorter trip or a walking break, a 40-50L rucksack is the ideal choice: big enough for your stuff but not too cumbersome. Here’s how to pick a good one...

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14 big trips for when you're short on annual leave

From bear watching weekends to 24 hours in Rome. UK-based travellers can pack maximum adventure into a day off, weekend or bank holiday break with these intrepid short break ideas

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Would you do the world's most dangerous walk?

The Caminito del Rey – the 'world's most dangerous walk' – reopened for business this year. Fancy it? We ask why some travellers just can't resist the risk

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Travelling across Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore by train

You could travel from Bangkok to Singapore by fast train in two days – but where’s the fun in that? Allow two weeks for tropical islands, mysterious highlands and colonial charm

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Two incredible weeks in Iceland and Canada

Travelling from the UK? Combine alien Iceland and serene Canada with an extended mid-Atlantic stopover in Reykjavik en route to Alberta

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A quick guide to Welsh Patagonia

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Argentina’s ‘Little Wales’, go now for an abundance of dragon-flavoured celebrations...

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First 24 hours in Muscat, Oman

Oman’s capital has never looked better – or had stronger ambition. Yet this thrusting capital combines modernisation with the romance of old Arabia

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South Africa – for the weekend

South Africa for a short break? Convenient flights from the UK make it a possibility. Iconic mountains, great white sharks and the Big Five make it a must

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Rediscovering Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia

Wanderlust kickstarted one wave of tourism to the underrated Balkans – and Macedonia won Best Emerging Destination in the 2016 Wanderlust Travel Awards. Now it’s time more of you headed for Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia...

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Legends of Iguazú Falls

Iguazú Falls is where three countries collide, so if you’ve got a week you can explore Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay in a single trip for a real South American adventure...

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Short break in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

The Stewartry of south-west Scotland is particularly super in spring-time, reckons Donald Greig, co-author of Bradt’s new Slow Dumfries & Galloway guide

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