August 2015 issue • On sale from 2 July

Issue number: 158

In this issue

South America Special

Our expert guide to planning the ultimate trip includes: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Galapagos, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay and more…

13 Wildest Frontiers

Want to escape the crowds? Then choose one of these hot offbeat spots guaranteed to make you feel like a true travel pioneer

Burma by Train

Take to the rails to discover a new border crossing on the old notorious trainline between Bangkok and Mandalay

Bear-watching in Greece

A wildlife hotspot? You betcha – let us guide you to the best places

Australia’s Galapagos

Journey to South Australia’s Kangaroo Island to explore using a new network of hiking trails

Plus... Find an alternative paradise in Micronesia; First 24 hours in Luxembourg; Walking Madeira’s levadas; A short break on the UK’s Jurassic Coast; Kate Adie interview, learn a language quickly and lots more...

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Micronesia

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Articles from this issue

South America travel health guide

This vast and varied continent seems to teem with nasty bugs and scary wildernesses – but what really are the biggest health risks? Our resident doctor investigates

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13 of the best off-season trips

Off-season doesn’t necessarily mean bad season. Sometimes it can be worth putting up with a bit of dodgy weather to experience the best wildlife encounters, natural phenomenon, lower prices or smaller crowds

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13 of the world's wildest frontiers

Want to escape the crowds, go beyond the brochures and feel like a proper pioneer? Then try these, our pick of the hottest off beat spots...

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Short break in Luxembourg City

As Luxembourg celebrates 200 years of its Grand Duchy status in 2015, Hazel Plush finds there’s more to its capital than first meets the eye...

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Exploring the paradise islands of Micronesia

Tropical good looks. Friendly locals. Fascinating history. Easy living. Far-spread and little-visited Micronesia is one of travel’s most postcard-perfect secrets

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South America trip planner: 8 incredible routes

Whether you want to hike the Andes, self-drive Brazil, delve into the Guianas or take the train to Machu Picchu, these eight journeys will inspire a Latin adventure

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Short break on the Jurassic Coast, England

Head to the East Devon and Dorset coast and you can discover 185 million years of the earth’s history. Welcome to Britain’s slice of Jurassic Park...

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Taking the train to Mandalay

A new border crossing, an old, notorious trainline, modernising worlds, ancient scenes – the rail and road ride from Bangkok into Burma is a journey through time

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