October 2015 issue • On sale from 17 September

Issue number: 160

In this issue

A Walk in the Woods

Not got time to walk the whole 14-state crossing, 2,180 mile Appalachian Trail? Following in Bill Bryson's footsteps, we show you how to sample its best bits – in just 2 weeks...

21 Latin America wonders

Our countdown of the UNESCO cultural, historical and most exciting World Heritage sites - including: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela


Discover volcanoes, whales and a brand new cycling trail inspired by Charles Darwin - PLUS your guide to the entire archipelago


All aboard the Reunification Express journeying from Saigon to Hanoi in a single, thrilling trip INCLUDES - South East Asia's best train rides


From coast to mountains, cities to deserts, your expert-written trip planner to help you best enjoy this most accessible hit of exotica

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Paul Theroux has refound his mojo in the Deep South

The acclaimed travel writer explains how he rediscovered the ‘old way’ of travel by hitting the roads, churches and gun shows of the Deep South

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5 things I wish I’d known about the Azores

This wild Atlantic archipelago is a hot spot for diving, whale watching and walking – but heed this advice before you travel...

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How to beat anxiety when you travel

Travel can be uplifting and inspiring – but it can also be stressful and disorientating. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth considers what you can do to make your trip stress-free

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How to beat the post-travel blues

Sometimes the best adventures can leave us feeling empty and lost when we return to the daily grind – here's how to avoid a post-trip slump

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Morocco trip planner: 4 great itineraries for independent travellers

From Saharan dunes and high peaks to manic medinas and spice souks, Paul Clammer reveals how to get the most out of marvellous Morocco

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The Appalachian Trail – in just two weeks

Want to experience the Appalachian Trail but don’t have time to hike it all? Forget the backpack and blisters – grab a car, turn on the cruise control and check out the best bits in just two weeks...

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Riding Vietnam's Reunification Express

It’s been 80 years since the completion of Vietnam’s north-south railway, but the journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh has become much more than a train ride

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Short break in Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva is a money destination in more than one sense. Visit the explorable ‘small big city’ for helpings of history, science and amazing fondue

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Discovering the Azores

Volcanic peaks, picturesque towns, whale-filled waters and now a new Darwin-inspired bike trail – here’s why the Azorean island of Terceira is the natural selection

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