March 2016 issue • On sale from 11 February

In this issue

Costa Rica

Thinking of taking advantage of the new flights to this Central American paradise? Use our expert-written Trip Planner to plan your perfect trip - from volcanoes to cloud forest, Caribbean coast to the Atlantic – and everything else in between.

10 train trips... you've never heard of

From cheap chugs and remote hill stations to mini palaces on rails, we reveal the lesser-known rides you need to hop aboard this year.

The Forgotten Himalaya

Join us as we explore the little visited peaks and villages of the mountains of north-west China's Yunnan – without forsaking creature comforts.

Norway’s Big 3

Pay a visit to the most famous 'rock stars' of Norway – Trolltunga, Pulpit Rock and Kjerag – for a trekking trilogy and the ultimate selfie.

Australia Road Trip

Forget the Sunshine Coast to take Queensland’s road less travelled and discover ancient landscapes, dramatic gorges and rare wildlife

Best Solo Trips

Sick of forking out for a single supplement? We find the best trips for those travelling by themselves

Plus... Art Malik talks trains; First 24 hours in Tehran (Iran); A short break in Vienna; Florence’s famous square; How to hitchhike safely; Gear of the Year, Travel Photo of the Year - Winners and lots, lots more...

Additional content


Hunting the aurora in Norway
Adventure on the Lofoten Islands
Norway country guide

Queensland, Australia

The Wanderlust guide to East Coast Australia
5 unusual ways to experience Australia's Great Barrier Reef
5 ways to make the most of a short trip to East Coast Australia

Deqen Prefecture, China

The Wanderlust guide to the best of the Silk Road 

Davd Abram's video of his trip to Yunnan

Songtsam Circuit, Yunnan, China from David R Abram on Vimeo.

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