October 2016 issue • On sale from 8 September

Issue number: 170

In this issue

Cycling trips - for softies

The easiest destinations to explore on two-wheels - including Burma, Cuba, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Chile, Thailand, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and more... A guaranteed MAMIL-free zone!

Stopovers worth staying over

Our expert guide to the best of the transit cities worth extending your trip for. Featuring Delhi, Bangkok, Reykjavik, Atlanta, Sao Paulo and more.


Journey with us into this oft-forgotten South American country to discover wildlife, wetlands and Mennonite ranchers


Leave Zanzibar to the crowds to discover whales sharks, pristine coral and desert island paradise on Mafia


As the first standalone tour to Serbia launches, join us to explore the Balkans' history-rich and wildlife loaded neglected corner

Hong Kong

Escape the high-rises to find the forgotten cities and best food you'll ever taste in Asia's major transport hub

Plus... Ross Noble talks unpredictable travel; First 24 hours in Kuala Lumpur; A short break walking the Great Stones Way (UK); Shakespeare's Verona; How to try-dive safely; best insulated gilets – reviewed, Family friendly trips and lots, lots more...

Additional content

Hong Kong

Wild Hong Kong: Walking the MacLehose Trail
Top 10 Hong Kong film locations


Legends of Iguazu Falls: Brazil, Argentina & Paraguay
Exploring Paraguay
5 things you didn't know about Paraguay


Letting your hair down in Belgrade
Food & Drink in Belgrade

Mafia Island, Tanzania

10 things to do for free in Zanzibar
4 unmissable Zanzibar trips


Articles from this issue

What are the health risks to think about when flying long-distance?

We’re so used to long-distance flying these days that few of us consider the health risks involved, but should we be more alert? Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth slips on her flight socks to find out

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Ross Noble: "It’s insanity, and I quite like that."

The well-travelled, freewheeling funnyman Ross Noble talks about Twitter travel, his plans for a new travel film, motorbike racing in Romania and surviving on a diet of rice pudding

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Exploring Western Serbia, the forgotten gem of the Balkans

Serbia’s west is the forgotten gem of the Balkans, rich in history, folk tales and wildlife. James Stewart sets out to rediscover a long misunderstood land

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Discovering Hong Kong's hidden treasures, from lost cities to world class food

Few escape the city's high rises during a short stopover, but Nick Boulos stayed longer to discover Hong Kong's forgotten cities, ancient traditions and the best food on Earth

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Discovering beauty and wildlife in Paraguay's little known green paradise

Paraguay might lack the well-known sights of South America’s big hitters. However, Chris Moss finds an unmissable and forgotten world amid Chaco's wetlands and wildlife

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Discovering whale sharks and other marine life in Tanzania's Mafia Archipelago

The clear waters of the Mafia Archipelago are now an inexpensive short hop away from Dar es Salaam. Anna Dubuise discovers whale sharks and pristine coral in Tanzania’s desert island paradise

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24 hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Frequently ignored as just a transit stop, Mark Eveleigh discovers Kuala Lumpur has an allure of it's own, from the Petronas Towers to the charming Old Quarter...

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8 of the best gilets (sleeveless jackets) on the market

Gilets (light sleeveless padded jackets, or bodywarmers) keep your core toasty without restricting movement, great for active travel in colder climes. Wanderlust's editor Phoebe Smith tests a selection and recommends the ones worth buying

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went To Morocco

Following a recent journey around Morocco, Wanderlust's Graeme Green shares his 5 things to know before you go...

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24 easygoing (but breathtaking) cycling trips for softies, from around the world

Proof that you don’t need thighs of steel to see the world on two wheels... Grab life by the handlebars and pedal fantastic landscapes around the world, including Burma, France, Sri Lanka and the UK

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