April 2017 issue • On sale 16 March

Issue number: 175

In this issue

South-East Asia: Your Ultimate Guide

Want to head east but not sure where to start? Our expert trip planner shows you the best way to spend your time - from one week to 21 days - taking in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Burma (Myanmar) and The Philippines

Alaska Highway

Join us as we drive from Canada's remote Yukon to the USA's most northerly state of Alaska on the little-known Alaska Highway - a relic of the Second World War - taking in elk, bears, big landscapes, ghost towns and a short, unexpected showing of the northern lights...

Swim with Humpbacks

Jump into the water along Australia's West Coast where a new experience in Exmouth allows you to swim with humpback whales – only one of four places on the planet that does
PLUS: 8 other wet and wild swimming experiences around the world

Swedish Lapland ...in summer?

Think Arctic Circle and most of us instinctively wait for the winter, but head to Sweden's Kiruna to walk the Kungsleden (King's Trail) to enjoy some of the best walking out there. It's the Arctic, but not as you know it...

Reader Travel Awards: The Results

We reveal the full results of our annual awards as scored by the most intrepid bunch of travellers we know - you!

Solo travel special

Thinking of taking the plunge and travelling alone? We serve up some inspiration to help you take the next step, plus top tips, trips and hard-won advice

Plus... Cerys Matthews talks legends; Survive a multi-generational trip, Take photographs under water, First 24 hours in Japan's Geisha capital of Kyoto; Discovering mountains and so much more in Wales' Snowdonia National Park; Discovering Maori culture in New Zealand; Walking trousers tested, and lots, lots more...

Additional content

Alaska

Getting up close with Brown bears in Katmai National Park

Meet Canada's Ice Bears

4 ways to explore Alaska's Great Outdoors


Australia

Whale watching in Western Australia

Photography adventures in Western Australia

Articles from this issue

Cerys Matthews: "People outside of Wales still find it hard to place Wales."

Rock star, author, disc jockey and newly minted Visit Wales ambassador Cerys Matthews explains the Year of Legend, what she loves best about her home country and where in Wales you should be heading to next

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How to spend your first 24 hours in Kyoto, Japan

Winning 'Top City' in our Reader Travel Awards 2017, Kyoto's array of ancient sites is no secret. From temples to cherry blossom-lined Philosopher's Path, here's how to enjoy the city without the crowds, says James Hadfield

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