May 2017 issue • On sale 20 April

In this issue

Sri Lanka

Voyage with is to the Bay of Bengal for a expedition charting Sri Lanka, the mysterious Andaman Islands and Bangladesh's tiger inhabited Sundarbans

World's Best Road Trips a week

From Costa Rica to Canada, Iceland to Japan, we pick out the epic drives of the globe sure to get your motor running...

Silk Road: Trip Planner

Your expert guide to one of travels greatest experiences, divided up into six easily achievable sections. Includes: Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and China

Switzerland's Grand Tour

Hairpin bends over Alpine passes? Check! The Swiss Grand Canyon? Check! Plenty of cheese, wine and chocolate? Of course... Jump behind the wheel to take in the country's greatest hits on a weeklong adventure


Trek with us into Congo-Brazzaville's northern rainforests on the jungle trails of Odzala to make getting to the famous gorillas part of the adventure

Hidden North Kores

Discover volcanic peaks, hidden hikes and secret beaches in the 'unofficial' wilds of the most secretive country in the world

Plus... How a motorhome could be key to your next adventure; Julia Bradbury on just what she sticks in her ear when she flies; The best wildlife trips to enjoy now; First 24 hours in weird and wacky Austin, Texas; Discovering the food festival and the historic centre in Slovakia's Bratislava; Edinburgh - while you can still get accommodation bargains for the Fringe; best small daypacks, and lots, lots more...

Additional content

Bay of Bengal

Exploring Northern Sri Lanka

Travelling through Bangladesh's tea plantations

Beginner's guide to expedition cruises

Into the Wild (Congo)

Know your gorillas

Tracking chimps in the Mahale Mountains, Tanzania

10 best places to see gorillas

Taking the High Road (Switzerland)

Stepping back in time in Switzerland

Short break Geneva

Hidden North Korea

Pushing Boundaries: Travelling to North Korea

Take me to your leader

6 things I wish I'd known about North Korea


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