November 2017 issue • On sale from 12 October

Issue number: 181

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Alternative Thailand

Leave the tourist trail with our expert trip planner to take you to the little-visited spots on the other side of the kingdom...

Che Guevara's Latin America

Fifty years on from the death of the notorious revolutionary in Bolivia, we follow in his footsteps on the Che Guevara Trail, from Argentina, to Chile, Bolivia and beyond

Foodie Greece

Join us on a trip to the Aegean Islands of Lesvos and Chios for a hearty helping of food, culture and ouzo - all in crowd-free bliss

Great Barrier Reef

Australia's most infamous natural landmark may be in trouble, but we go behind the headlines to see the conservation efforts for ourselves...

Wild Africa

As our Photo of the Year winners return, we take you on a visual journey through the 'roar' beauty of South Africa, Swaziland and Botwana

World Guide Awards - Results

Find out who took Gold, Silver and Bronze, in our annual celebration of the unsung heroes of travel - featuring Bill Bryson and Mark Carwardine

Plus... How you could become a tour guide; Bruce Parry on going tribal (again); why collapsing travel icons can actually be a good thing; First 24 hours in Brussels, Belgium; Discovering the the surprising beauty in the UK's City of Culture - Hull; Massachusetts - maritime style; best camping mats, and lots, lots more...

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Sleeping mats: In search of a good night's sleep

In search of a good night's sleep, outdoor expert Phoebe Smith tries and tests the best sleeping mats on the market. We find out the most comfortable, lightweight and compactable sleeping mats on offer...

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Photo of the Year winner: Wild scenes in Botswana

From extraordinary wildlife to birds in flight and blazing sunsets, find out what makes Botswana "the most photogenic destination on the planet” as we catch up with Photo of the Year winner John Webster

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Bruce Parry: "Travel is the greatest learning we can have"

We talk tribes and Tawai with explorer Bruce Parry after his latest film project across India, Borneo and the Amazon. Find out the importance of indigenous people and how merging solutions can help society

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Photo of the Year winner: Meet the locals of Swaziland

Though it is one of Africa's smallest nations, Swaziland is home to a fascinating and diverse culture. See it for yourself through the lens of Allan Dransfield...

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Exploring foodie heaven on the islands of Greece

With the islands of the Aegean having dropped off travellers' radars, head to Lesvos and Chios to soak up their food, culture and history in crowd-free bliss...

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Photo of the Year winner: Bringing South Africa's wildlife into focus

From lofty giraffes to bird-friendly buffaloes, come eye-to-eye with South Africa's incredible wildlife as we catch up with Photo of the Year winner Fred Barrington

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Following in Che Guevara's footsteps through South America

Embark on a historical journey on the path of revolutionist Che Guevara, visiting some of South America's most iconic sights along the way

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Viva la Revolucion! On the trail of Che Guevara in Bolivia

50 years after Che Guevara's death, Nick Boulos walks in the revolutionary's final footsteps through a region that few visitors see

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First 24 hours: Brussels, Belgium

With all the talk of Brexit, we spare a thought for the EU's historic hub - a gloriously eccentric, bilingual capital that is all too often misunderstood

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Before it's too late: Saving the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, but travellers can play their part in offering a lifeline to Queensland's coral kingdom. Find out the ongoing conservation efforts to save this underwater world...

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Short break guide to visiting the UK City of Culture, Hull

Home to maritime docks, artistic heritage and spectacular coastal scenery, there's enough to have a Hull of a good time in the UK's City of Culture 2017

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Health advice: How to plan for long term travel

Planning a long-term trip? Dr Jane's got you covered as we bring to you top tips on vaccines, dealing with illness overseas and dealing with personal health issues, to ensure you have a safe carefree trip

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How to travel off the beaten track in Thailand

Vast swathes of Thailand remain little-visited, with most travellers opting for its tried and trusted spots. But Stuart McDonald heads off the tourist trail to discover the other side of the kingdom...

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