December 2017/January 2018

Issue number: 182

In this issue

Travel Hotlist 2018

Brand spanking new flights, new experiences, new walking and driving trails - we reveal the destinations you will be adding to your wishlist for the new year...

Christmas Island

With new direct flights to this far flung Aussie outpost now launched from Jakarta, we explore the wild wonders and famous red crabs of this travel gift that keeps on giving

Wolf howling in Sweden

Prepare to go wild among the wealth of wildlife that lies on the doorstep of Sweden's capital - with a night howling with the wolves and a stay at the world's most primitive hotel

Tango in Argentina

Hot-foot it to Buenos Aires to - following a few classes - join the dance to discover a new side to the South American capital


Head east from Bali by ferry to reach the wild shores, diverse cultures and komodo dragons on the island chain of Nusa Tenggara

Plus... Know your Antarctica; 5 minutes with... Rick Stein; get ready to party – our pick of the best festivals for 2018; First 24 hours in Taipei City (Taiwan); Taking to the water in France's La Rochelle on a cultural 3-day visit; Checking out the USA's hip and liberal city of San Francisco; best down-filled gilets, and lots, lots more...

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15 of the most thrilling winter sun destinations

From rugged rail journeys through South Africa to forest trekking in Thailand, escape the winter blues on these far-flung adventures

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Warm for winter: Gilet gear review

From soft duck feathers to water-resistant outings, choose your body armour to stay warm this winter as Phoebe Smith tests out the latest and greatest gilets...

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How to tango like a pro in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Which shoes to wear? Which direction to dance in? Tango in Buenos Aires is more complicated than you might think - so here's how to put your best foot forward

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Tango time! Dancing in the streets of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a city that moves to the rhythms of tango, so what better way to discover a new side to the capital than by joining the dance?

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The Wanderlust travel hotlist: Where to go in 2018

Make 2018 an unforgettable year, and venture to new corners of the world with inspiration from our annual travel hotlist. These are the destinations we can't wait to visit in 2018...

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Life in the slow lane: Island hopping in Indonesia

East of Bali, Nusa Tenggara is one of Indonesia's most accessible island chains, allowing ferry-hopping travellers a way to slowly soak up its wild shores and diverse cultures

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Awoooo! 8 howling hotspots to see wolves

After an amazing wolf encounter? From the mountains of Ethiopia to icy Arctic Canada, here are eight great places where you may see wolves...

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Into the wild: Wolf-watching in Sweden

A wealth of wildlife lies on the doorstep of Sweden's capital, with wolf-howling trips and a stay in the 'planet's most primitive hotel' revealing a hidden natural world...

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Yes, Christmas Island does exist! Here's how you can visit it...

The wild wonders (and famous red crabs) of Christmas Island have never been easier to reach. Whether you've been naughty or nice, it's time you took a trip to this Indian Ocean isle

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Short break: La Rochelle, France

With a rich maritime history, plentiful cycle routes and easy-to-reach islands, La Rochelle offers more than just a pretty seaside escape, says Mary Novakovich...

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First 24 hours: Taipei City, Taiwan

Taiwan's capital is a sprawling but intriguing mass of temples and treasures. New transport links and direct flights from the UK make it easier than ever to explore

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