July/August 2018

Issue number: 188

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Polar trip planner

The ultimate adventure? Whether you’re heading north or south, the planet’s tips remain at the top of most travellers’ wishlists. Grab your baselayers and find out how to tackle them…

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea’s Sepik River winds through unchanged villages, with new trips opening up this country within a country

Wild Oman

Known as one of the most authentic countries on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has an even wilder side still – head south to Salalah for wonderful wadis, beautiful birds and baobab forests…

Namibia’s last wilderness

The rugged north-west of Namibia brings travellers face to face with desert-adapted wildlife and a remote region little changed (or visited) in centuries

20 UNESCO heritage greats

From rock-hewn cities to Welsh castles; mountaintop temples to island prisons; we celebrate the UNESCO-listed wonders that make the world a more cultured place

Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2018

The UK’s biggest travel photography competition is back! Enter and win a photo commission to Hong Kong and Macao

Plus... Top trips to hidden EuropeKnow your… Oberammergau passion play, Germany; 5 minutes with... Countryfile presenter Anita Rani; How to survive your first canal boat trip; First 24 hours in Edinburgh, Scotland; Short Break in Antwerp & Doel (Belgium); gear guide to water bottles; and lots, lots more...

Articles from this issue

Countryfile's Anita Rani: "I'm a city girl at heart"

We chat to Countryfile presenter Anita Rani about growing up in Yorkshire, why she's longing to visit Madagascar, and how eating chicken feet in China wasn't as gruesome as it sounds...

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Wanderlust Photo of the Year 2018 competition now open!

Enter your best travel images to this year's Wanderlust Photo of the Year competition for the chance to win a dream photo commission to Hong Kong and Macao...

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Beat the crowds! 13 secret European breaks

Think you know Europe well? Think again – it’s time to experience it anew. The continent has plenty of secrets ready to be unearthed, and these trips will help you find them...

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First 24 hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish capital may already be gearing up for the climax of festival season, but those walkable, historic streets are always up for a party...

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Drink up! The best water bottles for travellers

Single-use plastic bottles are terrible for the environment, so how do you go about finding an alternative for when you're on your travels? Allow us to help...

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North bound: 10 ideas for incredible Arctic adventures

A trip to the planet's tips remain at the top of most travellers' wishlists. Grab your base layers and head north to discover spectacular Arctic wonders across Greenland, Norway, Russia and more...

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Journey south: 7 amazing Antarctic adventures

It tops most travellers wishlist, and more than lives up to the hype. Set forth to Antarctica, be awed by the ice, whales and penguins, and venture where few others have yet visited

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Arctic v Antarctic: Which polar region should you choose?

There are a lot more differences to these polar regions than the bit of compass they point to. We've reviewed and compared the best of both, so you can choose your ice adventure with ease...

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20 of the best cultural UNESCO sites around the world

From rock-hewn cities to Welsh castles; mountaintop temples to island prisons, we celebrate the UNESCO-listed wonders that make the world a more cultured place...

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Why now is the time to explore Papua New Guinea

Travel deep into the heart of Papua New Guinea on a new expedition cruise along the Sepik River, to discover ancient rituals, repentant headhunters, and tribal villages frozen in time…

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Short break: Antwerp and Doel, Belgium

Nothing is as it seems on the borders of northern Belgium, where doomed villages, old reserves and a revitalised Antwerp make for a wild escape...

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The last wilderness: Tracking black rhinos in Namibia

The rugged north-west of Namibia brings travellers face-to-face with desert-adapted wildlife and a remote region little changed (or visited) in centuries

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Health on the move: How to avoid hidden dangers when travelling

We often think we're safe when travelling surrounded by others or sharing facilities, but there's a world of hidden dangers. Dr Jane has all the top tips for staying healthy when away from home...

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Wild Arabia: How to explore Oman's wild outdoors

Known as one of the most authentic countries on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has an even wilder side still – head south to Salalah for wonderful wadis, beautiful birds and baobab forests...

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