October 2018

Issue number: 190

In this issue

Lands of Snow & Ice

From sub-zero adventures and wintry escapes to journeys inspired by the Heroic Age of polar exploration, discover the Earth’s frozen reaches

Peru

The ancient roads across the Lares Valley are just part of a vast Incan web stretching 30,000km, offering not just wild views and rarely seen ruins but thrilling close-ups of local life

Hong Kong & Macao trip planner

Beneath the high-rises and casinos, these two very different Chinese regions hide a wealth of culture, tradition, food and history – and a new bridge is set to connect them both…

Chimps of Uganda

Visitors to Uganda’s Budongo Forest can now not only spend a whole day with its wild chimps but play a vital role in protecting their future… PLUS the best places in Africa to go chimp-spotting

Wales

A new hit TV show has put Wales’ wild southern coast in the spotlight. Yet from Dylan Thomas’ hometown to mysterious red skeletons, there’s always been drama to be found here…

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 Christmas & New Year tripsKnow your… Takayama Festival, Japan; 5 minutes with... actress Sheila Hancock; How to try bikepacking; First 24 hours in Portland, Oregon USA; Short Break in Provence, France; gear guide to thermals; and lots, lots more...

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Articles from this issue

Amazing Asturias: The best outdoor adventures on Spain's north coast

Wild coastlines, a gritty past and wildlife-rich parks make northern Austrias an unforgettable region to explore – especially on two feet

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Warm for winter: The best thermals for travellers

Heading north to gaze at the aurora? South for an Antarctic expedition cruise? No matter how cold it gets, these cosy thermals will keep you toasty and warm...

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Scenic soaks: Top 5 wild hot springs

Sit back, relax and enjoy the mountain views. Warm up this winter in these steamy hot springs in wild and stunning places around the world…

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Lands of snow and ice: 10 icy escapes

So you've had a go at skiing and snowboarding. Why stop there? From snowmobiling to Nordic skating and dog sledding, these 10 icy escapes will help you plan your next snow-filled adventure...

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Frozen encounters: Top 12 cultural connections and wild wonders

From remote village communities in the Northwest Territories, to colonies of penguins on the Falkland Islands, here's 12 cultural experiences and top wildlife spots in the frozen corners of the world...

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Festive fun: 10 frozen festivals to get heated up about

From music played through ice-built instruments in Norway to ice sculptures of Angkor Wat in Japan, these fantastic festivals add fun and colour to cold winters around the world...

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Short break guide to Provence, France

It's adored by artists, loved by literary greats and filled with crowds in summer – but Phoebe Smith finds a way to meander through the lavender in peace...

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Snow and Ice: 5 Landmark Journeys across the Poles

Drive the ice roads of Canada, take the North-west passage or travel by train under the Northern Lights of Norway. Take your lead from the great explorers and create a polar journey to remember...

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White nights: Five chilly sleeps worth staying awake for

Camp out in the South Pole, build your own igloo in Finland, or watch the northern lights from the comfort of your bed! These cool accommodation options will make your wintry holiday all the more magical

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6 culture-inspiring journeys through Hong Kong and Macao

Beneath the high-rises and casinos, these two very different Chinese regions hide a wealth of culture, tradition, food and history – and a new bridge is set to connect them both...

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First 24 hours: Portland, Oregon USA

Portland is a funky, friendly city made for exploring by bike, says Phoebe Smith – with lashings of artisan coffee, craft beer and organic bites to fuel your adventure…

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Glimpse at chimps: The top 7 places to track chimps in the wild

Eastern and Central Africa are home to the best places in the world to track chimps if you know where to look. Discover the best spots across Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania for seeing these great apes...

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Close encounters: How you can spend a day with chimps in Uganda

Visitors to Uganda’s Budongo Forest can now not only spend a whole day with its wild chimps but play a vital role in protecting their future. Discover how you can make a difference on your visit...

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