December 2018/January 2019

Issue number: 192

In this issue

The Travel Hot List 2019

Belizean blue waters, Greenlandic isolation, Argentinian bargains, Rwanda’s remarkable recuperation… they’re all here in our team’s scrupulous pick of must-visit destinations for the coming year

Argentina

The Iguazú Falls is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. But there’s far
more to Argentina’s far north than a cool cascade. We go on a Mission to the country’s historic north-east border.

African Safari: Trip Planner

Do you want to track the continent’s big game on foot or in a dugout canoe? Explore vast savannahs or sweeping dunes? Focus on birds or bigger beasts? Plot your perfect safari with our expert guide to the wildlife experience of a life time.

The Baltic states

As the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia mark their centenaries, we wander medieval streets, bogs and borders to unravel a trio of nations looking to move beyond a difficult past.

WanderSleeps: Ryokans

These traditional Japanese inns come in all shapes, sizes, ages and areas. Our diverse selection all have one thing in common – that authentic taste of soothing Japanese hospitality

Plus: Go Now – Shanghai; Benedict Allen; First 24 Hours in Durban; Madagascar’s terrific traffic by Hilary Bradt; Unseen London; Rembrandt’s Amsterdam; Sydney vs Melbourne; northern lights trips

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Articles from this issue

Benedict Allen: "It's an intriguing time when anyone can go off and discover the world"

We catch up with Benedict Allen as he reflects on his time spent with tribes in PNG, being the last of a generation, and why the golden days of exploration still lie ahead...

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3 delicious recipes inspired by Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Heavily influenced by France, Michelin star-studded Baden-Württemberg is considered as having the best cuisine in Germany. Throw a Baden-inspired German feast using Alfons Schuhbeck’s recipes...

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14 alternative northern lights trips, from husky sledding in Norway to photographing Iceland

Explore wintry landscapes by day and spy cosmic wonders by night. Take your pick from our list of ultimate northern lights escapes...

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Wanderlust hotlist: The top 15 places you need to visit in 2019

Belizean blue waters, Greenlandic isolation, Argentinian bargains, Rwanda’s remarkable recuperation – they're all here in our scrupulous pick of must-visit destinations for the coming year…

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Wandersleeps: 7 of the best ryokans in Japan

These traditional inns come in all shapes, sizes, ages and areas. Our diverse selection all have one thing in common: authentic, soothing Japanese hospitality…

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A British break in... Unseen London

A winner at the Wanderlust World Guide Awards, Unseen Tours helps the homeless find a fresh start as tour guides. Gareth Clark joins a tour and discovers another side of London…

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How to stay safe and healthy on safari

You might think that getting too close to a lion is the only worry you’ll have on an African safari, but there are plenty of hidden health dangers to look out for, says Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth

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Trip planner: African Safari

Do you want to track big game on foot or in a dugout canoe? Explore vast savannahs or sweeping dunes? Focus on birds or bigger beasts like lion and rhino? Plot the perfect African safari for you...

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Bordering on the wild: Beyond Argentina's Iguazú Falls

Iguazú is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. But there’s far more to Argentina’s far north than a cool cascade. We head off on a mission…

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How to hire a car for a road trip holiday

Terrified that hiring a car will land you in trouble and out of pocket? Fear not: we've got all the tips you need to make sure your rental and road trip goes smoothly...

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Dispatches: The joy of traffic jams

Hilary Bradt, co-founder of Bradt Guide, was recently awarded Madagascar’s equivalent of an OBE. She reveals her love-hate relationship with the country’s roads…

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Exploring Greece: Beaches, hiking and rail rides

From rafting cool water under the summer sun to hiking, island-hopping and skiing during the cooler months, Greece offers a world of wild escapes…

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5 things you need to know before staying in a Japanese ryokan

The etiquette of staying at a ryokan – a traditional Japanese guesthouse –can be perplexing for first-timers. Learn the dos and don'ts with this this handy guide...

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Dream sleep: Arctic Fox Igloos, Finnish Lapland

Don’t fancy facing the cold? In these new glass igloos in Finland, you can watch the northern lights from your bed. Just don’t fall asleep…

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Sydney vs Melbourne: Which Australian city should you visit?

It's no secret these two Aussie cities have a bitter rivalry. We put Melbourne and Sydney head to head, comparing their culture, cuisine, outdoors and trips. Read on to see who comes out on top...

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How to spend your first 24 hours in Durban, South Africa

New direct flights, a weak rand, a glittering coastline and a multicultural vibe make South Africa’s third city a hot contender for a winter escape, says Damien Gabet…

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Exploring the Baltics on foot

As the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia mark their centenaries, we wander medieval streets, bogs and borders to unravel a trio of nations looking to move beyond a difficult past…

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