March 2019

Issue number: 194

In this issue

Travel Photo of the Year 2018

It’s that time again! Our judges have scoured thousands of your entries to narrow down the finalists of this year’s travel photo competition. Turn over to see who’s won the commission of a lifetime to Hong Kong and Macao… 

The Comoros Islands

Remote and aromatic, impoverished and chaotic, Comoros is the Indian Ocean archipelago you won’t find in the brochures. But that makes it all the more intriguing…

Alternative Travel Classics

When visiting the world’s travel icons, it pays not to follow the crowds. From tracing the River Nile to camping on the Great Wall, we reveal how you can blaze a different trail…

Kyrgyzstan

As the world moves on, Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture appears under threat. But in Central Asia’s magnificent mountains the old traditions still find a way to survive…

New Brunswick, Canada

Canada’s Bay of Fundy is the best place in the world to glimpse the endangered North Atlantic right whale. We set sail, hot on its trail…

On sitting still in Zambia

Author and journalist Simon Barnes meditates on the blissful benefits of not doing, not searching, not moving, not exploring – just being in a special place, and understanding why it’s special

Gear of the Year 2019

Our resident gear expert and her panel of judges have once again tirelessly prodded and probed to uncover the best kit to accompany your adventures. Drum roll please for this year’s winners…

WIN

A trip to the Deep South worth over £3,000 with Grand American Adventures, and a trip to Montréal with Collette worth over £3,750

Plus…First 25 hours in Osaka, Japan; Short break in Matera; Turkish cuisine; Malta vs Madeira; Go now, Rio; Dream sleeps in Brazil; Living bridges; How to digital detox, and lots, lots more…

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Articles from this issue

Street treat: A traditional Turkish street food recipe

Wherever you are in Turkey, the street food is bound to be a highlight of your trip. With the help of acclaimed chef, Musa Dağdeviren, we give you a tasty recipe that can be rustled up in your Kitchen...

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The best of your tales of airport errors

Last month we asked you to share your mishaps in the world's airports with us. From missed flights to accidental weapon smuggling, here are our favourites...

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Osaka, Japan: The ultimate Wanderlust travel guide

With direct UK flights to Osaka launching soon, it’s never been easier to explore one of Japan's biggest cities – just make sure you go with an empty stomach, says Olivia Lee...

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Steppe in time: Keeping old traditions alive in Kyrgyzstan

As the world moves on, Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture appears under threat. But in Central Asia’s magnificent mountains the old traditions still find a way to survive…

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How to detox from your digital devices while travelling

Going travelling used to mean getting away from it all. Now it means posting on Instagram. Time to switch off - literally. Here's our guide to how to get the digital detox you need...

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The best alternative ways to explore 10 absolute travel classics

When visiting the world’s travel icons, it pays not to follow the crowds. Here's how you can blaze a different trail at the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, the River Nile, The Great Wall of China and beyond...

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