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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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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6 things to do in New Brunswick, Canada

Beautiful New Brunswick in East Canada offers many delightful surprises including historical houses, quaint towns, stunning scenery, and, if you're lucky, a chance to spot whales...

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On the tail: Whale watching on the Bay of Fundy, 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…

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Dispatches: The joy of sitting still in Luangwa Valley, 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…

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Wandersleeps: 7 of the best New Zealand lodges

Bury your phone, leave the laptop at home and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s jaw-dropping wilderness. We pick the top Kiwi stays for getting back to nature…

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Is eating bush meat while travelling worth the risk?

Many travellers feel that tasting every unusual food on offer is part of an unmissable exotic experience, but how risky is it to eat anything that moves? Dr Jane shares her guidance...

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5 things to do and see on the Comoros Archipelago

From hiking up volcanoes and sniffing out fragrant forest flowers, to spotting marine life in the sparking waters and cheeky lemurs in the trees, here's the very best things to do on the Comoros Islands...

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Osaka, Japan: The ultimate Wanderlust travel guide

With direct UK flights to Osaka, 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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Malta vs Madeira: Which should you visit?

They’re both beautiful islands in Europe offering outdoor fun, culture aplenty and food to make you drool. But which one is the best? We put them head to head in an attempt to find out…

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Inside the luxurious Casa Cairuçu on Brazil's Green Coast

Discover the golden-sand beaches, colonial heritage and wildlife of the Costa Verde in Brazil, with a stay in a beautiful bay-side house…

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