June 2019

Issue number: 197

In this issue

Interview with Alice Morrison

“The writer, TV presenter and adventurer’s new book sees her starting over in Morocco –she talks breaking barriers, Bogart fantasies and life on the outside…”

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park is wild, remote and little-known – and while a tiny fraction of visitors find their way here, East Africa’s greatest secret may not remain hidden for much longer…

Peru

From Amazonian lowlands to Andean highs, Peru is a land of pre-Columbian treasures, soaring condors and miraculous landscapes – plan your perfect trip with our handy guide 

Cuba

Revolutionary relics, sweeping valleys and colonial towns – riding Cuba on two wheels puts its slow wonders on full show, and now anyone can do it… with a little electric help 

Manatees in Florida

Welcome to the real Magic Kingdom. Never mind Mickey Mouse, Florida’s true celebrity critters are found in the depths of the Crystal River…

9 other amazing swims with wildlife

It’s not just manatees – there’s a whole world of marine life you can swim with. So strap on a snorkel or a scuba tank and dive into our top watery encounters…

Plastic, no longer fantastic

We’re all looking to use less plastic, but often the choice is taken out of our hands when we travel. Here’s how to get back control and do some good… 

Mark Stratton goes to Liberia

Liberia’s coastline hides some of the most spectacular stretches of sand on the planet, let alone West Africa. But can it overcome a traumatic past to attract the travellers it deserves – and needs?

WIN…

…Two Exped SynMats & Air Pillows, worth over £350, and two waterproof Ortlieb backpacks worth £370

Plus…First 24 hours in Johannesburg; A British break in Cleveland Way; Spanish cuisine; Wandersleeps in UK treehouses; The Maldives vs the Seychelles; Go now, Corsica; Dream sleeps at Kachi Lodge, Bolivia; How to luggage safe and lots, lots more…

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Articles from this issue

13 of the best e-biking tours across the globe

Take a load off your thighs, as we pick the European, Asian and African rides that'll put the electricity back into your next cycling escape, in every sense...

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Truly moorish: 3 colourful summer recipes from Ben Tish's new book

Spiced crab Gazpacho, blood orange jelly, and glazed barbecued ribs. Nothing will brighten up your summer meals quite like these fun and colourful dishes. Read on for the full recipes...

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Meet Alice Morrison, the first woman to trek Morocco's Draa River

The writer, TV presenter and adventurer’s new book sees her starting over in Morocco. Here, she talks breaking barriers, Bogart fantasies and life on the outside…

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Is Ruaha National Park the wildest park in Africa?

Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park is wild, remote and little known – and while a tiny fraction of visitors find their way here, East Africa’s greatest secret may not remain hidden for much longer…

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5 unforgettable wildlife experiences in Tanzania

From the cheetahs, lions and rhino of Ngorongoro, to more migrating wildbeest than you could ever imagine in Serengeti National Park, these are Tanzania's most wonderful wildlife spots...

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E-biking through Cuba: A cycling revolution

Revolutionary relics, sweeping valleys and colonial towns – riding Cuba on two wheels puts its slow wonders on full show, and now anyone can do it with a little electric help...

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What is 'forest bathing' - and how can you try it yourself?

It's the latest travel trend all the way from Japan, but, er, what is it, exactly? Find out what it involves, how it all works, what to expect, and the best places to practice forest bathing...

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Peru trip planner: 5 of the best in-depth routes

Explore Amazonian lowlands to Andean highs, and discover pre-Columbian treasures, soaring condors and miraculous landscapes, with one of these five itineraries for the perfect Peru trip...

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Kachi Lodge: Inside Bolivia's eco-pod on the salt flats

The dark skies, ‘islands’ and tombs of Salar de Uyuni salt flats make for an otherwordly escape, especially when glamping in your own futuristic eco-pod…

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21 of the very best adventures you can have in South-East Asia

Swim with whale sharks, clamber smoking volcanoes and wander where dragons roam. South-East Asia is packed with unforgettable moments – here’s our pick of the best…

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Dispatches: Is Liberia your next beach escape?

Liberia’s coastline hides some of the most spectacular stretches of sand on the planet, let alone West Africa. But can it overcome a traumatic past to attract the travellers it deserves – and needs?

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What lies beneath: Swimming with manatees in the Crystal River, Florida

Welcome to the real Magic Kingdom. Never mind Mickey Mouse, Florida's true celebrity critters are found in the depths of the Crystal River...

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Egypt guide Ashraf Masoud: "There's more to Egypt than the pyramids"

A finalist at last year’s Wanderlust World Guide Awards, Ashraf Masoud explains why a guide’s work is never done in Egypt – at least not when they keep finding new wonders…

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Maldives vs Seychelles: Which Indian Ocean island should you visit?

With diverse culture, clear water snorkelling, spicy food and a whole host of wildlife to see, both the Maldives and the Seychelles make great island escapes. And both have an unexpected wild side...

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