July/August 2019

In this issue


Interview with Sara Wheeler

Having explored Russia in the footsteps of its ‘golden age’ writers for her new book, the 

author talks Trans-Sib glories, Putin propaganda and George Best’s wandering eyes…



Mexico’s Day of the Dead captured the world’s attention with its skulls and colours, but behind the facepaint is a touching celebration that embraces everything that’s good about life – and death



Most travellers dismiss Portugal’s Algarve as a whirlwind of booze and beaches, but its quiet east is a land of wild walks, lagoons and historic villages waiting to be explored…



The dark days of Chad’s Zakouma National Park saw its wildlife poached to near-extinction, but now it’s building a reputation as one of Africa’s best parks 


Adventure Cruising

Whether navigating the great rivers, winding round remote islands in search of endemic wildlife or crossing continents in the wake of the great explorers – these adventure cruises are sure to float your boat


Paul Clammer finds his Babylon

Never meet your heroes – even when they’re dead! Jamaica’s cashing in on the legacy of Bob Marley is just one example of ‘hero travel’ gone wrong, as our writer found on a trip to the singer’s birthplace



An epic voyage for two to Iceland, Jan Mayen & Svalbard, worth £10,000


Plus… First 24 hours in Georgetown, Guyana; a short break in Malta; Travel Icon: Christchurch, New Zealand; Indonesian cuisine; Dominican Republic vs Dominica; Go now: Havana, Cuba;  Dream sleeps in Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica; How to navigate FCO no-go zones and lots, lots more…

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