Wanderlust September 2020

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7 Great Island Hopping Destinations From whale-watching in the Azores to hiking volcanic landscapes in the Aegean Sea or trying alternative culture in Okinawa, these islands offer a different kind of isolation and adventure for everyone Galapagos A true bucket-list destination, the Galapagos is the ultimate travel and nature-lovers destination – just don’t expect the wildlife to practise socially distancing Brittany, France Carolyn Boyd explores island life along France’s rugged wild west – its Atlantic coast Dispatches: Alice Morrison The intrepid Scottish adventurer spent three months crossing 2,000km of the Sahara with camels Short Break: Galway, Ireland Galway may be a European City of Culture 2020 but this lively and diverse city and its surrounding countryside is worth a visit at any time Why we still need to travel Lyn Hughes explains why what you love doing best is important Plus… Travel Icon: Rhodes, Greece; Sardinian cuisine; Head to head: Guernsey vs Jersey; Go now: Cape Town; and lots, lots more… WIN……A trip to the Greek Islands, courtesy of Sunvil

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Are you travelling yet? As soon as lockdown lifted I whizzed up to a rainy but beautiful Cumbria for a few days and it was invigorating to be out somewhere different. Sadly, I didn’t get to try trekking with fell ponies (p62) but have added that to my wishlist for next time. I’m still to get on a plane but hope to before long. I find I’m missing airports; especially seeing all the place names on the departures board that always sends a pang of wanderlust through me. You’ve been telling us in your droves about some of the things you’ve been missing too (p13 & p90). I found myself smiling with recognition at so many of them, including the ‘numb bum’. We’ve loved hearing your tales of lockdown too and have…

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Sue Watt Lake District Sue has a passion for wildlife and has been writing about African travel and conservation for over 12 years. For this issue, she stayed closer to home, walking and wild camping with the Lake District’s endangered Fell ponies (p62). Insider travel secret? “Sierra Leone has a lot to discover. Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary would melt the hardest of hearts, and Tokeh Beach at sunset is just gorgeous.“ Mark Gilligan Viewfinder Photographer Mark shot a perfect rainbow in one of his areas of expertise: The Lake District (p10). Chalking up 45 years as a pro, Mark now also runs workshops in the Lakes and Snowdonia. Insider travel secret? “Research the location beforehand and once there, look for the unusual. Photographing at different times of day will produce more diverse, impactive images.” Sarah Riches Go Now: Lofoten Islands Back in the…

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the wanderlust philosophy

Wanderlust aims to inform and inspire all your travel adventures. We strive to bring you the most trusted and reliable information in the world. That’s why we are always upfront about whether our writers have travelled independently or with a tour company. When a tour operator has been used, we always try to use those who’ve scored a minimum satisfaction rating of 85% from readers in our annual awards and we never guarantee positive coverage. Responsible, conscious and sustainable travel is at the heart of everything we do. THINK TRAVEL CONTENT MARKETING Looking for high-impact travel content? Think Travel produces customer magazines, supplements, digital content and influencer marketing for travel companies and organisations. For details, contact Chris Johnson (chris.johnson@thinkpublishing.co.uk). © Wanderlust Publications Ltd, 2020, ISSN 1351-4733 Published by Wanderlust Publications Ltd, Capital House, 25 Chapel…

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“To those who will see, the world awaits.”Michael Gates Gill, author Somewhere over the rainbow Wast Water, Lake District, Cumbria, UK Photographer: Mark Gilligan (wastwaterphotography.co.uk) Things are (hopefully) starting to look brighter for travel, the sun splintering through the clouds. This mountain-illuminating rainbow was captured arching over the almost 5km Wast Water Lake in the Lake District, a reminder that we don’t always have to go far for extraordinary travel experiences – and to prove it we traipsed around the Lakes leading an endangered fell pony (see p62). And for those who aren’t quite ready to explore beyond our back garden, we can be safe in the knowledge that the world will be waiting for us.…

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your letters

Do you get the picture? My holiday to Greece was cancelled so, faced with two weeks in lockdown, I decided to do the next best thing... Julia Anderson Wow – this is amazing, Julia, thanks for sending it in. Any other Wanderlust readers have artistic talents that they’d like to share with us? The Collector I took advantage of the lockdown to track down my collection of Wanderlust, scattered around the house [see pic above]. I am one of the original subscribers from 1993. I’ve always enjoyed reading about places that I want to visit. I also enjoy seeing articles about places where I have been, including those on a two-year, round-the-world trip with university friends Dave and Nige at the start of the 1980s. I actually lost one when a man walked off with our…

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social talk

“Inspired by the Secret Britain issue, I’ve walked the first 50 miles of the South Downs Way from Winchester to Amberley, camping along the way.” Cathy Hayward “Absolutely loved our trip to Colombia three years ago. What a gorgeous country. Very nice people. And I’ve not had a good bunuelo since!” Tatyana Fisher On Iceland: ”Looking forward to my bucket list trip there. Just me and my campervan!” Paula Munford On future travel: “Booked to go back to Gozo in August. Yay!” Michelle Goulding “Hooray! @ wanderlust-mag in a paper wrap helping me out with #PlasticFreeJuly” Tanya Boardman…