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 / Travel & Outdoor

Wanderlust June 2019

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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I’m sure the scourge of single-use plastics is very much on your mind, but it is easy to forget that awareness about the issue can be very low in some countries, as I have found on a couple of my recent trips. On page 92, Emma Thomson takes a look at the issue and what we can do in a positive way. And look out for a special Saving the Planet supplement with our next issue. It was lovely to meet so many of you at recent events, and to hear your questions. So, John from Croydon, here is the Peru feature I promised (p60) and for Claire and Charles, I think you’ll love the Ruahu National Park feature (p44)! I look forward to meeting many more of you at our…

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Graeme Green Tanzania feature Exceptional wildlife and landscapes have long fascinated travel writer and photographer Graeme, so he really enjoyed his foray to the wilderness of Tanzania’s Ruaha NP (p44). My summer escape: “I’m going to Mexico, a country I know pretty well, so I can explore more of Mexico City, Baja California, Copper Canyon, Guanajuato, and other more off-the-beaten-track parts.” Claire Boobbyer Cuba feature Travel journalist Claire is hooked on Cuba, after first visiting around 20 years ago. She has been nearly a hundred times since and is still finding new things to do, such as her recent Cuba e-biking expedition on page 96. My summer escape: “After e-biking in Cuba, my partner has now persuaded me to get a ferry to France and cycle across the Netherlands on a regular bike – panniers and all!” Will…

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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. Website Discover more great content at www.wanderlust.co.uk Twitter Catch up on the latest travel gossip @wanderlustmag Instagram See behind the scenes @wanderlustmag Facebook Join the chat at www.facebook.com/ wanderlusttravel magazine Newsletter Sign up to our newsletter for offers, inspiration and all the latest travel news at www.wanderlust.co.uk Subscribe Take advantage of our latest online offer…

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In memory of Co-founder & Publisher Paul Morrison EDITORIAL CONTENT Editor-in-Chief & Co-founder Lyn Hughes Technology Director Simon Chubb Managing Editor Tom Hawker Sub-Editor/Writer Gareth Clark Commercial Editor Olivia Lee Digital Editor Elizabeth Atkin Editorial Assistant Kirtey Verma Associate Web Editor Peter Moore Web Assistant Rosie Fitzgerald Digital Executive Nora Wallaya Contributing Editors Phoebe Smith, Mark Carwardine, Paul Goldstein & William Gray DESIGN Art Director Graham Berridge Art Editor Mike Wright PRODUCTION Production Director Justin Masters Production Manager Paul Lincoln ADVERTISING Commercial Manager Adam Lloyds (adam.lloyds@wanderlust.co.uk) Head of Creative Solutions Jessica Royds Senior Sales Executive Simon Bryson Senior Sales Executive Anthony Bennett Sales Executive Lucy Bairstow PUBLISHING Managing Director Tilly McAuliffe Commercial Director Ian McAuliffe Director Wanderlust Studio John Innes Publisher Catriona Bolger Senior Brand Marketing Executive Fanny Moros ACCOUNTS & ADMIN Finance Director Nicola Solomon Assistant Financial Controller Lisa Healy Accounts Assistant Kym Williams Office Manager Janine Plunkett (maternity) Office…

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“There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love ever showing itself whether recognised or no…” John Muir, pioneering conservationist Return of a deer friend Abruzzo NP, Central Apennines, Italy Photographer: Bruno D’Amiscis The broad-leafed forests and valleys of Abruzzo NP hide plenty of wildlife, but it’s in late autumn that one in particular makes itself known to visitors: the belling of the red deer stags echoes the wild hills, signalling the start of breeding season. It’s a welcome sound, given that these shy, nocturnal animals were only reintroduced to the region in the early 1970s. Along with the grey wolf and Apennine Chamois, who have also made a return, it’s a happy reminder that what was once lost can sometimes – not always – be recovered. @ Bruno D’Amiscis / naturepl.com Shine…

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your letters

Star letter A Caribbean secret If you’re thinking of a visit to the Caribbean, try Saba (aka ‘The Unspoilt Queen’), a small Dutch island just ten minute’s flight from St Maarten. Home to the world’s shortest runway (400m), which is carved into the edge of the island – it’s like landing on an aircraft carrier – just one road snakes its four villages of white, green and red wooden buildings. The interior has great hiking, though, and we saw lizards, a snake, hermit crabs and not a single human, which isn’t surprising given the 13 sq km island has just 1,900 inhabitants. Best of all, the 1,064-step ascent of Mount Scenery took us up to the highest point in the Netherlands. Stuart Pester, via email Baalbek from the brink Your ‘Grapevine’ item about the FCO…