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Wanderlust May 2019

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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As I write this, UK politics is going bonkers, and everyone I meet is fed up with the ‘B’ word. So, I thought I’d come up with some alternative (and less controversial) letters beginning with B. B is for Breathtaking. Whether it’s that first sight of Guyana’s Kaieteur Falls (p120) or glimpsing Jordan’s Petra – one of many great ‘lost worlds’ (p60) – through a flickering prism of candlelight, we always aim to bring you the world’s most breathtaking experiences. B is for Beguiling. We often get excited about exotic lands, but Graeme Green’s feature on Scotland’s beguiling islands of the Inner Hebrides (p44) will have you itching to go discover these wild shores on our doorstep. B is for Beautiful. Exploring the Mekong (p92) or discovering a different side to Mauritius (p78)…

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contributors

Vanessa Gibbs First 24 hours Travel writer Vanessa has explored Panama City on several visits. Having left each time with a longer, not shorter, list of things to do, she was excited to share her ideas for a perfect day there (p159). My favourite lost city: “The old capital of the Mughal Empire, Fatehpur Sikri, in India. The empire may be long gone, but these sandstone palaces with their vast courtyards and ornate carvings are still there to marvel at.” George Scott Short break Journalist George Scott first visited Girona as a cyclist and quickly fell in love with its cute cobbles and medieval old town, so he enjoyed compiling this month’s Short Break feature on page 163. My favourite lost city: “Uxmal is home to some of Mexico’s most spectacular Maya ruins. Climbing the impossibly steep…

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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 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 on…

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viewfinder

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first prime minister The misty Mahal Agra, India Photographer: Michele Falzone/AWL Images It is the burden of most visitors to the Taj Mahal that they have to drag themselves out of bed pre-dawn to take a photograph devoid of crowds. Arriving at 6am is the standard advice for grabbing unobstructed shots (as well as head over to the Mehtab Bagh – the garden over the river). But this drone image, taken on a misty morning, reminds us just why we bother. The Taj’s hazy form, materialising out of the mist, captures the romance that underlies this giant monument…

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your letters

Star letter Frozen assets If you have ever dreamed of going to Antarctica, I can now tell you it is everything you dreamed of and more. My first stop was Deception Island, where we landed on a beach filled with penguins and seals. The sheer number of penguins (over 200,000) takes your breath away, and so does the smell – back on the ship, I got to know the ‘Mud Room’ (for cleaning off penguin poo) very well. Being in the company of the baby penguins as they slid down the ‘runs’ or harassed their parents for food was magical. However, for me, walking on the ice flow in Antarctica was the highlight – a totally unexpected experience. The more I travel, the more I realise I have had a mere taste…

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social talk

Soaking up the Ukraine: “I loved Kiev and Landscape Park, with its huge wall murals and art nouveau buildings.” @mazonthego Reminiscing about Bali: “We did it in 2017 and it was one of my favourite trips. We’ll fly again as soon as possible because there is more to discover.” @estautopia Looking back on El Salvador: “We were pretty much lone tourists in El Salvador in ‘96, and sole guests at the now abandoned Hotel de Montana in Cerro Verde, near the Izalco volcano.” Alice Mamier Admiring Peru’s Rainbow Mountain: “Reminds me of the Coloured Earths at Chamarel in Mauritius.” @denis.browne.5…