Путешествия и Отдых

Wanderlust September 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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Trains, you’ve got to love them. No, not packed commuter trains, but the civilised ones which give you a true slow travel experience, letting you absorb your surroundings and wonder at the little vignettes of life you pass. Read our European rail journeys round-up on page 60 and I defy you not to be inspired to go jump on one of them as soon as possible. We experience slow travel too in the timeless Isles of Scilly (p96), take a walk on the wild (dog) side in Zimbabwe (p46) and hike the remote villages and lakes of Guatemala (p80). Don’t forget to enter our Travel Photo of the Year competition (p122) – you could win an amazing trip to Texas. And talking of awards, Wanderlust has just picked up yet another trophy…

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Sue Watt Zimbabwe feature Wildlife conservation has always fascinated travel writer Sue. In this issue, she fulfilled a 16-year-long dream – spying the bold and beautiful painted wolves of Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools NP (p46). My first great rail trip: “Zimbabwe’s Stimela Star, a restored vintage train running overnight from Victoria Falls to Hwange NP. It’s not luxury, but it’s fun, with bags of character. It’s a brilliant way to start a safari.” Nicholas Dyer Zimbabwe feature Wildlife photographer Nick’s address is often ‘A Tent Somewhere in Africa’ – but his passion lies in capturing the character of Mana Pools NP’s painted wolves (p46). My first great rail trip: “The Lunatic Express – a nocturnal adventure from Nairobi to Mombasa in run-down luxury. It ends as the languid locomotive greets the African dawn, while antelope look on with ambiguous interest.” Alastair…

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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 on…

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Walk in the park Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA Photographer: Michele Falzone Sheer sandstone cliffs and burnt-orange terrain light up the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands NP, but it’s the trek to the top of its Mesa Arch at sunrise that is truly unforgettable. Arrive just before dawn, then wait for the first few rays to strike the underside of the arch for a spectacle that will live long in the memory. © Michele Falzone/AWL Images “Wilderness is not a place of isolation but contemplation. Refuge.”Terry Tempest Williams, author and activist Getting a leg up Inle Lake, Burma (Myanmar) Photographer: Alex Treadway Reed beds and floating plants make for tricky navigation, but Burmese fishermen have the perfect solution to sculling the waters of Inle Lake. Paddling past stilted houses and water gardens on slender teak canoes, they…

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your letters

Star letter A welcome discovery On one of my first visits to Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2017, a colleague suggested I join her in climbing Grouse Mountain (1,250m). She’d never done it but assured me it “couldn’t be that hard”. So, off we went, unprepared, and found it really did live up to its reputation as ‘Mother Nature’s Stairmaster’. We struggled up – jet-lagged – in the wrong kind of footwear and without enough water, and I promised myself I’d never endure that again. Two years later, I did do it again and even shaved 20 minutes off my time. The views and activities at the top are worth every second, and you don’t have to be an avid hiker to do it. I’m living proof, and you won’t regret it –…

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social talk

Recalling some great Sicilian meals: Accursio restaurant in Modica served the best food that I’d ever eaten.” @delboy2828 Recalling your favourite Greek islands: We went to Lefkada for our tenth wedding anniversary. It was everything and more. Really happy memories.” @JillJJ01 Rating the palace hotels of Rajasthan: “I prefer the smaller ones. The hotel chain-owned ones are more bling than heritage, hence a magnet for celebs.” John Devereux Taking time to smell the flowers in Morocco: “Kalaat M’Gouna is so dependent on roses that even the taxis are bright pink.” @riadellaadel…