In this issue of Wanderlust magazine


Always feel like an outsider looking in when it comes to India? We head to Rajasthan to meet the locals for an immersive experience like no other

Canada's Wildest National Parks

From trawling the Arctic's ice floes for polar bears to hiking some of the planet's most dramatic scenery, we step into the wilds of the country's best national parks - which this year are completely free...

Jordan Trail: Trip Planner

Ancient cities, dramatic mountains, wadis, gorges and more - we help you choose a selection of the Middle East's brand new country-crossing walking trail


We discover the alternative Amazon - a land of rhythmic cities, wild archipelagos and the Tapajos - a mosquito-free white sand wonder unlike anywhere else


Join us as we search for paradise in South China's Himalaya range to discover perfect peaks, wild treks and hidden cultures of the real Shangri-La, and beyond...

Plus... How to tackle a long distance trek - and enjoy it; meet India's two adventure twins; the best foodie breaks for your tummy; First 24 hours in Sri Lanka's capital – Colombo; Undertaking a 'micro-pilgrimage' as Britain attempts to resurrect a classic in Kent; Check out the best ways to visit Italy's explosive Mt Etna; best tent alternative, and lots, lots more...

July/August 2017 issue • On sale from 29 June

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Wanderlust Photo of the Year 2016

If you've got an amazing photo that you've taken somewhere on your travels, enter it into the 2016 Wanderlust Photo of the Year competition and you could win a photo commission to Thailand or £3,000 cash.

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What will you win?

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Each category winner in the Amateur entries will win a photo commission to Thailand. The winner of the Portfolio category will win £3,000!

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Meet the sponsors

Introducing this year's sponsors...

Meet the sponsors of this year's Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition, with prizes being donated by Tourism Thailand and Nikon

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Previous winners

See last year's amateur winners

We had an outstanding number of entries last year for the Wanderlust Photo of the Year - check out the amateur winners here

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7 ethical elephant experiences in Thailand

It’s common knowledge that elephants in Thailand are often abused and tortured for human gain. These responsible elephant experiences swerve well away from these practices, offering a natural way to get up-close to these incredible creatures

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7 dos and don’ts of Thai cultural etiquette

Thai culture contains a myriad of customs – both acceptable behaviours and faux pas. Take a step in the right direction with these seven know-before-you-go tips

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6 things NOT to do in Thailand

There are good green practices and poor green practices when you’re a traveller, and each country comes with their own set of eco-rules. Here’s what you shouldn’t do as a visitor in Thailand

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Experience the simple life on a new eco-trek into remote Chiang Mai

Wanderlust’s Online Editor Graeme Green enjoys the simple life, hiking with local people between remote forest villages in Thailand’s far north, as part of a new ecotourism trip

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Fancy an alternative beach break in Thailand?

Millions of people flock to Thailand's beaches every year, but this puts a strain on its beautiful coast. Organisations across the country are working to preserve its pristine white sands – here's how you can get involved too

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