In this issue of Wanderlust magazine

Travel Icons the backdoor

From the Great Wall of China to the Grand Canyon - we show you how to skip the queues and leave the flag-waving tour guides in your dust. Includes: Machu Picchu, Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Uluru, Masai Mara, The Amazon, Petra, Bagan and more...

Orcas in Canada

Join us as we paddle with the orcas (aka killer whales) in British Columbia's famous Johnstone Strait PLUS: 7 alternative destinations to get close to these majestic marine mammals.


Swap Thailand's tourist-packed beaches for Trat Province, where green tourism is helping villages to preserve a way of life under threat, proving ethical travel is good for travellers and locals.

Road Trip: German-style

Think 'road trip' and the USA springs to mind, but the first ever long-distance car journey happened in Germany. Inspired, we hit the road to discover castles, eccentric kings and a little touch of magic...


Journey to French Polynesia's Marquesas Islands by boat to discover a real paradise rich in local culture, history and dramatic landscapes.

18 travel books that changed the world

Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Dervla Murphy, Kate Humble - we find out the books that inspired our travel heros to have adventures.

Plus... How you could help solve travel's hidden waste problem, Ed Stafford keeps his clothes on; Best cycling trips, First 24 hours in gateway to the fjords - Bergan, Norway; Discovering medieval grandeur in Prague; Eating and drinking your way around Spain's San Sebastian; Luggage - tested, and lots, lots more...

May 2016 issue • On sale from 21 April

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Wanderlust Photo of the Year 2016

Winners announced!

The winners of the Wanderlust Photo of the Year 2015/16 competition were revealed in a ceremony at London's Destinations Show on Friday 5 February 2016. The standard of entries was impeccable – and now you can see the top shots for yourself. 

Click here to see the winning Icon, People, Landscape and Wildlife photos – believe it or not, they're all taken by amateur photographers.

Click here to see the winning Portfolio entry – a series of five themed images, taken by a professional photographer.

Have you been inspired? Next year's Photo of the Year competition opens this summer... Watch this space for details!

What did they win?

They're heading to Australia...

This year's amateur category winners won fantastic photo commissions to Western Australia. The winner of the Portfolio category won £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 Western Australia 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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