In this issue of Wanderlust magazine

South-East Asia: Your Ultimate Guide

Want to head east but not sure where to start? Our expert trip planner shows you the best way to spend your time - from one week to 21 days - taking in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Burma (Myanmar) and The Philippines

Alaska Highway

Join us as we drive from Canada's remote Yukon to the USA's most northerly state of Alaska on the little-known Alaska Highway - a relic of the Second World War - taking in elk, bears, big landscapes, ghost towns and a short, unexpected showing of the northern lights...

Swim with Humpbacks

Jump into the water along Australia's West Coast where a new experience in Exmouth allows you to swim with humpback whales – only one of four places on the planet that does
PLUS: 8 other wet and wild swimming experiences around the world

Swedish Lapland summer?

Think Arctic Circle and most of us instinctively wait for the winter, but head to Sweden's Kiruna to walk the Kungsleden (King's Trail) to enjoy some of the best walking out there. It's the Arctic, but not as you know it...

Reader Travel Awards: The Results

We reveal the full results of our annual awards as scored by the most intrepid bunch of travellers we know - you!

Solo travel special

Thinking of taking the plunge and travelling alone? We serve up some inspiration to help you take the next step, plus top tips, trips and hard-won advice

Plus... Cerys Matthews talks legends; Survive a multi-generational trip, Take photographs under water, First 24 hours in Japan's Geisha capital of Kyoto; Discovering mountains and so much more in Wales' Snowdonia National Park; Discovering Maori culture in New Zealand; Walking trousers tested, and lots, lots more...

April 2017 issue • On sale 16 March

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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.

See the winners for 2016 here

What will you win?

You're heading to Thailand...

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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