One of the most hotly anticipated events of the Wanderlust year is the annual Reader Travel Awards (p131). We know that you’re the most discerning travellers around, so your opinion really does count. This year’s results were – as ever – a mix of old favourites but also contained some surprises, too. You awarded a brand new ‘Top Country’ for instance, while I must admit I’d never have predicted Russia entering your top ten.
Given your intrepid spirit, we visit some distant parts this issue. Mark Stratton reports back from Pitcairn (p104) and we seek out the world’s other remote islands (p116). Plus, Phoebe Smith walks Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail, a route that only receives 300 visitors a year (p82).
Talking of adventurous souls, bravo to the readers who made it to our exclusive Canada event in London at the end of February, braving snow and ice. Look out for more reader events over the year, hopefully at a time when you won’t require crampons to reach the reception! Happy reading,