25 years of Wan­der­lust

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - 25 YEARS OF WANDERLUST -

Apr 1997

The mag­a­zine runs its first Travel Photo of the Year com­pe­ti­tion, won by Paul Gal­lagher’s ‘Ti­betan Bud­dhist Monks’.

Feb 1998

The mag­a­zine’s first travel writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion is won by bar­ris­ter John Gim­lette, who goes on to be­come a cel­e­brated travel writer.

Sum­mer 1998

The mag­a­zine hires its first full-time staff: ed­i­to­rial as­sis­tant Matt Rudd and sales ex­ec­u­tive Ellen Wif­fen.

Sept 1999

Wan­der­lust launches its first Travel Awards, hosted by broad­caster Andy Ker­shaw, with New Zealand win­ning ‘Best Coun­try’ and Cuzco ‘Best City’.

Oct 2001

Wan­der­lust pub­lishes its first book, Vi­sions

of Wan­der­lust, based on five years of the Photo of the Year com­pe­ti­tion.

Feb 2002

The 50th is­sue, ‘The World’s Ul­ti­mate Top 50’, be­comes the best-sell­ing is­sue ever.

Feb 2003

The mag­a­zine is re­designed, with new con­trib­u­tors in­clud­ing colum­nist Chris Ste­wart, au­thor of best-seller Driv­ing Over Lemons.

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