Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Upfront - Lyn Hughes Editor-in-chief/co-founder

At this time of year, many of us dream of be­ing out on the wa­ter, and it’s been ex­cit­ing in re­cent times to see the ex­plo­sion in cruis­ing op­tions. No, I’m not talk­ing about those huge, float­ing gin palaces, but rather ex­pe­di­tion cruises, river cruises, is­land hop­ping and sail­ing ad­ven­tures. Nar­row­ing down some of our favourites (p116) was supremely dif­fi­cult but we hope it will in­spire you.

Else­where in the mag, we look at the world’s best day walks (p24), go cy­cling through beau­ti­ful Tai­wan (p94) and find a hereto­fore undis­cov­ered and al­to­gether wilder side to Rio de Janeiro (p66).

I’ve just got back from St He­lena (p48), hav­ing ful­filled a long-held de­sire to visit this fas­ci­nat­ing is­land. I wasn’t dis­ap­pointed, but what re­ally helped make it a spe­cial trip were the su­perb guides who gave me in­sights and mem­o­ries I wouldn’t have oth­er­wise had. So, a big thank you to Aaron, An­thony, Basil, Derek and Kevin, and I hope we see at least one of you nom­i­nated in next year’s World Guide Awards. For this year’s short­list of con­tenders, see page 60.

Happy trav­els,

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