It's the New Year and if there's anything we all love it's making resolutions to see more of the world. At the top of get lost magazine's hit list for 2015 are some of the wildest nature experiences on the planet. In issue 43, we've whittled them down and have the next 12 months covered for you. Our latest special section takes you from the African savannah to a distant ice-capped island to witness a dozen of the most spectacular animal encounters you can possibly imagine.
Just imagine spending June diving with hammerhead sharks in Central America or encountering the largest gathering of wild elephants anywhere in the world in Sri Lanka in October.
“People travel all over the world to see wild animals in their natural habitats,” says get lost publisher Justin Jamieson. “The issue, of course, is that most of the best wild sights are seasonal due to migration patterns and a number of other factors. We came up with a long wish list then narrowed it down to create a creature calendar that takes you from the USA to India. So whatever month – or months – you're thinking of travelling over the coming year, you'll know where to find jaguars, wolves or humpback whales.”
Elsewhere in the latest issue, we hike to the top of a volcano in Vanuatu, blow up a li-lo and float down the Breede River at a South African music festival, mountain bike along the wild Yukon, encounter shamans and spiders in the Peruvian Amazon, sample Muscat's nightlife and explore the Katherine River in a kayak.
We also hear from guest contributor Shaun Micallef about his dad's wacky penchant for re-creating movie scenes during family travels across the globe.
You'll find all this and more in the new issue of get lost magazine. On sale 2 January from newsagents and online from Apple Newsstand and Amazon.