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Niki in her studio near Jindabyne, Australia © Niki Fisher Illustrator Niki Fisher is no stranger to illustrating Lonely Planet titles – The Cruise Handbook is the 5th one she's illustrated. We caught up with her to find out how she designed the vibrant cover page and how this ties in with previous illustrations for the same series. Tell us about the brief The brief was to create a cover that depicted the range of activities available on cruises as well as the broad age groups that cruises...

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Peace ribbons at the Demilitarised Zone in South Korea © Chris Zeiher As always, our travel-obsessed staff have been off exploring new destinations around the globe. This month they share some of their recent adventures from hitting the hiking trails in New England to finding the perfect pastéis de nata in Portugal. Exploring the DMZ in South Korea Clutching a piping-hot coffee I attempted to warm myself on a cold winter’s morning in Seoul, South Korea, as I located a small tour bus...

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The April edition of Lonely Planet Magazine (UK) is out now! © Lonely Planet The latest edition of Lonely Planet Magazine (UK) has hit the news stand! This April marks the mag’s 10 year anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion a special guest editor has been handed the reins – renowned adventurer Bear Grylls. Alongside stories about Bear’s life in travel, features in this month’s issue include tales of reclusive artists in Alaska, a lowdown on Madrid’s newest attractions and a round-up of...

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Get a unique perspective of Koh Lipe from our incredible Instagramers © Golf Photographer / Shutterstock As always our motley crew of ever more adventurous Pathfinders have been off exploring the far corners of the globe. This month we dig into the cool and quirky – whether it’s getting a fresh and unusual perspective of well-travelled destinations like London or discovering a lesser-visited (and slightly bizarre) towns and regions like Užupis in Lithuania. Best of the blogs Užupis: A...

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Wonderings: rambles through and reflections on travel... this month, James Kay ponders what travellers can learn from the father of evolutionary theory © Joe Davis / Lonely Planet Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm’s marble sculpture of Charles Darwin sits at the head of the Hintze Hall, the ornate central chamber of the Natural History Museum, London. With legs crossed, overcoat laid across knees and hands resting in lap, the great naturalist is the lord of all he surveys. His seat on the half-landing...

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Italy's Cinque Terre coastline has an almost mythic status among travelers -- who hasn't seen photographs of the pastel-colored houses built into rugged cliffs, surrounded by bright blue sea, and fallen instantly in love?

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With the world working on a 24/7 clock, the excuse to switch off for those hours spent traveling on a plane for business has gone. In fact, it's become the best time to catch up.

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For travelers fascinated by super metropolises, there's no better place to visit than China.

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Elbowing your way through crowded stores on Black Friday is...

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Categories: holidays, hotels, shopping






Paris is known as the City of Love, and its beauty and sense of romance have made it a popular setting for films since cinema began. Watch these 3 films before your first Paris visit and you'll not only recognise the most famous sights, but also the more obscure ones reflecting the full range of what Paris has to offer.

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Categories: general travel, film, film tours, paris, short break paris

By day the coastal town of Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca is known as a hotspot for sun worshipping tourists attracted to one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Continent because of mild year-round temperatures and a laid back beach lifestyle. But by night, the Alicante resort really comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene to keep even the most hardcore revellers happy. And it’s not all like the ITV sitcom, Benidorm, there’s much more to this place than just sea, sangria and...

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Categories: tips and ideas, cabaret, clubs, food, hotel benidorm, nightlife, pubs, tapas

Features for this blog can now be found on the new In Transit webpage and on the Travel home page.

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The Buenos Aires International Book Fair in Argentina will include more than 500 exhibitors.

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Categories: uncategorized, book fairs, books and literature, buenos aires (argentina), travel and vacations

A weekly capsule of travel news curated by our writers and editors.

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Categories: uncategorized, airlines and airplanes, china, economic conditions and trends, hong kong, self-service, shenzhen (china)

The popularity of recent television series and movies like “Downton Abbey” and “Paddington” has inspired Anglophile-focused travel.

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Categories: uncategorized, asheville (nc), downton abbey (tv program), england, north carolina, paddington (movie), travel and vacations

During National Card and Letter Writing Month, the Hotel Hugo in New York City is encouraging guests to send notes to folks back home (cards are free).

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Categories: uncategorized, hotels and travel lodgings, postal service (us), soho (manhattan, ny), travel and vacations

Royal Caribbean Cruises is letting another of its older vessels go. The Splendour of the Seas, which was built in 1996, will leave the cruise line in 2016 after completing all of its scheduled itineraries. The 1,830-guest vessel, which currently sails South American cruises out of Santos, Brazil, will be sold to TUI Cruises to be leased to Thomson Cruises, a British cruise operator that is active in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

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You love cruising, but your mate does not even want to test the waters? Tempt him with a themed cruise on a subject he's especially interested in. These themed sailings add value to a cruise as they typically feature speakers, special activities and entertainment. Here are a few theme cruises to consider.

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Turner Classic Movies has announced the dates for its fifth annual cruise, which will once again be on Disney Cruise Lines.

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On the heels of Disney World's price hike, Universal Orlando has now raised the cost of its tickets.

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BBC Travel reader Sarah Morrison wants to spend the winter holidays in Europe. In the lead up to the festive season, our Facebook fans share their destination ideas.

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Irreverent responses from the Cranky Flier, a self-proclaimed airline dork whose blog is designed to be your personal air travel assistant.

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BBC Travel reader Carrie Miller is studying in Austria next year and wants to know about affordable ski weekend possibilities. Our Facebook followers provided suggestions.

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11/15/2013
Every Friday, we help you navigate the week’s most important and interesting travel news stories.

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From 18 to 24 November, travellers balking at the city’s high accommodation costs can pay their way with anything from a saxophone lesson to fresh pastries.

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Filed under: Panama, Airports, News, Central America Newsy Travel tip: If you're trying to smuggle cash into Panama, start using the train. Three Honduran men were arrested at Panama City's international airport after police found $7.2 million, mostly in $100 bills, in secret compartments in eight pieces of luggage. According to this video from Newsy (Newsy? Really? Really.), officials in Panama believe the money was connected to a drug cartel. Thirty-two officers and airport security...

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Categories: luggage, newsy, panama city, smuggling

Filed under: Asia, Japan, Airlines, News Getty Images Japan Airlines grounded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft today "after detecting smoke or gases that may have come from faults with the main battery," according to the BBC. Last year, all 787s were grounded for three months, CBS reports, after a "fire in a lithium ion battery aboard a Japan Airlines 787 parked at Boston's Logan International Airport. That was followed nine days later by another battery incident that forced an emergency...

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Categories: bbc, boeing, boeing 787, boeing 787 dreamliner, cbs, ithium ion battery, japan airlines, los angeles times, narita international airport

Filed under: Business, Talking Travel The Skift team -- now the Gadling team, too -- in Iceland this May. It's been quiet here for a while, but that's about to change. I'm happy to announce that Gadling is becoming part of the Skift family. You may have read about us in this Gadling interview when we launched nearly two years ago. Since then, Skift has become the largest travel industry news and information site in the world. Over the short two years of our existence, our brand has become...

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Filed under: Arts and Culture, North America, United States Facebook/Craving for Travel Joanne and Gary, rival travel agents compete for their industry's top honor, the Globel Prize, while trying to address their clients' impossible demands in an Off-Broadway comedy that debuts this week, "Craving for Travel." The 85-minute, two-actor, 30-character comedy was commissioned and produced by Jim Strong, president of the Dallas-based Strong Travel Services travel agency. "Travel agents are...

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Categories: andy sandberg, craving for travel, dallas morning news, greg edwards, jim strong, michele ragusa, new york, new york city, off-broadway, peter j. sharp theater, theater, theatre, thom sesma, travel agents

Filed under: Business, Europe, North America, Denmark, Iceland, Belize, United States Aol On Winter break just wrapped up--so it's time to think about what to do when the kids are out of school this summer. Here, the "Wall Street Journal" and Lonely Planet share their top five family travel destinations for 2014. Can't get to these places this year? Don't worry, most of them are likely to still be around in 2015.Continue reading Top 5 Family Travel Destinations for 2014 (and Possibly...

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Categories: 2014 destinations family, belize, belize family vacation, denmark, denmark family vacation, family travel, family vacation destinations, grandparents, hawaii, hawaii family vacation, iceland, marketwatch, new york, new york city, the wall street journal, united states, wsjlive

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