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Lauren checking out the view from the Burj Khalifa © Lauren Keith Lauren Keith, Destination Editor for the Middle East and North Africa, recently returned from a trip to Dubai. In a nutshell… My visit to Dubai coincided with Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which started at the end of May. It’s a fascinating time to experience how the pace of life changes in the Middle East, even in expat-heavy places like Dubai. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, and the searing daytime...

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Categories: behind the scenes, community

Do you know the origins of pastis? What about puli? Can you name any nearly landlocked countries? Put your global know-how to the test with our latest tricky travel quiz. Don’t forget to share your scores on Twitter or Facebook! Take the quiz Just warming up? Check out last month’s travel quiz. Find quizzes just like this, plus plenty of travel inspiration and planning tips in Lonely Planet Traveller’s UK edition – or take a peek behind the ‘zines at the latest issue!

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Categories: quizzes & competitions

Choosing this month’s round-up of photographs from our Pathfinders community was no easy task. From the colourful architecture in Singapore and castles in Japan to the striking landscapes of Sri Lanka, Namibia and the Maldives, the inspiration just keeps on coming. Hadahaa, Maldives A post shared by Family Travel Evie & Emmie (@mumpacktravel) on May 22, 2017 at 9:10pm PDT ‘The Maldives is everything you’ve dreamed of – blinding white sand and water with more tones than a Pantone...

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Categories: pathfinders

Laura ziplining into a cenote © Laura Brown Laura Brown, Senior Manager of Advertising Products for Lonely Planet, recently returned from Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Tell us more… Three people in my group of friends share the same birthday week in February, so there is an annual celebration that gets bigger in scope every year. This year, the destination that lured us in was Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We chose Playa del Carmen because of its rich Maya history, variety of adventure activity...

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Categories: behind the scenes, community

View to Ragusa Ibla, Val di Noto © Westend61 / Getty Images Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. This month’s feature is from Armando and Mel of Westfalia Digital Nomads blog. Shot on the island of Sicily, their two minute video showcases the beautiful sights, sweeping coastline views and charming local traditions the city of Ragusa enjoys. Visit Ragusa, Sicily – Westfalia Digital Nomads and ConsumelessMed ‘Ragusa was classified as a...

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Categories: pathfinders

Editor’s note: STOMPING GROUNDS is an ongoing interview series where artists, musicians, authors, and directors give us an intimate look at the coolest cities and regions on earth. Illustration by Chantel Delulio Nicknamed the "Green Hell,” the Amazonian rainforest in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil has long been a place of mystique thanks to British explorer Percy Fawcett, who disappeared there in 1925 in search of the ancient lost city he simply named, “Z.” In his 2005 article for The...

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As today’s top interior designers look to the past for vintage inspiration, stay a step ahead and save some cash by sourcing your next home improvement from an antique dealer. In America’s 10 best antiquing towns, you’ll find yourself shopping along Main Street USA. These antique stores all feature one-of-a-kind, unique finds that are sure to add a flourish to your home and are primed for a bargain. Be prepared with an empty trunk and bungee cords, as these items likely won’t be around...

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Looking to get away with your extra-special somebody—and, preferably, nobody else? These 7 romantic private island resorts deliver sun, surf, sand, and seclusion, at off-the-path oases that you'll have (practically) all to yourselves. It's like being marooned on a desert island but with all of the amenities of a luxury resort, along with a doting staff. Each of these ultimate get-away-from-it-all island retreats are private paradises tailored for two—just be prepared to pay for the privilege...

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Very few of us, while lounging in a resort destination, spend any time wondering just how it all got there, or how a place goes from under-the-radar to tourist destination sensation. Even fewer of us imagine an executive from Norwegian Cruise Line hightailing it back to his boat, pursued by a pack of feral dogs on an uninhabited island off of the southern coast of Belize. But when you’re trying to build a vacation destination from scratch, that’s sometimes what it takes. To understand why any...

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Larry the Lobster under construction in 2016 It has been a controversial issue in South Australian tourism for some time now, but finally, a move has been made. At last, Larry the Lobster has had his plastic surgery. This 55-foot tall lobster statue, a southeast South Australian tourist attraction that is considered a must-see on Australia’s “big list,” has been in need of a refurbishment for some time, and last year he was surrounded by some controversy when the crowdfunding campaign to...

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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.

Source Feed: Venere Travel Blog
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

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

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Categories: uncategorized

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: 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

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...

Source Feed: Gadling
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, 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: 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...

Source Feed: Gadling
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

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