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KIRUNA, SWEDEN For the indigenous Sámi people of northern Scandinavia, the aurora borealis were thought to be the energy

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Think of it as the very first step anytime you travel: Get on the phone with your credit card company to see what bargains it can offer you up front.

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The near-deserted beaches of the Isles of Scilly are a happy hunting ground for shell collectors big and small © James Kay James Kay, Editor at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to the Isles of Scilly, England. Tell us more… I spent a week hopping from island to island in this one-of-a-kind archipelago, which lies off the tip of Cornwall in the southwest of England. I’ve visited the main one – St Mary’s – once before, so the focus of this trip was the other four inhabited islands...

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Categories: behind the scenes, community

Claire and husband Tom on Tunnels Beach, Kauaʻi © Claire Richardson Claire Richardson, Picture Editor at Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, recently returned from her honeymoon to Hawaii, USA. Tell us more… For our honeymoon, my new husband and I were lucky enough to spend two adventure-packed weeks exploring three of Hawaii’s stunning islands. We sipped Mai Tais on Waikiki beach, swooped over towering cliffs along the Na Pali Coast in a doors-off helicopter and spent a night in a treehouse...

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The Kallur Lighthouse perched on the peaks of the Faroe Islands © Federica Violin / Shutterstock From fake food in Japan to hairy hiking trips in the Faroe Islands, August’s adventures are an eclectic mix. Discover a fresh perspective as we head off the beaten track to explore the lesser-known destinations of Kyrgyzstan and Northeast India and duck out of the bright lights to see a different side to Las Vegas. Las Vegas: beyond the strip – Hilary Gudgel Away from the neon lights, slot machines...

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Categories: pathfinders

There’s nothing like a road trip – exploring the world on four wheels, windows down, wind in your hair and an epic playlist cranked up to full volume… Because we’re all about practising what we preach, last month a group of intrepid Lonely Planet staffers hit the road, travelling the length of the UK in a Tesla Model S to experience a road trip like no other, inspired by our latest release: Epic Drives of the World.  Here’s how we got on. [View the story “Lonely Planet’s epic road trip” on...

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Categories: behind the scenes, community

Kathryn exploring the botanical gardens at Hobart © Kathryn Rowan Kathryn Rowan, Product Editor at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to Tasmania, Australia. Tell us more… I spent 12 days driving around Tasmania, exploring a part of my country that I’d never been to before. During that time we managed to see a large amount of the state, including Cradle Mountain, Stanley, Launceston, Hobart, Port Arthur, Saint Helens and Richmond. In a nutshell… Tassie has everything – mountains,...

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Categories: behind the scenes, community



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

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)

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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...

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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, 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...

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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

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