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First time Los Angeles: discover the best of the City of Angels

People think they know Los Angeles, even, sometimes especially, if they’ve never been: a land of starstruck dreamers, Tinseltown magic, traffic-numbed freeways, silicone-inflated bimbos and jacked-up himbos.<p>But dig deeper and your first trip will be a lot more surprising – and rewarding. America’s …

Take a Peek Inside Yellowstone's Abandoned Mansion

It's hard to not to drive past The Smith Mansion on the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, just outside Yellowstone National Park, and wonder what the hell it is. It looks like the work of a madman -- each story of the 75 foot structure is precariously stacked, held up by what seem like impossibly …

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Why a Trip to New York is a Rite of Passage

Travel<p>The Big Apple simply begs to be explored.<p>New York is one of those places, like Disney World, that is a child’s travel rite of passage.<p>For a first trip, stick with Manhattan, the classic microcosm of the world. There’s no major influence, theme, subject, attraction, or trend that in some way …

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Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …