Jonathan Turner

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Geography in the News: The Growth of Megacities

Changing Planet<p>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p>Geography in the NewsTM<br>–>Geography in the NewsTM<br>–><b>Megacities’ Expansive Growth</b><p>For the first time in human history, more of the world’s 6.8 billion people live in cities than in rural areas. That is an incredible …

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

<b>Location: Texas<br>Established: September 30, 1972<br>Size: 86,416 acres</b><p>In West Texas, only about 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad Caverns, lies a gem of a park that few people outside the state have ever heard of, let alone visited. Guadalupe Mountains National Park contains the southernmost, highest part …

Big Bend Hosts the Most Bird Species of Any National Park

This remote Texas park is home to a remarkable diversity of life.<p><b>Location: Texas<br>Established: June 12, 1944<br>Size: 801,163 acres</b><p>Chihuahuan Desert vegetation—bunchgrasses, creosote bushes, cactuses, lechuguillas, yuccas, sotols, and more—covers most of the terrain. But the Rio Grande and its lush …

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

Ahead of Pro Challenge, Boswell talks about expectations and settling into Europe

A year older, a year wiser, and a whole lot stronger.<p>That’s how Ian Boswell sums up his rookie season in Europe with the British Sky team.<p>“Both on …

North America’s top amusement parks

Nowhere can you find more daredevil thrills and family-friendly fun for all ages than in the USA and Canada, where world-record-breaking roller coasters and waterslides meet pleasant throwbacks to the earliest days of theme parks. Get your adrenaline pumping and your trunks wet at our 10 favorite …

A Lotus in the Desert: China's Xiangshawan Resort

In the Xiangshawan Desert, a remote stretch of dunes in Inner Mongolia, about 350 miles west of Beijing, an architectural lotus recently blossomed: the Desert Lotus Hotel. The hotel is part of a new resort built amid a vast sea of sand dunes, increasingly popular with Chinese tourists. The resort …

Parametric Architecture Rattles The Italian Alps

With the Paramount Alma Residence, PLASMA Studio places a contemporary and well considered wake-up call in a sleepy town of quaint chalets.<p>Tucked away in the northernmost part of Italy’s South Tyrol province is the picturesque town of Sesto. The thousand-year-old hamlet sits at the base of the …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

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America's best craft breweries

It wasn't long ago when the American beer market was dominated by a handful of acrid, factory-produced brews that bore only a passing resemblance to what those in other climes called 'beer'. Thankfully, those days of choking down foul-tasting swill are long gone, with an explosion of microbreweries …

Patatas bravas

An easy one-pan supper<p>Ingredients<p>175g piece chorizo, sliced<br>• 350g sliced new potatoes<br>• ½ tsp cumin seed, 1 seeded<br>• sliced fresh red chilli<br>• 1 chopped garlic …

Mexican potatoes

Spicy fried potatoes with soured cream for dipping, great as part of a Tex-Mex meal<p>Ingredients<p>800g potato, cut into cubes<br>• 1 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 onion, …

Sausage & prawn jambalaya

A spicy rice one-pot, inspired by Cajun and Creole cuisine with sweet, smoky paprika<p>Ingredients<p>6 good-quality pork sausages (we used pork & …

Elizabeth’s Dallas

Preparing for a move to Spain prompted <b>Elizabeth Locke</b> to reflect on all the things she’s going to miss about her life in Dallas, Texas. But after spending five years in corporate America, she’s more than prepared for a change. As she waxes nostalgic for her hometown stomping grounds, here are her …

Dad’s beef, mushroom & mustard pies

Individual steak pies with a mustard and cheddar cheese suet pastry, thick gravy and tender meat<p>Ingredients<p>1 tbsp vegetable oil<br>• 1 onion, chopped<br>• 300g …

Sort-of Scotch broth

An alternative take on the Highland soup with stewed lamb, cabbage and pearl barley<p>Ingredients<p>1 tbsp vegetable oil, plus a bit extra<br>• 1kg lamb neck …

Chicken casserole with herby dumplings

Bypass the suet and make lighter dumplings for this family-friendly one-pot stew<p>Ingredients<p>12 skinless chicken pieces - a mixture of thighs and …

Chicken mole with coriander rice

If you're a fan of chilli con carne, you'll love this dark, sweet and spicy South American stew with ancho, ground nuts and chocolate<p>Ingredients<p>2 …

Patatas bravas with chorizo

Bring a Spanish flavour to the table with this intense, smoky starter. Just add crusty bread to serve<p>Ingredients<p>1 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 onion, chopped<br>• 2 …

Red lentil & chorizo soup

Sweet smoked paprika and cumin flavour this rustic blend topped with spicy Spanish sausage<p>Ingredients<p>1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling<br>• 200g …

Fish pie with potato crust

Flavour salmon, cod and smoked haddock with fennel, anise and vermouth, and top with crispy nutmeg mash<p>Ingredients<p>For the potato crust<p>1kg Maris Piper …

Chicken stew recipe

Make double portions of this traditional casserole with parsnip, carrot and leek so you can freeze a batch<p>Ingredients<p>1 tbsp sunflower oil<br>• 1 onion, …

Rigatoni with spiced prawns, tomatoes & chorizo

Subtle, sweet tomatoes work brilliantly with the intense flavour of prawns and chorizo<p>Ingredients<p>4 tbsp olive oil<br>• 2 shallots, diced<br>• 120g uncooked …

Tuna & sweetcorn slice

This easy budget supper uses ready-rolled pastry to make an open pie - experiment with your own toppings<p>Ingredients<p>320g pack ready-rolled puff …