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Take to the skies: the world's greatest airborne adventures

To mark Lonely Planet’s sponsorship of the iconic 1917 Curtiss JN-4 ‘Flying Jenny’ Biplane’s commemorative air tour this summer we’re exploring aviation's history and continued impact on travel. Here are 10 ways to soar into the ether in some of the world's most inspiring locations, adapted from …

Paragliding

21 Reasons You Should Visit Buenos Aires

With its wide, European-style boulevards, incredible food, raucous nightlife, Buenos Aires is a city unlike any other.<p>And while Argentina once again finds itself in economic limbo, its capital remains a vibrant place to visit. The current exchange rate makes it relatively inexpensive for foreign …

Argentina

Here's The Cheapest Time To Stay In 25 Major Cities

Hotel prices can fluctuate tremendously: Do you wait until the last minute to snatch up a discounted room or do you book months in advance to get the biggest discount?<p>Agoda, a travel booking site, created a n infographic that shows the best times to book a hotel room, based on hotel booking data …

Travel

Ten Places to Go Before They Disappear

It is a sad reality that some of the world's most beautiful sights are at risk of disappearing. Some of the world's natural wonders are under threat from development, mass tourism and environmental change, making it crucial to travel to these places before it's too late. Whether it's ancient …

South America

Best Tours in Asia 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia: Caucasus Culture Club</b><p>This specialist in travel to post-Soviet states has plumbed the rich culture of the Caucasus to deliver an itinerary with uncommon access, from a recital by Armenia’s Luys Quintet to a private tour …

Asia Travel

World's Most Beautiful Bike Trails

<i>(Photo: Thinkstock/Digital Vision)</i><p>Cycling vacations aren't just for top-tier athletes. Many of the world's most beautiful bike trails take in the countryside on gentle paths that favor scenery over strenuous pedaling. For this list of beautiful bike trails around the world, we selected routes that …

New England

Are you a Traveler or a Tourist?

If you dream of setting foot on distant shores, of strolling beneath foreign stars or if you can't wait to pack a bag and leave behind the familiar and the comfortable, then you, kindred soul, are a traveler.<p>There are bits of me all over the world; nail clippings in Taiwan, hair in Oman and skin …

Travel

25 Gorgeous Pools Everyone Should Swim In Once

The only thing that's more relaxing than lounging poolside or soaking in the water on a sunny day is doing it at one of these incredible destinations.<p>From luxurious infinity pools with unbeatable views to natural pools teeming with marine life, these pools around the world deserve to be on …

Fort Lauderdale

Taiwan: a secret foodie wonderland

Right now, in-the-know foodies from across Asia are descending on an island in the East China Sea to gobble steaming plates of dumplings and nibble stinking sticks of tofu.<p>Taiwan’s food scene is exploding and now is the time to go - Taiwanese chefs are winning awards, the country heaves with night …

Food & Dining

Lagoa Do Fogo Is The Hike You Must Add To Your Bucket List

São Miguel Island has no shortage of gorgeous natural scenery. But Lagoa do Fogo might take the cake for the most stunning spot around.<p>Lagoa do Fogo (aka "Lake of Fire") is a crater lake at the center of São Miguel Island in Azores, Portugal. It sits within the Agua de Pau stratovolcano.<p>While São …

Let This Aerial Island Video Seduce You Into Buying A Plane Ticket, Right. Now.

Ever heard of Palawan Island? If your answer is no, that's OK. In less than three minutes, the seductive aerial video below will show you everything you need to convince you to plan a trip there A.S.A.P.<p>As the largest island in the Palawan Province of the Philippines, Palawan Island is enchanting, …

11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights<p>Follow Joy Pecknold on Twitter: …

Luxury Lifestyle

Top 10 I Heart Quebec City: Food and Drink

Find out where to get the best tasty treats in Quebec City.<p>Tell someone who has been to Quebec City that you’re planning a trip there and, if they love you, they’ll begin to share all of the reasons you should eat from dawn until dusk. With foodie routes celebrating everything from cheese to wine …

Top 10

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Asia Travel

Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

Scuba Diving

Exploring southern Sumatra

When a destination is as big and sprawling as Sumatra – the planet’s sixth largest island – there’s a wealth of exotic and challenging experiences for intrepid travellers. And while the orangutans of Bukit Lawang and the chilled lakeside vibe of Danau Toba draw a regular flow of visitors to …

Asia Travel

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Scuba Diving

Where to follow the global ale trail

You don’t have to travel far to realise that pale lagers are the beer of choice for the majority of the world. In fact, beers like Foster’s, Carling, Coors and Budweiser account for over 90% of all beer consumed worldwide, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t alternatives out there.<p>The UK and Belgium …

Beer

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 …

Seattle

Island-hopping down Central America’s Caribbean coast

You don't always need suitcases full of cash to enjoy the Caribbean Sea – cradled in its western corner lie a number of idyllic island groups that are surprisingly easy on the pocket. Here's our guide to navigating this captivating region sure to bring out the adventurer in you.<p><b>San Blas Islands,</b> …

Central America

Affordable Greece

Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …

Hit the Top

What It's Like To Eat At The Ledbury, The Best Restaurant In London

Located in the private, fashionable neighborhood of Notting Hill, The Ledbury serves modern French fare inspired by Australian-born chef Brett Graham's culinary background.<p>The two-star Michelin restaurant sources its ingredients from a vast network of small-scale suppliers, in order to serve the …

Ice Cream

Eat like a local in the Algarve

Alongside sun-drenched beaches and historical villages, the Algarve region of Portugal is packed with choices for anyone with a passion for simple, lovingly prepared local food. The Algarve's busy hotels and resorts offer an abundance of dining options, and the destination is dotted with …

European Travel

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Vietnam

Secret swims: the cenotes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches around Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods.<p>At these hidden locations, you …

Mexico
Travel

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

Asia Travel