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Five reasons to visit northern France in 2014

France’s refreshing Nord-Pas-de-Calais has been overlooked by travellers for too long. The region has embraced the jokes about chilly weather and yokel locals while quietly transforming into a world-class destination with a daring arts scene, clutch of historic sights and irresistibly rugged charm. …

Denver Broncos fans stunned by Super Bowl beating

A few disconsolate Denver Broncos fans popped orange and blue balloons decorating the patio of a downtown restaurant as they left Sunday's Super Bowl party early. But Cliff Cho and his friends were among the many who lingered to the end.<p>"I stayed because I am a fan, we are Coloradoans and we love …

Prestigious producer criticizes the Academy for snubbing Christian film

Gerald Molen, a producer who has worked with Steven Spielberg, has accused the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences of “faith-based bigotry” because of their controversial decision to rescind an Oscar nomination to “Alone Yet Not Alone,” an overtly faith-based film.<p>In a letter, which was …

Netanyahu dismisses Kerry warning about boycott threat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed warnings by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel could be targeted by a growing boycott campaign if peace talks with the Palestinians fail.<p>Netanyahu tried to reassure Israelis, saying any boycott attempts are immoral, unjust and "will …

TRANSCRIPT: Bill O'Reilly interviews President Obama

BILL O'REILLY, HOST: Mr. President, thank you for doing this.<p>BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Great to be with you.<p>O'REILLY: Really appreciate it.<p>I want to get some things on the record.<p>So let's begin with health care.<p>OBAMA: Yes?<p>O'REILLY: October 1st it rolls out.<p>OBAMA: Right.<p>O'REILLY: …

How Goldman Sachs Helped Tear Denmark's Government Apart

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt scraped together votes Thursday to partially privatize the country’s state-owned energy company, but the …

How Russia Is Fighting to Regain Control of Ukraine

The Russian blockade began at midnight on Jan. 29. At factories and warehouses across neighboring Ukraine, truckers had picked up their regular haul …

Ancient Utah Rock Vandals Face Criminal Charges

Two former Boy Scout leaders are facing criminal charges after filming themselves toppling over a prehistoric rock formation in Utah.<p>Glenn Taylor, …

San Francisco's 1 Percent: Tech Wealth's Displacement Effect

The numbers don’t lie. The median monthly rent in San Francisco has jumped 27% since 2011 — from $2726 to $3475. No-fault evictions have doubled from …

The Simple Truth About Good Composition

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is meant by good composition and how do I achieve it?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Tip No. 1: Don’t constantly put subjects in the middle of the frame. Whether it is the horizon in a landscape or a person in a portrait, dead center is rarely the best place to put them in a picture because it …

Landscape Photography

How to Make Light Work for You

<b>Reader Question:</b> What’s the best time of day to take pictures?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Most photographers love early morning and late afternoon. There are many good reasons for this.<p>Typically, the light is coming from a lower angle. That makes the scene have more depth and 3-dimensionality. At these times the …

Travel Photography

Do Your Pictures Tell a Story?

<b>Reader Question:</b> How do I tell a story with photographs?<p><b>My Answer:</b> A photo editor’s nightmare is when someone shows him a picture and then starts to explain what’s in it. In the worst cases, the photographer starts to talk about important things that aren’t even in the shot.<p>In the simplest of …

Photography

National Geographic Travel

How to Capture the Moment

<b>Reader Question:</b> <b>I’ve heard photographers talk about capturing the moment. What does that mean?</b><p><b>My Answer:</b> Almost every good shot captures a unique moment in time.<p>Sometimes the moment happens right away, and sometimes you have to wait a while. It can be as simple as a woman glancing up or as complex …

Photography

Why Shoot in Raw Format?

<b>Reader Question:</b><p>Do most National Geographic photographers shoot in raw format? Why?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Yes, National Geographic photographers shoot exclusively in raw image format.<p>Shooting in raw format allows for more flexibility in making the pictures look their best in post-processing, particularly when …

Photography

How to Master White Balance

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was calibrated to be used in …

Photography

Are Filters the Answer?

<b>Reader Question:</b> Are lens filters still necessary for digital photography? Are there filters that National Geographic photographers use to make their pictures look better?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Most National Geographic photographers don’t use filters to define the look of their pictures. In fact, it used to be …

Landscape Photography

2014: The Year of the Mirrorless Camera

At the dawn of digital photography, professional cameras maintained the look and bulk of the 35mm film cameras that photographers had been using for a generation.<p>But, because digital sensors were expensive to make, these cameras were equipped with a sensor that was approximately a third smaller …

Cameras

#Stockholm, Sweden's capital, is a mirage of saffron- and terracotta-coloured buildings shimmering between blue water and bluer skies all summer, or covered with snow and dotted with lights in winter. The old town, #GamlaStan, is a concoction of storybook buildings, imposing palaces and razor-thin cobblestone streets. The modern city centre is vibrant and famous for producing sleek designs, edgy fashion and world-class nightclubs. And it’s all surrounded by pristine forests and the 24,000 or so rocky islands that make up the archipelago (skärgÃ¥rd)! #Sweden was named one of our Top 10 Countries for this year's Best in Travel series. Are you heading to Sweden this year? If you've travelled to Stockholm, what were your highlights? [Image by LP photographer @felixrioux.] #LonelyPlanet #travel

O'ahu's top surf spots

Haleiwa<p>An unruly, wild, wintertime break that picks up pretty much any north or west swell. A split-peak with a better right, it breaks from two feet to 12 and can either be a lot of fun or one of the scariest places you'll ever surf. The current out of the Haleiwa Harbor's relentless, so make sure …

New York City for first-timers

<i>Baffled by the Big Apple, or hoping to glimpse the stranger side of NYC? Check out Lonely Planet's essential guide for first-timers, or for a peek at New York's oddities, our friends at BBC Travel have all the secrets.</i><p>No question stumps a New Yorker more than the most common one from a first-time …

Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …

Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Lonely Planet’s travel nightmares – Lonely Planet blog

Even the most careful travellers occasionally find themselves getting lost, failing hard at local etiquette, or otherwise blundering and puking around a new destination. And while we’re seasoned explorers, Lonely Planet’s writers and staff have experienced their fair share of travel</i> …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …