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12 fantasy film locations that really exist - in New Zealand

Pete’s Dragon, Disney’s latest live-action film, is set in America’s Pacific north-west. But the film – like so many before it – was shot in New Zealand. Lower costs and spectacular scenery have lured countless filmmakers, and this country’s magical landscape especially enlivens fantasy …

Escaping to northeast Uruguay for low-key life and pristine nature

<b>Vacation in the raw</b><p><i>Uruguay’s eclectic beach towns are perfect for adventurous travellers who love pristine nature and a low-key vibe</i><p>Playa de los Pescadores is one of the busier beaches in Punta del Diablo, fitted with surf-rental shacks and plenty of families and couples enjoying the sun. (France …

National Parks

23 best street food cities | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Sidewalk vendors, push carts, holes in a wall -- even in cities with rich reputations for fine dining, some of the best meals are on the streets.<p>Places like Hong Kong have blurred the line between haute cuisine and quick comfort food, as humble dim sum diners win Michelin stars.<p>That's still …

Ho Chi Minh City

10 Useful Travel Apps You Should Download Now

We know ... you already have too many apps on your phone. But these 10 extremely useful apps help users hack travel, taking the stress out of …

Colombia in 7 days

Vibrant and diverse, Colombia is a fascinating country in South America full of lively local cultures and rich history. It is a nation displaying a …

Traveling to Japan on a budget – the best FREE places to visit in the country

Vacationing can be an expensive endeavor, so save a bit of yen by visiting these fantastic free locations!<p>Everyone who visits Japan has a huge bucket …

Japan

How to Quit Your Job and Travel for Two Years

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>Years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I sat across from my wife Gayl in a taco stand and told her that I thought we should sell our house, quit our jobs and sail to Tahiti. "Terry, we don't know how to sail," she said.<p>She had a point, but I was much more worried about the …

Travel Man: 48 Hours in Seville review – Richard Ayoade reigns in Spain

Richard Ayoade crams a lot into a mini-break. For <b>Travel Man: 48 Hours in Seville</b> (Channel 4), he’s with Rob Delaney, the comedian and actor. They check in to their hotel, go on a running tour (that’s a good idea, isn’t it?) then stuff a lot of churros – deep fried dough sticks dipped in chocolate – …

British Humour

The World's Best Airport Is Getting Ready to Double in Size

In ancient times all roads led to Rome but in 2016 most roads — or flight paths — in Asia and beyond lead to Singapore’s Changi Airport, a Southeast …

A quick travel guide to San Francisco neighborhoods

SAN FRANCISCO HAS 36 official neighborhoods, and almost a 100 smaller enclaves. Within San Francisco’s compact 47 square miles, every neighborhood is …

San Francisco

Pick Your Poison in Sedona

Despite most articles that show Sedona being all about major exposure and crazy technical lines, there's actually quite a bit of variety in the area …

Why Is It Called Easter Island? Interesting Facts About a Mysterious Island

Source : Iain Morrison<p>Discovered on Easter Day 1722, Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world and one of the most interesting. In addition to figuring out how to get to there, here are some crazy travel facts about Easter Island that might just inspire you …

10 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Cuba

Since the United States began allowing more access to the somewhat surreptitious island nation so close to our borders, a growing fascination has surrounded the possibility of Cuban getaways for the average traveler. Bear in mind there are many factors to ponder before heading to the beautiful …

Alternative Ways to See the Best of Costa Rica

PHOTO BY ERIC MOHL<p>The magnificent Quetzal bird, a native of Costa Rica.<p>Many of the most famous spots in the world’s first and most aggressively …

Central America

Singapore, 5 Ways

<i>Courtesy of Shutterstock</i><p>During my time working for the Singapore Tourism Board, I learned that Singapore is most infamous among U.S. travelers for banning chewing gum. However, I also quickly learned there is a lot that makes this tiny country a worthy addition to your next Southeast Asia adventure.<p>…

Secrets Of The Ring Road: Iceland’s Epic Road Trip

Driving Iceland’s Ring RoadRing Road, IcelandThere’s nothing like a good road trip. Especially when driving past active volcanoes, blue icebergs, …

European Travel

Next Up, Australia: My Final Continent, A Childhood Dream

By Audrey Scott<i>We fly to Australia next week, my seventh and final continent. It’s also a country that first entered my consciousness when I was six</i> …

Australia

Top Trips for the Adventure Traveler

If your dream trip revolves more around an epic experience than laying on the beach all day, then we have the list for you! Now you don’t have to be …

Adventure Travel

8 Things You Can Only Do in Edinburgh

Scotland

Lonely Planet's new app guides you through major cities

Packing your bags for an exciting new destination? You’ll want to load up Lonely Planet’s new free Guides app on your iOS or Android device before you go.<p>The all-new app bundles maps, recommendations and budget guides for several major cities around the world, and lets you download city guides for …

Apps

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Apps

6 Unforgettable Adventure Vacations to Take In 2016

Travel to these American hot spots for the thrill of a lifetime<p>The value of your vacation isn’t found on your phone’s camera roll. It’s in your brain—the memories lodged so deeply that they’re still vivid years later.<p>There’s a trick to forming them: Rev up your heart rate in a new …

Hiking

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Seattle

Hailed as one of the Best Places to Travel in 2016, this Pacific Northwest capital of cool has a blossoming culinary neighborhood, Capitol Hill, a …

10 of the best alternative city breaks in Europe

Valletta<p><b>Why go?</b> The island of Malta itself is a sight to behold but within the walled city of its capital, Valletta, built by the Knights of St John in the 16th century, there is plenty more. Malta’s oldest fort, Fort St Angelo, and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum – an incredible burial complex cut into …

European Travel

Iceland's slo-mo capital: on a tour of Djúpivogur and beyond

The paradox of the “slow movement” is that it’s positively dynamic these days. Its philosophy, which encompasses everything from slow travel to slow food and now slow television (in Norway you can watch real-time knitting), was born out of anger in the 1980s when Italian Carlo Petrini objected to …

European Travel

How to Do Spring Break Like a Grown-Up: 5 Incredible Destinations

In your very early 20s, the idea of a spring break was a gift from the ultimate party god. You danced, you drank, and you made a few bad decisions, all while wearing a swimsuit and soaking up the sun at some all-inclusive beach resort. In your 30s, this idea may now make you cringe, but that …

The Most Beautiful, Little-Known Spots in the American West

<i>By: Jay Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Zack Frank/Shutterstock</i><p>Yeah, we get it. You've ogled Yosemite's Half Dome. You've bathed in Yellowstone's Old Faithful. But just because you live-tweeted your Aspen ski vacation or your family trip to the Grand Canyon doesn't mean you've seen the American West. Because you …

Mark Twain

18 'Must-Pack' Items For The Over-60 Traveler

Forgive us if we've written about this before but this is something we think about deeply and often: how to pack for extended travel overseas.<p>Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama<p>We travel a lot in our jobs researching and reporting on overseas retirement. Last month we were on the shores of Lake …