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How to Fall in Love With the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>It’s a sultry summer night in Paris.</b> You’ve had a dinner of <i>biftek-frites</i> and Burgundy with friends in the Quartier Latin and while they’ve opted for the Métro, you impetuously decide to wander on foot instead to the apartment you’ve rented for the month. You amble through …

The 2015 Holiday Guide: how to plan your new year getaway

Photograph: Alamy<p>Beach at the village of Koufonisi, Cyclades, Greece.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/23/1419347361418/d06d06d7-d494-460f-9454-ea4c3b1c7417-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Beach at the village of Koufonisi, Cyclades, …

Lonely Planet's best in the US 2015

With 50 states, 14 territories, and countless, ever-changing destinations for curious travelers, choosing where to go on vacation in the US can be a challenge. Luckily, we love a good travel challenge.<p>Washington, DC and Rocky Mountain National Park were recommended in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Insider’s Guide to RV Road Tripping

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Recreational vehicles sit somewhere between hotels and tents.<p>The upside: RV life is autonomous—your quarters travel with you—and allows for spontaneous stops. But then again, RVs need loads of gas and can be tricky to park. In any case, they represent a truly unique mode of …

An Innocent Abroad: The Place I'll Never Forget

More often than not, travel imprints itself on the mind, creating long-lasting, treasured memories of exotic landscapes, forged friendships and unfamiliar cultures. But as Tim Cahill explains, sometimes all you are left with is a feeling <i>–</i> one that moves you beyond comprehension and has the …

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Travel<p>Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The …

19 secret beaches in Asia

Deserted snow-white sands, rich in wildlife and known to only a handful of locals... We challenge you to find a beach in Asia that's better than …

Expert guide to New Zealand

New Zealand’s varied micro-climates are dictated by its maritime environment and multitudinous mountain ranges, so it pays to expect ‘four seasons in one day’ anywhere, anytime. The warmest spell is December through March, when domestic holidaymakers are out in force. Book accommodation well in …

Bangkok shopping: making the most of Chatuchak Weekend Market

Spanning an incredible 35 acres of shopping, with more than 8000 stalls tucked into dozens of tiny narrow sois (lanes) that pull some 200,000 shoppers, browsers and buskers, Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the world’s largest.<p>Whether you’re looking for a customised motorcycle helmet, a …

Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

The Mariana Trench cuts a 1,500-mile incision in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam. That's where an international team of scientists has just spent over a month sending probes down to the deepest place on Earth.<p>The scientists were stunned by the amount of life they found …