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48 hours in Perth, Australia

Perth is one of the most isolated major cities on the planet. Framed by endless cobalt skies, it stands remote at the western edge of Australia's massive expanse. Northwest across the Indian Ocean, the Asian megacity of Jakarta is closer than Melbourne or Sydney to Perth's east.<p>This geographic …

Do You Have the Wanderlust Gene? – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

1<p>It’s been almost three months since my last trip, the longest time ever in the last eight years since I made traveling a way of life. When I found …

Exploring Lanzarote's Nature — Volcanoes, Blowholes and Hidden Coves – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

1<p><b>Join me as I bring you on a journey to explore Lanzarote’s nature, from its volcanoes to hidden coves.</b><p>We are walking in the <i>mar de lava</i> – sea of lava …

The world’s must-visit islands

With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.<p>Often featuring unique geography, wildlife and culture, islands can easily become a world unto themselves. But to find the most …

2014 Tours of a Lifetime

The year in Barcelona fiestas

Barcelona rarely pauses for breath. Year round the city rushes from one party to the next, from international music festivals to traditional street parties. Whether live music, fireworks, parades or alfresco dancing is your bag, its worth checking the calendar before booking your flights.<p>Dia dels …

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The Stark Difference Between North And South Korea In 10 Stunning Photos

Today, it is hard to believe that North and South Korea were ever a united land.<p>The repressive northern state and its wealthy southern neighbor look like different universes in German photographer Dieter Leistner's powerful photography project Korea-Korea. Their division in the aftermath of World …

Best Countries for Solo Travelers (PHOTOS)

There are many travelers who claim that traveling alone is the best way to see the world. You deliberately travel solo, they say, because you want to experience the world without the influence of a friend or partner's tastes, prejudices, or preferences. When you're with a companion, it's easy to …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

10 wild regions saved from certain death

Having been snatched from the very jaws of environmental disaster lends a certain added drama to these wilderness regions.<p>1. Franklin and Gordon Rivers, Australia<p>The intense battle to save Tasmania’s Franklin and Gordon Rivers from a hydroelectric dam, fought all the way to Australia’s High Court, …

Historical adventurers way more interesting than you

At the risk of starting on a bummer note, it's my sad duty to confirm that the age of groundbreaking, Earth-bound adventure is effectively over. Even virtually unknown destinations are now just a search away on Google, and they probably have an active Instagram feed. The only round-the-world …

20 unmissable extreme sports (and where to try them)

Ready to feel your pulse racing? From zorbing to volcano boarding, we’ve rounded up 20 adrenaline-packed but accessible activities to tick off your bucket list – and the most stunning destinations to try them in.<p><b>Volcano boarding</b><p><b>The gist:</b> pioneered by an Australian traveller in León, Nicaragua, …

Go wild in Montenegro: top outdoors and adrenaline activities

The nation’s tourism boffins are constantly crowing about Montenegro’s ‘wild beauty’, and quite rightly too. However, you’re not going to see much of it if you spend all of your time lazing about on crowded beaches. Luckily, there are plenty of active pursuits to get you back to nature – and then …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in May

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in May:</b><p>Each spring, everyday life comes to a full halt for an occasion you have to see to believe. During <b>Thrissur Pooram</b> (May 8-10), people dressed as local Hindu deities parade through …

Off the beaten track in Borneo

From steaming jungle to the cloud-capped summit of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s natural wonders are undeniable. But the island is no longer the deserted paradise it once was.<p>Package tours and cheap flights from Southeast Asia have placed Borneo firmly on the tourist trail, and solitude is becoming hard to …

Chile Adventure Guide: Three Adventures of a Lifetime

From kayaking among calving glaciers in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park to soaking in thermal hot springs in the Atacama Desert, a trip to Chile can provide a lifetime of adventures. Here are three of our favorites.<p>Stretching over 2,600 miles down the southwestern coast of South America, …

Perfect Paradise: Phuket

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>This December marks the tenth anniversary of the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. But <b>Phuket</b>, Thailand’s largest island, refuses to be defined by the tragedy. On a recent visit there, I discovered what makes this beach retreat so special and why, a decade after …

Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

24 hours in Mumbai

Be prepared to be jostled, hurried and incessantly chatted to as you soak in the trendy yet traditional vibe of Mumbai.<p>24 hours isn't nearly enough time to explore all the highlights of this intoxicating city, but this whistlestop tour will help you catch the flavour of Mumbai: serene mornings by …

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 …

The Best Markets Around The World

Anthropologie's buyer-at-large's favorites.<p>Anthropologie's buyer-at-large and former star of Man Shops Globe, Keith Johnson, shares his favorite world markets. This piece originally appeared on <i>HarpersBAZAAR.com</i>.

Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2014

Are you packing your bags for Europe this summer, or still just fantasizing about it? Either way, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you cast your eyes over our irresistible expert picks.<p>While our Best in Travel 2014 already touted Paris’ urban renaissance, Scotland’s many events, and Yorkshire’s …

What should I absolutely not do when visiting your country?

Local etiquette trips up even the savviest travellers – so Quora respondents weighed in with some of the worst mistakes to make abroad.<p>Common sense goes a long way when it comes to learning a country’s proper etiquette. But even the savviest, most observant travellers can make the occasional …