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11 Must Visit Places in Indonesia

Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia, fourth largest country in the world and with over 17,000 islands, the largest archipelago in the …

Lonely Planet Magazine November 2016 issue – Get your digital copy

Make the most of the season with our LAST-MINUTE WINTER GETAWAYS Special! With the holiday season upon us, we’ve lined up some super fun, …

New Zealand's 7 Most Breathtaking Hikes

There are two telling signs that New Zealand's landscape is next-level beautiful — its claim to fame as the filmset for <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> movie …

New Zealand

The Results Are In: Here Are 2017's Top Travel Experiences

The top travel experiences for 2017 were recently revealed, and admittedly, some were a little on the basic side. That said, they're popular for good …

Costa Rica

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

How to climb Kilimanjaro without the crowds

The world’s tallest freestanding mountain is on many people’s bucket list, but the relative ease of the climb means most routes are overcrowded. Our writer finds a less trodden trail<p>• <b>Have you climbed Kilimanjaro? Tell us about your experience in the comments below</b><p>Many trekkers arrive at Mount …

Mountaineering

Sri Lanka's best new hotels, hostels and cottages

A tea plantation bungalow, surfer hostel, cottage near the beach and off-grid lodge are among our picks of great new places to stay in Sri Lanka<p>For families, <b>Thalpe Bungalows</b>, south-east of Galle, are an affordable alternative to renting a villa. Each of the three one-bedroom cottages also has a …

Sri Lanka

Top 10 Iceland Experiences | Discover the World

<b>It wasn't easy picking just 10 amazing things to do in Iceland. With more than its fair share of natural wonders, the Land of Ice and Fire is</b> …

European Travel

Buenos Aires: what to see, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

With its modern art museums, hidden basement bars, and fast-evolving food scene, Argentina’s capital is the most sophisticated city in Latin America<p>One of Latin America’s most energetic metropolises, Buenos Aires today is a city for good times, and late nights. Just bear in mind that 1am is an …

Highlights of Jordan: readers’ travel tips

World heritage sites Petra and Wadi Rum are obviously on the list, but our readers have also enjoyed the cafes of Amman, dramatic nature reserves and hiking to waterfalls – along with lashings of hummus<p>Book a night in one of the beautifully renovated rooms at Dana Hotel, with their whitewashed …

Ultimate Japan

Day 1<p>Fly from London overnight.<p>Day 2<p>After checking in at Park Hotel, head to Harajuku, the street fashion mecca. Soak up the rainbow-bright crowds of teenagers strolling down Takeshita Dori. Roam through a forested path to Meiji Jingu shrine before wandering past the fashion flagships of tree-lined …

Top 10: the best Amalfi Coast hotels

The fabulous coastline between Positano and Ravello, with its switchback road that hugs the cliff and curls around the deep bays that protect the towns and villages along the way remains as glamourous, compelling and historic as any summertime destination in Europe, with breathtaking views, …

Everything you need to know about visiting Antarctica

It’s hard to escape the rat race these days. There are queues to reach the summit of Everest, direct flights to remote Pacific islands and luxurious hotels in the rainforest. We’ve tamed and colonised most of the world, but one vast stretch of the planet remains beyond our grasp: Antarctica. This …

Seven bucket list holidays your family should take in 2017

Whatever the age of your child, there is a world of opportunity in 2017 to challenge your family to try something new.<p>Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of seeing the Northern Lights in Scandinavia; maybe you seek a spell of island escapism in the Indian Ocean; or it may be that you wish to bring your …