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14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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I Heart My City: Laurie’s Austin

Native Austinite <b>Laurie Felker Jones</b> has traveled through or lived in a multitude of countries on five continents. Now she and her husband are chalking up travel miles on their boat, <i>Mother Jones,</i> as they sail around the Caribbean. In the wake of this year’s SXSW Festival, check out Laurie’s guide to …

I Heart My City: Elaura’s Portland (Oregon)

National Geographic intern <b>Elaura Rifkin</b> spent the first 22 years of her life in Portland, Oregon until the itch to go to graduate school finally forced her east. She is currently based out of Washington, D.C., but still proclaims her love of “the Pacific Northwest’s greatest gem” loudly and proudly …

Adventure 101: Hiking an American Treasure

“The Appalachian Trail is both intimate and majestic,” says hiker and author <b>Jennifer Pharr Davis</b>, who has through-hiked the megatrail three times and holds the speed record (46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes).<p>Completed in 1937 and stretching 2,180 mountainous miles from Georgia to Maine, the</b> …

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

I Heart My City: Clayton’s Albuquerque

Albuquerque native <b>Clayton Abbey</b> has lived all around the U.S. (including a nine-year stint in NYC) and in southern Mexico. But this husband and father who describes himself as an avid traveler knows where his loyalties lie: “New Mexico is my true love.” Check out a few of his favorite things about …

32 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmer's markets, and football.<p>There are also tons of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival.<p>Autumn officially starts this Sunday on the 22nd, so get ready for the new season …

Best of the west: Utah's most extraordinary parks

Utah’s national parks and state parks harbour some of the most extraordinary landforms on Earth, and embody the spirit of the American frontier. Explore with <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s Rory Goulding. Images by Philip Lee Harvey.<p>Antelope Island State Park<p>Roughly 11 islands are scattered …

7 National Parks You Can Drive To From Las Vegas, Nevada

01 of 08<p>All Within a Day's Drive of the Strip<p>If you're staying in Las Vegas but looking to explore some of the Southwestern United States' national …

Oregon: Rumbling, tumbling waterfalls refresh a scorched SoCal soul

In pictures: Street art of Sao Paulo

More and more housing estates, tube stations and even cemeteries are being covered with colourful spray paint.

Visiting Sedona, Arizona for the First Time

<b>Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona</b><b><br>Fun Things to do your First Time Visiting Sedona, Arizona</b><p>We have asked our family, friends,staff and guests what were …