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The Cheapest Countries to Study Abroad

You may want to reconsider spending a semester in Geneva.<p>Studying abroad is a great way for students to step outside their comfort zones and …

The Wildlife In Chernobyl Might Be Radioactive–But It Seems To Be Thriving

In large part, that’s because humans are gone: because of the dangers of the fallout, people were evacuated from an area larger than 600 square …

This Man's Starbucks Order Came With a Diabetes Joke

One Starbucks (sbux) customer got more than a caffeine boost from his morning cup of coffee.<p>When the Florida patron received his order, he noticed a …

This guy used a frequent-flyer trick to take a $10,000 first-class flight for just $130 — here's what it was like

This time, Huang cashed in 67,500 American Airlines miles for a one-way ticket from Chicago to Hong Kong. The first-class ticket on Hong Kong's iconic airline, Cathay Pacific, normally goes for $10,000, but Huang paid just $130 — including a $75 late booking fee. And he took plenty of pictures.<p>The …

Adding Up the Costs of Expedia Vs. Priceline Vs. TripAdvisor

Expedia wasn’t content to finish the year with the trophies of former rivals Orbitz and Travelocity.<p>After the market closed today the increasingly …

Mountain goats have incredible cliff-climbing skills — here's how they do it

They hang out on mountaintops for most of the year, shedding their shaggy winter coat when they lower their elevation for the spring and summer.<p>How do mountain goats climb so well? What are their secrets?<p>Here are some facts about the nimble-footed mammal.

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Russia raids Ukrainian library in Moscow, arrests head

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Armed, masked police raided a Moscow library specializing in Ukrainian literature, arresting its director before dawn on Thursday and carting off books that the authorities called illegal anti-Russian propaganda.<p>Books by Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko are displayed at the …

We enjoyed the snaps from our first #lpInstaTakeover with #lonelyplanet photographer @footloosefotography so much, we wanted to do another. Andrew recently got back from a trip to the #GalapagosIslands. We'll be sharing a select few of his pics this week-end. Here's the first one: "I'm not a bird photographer by any means but I couldn't help try to capture some of the personality and behaviour of the wonderful bird life of the Galapagos Islands. This nesting Red Footed Booby calmly watched as I zoomed in to focus and highlight the gorgeous blue color around its eyes." - Andrew #travel

This week's incredible #lpfanphoto is of Lac de Salafne captured by @georgetheexplorer during his trip to #Switzerland. Hands up who wouldn't mind waking up to this gorgeous view every morning? 🌄🙋 -- Tag your favourite #travel shots with #lpfanphoto and each week we'll pick one to regram to our friends and followers. Happy travels!

Confused About The War In Syria? Here Are Your Western Media-Sponsored Conflict Diagrams

We’d like to think we do an admirable job of helping to shed light not only on who’s fighting who and why in Syria, but also of helping those …

Turkey threatens to SHOOT DOWN Putin's planes as it drags West closer to war with Russia

GETTYTurkey could drag Britain into war with Putin's Russia<p>The deadly threat comes just a day after the NATO member, which holds the Western …

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#LonelyPlanet writer, @raubontheroad, is currently on the road in #Brazil where he snapped this stunning shot of the ocean peeking through a gap in the sand dunes of #CanoaQuebrada. The coast southeast of Fortaleza has many fine beaches, a lot of them backed by dunes, but is increasingly developed and built up. It's not until you reach the environs of Canoa Quebrada, 140km from the city, that the coast starts to regain its natural majesty. Once a tiny village cut off from the world by its huge, pink sand dunes and beloved of early hippie travelers, Canoa Quebrada today has shifted towards a more family-oriented beach spot, and it's a favorite destination of daily van tours from Fortaleza. But the craggy, eroding sand cliffs and the large dune expanses still lend Canoa that elemental, otherworldly feel for which it's famous. With numerous good pousadas and restaurants, and varied outdoor activities easily available, it's an enjoyable spot to relax for a few days. #travel

"This image somewhat sums up the Galapagos experience with @lindbladexpeditions for me. The sea lion popping its head up from a warm foaming Pacific ocean with red Sally Lightfoot crabs just visible along the volcanic rocky shore at the bottom of the frame." - Andrew Peacock (@footloosefotography) This is the second post of this week-end's #lpInstaTakeover with Andrew, taken at