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QueensWay High Line-Style Park Gets Even Closer to Reality with $1 Million in Funding

Plans to redevelop an abandoned rail line in Kew Gardens, Queens into the QueensWay, an elevated park similar to Manhattan’s High Line, are chugging …

Long Island Rail Road

Utah’s astonishing wild side

From a salt lake island roamed by buffalo to a majestic canyon named Zion, the state’s national and state parks harbour some of the most extraordinary landforms on Earth.<p>Utah’s national parks and state parks harbour some of the most extraordinary landforms on Earth, and embody the spirit of the …

National Parks
Travel

Gascony: France's New Foodie Destination

Not since the Three Musketeers unsheathed their swords centuries ago has Gascony seen this much excitement. To savor le dernier cri in French …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Travel Photography

Make or break: travelling as a couple

Travelling as a couple can present unique challenges (and advantages) on top of the exhilaration and standard stress that accompanies long-term travel. Will it make or break the relationship? What happens when one person wants to go to the Full Moon Party and the other wants to jungle trek?<p>Like …

Asia Travel

The ultimate guide to shopping in Hong Kong

Everyone knows Hong Kong as a place of neon-lit retail pilgrimage – all international brands worth their logo have outlets here, and they are supplemented by the city’s own retail trailblazers. That said, Hong Kong's reputation as a bargain hunter’s paradise is pretty much a thing of the past.<p>So …

Hong Kong

On your bike: the ultimate travel toolkit for cyclists

We love bikes: there’s a certain sense of freedom to be had from jumping onto a saddle and moving by the sheer strength of your own two feet. There’s also a certain romance in settling into the rhythm of pedalling, the drive train propelling you along the road ahead. Aside from the bike, there's a …

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Cycling is the new golf: Business travel industry, are you listening?

Traditionally, business associates would get to know each other over a round of golf. But road cycling is fast catching up as the preferred way of …

Top 10 sustainable travel experiences

Ditch modern civilisation and go wild! (Just be responsible about it.) In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, we've got the top 10 feel-good sustainable travel experiences.<p>1. National parks volunteer, USA<p>Fall asleep to a chorus of wolf calls and count bears as your …

New Zealand

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Travel

(by Jordan Ek)

Finding Solitude Adventures

7 Trip Ideas For Those Seeking Solitude on a Grand Scale<p>Let the masses line up for Old Faithful and Half Dome. These bold adventures take you to big places with the breathing room to match.<p>Ride the Rim: Canyonlands National Park, Utah<p>The White Rim, Canyonlands. (Kevin Lange)<p>The White Rim Trail is a …

National Parks

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …

Sri Lanka