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The Best Lemonade You've Ever Had

A deeply ingrained love of lemonade starts in childhood. Something about scrawling “Lemonade” on a poster board, throwing together a makeshift stand, and pestering each passing car to buy a cup of hand-squeezed lemonade carves out a special place in our hearts for this beverage. There’s nothing …

Louisa Shafia's Watermelon, Mint, and Cider Vinegar Tonic

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The most refreshing drink for your sunny picnics and barbecues doesn't have alcohol or sugar -- just vinegar, of course.</i><p>"You <i>have</i> to get the crispy pig face and …

How to eat a boiled crab

Choose your newspaper carefully. Then take a boiled crab and turn it over. Admire how its legs are not so different to those of the human (in the …

Welcome to the jungle: planning your Amazon adventure

The Amazon basin is a marvel of the world and the imagination, an ecosystem of unrivalled size and diversity, and a place of near mythical status among travellers. The Amazon River has more water than the next eight largest rivers combined, and is twice the area of India, and the basin spans eight …

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 …

How to tell if your holiday is green or just greenwash

You want to book an ecofriendly holiday, but so many travel brochures literally gloss over those thorny issues of environmental impact and 'giving something back'… Lots of hotels bill themselves as 'eco' when in practice the only green thing about them is the sign out the front.<p>So how do you tell …

On the road in America: travelling in the US without a car

Travelling in the US without your own wheels doesn’t have to be a form of purgatory. Beat writer, Jack Kerouac, unwitting inventor of the modern American road trip, never owned a car or a driver’s license. Aside from the odd brief (and presumably illegal) turn behind the wheel of someone else’s …

Green travel: how to find an eco-friendly tour operator

With no universal guidelines on what qualifies as ‘eco’, it can be difficult to know if a tour operator, hotel or lodge truly fits the sustainability bill. <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> has picked out some of the handiest hints to help you figure out which companies are as good as their word. Here are the …

Antarctica: planning the trip of a lifetime

A trip to majestic, remote Antarctica is truly the journey of a lifetime. Calving icebergs, breaching whales, deep-diving seals and cavorting penguins are just a few of the marvellous sights visitors can expect to encounter. Historic explorers' huts emphasise the adventure that it is to survive on …

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Planning your dream Himalayan trip

For mountain lovers and the vertically inclined the Himalayas represent nothing less than the crowning apex of nature's grandeur. Here dramatic forested gorges rise to skylines of snow-capped glaciated peaks through a landscape that ranges from high-altitude desert to dripping rhododendron forest. …

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 …

Myanmar's water world: exploring Inle Lake

In the unique watery world of Inle Lake, Intha fisherman row canoes with one leg, gardens float, and wooden homes perch above the water on rickety stilts. Take some time to explore one of Myanmar's most iconic destinations with an early-morning cruise, a cycle through the countryside, or sojourns …

Getting personal with penguins

Penguins are the number one attraction for many visitors to Antarctica. You're pretty much guaranteed to see them up close (as long as you go on a ship that is allowed to make shore landings.)<p>Keep in mind:<p>To get personal with penguins, you've got to be smart. First of all, keep in mind that visitor …

How to plan a trek along the Abraham Path

A new series of walking trails through the Middle East is opening up trekking opportunities in a region more often seen solely as a historical destination. The Abraham Path traces the journey of the Prophet Abraham (revered as the father of monotheism by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike) from his …

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

The 11 best street foods worth blowing your diet over

You’re on holiday abroad exploring a local market. Suddenly an enticing aroma encircles you and makes you turn your head to find the source. There’s a long queue of hungry people looking jealously at people walking away munching on something delicious-looking. What are they eating? Maybe you should …

Five road trips from airports worldwide

London, Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Sydney: all great cities. But let's say you've just landed and want to get away from their urban sprawl as quickly as possible; get out into the surrounding region where you can explore towns and natural treasures at your own pace without hassles of traffic, …

The scenic route: Ireland's most picturesque drives

The Emerald Isle is renowned for its spellbinding scenery. And while state-of-the-art main roads and motorways now link its cities and towns, there are some spectacular alternatives. Turn off the main thoroughfares to discover Ireland’s most scenic stretches of asphalt with these five picturesque …

Coves, cliffs and lighthouses of Canada's epic east coast

From harbor villages where the scent of fresh chowder wafts through the air to lighthouse-studded coastlines, this winding journey takes you through the best of Canada's east coast.<p>The world's second-largest country has a massive Atlantic coastline, and the best way to tackle its awesomeness is by …

Journeying through Jordan by car

Jordan is probably not the first country to spring to mind if you’re thinking about taking a road trip, but there’s a multitude of reasons why this Middle Eastern gem is worth exploring by car. The country has all the key ingredients: dramatic landscapes, decent roads and off-the-beaten-track …

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Picking a 35mm Lens for your Leica M Camera

Leica cam that shot Times Square kiss sells for $150k

Any camera from the 1930s would probably get photophiles excited. But make it the cam that snapped the famed shot of the couple kissing in Times Square on V-J Day and you've got an OMG find.<p>That shooter, a 1937 35mm Leica Illa, sold at a Vienna auction over the weekend for 114,000 euros, or about …

Long term review: the Leica M9-P

First things first: this isn’t going to be a technical review, because there are sites that do it much better than I can; it’s going to be subjective …

Simone Zeffiro looks at the history of Leica Cameras and discovers what makes it such a well loved brand.

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• LinkedIn<p>During the past few weeks I’ve been spending a lot of my time trying to understand what the true feelings of photographers who …

How to Process Your RAW File for Maximum Tonal Range

It's easy to overlook just how powerful the RAW processing engine can be. It's also pretty easy just throw an image into Photoshop and deal with it …

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Using Colour Boldly

In my previous article I explored some of the ways that you can use two contrasting colours, orange and blue, that appear in nature to create …

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Achillea - Growing Yarrow in the Perennial Garden

All About Growing Yarrow<p><i>Achillea,</i> or yarrow, is one of the most commonly grown garden flowers. Yarrow is a hardy, North American native plant. The …

You might be an herbie if...

Back in spring '11, Marnie Plunkett suggested on our email list that it might be fun to try to answer this question. It was! And we turned it into an …