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Interesting Photo of the Day: Spring Castle – Hirosaki, Japan

Today’s featured photograph gives us a blossoming spring day in Japan, as the country’s iconic cherry trees explode into full bloom surrounding …

History of the Philippine Flag - Presidential Museum and Library

The History of the Philippine Flag<p><b>Revolutionary beginnings</b><p>On May 28, 1898, days after the return of General Emilio Aguinaldo from exile in Hong Kong, …

What is a social entrepreneur ?

<b>What is a Social Entrepreneur?</b><p>Social entrepreneurs drive social innovation and transformation in various fields including education, health, …

On the Red Couch with Lonely Planet Founder Tony Wheeler

Inside Flipboard / May 24, 2013<p><i>After completing his MBA from the London School of Business in 1972, Tony Wheeler and his wife Maureen decided to take</i> …

Reader Q&A: What to do with three days in Delhi

BBC Travel reader Andy Graf is off to Delhi on a short work trip and wants to know the must-sees and dos in the area. Our Facebook fans passed on their top tips.<p>Last week, we asked our travel community for their advice on exploring the Indian capital. Facebook advice poured in for BBC Travel reader …

India

Adventure Photography Tips: Skip “Magic Hour” and Wait for the Storm (1 of 3)

Anyone who has picked up a camera has heard of the “magic hour.” It’s that perfect, golden light that appears an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset that landscape photographers, in particular, fall over themselves to use to capture iconic scenes across the globe. Think Yosemite, Delicate …

More Than 2,000,000 Cigarette Butts Found in Our Seas and Waterways - Vagabondish

Not only do the volunteers behind the International Coastal Cleanup pick up litter and debris that is polluting coastlines and waterways, they also …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Travel

Packing Tips for Healthy Road Trips

This was the first wellness-focused road trip I’d ever taken, so I wasn’t sure what to expect or how the experience would differ from past trips — especially from my first Curious Traveler road adventure.<p>My packing reflected this. The day before I was scheduled to take off, I was whipping clothing, …

Tips For Photographing Flowers

With the advent of digital cameras and the huge amount of features, close-up photography has become the domain for everyone. The simple macro feature …

Landscape Photography

Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made

Over a century of photographic history on one poster.<p>Time travel back to 1950 with a Best Buy circular and you basically blow minds with every page. Flatscreen TVs? Crazy. Computers? Crazy. Smartphones? Double crazy. And then you get to the cameras, and the fedora-wearing fellow with the I Like Ike …

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 …

9 Rules Westerners Should Remember When Visiting Japan

In many ways -- to Western eyes anyway -- Japan is as baffling as Bill Murray's facial expressions made it seem in Sofia Coppola's brilliant 2003 Oscar-winner "Lost in Translation." The sea of black suits streaming down Tokyo's sidewalks. The young female barkers dressed like schoolgirls outside …

The Great Compositions of Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt

Has someone ever asked you why you like an image? Beneath the surface of great picture, there is a geometric design in hiding. During World War II, …

How to Avoid Red Eye in Photography

Today’s photo tip is about spooky, creepy looking eyes. We all know about the red eye effect ruining our photos, but have you ever seen the green or …

Fish

20 of the most coveted craft beer releases in America

HE WAS COMING for me. “Want the last pour of Isabelle Proximus?”<p>It may seem odd that a person I’d officially met only hours ago was offering me a …

Beer

How to earn and save as a freelancer

MANILA -- Being able to work at your own pace and be your own boss may be more attractive to a lot of people than toiling for a slave driver. But …

Personal Finance

How to Improve Your Cityscape Photographs

A dramatic cityscape is one of the powerful images we have in photography. It can convey a sense of wonder, power and beauty, often all three …

From fried chicken ass to stinky tofu: A food guide to Taipei City

Taiwan’s government is working hard to promote the culinary reputation of the island. Agencies like the Taiwan External Trade Development Council put …

Asia Travel

Must-Try Street Foods in Indonesia for Budget Dining

01 of 13<p>A Menu of Cheap, Delicious Eats to Try on Indonesia's City Streets<p>With Indonesia's long history as a land of spices, it seems only natural …

Spices

Japan Travel Tips: First-Time Travelers to Japan

Japan travel tips are often centered around one theme: how to save money. While you get what you pay for, Japan is an expensive destination when …

Japan

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …