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Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

Enjoy a Summer Cool Down with the Top 10 Hottest Hotel Pools

With temps brick-oven high and humidity levels swamp-like in many parts of the country, there's nothing like a refreshing dip in the pool. Hotel search engine Room 77 has compiled a list of The Hottest Hotel Pools that are more than just watering holes -- they're the ultimate places to chill and …

Swimming Pools

Thrillist Travel Believes You're Man Enough for Its New City Guides

Thrillist Media Group has been telling young, urban males what to eat, drink and buy since it launched as a daily newsletter in 2005. Now it wants to …

Tattoo tourism: where ink and travel meet

Art and travel go hand-in-hand. Local galleries can capture the history and creative culture of a destination, but if you're looking for a gallery with a difference next time you hit the road, why not check out the local tattoo culture instead? Lonely Planet staffer and tattoo aficionado Jess gets …

Travel

TECH NOW: Best new gadgets for women

Take a look at this gear thoughtfully designed with women in mind, from fashionable earbuds to handy charging devices and totes.<p>When it comes to great gadgets for gals, tech companies have been slow to realize they can't just make the same old gadgets and slap some pink paint on them.<p>According to …

16 Pools With a View

Dipping into a serene swimming pool overlooking a wonderful view can mark a moment of true arrival for the harried traveler. For those of us unlucky enough to be chained to a computer at the moment (and this includes myself), here is a delightfully escapist collection of 16 pools with a</i> …

Swimming Pools

Google Wants to Take the Agony Out of Flight Search, Just Like Hipmunk

Google introduced new features in its flight-search product, and one of them is a less-visual imitation of Hipmunk’s Agony index.<p>Hipmunk’s optional …

"Island Life" From Bali to Quebec

Most people hear the phrase "island life" and think of beach lounging, umbrella-drink sipping, and ocean dipping. That's certainly the case on many tropical islands, but not all islands share the same atmosphere. Some islands feature volcanoes, frozen lakes, or apple orchards. It seems there is one …

Uruguay votes to create world's first national legal marijuana market

Proposals likely to become law, leading to innovative policies at odds with the 'war on drugs' philosophy<p>Uruguay's unprecedented plan to create a legal marijuana market has taken its critical first step in the lower house of Congress.<p>All 50 members of the ruling Broad Front coalition approved the …

Kaua'i Adventures For Your Heart & Soul

Have you ever visited Kaua'i? Chances are, if you did you saw terrific beaches, not to mention great hotels, world-class golfing, sweet local restaurants, and (if you got really lucky), the elusive "green flash" which supposedly appears on the famous north shore of the island just as the sun dips …

Hawaii

Our favourite images of the week

From Great Britain’s royal residences to an ancient pilgrimage in Japan, travel the world with these photos from the past seven days.

United Kingdom

10 Great Vacations for Nature Lovers

Looking for a close encounter of the <i>herd</i> kind? These 10 destinations in the Americas deliver easy access to some of nature’s coolest wild …

5 Reasons to Visit Park City, UT this Summer

Everyone knows Park City as a world-class ski destination, but in the summer the city comes alive with festivals and is a mecca for outdoor …

The 10 Coolest Hotel Pools In Las Vegas

The growing number of dayclubs—featuring celebrity DJs, celebrity revelers, and over-the-top cabanas—cater to those who don't want to wait for the sun to go down to get the party started. But there are plenty of choices for those seeking sun-drenched serenity, and some great family options, …

Las Vegas

The Beauty of Barcelona (PHOTOS)

Here is something that is probably true: If you go to Barcelona, you're gonna party. The club scene is incredible and massive and it feels like the party never ends. Thus, siestas are a <i>necessity</i>.<p>But <i>don't</i> party and siesta your entire experience away. Barcelona is defined by its absolute …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

Waterfall adventures on the Big Island of Hawai'i

On Hawai'i Island (aka the Big Island), the beaches aren’t the only spectacular spots for water views. Throughout the island, cascading waterfalls leap off cliffs and tumble down canyon walls. All you have to do is pack the car with sunscreen, water, towels and an island-style lunch to go <i>holoholo</i> …

Hiking

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device, a well-developed area of technology that …

National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com

A diver explores a cenote near the Maya ruins of Tulum.<p>At the Xcaret theme park south of Cancún a mythic Maya lord of death mingles with tourists before a spectacular re-creation of ancient pilgrimages. The annual event—complete with canoe voyage—honors Ixchel, the goddess of fertility. Such ties …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Top 10

Approved Ways to “Hang Out”

There’s something so relaxing about letting your feet dangle. While this type of perching is usually reserved for the pool or the pier and a cool glass of lemonade (or limoncello!), you can bring it back home with these 20 hanging chairs. Floating thrones combine the gentle sway of a hammock or …

Decorations

Samsung bringing its curved OLED TV to the US at selected retailers this week

Samsung and LG both introduced curved OLED TVs back at CES earlier this year, and it looks like Samsung's will be available in the US very soon — albeit in limited quantities. As reported earlier by <i>CNET</i>, a high-end TV and electronics dealer in Scarsdale, NY called Value Electronics says that it'll …

Training Style to Know: The 7-4-7 Method

A great physique can be yours without spending hours in the gym. Want proof? The 7-4-7 method harnesses all the power you can muster by structuring …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Best Kept Wild: Roaming New Zealand

THE CHOPPER CAME flat over a dense forest of tree ferns, black beech, and red-flowered rata trees. It sailed over New Zealand’s Fiordland cliffs and fell to the whitecaps of the Southern Ocean. The cliffs were threaded with waterfalls, like in <i>Avatar.</i> Nick Wallis, a 33-year-old pilot for Alpine …

New Zealand

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 …

Western Australia

Wuaki.tv streaming service launches UK beta, offers many ways to pay

Okay, we're pronouncing it "ooh-acki", because that sounds slightly more classy than "wacky", but you can call this new Rakuten-owned streaming service whatever you like. You can also choose how to pay for it, because the pricing system gives you the option of a monthly subscription for access to a …

14 Gorgeous Structures In The Running For The 'Building Of The Year' Award

This year's festival will be held from October 2nd - 4th in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands, a building which was itself once a WAF Award winner.<p>More than 300 projects from 50 countries made the official 2013 shortlist, and the architects responsible will each have a chance to make their case to …

Architecture