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Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …Beaches
The Exxon oil spill of 1989 made the town of Valdez infamous, luring people to clean up one of world’s largest environmental disasters with the prospect of economic gain.
<b>By Candice Gaukel Andrews</b><p>What makes a <i>tourist</i> different from a <i>traveler?</i> When recently pondering that question, I found <i>Merriam-Webster's</i> to be of little help. My old standby dictionary defines a <i>tourist</i> as "one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture" and a <i>traveler</i> as "one that goes on a trip or …
In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …Travel
Featured<p>FeaturedWonderings: what can you do about overtourism?Overtourism is a huge problem for destinations like Venice – but travellers can make a positive difference by carefully considering when and where they go.…<p>Behind the scenesFREE mini-guides: London, Warsaw, Charleston and Norway's …Travel
There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …Trains
America is a special country. It’s so special that people want to come here from all over the world, and they are able to because we have always been …