Catherine Conlon

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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 …

Coolest working holiday jobs

Want to get under the skin of the place and finance your onward journey at the same time? Get to work with these 10 cool jobs, taken from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences.</i><p>1. Leading tours<p>The best thing about leading tour groups is being paid to sightsee in a foreign country. Working every …

Keep your cool when you lose your bags

Ah, that sinking feeling as your fellow passengers grab their bags and hit the exits, while you stare sadly at the empty baggage carousel. Plenty of us have had our travel excitement deflated by the disappearance of our luggage. So when that conveyor belt grinds to a halt and you’re left empty …

Buyer beware: 10 common travel scams

While you’re often safer overseas than you are in your hometown, a few scams seem to pop up all over the world. Repeat the mantra: if it looks too good to be true, it must be too good to be true…<p><b>1. Fake police</b><p>Sometimes also the real police, they’ll demand to see your passport and find something …

The towns where travellers lose track of time

It was only supposed to be a couple of days; time enough to check out the temple you’d read about, pick up some bargains in the market, and mosey round the town before you head off to the next stop on your travels.<p>Yet somehow it’s a week later and not only are you still there, but you can’t see …

The world's best sunrises

Kicking back on a beach, cold beer in hand while watching the sun go down is one of travel’s finest pleasures. But there’s something far more rewarding about heaving yourself from bed in the pitch black and blearily traipsing to the top of a mountain or the edge of a cliff to see the sun rise in …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …