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Visiting The Eiffel Tower In Paris

The Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris (standing at 324 metres, roughly about the same height as an 81-storey building) and the …

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Inspiring Adventures For Solo Female Travellers

To Find Paris's Prettiest Boutique, Just Follow Your Nose

Nose isn't just Paris's prettiest boutique—it's home to a carefully curated collection of rare beauty products, handmade candles, and perfumes.<p>Paris is a world class shopping mecca filled with flashy designer stores and cool, quirky vintage shops—no secret there. But if haute couture or flea market …

The latest travel scams – and how to avoid them

Have you ever arrived at a hotel to discover that the 'sea view' room you fell head over heels for online doesn't actually exist? Or examined a restaurant bill only to find it includes items that you never ordered?<p>It's easy to become too paranoid while travelling and turn everyone you meet into an …

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Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …


Lessons from the road: mistakes travel writers make (so you don't have to) - part I

Pay close attention to the shortest phrases in a Lonely Planet guidebook. Advice like: don’t swim in the river. No photos. Watch your wallet. Those nuggets of travel wisdom are usually earned the hard way by a Lonely Planet author.<p>We’re going to tell you the back stories behind some sage guidebook …


From skulls to sewers: the darker side of Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights.<p>Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history.<p>Les Catacombes<p>Beneath Paris’ …


What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

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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 …

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How to dress: New Year party dresses

'On New Year's Eve you will be wearing a filmy dress held up by strands of angel hair, with your nipples showing through'<p>The party dress of the moment, this New Year's Eve, is a spaghetti-strapped slip, or its camisole equivalent worn with skinny black trousers. Slinky but simple, it is half …