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Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

East Africa

Top 10 adventures in Peru

Peru may be known as a cradle of ancient civilisations, but its wild topography also makes it a wonderland of adventure. The icy mountain peaks of the Andes draw trekkers and climbers, the untamed desert coast is lapped by excellent waves for surfers, and for explorer types there’s the Amazon – a …

South America

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Japan

9 Awesome Hotel Bars You Can Swim Up To

Sometimes a short flight is all you have time for. And it would be a shame to not have a swim-up bar awaiting you at your destination, no matter how …

Here’s the global perspective we’re missing: Earth is breathing

Here’s a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth, made possible by the tremendous folks of the NASA Visible Earth team. I …

North America

The New Emirates' Charter Jet for When First Class Isn't Good Enough

Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater: The Coolest Safari Stop (PHOTO)

Behold the beauty of this totally breathtaking hole in the earth!<p>The Ngorongoro Crater is in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of Tanzania, which was recently voted the best country for African safaris.<p>It should be no surprise that a place so stunningly beautiful would rank on top of that list. …

Seven of the most treasured travel souvenirs (as voted by you)

Tired of snowdomes and T-shirts? Have a few too many fridge magnets? In an entirely non-scientific survey, we asked Lonely Planet fans on Facebook to tell us about their most treasured travel souvenirs. It turns out that the best keepsakes are often the things that pesos and pounds can’t buy…<p>1. A …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches

How To Drink When You're Abroad

When you share a beer with someone, there's a certain understanding: you're both there to relax. Beer is, really, the universal language. The only issue, when traveling abroad, is ordering that beer in the first place (and knowing what to do with it without being rude). We're here to help.<p>As an …

Cool Off at These Inviting Swim-Up Bars

You don't even need to leave the pool to grab a cocktail (and sometimes dinner) at these swanky hotel bars...<p>By Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Swim-Up Bars<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>Hot New Hotels Under $300<p>Photo Quiz: Ocean or Lake?<p>Beautiful Hidden Beaches Around the World<p>18 …

Condé Nast

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Asia Travel

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Spices

Top 10 City Beaches Around the World

Summer is finally in full swing, and many find themselves facing the tough decision of a city break or a beach escape as they start planning a vacation. But for visitors looking for the best of both worlds, check out Cheapflights.com's top 10 city beaches where travelers are guaranteed some summer …

Top 10

This is Africa, in all its glorious cliches

After visiting two countries, Uganda and Tanzania, Australian film producer Benjamin Dowie came up with a gorgeous video, grandly titled “This is …

Top 5 Dreamiest Overwater Bungalows (PHOTOS)

For more than 30 years, pictures of overwater bungalows have generated drool from travelers and fans of <i>Islands</i> magazine.<p>So we sent three Islands staff photographers to Tahiti to capture the best of the best. We started with roughly 10,000 images. Are you ready for the top 5?<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Five …

Tahiti

Ten beach-free things to do in Rio de Janeiro

One of the world’s most captivating cities, Rio de Janeiro has indisputably beautiful beaches and fantastic nightlife. But after taking in the comely sands of Ipanema, ticking off key attractions like Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer and dancing the night away in Lapa, what else does Rio have to …

Brazil

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

Hiking

How to travel around the world in 80 days

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) …

New Zealand