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New Website Lets You Track Sharks Around Maui

Maui has received a fair amount of bad press this year. After an unprecedented spike in shark attacks this year, including one which led to the death of 20-year-old German tourist Jana Lutteropp, the Valley Isle seems to many visitors more terrifying than it is relaxing.<p>Now, just in time for the …

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<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

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New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

10 Great American Escapes For Labor Day Weekend

Over 34 million Americans are planning to travel for Labor Day this year — the highest number since the recession, according to AAA.<p>We found the best all-American getaways to celebrate Labor Day this weekend.<p>From the Gulf Coast to the San Juan Islands<b>,</b> these destinations are all near major U.S. …

Maine’s most charming lighthouses

With more than 60 beacons dotting its seacoast, the US’ easternmost state is the best place to admire these romantic reminders of New England’s past.

The world's most unusual beaches

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, …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

Beyond bourbon in Louisville

Combining a hipster vibe with sweet southern hospitality, Kentucky’s signature spirit is simply an aperitif to the city’s new gourmet eateries, independent shops and miles of trails.<p>Walking among the vast selection of dinnerware, dining room sets and vintage candelabras at Joe Ley, an enormous …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Self Portrait - Delicate Arch at Night [Explored 4-15-13]

Aurora over Chandalar Ranch, Alaska. From "Warning: Ronn Murray’s aurora photos are addictive." See the rest of his photos here: http://bit.ly/10XzMwI