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6 places in Paris with the longest queues, and how to avoid them

<b>[LAST UPDATED: January 2018]</b> It is well knows fact that Paris sightseeing have terrifying long queues. It is sad that tourists don’t know about some …

I Heart My City: Dimitris’s Athens

It’s hard to find someone who appreciates <b>Athens</b> more than <b>Dimitris Hall</b>. Though he has lived in <b></b>the Greek capital nearly all of his life, this local’s appreciation for his hometown has grown over time.<p>Though Athens seems to live in the shadow of its long history, Dimitris is on a mission to suss out …

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Travel Guide: Paris

From pop-ups to picnics and everything in between, here’s how to fill up and fit in when taking on France’s capital.<p>A few constants remain when it …

The Hautest Place In Paris Is... A Hostel?!

<i>by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Most people hear the word "hostel" and think of smelly backpackers crammed into communal rooms. But those people haven't seen the Generator Hostel, which opened this month in Paris. It's perfect for solo travelers who want to mix and mingle but also value their …

Free Things to Do in Paris

Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and sights.<p><b>Art</b><p>Admission is waived …

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How Airplanes Are Made

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

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An iPad app can land your plane if the engine quits

If the engine quits in a small plane, it's not the end of the world -- just glide to the nearest airport and make a dead-stick landing. Simple, right? Sure, if the pilot makes perfect, lightning-quick decisions. Since we're only human, there's now an iPad app called Xavion that can connect with a …

How To Enjoy Paris For Under $25 A Day

Paris, <i>the City of Love</i>, is one of Europe’s most glamorous destinations. Famed for its elegant boulevards and chic patiserries, the city has a …

Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2014

Are you packing your bags for Europe this summer, or still just fantasizing about it? Either way, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you cast your eyes over our irresistible expert picks.<p>While our Best in Travel 2014 already touted Paris’ urban renaissance, Scotland’s many events, and Yorkshire’s …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

10 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love With Paris

The first time I made it to Paris didn't count, although the stamp in my passport proved otherwise.<p>It was over a year ago during a layover in Charles de Gaulle Airport and the closest I got to experiencing the flavor of "The City of Light" was a lemon macaron from the mobile Ladurée cart that was …

48 Hours in Paris: Where to Eat, Stay and Play

Two days is surely not enough time to even scratch the surface of this city of buttery-rich French cuisine and romantic sites. But if you only have a short span of time, here are my top picks on where to eat, stay, and play.<p><b>EAT</b><p><i>Isaphan croissant from Pierre Herme</i><p><b>Pierre Herme</b><p>French Vogue magazine …

The top 5 fountains you should get to know in Paris

Paris is not only a “green city” (see our previous article on the top 5 gardens to discover), it is also a “water city”. Think about the Seine, the …

Travel Smarter: 18 Apps to Book Cheap Flights, Pack in a Hurry and Manage Upcoming Trips

Traveling is too often a stressful event.<p>It begins when you book the ticket—are you getting the best fare? What's the best day of the week for fares, …

Love Your Pan: What to Cook (and What Not to) in a Cast Iron

Steak is made for cast iron cooking. A bolognese? Not so much.<p>If we could, we'd shout it from the mountain tops: We love cooking with cast iron. They're durable, efficient, endlessly useful, and make a pretty photo to boot. And yet, for so many, cast iron pans remain tucked away in the furthest …

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Eating Cheap in Paris: 8 dinners for €10 or less

Paris has a reputation for being romantic, fashionable, and as most are quick to add, expensive. While the food is almost always quite good, a nice …

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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 …

London's Financial District

See photos of London, England's financial district in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

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Night: Surreal Landscapes Lit with an LED Flashlight by Harold Ross | Colossal

<p>Fine art photographer Harold Ross uses delicate light painting techniques to create surreal landscapes photographed late at night. The photographer, …

The Words That Remade America

The significance of the Gettysburg Address<p><i>In a rare image of President Lincoln at Gettysburg, he is shown hatless at the center of a crowd on the orators’ platform. (Library of Congress)</i><p>In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee pushed northward into Pennsylvania. The Union army met him at …

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …