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Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia and was our first stop when we visited the country. Compared to the rest of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a hot …

9 Reasons Train Travel Is The Best

Train travel is easily the most underrated form of long-distance travel out there.<p>Air travel certainly has its ups and downs, and long car trips can easily go awry. But train travel? Under most circumstances, is stress-free.<p>Of course, trains can't get you everywhere -- they can't cross oceans, and …

Photographing Nature and Landscapes

Travel Photography

Antarctica: planning the trip of a lifetime

A trip to majestic, remote Antarctica is truly the journey of a lifetime. Calving icebergs, breaching whales, deep-diving seals and cavorting penguins are just a few of the marvellous sights visitors can expect to encounter. Historic explorers' huts emphasise the adventure that it is to survive on …

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

New Zealand

Five expert tips for getting started in travel writing

So you say you want to be a travel writer? You want to wander the world, sending back tantalising tales of far-flung adventures to magazines, newspapers and websites. And get paid handsomely for it. Is that too much to ask?<p>Well, surveying the scene of travel publishing right now is a little like …

The ultimate guide to Indonesia's best islands

We all know of Bali, of course. From backpackers on a budget to well-heeled honeymooners, solitary spa junkies and family holidaymakers, tourists come here in their millions.<p>But there are 17,000 other islands in Indonesia, an archipelago that straddles the Equator and spans 3,000 miles from east to …

Brain-Eating Amoeba in Louisiana Linked to Hurricane Katrina?

Tap water became a breeding ground for a deadly amoeba, experts speculate.<p><b>The deadly brain-eating amoeba that recently killed a four-year-old Louisiana boy may be linked to unsafe water conditions created by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, experts say.</b><p>The boy, Drake Smith Jr., died from a rare but …

Six of the world's best epic journeys

By camel, sled or kayak, and over desert, ice cap or hippo-infested waters, here are six adventures of a lifetime<p>Cross Australia by train<p>The Indian Pacific is a coast-to-coast railway journey from Perth to Sydney (or vice versa), which includes the longest stretch of straight railway track in the …

Vietnam: a boat trip on the Mekong

An overnight trip into the Mekong delta presents the opportunity get off Vietnam's tourist trail and meet the locals<p>Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City can choose from a wide range of boat trips into the Mekong delta, but one of the first to take tourists beyond the towns and well-known Cai Be floating …

Backpackers' diaries: a bit steep in Manali, India

Still in Manali, northern India, Simon Gandolfi hangs out with a troop of westerners, and finds an impressive 35 degrees has nothing to do with temperature<p>I have been the guest of Indian friends or relatives of friends for most of these first weeks of my journey. Now, in Manali, I meet fellow …

Arctic turn: following the route of the Northwest Passage

Finding a 'Northwest Passage' through Canada's icy seas was once the ultimate challenge for explorers. Kari Herbert sails the thrilling route on a new 11-day 'cruise'<p>"Remember, this is an expedition, not a cruise," declares our leader Boris Wise.<p>Projected on the wall behind him are a series of maps …

Sumatra, Indonesia: where to go in pictures

Asia

Flores, Indonesia: where to go in pictures

National Parks

5 Animals With Stinky Defenses

<b>You’re chatting with someone you find bright and attractive when suddenly they lean a little closer and WHAM! You get hit with a whiff of monster breath. Nothing pulls the plug on attraction, even just social attraction, like a bad bouquet.</b><p>Plenty of animals will run a mile from a foul stench, too. …

Top 10 Philadelphia street murals - in pictures

The founder of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program picks her favourite contributions to the city's huge street art project, a celebration of the whole community

Top 10 historic spots to visit in Philadelphia

Historic monuments, huge parks, art collections, a market, a creepy old prison ... the city has plenty of experiences to delight the eye and feed the soul<p>Eastern State Penitentiary<p>After the Revolution, Benjamin Franklin began hosting meetings about ways to reform criminals, rather than just punish …

Exploring Argentina and Chile by bus

First-time visitors to the southern cone of South America arrive in Buenos Aires or Santiago with visions of glaciers, waterfalls, penguin colonies, vineyards, the baby whales off the Patagonian coast and the dramatic spires of Torres del Paine.<p>Argentina and Chile have all of this, and more – but …

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

Beyond the Taj Mahal: the other tombs of Agra, India

'Helloooooo!'<p>The eerie cry seems to issue from the wall of the tomb. In any other context it would be creepy to hear a disembodied voice inside a mausoleum, but after a few days in India, the unexpected is almost commonplace. I soon see a woman in a sari across the other side of the tomb, grinning …

Revisit the last seven days around the globe – from dragons in France to an idyllic Italian island to the icy slopes of Kyrgyzstan: http://bit.ly/16eMv63

In the saddle: experiencing Iceland by horseback

Horses occupy a special place in Icelandic culture and they come into their own during the country's dramatic annual sheep round-up. Experience Iceland's wild climate and terrain on horseback with Marcel Theroux in this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine. Photography by Lottie Davies.<p>The …

10 weird and wonderful museums in Chicago

Sure, your friends will listen politely as you describe your trip to the Art Institute to see paint on the walls. But you'll stop them mid-yawn when you let loose with stories of visiting the Red Spanking Bench and the world's largest jug collection. Here are 10 beyond-the-norm museums in Chicago …