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Enter The Majestic Recording Studio Of Composer Hans Zimmer

He might not adorn glossy magazine covers or be sponsored by a perfume brand, but German film composer and music producer Hans Zimmer in many ways …

102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

Apple Giving Away Top-Shelf Apps And Games For Five Year App Store Anniversary

Apple‘s App Store celebrates its fifth anniversary this week, and Apple has some nice rewards for anyone that happens to be searching through the app store today. The company has put a suite of top-shelf apps and games on the ultimate sale today, knocking them down to free.<p>Unsurprisingly, all of …

This 16-Year-Old Canadian Girl Is A Producer On Jay-Z's New Album

The Ontario native explained to MTV News how her collaboration with the rapper on the single "Crown" came to be.<p>"I was at home one day looking for reggae samples for a while and I finally found this one that was crazy," she explains. "And I took it and I cut it up and I put it in the software FL …

Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does

<i>Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief</i> …

Hebrides: Islands On The Edge - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jul/09/hebrides-islands-on-the-edge-in-pictures<p>720<p>A new BBC series narrated by Ewan McGregor …

Incredible Sand Sculputures: 10 Beach Creations You Won't Believe (PHOTOS)

With a bucket and a shovel, anyone can build a sandcastle. But it takes talent and a whole lot of patience to craft a sand sculpture.<p>We found 10 beach creations that are artistic and awe-inspiring. And these impressive works of art are not just of royal subject matter. Traditional castle formations …

Virgin Stunt Transforms Park Bench Into Lap of Luxury - Vagabondish

The extra cushy park bench should have been a tip-off.<p>Imagine finding a nicer than average bench during your lunchtime stroll, only to sit down and …

Celarain Lighthouse / South Point of Cozumel Mexico

18 miles south of San Miguel. You can climb up to the top of the building for a $10 donation, Watch your head! There’s 127 interior steps to the top. …

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Five Can't Miss Cafes in Paris

There seem to be almost an unlimited number of things to do in Paris, including enjoying countless idyllic cafes -- it can be nearly impossible to decipher which offers the best tasse du café in the city. Determining factors, such as the heavenly flakiness of a fresh croissant or the mellow rhythms …

Virtuoso's annual survey outlines 5 travel personalities and vacations

If you’ve got money and like to travel, luxury travel agency Virtuoso has got you all figured out — and it’s a fair bet you want to go to …

Iceland’s feisty capital of the north

Nestled at the head of the country’s longest fjord, Akureyri’s gourmet restaurants, unique art galleries and late-night bustle set it apart from other towns in rural Iceland.<p>Over the last few years, Iceland has been carving itself a niche in the collective global conscience, thanks to plane-halting …

European Travel

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

Two Americans Take A 10,000-Mile Bike Ride Across Russia

On April 15, 2009, my friend Ellery Althaus and I left Vladivostok, Russia, on bicycles and started riding toward Portugal.<p>Our goal was to cross all of Russia on bike and continue through Europe.<p>For years I had dreamed of this moment. In my fantasies, I envisioned beginning this journey on a silent …

Five secret European beaches

European Travel

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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 …

Where do New York City tourists spend the most money?

Visitors to New York City spend more money on accommodations than any other tourism-related cost including shopping, eating, and entertainment.<p>A new …

Anniversary of the Franklin River campaign's success

This epic river run would not exist if it wasn't saved 30 years ago.<p><b>VICTOR WARNED ME</b>, very loudly, but it was too late. "Get down!" he shouted, but I …

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Premier League: Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke hands in transfer request

Aston Villa's Belgium striker Christian Benteke has asked for a transfer and will be allowed to leave if a suitable offer is made, the Premier League …

Tour de France: GreenEDGE makes its mark but Sky's Chris Froome leads the way

The riders have completed 1513.5 of their 3404 kilometres en route to Paris and so far it seems everything expected has transpired, along with much …

The key players and issues that will decide this year's winter Ashes series

ENGLAND reclaimed the Ashes in 2009 and pummeled Australia 16 months later to keep the urn. How will this year's series turn out? We look at the key …

Okon stands by progressive Young Socceroos

Having fallen at the group stage of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, a debate has broken out about how best to combine style and substance at junior level for Australia<p>Young Socceroos coach Paul Okon has mounted an impassioned defence of his team's performances at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, prompting …

Sydney FC extends their loan deal on Panama international Yairo Yau for another year

PANAMA International Yairo Yau will remain at Sydney FC for another season after the club extended his loan deal.<p>Yau joined the Sky Blues from …

Not the end for Origin pair

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Friday is State of Origin D-day for wounded New South Wales Blues duo

FRIDAY is shaping as D-day for NSW with talismanic skipper Paul Gallen and key back-rower Greg Bird both needing to prove their fitness to play in …