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Scaling the Swiss Alps on trains and trams, ranking road-trip friendly states and more

The Swiss Alps are one of Mother Nature’s most impressive shows, even viewed from afar. Getting in among these craggy peaks — some of which soar more than 13,000 feet into the sky — is even more special. Alpenwild offers a 10-day/nine-night tour that scales those peaks compliments of Switzerland’s …

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NASA Absolutely Killed the Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition

Shut it down, NASA wins. They made your pumpkin carving game look like child’s play. You should just give up right now. Put the knife away, set that …

GoPro Hero4 Session is a rugged, HD video cube

GoPro has unveiled a new, much smaller action camera designed to be easier to use and simpler to mount.<p>The new GoPro Hero4 Session is an all-black …

Cuba's Tech Revolutionaries

Cuba is best known for its beauty, its crumbling buildings, its classic cars and its socialism. But beyond this facade, beyond what most tourists see, something remarkable is happening. As Cuba begins to open up and the frosty relationship with the U.S. begins to thaw, a growing community of dogged …

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Montréal's best festivals

With over 90 festivals lighting up the seasonal calendar, Montréal is Canada's cultural juggernaut. The city’s lively events close entire city blocks to traffic, and massive stages appear across town for free concerts, improv and cinema.<p>The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is the year's …

Barcelona's best shopping by neighbourhood

Barcelona perhaps finally achieved peak hipster with the recent opening of Urban Outfitters, a massive statement of a shop in a central and symbolic location on the Plaça Catalunya, but the city has long had a tradition of quirky little boutiques, icily cool designer home-ware stores and artisanal …

A perfect weekend in Barcelona

Two days in Barcelona can only ever be a teaser of what it has to offer, so bear in mind that this a subjective grab-bag of highlights, spanning ancient and modern and packaged into a geographically convenient, eminently walkable, weekend tour. It is also all-weather, but in high summer you might …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

24 hours in Montréal

Montréal is one of those cities that defies expectation. A lush mix of North American swagger and Euro-cool, the city presents a cutting-edge culture that outshines its Canadian brethren. Though a day is nowhere near enough, here are our suggestions to see some of the best of Montréal in a …

Leonard Cohen's Montreal

Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”—a hymn to souls too carnal to grow old, too secular to give praise, and too baffled to mock faith—recently turned thirty. Cohen himself, now eighty, came of age in Jewish Montreal during the twenty years after the Second World War, and those of us who followed him, a …

3 Ways to Remove Your Gel Manicure Without Going to the Salon

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The cool beyond the castle: Edinburgh's top local experiences

The glories of history – think the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia – are an undeniable part of Edinburgh's appeal. But Scotland's capital is something else too: cool. There's an array of excellent bars, boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants and contemporary galleries, and …

A local's guide to Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

There are few places on earth as festive-feeling as Barcelona's chocolate-box medieval heart over the Christmas period (which here runs until Epiphany, or Twelfth Night).<p>Even the narrowest of alleyways are bathed in the glow of coloured lights, and entire families step out together to soak up the …

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Top 10 things to do in Barcelona this January

The wassailing of Christmas and New Year is over, but in Spain the best is yet to come, with the advent (or – more precisely – Epiphany) of the Three Kings on January 5th and all the associated festivities.<p>After that the city winds right down and you’ll find quiet, tourist-free streets, empty …

The best places to eat tapas in Barcelona

Not quite a snack, not quite a meal, the tapa is all about sociability, whether that involves ordering a parade of little dishes to share over a bottle of wine and a long chat or whether your objective is a much more civilised version of the bar crawl.<p>Catalans have never really embraced the …

Best things to do in Barcelona this December

The run up to Christmas is one of the most charming times to visit Barcelona, its streets hung with twinkling lights and lined with craft and food markets.<p>A huge outdoor ice rink is set up in the Plaça Catalunya, a life-size nativity scene fills the Plaça Sant Jaume with crowds, and the city's …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

First time Paris: top tips for your first visit to the City of Light

Paris is a city that never lets up. Return time and again and there is always something fantastic to experience—world-famous landmarks and museums mixed with chic shopping, cafe life, gastronomic blowouts and strolls along the banks of the glorious River Seine.<p>The overwhelming amount on offer can …

Wild Québec: encountering nature in Canada’s backyard

From moose spotting in the Forêt Montmorency to whale watching in the Baie Ste-Catherine, Québec is the Canada of epic nature, big wildlife and wide-open skies our author Kerry Christiani always dreamed about.<p>Forêt Montmorency<p>Pierre Vaillancourt is no ordinary guide. Wolves, he tells me, are his …

What to eat in Macau

African chicken, baked egg tarts, samosas, pork-and-olive fried rice. In Macau, Portugal meets China with a dash of southeast Asia and a sprinkling of Africa. Macanese cuisine is, quite literally, a blend of all the places that Portuguese traders visited along the 16th century maritime route from …

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Five reasons to visit Rotterdam

Rotterdam is your typical second city. While second cities might often be disregarded in favour of just checking out their popular counterparts (Amsterdam, we’re looking at you), to do so is a travel faux pas. Second cities are generally self-assured – existing for themselves and not just for …

How to explore the world by cruise ship

For many people the mere mention of the word 'cruise' can evoke cringeworthy images of forced fun and chintzy cabins, but boat trips can be a thrilling way to see the world – it just depends on the cruise you choose.<p>Feel the local rhythm on a freshwater cruise<p>With smaller boats and fewer people, …

How High Can Macau Casino Lows Go?

Macau’s casino revenue isn’t seven times bigger than that of Las Vegas because more people go there. It’s because players bet more in Macau, and casinos have become increasingly more adept at encouraging that trend to build more mass market revenue that’s more than twice as profitable as VIP play. …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

A perfect day in Trastevere, Rome's favourite neighbourhood

You’ve thrown coins into the Trevi Fountain and marvelled at the Colosseum – what next? Take a trip across the Tiber river to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament. A stroll around Trastevere, a formerly working-class district with a heady nightlife, will take you …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

Delicacies of Tuscany & Umbria

<i>These recommendations are taken from a previous edition of Lonely Planet's Tuscany & Umbria travel guide</i><i>, which is full of inspirational ideas & detailed coverage for foodies, walkers & culture lovers.</i><p>"To cook like your mother is good; to cook like your grandmother is better," says the Tuscan …