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Celebrating the Oldest-Ever Class of Best Actress Nominess

It doesn’t take much time at all in Oscar’s company to notice it. Though the golden icon divides his time evenly between male and female companions each year, he’s painfully obvious about his types. Oscar likes his men weathered and accomplished, and his women young and beautiful and full of …

Oscars 2014: the fine art of winning

There are only two things you really need to know about the Academy Awards: that <i>Citizen Kane</i> didn't win the Oscar for best picture, and that <i>Driving Miss Daisy</i> did.<p>As we approach the 86th Academy Awards, it's worth remembering those two sobering facts, which perfectly encapsulate the inherent …

67 Things You Need To Know About This Year's Oscar Nominees

Giant Pharrell Williams hat alert!<p>On Monday, the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards posed for a group photo after the official Academy Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. A few of them were famous movie stars, most of them were not, and many of them have had fascinating …

We Styled This Year's Oscar Nominees

What we want them to wear<p>The Academy Awards are fast approaching on Sunday, and my hopes for truly amazing fashion moments on the red carpet are building each day. (With a nominee roster including Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, and Lupita Nyong'o, there's got to be some, right?) But if this …

Oscar Nominees Before They Were Famous

Success on the Antarctic Peninsula!

<i>By Dan McGrath, Resident Scientist, Earth Vision Trust</i><p>The faint glow of the soon to be rising sun welcomes our arrival as we nose into Andvord Bay on the western Antarctic Peninsula. We passed unscathed through the Drake Passage thanks to calm conditions and quickly motored south to 64˚ 50'. Here, …

Guinness’s new Irish rivals

Since Arthur Guinness first started brewing stout in the late 18th Century, very few other breweries have successfully produced the beer in its ancestral home – until now.<p>Inside the Galway Bay Brewery in Galway, Ireland, a tiny batch of imperial stout lies in Irish whiskey barrels. When brewmaster …

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Success!<p>Fly like a bird over Rio de Janeiro<p>Rio is one of the most amazing cities in the world to see from the sky – and hang gliding is an exhilarating way to get high.Ready to go? Plan your trip with Lonely Planet's guide to Rio de Janeiro.<p>1:11<p>Featured videos<p>Featured videos<p>Travel inspiration<p>Shoes …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

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Top 10 places to go skinny-dipping

Loosen your buttons & shake off your inhibitions with this extract from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>: our rundown of the world’s best nude bathing.<p>1. Formentera, Spain<p>Tan lines? What tan lines? As the smallest and most southerly of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Formentera boasts some of the …

Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

You can't honestly say you've gotten to know #California until you take a jaunt along the Golden State's surreally scenic #CentralCoast. #BigSur’s dizzying coastal cliffs, bohemian retreats, blustery beaches and redwood forests are all cradled by #Highway1. Much ink has been spilled extolling the raw beauty of this craggy coast, yet nothing quite prepares you for that first glimpse through the windshield of its wild, unspoiled nature. Have you travelled along this iconic roadway between #LosAngeles and #SanFrancisco? The Central California Coast is one of our Top 10 US Destinations for 2014. Check out our recommendations for this road trip and see our list of more places to visit in the USA this year at bit.ly

Last week we posted a taste of our first World's Best Hotels list - themed, 'extraordinary'. Here's a taste, in collage form, of our next list: 'best value'. To find out about our top 10 best value accommodation picks around the globe for 2014 see bit.ly/BestValueLP. We're also having an #LPchat on Twitter on this topic at 4pm GMT this Thursday if you'd like

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

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