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A Street Photographer’s Unwavering Determination

Street photographer Flo Fox was born blind in one eye. As she approached the age of thirty, the vision in her other eye became fuzzy. And later she …

Street Photography

With 223km of mountain trails, dusty desert tracks and narrow canyons, the Larapinta Trail offers travellers the chance to experience Australia's pure desert heart in all its enormity: http://bbc.in/168C8gg

Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

New Zealand

When holidaying abroad, the British should stick to speaking English

As 78 per cent of us admit to being poor at foreign languages: plus ça change<p>We’re not much good at it, we make fools of ourselves when we try it, and if we took on the Dutch or Germans at it, we would be 10-0 down at half time. I refer, of course, to that most testing of summer sports, speaking …

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Turkey: top 10 budget beach hotels on the Aegean coast

Turkey has ancient ruins, turquoise waters, and boutique B&Bs and hotels for under £100 a night. Here's a pick of the best places by the Aegean sea<p>Paradise Garden, Fethiye<p>Located at the meeting point of the Aegean and the Mediterranean, Fethiye is home to plenty of sandy beaches and the celebrated …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

Is the Airbnb rent-a-room site really easy money?

A friend has been making £45 a night – but I'm not sure it's as simple as it sounds<p>Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it's up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday's paper.<p><b>This week's question</b><p>A friend has been using the …

Readers' tips: trips of a lifetime

<b>THIS WEEK’S WINNING REVIEW</b><p><b>GRIPPED TO THE CORE</b><p>I travelled to India with my son two years ago, the impact on me was enormous, the experience life-changing. Our ultimate destination was the ancient holy city of Varanasi on the banks of the River Ganges. It was the busiest, most chaotic, polluted, …

How to Take Stunning Lion Photos

Nick Nichols used infrared photography, micro-drones, a robot, and a "lion car" in the Serengeti.<p><b>Over the past few years, Michael "Nick" Nichols has been photographing lions in Africa's Serengeti. To capture never-before-seen images for the August issue of National Geographic magazine, Nichols</b> …

How to win at travel: 50 simple ways to save money on your holiday

The cost of overseas package holidays is on the up, according to the Office of National Statistics, with rising prices pushing inflation up to 2.9 per cent in May – the highest level since June 2013.<p>Combined with the recent fall in the value of the pound, it means saving money on holiday has never …

Personal Finance

Amid Royal Baby Name Wait, Asking if Names Affect Life

Psychologists probe the fascinating ways our names impact us.<p><i>Updated on July 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM</i><p><b>The newest prince of England has been given a name: George Alexander Louis. Choosing a name is often serious business for parents. And it's no wonder, given that a number of psychological studies have</b> …

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 …

The lights never go out in Las Vegas, since this town comes to life after dark. Our guide to the best of Sin City's night life: http://bbc.in/12M9SwA

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 …

Five travel adventures by cruise ship

Forget floating hotels with shuffleboard and showtunes – <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine brings you five cruises to the world’s most beautiful corners, in a style even the cruise-adverse will enjoy.<p>Antarctica: the one for wilderness<p>Antarctica is the last truly wild frontier, barely changed since …

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The Civil War: The birth of photojournalism

Credit: New York Public Library<p>Credit: Library of Congress<p>Credit: Harper's Weekly<p>Credit: Library of Congress<p>Credit: Library of Congress<p>Credit: W. …

How to take great summer photos | My favourite summer photo

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/jul/09/summer-photos-my-favourite-summer-photo<p>720<p>My favourite summer photo: Five photographers discuss …

The world's best sunrises

Kicking back on a beach, cold beer in hand while watching the sun go down is one of travel’s finest pleasures. But there’s something far more rewarding about heaving yourself from bed in the pitch black and blearily traipsing to the top of a mountain or the edge of a cliff to see the sun rise in …

National Parks

Largest building in the world opens in China – complete with indoor seaside

Beneath smoggy clouds in the Chinese mega-city of Chengdu, waves lap against sandy shores and a salty breeze blows across the beach. 6,000 …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

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Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …

Singapore Airlines unveils new interiors

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has revealed the latest generation of seats they will be fitting in selected new aircraft from September. Passengers on certain flights on the London-Singapore route will be the first to experience them.<p>Although the new seats are evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, and …

Touchscreens

Better flights in just three steps

A new breed of email alert services can save you money, time and aggravation with up-to-the-minute information on airfare sales, flight delays and newly opened seat assignments.<p>Looking to get away? A new breed of email alert services can save you money, time and aggravation with up-to-the-minute …

Flying

Why deaf people sneeze silently

<b>An online magazine for the deaf community, Limping Chicken, recently ran an item on how deaf and hearing people sneeze differently.</b><p>The article by partially deaf journalist Charlie Swinbourne got readers talking - and the cogs started turning at Ouch too.<p>Swinbourne observes that deaf people don't …

Language

Oatmeal: Your Healthiest Breakfast Yet

Boost Your oatmeal with these recipes<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Oatmeal's health-food reputation is so solid, you might not think to check the label. But some brands cram in artificial ingredients and sweeteners that displace the heart-smart, waistline-trimming benefits. Luckily, there's an easy …