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Walking holidays in Japan: the best mountain hikes to tackle

Photograph: Angel Figueroa<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/5/1438789946090/f097df47-d955-421a-94f7-95be27492cb9-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Angel …

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Bangkok's best views: top spots to admire the Thai capital

In pancake-flat Bangkok, elevated views are as precious as a good dish of pat tai. Yet for a place that barely breaks sea level there are quite a few places to marvel at the scale of the city: from a Buddhist temple on an artificial mountain to chic restaurants crowning towering skyscrapers.<p>River …

Langkawi beyond the beach: 9 great reasons to visit the Jewel of Kedah

It has long been known for its exquisite beaches, but, like one of its exotic butterfly species, the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi is also revealing itself as a holiday destination for visitors looking for more than just beach-bumming. Read on for nine other great reasons to visit the 'Jewel of …

Chill-out China: tropical island adventures on Hainan

The view from the knockabout beach bar is a classic: the afternoon sun glares off sugary sand as the ocean steams and rolls on top of it. A group of after-school teenagers run out in their wetsuits, planting board to belly as they plop into the surf. One of them is wearing a tell-tale straw hat …

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

The tastes of Okinawa: food and drink in Japan's Southwest Islands

Already know your sushi from your sashimi and can slurp ramen like a local? Why not jump off the Japanese mainland and head southwest to discover the surprising flavours of Okinawa. Here an array of tempting native ingredients makes for a cuisine that is distinct from the rest of Japan.<p>The culinary …

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

A broke-ass guide to drinking in Tokyo

The nighttime lights in Tokyo are overwhelming. Billions of bright bulbs and bulletins begging for your attention, yearning for your yen. You think: ‘With all this brilliance, the rumors must be true: this must be the most expensive city on Earth. How else could they afford their electricity …

The world's best high teas

Sipping tea in rarefied surroundings is a simple treat that can turn a fun city break into something truly memorable. High (or afternoon) tea, involving delicate cakes, buttery scones and the occasional glass of bubbly, is an English tradition dating back to the 1840s. So it’s unsurprising that the …

The Shiraito no Taki waterfall. Melt waters of Mt Fuji spill out across its 150m length. Captured by #LonelyPlanet Destination Editor @go2mattphillips. #Japan #travel

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

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 …

Living in: Tokyo

Safe and clean – yet rarely dull – Japan’s capital buzzes with energy and can be surprisingly affordable for those willing to adapt.<p>Described by residents as a “mixture of many faces” and a “Disney remake of Blade Runner” thanks to its diverse, trend-setting inhabitants and futuristic backdrop, …

The New Heart of Old Athens

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The pillars of the Acropolis are glowing in sunset gold and crimson glory as I meander down Ermou Street to Monastiraki—a pedestrian enclave in the heart of old <b>Athens</b>.<p>When I reach the ancient Byzantine monastery that gives the area its name, a maze of side streets splinters …

London Sights: A Travel Guide to the Top 60 Attractions in London, England, UK

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you …

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

How to Find an Affordable African Safari

The 7 Countries Where You're Most Likely to Get Kidnapped

While the odds of you getting kidnapped on vacation are about as good as catching an on-time flight from O'Hare, if it happens you're probably not gonna have Liam Neeson around to kill half of France in order to rescue you.<p>Credit: LebanonSpring.wordpress.com<p>While the odds of you getting kidnapped …

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How to eat ramen like a pro

JAPANESE <b>RAMEN ラーメン</b> is the type of food anyone can eat. It’s affordable, simple, and doesn’t have any pretense. Originally sold as a casual meal for …