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100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

Just back from: Croatia

Climbing over the jagged rocks to reach the warm waters off Lokrum Lagoon is all part of the fun for Claire. Image courtesy of Claire Murphy<p>Claire Murphy, Product Information Coordinator at the Lonely Planet Melbourne office, is just back from drinking in the sights of sunny Croatia.<p><b>Tell us more…</b> I …

Avant-Garde Watches on a Budget

Click the right arrow to begin.<p>Watchmaking, especially by those who are very into watches, can quite reasonably be considered on level with high art. …

10 Forgotten National Parks

America’s most popular National Parks are the Great Smoky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, collectively drawing over 17.5 million visitors …

The New York City Adventure Guide

Leave the Guidebook at Home<p>According to the City of New York, about one in every 38 people living in the US call Manhattan or its surrounding …

Die Hard

The 5 Most Romantic Road Trips

When my now-husband and I were 16, our favorite date was to hop in his GTO and hit the road, setting out to see what there was to see. While …

Hiking

The 15 Best Board Game Apps

Time to get strategic on your smartphone.<p>There's a time and a place for Clash of Clans. But if you want a meatier, challenging game that's actually worth your time, look no further than the mobile versions of the best modern board games (sorry, Monopoly). From <i>The Settlers of Catan</i> to <i>Galaxy Trucker</i>, …

11 Great Running Routes Across America’s Cities

Nothing quite breaks the ice between you and a new city like sweat and some miles. But instead of logging them in the hotel treadmill, get some fresh …

Hiking

Discovering the Great Blue Hole

When Jacques Cousteau puts a dive site on his Top Ten list, then you know it must be good. That’s what I was reminding myself as I descended along a wall into the depths of the Great Blue Hole, a World Heritage Site off the coast of Belize.<p>So far, it was dark.<p>But suddenly, the wall gave way to a …

Exploring West Australia's craft beer scene

Hoppy and assertive IPAs and subtle and zesty Belgian-style farmhouse ales are now all the rage in craft beer bars around the world, but in Western Australia the trend for full-flavoured and interesting brews actually kicked off three decades ago.<p>Back in 1984, the Matilda Bay Brewing Company …

20 Trips For The Adventure Of A Lifetime

There was a time when a waiter handing you a rum punch by the pool was the textbook illustration of a vacation. While sipping drinks from a bungalow is still quite high on many to-do lists, more travelers are longing for adrenaline rushes they simply can’t find at the bottom of a cocktail glass. …

Adventure Travel

25 Free Things to do in Washington, D.C.

With an entire collection of free museums, Washington, D.C., might be the best city in America to visit if you’re looking to stick to a budget. …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

10 incredible day trips from Vancouver

There's so much to see and do in Vancouver that you might forget to check out what the surrounding area has to offer. A transport hub with great access to the rest of BC, Vancouver is the perfect jumping-off point for day trips into the region. Here are our top 10 escapes from the city.<p>Steveston<p>An …

Western Canada

Vancouver’s best cheap eats

Vancouver has one of Canada’s juiciest dining scenes. But for every high-end restaurant here, there are dozens of budget alternatives to salivate over – so long as you know where to go.<p>Here’s our taste-tested menu of top cheap eats throughout the city, where mains typically cost little more than …

Best rainy-day activities in Vancouver

It’s a city where pewter-dark skies can dissolve into relentless rain at any time of year. But when you’re in Vancouver and the deluge hits, you have two choices: retreat to your hotel bed or make like a local and pretend it’s just another liquid sunshine day.<p>For those visitors unprepared for a …

Travel

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 …

Bali shopping guide: what to buy and where

Bali's shopping is legendary. Not only are visitors spoiled for choice by the variety of goods on offer, there's also a rich array of shopping venues and styles. From sorting through hand-painted batiks at a local market to purring over designer duds in air-conditioned malls, shopaholics are sure …

Parks and recreation: fun things to do in New York City's green spaces

When the sweat's dripping down the back of your neck and the sirens and concrete canyons get all too much, New York's parks offer up open skies and flat, green – <i>ahhh, just gimme some –</i> space. Central Park may be the lungs of the city, but when summer rolls around, festivals, gigs, games and …

Boston by boat: harbor cruises, islands and whale watching

With its newly revitalized waterfront, Boston has flung open its front doors to the glorious expanse of the Boston Harbor and the sparkling sea beyond. Stroll down to the waterfront and climb on board a boat to feel the ocean breeze, taste the salty air, and get a glimpse of the city’s spectacular …

Seriously Clever Travel Tips for Photographers

If you’re about to head out on an epic travel photography adventure, or even a short little vacation, no matter where you go there are amazing …

Photography

A hungry traveller's guide to Korean street food

In South Korea you are never far from delicious street eats to satisfy a kimchi craving. Skewers of tangy chargrilled chicken, seafood pancakes with kimchi pizzazz, and golden fish-shaped waffles with a sweet surprise filling can even make for a full meal.<p>Eat Korean style, not walking but rubbing …

Ten reasons to visit Bosnia & Hercegovina

One of Europe's less-visited countries, the former-Yugoslavian nation of Bosnia & Hercegovina (BiH) is a treasure-trove of architectural and natural beauty. Even if you have just a couple of days, it’s worth nipping in from neighbouring Croatia or Serbia to see Mostar’s iconic bridge or to stroll …

Cape Town's top activities

Cape Town's reputation as a rather laid back place, is reflected in its nickname ‘Slaapstad’ which means ‘sleepy town’ in Afrikaans, the local lingo. All very strange as the Mother City and its surrounds are stacked with opportunities to stay awake and get active. Indeed, adventure sports operators …

How to Make Use of Different Lighting Options in Macro Photography

The appeal of macro photography should be obvious to most, whether you’ve ever made a macro photograph or not — it’s all about the wonder and …

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Adventure Travel

How to reach Machu Picchu without the Inca Trail

One of the world’s great wonders, Machu Picchu is the holy grail for any traveler visiting South America. A common misconception is that one needs to complete the four-day trek to reach this incredible sight, and for many, surviving the Inca Trail is very much part of the Machu Picchu …

Australia's best food experiences: on the cheese trail

Listen up, cheese lovers – we’ll let you in on one of Australia’s best-kept secrets: the great land down under produces some truly magnificent cheeses, arguably every bit as interesting and complex in flavour as many of their European counterparts. The country’s southeastern states, in particular, …

Olomouc: the Czech Republic's best kept secret?

A nice-to-have dilemma for visitors to the Czech Republic is where to go after Prague. There are loads of worthy candidates (Český Krumlov and Karlovy Vary come to mind), but the often-overlooked Moravian city, Olomouc, has quietly pushed itself into the conversation. Olomouc (pronounced …