If you're angling to upgrade from your smartphone or your point-and-shoot to something a little more serious, you're probably not going to jump for the top model out -- unless you have that kind of money.
Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than
Avoid the crowds and bag a bargain by travelling to the world’s best bits when everyone else isn’t. Here are 10 reasons to resist travel during high season, straight from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate
Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences gathered
As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and
The largest mangrove forest in the world is a mist-shrouded, river-riddled swamp region of shifting tides, man-eating tigers and off-the-beaten-track adventure. It's surrounded on three sides by two of
Ecuador has much more than volcanoes and rainforests up her sleeve. The country’s diverse geography provides the backdrop to an astounding range of adventures, and its compact size makes it possible to
This Pacific archipelago, 1000km adrift of the Ecuadorian mainland, has been called many things: evolution in action, a living museum, a 'little world within itself'. And they’re all true. Visitors come
Namibia’s enthralling desert landscapes may exude an unmerciful harshness, but they are rich in wildlife and now shelter growing or stable populations of Africa’s most iconic safari species. Given numbers
Having been snatched from the very jaws of environmental disaster lends a certain added drama to these wilderness regions. 1. Franklin and Gordon Rivers, Australia The intense battle to save Tasmania’s
Wildlife is one of Australia’s top selling points, and justifiably so. A network of national parks, state forests and reserves is home to unique and fascinating native fauna, and although many of the mammals
The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2013. First prize winner will receive a 10-day Galapagos expedition
What is your travel dream really? Close your eyes. Are you seeing mountaintops, temples or thundering waterfalls? Are you balancing on a surfboard, taking a cooking class, or trekking volcanoes? Be honest
There's no better story than an encounter with a charging bull elephant. That said, you want to make sure you live to tell the tale. Whether you are spotting the Big Five on a wildlife drive in Africa,
You never forget the first time you set eyes on a hyacinth macaw. A remarkable parrot cloaked in deep indigo plumage with clownish yellow eye patches, it seems both too fantastic and too beautiful to real.
Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while