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Best Travel Camera 2016

Best Travel Camera 2016 Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteWhen seeking the best travel camera, make sure that you're seeking a model with …

Contest! Vancouver Home + Design Show - October 22 - 25, 2015

The Vancouver Home + Design Show is the ultimate authority on all things design, entertaining and home improvement. With big names like Jillian …

Google Wants To Speed Up Your Internet With OnHub Wi-Fi Router

A router equipped for the future of the web<p>Google—aside from being a portal to the entire internet—is also becoming an internet provider from land and air.<p>Now the company is extending that strategy to hardware. With OnHub, a Wi-Fi router designed to be placed on a table or countertop in the center …

The Guest

The Theory of Everything - Trailer

Better weather allows AirAsia search to resume

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — A much needed break in the weather gave searchers a window Thursday to "fight with full force" to find the victims of …

How low will oil fall? $30 is possible

Look out below! The plunge in oil prices may not be over just yet.<p>Oil took another hit Wednesday, sinking below $53 to a level last seen during the Great Recession. It's hard to recall that crude oil traded for over $100 a barrel as recently as July.<p>Few saw the energy meltdown coming. Now that it's …

ISIS Makes Up Only About 10% Of The Militant Coalition In Iraq

Now he fights alongside the Islamic State — the extremist group that split off from Al Qaeda earlier this year and has swept through Syria and northern Iraq in the past month, declaring a new cross-border caliphate.<p>Thousands of Iraqis like Obeidi have likewise joined the ranks of a coalition …

HP Chromebook 11 Review

Google’s fall harvest of new products includes some new Chromebooks, including an adorable and pugnacious little whippersnapper in the HP Chromebook 11. With its smooth, unmarked white plastic lid, you could mistake it for the white polycarbonate MacBook’s younger brother – but HP’s cute little …

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

the top destinations of 2013, part 3

We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best ‘Value for money’ destination). More than 3000 people responded, and the results are now in.<p>In this post we look at the …

the top destinations of 2013, part 1

At Lonely Planet, debates are constantly raging over our favourite countries for food, our best-value travel finds and our number one destinations overall. These debates culminate in our annual <i>Best in Travel</i> selections, but we wanted to throw that question to a wider crowd by asking our fans on …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Puerto Rico: (U.S.) Passports Optional

In his latest book, <i>100 Places That Will Change Your Child’s Life</i>, <i>Traveler</i> magazine’s editor in chief Keith Bellows proclaims that the passport is the new diploma — that a child who learns to travel will travel to learn.<p>The sad reality is that only about a third of all Americans have passports. …

Airbnb: the travel revolution in our spare rooms

I shall gloss over my first experience of Airbnb for a moment and move swiftly to the second. It is a work trip to San Francisco. There are almost no hotel rooms anywhere, but eventually the <i>Guardian</i>/<i>Observer</i>'s travel agency turns up the Ramada Inn and books me in. It's expensive: $252 a night. The …

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

The world's best places to see autumn colours

The dog days of summer are over. But despite the chill in the air, there’s no need to be downhearted. Autumn is the most spectacular season, a last hurrah before the bitter winds of winter take hold.<p>Pull on your walking boots and head to one of these stunning destinations to witness glorious autumn …

20-something small, portable campers for backwoods living

Out back<p>Easily the largest category of small campers in the collection is hitch trailers, which come in every size, shape and style. Some of them are …

Why Traveling with a Rooftop Tent? And Which One? (part 1)

“A rooftop tent, what is that?” I asked.<p>I could also have asked what is a roof tent, a car-top tent, a pop-up tent, or an RTT. They’re all the same …

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 …

Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

Plan A Trip To Alaska

Share Email Comments<p>Mark Turnbull shares his trip planning, truck packing, rig modifying, tips and experiences from an incredible 14,052 mile, …

Gorgeous timelapse of Rio de Janeiro might make you re-plan your next vacation

The first thing that comes to mind for me when I hear Rio de Janeiro is, of course, Carnival. People on the streets and the favelas, the movement of …

The 7 fundamentals of documenting your travels

One of the biggest mistakes in travel is assuming you’ll “never forget” a particular moment or feeling. From launching out of a plane for a skydive, …

Living Rooms

'Do' Oslo Like the Locals Do

Right, Oslo is on the agenda! You've packed your bags, checked the battery on your camera and phone, left your mum with instructions on how to feed the fish, packed blister band-aids and you're ready to explore the city. We then recommend you try out tips from real Oslo locals. This way you'll be …