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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 …

Selling

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

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Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Asia Travel

Fall 2013 Guide to Hawaii

Fall is a great time to visit Hawaii—the hottest summer months have passed and the winter rains usually haven’t started yet. And once the kids are …

Best beaches in the Mediterranean

A Trek Through Argentine Patagonia

Christopher Bagley treks through Patagonia, exploring the refugio circuit of small mountain shelters and the Hielo Azul Glacier, leaving from the town of El Bolsón, Argentina.<p>Argentina<p>Deep in the spectacular backcountry of Argentina, Christopher Bagley discovers a network of cozy, convivial …

A Fashion Designer's Guide to London

E-Commerce: Ambra Medda launches L’ArcoBaleno

<b>Design aficionado, and founding director of DesignMiami/, Ambra Medda has recently launched an online shop to showcase emerging and established</b> …

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

Italy

10 Ways To Improve Your Google Rank

<i>This is a guest post by David de Souza, contributing author of Search Engine Land and a partner at Go Fish Digital.</i><p>Now that it’s possible to create a website at relatively little cost, start-up companies as well as established businesses have an increasing number of competitors when selling their …

10 Shopping Sites Insiders Don't Want You To Know About

We’re all well acquainted with mass shopping destinations, and while we would never give up our beloved Zara or Topshop--perish the thought!--once in …

Exploring Argentina and Chile by bus

First-time visitors to the southern cone of South America arrive in Buenos Aires or Santiago with visions of glaciers, waterfalls, penguin colonies, vineyards, the baby whales off the Patagonian coast and the dramatic spires of Torres del Paine.<p>Argentina and Chile have all of this, and more – but …

South America

These Overwater Bungalows Will Blow Your Mind

From Bora Bora to the Maldives, these overwater bungalows are some of the most beautiful hotel rooms you'll find anywhere.<p>St. Regis Bora Bora Resort<p>The bungalows here boast all the best overwater villa features: outdoor terraces with dining gazebos and in-room glass viewing panels, and Premier …

Mini guide to culture on the Amalfi Coast

In this this southern Italian favourite, architectural flights of fancy and outdoor concerts make for a break well worth writing home about.<p>The terraced towns and rocky coast of this southern Italian favourite bring together a surprising variety of accomplishments. Architectural flights of fancy …

Italy

Top 10 things to do in Budapest

<b>The question</b><p>I've never been to Budapest. Is it worth going?<p><b>The answer</b><p>I've never been to Budapest either and, for me, that's an excellent reason to go. The Eastern European city and Hungarian capital has transformed since the Soviet days, but travellers sometimes liken it to Prague before the …

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Forget the Med: five stunning stretches of coast in northern Europe

Travellers flock to the Mediterranean shores of Italy, France and Spain, but for deliciously different places to dip your toes, look a little further north on your map of Europe. You’ll need a sweater if you visit outside the summer, but the views, dunes and magical history are worth a slightly …

European Travel

Exploring Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts

When people think Mexico, many see golden sand, blue water and green palms. Hundreds of beaches fit this bill: some near-empty with a few palm-thatched eateries and cabañas; others busy urban beaches. Most of the best are on the Pacific or the Caribbean coasts.<p>Right, got your bathers and a …

Central America

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

European Travel

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

France

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Asia Travel

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Milan's Secret Side: The Quiet Italian

In Milan's villas, cafes, and bespoke boutiques, Mark Schatzker discovers an all-but-secret city.<p>In Milan's villas, cafés, and bespoke boutiques, Mark Schatzker discovers an all-but-secret city.<p><i>Rome has the river, the ruins, and the religion; Florence has a Renaissance masterpiece every five paces;</i> …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons

Few travel decisions are as weighty as deciding where to honeymoon. No surprise many newlyweds choose all-inclusive resorts: Pay one price and leave …

Luxury Cruise Lines Unveil New Itineraries for 2014

It’s that time of year when all the cruise lines are revealing the new itineraries they’ve developed for next year. And there are some very …

Bangkok 101: What (and Where) to Eat

Food in Bangkok is what the Magic Kingdom is to Orlando. It is a symbol of pride and one of the biggest reasons to go. Thais eat 24 hours a day and …

5 Private Island Resorts for Honeymoons

Looking to get away with your extra-special somebody—and, preferably, nobody else? These five romantic private island resorts deliver sun, surf, …

Luxury Resorts

Beyond Marrakech: Perfect Morocco Itinerary

When you think of Morocco, you probably think of Marrakech—the chaotic yet exhilarating souks; the snake-charmers and tempting foods at the Djemaa El …

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