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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

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> …

Hiking

Nail-biting wildlife encounters

Ever peered through the razor-sharp jaws of a great white shark? Or gone fishing with a grizzly bear? Here are nine animal experiences to get your adrenalin pumping.<p>Track gorillas in the Ugandan jungle<p>Endemic to the forests of central Africa, gorillas are among the planet’s most endangered …

Wildlife

Dr. Wikipedia: The 'Double-Edged Sword' Of Crowdsourced Medicine

Wikipedia has become a go-to source for definitions, celebrity facts, and now, medical information. A study by the IMS Health Institute published in January names Wikipedia as the "single leading source" of health care information for both patients and health care professionals.<p>Unfortunately, some …

Is Higher Education Worth It? Documentary Filmmaker Andrew Rossi Investigates.

It’s more expensive than ever to go to college and harder to find a job once you spend yourself into debt for that higher education. The system seems fundamentally broken. Can it be fixed and is there a better way for kids to approach the pricey world of higher education?<p>Those are questions that …

Expanding School Choice: An Education Revolution or Diversion?

House majority leader Eric Cantor (R-Va) Cantor was speaking recently at the release of the Brookings Institution's latest report on Education Choice and Competition. Calling these policies "an education revolution," the House leader baldly stated, "school choice is the surest way to break [the] …

Education

Obama’s Do-It-Yourself Approach Turns to Education

With the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment, par­tic­u­larly con­gres­sion­al Re­pub­lic­ans, re­luct­ant to put much money in­to edu­ca­tion ini­ti­at­ives, …

More collaboration needed to fix higher education, experts say

California is falling short in preparing and graduating college students and must do more to coordinate higher education policy, according to two new reports released Thursday that call for more collaboration between the governor, Legislature and education leaders.<p>The reports come in the wake of a …

Sixth form students: get ready for an education without spoonfeeding

When you get to university there will be no-one to tell you what to do, so start learning how to organise your own time<p>Moving from school to university is life-changing: one minute you've got teachers and parents nagging you to work or tidy your room, and the next,<br>you're having to sort everything …

Study: Low-wage workers more educated than in 1968, but make less

New research by the Economic Policy Institute finds that low-wage workers are more educated today than they were more than 40 years ago, but make less when the minimum wage is adjusted for inflation.<p>Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, the liberal think tank finds …

Highly Educated, Highly Indebted: The Lives of Today's 27-Year-Olds, In Charts

A new study by the Department of Education offers up a statistical picture of young-adult life in the wake of the Great Recession.<p>What are today's young adults really like? For those who've spent too much time gazing into the dark recesses of <i>Thought Catalog</i> or obsessing over "Girls," the Department …

KQED

A fun story about a public elementary school in South Carolina where every student is an engineer. There’s plenty of robotics and science, definitely …

Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really.

<i>UPDATE: Cool. This post was nominated and made the shortlist for Most Influential Post of 2012 by edublog. I’m really honored!</i><p>What if the earth moves …

The Magic Ingredient in Milpitas' Blend: Teacher-Driven Design

By Matt Bowman     Jan 13, 2014<p>Warner Bros. Ent.<p>“Whoa.” Several visitors simultaneously whispered thesame assessment upon entering Burnett …

An Interview with Sarah Lewis

In March, New York–based curator, art historian, and Yale MFA Critic Sarah Lewis will publish her anticipated first book, <i>The Rise: Creativity, the</i> …

25 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

From the bustling streets of Brooklyn to the empty expanse of the Sahara, our guide to the best travel reads of all time will inspire you to add a …

7 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough. From a safari journey around Africa to an extensive cross-country tour of the U.S., we've rounded up …

8 Amazing All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

How does an all-inclusive resort for under $100 a night sound? Now, imagine eight of them along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, where infinity pools and …

Lonely Planet’s best value travel destinations for 2014

When times are tight we suggest you travel more, not less – but pick carefully. This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come.<p>Greek Islands<p>View of Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Cove, on Zakynthos Island. Image by Dave Porter Peterborough Uk / Photolibrary / Getty …

Travel

Ten of the world's best off-season adventures

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 <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures</i>.<p>'Green season' safari, Botswana<p>Hippos in Botswana by Mazzali / CC BY-SA 2.0<p>Botswana is …

Yellowstone National Park

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

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 aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

10 best things to climb

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 <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

Sydney

Soil, Weedkillers And GMOs: When Numbers Don't Tell The Whole Story

I love numbers. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but I think a good bar graph can be worth a thousand pictures.<p>But three times in the past few days, I've come across statistics in reputable-looking publications that made me stop and say, "Huh?"<p>I did some investigating so you don't have to. …