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The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

mistakes, mishaps and embarrassment on the road

At Lonely Planet, we know travel – but that doesn’t mean we always get it right. We asked Lonely Planet staff and authors about mistakes they’ve made on the road, and they shared embarrassing encounters, transport disasters and some highly regrettable kebabs. Here are some of Lonely Planet’s best …

Europe's Most Spectacular National Parks

For most people, the word Europe evokes thoughts of world-famous museums, delectable cuisine, and historic cities studded with iconic monuments and vibrant cafés. However, Europe is also home to some truly stunning stretches of wilderness, from remote white-sand coves to some of the world's most …

National Parks

Last Chance: Enter Nat Geo’s Travel Photo Contest

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Have you always dreamed of seeing your photographs in <i>National Geographic Traveler</i>? Well, here’s your chance to make that dream a reality. But you’re going to have to act fast.<p>We can hardly believe it ourselves, but the 25th annual <b>National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</b> is …

Pt 3: A pre-Columbian memory of Mexico

Lonely Planet photographer Dominic Bonuccelli gets a permanent souvenir to commemorate his adventures in Mexico.

19 Natural and Cultural Wonders Named New World Heritage Sites

The 2013 UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting concluded last week with the addition of five new natural wonders to the existing list of 217 World …