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3 Days In Meteora

Couple of weeks ago I finally have a chance to see and photograph Monasteries of Meteora. I knew they are amazing. I knew they are breathtaking… at …

13 Incognito Eateries In Singapore Camouflaged In Plain Sight

<b>The F&B scene that can't be seen</b><p><i>Source: @melloknee</i><p>We trawl websites for promising Pokemon Go Guides in hopes of stumbling across legendary Pokemon …

Macedonia: Balkan magic in one of Europe's best-kept secrets

Eastern promise<p>Small but perfectly formed, Macedonia may just be Europe's best-kept secret. Get there before the crowds, says our visitor.<p>The …

Plitvice Lakes of Croatia is Easily one of the Most Beautiful places on the Planet

Plitviče Lakes National Park is a 295-sq.-km forest reserve in central Croatia. It’s known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, …

Hiking

The 19 best Greek islands

Your favourite Greek islands

This week’s winning letter<p>A life-changing visit to inspirational Skyros<p>De-stress? Inner calm? Skyros can do it in spades. I was at a crucial crossroads with my marriage in shreds and a decision to make as to whether I scooped up my young son and small dogs and went back to my home in South Africa. …

Air Serbia launches a direct flight between New York and Belgrade

Air Serbia has launched its first transatlantic route, establishing for the first time in 24 years a direct link between the country and the US by a Serbian-operated air service.<p>The service will connect Belgrade and New York with support from its equity partner, Etihad Airways, which holds a 49% …

These are the things you should really know before visiting Japan

Don’t be caught out by surprise. Here are some top tips that will come in handy for anyone visiting for the first time. 1: Take plenty of cash Japan …

Japan

The 25 Museums You Should Visit Before You Die

TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, basing the findings on reviews from real travelers on its site. The comprehensive ranking includes museums from all corners of the world. Trust us, their incredible collections are worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its …

10 Photos: Exploring Exotic Myanmar

<i>Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a mythical destination that’s relatively undiscovered thanks to its only recently relaxed borders. TPG</i> …

Air Travel

A First-Timer’s Guide To Visiting Copenhagen!

Copenhagen is a surprising city and I say that with love! It’s one of those cities that feels almost town-like in its appearance but with the buzz …

Copenhagen

How Travel Insurance Saved My Life

After contracting dengue fever in Vietnam, it was an insurance representative, not a doctor, who best advocated for the author's health. Here's why you need coverage, too.<p>I was picking up a fever—no doubt about it. I woke drenched in sweat, nauseous and confused. Everyone else in Saigon was …

Health Care

How To Plan A Surprise And Spontaneous Trip in Europe!

Europe, without a doubt, has a breadth of amazing places to visit. You’ve got the most dramatic experiences in Iceland, the picture perfect coastline …

Coastlines

A Better Carry-On = Smoother Travels

Your bag says a lot about you. But more than that, it can be the difference between a great trip and a hellish travel experience.

Warby Parker

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly …

Ljubljana, Slovenia: what to see plus the best hotels, bars and restaurants

Slovenia’s – and now Europe’s – green capital is a laid-back charmer of a city. Easily walkable, it boasts striking architecture and a vibrant outdoor eating and drinking culture<p>As capital of one of Europe’s most forested countries, it’s perhaps fitting that Ljubljana is this year’s European Green …

European Travel

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Venice

A labyrinthine city of canals, brides, and cobblestone alleys, it’s no surprise that Venice is always at the top of everyone's travel bucket list. If …

Hitting the road: Tips for renting a car around the world

When the open road beckons, sometimes the only way to answer the call is by renting a car. Some of the world's most popular travel destinations, like Hong Kong, London, New York City, Paris, Rome and Toronto, don't require renting a car because they have excellent public transportation. Others, …

Cabo San Lucas

Flight Deal of the Day: New York to Europe for Under $300

TAP Portugal has astounding round-trip fares available from New York-JFK to 15 different European cities this fall.<p>With TAP Portugal's recently announced partnership with JetBlue, it just got easier and cheaper to visit a number of cities in Europe from the United States. And right now—like, right …

Flying

Here Are The Best Bags And Packing Tips For Every Trip

From choosing luggage to organizing what's in it, we've got you covered!<p>Not only is getting all of your stuff <i>into</i> the bag an issue, but there's also the issue of which bag to choose in the first place. After all, there's a lot to consider when it comes to weight, size, durability, multipurpose …

Backpacking

Why Don't Americans Travel Internationally?

"Danke," the cashier says to me as I walk away with my groceries from one of the supermarkets in Turkey.<p>I am not German. And despite the name Natasha, I am not Russian either.<p>Then I must be the blonde from Scandinavia, Australia, or The Netherlands. Nope, Nope, Nope. I go on to tell them I am from …

Fairy-tale Castles and Magic Mountains: A Dream Trip to Transylvania with Lonely Planet

<b>Lodged in the far corner of eastern Europe, Romania is a long-misunderstood country that suffers from a poor image.</b> Those who have visited know the …

Slovenia's Lake Bled Looks Like It's Straight Out of a Fairytale

Especially when the island in the middle is covered with a layer of pure white snow.<p>Once upon a time, in a far away land (also known as Slovenia), there was a lake with a rock island located smack dab in the middle. When locals decided to build a Gothic church on the land during the 1600s, it …

Storify: Macedonia road trip in pictures

Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor Brana Vladisavljevic visited Macedonia on a Balkans road trip. She discovered the beauties of Ohrid and Skopje, went on outdoors adventures, enjoyed the cuisine and admired some little-known historic sites.<p>A house in Ohrid. Image by Lonely Planet<p>Follow @branavl …