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Apps That Make Travel More Social

<i>Highways Agency / Flickr</i><p>Social media and smartphone apps have drastically changed the way people travel. Gone are the days when vacation-goers privately booked their flights, planned exclusively with a guidebook or reminisced about trips solely through photo albums. Nowadays, it's all about sharing …

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Vietnam’s largest city has sprawled from the small Khmer village of Prey Nokor, once surrounded by prowling tigers, through a century of opium-raddled French colonialism, to today’s manic, modern metropolis stalked by glassy skyscrapers – a rapacious capitalist machine powering a one-party …

The 11 best street foods worth blowing your diet over

You’re on holiday abroad exploring a local market. Suddenly an enticing aroma encircles you and makes you turn your head to find the source. There’s a long queue of hungry people looking jealously at people walking away munching on something delicious-looking. What are they eating? Maybe you should …

24 hours in Macau

Just an hour from Hong Kong by high-speed ferry lies the former Portuguese colony of Macau. Its heritage architecture sits easily alongside incense-scented temples and shrines, and the Portuguese spoken by some long-time residents intermingles with local Cantonese and the Mandarin of the crowds …

Taiwan: a secret foodie wonderland

Right now, in-the-know foodies from across Asia are descending on an island in the East China Sea to gobble steaming plates of dumplings and nibble stinking sticks of tofu.<p>Taiwan’s food scene is exploding and now is the time to go - Taiwanese chefs are winning awards, the country heaves with night …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Top 10 boutique budget hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam

Y Lan Guesthouse<p>Hanoi is the world's copycat capital when it comes to hotels, restaurants and tour operators, but there's nowhere else like Y Lan Guesthouse, quite possibly the most authentic homestay in Vietnam. Behind a thick door off a busy boulevard in the French Quarter, the quiet, modest …

31 Household Products You'll Never Have To Buy Again

Save money and keep your home chemical free with these DIY recipes.

11 Surefire Ways To Get Your Ass Out Of Bed

New Year's resolution: Stop being a lazy slacker and start being a REAL PERSON.

Top 10 unusual hotels and places to stay: readers' travel tips

Winning Tip: Tubotel, Langkawi, Malaysia<p>Sleeping in a drainpipe doesn't sound that appealing, but try the Tubotel. Each room is made of a brightly painted section of 2m-diameter concrete drainpipe, sealed at one end with a glass-door entrance that looks directly on to the Andaman Sea. The rooms are …

Our favourite images of the week

Stunning images from the past seven days, capturing Antwerp’s hip industrial waterfront, Canada’s lush wildlands and beach football in Rio.

Four Seasons of Travel

A day-trip to North Korea's border

Following orders from the US soldier to line up in a row, we stood obediently looking out into enemy lines. I cast my mind back to the waiver form I’d just signed: ‘The visit to the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom will entail entering a hostile area and the possibility of injury or death as a …

North Korea

Angkor Wat and around in three days: a holiday itinerary

Pack Angkor Wat, Khmer culture and nights out into a thrilling three-day tour of Cambodia's temple centre, Siem Reap<p><b>DAY 1: STAR ATTRACTIONS</b><p>Morning<p>Most travellers come here to explore Angkor archaeological park (Angkor Pass: one-day £12, three-day £24, seven-day £37) and in particular the stupendous …

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

The language of photography

Photography and technical jargon go together like a DSLR and a hot shoe mounted flash. If you're new to photography there's a lot of lingo to know, particularly around the camera and its equipment. There's ISO, White Balance, RAW, etc.<p>It can be intimidating to try and navigate the world of …

Landscape Photography

Two-Tailed Ancient Bird Uncovered

An ancient dinosaur-era bird turns out to have two tails, one perhaps for flying and the other for showing off.<p><b>The early bird gets two tails? A 120-million-year-old bird sported a long tail and a second, unexpected tail frond, paleontologists suggest. The discovery points to a complicated</b> …

AliveCor ECG comes to Android, transmits your palpitations to Instagram

If you've been gazing longingly at the AliveCor Heart Monitor but an Android affinity has kept you out in the cold, its developer has good news. Starting today, AliveCor's clinical-quality (and now FDA-approved) ECG is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S III, S4 and the HTC One. The device itself …

This city’s all Seoul

The South Korean capital makes waves for technological innovation and K-pop music, but it is the nights that are enticing travellers, with a host of traditions both old and new.

Audrey’s Seoul

<b>Audrey Bergner</b> was born in Canada, raised in Argentina, and inexplicably found herself living in Seoul. During her time there she mastered the art of singing at a <i>noraebang</i>, reading <i>hangul</i>, and grilling pork belly at the table. Here are a few of Audrey’s favorite things about the South Korean …

Bangkok in three days: holiday itinerary

Bangkok can be as bewildering as it is bewitching. In the first of a new series on holiday itineraries, we tell you how to make the most of Thailand's exuberant capital, filling your days with street food, impressive temples and lively bars<p>For old town charm, check into canalside B&B The Asadang …

Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review: a WiFi 'lens camera' that mounts directly on your smartphone

Earlier this month at IFA, Sony introduced an entirely new type of point-and-shoot camera. The QX10 and its big brother, the QX100, are missing a built-in LCD. Instead, framing, image review, configuration and even storage are all handled on another device: your smartphone. These "lens cameras," as …

Hong Kong’s enchanting homage to the moon

The Mid-Autumn Festival bathes the city in a glow of colour, as lanterns of all shapes and sizes, fiery dragon dances and moon cakes combine to create a magical fairytale land.<p>September is the perfect time to visit Hong Kong. Not only has the intense heat of summer passed, it is also when the much …

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. …

Picture quiz – do you know your world cities?

Some city skylines are so iconic they are instantly recognisable. Leaving out the most obvious contenders, we've put together this gallery of cities around the world – see how many you can guess <b><br>Click here for the answers</b> (You may want to open it in a new tab, so you can read them side by side)

Do you know your world cities? Quiz answers

<b>Image one:</b> Seoul.<br>One of the world's great megacities, the south Korean capital is home to approximately 24 million people.<b><br>Fancy a trip?</b> Read about Jennifer Cox's walk across the vast spawling city.<br>This gallery of images by Mike Beech captures the intensity of the city.<br>Seoul may not be as well known …

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