Lee McCullough

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8 Costly Flight Booking Mistakes You Make All the Time

Before you book your next flight, here's how to make sure you're getting the best deal.<p>Whether you travel for pleasure or for business, buying a …

Personal Finance

11 Incredible Countries That Are Dirt Cheap to Visit Right Now

You may be experiencing the overwhelming urge to take a vacation right now. You may also be experiencing the overwhelming urge to guard all your …

Flight Deals: U.S. to Italy from $413 RT & U.S. to Philippines for $174 Roundtrip

There are a few great airfare deals this morning worth looking at.<p>U.S. to Italy<p>The Points Guy is reporting that several airlines are offering cheap …

The 44 Most Wondrous Places to Visit in 2016

Inside Salina Turda, a salt mine in Romania. (Photo: Gabriel Tocu/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 4.0)<p>Where would you like to go exploring in 2016?<p>The options …

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Travelers

11 Apps That Take the Stress Out of Travel Planning

Be your own travel agent with these insightful apps.<p>From weather and flight updates, through hotels and transportation, all the way to dining and entertainment, there's a relevant smartphone app out there to guide you. We've rounded up some of the best travel apps worth your attention.

Apps

The Best Time to Sail in Greece – Your Guide to Sailing Seasons

<b>The best time to sail in Greece</b> will depend on your personal preferences and the kind of activities you plan to do there. Maybe you have a penchant …

11 Travel Scams that Make Great Stories

These are 11 Travel Scams that make great stories, and others where you can learn a lesson. I don’t think that anyone is immune from travel scams, …

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5 Reasons Japan is a Budget Traveler’s Dream Destination

Gone are the days when travel to Japan was exclusive to hedge fund managers and Nintendo geeks, and with it the assumption that it’s expensive, …

Best views in New Zealand: 10 great lookouts

When it’s time to get high, look no further than New Zealand – a country with more hills, peaks and points than you can shake a (very long) stick at. Many of the grandest vistas are in the wilderness, so you’ll have to haul yourself uphill to reach them. But here we bring you some spectacular …

Slovenia's unique sleeps: camping, glamping and offbeat lodgings

Blessed with natural splendour in abundance, Slovenia has been crafting itself a well-deserved reputation for clean, green travel. To supplement its outdoorsy appeal, quirky accommodation is springing up in the scenic countryside, and clever locals are embracing and redefining one of the travel …

Tasmania: the isle that's wild at heart

Discover an Australian island where convicts were sent to be forgotten, huge cliffs mark the last frontier before Antarctica, and ancient forests wriggle with mysterious creatures.<p>The squawk of a black cockatoo rings out across the bay like the sound of an unoiled hinge. From the water’s edge, a …

10 must-see natural wonders in Indonesia

With more than 17,000 islands – ranging from palm-fringed islets to the leviathan bulk of Sumatra – Indonesia's natural diversity is showcased amid more than 1.9 million sq km straddling the equator and stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. Volcanic peaks rise from lush jungle, the …

Europe's best national parks

Yours to keep: a free pass to Europe’s best bits – areas enshrined as national parks, where the only entry requirement is a sense of adventure.<p>Hike across sparkling glaciers, explore wild, fabled forests and meet mountain goats with this sampler from our new title, <i>The Best Things in Life are …

By land and sea: outdoor adventures in Indonesia

Stretching more than 4000km from east to west, Indonesia's sprawling island-packed jungle archipelago offers many opportunities for active and adventurous travellers. Superb diving and snorkelling showcases a diverse and colourful underwater seascape, while above the water, challenging surf breaks …

Family travel snap: LP Destination Editor, Joe Bindloss

For this month’s family travel snap we're hitting the road in Thailand with six-year-old Tyler and his dad Joe. Joe worked for many years researching and writing guidebooks as a freelance writer for Lonely Planet before opting to be based in the office as a Destination Editor for the Indian …

Travel

12 Astonishingly Unique Beaches You Won’t Believe Exist

<b>Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal</b><p>Benagil, a small Portuguese village on the Atlantic Ocean in Lagoa Municipality, is a big draw for tourists with the …

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Thai Cooking Class with Pat in Phuket

I love Asian food, especially Thai, but when it comes to cooking it in my own home, I’m often left confused. Mostly by the ingredients. Why kaffir …

8 Reasons Croatia is Officially the World's Most Desirable Destination

If you've clicked on this article then it won't surprise you to know that Croatia is officially the world's most popular vacation destination. Yep, …

6 of the World's Most Popular Places—And Where to Go Instead

Barcelona. Reykjavík. Santorini. Some of the world's most beloved places are getting harder and harder to access, thanks to Airbnb restrictions, tourists taxes, and outright caps on how many visitors are allowed in each year. And while we're not telling you not to go, you'll need to brace for the …

Marie Kondo's tips for organizing your kitchen

Professional organizer Marie Kondo has seemingly taken over the world — or at least the closet of someone you know — in the past year. Her bestselling book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" is 213 compelling pages about, you guessed it, the art of tidying.<p>In Kondo's newest book, "Spark Joy," …

Meet the First Model With Down Syndrome to Be Featured as the Face of a Beauty Campaign

Gorgeous.<p>Haircare line Beauty & Pin-Ups revealed the face of their latest campaign, and it's 32-year-old model Katie Meade. Her luscious locks are the official tresses of the brand's Fearless Hair Rescue Treatment, and she looks <i>amazing</i>. This marks the first time a woman with Down syndrome is …

Helpful Travel Infographic Compares Average Airbnb Prices with Hotel Rates Around the World

Thanks to Airbnb, travelers have seemingly infinite possibilities of places to stay. The home-sharing site offers all types of dwellings, from opulent estates to a modest bedroom in someone's apartment. Typically, Airbnb seems like it has the best rates for budget-conscious sightseers–especially …

Marie Kondo’s illustrated guide to a home that sparks joy

An entranceway that sparks joy<p>As a self-proclaimed tidying freak, I can tell the state of a person’s closets the instant I set foot in the doorway. One client’s front entranceway was jammed with shoes and a bundle of newspapers ready for recycle. Keys, gloves, and delivery forms were strewn …

10 reasons to keep travelling adventurously with kids

Melanie Gow explains why having kids shouldn't stop you from travelling adventurously – and why you should actually travel more.<p>We were two metres …

The 25 Places You Must Explore In 2016

From Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016 and Afar Media's Where to Go in 2016.

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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