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14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Australian National Parks

25 Unbelievable Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed

These are the kinds of places friends and family expect travelers to go.<p>But there are plenty of places to see that are under the radar; often known only by locals.<p>Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of …

French Polynesia

7 Industrial-Chic Hotels

While there's plenty to be said in favor of the new, sometimes the best things stem from a solid original foundation. Industrial structures like warehouses and factories are finding new incarnations as luxury hotels, challenging designers to get creative with old bones and drawing in guests who …

42 Places You'd Rather Be Right Now

Summer has officially started, but here you are, back at work after an amazing three-day weekend. If the thought of meetings, deadlines, and any sort of responsibility whatsoever is bringing you down this morning, let these exotic locales inspire a little daydreaming about warmer climes, sandy …

Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

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 …

Travel

6 Great Apps For Last-Minute Trip Planning

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National Geographic Travel

10 Ways to Visit Stockholm on a Budget

One of my favorite places in the world is Stockholm (I even attempted to live there last year). I love the city’s historical beauty, the natural …

top 10 regions

Need inspiration for your travels in 2014? These 10 regions have captivated our travel experts with their natural beauty and cultural riches.<p>1. Sikkim, India<p><b>Green is the colour</b><p>A bird's-eye view over Yumthang Valley in Sikkim, India. Image by Image Source / Getty Images.<p>Picking up national accolades …

top 10 cities

After feverish debate, the results are finally in. Discover our travel experts' final cut of the most essential travel experiences and destinations on our Best in Travel page. And our top 10 cities - from reinvented classics to destinations on the rise - are sure to inspire your travels in …

top 10 countries

These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they’re hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travellers. Feast your eyes on 2014's most unmissable destinations.<p>1. Brazil<p><b>All eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup</b><p>A game of beach football …

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 …

Put these 10 countries on your travel list for 2014

SOME OF THE PLACES below make the list because they’re hosting mega-events in 2014; others are included simply because they’re awesome and I’m dying …

European Travel

Our 15 Favorite Hotel Bars In The World

There’s an unmistakable thrill attached to the hotel bar. Charging creative cocktails (sans plastic!) to what you hope is the right room; flirting …

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

Top 5 Boutique Hotels in the World

Image courtesy of www.dorchestercollection.com<p>GAYOT's Top Ten Boutique Hotels in the world are intimate, comfortable and often eccentric in the best of ways. They range from a converted eighteenth-century Italian palazzo, to one of Austin's original parlor manors. Selected for their small size and …

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

National Geographic Travel

America's Most Romantic Towns (PHOTOS)

Carly Holbrook came to Aspen, Colo., for the Winter X Games, but left with the love of her life.<p>The public relations exec recalls meeting her future husband after a free concert, a few cocktails, and some impromptu salsa dancing. "As he walked me back to my friend's house later that night," …

Brazil

5 Places to Find Your Zen in San Francisco

By Rachel Ward, San Francisco editor, Where®<p><i>Photo courtesy Samovar Tea Lounge</i><p>When traveling in a fast-paced metropolis, a moment of respite in a quiet place is a luxury to relish. In San Francisco, peaceful havens cater to that need, providing an escape. Here's where to go to relax, renew and …

The Window Seat

Greetings from California! I'll be visiting here for the next two weeks. Instead of flying back and forth across the country willy-nilly, I prefer to make one big trip of things like this, and pack in as much in as possible. You'll be hearing more about my trip as I go.<p>Cross-country flights always …

National Geographic Travel

DK Paris City Guide

• <b>Author:</b> DK<p>The DK Paris City Guide brings stunning images, lively illustrations and enhanced visual content to life on the iPad, with flexible itineraries that allow you to do as much or as little as you like. Attractive photography and illustrations rich in detail allow you to explore Paris, giving …

European Travel

The Norwegian Getaway That Most Passengers Never Get To See

New York City for first-timers

<i>Baffled by the Big Apple, or hoping to glimpse the stranger side of NYC? Check out Lonely Planet's essential guide for first-timers, or for a peek at New York's oddities, our friends at BBC Travel have all the secrets.</i><p>No question stumps a New Yorker more than the most common one from a first-time …

Incredible Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) display at the #ArcticCircle landmark sign in Yukon Territory. The #AuroraBorealis is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the Thermosphere. Photo by @extremenature http://bit.ly/1fkYMFi