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Chile’s land of ice-blue lakes

All you need is a sturdy bike, a knack for light packing and a sense of adventure to explore Patagonia before it changes forever.<p>The Carretera Austral could be one of the most spectacular and challenging cycle tours in the world. It is made of endless stretches of empty dirt roads surrounded by …

South America

Paradise Found

Cave reflection

Bangkok Train juicer

Water to the mountain

Golden Goal

Traditional Cooking

Hawaii Tourism Waits on Chinese Visitors to Lift Slow Tourism Growth

Tourism experts are expecting a substantial influx of Chinese visitors to Hawaii.<p>“It’s the market that everybody’s been talking about,” Big Island …

#Stockholm, Sweden's capital, is a mirage of saffron- and terracotta-coloured buildings shimmering between blue water and bluer skies all summer, or covered with snow and dotted with lights in winter. The old town, #GamlaStan, is a concoction of storybook buildings, imposing palaces and razor-thin cobblestone streets. The modern city centre is vibrant and famous for producing sleek designs, edgy fashion and world-class nightclubs. And it’s all surrounded by pristine forests and the 24,000 or so rocky islands that make up the archipelago (skärgÃ¥rd)! #Sweden was named one of our Top 10 Countries for this year's Best in Travel series. Are you heading to Sweden this year? If you've travelled to Stockholm, what were your highlights? [Image by LP photographer @felixrioux.] #LonelyPlanet #travel