Melody Witwer

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The Best Shopping Spots around Rome

<b>Italy is well known as the home of fashion. Here's where to spend your bucks.</b><p>Vintage shopping in Rome<p>Via del Governo Vecchio, just off Piazza Navona, …

Seeing Rome in four days upon arrival

Four days in Rome—If you are arriving by air<p>What to see and do if you arrive in Rome and have only 4 days to spend seeing the sights<p><i>Note:</i> This is the …

Rome city layout

A rundown of the main streets, piazzas, and neighborhoods to help you navigate the Eternal City<p>Rome is strung along an S-shaped bend of the <b>Tevere</b> …

Rome Express Guide by a local

The “short on time and money” Guide to Rome by a local<p>post by: Simone<p>Roma Caput Mundi, my city, my pride, my hate……. sounds so great!<br>This is not the …

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Local experience in Rome - Travel to Italy - Live like a local in Roma

<b>Picture Roma</b><p>First thing that comes to mind, the <b>Colosseo</b>? Maybe the <b>Città Vaticano</b> or the <b>Fori Imperiali</b>, <b>Castel Sant’Angelo</b> perhaps.<p>But, does <b>Roma have</b> …

You Can Now Explore the Roman Colosseum at Night

A new late-night tour will take visitors through the ancient arena and underground.<p>Following a major restoration, the activityColosseumSymbol of the city's enduring grandeur—and complex historyColosseum in Rome is brighter and cleaner than it's been in 2,000 years. No better time to look at it …

A long weekend in Rome

Live La Dolce Vita while discovering art, history and the coolest neighbourhoods in the Italian capital<p><b>Why go?</b> The Eternal City has to be a top-ten …

Wild Québec: encountering nature in Canada’s backyard

From moose spotting in the Forêt Montmorency to whale watching in the Baie Ste-Catherine, Québec is the Canada of epic nature, big wildlife and wide-open skies our author Kerry Christiani always dreamed about.<p>Forêt Montmorency<p>Pierre Vaillancourt is no ordinary guide. Wolves, he tells me, are his …

Baku: where to eat, play and stay in the 2015 European Games host city

Despite its brief moment in the spotlight as the host of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, the easternmost corner of the Caucasus has remained largely unknown to travellers – until now. As Baku gears up to host the world’s first European Games in 2015, Lonely Planet has the scoop on how to make the …

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Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

Completed in 1913, Grand Central Terminal – more commonly, if technically incorrectly, called Grand Central Station – is another of New York’s stunning Beaux Arts buildings, boasting 75ft-high, glass-encased catwalks and a vaulted ceiling bearing a mural of the constellations streaming across it. The balconies overlooking the main concourse afford an expansive view; perch yourself on one of these at around 5pm on a weekday to get a glimpse of the grace that this terminal commands under pressure. It’s quite amazing how this dramatic space evokes the romance of train travel, while also enduring the bustle of present-day New York. Whether you’re traveling somewhere or not, the station merits a special trip for the architecture alone – not to mention for the fine-dining restaurants and gourmet food court, cool bars, funky shops, holiday craft fairs and occasional music performances. Image snapped by LP staffer @rhiannonwatt whilst working in #NewYork. #LonelyPlanet #travel

NYC's most decadent and delightful themed bars - bar crawl travel

From the bright neon lights of Times Square to iconic buildings that touch the sky, New York City is anything but ordinary. Yet, with so much personality thriving in one place, getting noticed is easier said than done. These 11 themed bars, while perhaps not as well known as Jekyll and Hyde or …

Say goodbye to store bought bars. Make your own clif bars easily. This recipe is very adaptable to make your own custom flavors. http://mywholefoodlife.com/2013/02/01/homemade-almond-clif-bars/ Pin it: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/413909021973315200/

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

Supersized natural wonders of US National Parks

Superlative natural wonders appear wherever you turn in the USA's national parks. Whether you're working on your bucket list - 'Climb North America's highest mountain!' - or just wanting to hug the world's largest living tree, you can explore nature's extreme outer limits at these record-setting US …

When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …