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Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa de Prata, Portugal

Central Portugal’s pristine beaches are pounded by the Atlantic and dotted with simple restaurants, but barely touched by tourists, making them havens for those who crave space – and great seafood<p>More hidden coasts: France | Spain | Greece | Italy<p>Theo and I saunter along the road from Aveiro that …

European Travel

10 of the best small islands in Croatia

These Adriatic islets, many sparsely populated and little visited, are perfect for boat rides, great walking trails, lovely beaches and the odd bit of culture<p>Lopud<p>An hour’s ferry ride from Dubrovnik, Lopud is a world away from the city’s bustle. Panoramic views take in mountains and deep-blue …

European Travel

Guide to Patagonia: what to do, how to do it, and where to stay

Forty years ago this month, Bruce Chatwin visited Patagonia and his subsequent book lit a beacon for the remote region in many travellers’ minds. Chris Moss picks the highlights among its peaks, glaciers and lakes<p>For my first forays into Patagonia, in the 1990s, I left behind my guidebooks and …

The "Up And Coming" Trending Destinations Of 2018 - According To TripAdvisor...

What if you could visit a destination before all the mainstream tourists, right when it just begins to hit it’s prime? Enter TripAdvisors 2018 …

Brazil

Highlights of Chile: readers’ travel tips

Explore the Andes on foot, take a campervan road trip, get close to volcanoes – some made of chocolate – or sample pisco sour in Santiago, and beyond. Guardian readers revel in the best of Chile<p>Winning tip: Climbing Villarrica in Pucón<p>The volcano Villarrica is impossible to miss in Pucón; it looms …

South America

Buenos Aires: what to see, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

With its modern art museums, hidden basement bars, and fast-evolving food scene, Argentina’s capital is the most sophisticated city in Latin America<p>One of Latin America’s most energetic metropolises, Buenos Aires today is a city for good times, and late nights. Just bear in mind that 1am is an …

Micro chips: Brussels' friteries get stylish redesign as mirrored shacks

The kiosks serving frites, Belgium’s favourite street food, are getting a design revamp that will include mirrored facades and personalised signs<p>No trip to Brussels is complete without a stop at a <i>friterie</i>, the simple kiosks serving the classic Belgian snack – crunchy fries served with a choice of …

Samurai

Koh Chang to Koh Kood: island-hopping around eastern Thailand

Thailand’s eastern islands offer the beauty, unspoilt beaches and personal touch missing from more touristy areas and, with accommodation from £28 a night, they’re affordable, too<p>The island of Koh Chang and its satellites – which include Koh Mak and Koh Kood – are the eastern-most islands in …

The Best Places to Travel in Mexico and Central & South America in January

January is an action packed month in Mexico and Central and South America — here's where to go now.<p>January is an action-packed month in Latin …

Canyon trifft Karibik – und das mitten in Europa

Der intensive Duft der blühenden Lavendelfelder hatte einen leichten Schwindel ausgelöst. Das Gefühl beim Blick in den 300 Meter tiefen Abgrund ist …

How To Save Up To 35% On Plane Tickets Using The Amex Platinum Card...

The merits of business and first class need no introduction. Refined lounges, airport fast tracks and beds in the sky are a no brainer – if you can …

Australiens berühmtester Berg versinkt im Lichtermeer

Eine Kunstinstallation taucht den Uluru in ein ganz neues Licht.<p>Man stelle sich den Uluru, auch bekannt als Ayers Rock und eine der bekanntesten …

5 Life-Changing Experiences in Vietnam

Visiting Vietnam is an unforgettable experience in and of itself. Throw in some breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating local culture, warm […]5 …

Vietnam

Is This the Most Transcendent Way to Explore New York City?

Photo by Luca Campigotto/GALLERYSTOCK<p>An NYC local rediscovers her city by crossing the bridges that connect it.<p>Until my 13th year of living in New …

Be amazed by the first drone footage of Kakadu National Park in Australia

The first drone footage of Kakadu National Park has been released, showing off stunning footage of the Australian landscape.<p>Released by Tourism NT (Northern Territory), the video, entitled A Journey through Kakadu, shows the World Heritage-listed national park from above, from the famous Yellow …

21 world wonders that you're not supposed to visit

Arthur Conan Doyle

Tashkent Metro: A Soviet Relic - Live and Let's Fly

One of my favorite activities when visiting a large city in the former Soviet Union is checking out the Metro system. The well-preserved Metro system …

These Airbnbs Across South East Asia Are So Exquisite That You’ll Be Compelled To Jet, Set Go!

If there’s one place in the world that is a Wanderluster's dream, has a kickass nightlife and picturesque scenery, it’s South East Asia. But, why not …

A regional guide to Europe's best road trips

Packed with ancient history, sophisticated cities, cultural treasures, fine food and even finer art, Europe has an embarrassment of riches and is a dream for all kinds of travellers. And with landscapes boasting rugged coastlines, rolling country fields and mighty mountains (to name but a few), …

The Most Beautiful Places in Australia

Whether you're visiting for the first or fifth time, the natural beauty of Australia is guaranteed to blow you away. With pink lakes, vertical cliffs, and beaches crowded with kangaroos, the country's landscapes are unrivaled. Even below earth's surface, life seems to shine a little brighter Down …

Mother River: a journey along the Mekong in Laos

Flowing down the spine of Southeast Asia, the Mekong River has played a pivotal role in the region’s history, and nowhere more so than in the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Laos.<p>Take a river trip through the province of Champasak, past coffee plantations, hidden temples and thunderous waterfalls all …

Canada’s Haida Gwaii archipelago: kayaking to the edge of the world

These remote islands, 100km off British Columbia, are home to one of the oldest traceable populations on Earth, yet they are still fighting to save their environment and ancient culture<p>Early morning and a group of eight river otters in the bay eye us with nonchalant curiosity as we pack the kayaks. …

An expert’s guide: the best homestays in Vietnam | Travel Feature

Vietnam’s emergence as one of Asia’s most vibrant destinations shows no sign of abating. And with the rapid pace of change affecting everywhere from …

10 of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods to visit right now

Few travel lovers have trouble naming the world’s greatest cities; the likes of London, New York and Rio de Janeiro will always draw curious wanderers. But keeping tabs on the local trends that keep city life so exciting is another matter.<p>We asked our Lonely Planet Locals from around the globe to …

Top 10: the best boutique hotels in Bali

An expert guide to the top boutique hotels in Bali, featuring the best places to stay for easy luxury, stylish villas, alluring pools, exquisite food and glamorous spas, in locations including Ubud, Seminyak and Canggu.<p>The Purist Villas<p>Ubud, Bali, Indonesia<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>This intimate …

Asia Travel

France road trip: La Rochelle, Cognac and the Atlantic coast islands

Great seafood, Roman remains and a pine-fringed, cycle-friendly island are among the highlights of this leisurely paced two-week route • See the Perpignan and Spanish border, and Lyon to Nice road trips<p><b>La Rochelle</b> is a lively, sparkling seaside town with a great reputation for seafood, three urban …

Serene summer in Finland’s centenary national park

The Nordic country’s newly opened Hossa national park has all the wilderness an adventure traveller – or a bear – could desire<p>In a hide two miles from the Russian border in Finland’s Suomussalmi region, we watch and wait. For centuries, the European brown bear has been pushed by deforestation into …

Pacific Northwest: bicycles, bookshops, weirdness and coffee

Seattle is famed for its coffee and Portland its quirkiness, but this is also a region that celebrates the environment and the arts, as well as being a home for Amazon, Boeing and Microsoft<p>One hundred and fifty years ago the Pacific Northwest was a wooded anarchy. Inhabited by thwarted goldrush …

Kazakhstan’s incredible capital will be showcased as visitors flock to Astana for Expo 2017

With Expo 2017 kicking off in Astana in just over a week, people from around the world will be heading to the capital of Kazakhstan to take part in the months-long event – and explore the modern city on the steppes.<p>The specialized expo centres on the theme of “Future Energy”, and will see …

A first-timer’s guide to visiting Australia’s Fraser Island

There’s something quite magical about first stepping foot on Fraser Island. Stretching over 120km, this raw, rugged sand island – the world’s largest – off Queensland’s southeast coast feels utterly otherworldly. With its wild untamed beaches, towering old-growth forests, crystal-clear freshwater …