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Overlooked U.S. Routes That Make for Incredible Road Trips

The great American road trip has been a vacation idea for ages. Of course, Route 66 is an iconic choice; the Pacific Coast Highway and Blue Ridge Parkway are up there too. Yet there are many highways, routes, and byways across the United States that can also make this journey equally memorable. …

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10 of the best rooftop bars in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Skajo, Freiburg, Germany<p>I had a couple of hours to spend in Freiburg while my bike was being repaired, but no energy left to sightsee. The guy at the cycle shop suggested I visit Skajo rooftop bar, in the old centre of Freiburg. Skajo provided a cooling breeze, cold beer and a …

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15 Best Coffee Shops in Sydney

In case you haven't already heard, the sunny city's brews are arguably some of the best in the world.<p>Coffee is serious business in this town. Whether you need to grab yours in a paper cup to go, or have time to sit and sip, our list has you covered.

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Fjord escort: a road trip to northern Norway

Oslo has good food, design and culture, but for spectacular scenery, nothing matches the west coast and the north. A drive along the famous coastal road will provide a lifetime of memories and photographs.<p>Drive north from <b>Bergen</b> on the first morning – start early if you want to make it all the way …

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British Columbia road trip: the art of getting lost

The best road trips have few set plans. They’re about the thrill of discovery, of not knowing what comes next. Forget detailed itineraries that look like a shopping list. As Kerouac said: “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep rolling under the stars.” That’s my kind of road …

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10 great road trips around the world: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Transylvania, Romania<p>This is a wonderfully underrated road-trip destination. From Bucharest, take Road 1 towards the Carpathian mountains, to the well-preserved medieval towns of Braşov and Sighişoara. On the way, you’ll often be surrounded by dense, dark woodland and craggy peaks, …

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The 15 Best Destinations in Southeast Asia

Spanning 11 countries, thousands of islands, and hundreds of traditional cultures and unique natural wonders, the region of Southeast Asia could take …

Want Exotic? Head to the North of Vietnam

Amongst the many South East Asian countries that have taken the new-age traveller by surprise, Vietnam stands at the top of the list. While this …

How to see another side of Vietnam's magical and popular Halong Bay this year

Already one of Vietnam’s most visited destinations, a spate of recent events has brought renewed attention to mystical Halong Bay in northern Vietnam, including a blockbuster Hollywood movie and the imminent opening of a new expressway and international airport.<p>Inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage …

New Road Hotel, London: ‘Smart, fun … and part of the local story’ – review

The best thing is the bed, or rather the two-metre-square sleeping platform that takes up most of the room<p>Everything you need and nothing you don’t. That’s the USP of this new hotel in a former 1950s textile factory in London’s Whitechapel. But that is a little disingenuous: all you really need is …

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Vang Vieng, Laos: From party capital to adventure paradise | CNN Travel

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The star quality of New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island

I was glad I had such terrible jet lag. Wide awake at 3.30am with my nine-year-old daughter on our lodge balcony, I stared for hours at the most incredible night sky I’ve ever seen before the dawn slowly started to rub out the stars on the horizon and the multiple shooting stars faded away.<p>We were …

12 of the best beach towns in southern Europe

Šibenik, Croatia<p>It’s known as the gateway to Krka national park and the Kornati islands, but this 1,000-year-old city has enough in itself to keep visitors happily busy for days. A slow amble along its waterfront goes past bars, restaurants and the 15th-century Cathedral of St James, a Unesco world …

The Ghan expedition – exploring Australia's great 'in-between'

From Darwin, through Katherine, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy and finally to Adelaide, the train journey offers travellers something different each day<p>In the boundless island continent of Australia, too often visitors and citizens fly right over the top and out of the country rather than seeing what’s …

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The best of Washington state and Oregon: readers’ travel tips

The Pacific Northwest is known for its great outdoors – lakes, mountain trails, wild shores. But our readers also have tips for the region’s eminently livable towns and cities<p>On a stormy day, dramatic tree-covered cliffs and rocky outcrops being pounded by the surf with cormorants swirling in the …

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Der Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island

Anfahrt über den Highway 4 zum Greenpoint Campground<p>Wer die Küstenstädtchen Tofino und Ucluelet sowie den dazwischen liegenden Pacific Rim National …

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Your Guide to the Amazing Morning Market in Luang Prabang, Laos

The Luang Prabang morning is a wonderful place to find interesting and authentic food, mountains of fresh locally grown vegetables, and an abundance …

10 of the world's epic train journeys

Whether gliding through the Rockies or labouring up the Andes, our pick of spectacular railway trips gets a green light for all budgets<p>Somewhat greedily, the Swiss boast three world-class rail journeys: the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express and, most spectacular of all, the Jungfraubahn. …

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You can travel from the United Kingdom to Australia without ever getting on a plane

Plane travel sucks. Yes, it’s convenient to get anywhere in the world in the span of hours, but everything else — the security, the food, the …

Die 10 höchsten Passstrassen der Schweiz

Ob mit Auto, Töff oder Velo: Die Fahrt über einen Pass hat an warmen Tagen ihren ganz besonderen Reiz. Hier kommen die zehn höchstgelegenen …

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How to live like a local in Nairobi, Kenya

Lonely Planet Local Clementine Logan moved to Nairobi for a job in journalism over five years ago and hasn’t looked back. She compares the city to the coconuts sold in its bustling markets – tough to crack open but sweet inside. She says the tantalising mix of energetic city life and calming nature …

A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

Before I moved to Lisbon, almost a quarter of a century ago, someone told me: “From afar, it looks like a queen. But from closer you see that the old empress’s make-up is smudged and flaking, and that the ornaments fluttering in the wind are not lace, but someone’s laundry drying at the windows. …

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Great desert adventures: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: The Canning stock route, Australia<p>Crossing four deserts, the Canning stock route in Western Australia extends 1,850km from Halls Creek (east of Broome) to Wiluna in the mid-west. The route was established in 1910 to break a monopoly in the beef trade. Much of it is bush track and can …

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

Patagonia holidays,Travel,Argentina holidays,Chile holidays,Adventure travel,Whale watching holidays,Horse riding holidays,Camping holidays,Walking holidays,South America holidays<p>Forty years ago this month, Bruce Chatwin visited Patagonia and his subsequent book lit a beacon for the remote region …

Finland’s newest national park

The long-standing relationship between man and nature in Finland’s 40th national park stretches back thousands of years.<p>The first thing that struck me about Hossa was the pure, unadulterated silence. It’s almost as if time stands still here, with nothing so much as a breeze disturbing the pristine, …

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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>Theo and I saunter along the road from Aveiro that crosses its wide, shiny, tame lagoon, and arrive in …

10 of the best small islands in Croatia

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 waters, from the surrounding Elaphiti archipelago to the Croatian mainland beyond. Just 220 year-round residents share this car-free island, which measures less …

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 …

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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>The volcano Villarrica is impossible to miss in Pucón; it looms over you no matter where you go in town. …

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 …