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Louis Zamperini, the Inspiration for Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, Dies at 97

One of the most incredible American lives of the past century has come to an end.<p>Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian who spent 47 days lost at sea and …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

European Travel

Designer Wedding Dresses: Hamda Al Fahim, Krikor Jabotian Wedding Gowns

Neither Hamda Al Fahim nor Krikor Jabotian is primarily known as a wedding dress designer—but if they keep turning out gowns like these, they'll both have brides knocking down their doors soon enough. (Krikor trained under Save the Date favorite Elie Saab, which explains why I instantly fell in …

Spring green and cyprus trees, above the Golden Gate Bridge, on a warm #SanFrancisco evening. This fantastic shot was taken by LP author @johnvlahides #California #USA #lonelyplanet #travel

Japanese noodles for beginners

<i>This is an excerpt from the Eating chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>Tokyo</i> <i>guide.</i><p>It’s hard to imagine how Tokyo could function without noodles. From traditional Japanese staples such as <i>soba</i> and <i>udon</i> to that much beloved Chinese import that is <i>rāmen</i>, Tokyoites slurp down an impressive amount of noodles in …


Plaza de España on a sunny #Seville day #Andalucia #Spain. Designed by Anibal González, the plaza was built to showcase Spain's industry and technology exhibits at the 1929 World Fair. Consisting of mixed architecture styles, the Plaza is built on the edge of Maria Luisa Park and is accessible over the moat by numerous bridges representing the four ancient kingdoms of Spain. Image by LP staffer @erynella #LonelyPlanet #travel

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

<b>Clarifying moisturizer:</b> Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it.<p><b>Elbow and knee bleacher:</b> "If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon," says Patrice Coleman, owner of …

The ultimate guide to Galicia

Galicia gives travellers an alternative Spanish experience. With its strong Celtic connections, wild beaches and arguably the best seafood in Europe, this unique region in Spain’s northwest remains largely unexplored by the tourists flocking to Barcelona or the Costa del Sol.<p>While Santiago de …


24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

San Francisco

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 …


Barcelona's top museums and galleries

<i>This highlighted list of museums and galleries is taken from Lonely Planet's city guide to</i> <i>Barcelona</i><i>.</i><p>GALLERIES<p>CaixaForum<p><i>Image of CaixaForum by</i> <i>montuno</i><br>Housed in a former Modernista factory, an outstanding brick caprice by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this extensive private collection of contemporary art is …


Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …


This Game Of Thrones Emoji Recap Is Pure Genius

Game of Phones is wonderful. And pretty accurate!<p>Season three spoilers, here (I mean, I guess...).<p>More great emoji stuff from Cara Rose DeFabio can be found here.<p>(h/t @jennydeluxe)