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Quiet escapes in Croatia

<b>Jo O’Riordan, north London, writes</b><p>I’m 22 and my aunt is a young 50. We want to go Croatia in June – somewhere with a sandy beach, culture and amazing food. We don’t like crowds. We aren’t getting a car, and we want to stay in one place.<p><b>Jane Foster, Croatia expert, replies</b><p>I suggest you stay in the …

Summer holidays: how to find a last-minute bargain

Have you booked your summer holiday? If not, you are one of a rapidly growing number of people who are shunning the traditional booking rush in January and February and waiting until the last minute – often the very last minute – to try to find something. But are you doing the right thing? Maybe …

Classic Paris: a fresh look at the City of Light

Just because you’ve visited a city’s top sight, does that mean you should never return again? Here, <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> tours the star sights of Paris, from the heights of the Eiffel Tower to the depths of the catacombs, and reveals some of the secrets that you may have missed the first time …

The Plight of the Honeybee

Billions of dollars—and a way of life—ride on saving pollinators.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Bees are back in the news this spring, if not back in fields pollinating this summer's crops. The European Union (EU) has announced that it will ban, for two years,</b> …

Strap yourself in: the world's most extreme road trips

Travelling these routes inspires wonder and awe in those willing to shrug off the discomforts and heart-in-mouth moments that they entail.<p>Whether you're gazing through a dirt-smudged window on a clapped-out bus, its engine revving desperately to clear a narrow pass, or grinding through an endless …

How to budget for student and gap year travel

Whether you're taking cash or card, the key to avoiding exorbitant charges on your travels this summer is preparation, says student finance expert David Ellis.<p>Though it is no doubt cheaper to ship in some sand and turn up the heating, most students this year will holiday – 96 per cent, in fact. …

In defence of the 'tourist trail'

We’ve all met them on the road: the travel snobs who insist they’re not tourists and label major monuments as tourist traps. They wouldn’t be caught dead following the herd.<p>In a Cairo hostel, I met a girl who announced that she’d been in the city for three months and had yet to see the Pyramids. …