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Best of January 2014

Travel Photography

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

The world's hardest geography quiz

This quiz - featuring 15 of the world's most obscure capital cities - is perhaps the hardest we've ever devised. But that will only increase the sense of self-worth should you beat your friends.


The Cotswolds: a guide to autumn weekend breaks

Ideas for an autumn weekend break in the northern Cotswolds, including details on hotels, pubs, and family-friendly walks<p>Beautifully rural yet accessible thanks to good road and rail networks, and with much foodie appeal, the northern Cotswolds is a bucolic autumn destination. In the triangular …

Six Stunning Owners Direct Chocolate Box Cottages

Image credit: Foto Vintage Gales Chocolate Once upon a time, before graphic design and digital branding were a thing, chocolate boxes wore houses. …

21 amazing World Heritage Sites you've probably never heard of

European Travel

Quiz: How well do you know the world?

Do you know which country has a 'Door to Hell'? How about the population of Peru? Test your world knowledge with Lonely Planet's travel quiz to see just how much attention you were paying in school geography lessons<p>How many stars are there on the flag of China?<p>2<p>5<p>7<p>1<p>What is the currency of …

20 Icelandic adventures

Iceland is one of the most remarkable landscapes on the planet – but what to do while you're there? And where to start? Experience geysers, lagoons, …