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Travel Alumni Spotlight: Finding Alternative Paths to Travel Careers

Keeping customers at the center of any career path is an important action plan that someone can have who’s forging a career in travel.<p>Education is …

Tokyo Tripping

Jet-lagging my way through nights of little sleep and subdued hotel lighting feels like an upgraded Twilight Zone. Elegant chocolate brown and dusky grey walls leave me tapping them for the elevators which within seconds transport me to the soaring heights of skyscrapers and helipads or down to the …

Best street food in New York City -- from falafel to bagels | CNN Travel

The One Place In Asia You're Overlooking But Shouldn't

Jamie Metzl is a modern day renaissance man -- a novelist, extreme endurance athlete, senior U.S. policy aide, and also a bonafide Asia expert.<p>Metzl has traveled extensively in the region, earned a Ph.D. in Asian history from Oxford, served as executive vice president of the prestigious Asia …

Gift guide 2014: Gifts for the foodie traveller

From an indulgent gastronomic trip through Provence to a barbeque made for off-roading, we’ve found five tasty ideas for the epicurean explorer in your life.

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Gift guide 2014: Gifts for the eco-traveller

From hip bags made from aeroplane seats to a toothbrush that will last a lifetime, we’ve sourced five presents that will help you see the world and save it too.

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Lessons from the road: mistakes travel writers make (so you don't have to) - part I

Pay close attention to the shortest phrases in a Lonely Planet guidebook. Advice like: don’t swim in the river. No photos. Watch your wallet. Those nuggets of travel wisdom are usually earned the hard way by a Lonely Planet author.<p>We’re going to tell you the back stories behind some sage guidebook …

Lessons from the road: mistakes travel writers make (so you don’t have to) – part II

As we’ve learned from Lonely Planet authors in our earlier article, travel-writer mishaps can result in pearls of wisdom for readers. Here we continue telling the real stories behind some of the simplest advice in travel guidebooks.<p><b>Don’t off-road in your rental car</b><p>San Francisco Chronicle <i>Travel</i> …

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Episode 6 - Tokyo With Three Local Characters

Tokyo is too close up to see, sometimes. There are no distances and everything is above your head... - David Mitchell<p>Tokyo is a megalopolis. If you get to a vantage point like the top of the Mori Tower in Roppongi, the city stretches out as far as the eye can see in every direction. Only Mt. Fuji …

The Secret to Remembering Travel

Whenever I look through all those files of <i>things</i> I’ve saved over the years, I usually stumble upon some long-forgotten newspaper article I tucked away. I give it a casual glance, turn it over, then invariably find that whatever’s on the back is more interesting. Serendipity seems to win out over …

Notes on the ‘stragglelogue’ as a travel book genre, and how I followed Hunter S. Thompson

It was about five years ago that I first hatched the idea for my upcoming book, <i>The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across</i> …

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31 Things You Should Eat In Seoul

South Korea is so much more than kimchi.<p>The Anthony Bourdain wannabes of the world consistently rank Singapore as the number one destination for true food adventures, but Seoul should be right up there as well. The eating's that good. It's so good that we couldn't narrow our favorite South Korean …

It Just Got Easier For Americans To Travel To Cuba

Road Scholar, a Boston-based company, is offering the trips from Jamaica and Miami, with stops in Havana and other parts of Cuba.<p>Most travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba is outlawed, but tens of thousands of Americans now visit the island legally each year on people-to-people tours, which are licensed …

9 Easily Confused Cocktail Terms You Should Know

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a spirit and a liqueur? What on earth is a cordial? And why is that bartender over there so precious that he has to call his Manhattan perfect, anyway?<p>The world of cocktails and spirits has many terms that are so common, people often use them …

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

How To Quit Your Job And Travel

Me in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.<p>In April 2012 I was sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon idly researching living in Mexico. I'd been looking to …

My Favorite On-the-Road Apps

On recent trips, I’ve zipped around Belgium, Israel, and Ireland on foot and behind the wheel of a rented car without getting lost (okay, it happened once in awhile), all because of my phone, or what I like to call my third hand.<p>When I think back to traveling ten years ago, I can’t even imagine (or …

Underground: Hobo Life on the Rails

Towards the end of the 19th century, a great migration of men, disillusioned with their prospects at home, took to the rails under the wide western …

Eat This Cheese: Delice d'Argental

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>If you read this column regularly, you already know that I'm a fiend for triple-cream cheeses. I've walked miles to find them, driven hours to buy them, and flown overseas to eat them. What makes a triple cream so …

Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

This is the ultimate summer salad, and it's perfect for entertaining. Not only is it festive and colorful, but you can make it ahead of time—in fact, you should, because it gets better and better the longer it sits.<p>Get The Recipe!<p><b>Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette</b> …

The Points Guy explains the big business behind airline loyalty programs

He’s the travel equivalent of the frugal lady who stuffs her pillows with dryer lint.<p>Brian Kelly, otherwise known as “The Points Guy,” is so savvy …

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …

Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Higher Risk of Cancer

Astronauts who travel to Mars one day could be exposed to dangerous levels of radiation during their trip, even if shielding techniques are used, a …

Space Exploration

A Guide to Singapore’s Hawker Food Culture

The spicy broth steamed up my glasses as I pulled the long, golden noodles from the bowl of <i>prawn mee</i> in front of me. If that chili-infused dish didn’t satisfy my hunger, the bowl of savory fish ball soup next to it would, or even the <i>shu mai</i> dumplings next to that.<p>These were a few of the delicacies …

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 …

Skillet Suppers: Egg-in-a-Hole with Avocado, Asparagus, and Feta

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I like to think of this dish as a slightly elevated version of a skillet supper typically made by college students and recent grads. It's easy, filling, and the addition of asparagus gives it a springy, sophisticated touch. …

Tokyo is the world's most dynamic food city, even without the Michelin stars

In 2007, Michelin published its first-ever restaurant guide to Tokyo and awarded the city more stars than even Paris. Jean-Luc Naret, Michelin’s …

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