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Backpacking Europe Packing List

A comprehensive packing list and advice for budget backpacking and ultralight travel in Europe — including electronics, clothing, toiletries & …

Backpacking

Venezuela's inflation rates are now highest in the world, sending food prices through the roof

This is the unfortunate reality for many of Venezuela's 30 million residents, Vox recently reported.<p>The country is currently in the midst of a massive political and economic collapse that has left the population hungry and in dire need of food.<p>Venezuela's inflation rates are currently the highest …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

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The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

Why Travel Is More About Losing Yourself Than Finding Yourself

I'm sorry but I can't, I just can't stand all the clichéd nonsense when people say they're going traveling to "find themselves."<p>You can picture the scene I'm sure, young idealists jetting off round the world talking about how they're going to discover this whole new personality while they buy a few …

5 Awesome Museums You Should Visit in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has always been one of the most profound places I've ever visited in the world.<p>Visiting Amsterdam gives you the feeling of home on a suburb level.<p>I tell you, try and visit the lovely sites all around her, meet the locals; they're super friendly and the overall experience of interacting …

The World’s Most Beautiful New Museums

Architectural marvels from New York City to Shanghai.<p>Forget the blocky, strictly functional institutions of the past. Today’s museums and cultural …

Architecture

Just back from: Marrakesh

AnneMarie soaking up some sun with a view over Marrakesh © AnneMarie McCarthy<p>AnneMarie McCarthy, social news coordinator at Lonely Planet, is just back from an action-packed excursion to Marrakesh.<p><b>Tell us more…</b> I went with 9 other people to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday. A three-day trip to a …

An A to Z of timeless travel advice

Lonely Planet writers spend weeks on the road seeking the world’s most memorable and intriguing spots. But our jobs are not just about mai tais and beachfront sunsets. Think lost luggage. Flat tyres. Food poisoning. Weird dudes on buses. Been there. Done that. But our mishaps aren’t for naught; we …

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An ecofriendly weekend in Barcelona

One of the world’s most visited cities, Barcelona is likely on your bucket list to visit or re-visit. But all that attention has a cost. As this Catalonian capital (population 1.6 million) hosts a steady influx of tourists (up to 27 million annually), it also ushers in myriad environmental …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Budget travel: a penny-pincher’s guide to Paris

It's no secret that Paris, by its very nature as a capital, can be pricey and often stars on the 'World's Most Expensive Cities' lists. But with savvy planning and know-how, you can indulge in the city without blowing the budget.<p>Sleep cheaply in historic mansions, fill up on gourmet cuisine, …

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 …

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

Italy

Top 10 free things to do in Hamburg

Cosmopolitan, posh, naughty…Hamburg is many things, but one thing it’s not: cheap. To help you stretch your euros further, we’ve ferreted out some delicious bargains that have the bonus of letting you experience the city like a local. Skip the tourist traps and tourist tat and let us help you to …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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The irresistible rise of the 'poshtel'

A ‘poshtel’ – otherwise known as an upscale or luxury hostel – combines the style and comfort of a boutique hotel with the price and sensibilities of a hostel. And the trend is coming your way.<p>An ever-increasing number of budget-conscious but discerning travellers expect something radically better …

RCA and MIT named as world's top design and architecture schools for second year running

London's Royal College of Art has been named as the top art and design school in an annual international ranking, and the Massachusetts Institute of …

Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison | Colossal

<p>Using nothing but wire, sculptor Clive Madison creates tangled trees that grow from wooden bases into dense clusters of leaves and branches. Each …

Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster

In order to appropriately follow up its Bonneville speed-record-setting predecessor, the Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster needed to not only run …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

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