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The First Thing You Should Do When You Enter a Hotel Room

At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our …

Okanagan Valley: Exploring inland British Columbia

SOME PEOPLE head to BC to ski and party in Whistler, or to have a 9% quadruple-hopped IPA and stroll around Stanley Park in Vancouver. Not as many …

6 Ways to See China Like Never Before

China is a vast country filled with magical landscapes, heritage sites, unique artifacts and relics of an ancient culture. It presents visitors with …

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10 Best Car-Free Island Getaways

1 of 10<p>Fire Island, NY<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Bald Head Island, NC<p>3 of 10<p>Mackinac Island, MI<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Little St. Simons Island, …

Shimmering strands and hidden coves: Croatia’s 10 best beaches

With 1777km of indented coast on the mainland and a further 4058km edging its 1246 islands and islets, Croatia has no shortage of beaches.<p>Many are rocky, some are sandy and others are lined with smooth, white pebbles, but all are lapped by the warm, clear waters of the Adriatic. It would be an …

Island-hopping through Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

With 17,000-plus isles to choose from, planning an Indonesian island-hopping adventure can feel overwhelming. If you’re beginning – but not wanting to end – your adventure on Bali, the Nusa Tenggara archipelago to the east is an excellent place to start. Bouncing between ferries and buses, you'll …

A day along Vienna’s Donaukanal

When the heat turns up in Austria’s capital, the Viennese head to the Donaukanal for refreshment, rejuvenation and relaxation. With long summer days stretching until late September, there’s plenty of opportunity to explore the energetic paths dripping with street art either side of the canal that …

Havana to Viñales: a classic Cuban road trip

The Malecon comes alive at sunset. This broad ribbon of cement curves around Havana’s waterfront, and as the sun wanes, the sky turns pink and the road is washed in coppery gold light. Orderly rows of fishermen perch on the sea wall, chatting as they cast their lines and hoping for a haul of bonito …

How to live like a Local in Vienna

Lonely Planet Local Carly Hulls moved to Vienna in 2012 after she married her Austrian partner. The city bewitched her with its hidden <i>heuriger</i> (wine taverns), cosy coffee shops and laid-back outdoorsy lifestyle.<p>But beyond the classical architecture and the famous concert halls, Carly fell for …

How Sharing Other People's Content Makes You an Irresistible Job Candidate

When it comes to standing out online, your best bet is to offer your own original content. Blog posts or tweets that revolve around your unique ideas …

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

I Heart My City: Takafumi’s Kyoto

<b>Takafumi Kawakami</b> spent a brief amount of time in Texas and Arizona before boomeranging back to his native <b>Kyoto</b> determined to follow his family’s tradition of becoming a Zen buddhist. Nowadays, he runs the Zen meditation program at the Shunkoin Temple and serves as a fellow through the United …

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First time Rome: a beginner’s guide to the Eternal City

First visit to Rome? You’re in luck. You’ll find it easy to see a lot, no matter how limited your time is. It’s good to plan ahead, but ambling aimlessly is also a joy: at times it can seem like there’s an ancient wonder around every corner. Just don’t stress about trying to see everything: for …

Top 10 experiences in Dili

The young nation of Timor-Leste may be remote and sparsely populated, but its capital, Dili, is a bustling urban centre. With its streets covered in murals depicting Timorese pride, Dili feels like a city in the midst of reclaiming its national identity – or forging a new one. From day trips and …

A road trip in the Peloponnese

No other part of Greece combines stupendous mountain scenery and scenic hikes with deserted, pristine beaches and an incredible wealth of ancient sites like the Peloponnese. After all, this is where gods and heroes were said to walk the earth and the world’s greatest sporting event was born.<p>Add to …

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Secret Hong Kong: singalong parlours and modern monasteries

It’s hard to keep anything in Hong Kong a secret for long. The walls between the world city and the world are thin; its people travel far and frequently, and they talk loudly.<p>But the city has some wonderful experiences that are not widely known, due to accessibility issues or simply because they …

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Seven top day trips from Rome

With so much to see in Rome, it can be hard to tear yourself away from the city. But venture out into the surrounding Lazio region and you’ll discover that there are a whole host of historic sites and foodie hotspots to explore. Further afield, Florence, Naples and Pompeii are all within day-trip …

Singapore's best rooftop bars and bars with a view

Dotted with futuristic skyscrapers and iconic buildings, the Singapore skyline is truly a sight to behold. As the sun begins to set and the temperature drops, head up to one of Singapore's many rooftop bars to experience the city from its best angle – drink in hand.<p>CÉ LA VI SkyBar<p>Balancing on the …

Escaping modern China: unwind in historic Huizhou

It is said that an immortal from the north flying on a goose was so taken by the scenery at Huizhou’s West Lake that she landed and turned into Flying Goose Mountain. This is how Huizhou got its term of endearment, “City of the Goose”.<p>Located on the eastern periphery of the Pearl River Delta in …

Uruguay outside the box: a guide to its unconventional experiences

Sandwiched between tourism giants Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay might suffer from ‘middle child’ syndrome. Lip service is paid to the Portuguese-founded Colonia del Sacramento, but often only as a day trip from Buenos Aires. Confirmed carnivores sing the praises of Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo’s …

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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 …

Beyond Halong Bay: lesser-known highlights of northeast Vietnam

Stunning<p>Halong Bay continues to dominate the itineraries of most travellers in Vietnam, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of the country's northeast.<p>If you’ve got some time up your sleeve and want to delve a little deeper, you’ll find there is more to this region than cruising around Halong’s …

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

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<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

Glimpsing the future in Singapore

The future has arrived early in Singapore with more ultra-modern infrastructure - skyscrapers, parks, metro lines - being built every day. Many of the projects showcase technologies that we may soon see in other countries - and that could someday help all of us deal with global challenges such as …

How to get off the beaten track...anywhere

Even the world’s most popular destinations have hidden delights - back alleys and secret doorways that let you glimpse a place from a fresh angle or even experience it free from the crowds.<p>Much like a detective, finding how and where to get off the beaten path, be that far from the tourist trail or …