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Norway’s Opportunistic Fish Thieves

The large triangular fins of orca whales slice the surface of the water and the inky blackness of dawn stubbornly clings to everything as we travel by zodiac through the northern fjords of Norway. It is late winter and it will be days before we see the first shy rays of sunshine. I strain to make …

Inside the Hajj, One of Earth's Largest Gatherings

One of the largest gatherings on Earth, the annual hajj began Thursday and continues until October 7. During that period, an estimated two million Muslims will participate in the pilgrimage.<p>Making the journey at least once in a lifetime is a requirement for all Muslims who are able-bodied and have …

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The world's most hard-to-get visas

Have you got tales of visa woes? By the age of 35, Chris Guillebeau had visited every country in the world. Here, he reveals the visas that proved …

On the March in Washington, D.C., for Elephants and Rhinos

Changing Planet<p><b>The</b> <b>Global March for Elephants and Rhinos</b> <b>brought together people in 130 cities worldwide (90 more cities than last year) on Saturday, October 4, 2014.</b><p>The march in Washington, D.C., assembled at the Lincoln Memorial and set off at noon, along Constitution Avenue, swinging left on 15th …

Q&A: How to Survive Any Extreme Weather Disaster

A new book offers survival guidelines for storms, floods, fires, and more.<p><b>Few families are adequately prepared for natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, and wildfires, warns a prominent author. And such extreme weather events have become more intense and more frequent</b> …

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 …

Totally...like... bogus: the world's worst travel advice

"Don't waste your money on bottled water! I just drank the tap water and I feel fine," brags a fellow hostel guest in Kathmandu. This person won't be seen again for three days, looking about 8lbs lighter.<p>"I never book a room before I get to a destination. It's better to visit all the hostels first, …

Can Ratatouille rescue Disneyland Paris?

Theme park hopes new ride based on animated film will boost visitor numbers, though gripes about queues and prices persist<p>Monday, an overcast and cold day, did not seem particularly busy at Disneyland Paris, with only a handful of people hauling suitcases as they queued at the entrance.<p>A street …

design a dinosaur competition

As travellers, when we’re not out exploring the world, we’re imagining our next adventure. And when it comes to imagination, kids have got it sussed. To celebrate the launch of our new site, lonelyplanetkids.com – home to all things entertaining and educational for your travellers-in-training – …

Work on NASA's space taxis delayed after protests over contract allocation

Waiting for a space taxi? It looks like it might show up a little late. Of course, it's only NASA astronauts currently in line for one of the agency's recently commissioned spacecraft, but both companies involved -- Boeing and SpaceX -- will have to down-tools after the third company in the mix …

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