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Hurricane Sandy made a mess of my hometown in New York City. But I wasn’t there. I was researching in Ecuador, ones of the destinations featured on our Top 10 countries for 2013 list in Best in Travel 2013 when the storm hit. Like many travelers, I found myself stranded for several days, trying to …

By admin   20 November 2012 9:27am Europe/London

Free download: Lonely Planet’s new Northern Honshū (Tōhoku) chapter

In the last 18 months, Japan’s enchanting northern Honshū (Tōhoku) region has rebounded swiftly from the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. Lonely Planet has been back to cover every corner of the region …

By admin   20 November 2012 4:42am Europe/London

Amsterdam: beyond the smoke and red lights

This is a guest post by Colm Hanratty, Editor of Hostelworld.com. Relaxing in Vondelpark. (Getty Images) Certain cities in the world make me happy simply to be there. Edinburgh is one, Dubrovnik is another, and …

By admin   3 November 2012 2:49am Europe/London