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76-Second Travel Show: ‘Harry Potter & the Search for Authenticity’

In his recent book Authenticity Hoax, Andrew Potter makes a few pot shots at authenticity-hunters — in writing, in art, in marketing, in grocery stores, and yes, in travel. I agreed with some of what …

By admin   30 June 2010 5:30am Europe/London
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Why you should go to the Gulf Coast

I returned from my research trip to the Florida Gulf Coast a week ago, and walking its gorgeous white-sand beaches (and splashing in the blue water offshore) felt like something of a farewell to me, …

By admin   29 June 2010 2:08am Europe/London
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What happens to unclaimed baggage?

Have you ever been in a desolate airport terminal, the last person to get your luggage off a carousel, only to see a couple of random suitcases still circling hopefully when there is no obvious …

By admin   25 June 2010 3:36pm Europe/London
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Robert Reid tweets live from US oil spill

Lonely Planet’s US travel editor Robert Reid is in Pensacola, Florida, researching the effects of the devastating oil spill in the US Gulf Coast. He’s been taking to Twitter to map what he’s seen so …

By admin   16 June 2010 2:30pm Europe/London
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From the Lonely Planet magazine: insider news and tip-offs

Lonely Planet’s UK-based Travel Editor Tom Hall shares his latest insider news and tip-offs. This month: vintage guidebooks, new rail routes in England, big airlines getting in bed together, parking at airports and the airport that’s …

By Tom Hall   16 June 2010 1:35am Europe/London
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The best museums in the world

What is the best museum/art gallery in the world? This was the question put to our communities on Facebook and Twitter. Unsurprisingly, the most popular tourist destinations in the world came out on top. None of the …

By admin   12 June 2010 1:09pm Europe/London
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World Cup opener in NYC

Today New York City watched South Africa and Mexico kick off the first World Cup held in Africa. I spent the first half at Madiba, a great South African restaurant in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene, and …

By admin   12 June 2010 6:33am Europe/London
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Meet the beautiful suitcase-backpack

Longing for the days when travel meant charming bellhops whisking your monogrammed, handcrafted leather luggage straight to your suite? For most travellers, that’s a pipe dream, but there is now a happy medium – an …

By admin   10 June 2010 1:58pm Europe/London
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76-Second Travel Show: ‘America’s best beach’

MICRO-GUIDE TO SOUTHAMPTON, NY For many New Yorkers, the Hamptons — out at the acceptable end of Long Island — looms like a flashback from Lisa Birnbach’s 1980 spoof ‘The Official Preppy Handbook.’ A playground …

By admin   9 June 2010 12:59am Europe/London
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Looking ahead to summer in Europe

Greece Looking for a good deal? You might wish to make this the summer to try a spot of Greek island-hopping. Persistent concerns about cost, plus last month’s riots in Athens look to have put …

By Tom Hall   4 June 2010 1:07am Europe/London