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76-Second Travel Show: ‘How to get lost’

LET’S GET LOST So, after six seasons of curlicued characters and plot-lines that even the producers admitted they made up as they went along, that TV series ‘Lost’ finally ended on Sunday. Fans hit Twitter, …

By admin   26 May 2010 1:20am 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: volcano travel assurances, rail and sail to Holland, Saudi Arabian access, round-the-world routes  and a design hotel in London’s East …

By Tom Hall   26 May 2010 12:00am Europe/London
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Introducing our new local Chinese guides

Lonely Planet is proud to announce the launch of a new guidebook series – produced in Chinese by Chinese authors for domestic Chinese travellers. Today, Lonely Planet guidebooks are the most popular series in China for international …

By admin   21 May 2010 6:00pm Europe/London

Best beer cities in the world

What city is the best beer city in the world? Where can you find the best beers and has the best pub culture?

By admin   19 May 2010 7:38am Europe/London

76-Second Travel Show: ‘Billy Joel’s Long Island’

New York’s Long Island is usually visited for Brooklyn and Queens (at its western tip) or the fancy beach resorts at the Hamptons (out east). But what about the middle, in those neither-here-nor-there towns off …

By admin   19 May 2010 1:56am Europe/London

The most beautiful lakes in the world

The question was asked of the Lonely Planet followers on Twitter and Facebook: “What is the most beautiful lake you’ve seen?” Hundreds of answers came back. Thanks to everyone for their responses. Below is list (in …

By admin   18 May 2010 9:39am Europe/London

Tribute: Ronnie James Dio

SIBERIAN INTERVIEW (2005) While researching the Trans-Siberian Railway guidebook in 2005, I was moved by the kindness of Siberians, the stunning natural scenes of mountain-rimmed Lake Baikal and Kamchatka’s snow-capped volcanoes, and — perhaps more …

By admin   18 May 2010 12:49am Europe/London

Travelling in Europe this week? Worried? We can help

Here’s a quick run-down of the big issues facing travellings to, from and within Europe this week, what the latest is and what you can do about it. Problem 1: volcanic ash cloud It is …

By Tom Hall   17 May 2010 11:26pm Europe/London

Places that feel like home

There’s no place like home, but there are some that come pretty close. We recently asked a simple question on the Lonely Planet Facebook page: Other than places you have actually lived, where have you traveled that has most felt like ‘home’? Any particular city, town, region, or country?

By admin   13 May 2010 9:00am 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: Short-lived short-haul, Inca ruins back in business, a tourist clampdown in the Bay of Bengal and Europe’s best connected city. …

By Tom Hall   13 May 2010 2:22am Europe/London