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Ten beach-free things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Regis St. Louis Lonely Planet author

Escadaria Selarón © Pintai Suchachaisri / Getty Images

One of the world’s most captivating cities, Rio de Janeiro has indisputably beautiful beaches and fantastic nightlife. But after taking in the comely sands of Ipanema, ticking off key attractions like Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer and dancing the night away in Lapa, what else does Rio have to offer? Quite a lot, as […]

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There’s method in the madness: tips for becoming a pro packer

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author


Packing is a necessary evil that all travellers must endure, and when it comes to doing it well, few of us are walking away with any prizes. So whether you’re typically stuck straddling a bulging suitcase, or are simply on the hunt for a few tips to top up the knowledge bank, become a master of […]

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Las Vegas for foodies: top 10 new gourmet restaurants in Sin City

Greg Thilmont Lonely Planet author

These days travelers are flocking to Vegas just for the unforgettable food served in the Mojave Desert – never mind the gambling © Kris Davidson / Lonely Planet

Hungry epicures have been singing ‘Viva Las Vegas’ for the past decade as the decadent spread of this neon-lit city moved from steakhouses and buffets to celebrity-chef destinations. That trend has continued as a slew of eateries offering adventurous cuisine have opened recently. Some serve the glitzier side of Las Vegas, while others remain indebted to the informal-yet-gluttonous […]

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24 free things to do in San Francisco

Robert Reid
Lonely Planet author

Sea-lion-watching people or people-watching sea lions at Pier 39. Image by Kārlis Dambrāns / CC BY 2.0

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street vintage street […]

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Meet a traveller: Selina McMinn, Air New Zealand cabin crew

Louise Bastock Lonely Planet author


Those prone to jealousy should look away now, because this high-flyer is truly living the travel dream. If she’s not jetting off around the world as a member of Air New Zealand’s (airnewzealand.co.nz) cabin crew, Selina can be found honeymooning in India or lapping up New York City like an A-lister. Living out of a […]

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How to pack for your trip

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author

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Whether you’re off on a European city break or an Antarctic expedition, a well-packed bag can make or break a trip. To take a little stress out of stuffing that suitcase, we’ve selected seven handy guides from our new book, How to Pack for Any Trip, to help you pack right for your trip type. Where […]

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Trent Holden Lonely Planet author

Las Ramblas taken from the Columbus Monument by Nigel's Europe. CC BY-SA 2.0.

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further. In addition to the free activities and sights […]

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The ghosts of Bucharest’s past: a tour of the Spring Palace

Kit Gillet Lonely Planet author

The former home of the Ceausescus, the Spring Palace is now open to visitors © Kit Gillet / Lonely Planet

Down a quiet, tree-lined street in one of the wealthiest districts of Bucharest, a seemingly unassuming villa hides a unique history, one that visitors have only been able to delve into since the building was finally opened to the public in March 2016. It was here, in what’s known as the Spring Palace (Palatul Primaverii), that […]

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The Via Dinarica hiking trail: a cultural corridor across the Balkans

Alex Crevar Lonely Planet author

The path to Bobotov Kuk in Montenegro’s Durmitor mountains © flöschen / CC BY 2.0

Waves of fog battled patches of blue sky as the Via Dinarica hiking trail inclined sharply to the junction between Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo. At the 2210m peak, punctuated by a stone tri-border marker, the morning sun won and shone a spotlight on the Albanian shepherd village of Dobërdol below. The residents – now tiny in […]

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Experiencing the public art of Rotterdam

Catherine Le Nevez Lonely Planet author

Markthal Rotterdam (Architect: MVRDV). Photo by Ossip Van Duivenbode / Rotterdam Partners.

The Dutch port city of Rotterdam is an open-air gallery of modern and contemporary art, set against a backdrop of some of the most adventurous architecture in Europe. More than 1000 artworks and monuments from modern and contemporary masters that fill its public spaces along with  sculptures by under-the-radar artists, vivid street-art murals, pioneering urban […]

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