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Get more battery life on the go

Phillip Tang Lonely Planet author

Nothing makes a heart skip a beat like a red-flat battery icon: how will I finish off that text, email, presentation, photo or ebook? The tricks below will let you power your devices and gadgets while travelling without adding much bulk to your baggage – but the best way to avoid a battery emergency may […]

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On your bike: the ultimate travel toolkit for cyclists

Shawn Low Lonely Planet author

We love bikes: there’s a certain sense of freedom to be had from jumping onto a saddle and moving by the sheer strength of your own two feet. There’s also a certain romance in settling into the rhythm of pedalling, the drive train propelling you along the road ahead. Aside from the bike, there’s a […]

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Best things to do in winter in New York City

Robert Reid
Lonely Planet author

Winter after the New Year is one of the best times of year to enjoy New York City. Seriously. There’s deals to be had (many hotels offer a third, fourth or fifth night free; see nycgo.com for winter deals), there’s finally some elbow space on sidewalks in SoHo and Greenwich Village, and the city wears […]

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Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Robert Reid
Lonely Planet author

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. Best in Travel 2013 already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to […]

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The darker side of Paris

Anita Isalska Lonely Planet author

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights. Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history. Image by Jessica Mullen. Creative Commons Attribution licence […]

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A perfect trip to New South Wales

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author

Celebrate Sydney’s bar renaissance with a cocktail before visiting preserved Aboriginal gardens, boutique wineries, the Blue Mountains and Australia’s most incredible surfing beaches. Lonely Planet Magazine has all the tips for the perfect trip to New South Wales. Sydney: best for nightlife Sydney Harbour is a magical place in the evening. It attracts groups of […]

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Latin American adventures for the whole family

Greg Benchwick Lonely Planet author

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your once-in-a-lifetime vacation from turning into yet another cautionary […]

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Masskara Festival: a guide to the Philippines’ festival of smiles

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author

A child in colourful costume and mask dancing in a crowd, Philippines

Happy Halloween by Joshua Santino. Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY 2.0) Location: Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines Dates: weekend nearest 19 October Level of participation: 3 – smile with the masked masses MassKara’s name is a fusion of the English word for ‘many people’ and cara, the Spanish word for face. It’s a perfect of […]

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  • 17 December 2012
  • 10:59am
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    Beaches

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam’s best beaches

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, hidden coves, lovely lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches.

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  • 17 December 2012
  • 9:43am
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10 cities with brilliant beaches

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author

If you’re thinking about your next get-away but aren’t sure whether to take a city or a beach break, well think no more. These sunny cities sit conveniently on the coastline meaning you can take your city break with some sunbathing on the side.

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