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Ottoman houses and Roman ruins in historic Antalya

Jo Cooke Lonely Planet author

Hadrian's Gate, the entrance to Antalya's old town. Image by Forrestal_PL / CC BY-SA 2.0

The largest city on the western Mediterranean coast, Antalya is modern and largely affluent, comprised of high-rises, and busy shops and businesses. However most visitors to the city itself, rather than the surrounding beach resorts, stay in the old district of Kaleiçi, a largely traffic-free area of narrow streets, old Ottoman houses and souvenir shops. This is a […]

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Fall foliage tour: the ultimate New England road trip

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author

The vibrant shades of New England's fall foliage are world renowned. Image by Mark Newman / Photostock / Getty

Touring New England in search of autumn’s changing colors has become so popular that it has sprouted its own subculture of ‘leaf-peepers.’ Immerse yourself in the fall harvest spirit with the ultimate road trip.  Trip length: 5–7 days; 424 miles (682km) Best time to go: late September to mid-October Essential photo: Kent Falls set against a backdrop of autumnal […]

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Australia in a campervan: top tips from the experts

Lou and Ian McBirdwheel Lonely Planet author

Road trip Australia

One of the best ways to see Australia – the east coast, the west coast, or the whole country – is on a self-drive road trip in your own campervan. Whether you’ve decided to buy or rent your mobile home, we have some hard-won tips from our experts Lou and Ian McBirdwheel to you get you started on your […]

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Travelling in China with your family: what to know and where to go

Anna Willett Lonely Planet author

Exploring China with kids. Image by Anna Willett / Lonely Planet

China may not spring immediately to mind when choosing a destination for a family trip, but the Middle Kingdom is full of places that suit families with children of all ages. Many visitors underestimate how generally safe and easy it is to travel with a family in China. Most destinations are linked by direct flights, […]

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First time San Diego: discover the best of America’s finest city

Andrew Bender Lonely Planet author

Boats harbored in San Diego Marina. Image by B Garrett / CC BY 2.0

San Diego calls itself America’s Finest City, and who are we to argue? Its sunny, breezy countenance animates the pandas and koalas at its world-famous zoo, skaters and surfers on its iconic beaches, tousled-haired valet parkers and vested bartenders slinging drinks in hipster hangouts of the Gaslamp Quarter. It’s the nation’s eighth-largest city, yet we’re […]

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How to pack for travel with kids

Jennifer Denniston Lonely Planet author

Adorable, but not essential: the art of packing for a family is knowing what to leave behind. Image by Caitlin Childs / CC BY-SA 2.0

As a travel writer, I’ve raised my kids on the road. After dozens of family trips by planes, trains and automobiles, months spent living out of a duffel with newborns and teenagers, and plenty of mistakes and mishaps, I’ve learned a thing or two about packing for a family. Here’s everything you need to know to pack […]

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First time San Francisco: discover the best of the City by the Bay

John Vlahides Lonely Planet author

San Francisco skyline at night. Image by Sudheendra Vijayakumar / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Welcome to America’s most liberal city, where you can say what you like, do what you want and act like a freak without anyone caring. Even if you prefer khakis to chaps, and Sarah Palin to Nancy Pelosi, you’ll still have a blast in SF – just don’t call it Frisco, or San Fran. First […]

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Striding into the centenary of the Swiss National Park

Kerry Christiani Lonely Planet author

Fuzzy white edelweiss. Image courtesy of the Swiss National Park.

My heart is racing and a wave of elation washes over me. Not because of the arresting view as the morning sun creeps down the mountainsides. No, I am thrilled because in a meadow freckled with summer wildflowers, high above the Stabelchod valley in Switzerland, I have found edelweiss – the delicate, fuzzy white bloom […]

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Palma on a plate: where to eat in Mallorca’s capital

Kerry Christiani Lonely Planet author

Elegance reigns at Marc Fosh's Simply Fosh. Image by MollySVH / CC BY 2.0

Once ignored in the frantic dash to the coast, Palma has grown into a destination in its own right in recent years, not least because of its burgeoning food scene. With the Med on its doorstep and consistently excellent local produce, restaurateurs and chefs have woken up to the fact that the Mallorcan capital is […]

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Seven cruise journeys that evoke a lost era

Nana Luckham Lonely Planet author

The stately pace of a Nile cruise is sure to evoke a by-gone era of luxury travel. Image by Stephane Lemaire / hemis.fr / Getty Images

Giant floating cities complete with endless buffets, kids clubs and climbing walls? Who needs them? Take to the water in style in homage to a bygone era. Glide down the Nile on a Belle Époque steamer Forget about crowded bus tours, the best way to see Egypt’s archaeological treasures is by boat – 19th century style. […]

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