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Top 10 Ireland for first-timers

Catherine Le Nevez Lonely Planet author

Quay Street, Galway. Image by Irish Jaunt / CC BY-SA 2.0

Lonely Planet has produced this article for Tourism Ireland. All editorial views are those of Lonely Planet alone and reflect our policy of editorial independence and impartiality.   Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect: fields of clover, gabby locals, etc. But there’s so much more to Ireland than […]

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Sleeping inside a landmark: seven historic buildings reopen their doors

Bridget Gleeson Lonely Planet author

Sashay around the opulent lobby of Montevideo's ''palace on the sand'. Image by Bridget Gleeson / Lonely Planet

What’s old is new again – in New York and in Cusco, on the beach in Uruguay, on a Venetian island – as historic landmarks are reborn as contemporary hotels. While the interiors now feature futuristic amenities from glass-topped spas to Instagram stations, the buildings’ colourful pasts remain. You can check into the hotel where John […]

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Don’t skip Tehran’s unmissable sights

Mike Milotte Lonely Planet author

Crowds of shoppers at Tehran's Grand Bazaar

Tehran is the city travellers love to hate, with many avoiding a stay here altogether en route to Iran’s more popular tourist destinations. But as Mike Milotte discovers, the capital’s gorgeous galleries, sociable locals and exhilarating pace give it a beautiful side too. Iranian friends and our guide/interpreter alike think we’re mad, but we persist with […]

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How to explore the world by cruise ship

Patrick Kinsella Lonely Planet author

Feel the pulse of India by cruising along the River Ganges. Image by Holger Leue / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images

For many people the mere mention of the word ‘cruise’ can evoke cringeworthy images of forced fun and chintzy cabins, but boat trips can be a thrilling way to see the world – it just depends on the cruise you choose. Feel the local rhythm on a freshwater cruise With smaller boats and fewer people, river and […]

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Breaking up isn’t hard to do (if you’re in the right place)

Tom Spurling Lonely Planet author

Why not jilt your lover in style on the banks of Lake Gadisar, Jaisalmer? Image by Peter Adams / The Image Bank / Getty Images.

Travel amplifies feelings. Newlyweds run away to road-test their vows and down cocktails in the sun while backpackers fall in and out of dorm beds on emotional routes less travelled. But everlasting love can’t always catch the next bus out of town. Sometimes it is simply time to say farewell. When to drop that bomb […]

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Getting hot and steamy in Northern California

Rana Freedman Lonely Planet author

Massage at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

California is blessed with an abundance of geothermic activity and its mineral waters have been appreciated by those who have lived here for thousands of years.  Over time, infrastructure has developed around many sites and as a result you’ll find resorts throughout the state with very different characters and facilities, from hippy enclaves to family-friendly […]

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Is now a good time to visit Kenya’s coast?

Matt Phillips Lonely Planet author

Kitesurfing lessons in the shallows along Diani Beach, Kenya. Image by Matt Phillips / Lonely Planet

The white beaches and azure waters along Kenya’s coastline have long put smiles on visitors’ faces. There are fewer smiles today, but only because there are fewer faces – terrorist attacks in Nairobi, Mombasa and remote areas of the north coast have unfortunately had an impact on tourism everywhere. Yet most of the coast is […]

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Thirty-five incredible love and marriage customs of the world

admin Lonely Planet author

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Moscow

Love is universal, yes – but romance takes an astonishing array of forms around the world. We scoured our travel guides and picked our writers’ brains to uncover some of the world’s most fascinating dating, love and marriage customs, from sweet to downright sinister. If you’ve never wooed your beloved with a spoon, won your […]

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An island of sweet surprises: Maui for honeymooners

Rachel Berg Lonely Planet author

  A Hawaiian honeymoon has all the storybook ingredients to make couples swoon: sherbet-colored sunsets, songbird serenades and palm-tree hammocks shimmying in the trade winds. But the island of Maui has more than a few surprises up its aloha-shirted sleeve, with something unique to offer every type of couple, be you food lovers, thrill-seekers or […]

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The Hebrides: Scotland’s magical western islands

Andy Symington Lonely Planet author

Duart Castle on Mull emerges from the mist. Image by Gregory Heath / Moment / Getty Images

An emerald shore receding behind, a sea breeze in your face, a dolphin surfing the bow wave as escort. The magic begins as soon as you board the ferry from Scotland’s rugged west coast and head for the Hebrides, a scattering of over 50 inhabited islands that takes in the stirring mountainscapes of Skye and […]

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