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Manhattan’s most influential addresses

Zora ONeill Lonely Planet author

Wall Street and Broadway. Photo by Lya_Cattel/Getty Images

Lonely Planet has produced this article for Brand USA. All editorial views are those of Lonely Planet alone and reflect our policy of editorial independence and impartiality. On a map Manhattan looks so unassuming – this little slip of land is less than 23 miles square. Yet it has produced political, artistic and even financial […]

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Utah’s 10 most unbelievable views

Sara Benson Lonely Planet author

Monument Valley. Photo by Frank Kovalchek / CC BY 2.0

Lonely Planet has produced this article for Brand USA. All editorial views are those of Lonely Planet alone and reflect our policy of editorial independence and impartiality. Out in the USA’s wild west, the state of Utah has some of the country’s most incredible views – unreal sunsets, magical rock formations, majestic mountains and more. […]

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Bidding for eternity: a tour of pickled political leaders

Darryl Slabe Lonely Planet author

The tomb of Vladimir Lenin in Red Square. Image by DEA / W. BUSS De Agostini Picture Library / Getty Images

Photo-snapping, status-updating, fridge-magnet-collecting travellers may find that a visit to see some of the 20th century’s most prominent political leaders could teach them a thing or two about self-preservation. Embalming is the art and science of preserving the human form by treating the remains to fight decomposition. With a sprinkle of bleach, a bath of […]

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How to see the Berlin Wall

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author

berlin-wall-section

It is more than a tad ironic that Berlin’s most popular tourist attraction no longer exists.

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Trekking Nepal’s most hair-raising passes

Joe Bindloss Lonely Planet author

Prayer flags at the Thorung La. Image by Simon Desmarais / CC BY-SA 2.0.

When people talk about trekking in Nepal, there’s one question on everyone’s lips. How high did you go? That’s more than just bravado – with Nepal’s tortuous topography, altitude is something you have to think about every day. Trails in Nepal climb higher than the summits of the tallest mountains in Europe, and conquering the […]

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Seeking the yeti, mythical monster of Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan

Joe Bindloss Lonely Planet author

Yeti fans in South Beach, San Francisco. Image by hillary h / CC BY-SA 2.0.

Everyone has heard the stories. The grizzled mountaineer who stumbles from his tent high in the Himalaya to find enormous footprints in the snow. The lone trekker who spots a strange figure, standing upright on two legs, silhouetted against the mist on a remote mountain pass. Welcome to the mysterious world of the yeti… Despite […]

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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

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 its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and find better things to do with your lips than kiss the been-around-the-block Blarney Stone. Instead, […]

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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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Meet the Jenny: Lonely Planet celebrates the rebirth of an aviation icon

Tom Hall Lonely Planet author

A biplane from the earliest days of air travel: meet the Curtiss JN-4. Image courtesy of Friends of Jenny

Want to soar through aviation history on a World War I-era plane? Lonely Planet meets Dorian Walker, the aviation enthusiast who built a Curtiss Jenny biplane from scratch. The Curtiss Jenny flies. It has wings, a pilot and needs a strip of land to get moving. Compared to today’s Boeing or Airbus jets, that’s pretty much […]

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Adventure machines: 12 of the world’s most incredible transport restorations

Anita Isalska Lonely Planet author

A Curtiss JN-4 in takeoff. Image by Bill Larkins / CC BY-SA 2.0

To mark Lonely Planet’s sponsorship of the iconic 1917 Curtiss JN-4 ‘Flying Jenny’ Biplane’s commemorative air tour this summer we’re exploring aviation’s history and continued impact on travel. You can find out more about the Jenny’s progress around the USA, and the history of this beautiful plane at www.friendsofjenny.org. Humankind’s adventures through air, land and […]

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