Zora ONeill Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Manhattan’s most influential addresses'
Sara Benson Lonely Planet author
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. […]Continue reading 'Utah’s 10 most unbelievable views'
Darryl Slabe Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Bidding for eternity: a tour of pickled political leaders'
Joe Bindloss Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Trekking Nepal’s most hair-raising passes'
Joe Bindloss Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Seeking the yeti, mythical monster of Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan'
Catherine Le Nevez Lonely Planet author
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, […]Continue reading 'Top 10 Ireland for first-timers'
Bridget Gleeson Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Sleeping inside a landmark: seven historic buildings reopen their doors'
Tom Hall Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Meet the Jenny: Lonely Planet celebrates the rebirth of an aviation icon'
Anita Isalska Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Adventure machines: 12 of the world’s most incredible transport restorations'