Andrew Bender Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'First time San Diego: discover the best of America’s finest city'
Regis St. Louis Lonely Planet author
Summer may be over, but there’s no need for tears. September is one of the best months to be in the city. The weather is still lovely and the heavy crowds have largely dispersed, making it a great time to be out and about. As New Yorkers return from the beach, the cultural calendar ramps […]Continue reading 'Best things to do in New York in September'
Simon Richmond Lonely Planet author
Though Yokohama may stand in the shadow of big brother Tokyo, in terms of artistic energy Japan’s second biggest city is a powerhouse of creativity. This is on full display at the Yokohama Triennale 2014 (yokohamatriennale.jp), a mammoth contemporary art festival that is incendiary and confrontational, whimsical and poetic, whacky and even reptilian. ART Fahrenheit 451: […]Continue reading 'Highlights of the Yokohama Triennale 2014 art festival'
Joe Minihane Lonely Planet author
New York might be the greatest city in the world. But the crowds, the sirens and the traffic can get a bit much for even the hardiest fan of the Big Apple. So why not leave the chaos behind for a day? It’s a breeze to leave and you can be back in time for a […]Continue reading 'Ten day trips from New York City'
Hannah Summers Lonely Planet author
Stroll the hilly backstreets of Portugal’s capital and you’ll soon come across evidence of the Lisboêtas’ love for all things sweet. Hidden in the districts’ cobbled streets, rows of tiny tiled bakeries await, each serving up their own delicious array of pastéis de nata – Portugal’s famous egg custard tart. It’s a sweet relief to the […]Continue reading 'Sweet Lisbon: the best places to get your sugar fix'
John Vlahides Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'First time San Francisco: discover the best of the City by the Bay'
Lauren Matison Lonely Planet author
Travelling like a local in a foreign place means going off the beaten path in and out of town. On your next big city trip, put a day or so aside for an adventure within an adventure, forget the hassles of driving, and discover what lies beyond the metro maps. 1. Athens to Hydra Santorini’s […]Continue reading 'Car-free getaways from some of the world’s greatest cities'
Brandon Presser Lonely Planet author
Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York ‘thing’ per se, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take it upon themselves to sample a taste […]Continue reading 'A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City'
Louise Bastock Lonely Planet author
It’s the morning after the night before, and you’ve survived a night on the tiles in Dublin. Thanks to the locals’ ebullient hospitality, not to mention their ability to hold a drink, you’re feeling a little worse for wear. But this is no time to waste a day in bed nursing a fragile head and dining on paracetamol: […]Continue reading 'Dublin on a hangover'
Brendan Sainsbury Lonely Planet author
In May 2014 Sub Pop (subpop.com), the record company that launched the careers of grunge bands Nirvana and Mudhoney in the late ‘80s, opened up a music store at Seattle’s Seatac Airport. Selling t-shirts, rock memorabilia and old-school phonograph discs, the new store was the mark of a trend. In the midst of the digital […]Continue reading 'Viva vinyl in Seattle: finding Emerald City’s music through its record stores'