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Get more battery life on the go

Phillip Tang Lonely Planet author

Nothing makes a heart skip a beat like a red-flat battery icon: how will I finish off that text, email, presentation, photo or ebook? The tricks below will let you power your devices and gadgets while travelling without adding much bulk to your baggage – but the best way to avoid a battery emergency may […]

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On your bike: the ultimate travel toolkit for cyclists

Shawn Low Lonely Planet author

We love bikes: there’s a certain sense of freedom to be had from jumping onto a saddle and moving by the sheer strength of your own two feet. There’s also a certain romance in settling into the rhythm of pedalling, the drive train propelling you along the road ahead. Aside from the bike, there’s a […]

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Best things to do in winter in New York City

Robert Reid
Lonely Planet author

Winter after the New Year is one of the best times of year to enjoy New York City. Seriously. There’s deals to be had (many hotels offer a third, fourth or fifth night free; see nycgo.com for winter deals), there’s finally some elbow space on sidewalks in SoHo and Greenwich Village, and the city wears […]

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Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Robert Reid
Lonely Planet author

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. Best in Travel 2013 already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to […]

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The darker side of Paris

Anita Isalska Lonely Planet author

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights. Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history. Image by Jessica Mullen. Creative Commons Attribution licence […]

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A perfect trip to New South Wales

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author

Celebrate Sydney’s bar renaissance with a cocktail before visiting preserved Aboriginal gardens, boutique wineries, the Blue Mountains and Australia’s most incredible surfing beaches. Lonely Planet Magazine has all the tips for the perfect trip to New South Wales. Sydney: best for nightlife Sydney Harbour is a magical place in the evening. It attracts groups of […]

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Latin American adventures for the whole family

Greg Benchwick Lonely Planet author

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your once-in-a-lifetime vacation from turning into yet another cautionary […]

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Masskara Festival: a guide to the Philippines’ festival of smiles

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A child in colourful costume and mask dancing in a crowd, Philippines

Happy Halloween by Joshua Santino. Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY 2.0) Location: Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines Dates: weekend nearest 19 October Level of participation: 3 – smile with the masked masses MassKara’s name is a fusion of the English word for ‘many people’ and cara, the Spanish word for face. It’s a perfect of […]

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Travel literature review: The Lost City of Z

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The Lost City of Z by David Grann Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Reviewed by Angela Tinson David Grann’s The Lost City of Z is a fascinating account of both early 20th-century Amazonian exploration and early 21st-century investigative journalism — both intriguing exercises of obsession. Grann’s subject, Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett — British artillery officer, member of […]

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Travel literature review: Heart of Dankness

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Heart of Dankness by Mark Haskell Rating: 4 out of 5 Reviewed by Chad Parkhill Heart of Dankness is a travelogue only by necessity; if Mark Haskell Smith had his way, he wouldn’t need to leave his home state of California to experience the specialised highs promised by Amsterdam’s competitive Cannabis Cup. Nor would he […]

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