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Meet a traveller: Selina McMinn, Air New Zealand cabin crew

Louise Bastock Lonely Planet author


Those prone to jealousy should look away now, because this high-flyer is truly living the travel dream. If she’s not jetting off around the world as a member of Air New Zealand’s (airnewzealand.co.nz) cabin crew, Selina can be found honeymooning in India or lapping up New York City like an A-lister. Living out of a […]

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More to Mauritius: adventure activities await

Matt Phillips Lonely Planet author

Le Morne Peninsula

Stunning beaches, diverse culture and rich cuisine – much is made of this nation’s sedate attractions. And for good reason – they are worth a trip in their own right. But this mountainous island, which bursts dramatically from the Indian Ocean, is also fecund with some exciting activities. Here are some to enjoy.   Climbing […]

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5 perfect trips on the Florida peninsula

Ashley Harrell Lonely Planet author

USA, Miami Beach, South Beach, Ocean Drive, Avalon Hotel and 1957 Thunderbird car

  So, the Sunshine state has summoned you with its swaying coco palms, balmy wetlands and ritzy city life. A trip to Florida (and its 1,350 miles of glorious shoreline) is all that and more – visitors willing to hop into a car and hit the road for some exploring will uncover an intriguing history […]

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Is it a good time to go to Fiji now?

Paul Clammer Lonely Planet author

Lonely Planet Pathfinder Drew Goldberg snorkelling in Fiji in April © Drew Goldberg / Lonely Planet

On 20 February 2016, Fiji was hit with the full force of Cyclone Winston, the strongest recorded storm in the country’s history. The damage it wrought was considerable, but Fiji’s vibrant tourism industry has bounced back quickly. With the country welcoming visitors back to its shores, now is the best time to travel to Fiji. Best […]

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First time France: where to go and what to do

Nicola Williams Lonely Planet author


France is the world’s top tourist destination and for good reason. There’s a lot packed into just one country – artistic and architectural masterpieces, remarkable museums and natural landscapes, and a history harking back far beyond the Romans. Top it off with fine wine, food and a culinary culture that permeates through every city and small town, […]

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Opposites attract: how to travel with your (im)perfect match

Emma Sparks Lonely Planet author

For travellers with a romantic streak, finding ‘the one’ should, in theory, open the door to a lifetime of loved-up globetrotting. But what if Cupid’s not so kind? Forget squabbling about which side to stand on for a smug sunset selfie – we coupled-up fools are lucky if we can even agree on where to […]

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Italy’s fabulous five: planning your visit to the Cinque Terre

Donna Wheeler Lonely Planet author

Riomaggiore at sunset

The Italian Riviera is not short of rugged coastline or romantic towns and villages, but the five fishing communities of the Cinque Terre are its most iconic highlight. The five villages are no longer the isolated hamlets they once were, but there’s still a feeling of remote authenticity, with few roads, perfectly preserved architecture and […]

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Visiting Halong Bay: tips to plan your trip

Jessica Lee Lonely Planet author

Tour boats and cruise ships passing by limestone islands in Halong Bay.

The World Heritage seascape of Halong Bay, dotted with jagged limestone pinnacles, is one of Vietnam’s biggest attractions. The most popular way to experience the bay is on a cruise, and unsurprisingly every travel agency and hotel in Hanoi has tours to sell. Choice is a great thing, but the multitude of trips on offer […]

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Sardinia’s top 10 beaches: white sands and turquoise waters

Kerry Christiani Lonely Planet author

Strolling along the beautiful quartz sands of Is Arutas

Even in a country where gorgeous beaches are two a penny, the Italians admit that those in Sardinia are particularly bellissima. The island regularly tops polls of the world’s best beaches, with spiagge ranging from the rugged, cliff-backed coves of the east to the dune-flanked strands of the west. Sardinia’s snow-white beaches and bluer-than-blue seas […]

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From begijnhof to beer: a perfect weekend in Bruges

Helena Smith Lonely Planet author

Bruges Markt

Bruges is made for weekends. The canal-laced picture-perfect city is a short train ride from Brussels and most attractions can be explored on foot. From atmospheric places to stay and the finest art museums to hearty Flemish food and medieval pubs – there’s plenty to pack in on a weekend trip to this beautiful city. […]

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