Destinations

Where in the world could you spot these two dapper gents? Find out in our quiz © Anders Blomqvist / Lonely Planet Do you know which sub-Saharan African country has Spanish as its official language? Or which Hindu celebration is known as the Festival of Lights? Test your knowledge of travel trivia with the October
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Natasha and Cameron admiring the view in Kauai © The World Pursuit Lonely Planet Pathfinders Natasha and Cameron of The World Pursuit recently traveled to Hawaii to check out some of its most amazing landscapes and beaches. It’s easy to see why Hawaii is one of the most alluring destinations in the world. The islands
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https://www.expedia.com/Austin.d178234.Destination-Travel-Guides Welcome to Austin, home to nearly 900,000 people. The capital of Texas attracts a number of young, talented university students, which has prompted a good-natured culture war between the newcomers and the city’s longtime residents. So far, the latter group seems to be winning, thanks to their dedication to the Keep Austin Weird campaign.
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https://www.expedia.com/Glasgow.d1334.Destination-Travel-Guides Just over an hour west of Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is the city of Glasgow. Explore this city’s unique blend of style and character at George Square, the center of it all. The Gallery of Modern Art is a five-minute walk southwest from here. Guarding the entrance to the gallery is the Duke of Wellington
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https://www.expedia.com/Cairns.d889.Destination-Travel-Guides Cairns is a small port city, yet what it may lack in size it makes up for with its access to a bounty of natural beauty. In fact, Cairns is considered a gateway to tropical North Queensland. This eastern Australia city is where the rainforest meets the reef, with Daintree Rainforest to the north
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Megan snapping a selfie in front of otherworldly Kol-Suu Lake © Megan Eaves Megan Eaves, Destination Editor for North Asia, has recently returned from a trip to Kyrgyzstan. Tell us more… I spent a quick five days exploring the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan on a horse trek. Kyrgyzstan is an extremely mountainous country, and
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https://www.expedia.com/Cape-Town.d6046820.Destination-Travel-Guides Cape Town sits on South Africa’s Cape Peninsula, where the waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans converge. Begin your adventure at The Castle of Good Hope, the centerpoint from which the city grew. Nearby you’ll find Company’s Garden, the Parliament Building, and the South African Museum. Don’t miss the District Six Museum, which
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https://www.expedia.com/Lisbon-District.d178278.Destination-Travel-Guides From its days as a Phoenician outpost to its expansion into a 16th century trading giant, from the Great Earthquake of 1755 to its glorious reconstruction, Lisbon has long been a city of shifting fortunes.   Lisbon has forever been linked to the sea and it’s on the waterfront where you’ll find the city’s grand
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https://www.expedia.com/Vancouver.d178315.Destination-Travel-Guides Vancouver’s breezes carry the scents of nature and aromas of all the urban delights you’d expect from a city regularly voted, “the Worlds most livable”. The city takes its name from the British navigator who landed here in 1792. The original settlement was called “Gastown”, in honor of Gassy Jack, who built the city’s
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http://www.expedia.com/Washington.d178318.Destination-Travel-Guides Take in the many splendors of the nation’s capital when you arrive at Washington, D.C. Your Washington, D.C. tour should start at the National Mall, where you’ll find monuments, memorials, and government buildings instead of tons of shopping. If you’d like to get around town easily but don’t want to rent a car, the
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http://www.expedia.com/Miami.d178286.Destination-Travel-Guides With its pristine beaches and palm tree-lined streets, Miami is one of the top tourist destinations in the country. Start your Miami tour out right with a sample of delicious Cuban cuisine, followed by some Latin dancing. You’ll find plenty of places all over the city to indulge in both, as well as art
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http://www.expedia.com/Central-Park-New-York-and-vicinity.d6056463.Vacation-Attraction New York City’s Central Park, which is made up of lakes, gardens, and meadows, spans more than 50 blocks. It was originally envisioned as a space where anyone – no matter what their station in life – could meditate and interact. These days, America’s most famous urban center hosts over 30 million visitors per
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A lone springbok against the harsh landscape of the Skeleton Coast, Namibia © Anywhere We Roam Framing vast, arid landscapes, natural phenomena and intricate designs, our Instagramming Pathfinders sure have been snap-happy this month. From the wild west African coast to inner-city Berlin, here are the shots that made us look twice. Bali, Indonesia ‘Flying
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http://www.expedia.com/Bangkok.d178236.Destination-Travel-Guides When you tour Bangkok, you’re immersing yourself in a city of contrasts. From its homage to ancient cultures to the ultra-modern skyscrapers that line the downtown area, you’ll soon discover why this lively metropolis wins so many “World’s Best City” awards from various publications. Some claim, it’s the perfect mixture of food, friendly citizens,
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This month’s round up includes a story of a quest to sample the world’s best pie © Lesya Dolyuk / Shutterstock Another month, another banquet of engaging travel yarns provided by our globetrotting Pathfinders community, who, during September, have penned an exciting array of stories covering topics from nomadic sports in Kyrgyzstan to the street-art
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