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These Budget Honeymoons Will Make You Want To Get Married All Over Again

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.19.2017 | Weddings

For couples who love to travel, the honeymoon is perhaps the best part of the wedding. Few people are more familiar with that feeling than the founder...

How Long Does It Take To Drive Lonely Planet's Great American Road Trip?

Map Happy | Posted 02.18.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Low gas prices got you itching for a road trip this summer? Well, now there are two reasons to fill the tank and go -- because Lonely Planet just rel...

3 Ways to Stay Mentally Strong When You're Single on Valentine's Day

Amy Morin | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Facing the holiday solo doesn't necessarily have to lead to reckless behavior. Stay mentally strong and face Valentine's Day with courage. Here are three ways to bolster your mental strength as the big day draws near:

10 Epic Places You Can Visit On A Budget

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.30.2015 | Travel

Traveling on the cheap doesn't have to mean seedy motels and a road trip across the U.S. (Though trust us, that's not a bad plan at all.) But for the ...

The 10 Countries You Absolutely HAVE To Visit In 2016

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel

Most of us are lucky if we can escape our desks long enough to visit one country per year... but it never hurts to have a list of 10 dazzlingly perfec...

What Are the World's Top 10 Best Places to Visit?

Lonely Planet | Posted 10.08.2016 | Travel
Lonely Planet

What is the single most amazing sight in the world? The Taj Mahal? The Grand Canyon? Stonehenge?

Where in the World is the Best Place to Be in October?

Lonely Planet | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy...

The Top 15 Places To See In Your Lifetime

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel

Good news, travelers: your ultimate bucket list is here. Lonely Planet released its list of the Top 50 places to visit on Monday, and we're already ...

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in August?

Lonely Planet | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or, when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef.

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in June and July?

Lonely Planet | Posted 06.30.2016 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or, when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef.

Q&A With the Mayor of Akureyri, Iceland, One of Lonely Planet's "Best Places in Europe 2015"

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
Pam Stucky

In 2013, I visited the town of Akureyri in Iceland's far north, and had the honor of chatting with the town's Mayor Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson for the travelogue I was writing at the time.

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in May?

Lonely Planet | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

This month, we invite you to sing for spring at one of the world's most famous university cities, and mingle with the stars on the French Riviera.

The Best Place To Travel This Month Is...

Lonely Planet | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy...

What Travel Guides Got Wrong About These Vacation Destinations

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Travel guides got pretty creative this year with their must-visit recommendation lists, resulting in Queens, New York, landing at the top spot in Lone...

The 10 American Spots To Visit In 2015 Might Surprise You But Go There Anyway

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 06.05.2015 | Travel

It's time to book a vacation... to Queens. That is, at least according to the fine folks at Lonely Planet, who have released their "Best in the US ...

How Travel Guidebooks Are Working Against You

Doug Lansky | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Doug Lansky

The travel tips you read in popular books and magazines are often more a like a tip sheet for which places will soon be overrun and ruined.

The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: S...

The World's Most Gay-Friendly Travel Destination Is...

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travelers will have an extra special reason to pack their bags for Copenhagen in 2015, as the Danish cap...

10 Places To Put On Your Budget Bucket List In 2015

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel

So you want to know where to go but don't want to spend hours researching? We get it. And so does Lonely Planet. The travel pros have published the...

Extra! Extra! Famous Travel Writers Spill Trade Secrets (And Dish Some Dirt)

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Here are capsule reviews of three fast-selling paperbacks by famous travel and guidebook writers: good, quick reads that pull the curtain back on a few of the travel industry's dirty little secrets and outright lies.

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat with "Gringo Trails" Director Pegi Vail (Part 1 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

"Perhaps the time has come that guidebooks highlight newer destinations in favor of one that's overrun to allow them some breathing space."

The Best Hotels In The World

Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel

Our friends over at Lonely Planet have put together their first annual best hotels in the world list, breaking the impossible down into three categori...

The Best Places To Go In 2014, According To Lonely Planet

Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel

Each year, we look forward to Lonely Planet's take on the next places to visit. Their book, out Tuesday, highlights the best of the best of travel--co...

Why Greek Americans Should Be NY Jets Fans

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

It is worth keeping in mind, though, that after every catastrophic phase, after every setback, both Greece and the NY Jets have managed to survive, recover and, on occasion, prosper. Both Greeks and Gang Green nation are nothing but truly resilient.

The World Is Really Beautiful

Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel

Lonely Planet has been guiding travelers to destinations across the globe for 40 years. In celebration of those four decades, the company's trave...