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5 of the best places to visit in 2018

5 of the best places to visit in 2018

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In 2018, some countries will celebrate big milestones in style. Elsewhere, certain regions are opening up to visitors with an array of new tours and experiences. And, due to recent political developments, there’s a decidedly optimistic mood surrounding other countries, making them more accessible and more appealing than ever before. The Taranaki region, New Zealand […] The post 5 of the best places to visit in 2018 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
5 amazing yoga retreats to try out in 2018

5 amazing yoga retreats to try out in 2018

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How amazing would it be to enjoy a relaxing and luxury holiday without having to sacrifice your yoga practice? Well, the great news is that you can! With so many yoga holidays and yoga retreats available, I have scoured through and produced the 5 most amazing yoga retreats to book and get yourself to in […] The post 5 amazing yoga retreats to try out in 2018 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Photograph of the week: San Francisco at night

Photograph of the week: San Francisco at night

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San Francisco is a vibrant city that, despite its growth, remains a city of neighborhoods. Whether it’s the museums of SoMa, the nightclubs of the Mission District or North Beach shopping, there’s an endless list of things to see, do and eat. The Northern California destination is also a foodie heaven with a range of […] The post Photograph of the week: San Francisco at night appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Top 7 sustainable travel experiences

Top 7 sustainable travel experiences

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The ethos of sustainable travel has made leaps and strides over the last couple of years. With travellers’ becoming more interested in eco-friendly experiences, the number of innovative and luxurious sustainable experiences on offer are on the rise.  From positively impacting the local community to supporting conservation projects, it’s time for travel to make a […] The post Top 7 sustainable travel experiences appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Just back from: Uzbekistan

Just back from: Uzbekistan

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Megan revelling in the beauty of the mosques and mausoleums of Uzbekistan © Megan Eaves Megan Eaves, Destination Editor for North Asia, recently returned from a trip to Uzbekistan. Tell us more… I spent seven days travelling around Uzbekistan, one of the biggest travel drawcards in Central Asia. I had been to the region before, but never to Uzbekistan, so the aim of the trip was to see all of the country’s highlights in its main cities – the capital, Tashkent, as well as Bukhara and Samarkand – and to learn about its rich cultural heritage. In a nutshell… If, like me, you have dreamed about seeing the Silk Road, Uzbekistan is the country that ticks all the boxes. Blue-domed mosques and incredible mosaics covering the outer walls of mausoleums and medressas (Islamic schools) define Uzbekist
I Still Fucking Hate Koh Phi Phi

I Still Fucking Hate Koh Phi Phi

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Yeah, I used the F word. That’s how much I hate Ko Phi Phi. I was supposed to visit Ko Phi Phi in 2005, but the deadly 2004 tsunami destroyed the island. Thousands were killed and injured on the island. The entire coast was devastated, with Phi Phi one of the hardest it. It was one of the biggest natural disasters to ever hit the country. Determined to get there and wanting to contribute to the rebuilding, I made it my first stop in Thailand when I quit my job to travel the world in 2006. Construction was all over the place, tourists were returning — some also helping rebuild — and the government was promising to make the island more sustainable. Spirits were high. Naturally, it wasn’t like the postcards. The inner beach was littered with coral swept in by the sea, but just outside
Travel news quiz: February edition

Travel news quiz: February edition

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Have you heard about the Welsh capital’s latest quirky coffee trend? © Yulia Grigoryeva / Shutterstock What’s noteworthy about the Arctic Circle’s latest hotel? And which US city has been named the most romantic in the country? Test your knowledge of the latest happenings in the travelsphere with our travel news quiz, featuring some of this month’s most intriguing news stories. TAKE THE QUIZ Get a regular dose of travel inspiration by signing up to our Lonely Planet newsletter.
Why you need to visit these 5 cities and towns in the Basque Country of Spain

Why you need to visit these 5 cities and towns in the Basque Country of Spain

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There is so much to love about Spain it can be hard to choose where to go and what to see when planning a trip. Sitting on the west coast of Spain, undiscovered by most tourists, is the Basque Country, a region full of beauty, amazing experiences, fantastic food, beautiful beaches, historic architecture and friendly […] The post Why you need to visit these 5 cities and towns in the Basque Country of Spain appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.