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How to live like a local in Bengaluru

How to live like a local in Bengaluru

Lonely Planet Local Supriya Sehgal splits her days between her ‘home at heart’ Bengaluru, and her working home in Delhi. Having lived in Bengaluru for more than 12 years, she knows the ins and outs of the city and its best haunts, old and new. Flowers for sale in Bengaluru’s Krishnarajendra Market © Pierre Ogeron / Getty Images Flowers for sale in Bengaluru’s Krishnarajendra Market © P... »

More than mall food: eight fabulous food halls from around the world

More than mall food: eight fabulous food halls from around the world

Food halls have been earning major hype over the past decade or so, with new hotspots seemingly springing up every week. Some are housed in gorgeous purpose-built structures, while others fill rehabbed spaces in empty warehouses or department stores. They’re paradise for the indecisive food-lover: you can take a nibble here and a nibble there until you’ve sated your belly and your curiosity. That’... »

Been there, Notre-Dame that: Paris off the beaten track

Been there, Notre-Dame that: Paris off the beaten track

Paris’ prevailing popularity saw the greater area welcome more than 40 million overnight visitors in 2017, but despite these record-breaking figures, it’s easy to escape the crowds. The French capital offers plenty of under-the-radar alternatives to its most famous monuments, museums, palaces and expansive green spaces – you just need to know where to look. A red Citroen 2CV parked alo... »

Top things to do in Sfax’s historic medina

Top things to do in Sfax’s historic medina

With few touristy sites, industrial Sfax usually falls off travellers’ radars, but its 1200-year-old medina – the smallest in Tunisia – has plenty of history and heritage architecture to entice art lovers, markets and eateries to tempt any foodie, and lots of local colour and atmosphere. The medieval fortification of Sfax surrounded by lush gardens with many colourful flowers, Tunisia. Once an are... »

Sunrise over Jade Mountain: a trip up Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway

Sunrise over Jade Mountain: a trip up Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway

Sometime before dawn, a group of dedicated travellers huddle in the dark cold of a small mountain train station. Little puffs of breath rise on the frosty air, and with arms crossed into jackets, the group shuffles along as a rickety old diesel train chugs up to the platform and comes to a sudden, creaking halt. The passengers board quickly – in a rush to warm up in closer quarters, but also in an... »

I would drive 500 miles: road-tripping the Scottish Highlands

I would drive 500 miles: road-tripping the Scottish Highlands

I would drive 500 miles: road-tripping the Scottish Highlands TIM MOORE Lonely Planet Writer 8 NOVEMBER 2018 Bleakly beautiful, the North Coast 500 is Scotland’s very own Route 66. Buckle up for a road trip around Britain’s outer limits, where you’ll find otherworldly landscapes and down-to-earth welcomes. The road snakes up to the viewpoint of Bealach na Ba from the inlet of Loch Kishorn The road... »

Along the waterfront: riverside retreats in New York City

Along the waterfront: riverside retreats in New York City

The Big Apple’s skyline and streetscape are ever-changing, but the past year has also seen a revitalization of its waterfront, from retail hubs to elaborate green spaces. All accessible via ferry and a short stroll or Citi Bike ride, here’s where to encounter some of New York City’s newest waterside attractions. Lawn chairs line up along the waterfront with the Domino Sugar Factory in the backgrou... »

Discover the best of National Harbor, DC’s glitzy playground

Discover the best of National Harbor, DC’s glitzy playground

National Harbor, Maryland, is only about 10 miles south of Washington, DC, but it feels like a world away. This glitzy, buzzy enclave on the Potomac River is bursting with hotels, restaurants and shops, not to mention a giant Ferris wheel and a casino. A popular accommodation choice for visitors, and a top staycation spot for locals, it’s practically the Mid-Atlantic’s Vegas – with ple... »

Escaping Thimphu: where to go to find Bhutan’s hidden treasures

Escaping Thimphu: where to go to find Bhutan’s hidden treasures

Bhutan may be a tiny dot on the map, but its topography is epic, even daunting, in scale. Measured in terms of altitude change rather than miles, this is a big country to explore. Beyond the gateways of Thimphu and Paro there are countless valleys in which to lose one’s self and discover some of this Himalayan country’s less obvious gems. Places where global influence is less obvious, where ... »

Best detours from Bengaluru

Best detours from Bengaluru

While feted for its year-round good weather, feet-friendly markets and tree-shaded lanes, Bengaluru is no stranger to the relentless march of urban development. The city is sprawling ever outwards and upwards as its population soars. But before you dismiss Bengaluru’s easy-going reputation as nostalgia, remember that there is one trick that India’s tech-city still has firmly up its sleeve – easy a... »

Offbeat DC: 20 unusual things to do in Washington DC

Offbeat DC: 20 unusual things to do in Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial? Done. Smithsonian troves? Seen ’em. But have you popped your eyes on the giant hairball or hugged your state tree? Did you see Helen Keller’s ashes or smell the ‘corpse flower’? After you’ve checked off the top sights, here are 20 beyond-the-norm things to do in Washington DC. 1. Seek out Lincoln’s Summer Cottage Abe diehards can make the trek ... »

How to get 6pack abs fast

How to get 6pack abs fast

1 Do 4 sets of 12 basic crunches. Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your fingertips behind your head, inhale, then exhale as you raise your upper back off of the floor. Raise your torso for about 2 seconds, then gently inhale as you lower yourself back to the floor. Be sure not to tug your head upward with your hands. Keep your head, neck, and back ... »

Top 20 richest actors

Top 20 richest actors

We are about to show you… Some of the most popular actors in the world are worth more than a half-billion dollars! We’ve decided to compile a list of the 20 richest actors worldwide, along with their current net worth, and a short bio. Before you start reading this article, can you guess who will appear on the list? The Top 20 Richest Actors in the World Below are the 20 richest actors of all time... »

How to express feelings…and how not to

How to express feelings…and how not to

We are wired to have feelings. If we express these feelings in off-putting ways, this wiring can invite a disconnect in our relationships. By contrast, expressing feelings in a safe way can lead to our feeling more connected, especially to loved ones. Knowing how to express feelings tactfully is therefore vital if you want to feel close to people and to sustain your relationships. Sharing positive... »

10 most delicious Nigeria dishes for dinner

10 most delicious Nigeria dishes for dinner

Nigeria is a unique country in many terms. It is not just the most populated in Africa, but it also boasts delicious Nigerian dishes for dinner that can make any family full and happy. Let us talk about modern Nigerian cuisine and figure out which dishes are the most popular as dinner meal ideas. Nigerian cuisine Since the country has many different ethnic groups, its cuisine is very interesting a... »

Scouting out Chicago’s changing Wrigleyville

Scouting out Chicago’s changing Wrigleyville

Chicagoans once held two truths to be self-evident: the Cubs were baseball’s eternal lovable losers, and the general tenor of Wrigleyville, the team’s home ’hood, was boozed-up and unrepentantly lowbrow. Then in 2016, the Cubbies clinched the World Series – and sticky-floored Wrigleyville began smartening up, welcoming swanky new hotels, cocktail bars and restaurants worth hitting even after the s... »

Tarifa: the Costa de la Luz’s outdoors capital

Tarifa: the Costa de la Luz’s outdoors capital

Sink your feet into unspoilt powder-white sands, then grab your kitesurfing kit and hit the Atlantic waves. Welcome to one of Spain’s favourite summer playgrounds, the wild, beautiful Costa de la Luz. This natural, undeveloped coastline sprinkled with glorious blonde beaches and attractive, authentically Andalucian towns stretches northwest from activity-mad Tarifa, on the southernmost tip of Spai... »

Where to shop in Madrid’s Las Salesas

Where to shop in Madrid’s Las Salesas

Madrid’s Las Salesas neighbourhood – named for the nearby Plaza de las Salesas – has sprung to life in recent years thanks to a new wave of pioneering business owners. Nestled between the iconic Gran Vía, party-loving Chueca and stately Colón, Las Salesas is especially well-known for its variety of independent shops. A quick detour through this central barrio (district) is perfect for picking up q... »

How to live like a Local in Helsinki

How to live like a Local in Helsinki

Spending time in Helsinki’s relaxed wine bars, steamy saunas, cheap and cheerful restaurants and inspiring art galleries are just some of LP Local Violetta Teetor’s top tips for coping with the city’s notorious ‘Brrr!’ factor. Unless you’re brave enough for an icy Baltic Sea dip that is… LP Local Violetta Teetor sitting on a bright yellow City Bike in Hels... »

Castle-hopping in Wales – seven of the country’s best

Castle-hopping in Wales – seven of the country’s best

For a small country, Wales certainly goes big with its castles. There are more than 100 of them today – down considerably from the 600 or more built over the country’s history, but still enough to make knowing where to start difficult. To help you out, here are seven of the best, whether you like them old and craggy, recently renovated or simply historically significant. Cardiff Castle interior Ca... »

Top tips for an authentic Shabbat experience in Jerusalem

Top tips for an authentic Shabbat experience in Jerusalem

The electric atmosphere makes the air sizzle in the hours leading up to Shabbat in Jerusalem. Before the western side of the city shuts down for a full 24 hours from Friday evening to Saturday evening, bakeries are cranking out the last of the rugelach, a popular Jewish pastry made by rolling a triangle of dough around a filling, and locals are running last-minute errands. Observers of Shabbat are... »

Five family adventures in the Riviera Maya

Five family adventures in the Riviera Maya

For kids who go wild over beach days and adventures, the Riviera Maya has an astounding variety of child-friendly day trips, once you know where to look. With just a little knowledge of the region, you can give your kids the opportunity to explore the jungle, experience local traditions and make sand castles on some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches. A girl stands in the shallow water of a ... »

Where to go for Budapest’s New Wine and Cheese Festival

Where to go for Budapest’s New Wine and Cheese Festival

The New Wine and Cheese Festival comes to the fairytale Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest’s City Park on 24 November. Packed with stalls offering spreads of local cheeses and bottles of újbor (young wine from the newest vintage), it’s the perfect occasion to learn about Hungarian wine and nibble on some craft cheese. This year the festival lasts one day but if you miss the date or feel like making a ... »

Under the radar USA: music, murals and museums in Akron, Ohio

Under the radar USA: music, murals and museums in Akron, Ohio

You’re never far from a live performance, art gallery or public art installation in Akron, Ohio. Over the past decade, this Great Lakes city – home to artists like Devo and the Black Keys – has transformed from a rundown former industrial town into a vibrant hub for artists of all kinds (and a wallet-friendly tourist paradise). Sign reading “welcome to Akron Ohio, home of the Black Keys̵... »

The best detours on Australia’s Great Ocean Road

The best detours on Australia’s Great Ocean Road

Wind your way beside the crashing Southern Ocean, twist around hairpin bends hugging limestone cliffs, take pit stops under koala-filled tree canopies, and bask in the sun on secluded beaches on one of Australia’s most spectacular drives: the Great Ocean Road. While the drive is best known for the iconic Twelve Apostles and famous beaches at Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Lorne and Apollo Bay, many of th... »

The long road to Machu Picchu for Inca Trail porters

The long road to Machu Picchu for Inca Trail porters

The Inca Trail is one of the most famous treks in the world, hosting thousands of hikers each year looking to experience the historic path that stretches across the southern Peru’s rugged peaks and cloud forests. The final payoff after several days of clambering across rocky terrain at high altitudes: passing through the Sun Gate, with the lush grounds of Machu Picchu opening up before you. ... »

Chasing paradise: five alternatives to Boracay

Chasing paradise: five alternatives to Boracay

The Philippines’ famed island, Boracay, was closed to the public in April 2018 in an attempt to try and restore the incredible location to its former glory after suffering the effects of overtourism. The picturesque island, previously famous for pristine beaches and a heady party vibe, has reopened with a limit on the daily number of visitors and a set of rules designed to protect the enviro... »

Castles, cliff-tops and caves: exploring the white towns of Cádiz

Castles, cliff-tops and caves: exploring the white towns of Cádiz

Centuries-old castles, rust-red-roofed homes, white-walled alleys, soul-stirring strategic cliff-top sites and an enthrallingly volatile history: Cádiz’ pueblos blancos (white towns) are a joy to unravel. The finest can be perfectly strung together on a multi-day drive. Andalucía bursts with beautifully blanched villages – originally (unromantically) whitewashed in the 19th century to deflect the ... »

Getting the best out of your trip to Bhutan

Getting the best out of your trip to Bhutan

Mention Bhutan to savvy travellers and you normally get two reactions. First comes a wistful ‘aaahh’, as people summon up hazy images of a pristine Himalayan kingdom, of colourful Buddhist festivals and a traditional culture that seems lost in an earlier age. This is swiftly followed by a tear in the eye, as people remember that Bhutan is closed off to casual visitors and way beyond the average tr... »

Medieval and contemporary: unlocking the secrets of Córdoba

Medieval and contemporary: unlocking the secrets of Córdoba

It doesn’t get as much hype as fabled Granada or scintillating Seville, but there’s another city right in the middle of Andalucía that no one should miss. Famed above all for its wonderful Mezquita (mosque), one of the great works of Islamic architecture, Córdoba is a beguiling place that oozes history in every twisting lane and flower-filled patio of its old centre. It is also well in... »

Six can’t-miss winter activities in New Zealand

Six can’t-miss winter activities in New Zealand

Most visitors to New Zealand schedule their trip during the nation’s balmy summer months, but wintertime heralds a whole new set of attractions across both islands, from world-class skiing to bubbling hot springs, next-level wildlife watching to quirky winter festivals. With fewer crowds and prices for rental cars and accommodation typically slashed, it’s a wonderful time to rug up and explore thi... »

Adventures in Northern Patagonia: exploring Chile’s verdant peaks and valleys

Adventures in Northern Patagonia: exploring Chile’s verdant peaks and valleys

There are few places left in the world as wild and unruffled by the hands of man as Patagonia. The little-visited northern half of Chilean Patagonia is a markedly different world where fairytale rainforests, puffing volcanoes, raging rivers and sharply hewn fjords all compete for attention. Ripe for exploration, here are seven of the most epic outdoor adventures you won’t want to miss. The salty s... »

Seoul traders: fall head over heels for South Korea’s crazy sock scene

Seoul traders: fall head over heels for South Korea’s crazy sock scene

Barack Obama socks? Korean boy-band socks? Instant ramen socks? Matching socks for couples? Socks for pets? If you can imagine it, you can find socks in Seoul to match. Socks are fun and affordable and make perfect souvenirs to warm your toes or to bring home to friends. Several racks of socks in a variety of colours and patterns In Seoul, crazy socks come in all colours and stripes © Megan Eaves ... »

Lego, Vikings & an underground bunker: family heaven around Billund, Denmark

Lego, Vikings & an underground bunker: family heaven around Billund, Denmark

Denmark: so child-friendly it even has a ‘Capital of Children’. This kid-friendly utopia is centred on Billund, the heartland of Lego, but around it there are plenty of other attractions too, including a Viking town, Scandinavia’s best waterpark, and the fantastic Givskud Zoo. Adults and children playing with brightly-coloured Lego bricks inside the Lego House in Billund © Abigail Blasi / Lonely P... »

Greener Paris: how eco initiatives are changing the French capital

Greener Paris: how eco initiatives are changing the French capital

Ambitious environmental initiatives are making the French capital cleaner and greener than ever. Visitors to Paris today will encounter riverbank parks reclaimed from expressways, new gardens, vegetated rooftops and living walls, fewer cars, more cycling paths, eco-friendly public transport, renewable energies – including sleek, silent Eiffel Tower wind turbines partially powering its operations –... »

Whitby – how a Yorkshire seaside town became the UK’s gothic capital

Whitby – how a Yorkshire seaside town became the UK’s gothic capital

Dracula’s arrival in England, Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel established this pretty Yorkshire seaside town’s reputation as a gothic icon. Whalebone arch, Whitby The whalebone arch recalls Whitby’s maritime past – and gave Bram Stoker a perfect view of the abbey © Lorna Parkes / Lonely Planet Today, still loomed over by the spectral ruins of the medieval abbey that inspired Stoker, Whitby ... »

Top places to Travel to 2020

Top places to Travel to 2020

Travel fads come and go, and they’re fun, for a while. Cronut- and freakshake-hunting was, at one point, deemed an essential city trip activity for Instagrammable-snack devotees, while barnyard yoga seemed to make perfect sense for flexible nature lovers – where better to hone your cow pose? Some trends, however, emerge slowly and have the potential to stick around for the long haul. So what’s on ... »

Story of Meek Mill

Story of Meek Mill

k Mill Biography by Andy Kellman + Follow Artist Chart-topping Philadelphia rapper who received a career bump after a high-profile prison sentence. Track Meek Mill on Bandsintown Artist Information↓ Biography↑ Artist Biography by Andy Kellman Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made, Vol. 1Battle rhymes and mixtapes made Meek Mill a major figure on the Philadelphia streets before the rapper went ov... »

BC by sea: boating to the best of British Columbia

BC by sea: boating to the best of British Columbia

A large province in a large country, Canada’s British Columbia is almost three times the size of Germany. So how do you begin to wrap your head around this remote, rugged and ravishing region? Just start at the edge, among the nearly 40,000 islands and 16,000 miles of coastline. If you’re looking for wildlife, adventure or relaxation, you can access it all by boat – whether it’s a giant ferry powe... »

Emerging Montreal: walk the less touristed neighborhoods

Emerging Montreal: walk the less touristed neighborhoods

Montreal is a collage of language and history, a sum of its eclectic and evolving parts, where well-known neighborhoods like the Plateau Mont-Royal attract and charm visitors with their multicultural heritage and Quebecois cachet. But beyond the bagels of Mile End and cobblestones of Old Montreal are districts that, despite being off the tourist trail, remain vibrant parts of the city’s unique tap... »

Wien uncorked: how to enjoy Vienna responsibly

Wien uncorked: how to enjoy Vienna responsibly

There is no denying that Vienna is fit for a monarch. The Austrian capital brims with the earthly pleasures of humankind: heart-stopping cake-topping architecture, vast Baroque boulevards, rich full wines plucked and pressed from the surrounding hills, and enough museum masterpieces to gawp at until your crown falls off. But with all those regal elegances designed to spoil visitors rotten, tourist... »

Andalucía’s top parks for nature lovers

Andalucía’s top parks for nature lovers

Andalucía, Spain’s southernmost region, is famous for sunshine, the Alhambra, flamenco, beaches and fiestas. Less well known is that it’s also a paradise for nature lovers. Beyond the cities and beach towns stretch high, rugged mountains, rolling green hills and deep river valleys, with a spectrum of wildlife from ibex and lynx to some of Europe’s biggest birds. Whether you like to hik... »

Noord: a guide to Amsterdam’s coolest neighbourhood

Noord: a guide to Amsterdam’s coolest neighbourhood

From shipping hub to creative quarter, the ever-changing Amsterdam Noord neighbourhood has cemented itself as one of the Dutch capital’s coolest spots. With a new Noord/Zuid metro line supplying quick access, this once obscure ‘hood is gaining traction as the innovative hotspot of the Dutch capital. Patrons lounge on a beach at art festival Kinetisch Noord, held at NDSM Wharf Patrons lounge on a b... »

Spotlight on: Festival of Sufi Culture in Fez, Morocco

Spotlight on: Festival of Sufi Culture in Fez, Morocco

As Fez is the spiritual capital of Morocco, it’s only fitting that the annual Festival of Sufi Culture should take place here each October. Sufism, the esoteric branch of Islam that promises bliss, mysticism and spiritual ecstasy, has a strong heritage in the country. A week’s worth of discussions, round-tables, concerts and performances by Sufi brotherhoods are on offer in spectacular venues acro... »

Gozo: a weekend of history and adventure activities

Gozo: a weekend of history and adventure activities

that getting from one to another, whether by foot, bicycle, taxi or public bus, is breeze. Sunlight bursts through a huge, angular rock arch on the coast of Goza at Wied il-Mielah. Wave surge between the two rock arms © Ramon Portelli / Getty Images The stone arch at Wied il-Mielaħ on Gozo’s northwest coast is accessible to hikers, mountain bikers and rock climbers © Ramon Portelli / Getty I... »

Valleys, villages and vertiginous views: the Amalfi Coast’s best hikes

Valleys, villages and vertiginous views: the Amalfi Coast’s best hikes

When it comes to easy accessibility, drop-dead gorgeous scenery and sheer number of trail options, there is no better place to go hiking in Italy than the Amalfi Coast. The precipitously beautiful coastline is handsomely endowed with footpaths, many dating back to medieval times when they served as the primary means of getting from village to village. These days local farmers still use the paths t... »

Scenic Big Sur: top sights on your Highway 1 road trip

Scenic Big Sur: top sights on your Highway 1 road trip

An epic road trip is one of America’s favorite pastimes, and few drives are more iconic than Highway 1 through Big Sur. Tight turns hug the rugged coastline while mile after mile of stunning vistas inspire awe in even the most seasoned traveler. Blooming purple flowers sway in the breeze backed by a steep cliff coastline The best season for wildflowers is spring, but any time is right for a drive ... »

Best new food experiences for travellers in 2019

Best new food experiences for travellers in 2019

Food travel is a trend that’s only getting hotter, as everyone from gourmands to social-media junkies pack their bags, armed with a list of must-try dining in dreamy destinations. The world is not just your oyster, in 2019 it’s a smorgasbord of delicious discovery. Dining with a difference at Mil, Cusco © Gustavo Vivanco Dining with a difference at Mil, Cusco © Gustavo Vivanco Mil, Cusco, Peru Fan... »

Who is r Kelly?

Who is r Kelly?

Who Is R. Kelly? R. Kelly is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer best known for his gospel-tinged vocals and highly sexualized lyrics. Lauded as the “King of R&B,” Kelly won three Grammy Awards for his hit “I Believe I Can Fly,” and had more Top 40 hits than any other male solo artist in the 1990s. His personal life has been imbued with controversi... »

Success Story of Meekmill

Success Story of Meekmill

k Mill Biography by Andy Kellman + Follow Artist Chart-topping Philadelphia rapper who received a career bump after a high-profile prison sentence. Track Meek Mill on Bandsintown Artist Information↓ Biography↑ Artist Biography by Andy Kellman Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made, Vol. 1Battle rhymes and mixtapes made Meek Mill a major figure on the Philadelphia streets before the rapper went ov... »

R Kelly Net Worth 2020

R Kelly Net Worth 2020

Hence, his net worth has been adjusted from $150 million to just $1 million. R Kelly’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $100 thousand as of 2020, and after numerous law suits, complications, allegations, and even the “Surviving R Kelly” series; his net worth has almost entirely disappeared. Net Worth: -$2 Million Date of Birth: Jan 8, 1967 (53 years old) Gender: Male Height: 6 ft (1.854 m) Pro... »

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

Facebook has removed a campaign ad by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists, and others in concentration camps. The company said in a statement Thursday that the ads violated “our policy against organized hate.” A Facebook executive who testified at a House Intelligenc... »

Best new openings for travellers in 2019

Best new openings for travellers in 2019

Just because you’re a seasoned traveller doesn’t mean you have any reason to get jaded in 2019. There are plenty of exciting new openings coming next year to inspire you to plan your next trip. Academy Museum, Los Angeles, USA Discover the art and science of the silver screen in a space that promises a lot more glitz than your average museum. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the or... »

Best new attractions for kids in 2019

Best new attractions for kids in 2019

Each year the world seems to provide more and more amazing experiences for the younger generation. Here are just some of the new attractions that children will love to explore in 2019. Lego House © Photo courtesy of Lego House Lego House © Photo courtesy of Lego House Lego House, Billund, Denmark What’s not to love about the ‘Home of the Brick’? Firstly, it’s an entirely Lego-themed museum and exp... »

Top travel trends for 2019

Top travel trends for 2019

Travel fads come and go, and they’re fun, for a while. Cronut- and freakshake-hunting was, at one point, deemed an essential city trip activity for Instagrammable-snack devotees, while barnyard yoga seemed to make perfect sense for flexible nature lovers – where better to hone your cow pose? Some trends, however, emerge slowly and have the potential to stick around for the long haul. So what’s on ... »

Travel trends for 2019: augmented attractions

Travel trends for 2019: augmented attractions

VR, AR. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve heard of virtual and augmented reality, technologies that have made the leap from sci-fi to smartphone. And now they’re transforming every stage of the travel experience. First, let’s recap: VR refers to a computer simulation of an environment that you can experience through the senses – principally sights and sounds but... »

Travel trends for 2019: my DNA and me

Travel trends for 2019: my DNA and me

In a world where we’re increasingly virtually connected, we can feel disengaged from our roots. But thanks to developments in genetic testing and accessible historical records, travellers are finding it easier than ever to pack a bag and journey back to their origins, forging stronger connections with people and cultures along the way. All travellers are curious – it’s what keeps the wanderlust al... »

Travel trends for 2019: getting off the touristed path

Travel trends for 2019: getting off the touristed path

It’s no secret that some of the world’s most amazing destinations are feeling the tourism squeeze. But that’s no reason to stay put: as communities cope with travellers’ all-too-loving embrace, being a good tourist just means getting strategic about where to go and when. Every traveller is on a journey, though it’s becoming clearer that some paths are so well trodden that they’re at risk of wearin... »

Best new places for travellers to stay in 2019

Best new places for travellers to stay in 2019

Sleep in a bubble, yurt, hostel, boutique city hotel or remote luxury lodge. This year certainly offers up a world full of new choices when it comes to finding memorable places to stay. Arctic Bath, Sweden © Johan Kauppi / Arctic Bath Arctic Bath, Sweden © Johan Kauppi / Arctic Bath Arctic Bath, Sweden Although it resembles a mammoth bonfire in waiting, the only thing this giant ring of jumbled lo... »

Travel trends for 2019: road trips go electric

Travel trends for 2019: road trips go electric

Classic road trips are evolving into something more fully charged. As countries and rental companies make the electric leap, choosing to reduce your carbon footprint with an EV has never been easier. A car drives through a green forest © Dale Johnson / 500px Electric vehicles are better for the environment you’re road-tripping to see © Dale Johnson / 500px The EV revolution is coming Electri... »

Nairobi wildlife: 5 places for incredible animal encounters

Nairobi wildlife: 5 places for incredible animal encounters

Nairobi is known as the green city in the sun for good reason. After all, despite developing at a dizzying pace, it but still boasts areas of serene forest and sprawling savannah where visitors can get up close to some of Kenya’s famed safari species. Here are the top five places to spot Nairobi wildlife. A large standing against a white-sky backdrop, with two distant giraffe walking away. © Maria... »

The weird and wonderful food and drink of Madeira

The weird and wonderful food and drink of Madeira

Holidaymakers have long flocked to Madeira for the island’s laidback lifestyle, plentiful resorts and grand craggy cliffs. But perhaps the most unsung attraction is the unique gastronomy entwined in Madeiran culture. It would seem there’s nothing like a stiff sea breeze and an open mind to stoke some culinary creativity. Two brown poncha cocktails, a Madeiran specialty Poncha, Madeira’s sign... »

10 romantic getaways for city lovers

10 romantic getaways for city lovers

Cities aren’t always the most romantic places – tropical islands tend to trump traffic jams and sunshine always beats smog. But choose wisely and chances are you’ll fall in love all over again, while finding a place in your heart for a certain city. Our Lonely Planet Locals have shared all their best moves when it comes to courting in their hometowns. So what are you waiting for? Sweep your partne... »

Top Breaking news in Nigeria this morning;Thursday 18 June ;2020

Top Breaking news in Nigeria this morning;Thursday 18 June ;2020

1. The Federal Government (FG) unveils fresh plans on concession of 10 highways The Federal Government has perfected a plan to concession 10 major highways in the country. The Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, stated this on Wednesday while presenting details of the plan to the National Assembly Joint Committee on Works. He told the lawmakers that the project titled, “Highway Development and M... »

Adel Kamel: Egyptian classic rediscovered in English

Adel Kamel: Egyptian classic rediscovered in English

The 1941 Malim the Great translated into English in April reignites the renowned writer’s work for a new generation. Kamel’s Malim the Great has been described as one of the most important works of fiction to come out of Egypt in the past century [Courtesy: Al-Karma Publishers] In the early 1940s, two young Egyptian writers – one born in 1911 and the other in 1916 – both en... »

Networth of R-Kelly

Networth of R-Kelly

Hence, his net worth has been adjusted from $150 million to just $1 million. R Kelly’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $100 thousand as of 2020, and after numerous law suits, complications, allegations, and even the “Surviving R Kelly” series; his net worth has almost entirely disappeared. Net Worth: -$2 Million Date of Birth: Jan 8, 1967 (53 years old) Gender: Male Height: 6 ft (1.854 ... »

Networth of Seun Paul

Networth of Seun Paul

As of 2020, Sean Paul’s net worth is estimated at a staggering $12 million, thanks to his chart-topping singles and sell-out world tours. Sean Paul was born in Kingston, Jamaica on 9th January 1973 and is of Portuguese, Indo-Jamaican, Afro-Jamaican, English and Chinese-Jamaican. Net Worth: $12 Million Age: 46 Born: January 9, 1973 Country of Origin: Jamaica Source of Wealth: Professional Sin... »

Breaking news in Nigeria this Afternoon;17 June; 2020

Breaking news in Nigeria this Afternoon;17 June; 2020

1. Adamawa Discharges All COVID-19 Patients. All confirmed COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in Adamawa State have been discharged. Commissioner for Health in the state, Prof Abdullahi Isa, disclosed this while speaking with journalists on Tuesday. A total of 42 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the state while four persons died of the disease since the first index case recorded in April... »

Importants of bicycles in children life

Importants of bicycles in children life

The best gift a child can receive is a bicycle. A bike is something every child should have as it brings with it a world of benefits. Whether you start them off with training wheels or throw them right in the deep end with you standing behind the bike and making sure they don’t fall over, every child will remember their first red, blue or green Giant bicycle. Also, on a side note, they probably wi... »

Tempting gastronomic experiences to put Tunisia on your foodie map

Tempting gastronomic experiences to put Tunisia on your foodie map

Tunisia, ribboned by a thousand kilometres of prime Mediterranean coastline and blessed with a sun-drenched interior, might not be the first place that comes to mind as a destination for tastebud-led travellers, but its foodie cred stretches all the way back to the ancient Romans, who claimed this productive agricultural land as the breadbasket of their empire. Today, plenty of places around the c... »