Professor G. Scott Hubbard on space tourism – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

In this guest post, Stanford University’s Professor G. Scott Hubbard – former Director of NASA’s Ames Research Center, founding editor-in-chief of the New Space journal, and author of Exploring Mars: Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery – looks at whether the travel industry is heading for the final frontier. Having been active in the US […]

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are the stars our destination? – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Wonderings: rambles through and reflections on travel… this month, James Kay considers tourism’s final frontier: space © Joe Davis / Lonely Planet Aside from a few forays to France, the furthest my maternal grandparents travelled was Pembrokeshire, Wales (repeat visits to a wind-buffeted static caravan in Croes-goch, if you must know). Just a generation later, […]

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Maria and Katerina, It’s all trip to me – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Maria and Katerina exploring their home city of Athens © It’s all trip to me While the life of a full-time traveller may seem like an idyllic existence, it’s not for everyone. Ties to home – from family responsibilities to a budding career – might keep us from committing to a nomadic way of living, […]

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wandering the waterfalls of Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

The Great Smoky Mountains NP is a wonderful showcase of nature’s power © Nick Alvarez Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Nick Alvarez of Be Real Travel, recently returned from a trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park – one of our best value destinations for 2019. Armed with his camera and tripod, he embarked on a journey […]

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exploring Panama – one of our top countries to visit in 2019 – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Sunset in the breathtaking El Valle ©Timothy Cohen Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Timothy Cohen, is recently back from a whirlwind trip around Panama – one of our top countries to visit in 2019. From deserted beaches to bustling, urban hubs, here’s what he discovered… Panama has always been a mystery to me. All I knew about […]

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10 Best Free Things to Do in Tucson, AZ

One of Tucson’s best free attractions is the Mission San Xavier del Bac, located about nine miles south of downtown Tucson on the Tohono O’odham San Xavier Indian Reservation. The mission is a great example of eighteenth century southwest mission architecture, with colorful interiors, a desert courtyard, museum and gift shop. There’s also a small marketplace in the […]

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