Articles about countries

The secrets to shopping in Marrakech

I left Marrakech 54 pounds heavier than I had been when I arrived. Somewhere between taking a carriage ride to the city's main square, Djemaa el Fna, and weighing my luggage on the Royal Air Maroc baggage scale, I gave myself s and my bank account s over to Morocco's mysteries, hungry to bring home a bit of the heady sensuality that hangs in its labyrinthine souks.

Around the world in five signature drinks

There is a certain romance to sipping a cocktail in a strange city, and there is no better way to make friends than to buy a round for your fellow travellers. Here are some of the classics and the best places to drink them!

Where to go in June

Planning to go tripping in June? In an extract from the January 2010 issue of Lonely Planet Magazine, we've got the best places to head for - and the best place to avoid!

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is the highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. Here are 10 countries (in no particular order) that your taste buds will thank you for visiting.

The Most Dangerous Cities In America

Yesterday, the FBI trumpeted the news that violent crime dropped 5.5% in 2010 while reported property crimes fell 2.8% during the depths of the worst economic slowdown since the Great Depression. The news, though, is far from positive.

Dine underwater without getting wet

In the Maldives, the all-glass, 12-seat Ithaa restaurant sits 16 feet below sea level, and offers 180-degree views of the stingrays, sharks and snapper fish that swim by.

Japan gets on track with new maglev train

The government is expected to approve a plan for a high-speed magnetic levitation train that will eventually run between Tokyo and Osaka.

A royal honeymoon in the Seychelles

After months of secrecy, the news of where Prince William and Kate would spend their honeymoon finally leaked this week. Sources say the royal newlyweds are currently in the Seychelles for a 10-day trip.