Dive into Great Lakes history in Northern Michigan

A first visit to one of the Great Lakes redefines ideas of what a lake can be. The deep, cold waters stretch out as far as the eye can see toward a flat and limitless blue horizon. Freighters cross the depths; kayakers and swimmers splash in the shallows; and lighthouses dot the often treacherous shores.

How to live like a local in Lima

Six years ago, Lonely Planet Local Agnes Rivera traveled south along the Pacific Coast and landed in Lima, Peru. Quickly charmed by the capital city’s malecón, a coastal pathway that dips in and out of vastly diverse districts, her interest has remained piqued by the juxtaposition of Lima: at once the metropolitan center of Peru and the melting

Two days in Odesa, Ukraine’s Black Sea coast boom town

You might think it’s tough to compete with the ancient sights and urban culture of Kyiv, or to rival Lviv’s Mitteleuropa charm, but Odesa – Ukraine’s third-largest city and cosmopolitan Black Sea port – is catching up. Its string of beaches make the country’s number-one summer destination, while the burgeoning foodie scene offers an intriguing

Facing the past in Montgomery, Alabama

The national spotlight is on a city that was once among America’s most active slave-trading hubs: Montgomery, Alabama has opened the first-ever museum and memorial to the victims of lynching and enslavement in the United States. A visit to the city is an opportunity to reckon with America’s racial divide. As they confront this history,

In search of Boston’s perfect clam chowder

From colonial fishing ships to presidential inaugurations, we trace the origins of Boston’s signature dish, New England clam chowder, and go on a quest for a bowl of the city’s best. Chowder at Fisherman’s Net is served in a bread bowl © Adam DeTour / Lonely Planet Clam chowder: the origin story When it comes

Making the most of Philadelphia’s museums

Philadelphia is known as one of the best museum cities in the US. From spacious galleries like the Philadelphia Museum of Art to interactive science foundations like the Franklin Institute, there is no shortage of options when it comes to brain-building in Philadelphia. Get lost in some museums rich with history and pleasant surprises. Here’s

Panama City in a snap: Top 5 Instagram-worthy buildings

Panama City is famous for its ultramodern skyline. But architecture in Panama is much more that just skyscrapers. While popular ‘barrios’ (neighborhoods) are developing in all directions amid historic sites, a new wave of designers and architects are bringing creativity to the tropical capital. Here are 5 Instagram-worthy buildings to snap in Panama City. Frank

What to do in Windsor when the royal wedding is over

The world’s media spotlight will soon be on the English riverside town of Windsor and its gargantuan castle, where the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place on Saturday 19th May. On the day itself, the whole town will be dominated by the event, with crowds, pageantry and road closures, but once

Day trips from Havana

While Havana – with its grandiose architecture and vibrant culture – continues to be the number one attraction for travelers to Cuba, taking a break from the city buzz will refresh your batteries and give you a broader scope of Cuba’s authentic experiences. Let the sea breeze pamper your senses in Playas del Este or