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Lonely Planet July 2018

Feed your love of travel with award-winning Lonely Planet. Inside you'll find topical ideas for easy inspirational weekend breaks and more adventurous experiences to try out, helped by the insider knowledge of Lonely Planet's many experts around the world. You'll be taken on a journey through words and beautiful photography, with highly atmospheric features transporting you to spectacular landscapes and allowing local people to reveal their culture, history ,food, drink and the natural wonders that surround them.

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editor’s note

‘Make it happen.’ You’ll see this mantra preached throughout our pages. It’s the practical call to action that supports so many of the armchair travel moments in each issue. This month, you’ll equally find the phrase rolled out as we guide you through age-old hilltop towns in Sicily (p49) and the fast-evolving heart of Los Angeles (p76). It’s our way of offering the planning advice to shift a travel experience from your wish-list, hopefully, to a reality. Making it happen runs right through Lonely Planet’s 45-year history. While I can say that no other travel magazine anywhere in the world has such experience and expertise to call on, I also want to grab this chance to flag a regular feature we recently introduced in our new Journal section: Unplanned (p44).…

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arbat, moscow

THE TREE OF LIFE ‘This huge sculpture by Ernst Neizvestnyi stands at the entrance to the Bagration Bridge. It’s a mass of intricate details made from bronze and granite. At first glance, it looks just like a tree, but after a moment you notice that the crown of the tree is also shaped like a human heart. On even closer inspection, the tree’s ‘leaves’ turn out to be miniature sculptures of historical figures.’ Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment 16, bld 1 GOING ORGANIC ‘Organic Shop is a chain that’s grown very much over the last few years, and its ethos is all about organic cosmetics – make-up, haircare, toiletries. Everything is made with natural products and there are a lot of local brands on sale. The staff offer you herbal tea and apples when you walk in.’ Ploshad…

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copenhagen

STAY Kr 1,070 Check in to a double at refined yet homely Hotel Alexandra, whose cool mid-century interiors are graced by the furniture of Danish design deities such as Arne Jacobsen and Kaare Klint. hotelalexandra.dk DO Kr 0 Put your purse away – a day at Islands Brygge Havnebadet is entirely free. The architecturally impressive outdoor pool complex sits right within Copenhagen’s inner harbour. visitcopenhagen.com LUNCH Kr 120 Fuel up with an open sandwich on rye bread and a freshly pressed juice at Café Atelier September, which is kitted out with art, vintage furniture and colourful crockery. atelierseptember.dk BUY Kr 150 Pick up a unique souvenir at Just Spotted, which stocks Copenhagen-themed posters from artists such as KLAM and Wonderhagen. Many of the posters have a classic, modernist feel. justspotted.dk DINNER Kr 520 Book ahead for a two-course wine-paired dinner at Pony, and enjoy New Nordic dishes such…

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spectator sports in the us

WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA Little League Baseball Series Tickets for the Baseball World Series can comfortably exceed $1,000. Its Little League version charges nothing. This competition has run every August since 1947, and sees players aged 11 to 13 dashing around the Williamsport diamond in front of thousands. llbws.org LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Venice Beach Streetball Venice Beach is the place to see raw, back-to-roots basketball. Streetball is fluid, free-form basketball, with no ref, fewer rules and lots of showing off. Come on summer Sundays for the Venice Basketball League. veniceball.com VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA East Coast Surfing Championships Admire pros and amateurs alike every August at the USA’s oldest surfing competition. The event is now a free sports festival, with top skateboarders, skimboarders, paddleboarders and beach volleyballers on show too. surfecsc.com CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Chicago Triathlon Art-filled parks and Lake Michigan form the setting…

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yoga holidays

Yoga has shaken off its image as an enterprise solely reserved for those in tie-dye and chanting Om, and leapt fully into the mainstream. If lunchbreak classes or after-work sessions in gyms have become the bread and butter of yoga practice, then heading off on a yoga-focused holiday means you’ll get to enjoy the activity in rather more inspiring surroundings. Many are suitable for absolute beginners, and there’s no one size fits all, with adventure yoga, SUP yoga, detox stays and silent retreats all available.Here are some of the best short breaks for bending, stretching and clearing the mind. SHAMBALA (SWEDEN) A Swedish forest by a lake (pictured) is the fitting home of a yoga retreat whose organisers’ vision is to live in harmony with nature. Visiting teachers run courses throughout the…

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the llyn peninsula

FRIDAY NIGHT Pick up your home on wheels from Paul and Pat in Wrexham who have six VW campervans including ’60s splitties Jessie and Mr Benn (from £320). Top speed is 55mph, so take your time wending west through Snowdonia National Park to the coast. Fuel for the night is fish and chips in Tremadog at Chippy Dre, voted North Wales’ best, before you pitch at Black Rock Sands campsite (from £25) by the beach. split-the-difference.co.uk; blackrocksands.webs.com SATURDAY MORNING After waking to the sound of seagulls and crashing waves, make yourself a brew and bacon butty on your campervan’s hob and stroll along the boardwalk through the sand dunes to the beach. Brave souls might take a dip, but otherwise there are caves and rock pools to explore at low tide and the…