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From coffee tours and festival checklists to the Grand Canal and the pyramids

Independent on Sunday travel writing competition: Write your way to an

We have once again joined forces with Bradt Travel Guides  to offer readers the chance to win our travel-writing competition, with a top prize this year of a holiday for two to the Croatian region of Istria. PLUS have your winning story published in 'The Independent on Sunday' and

Travel tech: Make your phone work magic when you're abroad

Your smartphone remains a crucial travel companion: currency converters with the latest rates, Skype to make calls home, ebook readers to keep you amused. But travel apps offer much more. There are lots of them – 49,000 on the iPhone alone. Here are a few you shouldn't be without.

Where to go in 2013

Made your holiday plans for next year yet? In these exclusive extracts from Lonely Planet's new 'Best in Travel' we reveal 10 destinations that should be on your wish list

The 12 most-read 2011 articles in Travel

From Spanish airport strikes to naked German spas, Steve Anderson runs down the most popular articles published in 2011, as well as a few editors' favourites

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The 10 best travel books

Lonely Planets and Rough Guides are always pretty handy, but to really capture the romance of roaming, seek out these travelogues...