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78 travel features tagged “Sports”

Downhill skiing – without snow?

Warmer weather in Washington turns the North Cascade mountain range into a lush ski playground.
Read more… 16 April 2014


Stunning footage of one of Hawaii’s deadliest waves

Famous for swells that can reach up to 30ft, Hawaii’s Banzai Pipeline is every surfer’s dream – not to mention mesmerizing to watch, as seen in this video compilation of aerial shots.
Read more… 06 March 2014


Worldwide Weird

Japan’s epic snowball fighting championship

Held at the bottom of a volcano, this annual tournament features more than 100 teams competing in a game that’s described as a cross between capture the flag and dodgeball.
Read more… 03 February 2014


The Passport blog

Football fever hits the Pacific Northwest

Seattle and Portland have long traded jibes on the quality of their brew pubs and the hipster rating of their music scenes, but the biggest rivalry is now between their football teams.
Read more… 22 August 2013


Australia’s sheila sprint

Lonely Planet author Kerry Lorimer heads to the remote Western Australia community of Derby, where the biggest event of the year involves both horses and women racing.
18 August 2013


Colombia’s explosive national sport

Tejo – a heady mix of target practice and gunpowder – is a pre-Columbian game that is more than 450 years old and still played by people of all ages.
09 August 2013


Localites

Baseball with a view in NYC

The city’s major league teams have their allure, but the Brooklyn Cyclones and Staten Island Yankees offer a spirited hometown alternative with waterfront vistas.
Read more… 18 July 2013


Localites

Sailing fever blows into San Francisco

As the prestigious America’s Cup takes over town, there is no better place to be than along the city’s stunning waterfront.
Read more… 04 July 2013


Thirsty Explorer

Baseball and sub-par beer in Japan

The great American pastime is taken to new heights in Osaka – right down to the flavourless, watery brew on tap.
Read more… 25 June 2013


Spain’s super-charged sport

In northern Spain, Lonely Planet photographer Dominic Bonuccelli tries his hand at the unusual activity of Basque pelota, which once held the world record for fastest ball speed.
17 June 2013


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