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With the recent announcement of our Best in Travel destinations for 2015, we decided it was time to ask our Twitter community for some of their travel recommendations. We asked questions inspired by our Best in Travel regions and were met with hundreds of 140-character nuggets of inspiration. We couldn’t let these transient tweets go to waste, so we’ve collected …

By Emma Sparks   20 November 2014 10:16am Europe/London
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#LPInstawalk: Washington DC edition

We recently revealed that Washington DC is our number one Best in Travel city for 2015. To celebrate this, and the launch of our brand new Washington DC pocket guide, we’re offering four lucky instagrammers …

By Emma Sparks   18 November 2014 2:09pm Europe/London
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Join our Best in Travel 2015 chat on Twitter at #LPChat

Wondering where to go next? Lonely Planet’s experts have trekked the globe to select the best places to visit in 2015. Join us as we discuss travel plans for next year, lesser-known regions and what makes our …

By Emma Sparks   7 November 2014 4:58pm Europe/London
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Lonely Planet Kids: Space Explorer competition

Last month we went back in time to the age of the dinosaurs with our Lonely Planet Kids ‘design a dinosaur’ competition. We received some fantastic entries and can’t wait to see what your travellers-in-training dream up …

By Emma Sparks   6 November 2014 11:43am Europe/London
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Storify: Macedonia road trip in pictures

Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor Brana Vladisavljevic visited Macedonia on a Balkans road trip. She discovered the beauties of Ohrid and Skopje, went on outdoors adventures, enjoyed the cuisine and admired some little-known historic sites. [<a href=”//storify.com/branavl/macedonia” target=”_blank”>View the story “Road trip: mixing …

By Brana Vladisavljevic   27 October 2014 6:15pm Europe/London
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Storify: Albania road trip in pictures

Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor Brana Vladisavljevic visited Albania on a Balkans road trip. She enjoyed the country’s many attractions for travellers, from outdoors activities to cultural heritage. [View the story "Road trip: chasing adventure in Albania" on Storify] Follow @branavl for travel news from …

By Brana Vladisavljevic   27 October 2014 5:39pm Europe/London
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Storify: Kosovo road trip in pictures

Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor Brana Vladisavljevic visited Kosovo on a Balkans road trip. She explored Pristina, Gjakova and Prizren, rural homestays, outdoors activities and historic sites of Dečani and Novo Brdo. [<a href=”//storify.com/branavl/my-kosovo-adventure” target=”_blank”>View the story “Road trip: catching up …

By Brana Vladisavljevic   27 October 2014 5:38pm Europe/London
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#LPChat: eating your way around the world

We recently joined forces with food blogger Niamh Shields and Tourism Ireland on Twitter to talk about a subject that’s often very close to a traveller’s heart: food. From fine dining to street-side snacks, you brought …

By Emma Sparks   8 October 2014 12:50pm Europe/London
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Storify: Iraqi Kurdistan in pictures

Lakes, canyons and ancient cities – see the Iraqi Kurdistan behind the conflict headlines, as discovered by LP’s Iraq author Sofia Barbarani. [View the story "Lonely Planet on the road in Iraqi Kurdistan" on Storify] Visit Lonely …

By Helen Elfer   7 October 2014 12:27pm Europe/London
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Lonely Planet Kids: design a dinosaur competition

As travellers, when we’re not out exploring the world, we’re imagining our next adventure. And when it comes to imagination, kids have got it sussed. To celebrate the launch of our new site, lonelyplanetkids.com – home …

By Emma Sparks   1 October 2014 9:34am Europe/London