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Another month, another Pathfinders round-up where we take a look at the travel tales you’ve been writing about recently. Our ‘best of’ from January meanders on and off the beaten track with posts ranging from cheap eats in London to visiting Peruvian tribes. All about driving in Cuba – Hugo and Christina Hugo and Christina provide …

By Louise Bastock   5 February 2016 11:04am Europe/London
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Pathfinder Pics: Valle de Viñales, Cuba

Recently, Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Yasmine Awwad of Peeking Duck, visited Cuba and took some time out to explore Valle de Viñales, a region that made it on to our Best in Travel list for 2016. Here, Yasmine …

By Maria McKenzie   4 February 2016 3:46pm Europe/London
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Just back from… Lapland

Jane Grisman, writer and editorial support at Lonely Planet, is just back from a snowy escape in Lapland. Tell us more… I spent a magical week in Finnish Lapland with my boyfriend and his family …

By Louise Bastock   3 February 2016 10:31am Europe/London
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Lonely Planet Kids: Let’s Explore competition

We know that your little ones never stop being curious about the world, so this month it’s time to meet the newest members of our Lonely Planet Kids family: three activity books which will take your …

By Maria McKenzie   1 February 2016 12:50pm Europe/London
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Join our travel tech #LPChat!

Do you like to stay connected while travelling? Or are you in favour of leaving it all behind? Whether it’s a GPS gadget that comes in handy when venturing off the beaten track, a translation …

By Maria McKenzie   28 January 2016 3:27pm Europe/London
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Family travel snap: Lonely Planet travel writer Abigail Blasi

This month we’re talking to one of our long-standing writers, Abigail Blasi, who covers an eclectic mix of Italy, India, Malta and the UK for Lonely Planet. Abigail has three half-English, half-Italian, but wholly well-travelled children. …

By Imogen Hall   28 January 2016 10:29am Europe/London
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Just back from… the Caribbean

Sarah Reid, Destination Editor at Lonely Planet, recently returned from her first-ever Caribbean cruise. Tell us more… When Norwegian airlines (norweigen.com) announced direct flights from London to San Juan from November 2015, my fiancée and …

By Louise Bastock   20 January 2016 10:31am Europe/London
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LP Pathfinders: top posts from December 2015

Toilets, spontaneous day trips and Texan barbecue ring in the new year in this month’s Pathfinders round-up. And if that eclectic mix isn’t enough, we’ve also got tales of wreck diving in Thailand (envy-inducing imagery included) and …

By Louise Bastock   11 January 2016 2:29pm Europe/London
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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from December 2015

Epic natural locations blend with captivating street scenes depicting the everyday in this month’s Pathfinders Instagram round. Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting Instagram captures from our Pathfinders community. Here are our …

By Seb Neylan   8 January 2016 2:16pm Europe/London
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Lonely Planet Kids: design your own planet competition

There may be a whole world of adventure at our very feet, but there are also many more beyond this planet that we call home. So, whether your little one is an aspiring space explorer …

By Maria McKenzie   1 January 2016 7:20pm Europe/London