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On 4 July the United States of America celebrates its Independence Day. Let your little ones join the party with our fun Lonely Planet Kids craft activity. In the USA, 4 July is important because it marks freedom from British rule and the union of all the states across the country. People celebrate with parades, fireworks, picnics and barbecues …

By Emma Sparks   28 June 2016 2:13pm Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Kaua‘i

Alexander Howard, Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor for Canada and the Western US, went on an adventure to the Hawaiian Island of Kaua‘i. Tell us more… While researching an article for Lonely Planet, I spent a …

By Louise Bastock   27 June 2016 4:41pm Europe/London
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Join our US National Parks #LPChat on Twitter!

For many, a trip to one of America’s National Parks is an item ticked off their bucket list, and quite rightly so – the USA’s 59 parks are full of marvels. And as 2016 marks …

By Maria McKenzie   23 June 2016 8:12pm Europe/London
LP Kids

Family travel snap: Bronwyn Leeks from Smiths Holiday Road

For this month’s family travel snap we journey to Tokyo with family travel blogger Bronwyn Leeks. Based in Melbourne, Bronwyn blogs about her family’s adventures at smithsholidayroad.com. She believes that exploring new places with three young children – …

By Imogen Hall   23 June 2016 1:06pm Europe/London

Pathfinder Pics: a walk on the wild side in Kenya

Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Lauren Yakiwchuk recently visited Kenya to volunteer at the Soysambu Conservancy, where she participated in projects to help local wildlife. Here she shares her experience. ‘I jumped at the opportunity to combine my two …

By Joe Davis   21 June 2016 3:51pm Europe/London
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Pathfinders pics: On the wine trail in Mendoza, Argentina

Lonely Planet Pathfinder Macca Sherifi recently toured the wine trail in Mendoza, Argentina. Here he shares the highlight of his trip – cheers! ‘Nestled in the foothills of the Andes and close to the Chilean border …

By Joe Davis   14 June 2016 10:50am Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Venice (and the Veneto)

Anna Tyler, Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor for southern Europe, recently returned from a trip to Venice and its surrounds. Tell us more… My mum and I hadn’t been on holiday together for years, despite her …

By Louise Bastock   13 June 2016 10:53am Europe/London
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Travel for All

AccessFest: getting more people with a disability to more festivals more often

There are one billion people in the world who have some form of disability. That’s a seventh of the world’s population. This is by no means a niche market! Festivals for all In the UK …

By Martin Heng   10 June 2016 3:12pm Europe/London

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from May 2016

Sometimes our wanderlust takes us to energy filled festivals and crowded markets and sometimes we find ourselves rejuvenated by getting away to the solitude and quiet. This month’s Pathfinders inspired us with pensive images that …

By Amanda McCadams   10 June 2016 11:20am Europe/London
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Community • Thorn Tree

Traveller talk: May 2016

Every month our intrepid team of online moderators delve into the depths of the Thorn Tree forum to bring you the community’s pearls of wisdom. Whether you’re looking for advice on icebreakers, tea, or how …

By Katie Coyne   9 June 2016 10:42am Europe/London