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Just back from… Catalonia

Maria McKenzie, Social Communications Coordinator at Lonely Planet, has just returned from an action-packed road trip around Catalonia in Spain. In a nutshell…  My boyfriend and I decided to venture beyond Barcelona and take a look at what Catalonia has to offer. The result? Astounding scenery (sometimes so gorgeous I had to question whether we …

By Louise Bastock   2 September 2015 10:00am Europe/London
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LP Kids • Other

Lonely Planet Kids: around the world competition

From tropical islands and astounding natural landscapes to bustling cities and incredible architecture, the world is undoubtedly one big and fascinating place. So, for this month’s Lonely Planet Kids creative challenge we’ve teamed up with …

By Maria McKenzie   1 September 2015 10:09am Europe/London
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Family travel snap: LP’s Foreign Rights Director, Clare Mercer

This month’s travel snap is proof that all Lonely Planet employees love to travel. We’re talking to Clare Mercer, head of our foreign rights operation and a woman with a thirst for intrepid travel (her honeymoon …

By Imogen Hall   27 August 2015 1:56pm Europe/London

Pathfinder pics: Fraser Island, Australia

LP Pathfinders Caz and Craig of Y Travel Blog recently visited Fraser Island, Australia, documenting their travels on Instagram. Here some highlights from the trip, plus a travel tip or two, in their own words. ‘Stretching over …

By Maria McKenzie   24 August 2015 10:44am Europe/London
Behind the scenes • Other

Storify: on the road in Brazil

Lonely Planet writer, Bridget Gleeson, has recently travelled to Brazil to seek out the best beaches, swim with tropical fish and sample the caipirinha offering – all in the name of research, right? Here’s what she …

By Maria McKenzie   19 August 2015 5:31pm Europe/London
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Tokyo

Joe Revill, Foreign Rights Executive at Lonely Planet, just got back from a business trip across Asia sneaking in a cheeky weekend in Tokyo. Tell us more… I was lucky enough to mix both business …

By Louise Bastock   19 August 2015 1:58pm Europe/London
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Join our natural wonders vs manmade sights debate at #LPChat

There’s no doubt that the world is full of wonders. From Peru’s hard-to-reach Machu Picchu to Rome’s bloodthirsty Colosseum  and America’s awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, each one is unique and fascinating in its own right. So it’s …

By Maria McKenzie   19 August 2015 9:57am Europe/London
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Behind the scenes

Travel for All: Lonely Planet forges partnership with accessible tourism network

As Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Manager, I am proud to announce that the company has signed an agreement with the world’s leading network for the study, promotion and practice of accessible travel. Lonely Planet and …

By Martin Heng   13 August 2015 12:06pm Europe/London

Storify: cycling the North American Epic week 4

Lonely Planet staffer Rana Freedman has recently cycled the North American Epic with the Tour d’Afrique. After blogging about her adventures in a weekly blog, here she shares what happened in her final week.   [View …

By Maria McKenzie   12 August 2015 12:03pm Europe/London

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from July 2015

For our snap-happy Pathfinders, this month was all about capturing small moments in time. With a strong focus on Southeast Asia, they prompted us to ponder the story behind the images – both the public and the …

By Seb Neylan   7 August 2015 3:12pm Europe/London