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Image by Hide/Flickr CC2.0 As travellers, the likelihood is you’ve experienced your fair share of flights. It’s also likely that the magic of soaring through the skies has worn off slightly over the years, leaving you more concerned with the quality of in-flight meals and the contentious subject of legroom. But do you remember the …

By Emma Sparks   9 September 2014 9:19am Europe/London
Dawn breaks after a traumatic final night at sea for James Kay and his wife in Indonesia, the scene of a recent shipwreck. Image by James Kay / Lonely Planet
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Opinion: there’s no such thing as risk-free travel

Lonely Planet editor James Kay recalls his own drama at sea after a tourist boat sinks in Indonesia. There but for the grace of God go I, as the proverb says. That’s what went through my …

By James Kay   21 August 2014 2:59pm Europe/London
#LPChat
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NYC vs. LDN #LPChat: the results

Images by Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine   We teamed up with Lonely Planet authors Regis St. Louis and Sally Schafer and bloggers Christine Amorose (cestchristine.com) and Monica Stott (thetravelhack.com) to put two titans of tourism …

By Emma Sparks   18 August 2014 9:10am Europe/London
Blogstock by Seb Neylan
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Blogstock 2014: a blogging conference with a twist

Image by Seb Neylan/Lonely Planet [View the story "Blogstock 2014" on Storify]

By Emma Sparks   14 August 2014 12:03pm Europe/London
NYC vs. LDN #LPChat
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Join our NYC vs. LDN debate on Twitter at #LPChat

 Images courtesy of Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine Do you heart New York? Or are you more of a London lover? Whether you are a passionate urban native with local knowledge, once spent a glorious long weekend discovering the …

By Emma Sparks   8 August 2014 9:35am Europe/London
Paul and Andrea in the wild in Turkey
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Lonely Planet in the wild: guidelines for getting featured in our fan photo albums

Paul and Andrea in the wild at Lake Acıgöl, Turkey. Image courtesy of Paul Barbieri   We love receiving your photos and travel stories, and sharing them with Lonely Planet’s online community. If you’re a fan …

By Emma Sparks   7 August 2014 2:29pm Europe/London
Wield your maps and apps with pride, there's no shame in being a 'tourist'. Image courtesy of Jane Atkin
Behind the scenes • Community

Opinion: Why is ‘tourist’ a dirty word?

After wandering around the block twice to find a charming out-of-the-way restaurant on the promise of bistecca alla fiorentina, I was starting to get hangry. So when my travelling companion in Florence argued he didn’t want …

By Jane Atkin   1 August 2014 10:34am Europe/London
Beautiful sunset/ Time to start acting up. Image by ImagineGolf/Vetta/Getty
Behind the scenes • Community

Opinion: Just say no to cross-generational travel

Lonely Planet editor Helen Elfer won’t be going on any family holidays this year. Or ever, in fact. When I read recently that ‘grown-up family holidays’ are on the rise, I felt a cold shot of …

By Helen Elfer   24 July 2014 9:45am Europe/London
Bike, trike or skateboard? Non-motorised forms of transport make for the best road trips. Image courtesy of Dave Cornthwaite
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Meet a traveller: Dave Cornthwaite, record-breaking adventurer and overland traveller

Ever thought of taking a trip by recumbent tricycle? How about a stand-up paddleboard or skateboard? Meet a traveller who has: Dave Cornthwaite has travelled more than 16,000 miles by yacht, kayak, tandem bike and …

By Anita Isalska   23 July 2014 11:46am Europe/London
A long dusty road snakes toward distant mountains in Argentina
Behind the scenes • Community

Opinion: Want the perfect travel soundtrack? All you need is an album and an open road

Listening to the radio last week, I was transported to a mountain road in Andalucía. No, it wasn’t Narnia-esque magic – a song had come on that perfectly connected me with my June holiday, instantly …

By Jo Cooke   16 July 2014 2:10pm Europe/London