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On the foodie trail: Thailand

If there’s one thing you’ll know Thailand for its the foodie scene. And whether you love a creamy green curry or prefer a zingy som tam, we all know that it’s Thailand’s locals who know how to make it best. Which is why we travelled back to the source to produce our new book,  From the …

By Maria McKenzie   7 October 2015 1:41pm Europe/London
Louise enjoying a cheeky harbourside vino in Cassis. Image by Louise Bastock
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Provence

Louise Bastock, Editorial and Community Assistant at Lonely Planet, is just back from eating her way around the southeast of France. Tell us more… I spent a long weekend travelling around Provence on a press …

By Louise Bastock   7 October 2015 12:36pm Europe/London
Fisherman's bike, Myanmar

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from September 2015

Strong focal points were a recurrent theme in this month’s Pathfinders Instagram round-up, from a stoic monk in China to a fisherman’s bike in Myanmar. Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting captures …

By Seb Neylan   7 October 2015 11:30am Europe/London

LP Pathfinders: top posts from September 2015

This month our favourite Pathfinder stories involve off-the-beaten-track cities, charming towns and big, beefy mountains.  All offer unforgettable travel experiences. Little snail, slowly slowly climb Mount Fuji – Aaron Paulson Middle-aged adventurer Aaron, who finds himself …

By Emma Sparks   2 October 2015 4:00pm Europe/London
potential spy asset
Competitions • LP Kids

Win the ultimate spy kit with this month’s creative challenge!

Whether your little one can crack a code in record timing, is crazy for cool gadgets or likes to don a quirky disguise from time-to-time, this month’s Lonely Planet Kids’ creative challenge is all about …

By Maria McKenzie   1 October 2015 11:11am Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

The ultimate travel list: our top sights

From the mysterious Machu Picchu to the mesmirising Great Barrier Reef, the world is full of unforgettable wonders. Many will amaze you, some will humble you and others will surprise you. But when it comes down to it, can you rank the world’s …

By Maria McKenzie   29 September 2015 3:27pm Europe/London

Pathfinder pics: south Germany

Lonely Planet Pathfinder and travel blogger Abigail King recently visited the south of Germany. Here are her favourite Instagrams from the trip and some tips on how to enjoy a slice of traditional Germany. ‘South Germany has some obvious charms: …

By Maria McKenzie   24 September 2015 3:36pm Europe/London
LP Kids

Family travel snap: Lonely Planet writer Nicola Williams

This month we’re talking to veteran Lonely Planet writer Nicola Williams, a British author who lives in France with her German husband. Travel has always been a big part of their life together – they …

By Imogen Hall   24 September 2015 9:53am Europe/London
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Win $1000 to make your dream tourism project a reality

At Lonely Planet, we believe that responsible travel is a force for good. Which is why we’ve teamed up with our friends at TravelStarter to offer you, our community of inspiring and creative globe-trotters, the …

By Maria McKenzie   23 September 2015 1:23pm Europe/London

Get on your bike for our next #LPChat!

From pedalling along the Amsterdam canals to long distance adventures (like the one our very own Rana Freedman did earlier this year) and mountain biking in Aspen, cycling is not only an immersive way to travel but …

By Maria McKenzie   21 September 2015 4:46pm Europe/London