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Just back from… Vancouver, Canada

AnneMarie McCarthy, Social News Coordinator at Lonely Planet, is just back from an action-packed trip to Vancouver. Tell us more… I was in Vancouver for just over a week visiting friends who moved there 18 months ago. We went camping in the spectacular Tofino district on Vancouver Island for three days, then went back to …

By Louise Bastock   25 July 2016 4:46pm Europe/London
What type of packer are you

Quiz: what type of packer are you?

Travellers revere the art of packing a perfect bag. Some revel at the challenge; others approach it with a shiver of trepidation. Temperament aside, all of us bring our own technique to bear on this …

By Louise Bastock   21 July 2016 10:42am Europe/London
Tyler Elephant
LP Kids

Family travel snap: LP Destination Editor, Joe Bindloss

For this month’s family travel snap we’re hitting the road in Thailand with six-year-old Tyler and his dad Joe. Joe worked for many years researching and writing guidebooks as a freelance writer for Lonely Planet before opting …

By Imogen Hall   21 July 2016 6:06am Europe/London
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Namibia

Matt Phillips, Destination Editor for Sub Saharan Africa at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to one of his all-time favourite destinations, Namibia. Tell us more… Much like the Namib dunes at sunrise, my …

By Louise Bastock   11 July 2016 3:02pm Europe/London

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from June 2016

This month, our Pathfinders challenged us once again to narrow down all of the amazing images we received to just five.  It wasn’t easy but our top picks take us from secluded beaches and desert dunes …

By Amanda McCadams   11 July 2016 12:46pm Europe/London
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Community • Thorn Tree

Traveller talk: June 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 it be finding alternatives to spicy food, the best …

By Katie Coyne   7 July 2016 1:58pm Europe/London

LP Pathfinders: video of the month, June 2016

Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. Recently we launched a video post series, in the same vein, highlighting the best YouTube and Vimeo content from this …

By Joe Davis   6 July 2016 4:24pm Europe/London
Colorful houses alongside canal, Burano, near Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe

LP Pathfinders: top posts from June 2016

June’s round-up features outdoor adventures in Alberta, Canada, a stormy Antarctic crossing and a feast of delicious dishes from Southeast Asia. And if that doesn’t peak your wanderlust, we’ve also got tall tales of scaling …

By Louise Bastock   4 July 2016 1:48pm Europe/London
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LP Kids

Lonely Planet Kids: Spot the Lot competition

Here at Lonely Planet Kids we’re very proud of our newest book and not just because it’s illustrated by award-winning artist Thomas Flintham; Spot the Lot combines the challenge of I­ spy, the creativity of a …

By Imogen Hall   30 June 2016 11:48am Europe/London

Pathfinder Pics: discovering the ruins of Mexico

Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Macca Sherifi has just got back from exploring the ruins and relics of Mexico. ‘Mexico is a country that really does tick all the boxes. With beautiful beaches, a cracking climate no matter …

By Joe Davis   29 June 2016 1:52pm Europe/London