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Just back from… Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Gabrielle Jaffe, Contributing Editor for Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, recently returned from a foodie road trip through the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Tell us more… With photographer Laura Edwards, I set off on a six-day road trip along the Via Emilia, an ancient Roman road that in its modern-day incarnation (the rather less sexily named …

By Louise Bastock   20 February 2017 10:30am Europe/London
Quizzes & competitions

Travel quiz: March edition

This month’s quiz tackles a range of special subjects: music, cuisine, wildlife and even finance – all with a travel twist. See how many you can answer correctly and share with your globetrotting friends! Take the …

By Emma Sparks   17 February 2017 11:42am Europe/London

Storify: romantic travel tales from the road

Love can strike in the most unlikely of places. Be it meeting a fellow hiker in the depths of the Rocky Mountains or locking eyes with that certain someone across a crowded marketplace in Asia, who …

By Maria McKenzie   14 February 2017 1:59pm Europe/London

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from January 2017

This month’s round-up of photographs from our shutter-happy Pathfinders community shows us quiet garden respites in the middle of Tokyo, soft streams in Iceland, gorgeous architecture in Northern Ireland, ethereal landscapes in Eritrea and one jaw-dropping …

By Amanda McCadams   10 February 2017 9:01am Europe/London
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LP Pathfinders: video of the month, January 2017

Every month we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. This month’s top video comes from Juliana Broste, aka Traveling Jules, who takes us all aboard the Winter Park Express Ski Train to …

By Maria McKenzie   9 February 2017 12:14pm Europe/London
Eagle Hunter

LP Pathfinders: top posts from January 2017

This month’s round-up has got big adventures, unusual festivals and wintry recommendations for an amorous escape. Journey to Mongolia to see the iconic eagle hunters in action; grab a bunk on an overnight train across …

By Louise Bastock   8 February 2017 10:00am Europe/London
Pathfinder pics The Sahara Desert’s Erg Chebbi Dunes Lonely Planet blog

Pathfinder pics: the Sahara Desert’s Erg Chebbi dunes

Lonely Planet Pathfinder João Leitão takes us on a journey through the unmissable Erg Chebbi Dunes in the heart of the Sahara Desert.  Sat on the edge of the Morocco and Algeria borders, a sea …

By Joao Leitao   7 February 2017 2:42pm Europe/London
Behind the scenes

Behind the ‘zines: Lonely Planet Traveller’s March issue

The new UK issue of Lonely Planet Traveller magazine is now on sale and it’s jam-packed with travel inspiration – including our pick of the best festivals to enjoy this year, from the Venice Carnival …

By Sophie McGrath   7 February 2017 11:22am Europe/London
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Peru

Robert Diaz, eCommerce Coordinator for the Americas at Lonely Planet, is just back from Peru. In a nutshell… Peru definitely has a little something for everyone, and even three weeks wasn’t enough time for me …

By Louise Bastock   6 February 2017 10:00am Europe/London
Quokkas are not only cute, they're photogenic too © Christine Knight
LP Kids • Pathfinders

LP Pathfinders: top family travel posts from January 2017

Welcome to our first ever round-up of the best posts from our family travel Pathfinders. This month we venture to Sri Lanka, glide through the skies in the USA, meet quokkas on Rottnest Island and …

By Imogen Hall   2 February 2017 12:00pm Europe/London