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  We all know that a world of adventure awaits us on Planet Earth, but with all the recent talk of far-off universes and intergalactic rebels, this month’s Lonely Planet Kids’ Creative Challenge is all about the ‘out of this world’ travel experiences your little explorers have encountered! Follow the instructions below for a chance …

By Maria McKenzie   1 December 2015 12:07pm Europe/London

What is Lonely Planet travel news?

We all have personal reasons for visiting different places but there is one common driving force: we’re curious about what’s beyond our own front door. Your love and fascination for faraway (and nearby!) places doesn’t …

By AnneMarie McCarthy   27 November 2015 1:00pm Europe/London
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Family travel snap: Katie Coffee, Lonely Planet’s marketing manager in the USA

This month we’re talking to the lady who, as our marketing manager, makes sure everyone hears about all the fun stuff Lonely Planet does. Katie, her husband and her son Vincenzo love to travel and …

By Imogen Hall   26 November 2015 2:33pm Europe/London
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Just back from… Auckland

Tracy Whitmey, Product Editor at Lonely Planet, is just back from a visit to Auckland, New Zealand. Tell us more… Since moving from Auckland to Melbourne nine years ago we have made frequent trips back …

By Louise Bastock   25 November 2015 4:45pm Europe/London

Vine adventures: on safari in Botswana

There’s magic in the moving image – even in the most fleeting examples of it. That’s why we’re big fans of the six-second looping video platform, Vine. We love seeing and sharing the six-second creations from travel …

By Emma Sparks   24 November 2015 9:15am Europe/London

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from October 2015

There was a good appreciation of light and the transitioning of colours in this month’s Pathfinders Instagram round-up, with captures from Mam Tor to Meteora. Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting Instagram …

By Maria McKenzie   20 November 2015 2:45pm Europe/London
Behind the scenes

Mapping the world with Lonely Planet Kids

The UK is celebrating National Non-Fiction November and this year it’s zooming in on the world’s greatest maps. So, we thought we’d give you a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Lonely Planet office. …

By Maria McKenzie   20 November 2015 7:38am Europe/London
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#lpExpertHour: Is it time to go back to Nepal?

Since the catastrophic earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015, we’ve been committed to providing travellers with the most up-to-date and accurate advice about travel to the country. With Kathmandu and the surrounding …

By Maria McKenzie   20 November 2015 7:23am Europe/London

Just back from… Croatia

Claire Murphy, Product Information Coordinator at the Lonely Planet Melbourne office, is just back from drinking in the sights of sunny Croatia. Tell us more… I caught the overnight ferry from Ancona (Italy) to Split, …

By Louise Bastock   4 November 2015 3:05pm Europe/London
View of couple's feet and local dog with Andes in distance.

Your dream tourism projects: winners from our Travelstarter competition

Our competition with Travelstarter to help make someone’s dream tourism project a reality has now come to a close! We received a strong batch of entries and would like to thank all of our entrants …

By Maria McKenzie   4 November 2015 1:01pm Europe/London