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On the last Wednesday in August, the town of Buñol in Spain turns red and squishy as thousands of people take to the streets for the world’s biggest food fight! More than 100 tons of tomatoes are thrown and competitors get covered head to toe in the space of an hour. The tomato-tastic tradition has …

By Emma Sparks   27 July 2016 1:19pm Europe/London
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Pathfinders

Pathfinder Pics: hitting the highlights in Rome, Italy

Lonely Planet Pathfinder Abigail King recently visited Rome,  just in time to witness the result of the city’s recent renovations. Here she shares the highlights of her trip. ‘As the ancient stomping ground of gladiators, emperors, visionaries and more, …

By Joe Davis   27 July 2016 10:29am Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

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 …

By Louise Bastock   25 July 2016 4:46pm Europe/London
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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
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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
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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
Pathfinders

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
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Pathfinders

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
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Pathfinders

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