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On the first Sunday of September every year, Venetians celebrate an ancient victorious battle by racing boats down the city’s maze of canals. This month at Lonely Planet Kids, we’re celebrating Venice’s Historic Regatta with a step-by-step guide to making your own origami paper boat. Follow the instructions below or download and print our activity sheet …

By Christina Webb   26 August 2016 3:36pm Europe/London
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LP Kids

Lonely Planet Kids: photo competition

Do your kids love taking photographs when you are out exploring together? Then we want to see them! This month we’re hosting our first ever Lonely Planet Kids photography competition. We’re asking young adventurers from all …

By Imogen Hall   26 August 2016 1:07pm Europe/London
LP Kids

Family travel snap: Lonely Planet Pathfinder Gretta Schifano

For our family travel snap this month, we’re learning to cook in Spain with Lonely Planet Pathfinder Gretta Schifano. Gretta blogs at Mums do Travel (mumsdotravel.com), covering luxury family travel, travel with teens and trips where you leave …

By Imogen Hall   25 August 2016 1:25pm Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Brittany, France

Claire Richardson, Picture Editor at Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, recently returned from a long weekend in Brittany in northwest France. Tell us more… My fiancé and I enjoyed a self-drive boat tour on a stretch of …

By Louise Bastock   22 August 2016 2:40pm Europe/London
Behind the scenes • Quizzes & competitions

The Best Things in Life are Free… in San Francisco

To celebrate the launch of The Best Things in Life Are Free, last weekend we hit the streets of San Francisco on a walking tour with San Francisco City Guides (sfcityguides.org) to give sightseers free copies …

By admin   16 August 2016 6:01pm Europe/London
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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from July 2016

With the summer season in full swing in the northern hemisphere, Lonely Planet Pathfinders from all over the globe have been soaking up the rays. The result? This month’s Pathfinder Instagram round up which celebrates the …

By Amanda McCadams   11 August 2016 12:16pm Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Portugal and Spain

Joe Davis, Online Marketing Coordinator at Lonely Planet, is just back from a flash road trip through Portugal and Spain. Tell us more… I spent a weekend in Lisbon before driving 800 miles down the …

By Louise Bastock   8 August 2016 9:29am Europe/London
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LP Pathfinders: video of the month, July 2016

Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. Recently we launched a video post series, highlighting the best YouTube and Vimeo content from this community of travel-hungry content …

By Maria McKenzie   5 August 2016 9:12am Europe/London
A backpacker in the Namib desert, Africa © Westend61 / Getty Images

LP Pathfinders: top posts from July 2016

Our Pathfinders have been up to all sorts of adventures this month – from visiting a prison in the Philippines to discovering a modern-day Pompeii.  Spend a night with brown bears in Estonia; plan an outdoor escape in …

By Louise Bastock   3 August 2016 12:27pm Europe/London
Pilgrims near the cross shaped church of Bet Giyorgis dedicated to St George.

Traveller talk: July 2016

Each month our fab Thorn Tree moderators bring a few tasty morsels of community chat to the fore. This month’s menu includes: self-catering in Cuba; a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa; footwear; reading lists; discovering India by bike; …

By Katie Coyne   2 August 2016 10:50am Europe/London