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With the sun well and truly out in the northern hemisphere, we worked up quite a sweat in our most recent #LPChat which was all about your summer escapes. Co-hosted by The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel (@FtMyersSanibel) and Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Valerie (@Valerie_Valise) you wasted no time in sharing your travel tips and …

By Maria McKenzie   6 July 2015 4:43pm Europe/London
LP Kids Creative Challenge (3)

Lonely Planet Kids: Holiday snaps competition

Whether your family holidays are all about theme parks, having fun in the sun or discovering a new destination, we’re pretty sure you’ve got no shortage of holiday snaps. So, with the summer holidays in …

By Maria McKenzie   2 July 2015 9:42am Europe/London
Summer Escapes #LPChat

Join our Summer Escapes #LPChat

It’s no secret that we love to travel come rain or shine, but we can’t deny that special summer feeling we get when travelling during the warmer months. The sun shines bright, the skies are …

By Maria McKenzie   23 June 2015 6:33pm Europe/London
Tasmin Waby in Venice / Lonely Planet
LP Kids

Family travel snapshot: LP Destination Editor, Tasmin Waby

To paraphrase, a travel photo is worth a thousand words. Each month we’re diving into a recent trip from a family travel expert to discover the story behind their favourite picture and hear top tips from …

By Imogen Hall   23 June 2015 10:57am Europe/London
What beach are you- (1)

Quiz: which European beach are you?

It’s that time of year again – the sun is shining and the beaches are calling – yes, in the northern hemisphere, it’s summer! And what better way to enjoy the European sun than some …

By Maria McKenzie   23 June 2015 9:31am Europe/London

Storify: Bonnaroo 2015 highlights

Lonely Planet Destination Editors Cliff Wilkinson and Alexander Howard go on the road to rural Tennessee for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, one of the region’s largest cultural celebrations. Here are some of the …

By Maria McKenzie   22 June 2015 1:39pm Europe/London

Lonely Planet Kids: My summer holiday competition

With the summer holidays on the horizon, (or winter holidays for those of you in the southern hemisphere!) this month’s creative challenge is all about where our explorers-in-training are dreaming of going. Enter the competition …

By Maria McKenzie   4 June 2015 9:58am Europe/London
Toronto skyline. Image by Naeem Jaffer / Moment / Getty image

LP Pathfinders: top posts from May 2015

From the historic labyrinthine streets of Venice to the ancient landscapes of Western Australia, this month our Pathfinders have been seeking out natural beauty, tasty local treats and travel bargains with gusto. Here are some of the …

By Emma Sparks   1 June 2015 1:09pm Europe/London
Eurovision Storify
Behind the scenes

Storify: Eurovision 2015

Our self-confessed Eurovision devotee, Chris Zeiher, spent a week in Vienna touring the beautiful sights, indulging in some fine coffee, and getting the low-down from the front row at Europe’s favourite singing contest. Here’s what …

By Maria McKenzie   29 May 2015 11:32am Europe/London
Paris  vs. Barcelona

Storify: Paris vs. Barcelona #LPChat

In our latest #LPchat, we teamed up with Lonely Planet writers, Sally Davis and Nicola Williams, to put two European champions head-to-head: Paris and Barcelona. From insider tips to mouth-watering snaps of your foodie adventures, …

By Maria McKenzie   27 May 2015 11:54am Europe/London