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Are you parent or guardian to a wannabe globetrotter? You are cordially invited to join Lonely Planet Kids in London this November for a wanderlust-filled weekend of family fun. As part of the Lonely Planet pop-up photography exhibition (8-20 November), Lonely Planet Kids will be taking over for one action-packed weekend only, welcoming kids to …

By Emma Sparks   22 September 2016 9:50am Europe/London
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Join us for our pop-up photography exhibition in London

This November Lonely Planet is hosting a pop-up photography exhibition in London to celebrate the launch of the new edition of The Travel Book – and we’d love to see you there. If you’re London- …

By Emma Sparks   22 September 2016 9:40am Europe/London
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Flickr challenge: ‘Harvest’ theme results

Each week our Flickr contests introduce a new theme and participating photographers enter their most fitting image for the chosen word or phrase. The ‘Harvest’ challenge has just finished with three photographers tied for the top spot, …

By Laura Noiret   21 September 2016 2:39pm Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… St Petersburg

Orla Thomas, Features Editor of Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, recently returned from the Russian city of St Petersburg, where she was researching a feature for the mag. Tell us more… With photographer Gary Latham (garylatham.co.uk), …

By Louise Bastock   19 September 2016 9:56am Europe/London
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Flickr challenge: ‘Kaleidoscope’ theme results

Our weekly Flickr competition challenges photographers to submit their best travel image matching a specified theme. Participants are then given the chance to vote on the entries, with the contest outcome determined by community votes. …

By Laura Noiret   14 September 2016 10:00am Europe/London
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Pathfinders

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from August 2016

This month’s round-up focuses on the diversity of man-made structures around the world. Ancient architecture and modern marvels serve a myriad of purposes and often reflect the environment in which they are built. From tree …

By Amanda McCadams   13 September 2016 4:29pm Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… San Diego

Cindy Guier, Copy Editor for Lonely Planet’s US magazine, is just back from a family vacation to San Diego, California. Tell us more… My husband, son and I spent nine days vacationing in the San …

By Louise Bastock   12 September 2016 10:00am Europe/London
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Pathfinders

LP Pathfinders: video of the month, August 2016

Every month we share the best videos from our Pathfinders community. Here are our favourites from August. This month’s feature is Macca and Brianna, from A Brit and a Broad, who have created a beautifully …

By Maria McKenzie   9 September 2016 10:06am Europe/London
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Behind the scenes

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

This month’s UK issue of Lonely Planet Traveller magazine has just hit the shelves and it’s chock-full of travel inspiration, from epic bike rides in France, New Zealand and Vietnam to the majestic mountains of …

By Sophie McGrath   8 September 2016 11:00am Europe/London
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Flickr challenge: ‘Horizon’ theme results

Every week we invite photographers to participate in our Flickr photo challenge, submitting their best travel images to suit a stated theme. The most recent challenge theme was ‘Horizon’. Here are some of the best …

By Laura Noiret   7 September 2016 10:50am Europe/London