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Join us on Twitter for USA road trip week

Have you ever been tempted to jump in the car and see where the road takes you? Perhaps driving along the open road is your go-to travel style, windows down and music turned up high? With the launch of our brand new Road Trip travel guide series, we’re getting our travel plans into gear! Join us …

By Maria McKenzie   11 May 2015 1:47pm Europe/London
The Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua, Guatemala.
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LP Pathfinders: top posts from April 2015

From Oman’s equivalent of the Grand Canyon to the festivities of an Indian wedding, our Lonely Planet Pathfinders are never far from an adventure. Here are some of the best stories we’ve seen this month. Photo …

By Emma Sparks   7 May 2015 5:00pm Europe/London
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Lonely Planet Kids: bugs and butterflies colouring competition

This month we’re partnering with the Natural History Museum in London for our creative challenge, and it’s one that touches on a subject close to any LP Kid’s heart: creepy crawlies! Follow the instructions below …

By Emma Sparks   23 April 2015 1:56pm Europe/London
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LP Pathfinders: top posts from March 2015

Our Lonely Planet Pathfinders have been venturing far and wide this month, from the lofty tea plantations of Darjeeling to the icy length of the Trans-Siberian railway. We’ve curated the best of their travel tips …

By Emma Sparks   7 April 2015 5:25pm Europe/London
London's Borough Market is the ideal stop for a snack. Image by Tony C French / Photolibrary / Getty Images
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Make My Day: locals’ tips for London and San Francisco

In the world’s greatest cities, there need never be a dull moment. When it comes to finding things to do, the possibilities are practically endless — so which do you choose? Inspired by our new …

By Emma Sparks   2 April 2015 9:30am Europe/London
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#LPInstawalk: Seattle edition

It’s hard to define what makes a place ‘cool’, but whatever it is, Seattle has it in abundance. Beer-lovers find plenty to keep them occupied—as do foodies—and there are plenty of outdoor adventures right on …

By Emma Sparks   30 March 2015 1:20pm Europe/London
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Join our Paris vs. Barcelona debate on Twitter at #LPChat

Do you have a penchant for Paris? Or is Barcelona more your bag? It’s difficult to choose between these two European heavyweights – which is why we’re inviting you to help us decide! Choose your team …

By Emma Sparks   20 March 2015 12:03pm Europe/London
Travellers warming by fire in Alberta, Canada. Image by Mark Read / Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine
Community • LP Kids

#LPChat: your tips for travelling as a family

Here at Lonely Planet we believe in kick-starting the travel bug young! We know that many of our fans on Twitter haven’t stopped travelling since becoming parents (and we applaud you for it), so we …

By Emma Sparks   12 March 2015 12:32pm Europe/London
Chez Laurette  restaurant, near La Plagne. Image by James Smart / Lonely Planet
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Storify: off-piste in the French Alps

James Smart strapped on his snowboard and went in search of powder in La Plagne, France – here’s his behind-the-scenes trip diary, featuring powder-packed descents, a petrifying Olympic bobsled run and the odd stop for lunch. …

By James Smart   10 March 2015 11:06am Europe/London
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Lonely Planet Kids: Adventures in… competition

We’ve got a brand new creative challenge for your travellers-in-training. This month, we’re thinking about all different kinds of places. Noisy places, busy places, famous places… even smelly places! Follow the instructions below for the …

By Emma Sparks   9 March 2015 9:57am Europe/London