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For this month’s travel snap we journey to Istanbul with one-year-old Luan, son of Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor for Britain, Ireland & Iceland, James Smart. James loves exploring his own region and recently visited Cork, Edinburgh and East Iceland. He’s also a big fan of Spanish food, Latin American hiking trails and anything you can slide …

By Imogen Hall   26 May 2016 9:25am Europe/London
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Quiz: which Best in Europe destination drink are you?

Is Europe on your travel wish list this year? Our experts have combed the continent to bring you the best places to visit in 2016. Exploring our top 10 European destinations can be thirsty work …

By Maria McKenzie   23 May 2016 11:16pm Europe/London
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Barbados

Lonely Planet’s Social Communications Manager, Maria McKenzie, is just back from a sun-soaked, action-packed trip to Barbados. Tell us more… I recently took a trip to Barbados, to not only escape the dark and grey …

By Louise Bastock   23 May 2016 5:16pm Europe/London
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Lonely Planet Kids: we’re giving away 250 virtual reality headsets!

To celebrate the launch of our new Lonely Planet Kids Let’s Explore… series, we’ve teamed up with the techies at Ascape (ascape.com) to take your little adventurers on a virtual journey — whether they’d love to …

By Joe Davis   17 May 2016 3:27pm Europe/London
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On the foodie trail: a weekend in The Hague

Lonely Planet Pathfinder and blogger Julie Falconer (aladyinlondon.com) recently spent a weekend in The Hague. Here she gives us a glimpse into the city and its diverse culinary scene. [View the story “On the foodie …

By Maria McKenzie   13 May 2016 10:01am Europe/London
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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from April 2016

From mountain vistas to misty forecourts and quaint cobbled backstreets, our snap-happy Lonely Planet Pathfinders have let the destinations themselves do the talking in this month’s round-up. Every month we share the most eye-catching and …

By Maria McKenzie   10 May 2016 3:38pm Europe/London
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LP Pathfinders: video of the month, April 2016

Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders – and now we’re launching a video series, highlighting the best YouTube and Vimeo content from our community of travel …

By Seb Neylan   5 May 2016 11:37am Europe/London
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LP Pathfinders: top posts from April 2016

Interesting angles caught our attention this month, with bloggers taking slightly different approaches to writing about well-known regions. Having said that, we couldn’t resist throwing in a couple of off-the-beaten-track gems. From remote Japanese islands …

By Louise Bastock   5 May 2016 11:22am Europe/London
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Competitions • LP Kids

Lonely Planet Kids: design your own landmark competition

Our new line of pop-up books bring landmarks from London, New York and Paris right off the page and into your children’s hands, wherever they are in the world. And so to celebrate the launch, this month’s creative …

By Imogen Hall   3 May 2016 2:26pm Europe/London
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Just back from… Canada and the United States of America

Joe Davis, Online Marketing Coordinator at Lonely Planet, is just back from an epic road trip through Canada and the United States of America. Tell us more… I spent three months driving 8000 miles from Calgary …

By Louise Bastock   3 May 2016 10:04am Europe/London