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** Update: In light of the tragic incident concerning Germanwings flight 4U 9525, we will no longer be running this #LPChat on 26th March.** 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 …

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
Adventures in LP Kids competition
Competitions • LP Kids

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
Gondolas on canal, Venice
Community

LP Pathfinders: top posts from February 2015

Gondolas on the canal, Venice. Image by Matt Munro / Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine   This month our Lonely Planet Pathfinders have been frolicking in cavernous, subterranean playgrounds in Wales; tackling sheer rock faces in …

By Emma Sparks   4 March 2015 2:34pm Europe/London
Family travel #LPChat
Community • LP Kids

Join our family travel chat on Twitter at #LPChat

Think travel and children don’t mix? Think again. Join us on Twitter as we share tips and advice from adventurous parents and discuss the challenges of travelling as a family. Bring your best stories and suggestions …

By Emma Sparks   25 February 2015 2:58pm Europe/London
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Community • Thorn Tree

Thorn Tree: results of the 2014 annual survey

A few months ago, we invited you – the Thorn Tree and Lonely Planet community – to take part in our annual user survey, collecting data and opinions on Thorn Tree V, the latest version …

By admin   19 February 2015 10:31am Europe/London
Chinese New Year crowds at Beijing Railway Station. Image by Charlie fong 冯成 / Wikimedia Commons.
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Storify: How people travel during Lunar New Year

Lonely Planet editor Megan Eaves scours Instagram to find out what it’s really like to travel during Chinese New Year. [View the story “How people travel during Chinese New Year” on Storify] Follow Destination Editor @megoizzy for …

By Megan Eaves   18 February 2015 11:24am Europe/London
Rimutaka cycle trail. Image courtesy of Hutt City Council
Community

#LPChat: what’s new in travel for 2015?

With the launch of our brand new free ebook, New in Travel, we turned to Twitter to see what you thought about some of our recommendations for 2015, and ask what travels plans you had for …

By Emma Sparks   17 February 2015 4:38pm Europe/London
A couple ponder life in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala. Image by Tom Robinson / Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine
Community

Romance on the road: your dream first dates

A couple sit on a jetty in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala. Image by Tom Robinson / Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine   What’s the best way to a traveller’s heart? We’ve been on a mission to find …

By Emma Sparks   12 February 2015 4:36pm Europe/London