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Lonely Planet’s #1 city for 2015, Washington DC Washington DC is our number one Best in Travel city for 2015. To celebrate – and to demonstrate why it made the top spot – we sent four of our talented instagram fans on a bespoke #LPInstawalk of the city, co-hosted by Lonely Planet author Regis St. Louis, Visit Washington DC and …

By Emma Sparks   16 December 2014 12:05pm Europe/London
Cascading water creates a rainbow at Seljalandsfoss, Iceland. Image by Gary Latham / Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine
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LP Pathfinders: top posts from November 2014

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland. Image by Gary Latham / Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine   We recently launched a new blogger programme called Lonely Planet Pathfinders, which helps us to find the most useful and inspiring travel blog …

By Emma Sparks   11 December 2014 2:48pm Europe/London
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Join our travel tips chat on Twitter at #LPChat

We all have that one friend – the one who snaffles last-minute flight deals, blags miraculous upgrades and avoids pesky baggage fees by somehow packing a fortnight’s worth of winter clothing into a handbag. Or …

By Emma Sparks   11 December 2014 11:01am Europe/London
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Lonely Planet Kids: colouring competition

With school holidays on the horizon and the festive season setting in, we have another treat in store for your miniature adventurers. This month our creative challenge is inspired by wild and wintry Lapland. Enter by …

By Emma Sparks   5 December 2014 10:25am Europe/London
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Storify: Lonely Planet on the road in Russia

Lonely Planet author Simon Richmond visited Moscow and St Petersburg on a research trip, documenting his time on the road with images and short videos on social media. [View the story “Lonely Planet on the road …

By Brana Vladisavljevic   4 December 2014 11:33am Europe/London
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Storify: Lonely Planet on the road in Portugal

Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani visited Portugal on a research trip, and tweeted about her time in Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon, and the Algarve. [View the story “Lonely Planet on the road in Portugal” on Storify] Follow …

By Jo Cooke   2 December 2014 5:20pm Europe/London
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Have your say on the future of the Thorn Tree forum

Since its inception back in 1996, the Thorn Tree has been synonymous with a diverse, engaged and helpful travel community and, like any long-running site, the forum has gone through a number of incarnations over …

By admin   26 November 2014 2:40pm Europe/London
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#LPChat: your best travel stories and recommendations for 2015

With the recent announcement of our Best in Travel destinations for 2015, we decided it was time to ask our Twitter community for some of their travel recommendations. We asked questions inspired by our Best in Travel regions and were …

By Emma Sparks   20 November 2014 10:16am Europe/London
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#LPInstawalk: Washington DC edition

We recently revealed that Washington DC is our number one Best in Travel city for 2015. To celebrate this, and the launch of our brand new Washington DC pocket guide, we’re offering four lucky instagrammers …

By Emma Sparks   18 November 2014 2:09pm Europe/London
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Join our Best in Travel 2015 chat on Twitter at #LPChat

Wondering where to go next? Lonely Planet’s experts have trekked the globe to select the best places to visit in 2015. Join us as we discuss travel plans for next year, lesser-known regions and what makes our …

By Emma Sparks   7 November 2014 4:58pm Europe/London