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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 the name of adventure, meeting a few rare Californian Condors along the way, in Arizona; and capturing the magnificence of …

By Emma Sparks   4 March 2015 2:34pm Europe/London
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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
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#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
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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
New York City. Image by Matt Munro / Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine
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LP Pathfinders: top posts from January 2015

New York City. Image by Matt Munro / Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine   From the ancient gems of Guatemala to the simple pleasures of Spanish life, our Lonely Planet pathfinders have been busy documenting their latest …

By Emma Sparks   11 February 2015 2:24pm Europe/London
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Blogger on the road: Budget Traveller meets South Africa

Budget Traveller in South Africa   Forever seeking out incredible budget-friendly travel experiences, Lonely Planet Pathfinder Kash Bhattacharya of budgettraveller.org recently visited South Africa’s Garden Route, road tripping from Port Elisabeth to Cape Town.  Along the way he …

By Emma Sparks   10 February 2015 12:34pm Europe/London
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Storify: Lonely Planet on the road in Greece

Alexis Averbuck goes island-hopping in Greece for her latest research trip, and reveals all the hard work and the glamour involved in being a Lonely Planet resident author. [View the story “A Lonely Planet Life: Researching & Writing in Glorious Greece” on …

By Brana Vladisavljevic   6 February 2015 11:47am Europe/London
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Competitions • LP Kids

Lonely Planet Kids: Artic explorer competition

  As the chilly weather brings a sprinkling of snow in the northern hemisphere we’ve got a new challenge to warm your little adventurers’ imaginations.  Follow the instructions below for a chance to win a …

By Louise Bastock   5 February 2015 2:07pm Europe/London