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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 for the chance to win a family ticket to the Natural History Museum’s stunning new Sensational Butterflies exhibition, or a …

By Emma Sparks   23 April 2015 1:56pm Europe/London

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
Behind the scenes • Competitions

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
Community • Competitions

#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
Paris vs. Barcelona #LPChat
Community • Competitions

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

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

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