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Ever thought of taking a trip by recumbent tricycle? How about a stand-up paddleboard or skateboard? Meet a traveller who has: Dave Cornthwaite has travelled more than 16,000 miles by yacht, kayak, tandem bike and more for his Expedition1000 project, smashed records by skating from Perth to Brisbane, in between saying ‘yes’ a lot and …

By admin   23 July 2014 11:46am Europe/London

#LPCelebrazil: week 5

And so we have it: the FIFA World Cup 2014 is over. There were record-breaking goals, shocking defeats and an endless supply of caipirinhas. Our author on the ground Kevin Raub was there to document the …

By Emma Sparks   16 July 2014 11:27am Europe/London

Lost in translation: your ultimate tongue-tied travel moments

Lost in translation, or a watersports call-to-arms? Image by Ajay Tallam / CC BY-SA 2.0   You’re feasting on local food, immersing yourself in a new culture, so it makes sense to try out the lingo. But …

By Seb Neylan   11 July 2014 2:09pm Europe/London
Kevin Raub #lpcelebrazil

#LPCelebrazil: week 4

It’s been a record-breaking, nail-biting week in Brazil: the World Cup 2014 semi-finals left the world speechless and the host nation’s pride in tatters. Our on-the-ground author Kevin Raub witnessed it all. Fortaleza Fan Fest …

By Emma Sparks   11 July 2014 9:34am Europe/London
Alex extends an arm to capture his motorcycle-helmet-wearing face against a backdrop of the arid Argentinian countryside
Behind the scenes • Community

Meet a traveller: Alex Chacón of Around the World in 360°

If you don’t know who Alex Chacón is then you aren’t one of the 8.6 million people who have seen Around the World in 360°. At the beginning of his adventure, Alex sold everything he had, including …

By Jane Atkin   10 July 2014 11:31am Europe/London

Join our festivals chat on Twitter at #LPChat

Chhath Puja festival, Kolkata. Image by Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine How do I take part? 1. Follow @lonelyplanet and the hashtag #LPChat on Twitter on Thursday 17 July from 10-11am GMT+1/7-8pm AEST. 2. Questions will be ordered …

By Emma Sparks   9 July 2014 9:23am Europe/London
Football crowd. Brazil.

#LPCelebrazil: week 3

Here in the Lonely Planet offices, we’ve been as glued to the ups and down of the world’s biggest football tournament as our fans have. Our eyes remain firmly fixed on Brazil as all the drama of …

By Seb Neylan   3 July 2014 12:29pm Europe/London