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Lonely Planet editor James Kay recalls his own drama at sea after a tourist boat sinks in Indonesia. There but for the grace of God go I, as the proverb says. That’s what went through my head when I read about the travellers recently shipwrecked in Indonesia. According to reports, their boat foundered on a reef …

By James Kay   21 August 2014 2:59pm Europe/London

NYC vs. LDN #LPChat: the results

Images by Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine   We teamed up with Lonely Planet authors Regis St. Louis and Sally Schafer and bloggers Christine Amorose (cestchristine.com) and Monica Stott (thetravelhack.com) to put two titans of tourism …

By Emma Sparks   18 August 2014 9:10am Europe/London
Blogstock by Seb Neylan

Blogstock 2014: a blogging conference with a twist

Image by Seb Neylan/Lonely Planet [View the story “Blogstock 2014″ on Storify]

By Emma Sparks   14 August 2014 12:03pm Europe/London
NYC vs. LDN #LPChat

Join our NYC vs. LDN debate on Twitter at #LPChat

 Images courtesy of Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine Do you heart New York? Or are you more of a London lover? Whether you are a passionate urban native with local knowledge, once spent a glorious long weekend discovering the …

By Emma Sparks   8 August 2014 9:35am Europe/London
Paul and Andrea in the wild in Turkey

Lonely Planet in the wild: guidelines for getting featured in our fan photo albums

Paul and Andrea in the wild at Lake Acıgöl, Turkey. Image courtesy of Paul Barbieri   We love receiving your photos and travel stories, and sharing them with Lonely Planet’s online community. If you’re a fan …

By Emma Sparks   7 August 2014 2:29pm Europe/London
Wield your maps and apps with pride, there's no shame in being a 'tourist'. Image courtesy of Jane Atkin
Behind the scenes • Community

Opinion: Why is ‘tourist’ a dirty word?

After wandering around the block twice to find a charming out-of-the-way restaurant on the promise of bistecca alla fiorentina, I was starting to get hangry. So when my travelling companion in Florence argued he didn’t want …

By Jane Atkin   1 August 2014 10:34am Europe/London