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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Barbados

Lonely Planet’s Social Communications Manager, Maria McKenzie, is just back from a sun-soaked, action-packed trip to Barbados. Tell us more… I recently took a trip to Barbados, to not only escape the dark and grey skies of London, but also to celebrate my mum’s 50th birthday. A week of lazing on beautiful beaches with a …

By Louise Bastock   23 May 2016 5:16pm Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Canada and the United States of America

Joe Davis, Online Marketing Coordinator at Lonely Planet, is just back from an epic road trip through Canada and the United States of America. Tell us more… I spent three months driving 8000 miles from Calgary …

By Louise Bastock   3 May 2016 10:04am Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Sri Lanka

Emma Sparks, Deputy Editor at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a two-week trip to Sri Lanka. Tell us more… My boyfriend and I travelled in a loop from Colombo to Kandy and along the southwest …

By Louise Bastock   25 April 2016 10:50am Europe/London
Happy as Larry to have made it up Salisbury Crag © Louise Bastock
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Edinburgh

Louise Bastock, Assistant Editor at Lonely Planet, is just back from being a big kid in Edinburgh. Tell us more… I was up in Scotland checking out the Edinburgh Science Festival (sciencefestival.co.uk) for Lonely Planet Kids. …

By Louise Bastock   11 April 2016 12:01pm Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Norway

Bella Falk, freelance TV Producer and Director, recently returned from a Lonely Planet filming trip to Norway. Tell us more… I was sent to the remote village of Geilo, in the Norwegian mountains, to film …

By Louise Bastock   29 March 2016 10:03am Europe/London
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Community • Pathfinders

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from February 2016

Capturing light proved to be a focal point in this month’s Instagram round up, with captures from Myanmar to Galicia. Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting Instagrams from our Pathfinders community. Here …

By Maria McKenzie   15 March 2016 10:14am Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Namibia

Lonely Planet Pathfinders Meghan and Adam, creators of the adventure travel blog Bold Travel, have just got back from a 10-day independent safari around Namibia. Tell us more… We set out on our first African self-drive safari to …

By Louise Bastock   14 March 2016 4:20pm Europe/London
King Penguins walking on Volunteer Beach.
Community • Storify

Storify: your greatest animal encounters

From Botswana‘s Okavango Delta to the remote Scottish Highlands, the world is full of destinations that offer amazing wildlife watching opportunities. After recalling our most memorable animal encounters to celebrate World Wildlife Day 2016, we thought we’d turn to …

By Maria McKenzie   4 March 2016 11:55am Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Marrakesh

AnneMarie McCarthy, social news coordinator at Lonely Planet, is just back from an action-packed excursion to Marrakesh. Tell us more… I went with 9 other people to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday. A three-day trip …

By Louise Bastock   18 February 2016 9:18am Europe/London
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Community • Pathfinders

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from January 2016

From the stark whiteness of Iceland in winter to the vibrant greens found in sun-kissed Bangladesh, it was all about colour in this month’s roundup of our Pathfinders’ top Instagrams. Every month we share the …

By Maria McKenzie   10 February 2016 5:13pm Europe/London