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This November Lonely Planet is hosting a pop-up photography exhibition in London to celebrate the launch of the new edition of The Travel Book – and we’d love to see you there. If you’re London- or UK-based, or simply in the area and able to attend, swing by Boxpark in Shoreditch from 8-20 November for …

By Emma Sparks   22 September 2016 9:40am Europe/London
harvest - rahulography
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Flickr challenge: ‘Harvest’ theme results

Each week our Flickr contests introduce a new theme and participating photographers enter their most fitting image for the chosen word or phrase. The ‘Harvest’ challenge has just finished with three photographers tied for the top spot, …

By Laura Noiret   21 September 2016 2:39pm Europe/London
Orla
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Just back from… St Petersburg

Orla Thomas, Features Editor of Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, recently returned from the Russian city of St Petersburg, where she was researching a feature for the mag. Tell us more… With photographer Gary Latham (garylatham.co.uk), …

By Louise Bastock   19 September 2016 9:56am Europe/London
Congress Palace Montreal - Kuba Abramowicz
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Flickr challenge: ‘Kaleidoscope’ theme results

Our weekly Flickr competition challenges photographers to submit their best travel image matching a specified theme. Participants are then given the chance to vote on the entries, with the contest outcome determined by community votes. …

By Laura Noiret   14 September 2016 10:00am Europe/London
Guier-desert-headshot
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Just back from… San Diego

Cindy Guier, Copy Editor for Lonely Planet’s US magazine, is just back from a family vacation to San Diego, California. Tell us more… My husband, son and I spent nine days vacationing in the San …

By Louise Bastock   12 September 2016 10:00am Europe/London
Industry at the horizon - gornabanja
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Flickr challenge: ‘Horizon’ theme results

Every week we invite photographers to participate in our Flickr photo challenge, submitting their best travel images to suit a stated theme. The most recent challenge theme was ‘Horizon’. Here are some of the best …

By Laura Noiret   7 September 2016 10:50am Europe/London
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Just back from… Yosemite National Park

Hope Corrigan, Trade Sales Associate at Lonely Planet, is just back from an action-packed overnight trip to Yosemite National Park. Tell us more… My parents were visiting from Florida and we decided to spend two …

By Louise Bastock   6 September 2016 11:52am Europe/London
Humpback Whale with huge pectoral fin raised, lunge-feeding in the Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara
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Traveller talk: August 2016

August saw Thorn Tree veterans come to the aid of lots of new posters: there were conversations around nature holidays in California, travelling with children, border stamps in the Middle East and ridiculous London accommodation …

By Katie Coyne   6 September 2016 11:50am Europe/London
Fun at work! - Udayan Sankar Pal
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Flickr challenge: ‘Fun’ theme results

Each week we host a community Flickr photo challenge, where participants are invited to submit their best travel photography matching a specified theme. Our latest challenge theme was ‘Fun’, and the top images are decided by …

By Laura Noiret   31 August 2016 12:47pm Europe/London
Claire 1
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Just back from… Brittany, France

Claire Richardson, Picture Editor at Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, recently returned from a long weekend in Brittany in northwest France. Tell us more… My fiancé and I enjoyed a self-drive boat tour on a stretch of …

By Louise Bastock   22 August 2016 2:40pm Europe/London