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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 the Nantes-Brest canal in Brittany, exploring traditional Breton villages along the way, attempting to spot wildlife and watching sunsets from …

By Louise Bastock   22 August 2016 2:40pm Europe/London
Joe Sintra
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Portugal and Spain

Joe Davis, Online Marketing Coordinator at Lonely Planet, is just back from a flash road trip through Portugal and Spain. Tell us more… I spent a weekend in Lisbon before driving 800 miles down the …

By Louise Bastock   8 August 2016 9:29am Europe/London
Pilgrims near the cross shaped church of Bet Giyorgis dedicated to St George.
Community

Traveller talk: July 2016

Each month our fab Thorn Tree moderators bring a few tasty morsels of community chat to the fore. This month’s menu includes: self-catering in Cuba; a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa; footwear; reading lists; discovering India by bike; …

By Katie Coyne   2 August 2016 10:50am Europe/London
Stubbs Island
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Vancouver, Canada

AnneMarie McCarthy, Social News Coordinator at Lonely Planet, is just back from an action-packed trip to Vancouver. Tell us more… I was in Vancouver for just over a week visiting friends who moved there 18 …

By Louise Bastock   25 July 2016 4:46pm Europe/London
Matt
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Namibia

Matt Phillips, Destination Editor for Sub Saharan Africa at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to one of his all-time favourite destinations, Namibia. Tell us more… Much like the Namib dunes at sunrise, my …

By Louise Bastock   11 July 2016 3:02pm Europe/London
Solar eclipse
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Traveller talk: June 2016

Every month our intrepid team of online moderators delve into the depths of the Thorn Tree forum to bring you the community’s pearls of wisdom. Whether it be finding alternatives to spicy food, the best …

By Katie Coyne   7 July 2016 1:58pm Europe/London
Kalalau Valley selfie 2
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Kaua‘i

Alexander Howard, Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor for Canada and the Western US, went on an adventure to the Hawaiian Island of Kaua‘i. Tell us more… While researching an article for Lonely Planet, I spent a …

By Louise Bastock   27 June 2016 4:41pm Europe/London
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Join our US National Parks #LPChat on Twitter!

For many, a trip to one of America’s National Parks is an item ticked off their bucket list, and quite rightly so – the USA’s 59 parks are full of marvels. And as 2016 marks …

By Maria McKenzie   23 June 2016 8:12pm Europe/London
Anna boat
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Venice (and the Veneto)

Anna Tyler, Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor for southern Europe, recently returned from a trip to Venice and its surrounds. Tell us more… My mum and I hadn’t been on holiday together for years, despite her …

By Louise Bastock   13 June 2016 10:53am Europe/London
Durbar square night
Community

Traveller talk: May 2016

Every month our intrepid team of online moderators delve into the depths of the Thorn Tree forum to bring you the community’s pearls of wisdom. Whether you’re looking for advice on icebreakers, tea, or how …

By Katie Coyne   9 June 2016 10:42am Europe/London