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Lonely Planet author Simon Richmond visited Moscow and St Petersburg on a research trip, documenting his time on the road with images and short videos on social media. [View the story “Lonely Planet on the road in Russia” on Storify] Follow Destination Editor @branavl for travel news from Eastern and Southeastern Europe, and author @simonrichmond for tweets from …

By Brana Vladisavljevic   4 December 2014 11:33am Europe/London
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Storify: Lonely Planet on the road in Portugal

Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani visited Portugal on a research trip, and tweeted about her time in Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon, and the Algarve. [View the story “Lonely Planet on the road in Portugal” on Storify] Follow …

By Jo Cooke   2 December 2014 5:20pm Europe/London
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Lonely Planet Kids: Space Explorer competition

Last month we went back in time to the age of the dinosaurs with our Lonely Planet Kids ‘design a dinosaur’ competition. We received some fantastic entries and can’t wait to see what your travellers-in-training dream up …

By Emma Sparks   6 November 2014 11:43am Europe/London
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Storify: Macedonia road trip in pictures

Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor Brana Vladisavljevic visited Macedonia on a Balkans road trip. She discovered the beauties of Ohrid and Skopje, went on outdoors adventures, enjoyed the cuisine and admired some little-known historic sites. [<a href=”//storify.com/branavl/macedonia” target=”_blank”>View the story “Road trip: mixing …

By Brana Vladisavljevic   27 October 2014 6:15pm Europe/London
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Storify: Albania road trip in pictures

Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor Brana Vladisavljevic visited Albania on a Balkans road trip. She enjoyed the country’s many attractions for travellers, from outdoors activities to cultural heritage. [View the story “Road trip: chasing adventure in Albania” on Storify] Follow @branavl for travel news from …

By Brana Vladisavljevic   27 October 2014 5:39pm Europe/London
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Storify: Kosovo road trip in pictures

Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor Brana Vladisavljevic visited Kosovo on a Balkans road trip. She explored Pristina, Gjakova and Prizren, rural homestays, outdoors activities and historic sites of Dečani and Novo Brdo. [<a href=”//storify.com/branavl/my-kosovo-adventure” target=”_blank”>View the story “Road trip: catching up …

By Brana Vladisavljevic   27 October 2014 5:38pm Europe/London
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Opinion: Parisian picnics beat restaurants every time

If Paris is the world’s foodie capital, then why is it so hard to find a great restaurant there? Stick to picnics and you’ll eat much better, says Lonely Planet editor Helen Elfer. Picnic à …

By Helen Elfer   19 September 2014 4:00pm Europe/London
Dawn breaks after a traumatic final night at sea for James Kay and his wife in Indonesia, the scene of a recent shipwreck. Image by James Kay / Lonely Planet
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Opinion: there’s no such thing as risk-free travel

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 …

By James Kay   21 August 2014 2:59pm Europe/London
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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
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Meet a traveller: globetrotting Thorn Tree member Alex Banks, AKA Fwoggie

When we asked our moderation team to nominate a member of our online community to feature on Lonely Planet’s blog, they suggested fwoggie. We’re blown away by this traveller’s patience and diligence in organising extensive itineraries for complete …

By Jane Atkin   9 June 2014 9:41am Europe/London