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Travellers revere the art of packing a perfect bag. Some revel at the challenge; others approach it with a shiver of trepidation. Temperament aside, all of us bring our own technique to bear on this fundamental stage of the journey. Do you obsess over what to put in your bag or case, or is yours …

By Louise Bastock   21 July 2016 10:42am Europe/London
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Quiz: which Best in Europe destination drink are you?

Is Europe on your travel wish list this year? Our experts have combed the continent to bring you the best places to visit in 2016. Exploring our top 10 European destinations can be thirsty work …

By Maria McKenzie   23 May 2016 11:16pm Europe/London
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Quiz: Which Best in the US destination should you visit in 2016?

It’s the start of a new year, with all of your travel dreams ahead of you. Is an American vacation in the cards for you this year? Whether you’re looking for a trip into America’s …

By Maria McKenzie   9 February 2016 12:59pm Europe/London

Vine adventures: the Christmas markets of Hamburg

Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Abigail King of Inside the Travel Lab recently took a trip to Germany to tour the Christmas markets and get in the festive spirit. Here she shares some of her favourite Vines. …

By Maria McKenzie   17 December 2015 2:55pm Europe/London

Join our festive travel #LPChat!

It’s what many people consider to be the most wonderful time of the year; decorative fir trees are standing tall, twinkling lights are lighting up city streets and the scent of roasted chestnuts (and mulled …

By Maria McKenzie   10 December 2015 2:49pm Europe/London

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from November 2015

This month’s Pathfinders Instagram round-up includes captures from the ice caves of Alaska to the ancient desert towns of Morocco. Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting Instagram captures from our Pathfinders community. …

By Maria McKenzie   9 December 2015 10:56am Europe/London

Sailing around the world…selling lemonade

Lonely Planet Pathfinder Aric S. Queen is on an unusual (but awesome) mission: to solo circumnavigate the globe…selling lemonade along the way. About a year ago he sold everything to make it a reality. Then …

By Maria McKenzie   3 December 2015 4:05pm Europe/London
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Pathfinder pics: The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Jayne Gorman of Girl Tweets World spent four days exploring the Great Barrier Reef, recently ranked the second most amazing sight on the planet in our Ultimate Travel list. Here Jayne shares some …

By Maria McKenzie   3 December 2015 10:28am Europe/London

Just back from… Croatia

Claire Murphy, Product Information Coordinator at the Lonely Planet Melbourne office, is just back from drinking in the sights of sunny Croatia. Tell us more… I caught the overnight ferry from Ancona (Italy) to Split, …

By Louise Bastock   4 November 2015 3:05pm Europe/London
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Your dream tourism projects: winners from our Travelstarter competition

Our competition with Travelstarter to help make someone’s dream tourism project a reality has now come to a close! We received a strong batch of entries and would like to thank all of our entrants …

By Maria McKenzie   4 November 2015 1:01pm Europe/London