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Family travel snap: LP’s Product Director of guidebooks & ebooks, Darren O’Connell

Based in Lonely Planet’s Melbourne office, Darren considers himself lucky enough to have explored the world with his six children (ranging from 16 years old to nine months). While Disney World and New York City …

By Imogen Hall   24 March 2016 9:23am Europe/London
Dublin, Ireland.
Pathfinders

Vine adventures: a glimpse of vibrant Dublin

Adventure couple Dave and Deb of The Planet D have recently returned from Dublin, one of our Best in Travel selections for 2016. Here they’ve rounded up their trip in 36 seconds of Vines. ‘Situated …

By Maria McKenzie   18 March 2016 9:40am Europe/London
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Pathfinders

Pathfinder pics: California

Lonely Planet Pathfinder and the face behind WildJunket, Nellie Huang, recently visited California. Here she shares some of the Instagram captures she took on her trip and shares her tips on what to expect from …

By Maria McKenzie   17 March 2016 11:27am Europe/London
Cyprus
Pathfinders

Pathfinder pics: Cyprus

Lonely Planet Pathfinder and the adventurer behind WildJunket, Nellie Huang, recently took some time out to visit Cyprus. Here she shares some of her favourite Instagram snaps she took while exploring, and shares her tips …

By Maria McKenzie   15 March 2016 12:35pm 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
Bran Castle, Transylvania
Pathfinders

Vine adventures: debunking the myths of Transylvania

Nellie Huang, Lonely Planet Pathfinder and the adventurer behind WildJunket, recently took a trip with Skyscanner to our number one region in Europe to travel to in 2016, Transylvania. Here she gives us a glimpse of the …

By Maria McKenzie   11 March 2016 12:24pm Europe/London
A group exploring the geysers at El Tatio © Joao Inacio / Moment Open / Getty
Pathfinders

LP Pathfinders: top posts from February 2016

Some slate February as being the most drab month of the year, but if our Pathfinders are anything to go by that is certainly not the case. This month our round-up features colourful cultural offerings …

By Louise Bastock   9 March 2016 9:24am 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
Lonely Planet Kids' Let's Explore colouring competition
Competitions • LP Kids

Lonely Planet Kids: Let’s Explore… colouring competition

Whether your child is enchanted by the sounds of the ocean or would love to see a giraffe on safari, this month’s Lonely Planet Kids’ creative challenge is all about seeing the world through the …

By Maria McKenzie   1 March 2016 11:02am Europe/London