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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from August 2016

This month’s round-up focuses on the diversity of man-made structures around the world. Ancient architecture and modern marvels serve a myriad of purposes and often reflect the environment in which they are built. From tree …

By Amanda McCadams   13 September 2016 4:29pm Europe/London
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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
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LP Pathfinders: video of the month, August 2016

Every month we share the best videos from our Pathfinders community. Here are our favourites from August. This month’s feature is Macca and Brianna, from A Brit and a Broad, who have created a beautifully …

By Maria McKenzie   9 September 2016 10:06am Europe/London
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Behind the ‘zines: Lonely Planet Traveller’s October issue

This month’s UK issue of Lonely Planet Traveller magazine has just hit the shelves and it’s chock-full of travel inspiration, from epic bike rides in France, New Zealand and Vietnam to the majestic mountains of …

By Sophie McGrath   8 September 2016 11:00am Europe/London
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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
The route starts in the scenic Black Canyon. Huge multi-colored balloon over stone desert near the seaside resort of Eilat

LP Pathfinders: top posts from August 2016

August brings us another action-packed month of adventures from hot-air ballooning and hiking to snorkeling in the height of winter. These travel tales will inspire you to hit the road, help you plan your trip …

By Louise Bastock   7 September 2016 10:00am 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

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
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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
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LP Kids activity: Venice Regatta origami paper boat

On the first Sunday of September every year, Venetians celebrate an ancient victorious battle by racing boats down the city’s maze of canals. This month at Lonely Planet Kids, we’re celebrating Venice’s Historic Regatta with a …

By Christina Webb   26 August 2016 3:36pm Europe/London