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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from July 2016

With the summer season in full swing in the northern hemisphere, Lonely Planet Pathfinders from all over the globe have been soaking up the rays. The result? This month’s Pathfinder Instagram round up which celebrates the …

By Amanda McCadams   11 August 2016 12:16pm Europe/London
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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
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LP Pathfinders: video of the month, July 2016

Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. Recently we launched a video post series, highlighting the best YouTube and Vimeo content from this community of travel-hungry content …

By Maria McKenzie   5 August 2016 9:12am Europe/London
A backpacker in the Namib desert, Africa © Westend61 / Getty Images

LP Pathfinders: top posts from July 2016

Our Pathfinders have been up to all sorts of adventures this month – from visiting a prison in the Philippines to discovering a modern-day Pompeii.  Spend a night with brown bears in Estonia; plan an outdoor escape in …

By Louise Bastock   3 August 2016 12:27pm Europe/London
Pilgrims near the cross shaped church of Bet Giyorgis dedicated to St George.

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
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Lonely Planet Kids: poetry competition

At Lonely Planet Kids we love poetry, especially poetry for children and especially poetry for children that relates to travel. So we asked Kirstie Pelling, a poet and co-author of the Family Adventure Project blog, …

By Imogen Hall   1 August 2016 7:22am Europe/London
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LP Kids activity: make mess-free tomatoes for La Tomatina festival

On the last Wednesday in August, the town of Buñol in Spain turns red and squishy as thousands of people take to the streets for the world’s biggest food fight! More than 100 tons of …

By Emma Sparks   27 July 2016 1:19pm Europe/London

Pathfinder Pics: hitting the highlights in Rome, Italy

Lonely Planet Pathfinder Abigail King recently visited Rome,  just in time to witness the result of the city’s recent renovations. Here she shares the highlights of her trip. ‘As the ancient stomping ground of gladiators, emperors, visionaries and more, …

By Joe Davis   27 July 2016 10:29am Europe/London
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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
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Quiz: what type of packer are you?

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 …

By Louise Bastock   21 July 2016 10:42am Europe/London