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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
LP Kids

Family travel snap: Katja Gaskell from Globetotting

Our family travel snap this month takes you on a very snowy adventure to Canada with Katja Gaskell and her eight-year-old son. Mum-of-three Katja is co-founder of globetotting.com, a site dedicated to helping you discover the …

By Imogen Hall   24 February 2016 1:47pm Europe/London
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Marrakesh

AnneMarie McCarthy, social news coordinator at Lonely Planet, is just back from an action-packed excursion to Marrakesh. Tell us more… I went with 9 other people to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday. A three-day trip …

By Louise Bastock   18 February 2016 9:18am Europe/London

Pathfinder pics: Havana, Cuba

Yasmine Awwad, Lonely Planet Pathfinder and the face behind Peeking Duck, recently took a trip to Cuba to experience the sights and sounds of Havana. Here are some of her favourite sights she snapped during her …

By Maria McKenzie   12 February 2016 11:47am Europe/London
Community • Pathfinders

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from January 2016

From the stark whiteness of Iceland in winter to the vibrant greens found in sun-kissed Bangladesh, it was all about colour in this month’s roundup of our Pathfinders’ top Instagrams. Every month we share the …

By Maria McKenzie   10 February 2016 5:13pm Europe/London
Quiz v2

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
Community • Pathfinders

Pathfinder pics: Geneva, Switzerland

Lonely Planet Pathfinders Peter and Kia of Atlas and Boots recently embarked on a road trip from France through to Geneva in Switzerland. Here’s a round-up of their favourite sights. ‘Geneva is the very definition …

By Maria McKenzie   8 February 2016 10:56am Europe/London
The floating reed islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca © Sean Caffrey / Getty

LP Pathfinders: top posts from January 2016

Another month, another Pathfinders round-up where we take a look at the travel tales you’ve been writing about recently. Our ‘best of’ from January meanders on and off the beaten track with posts ranging from cheap …

By Louise Bastock   5 February 2016 11:04am Europe/London
A perfect little farm house in Vinales.

Pathfinder Pics: Valle de Viñales, Cuba

Recently, Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Yasmine Awwad of Peeking Duck, visited Cuba and took some time out to explore Valle de Viñales, a region that made it on to our Best in Travel list for 2016. Here, Yasmine …

By Maria McKenzie   4 February 2016 3:46pm Europe/London
Jane chilling with her new furry friend in Köngäs © Jane Grisman
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Lapland

Jane Grisman, writer and editorial support at Lonely Planet, is just back from a snowy escape in Lapland. Tell us more… I spent a magical week in Finnish Lapland with my boyfriend and his family …

By Louise Bastock   3 February 2016 10:31am Europe/London