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National Civil Rights Museum, housed in the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images.

Celebrating Civil Rights on the road

Every January in the US, the nation comes together in celebration of American Civil Rights Movement leader Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. In honor of his life and the freedoms he inspired, Lonely Planet is …

By Emily K Wolman   15 January 2014 2:44am Europe/London

We asked you: big hopes and travel dreams for 2014

New year’s resolutions may often end before they’ve even begun (anyone else’s gym pass collecting dust already?), but here at Lonely Planet we’re determined to keep our travel resolutions for 2014. We asked our Twitter …

By Emma Sparks   13 January 2014 9:00pm Europe/London
Jessica, Marisol and Richard, three of Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe's Social Enterprise Youth Associates, at work. Image by Ericsson Agujar / courtesy of Bahay Tuluyan.

Guesthouse with a heart: visiting a social enterprise in the Philippines

Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler reports from the Makabata Guesthouse & Café, a social enterprise in the Philippines, and shares his favourite accommodation picks for socially conscious travellers. A holiday to the Philippines probably doesn’t …

By Tony Wheeler   24 December 2013 2:12am Europe/London
Uphill all the way... Team LP's David races through Strahan. Image by Georgie Leslie / Lonely Planet.
Behind the scenes

Crossing the finish line at the Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge

Earlier this month, we – two normally desk-bound staff members from Lonely Planet’s Melbourne office – crossed the finish line of one of the world’s top multi-day adventure races, the Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge. The …

By admin   23 December 2013 11:39pm Europe/London
Community • Other • Thorn Tree

Thorn Tree: tell us what you think survey, 2013

We’re proud of the fact that we host one of the oldest and most diverse online travel communities. Whether you want recommendations on beaches in Albania or road trips in Ethiopia, you can find the …

By admin   20 December 2013 3:45am Europe/London

All Lonely Planet ebooks for $10

Promo code: HAPPY10 A Lonely Planet/PayPal partnership At Lonely Planet we’ve got travel expertise on tap. Save up to 65% on the print RRP. Portable, convenient, and environmentally friendly, Lonely Planet ebooks make business and …

By admin   12 December 2013 8:56pm Europe/London

Not so secret Santa promotion

Thanks for entering Lonely Planet’s Not So Secret Santa promotion.  Here’s some important stuff you should know. Who’s running the show? The promoter is Lonely Planet Publications Pty Limited (ABN 36 005 607 983) of …

By admin   30 November 2013 4:11am Europe/London
Lake Dove and Cradle Mountain. Image c/o Tourism Tasmania & Andrew McIntosh, Ocean Photography.

Team Lonely Planet at the Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge

In 1000 Ultimate Adventures, Lonely Planet’s third book in the 1000 Ultimate… series, we list the Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge in Australia as one of the world’s best adventure races. This epic, multi-day, multi-discipline race is Aussie Formula 1 driver …

By admin   26 November 2013 10:50pm Europe/London
'Blue Mountains' by Wilson Afonso. CC BY 2.0.

Australian bushfires: advice for travellers in NSW

Australia is no stranger to bushfires but the fires sweeping across New South Wales are the most devastating in years. Firefighters continue to battle the ‘megafire’, but so far homes have been destroyed, communities evacuated, …

By Anita Isalska   26 October 2013 1:55am Europe/London

Lonely Planet’s travel nightmares

Even the most careful travellers occasionally find themselves getting lost, failing hard at local etiquette, or otherwise blundering and puking around a new destination. And while we’re seasoned explorers, Lonely Planet’s writers and staff have …

By Anita Isalska   24 October 2013 2:49am Europe/London