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Kurdish mountain scenery. Image by Helen Elfer / Lonely planet
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Storify: Iraqi Kurdistan in pictures

Lakes, canyons and ancient cities – see the Iraqi Kurdistan behind the conflict headlines, as discovered by LP’s Iraq author Sofia Barbarani. [View the story “Lonely Planet on the road in Iraqi Kurdistan” on Storify] Visit Lonely …

By Helen Elfer   7 October 2014 12:27pm Europe/London
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Competitions • LP Kids

Lonely Planet Kids: design a dinosaur competition

As travellers, when we’re not out exploring the world, we’re imagining our next adventure. And when it comes to imagination, kids have got it sussed. To celebrate the launch of our new site, lonelyplanetkids.com – home …

By Emma Sparks   1 October 2014 9:34am Europe/London
#LPChat world food
Community

Join our world food chat on Twitter at #LPChat

There are many ways to explore a destination, but we all know the best way to get to know a place is through stuffing your face, right? Join our #lpchat on world food on Wednesday, 1 October …

By Emma Sparks   29 September 2014 2:53pm Europe/London
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We asked you: do you remember your first flight?

Image by Hide/Flickr CC2.0 As travellers, the likelihood is you’ve experienced your fair share of flights. It’s also likely that the magic of soaring through the skies has worn off slightly over the years, leaving …

By Emma Sparks   9 September 2014 9:19am Europe/London
#LPChat
Community

NYC vs. LDN #LPChat: the results

Images by Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine   We teamed up with Lonely Planet authors Regis St. Louis and Sally Schafer and bloggers Christine Amorose (cestchristine.com) and Monica Stott (thetravelhack.com) to put two titans of tourism …

By Emma Sparks   18 August 2014 9:10am Europe/London
Blogstock by Seb Neylan
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Blogstock 2014: a blogging conference with a twist

Image by Seb Neylan/Lonely Planet [View the story “Blogstock 2014″ on Storify]

By Emma Sparks   14 August 2014 12:03pm Europe/London
NYC vs. LDN #LPChat
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Join our NYC vs. LDN debate on Twitter at #LPChat

 Images courtesy of Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine Do you heart New York? Or are you more of a London lover? Whether you are a passionate urban native with local knowledge, once spent a glorious long weekend discovering the …

By Emma Sparks   8 August 2014 9:35am Europe/London
Paul and Andrea in the wild in Turkey
Community

Lonely Planet in the wild: guidelines for getting featured in our fan photo albums

Paul and Andrea in the wild at Lake Acıgöl, Turkey. Image courtesy of Paul Barbieri   We love receiving your photos and travel stories, and sharing them with Lonely Planet’s online community. If you’re a fan …

By Emma Sparks   7 August 2014 2:29pm Europe/London
Bike, trike or skateboard? Non-motorised forms of transport make for the best road trips. Image courtesy of Dave Cornthwaite
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Meet a traveller: Dave Cornthwaite, record-breaking adventurer and overland traveller

Ever thought of taking a trip by recumbent tricycle? How about a stand-up paddleboard or skateboard? Meet a traveller who has: Dave Cornthwaite has travelled more than 16,000 miles by yacht, kayak, tandem bike and …

By admin   23 July 2014 11:46am Europe/London
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#LPCelebrazil: week 5

And so we have it: the FIFA World Cup 2014 is over. There were record-breaking goals, shocking defeats and an endless supply of caipirinhas. Our author on the ground Kevin Raub was there to document the …

By Emma Sparks   16 July 2014 11:27am Europe/London