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Fisherman's bike, Myanmar

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from September 2015

Strong focal points were a recurrent theme in this month’s Pathfinders Instagram round-up, from a stoic monk in China to a fisherman’s bike in Myanmar. Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting captures …

By Seb Neylan   7 October 2015 11:30am Europe/London

LP Pathfinders: top posts from September 2015

This month our favourite Pathfinder stories involve off-the-beaten-track cities, charming towns and big, beefy mountains.  All offer unforgettable travel experiences. Little snail, slowly slowly climb Mount Fuji – Aaron Paulson Middle-aged adventurer Aaron, who finds himself …

By Emma Sparks   2 October 2015 4:00pm Europe/London
potential spy asset
Competitions • LP Kids

Win the ultimate spy kit with this month’s creative challenge!

Whether your little one can crack a code in record timing, is crazy for cool gadgets or likes to don a quirky disguise from time-to-time, this month’s Lonely Planet Kids’ creative challenge is all about …

By Maria McKenzie   1 October 2015 11:11am Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

The ultimate travel list: our top sights

From the mysterious Machu Picchu to the mesmirising Great Barrier Reef, the world is full of unforgettable wonders. Many will amaze you, some will humble you and others will surprise you. But when it comes down to it, can you rank the world’s …

By Maria McKenzie   29 September 2015 3:27pm Europe/London

Pathfinder pics: south Germany

Lonely Planet Pathfinder and travel blogger Abigail King recently visited the south of Germany. Here are her favourite Instagrams from the trip and some tips on how to enjoy a slice of traditional Germany. ‘South Germany has some obvious charms: …

By Maria McKenzie   24 September 2015 3:36pm Europe/London
LP Kids

Family travel snap: Lonely Planet writer Nicola Williams

This month we’re talking to veteran Lonely Planet writer Nicola Williams, a British author who lives in France with her German husband. Travel has always been a big part of their life together – they …

By Imogen Hall   24 September 2015 9:53am Europe/London
TravelStarter Twitter

Win $1000 to make your dream tourism project a reality

At Lonely Planet, we believe that responsible travel is a force for good. Which is why we’ve teamed up with our friends at TravelStarter to offer you, our community of inspiring and creative globe-trotters, the …

By Maria McKenzie   23 September 2015 1:23pm Europe/London
Pathfinders • Twitter chats

Get on your bike for our next #LPChat!

From pedalling along the Amsterdam canals to long distance adventures (like the one our very own Rana Freedman did earlier this year) and mountain biking in Aspen, cycling is not only an immersive way to travel but …

By Maria McKenzie   21 September 2015 4:46pm Europe/London
Matt doing his best Atlas impersonation on Gabriola Island. Image courtesy of Matt Phillips
Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… British Columbia

Matt Phillips, Destination Editor at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to his native British Columbia. Tell us more… Having grown up in Vancouver, I try to head back often to see family and …

By Louise Bastock   16 September 2015 10:11am Europe/London
Community • Pathfinders

Pathfinder pics: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lonely Planet Pathfinders Kia and Peter of Atlas and Boots have just finished their year-long trip which came to its final stop in the captivating town of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Here they share some …

By Maria McKenzie   15 September 2015 4:41pm Europe/London