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Pocky, Japan's favourite sweet treat

Sweet Travel: savouring the world one treat at a time

  Pocky, Japan’s favourite sweet treat One of my small pleasures while travelling is trying the local confectionary. Each treat is like a window (or tooth cavity) into the local culture. For years after watching …

By admin   5 August 2009 5:39pm Europe/London

That’s not a doggy bag

Airline food: delectable feast at 30,000 feet or eat packaging to improve taste? I went on Five Live’s Richard Bacon Show (with Rachel Burden deputising from Richard himself) the other night to talk about airline …

By Tom Hall   5 August 2009 12:22am Europe/London
Injen Plateau, Indonesia

Best of the week: 31 July

What an artsy week. Maybe it’s the long, long summer days (or cold winter nights, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere), but users of lonelyplanet.com were in an artistic frame of mind this week. You …

By admin   31 July 2009 6:53pm Europe/London

European discoveries contest

Have you ever experienced a profound sense of discovery while travelling? A momentary epiphany that dashed your preconceived notions of places and cultures? Has an unfamiliar type of food opened your eyes to new world of …

By admin   31 July 2009 4:08pm Europe/London
Thorn Tree

Talking travel tech

Once the nemesis of a traveller looking to escape it all, shiny gadgets that connect us to the world and each other are now an indispensible part of our journey (well, maybe not indispensible, but …

By admin   29 July 2009 11:55am Europe/London
Three quarter moon rise.

Best of the week: 24 July

The week in travel started with a bang: around the world, the astronomically minded commemorated the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. Our community went loony, sharing moon-themed songs and discussing moon travel tech. Meanwhile, …

By admin   24 July 2009 5:15pm Europe/London
Sure, go here, but then walk away and find your own Rome.

Zombie Travel

For what shall it profit travellers, if they visit the whole world without experiencing it fully? The Lonely Planet community has always been about Independent Travel. Our success is being able to empower curious people …

By admin   24 July 2009 3:32pm Europe/London
Thorn Tree

Your frequently asked travel questions

Our Thorn Tree forum is the oldest travel social network on the web. It’s been going strong for well over a decade – and new travellers with new questions and stories arrive every day to …

By admin   24 July 2009 9:40am Europe/London

Kingston revisited

Kingston, Jamaica deserves a better press. In the recent Secret Caribbean TV series, legendary Trinidadian-born British newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald travelled the along the archipelago visiting paradise islands, top-end resorts and workaday cities. It made …

By Tom Hall   24 July 2009 2:08am Europe/London

Swine flu = no holiday?

The global pandemic might be about to do something nasty to your holiday. Part of the reason for going on holiday, often, is recuperating, either from the stresses of everyday life or getting over something …

By Tom Hall   20 July 2009 7:15pm Europe/London