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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from November 2015

This month’s Pathfinders Instagram round-up includes captures from the ice caves of Alaska to the ancient desert towns of Morocco. Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting Instagram captures from our Pathfinders community. …

By Maria McKenzie   9 December 2015 10:56am Europe/London

Sailing around the world…selling lemonade

Lonely Planet Pathfinder Aric S. Queen is on an unusual (but awesome) mission: to solo circumnavigate the globe…selling lemonade along the way. About a year ago he sold everything to make it a reality. Then …

By Maria McKenzie   3 December 2015 4:05pm Europe/London

LP Pathfinders: top posts from November 2015

As always, this month our Pathfinders have been sharing their stories from around the world. November’s best travel blogs cover peaceful escapes, natural beauty and plenty of colour in the form of street art and …

By Emma Sparks   3 December 2015 3:47pm Europe/London
Great Barrier Reef

Pathfinder pics: The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Jayne Gorman of Girl Tweets World spent four days exploring the Great Barrier Reef, recently ranked the second most amazing sight on the planet in our Ultimate Travel list. Here Jayne shares some …

By Maria McKenzie   3 December 2015 10:28am Europe/London
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Behind the scenes

Lonely Planet at Other Voices

This year, Lonely Planet is delighted to sponsor Other Voices, a unique music festival taking place in Dingle, Co Kerry, Ireland, from 4 to 6 December. Every year, Other Voices invites a diverse range of …

By AnneMarie McCarthy   2 December 2015 4:43pm Europe/London
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Behind the scenes • Community

Just back from… Easter Island

MaSovaida Morgan, Destination Editor for South America, is just back from a once in a lifetime trip to Easter Island. Tell us more… I spent a few days exploring Easter Island (Rapa Nui) before attending …

By Louise Bastock   2 December 2015 3:46pm Europe/London
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Thorn Tree: results of the 2015 annual survey

Every year we take the opportunity to run a comprehensive survey of the users of our travel forum, Thorn Tree. Our aim is to better understand the needs of our online community so that we …

By admin   1 December 2015 12:14pm Europe/London
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Competitions • LP Kids

Lonely Planet Kids: out of this world competition

  We all know that a world of adventure awaits us on Planet Earth, but with all the recent talk of far-off universes and intergalactic rebels, this month’s Lonely Planet Kids’ creative challenge is all …

By Maria McKenzie   1 December 2015 12:07pm Europe/London

What is Lonely Planet travel news?

We all have personal reasons for visiting different places but there is one common driving force: we’re curious about what’s beyond our own front door. Your love and fascination for faraway (and nearby!) places doesn’t …

By AnneMarie McCarthy   27 November 2015 1:00pm Europe/London
LP Kids

Family travel snap: Katie Coffee, Lonely Planet’s marketing manager in the USA

This month we’re talking to the lady who, as our marketing manager, makes sure everyone hears about all the fun stuff Lonely Planet does. Katie, her husband and her son Vincenzo love to travel and …

By Imogen Hall   26 November 2015 2:33pm Europe/London