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Pimientos de Padron

Want a taste of the world’s best spicy food?

Can’t handle the heat? Then it may be wise to get out of the kitchen, as our latest book shows you exactly how to create the world’s most scorchingly delicious dishes. To celebrate the release …

By Emma Sparks   20 March 2014 5:06pm Europe/London
A sneak peek of Thorn Tree's new look.
Behind the scenes • Community • Thorn Tree

Thorn Tree V update

For as long as Lonely Planet has been online we’ve hosted a place where curious travellers can connect with each other and share independent travel advice to help each other get to the heart of …

By Jane Atkin   13 March 2014 4:02pm Europe/London

Join our best value travel chat on Twitter at #LPChat

How do I take part? 1. Check out Lonely Planet’s top 10 best value stays here. 2. Follow @lonelyplanet and the hashtag #LPChat on Twitter on 27 Feb from 4-5pm GMT/ 8-9am PST. 3. Questions will be …

By Emma Sparks   20 February 2014 12:18pm Europe/London
Simply love

We asked you: love on the road

Simply love. Image by MAMJODH / CC BY 2.0  You meet loads of people when traveling. But how often do you meet the love of your life? We asked our Twitter, Facebook and Google+ followers to …

By Emily K Wolman   4 February 2014 9:53pm Europe/London
Beautiful World - Rise Ampitheatre
Community • Competitions

Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World competition: and the winner is…

To celebrate the launch of our breathtaking new book, Beautiful World, we wanted to see the world through your eyes. So we asked our community to send their best photos encapsulating four different themes: space, community, …

By Emma Sparks   31 January 2014 11:08pm Europe/London
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