Lonely Planet Writer

Join our off-the-beaten-track travel #LPChat on Twitter!

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We’re bringing #LPChat back with a bang, by celebrating those hidden gems, little-known wonders and secret marvels that are tucked away in all corners of the globe, just waiting to be discovered.

There’s nothing quite like stumbling across a wonderfully wild vista or hauntingly mysterious monument that feels completely new and untouched. It’s truly one of the best things about travel. To mark the release of our new book, Secret Marvels of the World, which lists 360 extraordinary places you never knew existed, we want to hear about your off-the-beaten-track travel tales in our new #LPChat.

Whether you’ve got a marvel-worthy experience to share, or are looking for adventure inspiration, join us to discuss the planet’s weirdest, wildest and most wondrous secrets. We’ll see you there on Thursday 20 July from 4:30pm BST / 8:30am PST.

Our favourite tweeter will win a copy of our new book Secret Marvels of the World!


  1. Follow @lonelyplanet and the hashtag #LPChat on Twitter on Thursday 20 July at 16:30 BST / 8:30 PST.
  2. Questions will be ordered Q1, Q2, Q3 etc. To answer Q1, begin your tweet with A1. For Q2, A2 and so on.
  3. Add #LPChat to all of your tweets during the Twitter chat, so others (including @lonelyplanet) can see what you’re saying.
  4. Bring your best travel tips, pics and ideas!




Co-founders and editors of The Planet D, Dave and Deb are a globetrotting couple who leapt off the beaten track back in 2008, swapping the daily grind for endless adventure. Devoted antidotes to the 9-to-5, Dave and Deb make it their mission to inspire readers to change their lives through travel, be it by recounting hair-raising challenges like the Tour d’Afrique and the Mongol Rally, or by expertly extolling the benefits of stepping outside your comfort zone (no matter how small the step).



Self-confessed adventure junkies and die-hard fans of ‘thrilling activities in far-flung places’, Peter and Kia of Atlas and Boots are so far off the beaten track, they may never see it again… A photographer and author respectively, these outdoor enthusiasts stop at nothing to discover the world, leaving absolutely no stone unturned along the way. From swimming with whales in Tonga to trekking volcanoes in Vanuatu, this is a couple for whom exploration is a way of life.

Terms & Conditions: Entrants must be 13 years old or over. Judges’ decision is final. Promoter: Lonely Planet Publications Ltd of 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NW. The winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter. The winner must claim their prize and provide an address for delivery within 7 days of being notified, otherwise the judges may select another winner. Prize: one copy of Secret Marvels of the World, valued at GB£19.99.