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Win either a Maldives dhoni cruise, wild hiking trip in New Zealand or an encounter with Ugandan mountain gorillas.

The Best Moment of Your Life

What’s the best moment of someone’s life? For travel lovers, chances are it’ll be an experience from the road, perhaps a magical wildlife encounter or a humbling moment in a jaw-dropping landscape.

From now until the end of 2018, we’re celebrating life-changing travel experiences; those profound and moving moments that have the power to change a person and reshape their perspective on the world.

On this page you’ll find articles, videos and interviews around this theme. From Lonely Planet authors’ accounts of their most memorable travel moments – including witnessing Nelson Mandela’s first free speech and an encounter with Rwanda’s mountain gorillas – to advice on the best places to tick off life’s firsts, we hope to inspire you to head out and discover something unforgettable.

Win the trip of a lifetime

Enter our Best Moment of Your Life competition

We’re offering you and a friend the chance to win a trip of a lifetime: a Maldives dhoni cruise, wild hiking trip in New Zealand or an encounter with mountain gorillas in Uganda – the choice is yours!

To be in with a chance of winning, you’ll need to tell us about your best ever travel experience. Sign up here and you’ll receive an email with details on how to send us your entry for free using the MyPostcard app. The entry we judge to be the most inspiring wins the prize! Click below for all the details.

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