Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 16, 2017 at 09:27PM

#GoldHarbour in #Antarctica is home to 25,000 breeding pairs of #KingPenguins. It’s an epic destination for #wildlifephotography as you can see by this shot from #LonelyPlanet #travel photographer, @footloosefotography
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 15, 2017 at 11:50PM

It’s Monday. Are you feeling a bit tired after the weekend? We’re feeling like this guy. #LonelyPlanet Pathfinder, Kristen Sarah from @hopscotchtheglobe, has been exploring #Australia and snapped this shot of a dozy #kangaroo in #Currumbin, #Queensland. #travel
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 15, 2017 at 06:59AM

‘The Serranía de Hornocal in #Argentina has always lived in the shadow of its famous sister the Cerro de los Siete Colores. But this is about to change, and that’s an understatement! The Hornocal mountain range is also known as “The Painter’s Palette,” in tribute to its fourteen different shades of colour. Located at 4,761m high, this place is simply breathtaking in every way. It’s only when you see someone walking on the path leading to the mountains that you become aware of its scale and splendour. What a beautiful world we live in!’ – @timdavhen — That’s a wrap for this weekend’s #lpinstatakeover. For more of Timothy’s images, head on over to @timdavhen. Happy travels! #lonelyplanet
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 14, 2017 at 11:57PM

‘There are places that really fire the imagination, places you’ve never been to, but you feel like you have, and that are synonymous with adventure and legend. Easter Island is one such a place, and the iconic Mo’ai have been its guardians since time immemorial. These monolithic human figures were carved by the Rapa Nui people, and are all that remains of this civilisation’s Golden Age.’ – @timdavhen #lpinstatakeover #lonelyplanet #travel
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 14, 2017 at 07:00AM

‘Torres del Paine, #Chile is the most famous national park in South America and its emblematic landscapes don’t refute that! If winter isn’t the best period to visit and enjoy the fabulous vistas under glorious sunshine, at least you will have the place to yourself! And once the rain and snow are gone, the warmth and light of the sun are all the more exhilarating. The waters of the Pehoé Lake are born in the surrounding glaciers, giving the lake its beautiful turquoise colour.’ – @timdavhen #lpinstatakeover #adventure  #lonelyplanet
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 14, 2017 at 12:00AM

‘The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. Its surface is about 10,582 square kilometres, which is equivalent to almost one third of Belgium. Whilst everyone was looking directly at the sunrise, I decided to walk along the other mountainside and was mesmerised by the huge, perfect, pyramid-shaped shadow of the Isla Incahuasi, a hilly and rocky outcrop of land situated in the middle of the desert. It was one of the most breathtaking moments of my life.’ – @timdavhen #lpinstatakeover #lonelyplanet #travel #bolivia
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 13, 2017 at 07:14AM

This weekend’s #lpinstatakeover is hosted by Timothy Cohen (@timdavhen), a #travel photographer based in #Belgium, who will be sharing some snaps from his year-long trip to South America. – ‘#Peru was the drop-off point for my year-long journey in South America. It was the first time I had travelled so far, for so long, and so was a hugely significant trip for me, having quit my job, gathered up my savings, and set off on an adventure. Machu Picchu, the “City in the Sky”, is a must-see in South America and the highlight for many – whether you chose to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, the view will be unforgettable.’ – @timdavhen — Keep an eye out for more of Timothy’s incredible South American images this weekend! 👀 #lonelyplanet
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 13, 2017 at 03:21AM

This week’s #lpfanphoto was taken by André (@andre.maues) near #Berchtesgaden in Germany 🌲 — Every Friday we regram an #lpfanphoto. Tag your best #travel shots for a potential feature. Happy travels!
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 12, 2017 at 03:16AM

This week’s #mylpguide comes courtesy of @hannahlayford, who is taking a weight off in Provence with espresso (and succulent) at hand! — Every week we regram a #mylpguide flatlay shot. Tag yours for a potential feature! #travel
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 11, 2017 at 03:48AM

#LonelyPlanet writer Cristian Bonetto (@rexcat75) grabbed this shot whilst wandering through the enchanting streets of #Maryborough, one of #Victoria’s old gold-rush towns. Situated just outside of Ballarat, Maryborough closed its last gold mine in 1918 and today is famed for its elegant architecture, as you can see! #Australia #travel
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 09, 2017 at 11:55PM

#LonelyPlanet Trailblazer @wanderlustchloe captured this breathtaking sunset on #Dubai’s sand dunes. Where have you seen your most memorable sunset? 🌅 #travel #LPpathfinders
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 08, 2017 at 10:28PM

#LonelyPlanet writer and photographer, @bainonbike, snapped this beautiful shot of the Hooker Valley in #Aoraki #MountCookNational Park. #LPinNZ #NewZealand #travel
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 08, 2017 at 07:19AM

‘One of my favorite things about the Pacific Northwest, specifically Portland, is the fact that though it’s a city, it’s a city whose occupants have an inherent ‘get outside’ attitude. Luckily for them, hikes to vantage points like this are never too far out of reach. I’ve been to #Portland a handful of times, and each time there is always something new for me to discover. Accessible by plane, train, or automobile, you’re guaranteed to have a unique experience in this magical place.’ -@lexjaye. Aaaand that’s a wrap for this #lpInstaTakeover, folks. Keep up with Lexii’s latest adventures via her feed. #travel
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 08, 2017 at 02:50AM

‘Though I generally prefer to hike to view points, Trillium Lake was one of those places where I didn’t mind that it was a mere 2 minute walk from my car to this sight. With an unobstructed view of Mt. Hood and Mt. Hood National Forest, this is the kind of place where you’ll want to bring a hammock and a picnic lunch and spend the day, or even camp and spend the night. This place is perfect for a solo trip like mine, or a destination you can enjoy with family and friends, it has something for everyone; it’s hard to believe it’s only 1.5 hours away from #Portland.’ -@lexjaye #lpinstatakeover #travel
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 07, 2017 at 07:02AM

‘If you’re in the mood for a day trip, a short drive from #Portland and you’ll find yourself in the magical area of Mt. Hood. Imagine pine trees as tall as the eye can see with specks of snow glistening in the sun, it’s an idyllic sight and smells amazing too! The road from the base to the peak will leave you speechless. Whether you’re looking to hike, snowboard, or even just take a few photos, you won’t be disappointed, no matter the season.’ -@lexjaye #lpinstatakeover #travel
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 06, 2017 at 11:23PM

‘Though I’ve traveled around the world quite a bit, I never cease to include the Pacific Northwest as my answer to one of my favorite places I’ve ever been to. With its lush green landscapes and ever-present scent of crisp pine swirling through the air, it always feels like home. This photo was taken at Forest Park, an easy drive or bike ride from Downtown #Portland, where you can hike through winding forest trails like this one, or drive to the top and catch the view from Pittock Mansion.’ -@lexjaye #lpinstatakeover #travel
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 06, 2017 at 07:33AM

This weekend’s #lpInstaTakeover is from #lpPathfinders member @lexjaye who recently took off on a trip to one of our #BestinTravel destinations, #Portland, #USA with @hiusa. ‘I’ve been traveling around the world on my own (or sometimes with my dog) for the past few years as a #travel photographer, focusing mainly on landscape and humanitarian efforts. I’ve been reading #LonelyPlanet since before I left my hometown, and it has inspired me in more ways than you could ever know. This shot was taken at Mt Shasta lake where my dog and I camped, it’s one of the beautiful places I usually stop when en route to Portland from where I live in San Francisco.’ Keep your peeled on our feed for more…!
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 06, 2017 at 12:11AM

This week’s #lpfanphoto comes courtesy of @karian_ who captured this beautiful shot of Dutch Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park, #Canada – Every Friday we regram an #lpfanphoto. Tag your best #travel shots for a potential feature. Happy travels!
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 05, 2017 at 01:28AM

This week’s #mylpguide is from @capreoliroundtheworld, a travelling duo who are currently wandering through #Kenya, wildlife watching and soaking up the culture. Happy travels guys! — Every week we regram a #mylpguide flatlay shot. Tag yours for a potential feature. #travel #lonelyplanet
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 04, 2017 at 06:08AM

This stunning shot was taken by #LonelyPlanet Pathfinder @danflyingsolo, who recently took a trip to #India. This is the haunting Humayun’s Tomb in #NewDelhi, which dates back to the 1500s and stands just as majestically today. #travel
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 02, 2017 at 12:06AM

#LonelyPlanet #travel writer, @lunarsynthesis, is on assignment exploring #NewZealand. She snapped this shot of the stunning Purakaunui Falls in the South Island. #LPinNZ
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 01, 2017 at 08:06AM

‘When taking this image, I was surrounded by Harry Potter fans who were standing out in the pouring rain, just to catch a glimpse of the steam train crossing the infamous Glenfinnan Viaduct. That’s dedication for you!’ – @a.iqb — That’s all for this week’s #lpinstatakeover #travel fans! For more of Asad’s photography, follow him at @a.iqb – happy travels! #lonelyplanet #scotland
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 01, 2017 at 12:27AM

‘There is a great sense of freedom when driving through the Highlands of #Scotland. Roads winding their way through mountainous scenery, and trails leading into the unknown. No matter how many times you visit, it will remain a special place. This is the famous single lane track entering the Quiraing, a truly unique location of the Highlands, with plenty of trails to satisfy the most avid hiker.
‘ – @a.iqb #lpinstatakeover #travel #lonelyplanet #adventure
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – September 30, 2017 at 07:11AM

‘The Old Man of Storr, situated on the Isle of #Skye, is a remarkable area of rocky pinnacles, which were left behind after numerous landslides in the past. This view of ‘needle rock’ is a personal favourite, taken just below the Old Man of Storr. You may even question whether you’re still on planet Earth as you wander past these alien-like formations!’ – @a.iqb #lpinstatakeover #lonelyplanet #travel #scotland
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – September 29, 2017 at 11:37PM

‘Hey guys, Asad (@a.iqb) here! When visiting #Scotland, definitely give yourself a day or two to explore the Glencoe area. This road in the valley leads to Glen Etive, a single lane stretching for over 15km. With the road twisting and turning through some of the greatest scenery of the Highlands, you’ll most likely encounter an abundance of wildlife roaming freely on the hills along the way.’ – @a.iqb #lpinstatakeover #travel #lonelyplanet
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – September 29, 2017 at 07:08AM

This weekend’s #lpinstatakeover is from Asad Iqbal (@a.iqb), a travel photographer based in #Scotland, who will be sharing some of his best shots of the Scottish Highlands – ‘Hey guys! I’ve been very lucky to have travelled to some incredible places over the past couple of years, but there’s still nothing that can compare to the Highlands of Scotland. This shot of myself was taken by @ali.horne, on a hiking trip in Glencoe with some friends a couple of months ago. This weekend, I’ll be sharing some of my favourite photos that showcase my home country – hope you enjoy them!’ – @a.iqb — Stay tuned for more breathtaking shots! #lonelyplanet #travel #adventure
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – September 29, 2017 at 12:48AM

This week’s #lpfanphoto was snapped by @celisalyn during a three week trip in the #Gobi desert in #Mongolia — Every Friday we regram an #lpfanphoto. Tag your best #travel shots for a potential feature. Happy travels!
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – September 28, 2017 at 12:02AM

This week’s #mylpguide belongs to @daphdevi, who is planning some pretty epic looking trips… What should she be sure not to miss in these destinations?? — Every week we regram a #mylpguide flatlay shot. Tag yours for a potential feature! #travel #lonelyplanet
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – September 27, 2017 at 06:20AM

Thank you to everyone who entered our #lpcityskyline competition, there were so many great entries! Huge congrats to @sarah0photo who is the winner with this shot of beautiful #Seattle! Lucky Sarah wins $2500 to use on her next trip, a copy of our new The Cities Book and a course of her choice from @creativelive. But don’t fret if you didn’t win: @Artifactuprising are also offering ALL entrants 25 free square prints to bring their Instas to life. Head over to http://bit.ly/lonely-planet-prints for more info + use code CTYLPT17 on their website to redeem. Keep an eye on our feed for upcoming comps!
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – September 27, 2017 at 12:00AM

#LonelyPlanet photographer @footloosefotography grabbed this breathtaking frame of icebergs on a recent shoot in #Antarctica. How many different shades of blue do you reckon are in this capture? ❄️ #travel #adventure
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – September 25, 2017 at 10:10PM

#LonelyPlanet writer, @raubontheroad, is on assignment in #Lisbon where he’s lucky enough to be sipping on beers as part of #LisbonBeerWeek2017. Is there anything better when travelling than watching the sunset with a cold brew in hand? #travel 🍻
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – September 24, 2017 at 09:07PM

#LonelyPlanet photographer, @ed_norton, took this stunning shot of flamingos searching for food in the blood red waters of #LagunaColorada in #Bolivia. This lake is located in Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, covering approximately 60 sq km and reaches a depth of just 80cm. #travel
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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 01, 2017 at 08:06AM

‘When taking this image, I was surrounded by Harry Potter fans who were standing out in the pouring rain, just to catch a glimpse of the steam train crossing the infamous Glenfinnan Viaduct. That’s dedication for you!’ – @a.iqb — That’s all for this week’s #lpinstatakeover #travel fans! For more of Asad’s photography, follow him at @a.iqb – happy travels! #lonelyplanet #scotland

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – October 01, 2017 at 12:27AM

‘There is a great sense of freedom when driving through the Highlands of #Scotland. Roads winding their way through mountainous scenery, and trails leading into the unknown. No matter how many times you visit, it will remain a special place. This is the famous single lane track entering the Quiraing, a truly unique location of the Highlands, with plenty of trails to satisfy the most avid hiker.
‘ – @a.iqb #lpinstatakeover #travel #lonelyplanet #adventure

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – September 30, 2017 at 07:11AM

‘The Old Man of Storr, situated on the Isle of #Skye, is a remarkable area of rocky pinnacles, which were left behind after numerous landslides in the past. This view of ‘needle rock’ is a personal favourite, taken just below the Old Man of Storr. You may even question whether you’re still on planet Earth as you wander past these alien-like formations!’ – @a.iqb #lpinstatakeover #lonelyplanet #travel #scotland

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