Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 25, 2017 at 07:19AM

‘Cartagena’s stunning Spanish colonial architecture makes it a real feast for the eyes, such that getting lost in the streets is more of a treat than a disappointment. There is so much to discover in Cartagena’s busy old town, which is why I recommend exploring the city on foot. You’ll definitely be rewarded with some great streetside views like this one.’ -@oneikatraveller And that’s all for this week’s #lpInstaTakeover! Follow Oneika’s travels via her handle, @oneikatraveller. #travel #Colombia

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 25, 2017 at 12:03AM

‘A trip to #Colombia isn’t complete without a visit to #Cartagena. This Caribbean port city is filled with colour and rich Afro-Colombian history.’ -@oneikatraveller #lpinstatakeover #travel #lppathfinders

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 24, 2017 at 07:06AM

‘While Medellin is best known as the home of deceased drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, its eye-catching architecture also deserves a mention. A stop in the Palacio Nacional shopping centre is an absolute must, if only to take a photo of its ornate beauty. Bet your malls back home look nothing like this!’ – @oneikatraveller #lpinstatakeover #colombia #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 24, 2017 at 12:09AM

‘The Colombian Tourism Board’s tagline is “Colombia is Magical Realism” and it’s not hard to see why! Landscapes like this one, found in Salento, are everywhere. Gauzy clouds, moody skies, lush vegetation and a vibrant jumble of houses framed by mountain peaks make the city look simply otherworldly.’ -@oneikatraveller #lpinstatakeover #colombia #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 23, 2017 at 07:02AM

This week’s #lpinstatakeover features #lppathfinders member @oneikatraveller, who will be sharing snaps from her recent visit to #Colombia, one of our #BestinTravel destinations for 2017. ‘This is me overlooking a gorgeous valley in Salento, one of the country’s coffee-growing regions.’ – @oneikatraveller Stay tuned this weekend for more of Oneika’s photos. #travel #lonelyplanet

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 22, 2017 at 09:49PM

This week’s #lpfanphoto is by @timothycohen who took this shot in #Bolivia at Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. It blankets an amazing 12,000 sq km. It was part of a prehistoric salt lake and when it dried up, it left a couple of seasonal puddles and several salt pans. — Every Friday we regram a #lpfanphoto. Tag your best #travel shots for a potential feature. Happy travels! #lonelyplanet

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 22, 2017 at 12:07AM

This week’s #mylpguide comes from @moor.travels, a globetrotting couple who have taken their #LonelyPlanet books with them to over 60 countries! — Every Thursday we regram a #mylpguide flatlay shot. Tag yours for a potential feature. Happy travels! #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 21, 2017 at 04:07AM

#LonelyPlanet destination editor @the_traveling_b grabbed this beautifully backlit shot of Hallgrimskirkja church in #Reykjavik. In contrast to the high drama outside, the Lutheran church’s interior is quite plain. In fact, its most eye-catching feature is the vast 5275-pipe organ installed in 1992. #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 19, 2017 at 10:49PM

#LonelyPlanet Destination Editor, @noplacelike_it, is currently in #Dubai where she took in the view from the world’s tallest building, The #BurjKhalifa. This is a stunning feat of architecture and engineering, with two observation decks on the 124th and 148th floors. It pierces the sky at 828m and opened in January 2010, six years after excavations began. #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 19, 2017 at 07:31AM

Pssst – there are only a few hours left of our not-so-secret sale! Get 45% off all titles at our online shop, only until midnight tonight! Head on over and get #travel planning via the link in our bio.
T&Cs apply: The discount gives 45% off the recommended retail price (not off the existing sale price). The offer is not available to use on pre-orders or print bundles. Valid until midnight on Monday 19 June.

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 18, 2017 at 09:47PM

#LonelyPlanet photographer, @kylieam, sits and takes in the view of a waterfall at #ColumbiaRiverGorge in #Oregon, #USA. Cleanly dividing Oregon and Washington this spectacular gorge was carved some 15,000 years ago by cataclysmic glaciers and floods. #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 18, 2017 at 09:54AM

‘Garajonay National Park is home to some of the best preserved cloud forest in #Europe and it’s pretty spectacular! Within a few minutes walk you’re engulfed by overhanging trees and vivid green plant life as pictured here. Being at a higher elevation, the temperature is much cooler here and when a fog rolls in the whole area takes on a real vibe of magic and mystery. Nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts or anyone with a penchant for superstitious folk tales will love walking the many trails of this magnificent park.’ – @lc_bastock.
And that’s a wrap for this #lpInstaTakeover! Follow more of Louise’s adventures via her handle, @lc_bastock. #travel #LaGomera

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 18, 2017 at 12:12AM

‘Going on a whale and dolphin watching tour was hands down the best day of my life! The waters around La Gomera are highly protected which allows for marine life to flourish. We were lucky to spot several pods of dolphins jumping in the air and swimming alongside the boat, as well as a nursery of young pilot whales waiting on the surface for their parents to return from the depths with food.’ – @lc_bastock #lpInstaTakeover #travel #LaGomera

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 17, 2017 at 07:08AM

‘Miel de palma (palm syrup) is a local speciality on La Gomera, it’s like what Maple Syrup is to Canadians. The syrup is ethically produced from the sap of palm trees and is prolifically used in La Gomeran cooking. In this lunch dish I had roast lamb braised in miel de palma, but not before we had enjoyed a starter of baked cheese drizzled with the same syrup – delicious !’ – @lc_bastock #lpInstaTakeover #travel #LaGomera

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 17, 2017 at 12:06AM

‘Driving around La Gomera’s winding roads that swoop through valleys and climb steep, sheer cliff edges can be a slightly nerve-racking experience. But sweaty palms were soon forgotten when the arid shrublands blossomed into these Jurassic Park-esque vistas. With every turn you’ll want to hop out the car to take in these gorgeous green views from every angle!’ – @lc_bastock #lpInstaTakeover #travel #LaGomera

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 16, 2017 at 07:03AM

This week’s #lpInstaTakeover is from #LonelyPlanet Assistant Editor Louise Bastock, (@lc_bastock), who is going to be sharing some snaps from her recent trip to La Gomera, Canary Islands with @lagomeratravel! ‘Few people have heard of La Gomera because it’s often overshadowed by big sister #Tenerife. But what La Gomera lacks in size, it more than makes up for in stunning landscapes. Looking out from this glass bottomed viewpoint was breathtaking, with views across the cute, colourful houses of Agulo below and over the ocean to Mount Teide which appears as though it’s floating on the clouds.’ – @lc_bastock. Stay tuned this weekend for more. #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 15, 2017 at 11:05PM

This week’s #lpfanphoto is by @horizonbackpackers who took this explosive shot of an erupting Volcán de Fuego from the top of a (non-erupting) Volcán #Acatenango in #Guatemala. Where have you captured your best pic? — Every Friday we regram a #lpfanphoto. Tag your best #travel shots for a potential feature. Happy travels! #lonelyplanet

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 14, 2017 at 11:31PM

This week’s #mylpguide is from @elsastivalet who’s about to embark on a two month trip around #SouthKorea. Where are your must see spots? — Every Thursday we regram a #mylpguide flatlay shot. Tag yours for a potential feature. Happy travels! #travel #lonelyplanet

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 14, 2017 at 09:30AM

Here’s #LonelyPlanet destination editor @masovaida checking out the view on a recent trip to #Egypt…the Pyramids of #Giza. Have you ever been lucky enough to see one of the world’s wonders? #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 13, 2017 at 06:45AM

​#LonelyPlanet writer Marika McAdam was recently on assignment in #Thailand with @GoPro where she left the busy cities and beaches behind to go hiking in Si Phang Nga National Park. Check out the full video via the link in our bio. #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 12, 2017 at 09:12PM

#LonelyPlanet writer, @simonrichmond, is currently on assignment exploring #Russia. He took this stunning shot as the sun set over the #GreaterCaucasus Mountains with the moon rising in the background. This section of the mountains run along the border between Georgia and Russia. He described the view as “worth every ruble and the altitude headache”. #LPinRussia

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 11, 2017 at 09:11AM

‘The density of people living in #HongKong is astonishing! I was in the city visiting friends after spending a few weeks working in Japan, so I was looking forward to a break from all the photography. This didn’t last long, as I felt I had to get my camera gear out and shoot this amazing building!’ @thefella. And that’s a wrap for this #lpInstaTakeover from #lpPathfinders member @thefella. Follow his adventures via his feed. #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 10, 2017 at 11:00PM

‘#Burma (#Myanmar) is one of my favourite countries in the world. The people are incredibly friendly and helpful, and it’s relatively untouched by tourism, or at least it was a few years ago. My particular highlight was #Bagan, with it’s plain of seemingly endless temples (in fact, over 2200 of them). I spent a few days here and managed to get lucky with the sunset one evening.’ @thefella #lpInstaTakeover #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 10, 2017 at 12:38PM

‘The limestone karst mountains of southern #China are just so picturesque. I was casually photographing a little stream when seemingly out of nowhere, this elderly Chinese man came cycling past me. I jumped up from the stream and went running down the track, frantically photographing trying to nail the composition and capture the moment.’ – @thefella #lpInstaTakeover #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 10, 2017 at 03:10AM

‘The Yi Peng Festival in northern #Thailand involves thousands of lanterns being lit and floating up into the night sky. It also coincides with the Loi Krathong Festival, where candles are floated down a river. The combination of these festivals is truly an iconic sight to behold!’ – @thefella #lpInstaTakeover #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 09, 2017 at 10:28AM

This weekend’s #lpInstaTakeover is from #lpPathfinders member @thefella who is going to be sharing some wanderlust-inducing shots from his recent trip to #Asia. ‘I’m a professional #travel photographer based in Europe, but I keep getting drawn back to Asia. Whether it’s the landscapes, architecture or culture, there’s always something amazing to photograph in this continent! This fantastic, colourful office block was taken earlier this year when I was exploring #Tokyo. More photos from around Asia to come this weekend!’ – @thefella.

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 09, 2017 at 02:31AM

This week’s #lpfanphoto is by @joyosity who took this shot at the Musée d’Orsay in #Paris. Where’s your fave city? — Every Friday we regram a #lpfanphoto. Tag your best #travel shots for a potential feature. Happy travels! #lonelyplanet

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 07, 2017 at 11:10PM

This week’s #mylpguide is by @annemarier88 who’s heading off to #CostaRica soon. What are your top tips for her trip? — Every Thursday we regram a #mylpguide flatlay shot. Tag yours for a potential feature. Happy travels! #travel #lonelyplanet

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 07, 2017 at 09:03AM

Canadian Prime Minister @JustinpjTrudeau reflects on the importance of #travel and shares his tips for seeing #Canada in all its 150 year glory in a #LonelyPlanet exclusive. Read more via the link in our bio.
Photo: Prime Minister Trudeau with his family enjoying a spectacular view of the Canadian #Rockies, #BritishColumbia © Adam Scotti / PMO.

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 07, 2017 at 03:06AM

Check out our Instagram story today for a rather colourful tour of Old San Juan from #LonelyPlanet Local @melissawriting. Here’s a sneak peek: ‘This is how 496-year-old Spanish Colonial Old San Juan looks like from the water— spellbinding, vibrant, almost mythical. These are the fabled Colours of Old San Juan.’ Check out our #lpstory for more! #lplocal #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 07, 2017 at 12:18AM

#lonelyplanet writer @fergb1963 is currently at the Four Peaks Range in #NewZealand as the winter snow starts to coat the summits. Where have you seen the best mountains? #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 06, 2017 at 02:02AM

Our #travel experts have embarked on a mission like no other, to tour the globe and bring you the world’s best destinations for beer lovers. The result? Our brand new book: Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour which is on shelves (and available at our online shop) now.

So what better way to celebrate the release of our Global Beer Tour book than by creating our very own limited-edition craft beer? We’re proud to have teamed up with two of the trendiest breweries around, @northernmonkbrewco + @fieldworkbrewingco to produce our very own limited-edition IPA called Travel Notes. Find out more information via the link in our bio. #globalbeertour

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 04, 2017 at 09:56PM

#LonelyPlanet photographer, @kylieam, is luckily enough to be exploring #SanFrancisco on this beautiful Spring day. She captured this shot of the city’s iconic #GoldenGateBridge, which was designed in an art deco style by architects Gertrude and Irving Murrow and engineer Joseph B Strauss, Did you know that navy officals had preferred a hulking concrete span, painted with caution-yellow stripes, but didn’t get their way? #travel

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 02, 2017 at 01:47AM

This week’s #lpfanphoto is by Steph & Megan (@whywaitworld) who took this shot at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in #Tucson. Home to cacti, coyotes and palm-sized hummingbirds, this 98-acre ode to the #Sonoran Desert is one part zoo, one part botanical garden and one part museum. — Every Friday we regram a #lpfanphoto. Tag your best #travel shots for a potential feature. Happy travels! #lonelyplanet

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Lonely Planet: Travel Tips, Holiday Ideas, Backpacking and Vacation Inspiration – June 01, 2017 at 01:25AM

This week’s #mylpguide is by Josh (@jdcripps) who’s currently planning an adventure to #Canada in six weeks time. What should Josh add to his must-see list? — Every Thursday we regram a #mylpguide flatlay shot. Tag yours for a potential feature. Happy travels! #travel #lonelyplanet

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