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October edition – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Where in the world could you spot these two dapper gents? Find out in our quiz © Anders Blomqvist / Lonely Planet Do you know which sub-Saharan African country has Spanish as its official language? Or which Hindu celebration is known as the Festival of Lights? Test your knowledge of travel trivia with the October

Kyrgyzstan – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Megan snapping a selfie in front of otherworldly Kol-Suu Lake © Megan Eaves Megan Eaves, Destination Editor for North Asia, has recently returned from a trip to Kyrgyzstan. Tell us more… I spent a quick five days exploring the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan on a horse trek. Kyrgyzstan is an extremely mountainous country, and

In the studio with Lindsey Spinks, illustrator for Ancient Wonders

Lindsey hard at work in her studio © Lindsey Spinks Illustrating our new Lonely Planet Kids title, Ancient Wonders – Then & Now, was never going to be simple. It opens and folds to reveal in incredible detail what the ancient wonders of the world used to look like, from Angor Wat to Stonehenge. We

Join our Twitter #lpchat on Best in Travel 2019! – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Every year we release our Best in Travel list – a collection of 40 different destinations that we recommend travelling to in the coming year. From the best places to make your money go further, to the most epic new openings and national celebrations, it’s all on one handy list, just waiting to be ticked

top Instagrams from September 2018 – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

A lone springbok against the harsh landscape of the Skeleton Coast, Namibia © Anywhere We Roam Framing vast, arid landscapes, natural phenomena and intricate architectural designs, our Instagramming Pathfinders sure have been snap-happy this month. From the wild west African coast to inner-city Berlin, here are the shots that made us look twice. Bali, Indonesia

top posts from September 2018 – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

This month’s round up includes a story of a quest to sample the world’s best pie © Lesya Dolyuk / Shutterstock Another month, another banquet of engaging travel yarns provided by our globetrotting Pathfinders community, who, during September, have penned an exciting array of stories covering topics from nomadic sports in Kyrgyzstan to the street-art