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

Edinburgh skyline at dusk © @maketimetoseetheworld City skylines, natural wonders and dramatic viewpoints made this month’s round-up of the Pathfinder Instagrams that left us with severe wanderlust. From Edinburgh to Yucatán, these are the shots that are worth a second look. London, UK ‘While exploring Hackney I stumbled upon an historic tower with views over

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

This month’s round up includes a story of a memorable homestay experience in Sapa, Vietnam © chain45154 / Getty Images What a month it’s been for our intrepid Pathfinders community. During August we’ve been regaled with colourful stories of pilgrimages in Peru, lesser-known alcoholic tipples in Mexico and a peculiar pastime popular in the Netherlands.

August edition – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Which bustling capital city was once known as Edo? Find out in our quiz © Sean Pavone / Shutterstock Do you know which country the archipelago of Zanzibar belongs to? Or which US state has orange juice as its official beverage? Test your knowledge of travel trivia with the August edition of our monthly travel

epic hiking on New Zealand’s South Island – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

New Zealand is home to nine ‘Great Walks’: premier hiking tracks that pass through the country’s most spectacular scenery. The South Island in particular offers some the finest hiking in the world. We spent two weeks touring the island to get a taste of these pristine trails, several of which are featured in Lonely Planet’s

Manchester, Sardinia, Berlin and Goa – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Lonely Planet Magazine’s October issue is out now! © Lonely Planet October’s edition of Lonely Planet Magazine (UK) is out now! Featuring walking adventures in Jordan, a Croatian escape and a guide to the world’s tastiest food experiences, there’s plenty to get your mind wandering to far-flung corners of the globe. Be inspired to start

why wildlife watching is not just about the animals – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Wonderings: rambles through and reflections on travel… this month, James Kay explains why wildlife watching is a pleasurable pursuit even when the animals don’t show up © Joe Davis / Lonely Planet Hundreds of feet above us, a troop of howler monkeys swung through the canopy, their progress betrayed by a fall of leaves and