February: The Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka

February: The Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a fairly small country but that doesn’t have any effect on the complicated monsoon mechanisms that play here. A complex situation rarely gives rise to a simpler solution, but hey, we’re in Sri Lanka. Two separate monsoon systems drain the island nation. This, in turn, gives tourists the opportunity to visit a […]

Taiwan: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Taiwan: The Ultimate Travel Guide

An underrated destination that should be on every globetrotter’s list, Taiwan offers a diverse landscape for travelers: a kingdom with stunning national parks for outdoor adventurers, a wide range of yummy local food to feast on, a liberal and progressive Asian society – Taiwan just became the first Asian country to legalise gay marriage –  […]

Taiwan – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Taiwan – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Louise at the Longshan Temple in Taipei © Louise Bastock Louise Bastock, Assistant Editor at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to Taiwan. Tell us more… When I used to think about Taiwan, the dominant images in my mind would be of its capital city Taipei, specifically the skyscraper-studded skyline against a blue or […]

Hiking Innsbruck: The Nordkette | Traveldudes.org

Hiking Innsbruck: The Nordkette | Traveldudes.org

The trip was called an „Adventure Trip“. But what would you call an adventure? An adventure to one, isn’t really an adventure for someone else. Was our trip an adventure? It’s up to you to decide! Our two days in Innsbruck were definitely a lot of fun! The conference came to an end and Innsbruck […]

A local’s guide to London

A local’s guide to London

Another installment of our ‘Local Insider Series’ – this time bringing good ol’ London into the limelight. Emma Beynon, Marketing Manager for BUNAC is a born and bred Londoner, and wanted to give us the goss on where’s hot in town nowadays. And she doesn’t just talk about east London. I count myself very lucky […]

best blogs, Instagram shots and videos from March 2019 – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

best blogs, Instagram shots and videos from March 2019 – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Where will our Pathfinders take you this month? © Alexander Ippolitov / Shutterstock From New York’s stunning street art scene to Siberia’s wild winter wonderlands, our Pathfinders have been jet-setting across the globe and have returned with ever more inspiring tales of their adventures. Check out March’s round-up of our favourite blogs, Instagrams and videos. […]

The Best Street Art in Barcelona

The Best Street Art in Barcelona

Barcelona is a hotspot for all up and coming graffiti artists, and the city is full of artistic creations born from spray paint and lain on walls. Attracting street art enthusiasts from all around the world, discover some of the best works of art below…   The Best Street Art in Barcelona Keith Haring @ […]

A local’s guide to Santiago

A local’s guide to Santiago

This time as part of our ‘Local Insider Series’ we asked Claudia, our Brochure Content Executive, to tell us all about Santiago. She studied there for 5 months on an exchange program (there and Paris, lucky gal), eating all the ice cream, drinking all the wine, and travelling around the country whenever she could.  Skyline […]

Samai Haider – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Samai Haider – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Samai and her travelling toddler hiking in Switzerland © Samai Haider This month our spotlight is on the incredible writer, traveller, economist, artist and photographer Samai Haider. Samai shares her travel stories on her self-titled blog and is living proof that travelling with young children is not only possible, but may just be the most […]

5 Reasons Why Croatia Makes for an Awesome Vacation

5 Reasons Why Croatia Makes for an Awesome Vacation

Not undiscovered but still a gem. “Croatia” – the name conjures something far away and exotic.  My first trip to East Europe. A visit to Diocletian palace and King’s landing!  The immigration officer at the Delhi international airport, however, shrugged when we told him our final port of destination, and added, “But why is everyone going […]