• Opinion: Just say no to cross-generational travel

    Opinion: Just say no to cross-generational travel

    Lonely Planet editor Helen Elfer won’t be going on any family holidays this year. Or ever, in fact. When I read recently that ‘grown-up family holidays’ are on the rise, I felt a cold shot of panic hit the bottom of my stomach. I don’t know why – there’s absolutely no danger of me being …

  • Meet a traveller: Dave Cornthwaite, record-breaking adventurer and overland traveller

    Ever thought of taking a trip by recumbent tricycle? How about a stand-up paddleboard or skateboard? Meet a traveller who has: Dave Cornthwaite has travelled more than 16,000 miles by yacht, kayak, tandem bike and more for his Expedition1000 project, smashed records by skating from Perth to Brisbane, in between saying ‘yes’ a lot and …

  • Opinion: Want the perfect travel soundtrack? All you need is an album and an open road

    Listening to the radio last week, I was transported to a mountain road in Andalucía. No, it wasn’t Narnia-esque magic – a song had come on that perfectly connected me with my June holiday, instantly making me nostalgic for jasmine-scented air and white villages perched on impossible hillsides. The song was The Black Keys’ Bullet …

  • #LPCelebrazil: week 5

    And so we have it: the FIFA World Cup 2014 is over. There were record-breaking goals, shocking defeats and an endless supply of caipirinhas. Our author on the ground Kevin Raub was there to document the highs and lows of the tournament that had the world transfixed. Copacabana Fan Fest during ARG vs BRA. Image by …

  • Lost in translation: your ultimate tongue-tied travel moments

    Lost in translation, or a watersports call-to-arms? Image by Ajay Tallam / CC BY-SA 2.0   You’re feasting on local food, immersing yourself in a new culture, so it makes sense to try out the lingo. But it only takes a few slips of the tongue to mumble nonsense or insult the locals… We asked our fans …

Opinion: Just say no to cross-generational travel

Opinion: Just say no to cross-generational travel

Lonely Planet editor Helen Elfer won’t be going on any family holidays this year. Or ever, in fact. When I read recently that ‘grown-up family holidays’ are on the rise, I felt a cold shot of panic hit the bottom of my stomach. I don’t know why – there’s absolutely no danger of me being …

Meet a traveller: Dave Cornthwaite, record-breaking adventurer and overland traveller

Ever thought of taking a trip by recumbent tricycle? How about a stand-up paddleboard or skateboard? Meet a traveller who has: Dave Cornthwaite has travelled more than 16,000 miles by yacht, kayak, tandem bike and more for his Expedition1000 project, smashed records by skating from Perth to Brisbane, in between saying ‘yes’ a lot and …

Opinion: Want the perfect travel soundtrack? All you need is an album and an open road

Listening to the radio last week, I was transported to a mountain road in Andalucía. No, it wasn’t Narnia-esque magic – a song had come on that perfectly connected me with my June holiday, instantly making me nostalgic for jasmine-scented air and white villages perched on impossible hillsides. The song was The Black Keys’ Bullet …

#LPCelebrazil: week 5

And so we have it: the FIFA World Cup 2014 is over. There were record-breaking goals, shocking defeats and an endless supply of caipirinhas. Our author on the ground Kevin Raub was there to document the highs and lows of the tournament that had the world transfixed. Copacabana Fan Fest during ARG vs BRA. Image by …

Lost in translation: your ultimate tongue-tied travel moments

Lost in translation, or a watersports call-to-arms? Image by Ajay Tallam / CC BY-SA 2.0   You’re feasting on local food, immersing yourself in a new culture, so it makes sense to try out the lingo. But it only takes a few slips of the tongue to mumble nonsense or insult the locals… We asked our fans …

#LPCelebrazil: week 4

It’s been a record-breaking, nail-biting week in Brazil: the World Cup 2014 semi-finals left the world speechless and the host nation’s pride in tatters. Our on-the-ground author Kevin Raub witnessed it all. Fortaleza Fan Fest during BRA vs COL. Image by Kevin Raub / Lonely Planet THE LATEST FROM BRAZIL Kevin’s been in and amongst …

Meet a traveller: Alex Chacón of Around the World in 360°

If you don’t know who Alex Chacón is then you aren’t one of the 8.6 million people who have seen Around the World in 360°. At the beginning of his adventure, Alex sold everything he had, including his car, TV and clothes and left his hometown of El Paso Texas with nothing to return to and has been …

Join our festivals chat on Twitter at #LPChat

Chhath Puja festival, Kolkata. Image by Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine How do I take part? 1. Follow @lonelyplanet and the hashtag #LPChat on Twitter on Thursday 17 July from 10-11am GMT+1/7-8pm EST. 2. Questions will be ordered Q1, Q2, Q3 etc. To answer Q1, begin your tweet with A1. For Q2, A2 and so on. 3. Add …

Opinion: for a flight of the imagination, choose a small plane

Fresh from a short hop across the English Channel, Lonely Planet editor James Kay explains why a yo-yoing flight in a light aircraft always trumps a First Class seat in a jumbo jet. Travelling in a light aircraft allows you to get a lot closer to the action. Image by James Kay / Lonely Planet …

#LPCelebrazil: week 4

Here in the Lonely Planet offices, we’ve been as glued to the ups and down of the world’s biggest football tournament as our fans have. Our eyes remain firmly fixed on Brazil as all the drama of the quarter-finals gets set to unfold. Inside the stadium at Belo Horizonte. Image by Kevin Raub THE LATEST FROM BRAZIL …