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LP Pathfinders: top posts from July 2016

Our Pathfinders have been up to all sorts of adventures this month – from visiting a prison in the Philippines to discovering a modern-day Pompeii.  Spend a night with brown bears in Estonia; plan an outdoor escape in the Greek capital; and learn how to pack light when backpacking through the world’s second largest continent with July’s top …

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A Little French Trip

Having returned from Kiev and Chernobyl with my radiation levels under control I set off for a driving trip through France and Italy with a group of friends. ▲ First it was Eurotunnel under the Channel then along the autoroute to Gevrey Chambertin. ◄ Yes we’re in wine country ▲ More driving, but now on […]

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Traveller talk: July 2016

Each month our fab Thorn Tree moderators bring a few tasty morsels of community chat to the fore. This month’s menu includes: self-catering in Cuba; a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa; footwear; reading lists; discovering India by bike; and finding India in London. Our TT-ers are a very eclectic bunch. Self-catering in Cuba? The unusual topic of cooking in Cuba cropped …

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Lonely Planet Kids: poetry competition

At Lonely Planet Kids we love poetry, especially poetry for children and especially poetry for children that relates to travel. So we asked Kirstie Pelling, a poet and co-author of the Family Adventure Project blog, to be our poet-in-residence for six months. Kirstie has been writing poems on a cities theme and we’ve been sharing …

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Kiev – the Capital of Ukraine

My recent travels to Ukraine featured a couple of days in Kiev, as well as pointing a gieger counter at Reactor 4 at Chernobyl. Kiev’s a surprisingly attractive city and there’s plenty to occupy a few days. ▲ Plenty of glittering Orthodox churches and cathedrals for a start. They don’t come much more golden and be-domed […]

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