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Join our #lpchat on Best in Travel 2018!

Join our #lpchat on Best in Travel 2018!

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To celebrate the start of a whole new year of travel opportunities, we’re kicking off 2018 with a Twitter chat themed around our Best in Travel list! Detailing the wheres, whens and whats of travel’s best offerings for the year ahead, Best in Travel is a go-to for tips, inspiration and ideas on all things adventure planning. In this Twitter chat, we’ll be talking about what makes the featured destinations so intriguing, what’s new in travel for 2018 and, of course, your Best in Travel-related travelling tales. There’ll be dramatic landscapes, cultural capitals and exploratory cruises, amongst plenty of topical travel inspo! Bring your best stories, pictures, tips and tricks, and meet us on Twitter at 16:30 GMT/ 8:30 PST on Thursday 1 Feb. See you there! The b
#TravelTheRainbow: Colorful destinations around the world

#TravelTheRainbow: Colorful destinations around the world

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The world is a colorful place, and if you’re not out there exploring it, then sometimes it’s easy to forget! So if you’re cooped up in an office staring out the window at a bleak and dreary winter scene, here are some destinations from across the globe to brighten up your day and inspire you to #TravelTheRainbow Red: Daigo-Ji Temple, Japan Not only is this temple an absolute beauty, but it’s also of huge cultural significance to Japan. It’s a designated World Heritage Site, and provides the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism a place of community and worship. For travelers, it’s an amazing sight to behold. It’s situated on a mountainside and surrounded by a wealth of nature to complement its deep red hues perfectly. A post shared by Yuliya A. #MyTravelGram (@selfish_girl) on Dec 20, 2017 a
Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa

Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many may have romance on their mind – and how better to enjoy time with a loved one than exploring the vast plains of Africa or relaxing on an Indian Ocean island? Here are Africa’s Top 6 most romantic properties, for 14th February as well as any other time of […] The post Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Announcing TravelCon: The World’s Premier Travel Event

Announcing TravelCon: The World’s Premier Travel Event

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At the end of 2015, I started a travel media school called Superstar Blogging. Since then, the community has grown to over 1,700 students learning blogging, vlogging, writing, and photography from some of the best minds in — and out of — the travel industry. I created the program so that people could learn the real, practical business skills needed to create a sustainable online business. Something that allows you to be your own boss, work from anywhere, and help people with over the long term. For a long time, I’ve dreamed of organizing a conference in conjunction with the program. Something that would take everything we have online and bring it to life. I want to bring our students, other travel bloggers, and industry experts together to learn, network, connect, and, overall, have a ton
Just back from: Dubai

Just back from: Dubai

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Kat exploring the breathtaking desert landscapes of Dubai © Kat Nelson Katharine Nelson, Regional Head of Marketing at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to Dubai. Tell us more… I decided that I wanted a slightly different Christmas in 2017 and a friend who grew up in Dubai invited me to stay with her and her parents for a week. The thought of sunshine in December swung it for me. Dubai had never been high on my list of cities to visit, but I’d never been to the Middle East and knew it would be great to see it with someone who grew up there as my guide. Defining moment? I was told we were going out for a relaxed, low-key evening to smoke some shisha and have a drink. But when I got out of the lift at the hotel I discovered this ‘casual’ rooftop bar had an incredible infinity pool
2018’s trending destinations

2018’s trending destinations

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New year, new you and new countries to tick off the list! With data from our customers and our own sense of wanderlust driving us forth, we’ve pulled together our most lusted after destinations for 2018. Some are old favorites making a resurgence, and some are new, unchartered territories calling out to be discovered…   1. Sri Lanka A post shared by Charlotte & Josh (@thespindrifters) on Jan 2, 2018 at 9:57pm PST Why? At the time of writing this, Sri Lanka is ahead of any other country in our customer poll. This tiny teardrop-shaped island in the Indian Ocean is the Asian hotspot of 2018, home to a diverse range of natural beauty and ancient wonders. It’s relatively new on the backpacker trail, and you travelers can’t get enough of its authentic culture and untouched landsca
The top 5 European ski resorts for couples

The top 5 European ski resorts for couples

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Heading away on a ski trip together with your loved one is guaranteed to be romantic. Discover snow-covered, enchanted kingdoms and let the open fires and candlelit dinners work their magic. Here are our top five European destinations to fall in love with. Escapism in Geilo Skiing in Norway is more relaxed than much of […] The post The top 5 European ski resorts for couples appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
A Lifetime of Hope and Regret

A Lifetime of Hope and Regret

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It’s easy to get lost. To look around and suddenly find yourself wondering how you got here — and why it seems so far from where you thought you’d be. What wrong turn did you take? Is there still time to go back and start again? To be the person you wanted to be? To do the things you want to do? One day becomes a year, which quickly turns into a decade. Before you know it, you’re miles from the life you imagined. “Tomorrow,” you say to yourself. “Tomorrow, I’ll fix things.” But tomorrow comes and goes and you continue down the same path, caught up in the surging river that is life. Reading entries for my round-the-world trip contest brought regret to the forefront of my mind. I saw so much of it from the strangers who entered; strangers who poured their heart out to me about loss, pain, s