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#LonelyPlanet photographer, @kylieam, recently snapped this beautiful shot of Multnomah Falls at Columbia River Gorge, #USA. Cleanly dividing #Oregon and #Washington, this spectacular gorge was carved some 15,000 years ago by cataclysmic glaciers and floods. The region is filled with lovely waterfalls, agricultural bounties and fine wine tasting. However, a little tip from Kylie is to visit during the week if you want to skip the busy weekend crowds! #travel

"This image somewhat sums up the Galapagos experience with @lindbladexpeditions for me. The sea lion popping its head up from a warm foaming Pacific ocean with red Sally Lightfoot crabs just visible along the volcanic rocky shore at the bottom of the frame." - Andrew Peacock (@footloosefotography) This is the second post of this week-end's #lpInstaTakeover with Andrew, taken at

Albanian road trip: history behind the bunkers

Having spent nearly half of the 20th century isolated from the rest of the world, Albania remains somewhat a land of mystery, only recently making its way onto European travel itineraries as an offbeat and budget-friendly destination.<p>While ‘the land of eagles’ may be better known for its stormy …

The best of Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island may be a short ferry ride from Auckland but as the saying goes: it’s a world away. Here old-school beach shacks share the same stunning views as architect-designed mansions, and their millionaire inhabitants are usually indistinguishable from the vineyard workers and retired hippies …

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#LonelyPlanet writer, @raubontheroad, is currently on the road in #Brazil where he snapped this stunning shot of the ocean peeking through a gap in the sand dunes of #CanoaQuebrada. The coast southeast of Fortaleza has many fine beaches, a lot of them backed by dunes, but is increasingly developed and built up. It's not until you reach the environs of Canoa Quebrada, 140km from the city, that the coast starts to regain its natural majesty. Once a tiny village cut off from the world by its huge, pink sand dunes and beloved of early hippie travelers, Canoa Quebrada today has shifted towards a more family-oriented beach spot, and it's a favorite destination of daily van tours from Fortaleza. But the craggy, eroding sand cliffs and the large dune expanses still lend Canoa that elemental, otherworldly feel for which it's famous. With numerous good pousadas and restaurants, and varied outdoor activities easily available, it's an enjoyable spot to relax for a few days. #travel

#LonelyPlanet contributing photographer, @kylieam, took this shot of Peyto Lake along the Ice Fields Parkway of #Canada’s #Banff National Park. Of the thousands of national parks scattered around the world today, Banff, created in 1885, is the third oldest. Situated on the eastern side of the #CanadianRockies, this park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site 1984, for its exceptional natural beauty coupled with its manifestation of important glacial and alluvial geological processes. #travel (Photographer’s Twitter: @KayMc_Laffers)

La Roche Percee - the rock with the hole through it! Captured in Bourail, #NewCaledonia by #lonelyplanet writer @yuricraig. This is one of the two famous rock formations here; the other being Le Bonhomme, 'shaped like a tubby man'. #islands #travel

More crafty cutouts from @paperboyo (Rich McCor) for #lpkids (our brand for little explorers). This one in #Paris #France. Hats off to Rich who has just featured on the awesomely addictive @boredpanda. A bit more context from Rich: "This a new one from my trip to Paris at le weekend When the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre, the museum shut down for nine days, the French bor­der was closed and all depart­ing ships and trains were searched. The mystery wasn't solved until two years later though, when the thief turned out to be Vin­cenzo Perug­gia, a car­pen­ter who had been working at the museum and knew all the exits and escape routes. Perug­gia had even helped build the glass case that the Mona Lisa was displayed in, so he knew how to get the paint­ing out. At closing time, he hid in a broom closet and then walked out an exit after dark hold­ing the Mona Lisa under his coat!' For more creations from Rich, check out his handle @paperboyo. To learn more about Lonely Planet Kids (#lpkids) click the link in our bio. #travel #louvre #boredpanda

This week's #mylpguide is from @dcarlo7 who is heading to the Yucatán Peninsula in #Mexico soon! Any hidden gems to share that will help his with his planning? -- Every Thursday we regram a #mylpguide shot. Tag yours for a potential feature! #travel #lonelyplanet #lp

#LonelyPlanet Destination Editor @go2mattphillips gets around a bit. This lucky man is now here. Awful, huh? Just awful. (Cue, sarcastic wink.) This beautiful setting was captured in #SantaMarta, #Colombia, #SouthAmerica. Matt's been taking a few pics during his trip thus far. If you're interested see more of this part of the globe check out his feed. #alwaystravelling #gadvcolombia #lpincolombia