Mat Pett

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Europe's greatest seaside escapes

The greatest seaside escapes are usually the ones that nobody else knows about: the ones down the mile-long sandy trail, the ones at the bottom of the rickety steps, the ones you have to inflate a dinghy and paddle to.<p>But even the most well-known places can feel intimate if you time it right. Plan …

Top 5 tropical islands

Coconut palms and aquamarine waters are only the beginning – <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine takes you to five very different island escapes, from diving adventures to luxury on a lagoon.<p>The Seychelles: the one for pristine beaches<p>The beaches of the Seychelles really do live up to the superlatives …

Big Announcement and Big News Coming Today

Come back to the blog later today, where I will post the big news and announcement! I’m so excited to tell you and show you this new thing… and maybe …

Luxury last minute hotel deals & city breaks - Our monthly top picks

We only feature hotels that have been tried, tested and recommended by our travel experts.

Name the famous lakes – quiz answers

<b>Image one:</b> Lake Como, Italy<b><br>Fancy a trip?</b> How to do the Italian lakes on a budget<p><b>Image two:</b> Windermere, Lake District, England<b><br>Fancy a trip?</b> Find places to stay, eat, drink, the best walks and attractions in our interactive guide to the Lake District<p><b>Image three:</b> Lake Baikal, Russia<b><br>Fancy a trip?</b> A …

The best budget hotels in Venice

An expert guide to the best cheap hotels in Venice, including the top affordable places to stay for canal views, boutique style and Venetian charm, in locations near to St Mark's Square, the Accademia and Rialto markets.<p><i>All prices cited are starting rates for double rooms, based on two people</i> …

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Top 5 Ducati SportClassics

For a motorcycle that only sold in small numbers and was produced for just five years, the Ducati SportClassic generates a remarkable amount of press. It’s virtually impossible to find a good condition example on the secondhand market, and if you do find one, you’ll have to pay handsomely for the …

Stone Walled Home with Wow Factor

• 1 |<p>A home like this is clearly designed to suit warm, low wind climates–lets face it, there would be newspapers, scatter cushions and possibly even …

Easy, Children’s DIY Storage Ideas

Having children is one of the biggest joys in life, but the chaos and disorganization that comes with them isn’t. Keep the mess at bay by creating …

12 Ways To Use IKEA's Bekvam Spice Racks All Over the House

Years ago, IKEA's super cheap (a mere $4) BEKVAM spice rack began making appearances repurposed in children's rooms to hold and display books. The …

22 Dramatic Gothic Bathroom Designs Ideas

Gothic style is a very exquisite one, though it’s not the most popular one, I think that these interiors are truly refined! We’ve already told you of …

Modern City Escape: Imposing House on the Hill in Lima

<b>House on the Hill</b> was recently completed by architect <b>Jose Orrego</b> of <b>Metropolis</b>, a Peru-based studio. The modern approach for this 950 square meter …

Elegant Napkin Rings That Add Style To Your Tabletop

Why are napkin rings always an afterthought? I’ll admit it–the napkin rings I’ve acquired during my lifetime have been gifts. I love a clean, …

Minimalist Bathroom Sink With an Almost Surreal Appearance: Kub Basin

This minimalist bathroom sink captured our attention with its almost surreal look. The master-mind behind the futuristic bathroom item is Bulgarian …

Five Areas of Your Home that Look Great Dressed in Tile

When I was in third grade my fellow classmates and I received the news that our school was going through a divorce of sorts. This small community …

French Industry at No. 40 in Copenhagen

Danes seeking a break from honeyed wood and soft Gustavian grays can find refuge at No. 40 Copenhagen. The ultimate retro-modern man cave, the shop …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Top Pin of the Day: A Luxurious and Formal Dining Room

Today's top pin is a formal dining with luxurious details. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>The luxe formality of the Florida dining room is enhanced by designer Marshall Watson's Dougherty table, inlaid with ebony, for Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman. Romo linen …

Dining Rooms

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We have featured Brit photographer Jake Curtis before but don’t you just love it when you revisit a website to find so much more. My photographer …

The One Item You Already Own That Can Prevent Painting Mistakes

Stock up on this one item when you start your next painting project.<p>Unless you're an expert with a brush, you're likely to create at least a small amount of spillage when you're painting your house. But, thanks to this easy trick, you can keep your floors clean and walls drip-free without even …

12 Decorating Do's and Don'ts From Top Designers

No rules — but timeless, unforgettable advice. Twelve designers share their favorite words of wisdom.<p><b>Don't: Use White Decor If You Have Kids or Pets</b>"If you have pets or children, white rugs and upholstery are just not in the cards. People love the way they look but never realize that you have to …

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Modern House with Hipped Glass Roof in Japan

This clean-lined house designed by Naoi Architecture in collaboration with <b>Design Office</b> caught our attention, therefore we decided to share this …

Reinterpreted Traditional Caribbean Architecture in a Modern Way

<b>Kamique</b> is the pure expression of luxury, a complex of traditional Caribbean villas reinterpreted in a modern way by the architectural firm LHSA+DP. …

Lonely Planet's top 10 best value stays for 2014

Amazing experiences aren’t reserved for unlimited budgets. These characterful places to stay around the world offer comfort and charm in superlative settings - all of them are well under US$100 per night, and plenty have dorm beds for only a few dollars. Here are our top 10 wallet-friendly hotels …