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Classic adventures. Epic discoveries. Lonely Planet looks after temporarily-grounded travellers!


With many countries slowly emerging from national lockdowns, world-leading travel media brand Lonely Planet has today launched a range of resources to be enjoyed at home - both throughout the pandemic and beyond.

Homebound travel lovers can delight in the world with the launch of Lonely Planet TV (tv.lonelyplanet.com), which will transport sofa-surfers to remarkable destinations via iconic programming, stunning cinematography and unique insights.

Brimming with intoxicating culture, unique cuisine, and extraordinary landscapes, Lonely Planet TV features every episode of the much-loved GlobeTrekker show ever made, plus Treks in a Wild World, Planet Food and many more.

These much-loved shows, hosted by a gambit of experienced and Oscar-nominated travellers are available in their entirety here for the first time with over 350 episodes of award-winning travel shows.

Travel lovers can access the full suite for free until 1st June.

After that, fantastic membership options will include exclusive discounts on Lonely Planet guidebooks as well as unrestricted access to the Lonely Planet Guides app and Lonely Planet TV’s full offering.

Lonely Planet has added fantastic new features to its Guides app, including the ability to scan your physical guidebooks to access all their cities content and Magic FX augmented reality that automatically converts prices into different currencies by simply pointing your phone’s camera at it.

“At Lonely Planet, we have always focussed on the needs of the traveller,” said Lonely Planet CEO Luis Cabrera.

“Though travel plans may be uncertain for many of us, we’re excited to bring the world into people’s homes and onto their devices via Lonely Planet TV. We know that the outlook for travel is changing every day. Lonely Planet’s mission is to be there at every step of the journey, from dreaming until it’s time to hit the road again.”

In addition to this, Lonely Planet at Home, a free PDF eBook range, also available from today from lonelyplanet.com/campaign/LonelyPlanetatHome, is packed with tips and activities to help navigate the recently altered aspects of daily life at home: Kids, Recipes and Wellbeing.

Readers can navigate the new normal with:

  • Lonely Planet at Home: Kids features fun and educational tasks and activities to keep little ones entertained while school’s out, from creating an origami fox to crafting your own set of Guatemalan worry dolls;

  • Lonely Planet at Home: Recipes will send your taste buds on a journey across continents with lip-smackingly good recipes which can be rustled up from basic store cupboard ingredients in your own kitchen. Featured recipes include the classic Tunisian wake-me-up, Shakshouka and West African one-pot wonder, chilli-spiked jollof rice; and

  • Lonely Planet at Home: Wellbeing includes ideas and exercises to help you steer through stressful times, from yoga stretches to alleviate neck pain through to pointers for backyard stargazing

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