LonelyPlanet contributor, @king_roberto, recently trekked around the Navajo Loop Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park and observed the 'views to miles hiked ratio in Bryce is as good as anywhere'. We agree! #USA#travel
#LonelyPlanet Pathfinders, @atlasandboots, were recently out on the road exploring the stunning #GreatOceanRoad in #Victoria, #Australia. The most iconic sight and enduring image for most visitors to the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles provide a fitting climax to the journey. Jutting out from the ocean in spectacular fashion, these rocky stacks stand as if they've been abandoned to the ocean by the retreating headland. #LPpathfinders#travel
'#Mauritius is famous for its aquamarine waters, powdery-white beaches and, of course, luxury resorts – and we weren’t going to miss out on a spot of luxury! Our favourite Mauritian sunset was off the northern beach of Trou-aux-Biches. We enjoyed some of the most beautiful views of the Indian Ocean from this fantastic spot. No wonder #LonelyPlanet named Mauritius as one of their #BestinTravel for 2018!' - @atlasandboots -- That's all from Kia for this weekend's #lpInstaTakeover folks! Follow @atlasandboots for more amazing #travel shots.
'Another day and another gorgeous #beach in #Mauritius. This time it’s on the southeastern coast of the island near Blue Bay. The wildlife reserve of Blue Bay Marine Park surrounds Pointe d'Esny and Blue Bay at the more tranquil and less developed end of the island. This means that high-speed watercraft aren't allowed in the area allowing for quiet waters and gorgeous scenes like this.' - @atlasandboots#lpInstaTakeover#LonelyPlanet#travel
'The bizarrely shaped Crystal Rock off the southwestern coast near the Le Morne Brabant peninsula in #Mauritius. We took a boat trip to Ile aux Benitiers (Benitiers Island) during our stay. It's a fifteen minute ride across the reef that surrounds the peninsular at Le Morne. En route you’ll come across some some bizarre little 'blips' in the water such as Crystal Rock making for an amazing photo opportunity.' -- @atlasandboots#lpInstaTakeover#LonelyPlanet#travel
'The stunning and unique rocky crag of Le Morne Brabant Mountain seen from the reef that surrounds the peninsula. We climbed the mountain during our stay in #Mauritius. It took around 3-4 hours and involved some pretty challenging scrambling over some fairly steep rocks. The views from the top were, of course, unparalleled.' - @atlasandboots#lpInstaTakeover#LonelyPlanet#Travel
This weekend's #lpInstaTakeover comes from Kia, one half of @atlasandboots and #LonelyPlanet Trailblazer, who will be sharing some images from a recent trip to #Mauritius. -- 'At 812m (2,664ft), Le Pouce – or The Thumb, so named because of its thumb-shaped peak – is the third highest mountain in Mauritius. Throughout the hike there are striking views of the Moka Range including the country’s second highest peak, Pieter Both, with its uniquely shaped rock formation at the summit which resembles a human head.' - @atlasandboots -- Keep an eye on our feed this weekend for more of Kia's snaps! #travel
This week's #lpfanphoto comes from @jen__mcconnell who took this suitably spring-like shot in Lisse, a town in the western Netherlands 🌷 -- Every week we regram a #lpfanphoto. Tag yours for a potential feature!
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#LonelyPlanet's@chrismzeiher is currently on the road exploring #Japan. He snapped this shot of the famous symbol of Miyajima, the Floating Torii (shrine gate). Standing out in the bay and serving as the watery entrance to World Heritage shrine Itsukushima-jinja, this vermilion torii stands at 16m-tall. There has been a torii at this site since 1168, with the current gate dating from the late 1800s. #travel
'It’s easy to see why so many tourists visit the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine each year. This was one of my favorite areas to explore in #Kyoto. There are over 10,000 of these bright orange Torii gates that lead to the shrines that honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Each gate was donated by various individuals and businesses and walking through them was an adventure – they seem to continue on forever. Pictures just don’t do this place justice, you must visit!' – @fromheretosunday -- That's all for this weekend's #lpInstaTakeover! Follow @fromheretosunday for more #travel shots!
'A scene of buildings upon buildings, here’s a view of #Tokyo facing west towards Mount Fuji. From this shot, you can’t quite make out just how busy this capital city really is on the streets. The greater Tokyo area is said to have the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is amazing to see just how orderly and efficient this city is, especially with their well-organized public transit system. Beyond the infrastructure, the people are always what make a city come to life, and Japanese people are some of the friendliest I’ve met along my travels.' – @fromheretosunday#lpInstaTakeover#japan
'From the hustle and bustle of #Tokyo to the peaceful bamboo forest in #Kyoto and all the quaint towns in between, #Japan has so much to offer. Visiting this famous bamboo grove in #Arashiyama was one of the highlights of my trip. Given bamboo has strong roots, it is seen as a symbol of prosperity and strength in Japan. I felt so small walking through this green path, the early morning light shone down through the forest creating a magical setting everyone should experience.' - @fromheretosunday#lpInstaTakeover#travel
'Offering ample photo opportunities, Mount Fuji is a beautiful example of mother nature at her best. A truly stunning sight to see in person, #Fuji is an active volcano standing at 3,776 meters and is #Japan’s highest mountain. It has been worshipped for centuries as a source for artistic inspiration. We were very lucky to see it in all of its glory on what felt like a summer day, though I took this in late October. Maintaining its beauty through four distinct seasons, I would love to go back and admire it again during spring and winter.' – @fromheretosunday#lpInstaTakeover#travel
This weekend’s #lpInstaTakeover is from travel writer Monica Houghton (@fromheretosunday), who will be sharing pictures from her recent trip to #Japan. – 'Kon'nichiwa! My name is Monica, I’m from the US and am a travel writer. I’ve been working remotely for nearly 4 years now, and am a full-time traveler. Everyone I know that has been to Japan fell in love with it, so naturally my expectations were set high for my first trip. While I only scratched the surface of all there is to do, I really enjoyed exploring this futuristic, fast-paced and sophisticated nation. I am excited to share a glimpse of my travels throughout the cities and countryside!' - @fromheretosunday -- Keep an eye out this weekend for more of Monica's Japan snaps! #travel