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Looking to for a Bucks County Tree Company?

Look no further! the Best in Bucks County Tree services is just around the corner. When your searching for the best. Call these guys.  Seriously...this is the best company with all the trimmings, PUN intended. I had a serious landscape issue and these guys were the right to call. Read more...


Why ScottPac.com is the Ultimate Physician Assistant Blog

Are you a medical practitioner looking for additional knowledge from online websites? You can garner knowledge through traditional books or fellow physicians when you need some assistance regarding your profession but that may not be reliable. How about getting exclusive information from Physician assistant blog which is just a click away? No travel required! Read more...


Reading Plumbers are Amazing

The best Plumbers in Reading, PA

I had recently visited the Reading , Pa are had a discussion with a very nice Gentleman during my stay.  We were discussing what we did for a living and he explained to me that he is Reading Plumbers, and has been since birth. This man had been born and raised a plumber from the time he could remember until today. His family tree is cluttered with plumbers from every generation. Read more...


Philadelphia Emergency Plumbers

24 Hour Emergency Plumber in Philadelphia

Although this is a travel blog and I love to talk about travel, I have a quick little article here for the Hotel owners in the city of Philadelphia. I recently stayed at the Crown Plaza in Philly and they had a pipe burst. The emergency Plumbers that came to repair the massive pipe that was spewing from the kitchen area were extremely professional. Read more...


Getting some New Carpeting

Hotel Cambodia Online is getting a Fresh new Floor! I am looking for a new theme that will go with what I have envisioned in my head to be Hotel Cambodia. I first thought of this while talking with my friend who owns  a Bucks County Carpet company in Langhorne. He and I were discussing a customer of his and then I said, I need some new carpet! (lol obviously talking about a new Theme) Read more...


Going Ireland...Erin Go Bragh!

Ireland Family Trip

Yesss! I have just booked a trip to Ireland! I am so excited!

I am going to Ireland come September. I'm going with my Parents and my sister and her husband. I had gotten a great deal thanks to my cousin. The price is not bad and I am paying for my parents trip. My Brother-in-law owns his own plumbing company and he is paying his own way. But I am sure he could use some spending cash,  check out is site here Philadelphia plumbers. Tell him I sent you, then I can get him to treat me to dinner one night...lol! Read more...


Flickr challenge: ‘Contemplation’ theme results

Our weekly Flickr competitions are an opportunity for talented travel photographers to enter their most fitting image for a specified theme. After a week for submissions, participants are given a further week to cast votes on their favourite photos before voting closes and the results are announced.

The latest challenge was ‘Contemplation’. Let’s take a look at the best shots.

This week’s winner

man in misty train - Bartek Baracz

A passenger lost in thought on a Polish train © Bartek Baracz

This atmospheric photo from Bartek Baracz was captured on a train travelling across Poland. We love the quality of the sunlight as it seeps through the carriage windows, creating patterns and reflections across the shiny interior surfaces. The image composition gives us a wonderful sense of perspective, yet constantly draws focus back to our mysterious train companion.

This week’s runners-up

No title - oarranzli

Contemplating life in the Medina, Morocco © oarranzli

The Medina of Fez makes a great backdrop for this candid shot of everyday life, taken by oarranzli. We like examining the small details in the photo, like the makeshift chair used by our friend with the mule, and trying to work out whether the two subjects have been recently engaged in conversation with each other.

Deep thoughts - ashokum2

Deep thoughts on the face of a fellow traveller © ashokum2

What a striking portrait from ashokum2! The use of close-up really emphasises the subject’s facial expression and the incredible texture of her skin as it catches the light. We’re quite intrigued by the sort of thoughts which might produce such a look of concentration, and we hope ashokum2 had the opportunity to sit awhile and find out.

Contemplation - rovinglight

Contemplation from a window ledge in Nepal © rovinglight

Another arresting portrait, this time from rovinglight. The tight angle doesn’t give away much about the surrounding streets of Kathmandu where the shot was taken, but it certainly centres our interest on the subject. The composition of this photo is also particularly clever, as the window’s edge provides a perfect frame for our thinker.

Solitude - Square Lamb

A pensive pooch watches the spray in Spain © Square Lamb

Square Lamb features in the top images again with this shot from Seville in the springtime. We like the contrast between the shaded foreground area and the bright sunlight, caught in mid-air by the fine spray of water. We wonder what the canine observer is thinking about, and whether a trip through the mist is on the cards!

Contemplation - alfieianni

A lone monk in thought by the water, Cambodia © alfieianni.com

We appreciate the simple composition in this shot from alfieianni.com, taken in Phnom Penh. The splashes of colour from the monk’s bright robe and the golden flagpole base immediately catch the attention. Afterwards, our focus is free to wander into the blurred distance, mirroring the gaze of our thoughtful subject.

Jahangir Mahal. Orchha, India - jafsegal

Thought-provoking views in Orchha, India © jafsegal

This image of the Jehangir Mahal was taken by jafsegal, and we can’t imagine a more evocative capture of this incredible citadel. The warm orange tones of the shot are beautifully complemented by the rich fuchsia of the observer’s dress. With an amazing view like that, we’re not surprised she seems to have a faint smile on her face.

This week’s staff pick

peace of mind - Tbhadra

Serenity extending to the horizon across the Bay of Bengal © T.bhadra

Our staff pick is this otherworldly image from T.bhadra, taken on Sagar Island in West Bengal. The pastel colour palette blurs the lines between shore, sea and sky, blending them all into a single impression of tranquillity and contemplation. We’re impressed by how well this shot captures the sense of space and calm one invariably feels at the seashore, and we almost envy the sadhu his spot on the sand.

You can check out all the entries on our leaderboard. Next week’s theme is ‘Coffee’. Interested in taking part? Visit our Flickr challenge page to find out more!

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&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge reopens in South Africa

The old family favourite &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, which sits on a big five private game reserve that shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park in South Africa, has re-opened following a US$ 2 million rebuild and refurbishment. The brilliant transformation and elegant new look has kept Ngala’s genteel and romantic safari feel but enhanced the guest offering.
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What do you typically ask for when staying at a hotel — a few extra pillows? A toothbrush or phone charger if you left yours at home?

One traveler goes well beyond such reasonable requests on his business trips, asking … Keep reading!

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Join our family city trips #LPchat on Twitter!

#LPchat: family city adventures

We know your little explorers-in-training love to get out there and see the world, but equally we understand that travelling with children presents its own set of travel challenges. Which is why we’ve loaded our latest free ebook with tonnes of travel tips and tricks to help you through your next city adventure with the kids!

And to celebrate its launch, our next #LPchat will be all about family city trips. Whether you’d like to show the kids the bright lights of New York City or delve into the history in Rome, bring your best family travel tips and pics to our next #LPchat on Wednesday 20 April 2016 – our favourite tweeter will win a copy of Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist colouring book and a Lonely Planet travel guide of their choice. 

How do I take part?

  1. Follow @lonelyplanet and the hashtag #LPchat on Twitter on Wednesday 20 April from 8pm BST/12pm PST.
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  3. Add #LPchat to all of your tweets during the Twitter chat, so others (including @lonelyplanet) can see what you’re saying.
  4. Bring your best tips for family travel tips!

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Lonely Planet Kids aims to kick-start the travel bug and open kids’ eyes and minds to the world around them. Through it, we hope to share our love of travel, our sense of humour and our continual fascination with what makes the world the diverse and magnificent place it is. Follow us at @LPKids and check out our full range of kids titles here.

Visit our family travel page and Lonely Planet Kids site for inspiration, practical advice and resources for your little ones.

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Entrants must be 13 years old or over. Judges’ decision is final. Promoter: Lonely Planet Publications Ltd of 240 Blackfriars Rd, London, SE1 8NW, UK. The winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter. The winner must claim their prize and provide an address for delivery within 7 days of being notified, otherwise the judges may select another winner. Prize: A Lonely Planet book of your choice, up to the value of £20 and a copy of Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist colouring book. Subject to availability.

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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from January 2016


From the stark whiteness of Iceland in winter to the vibrant greens found in sun-kissed Bangladesh, it was all about colour in this month’s roundup of our Pathfinders’ top Instagrams.

Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting captures from our Pathfinders community. Here are our selections for January.

Istanbul, Turkey

‘Taken just days after the bombings in Istanbul, this is the everlasting beauty of the Blue Mosque, one of those places that you’ve just got to see with your own eyes regardless of what’s going on around you.’ – Macca, A Brit and Abroad.
Why we like it: We love the angle of this shot, and the way it captures the contrast of the warm glow of the lighting against a backdrop of moody shades.

Thingvellir National Park, Iceland


Iceland at the start of the new year was a blanket of snow. I thought it might wash the photos out but the beautiful blues of the rivers make for a stunning contrast.’ – Daniel, Dan Flying Solo.
Why we like it: There’s no doubt that Iceland has some epic landscapes to its name, and this aerial shot showcases just one of them. We like how the contrast in the deep blues against the stark whites help depict the full force of nature. It also makes us feel a little chilly!

Black Rock City, Nevada

A photo posted by A:M (@violetspring) on

‘Amidst this grape-like haze, this magical moment was captured at Burning Man 2015. During this event, as dusk laid its blanket across the sky it would personify the calm before the storm- allowing moments of beautiful, quiet reflection before nights laced with wickedly wonderful behaviour. It was a personal and spiritual experience that will stay with me always and has taught me the essence of being completely consumed by the moment.’ – A, TRPN.
Why we like it: We love the shades of colour captured in this photo and how they progressively deepen, which gives us a sense of calm amidst the busy event.

Andalucia, Spain

‘There is some magic in finding the right spot for sunset when you are road tripping your way around a new region. Gibraltar’s presence, a unique UK redoubt in the Southern tip of Spain, stands out as lights dim. So close and yet so far.’ – Inma, A World to Travel.
Why we like it: The contrast in the busy Spanish road against the darkness of the mountains and the (very still) rock of Gibraltar in the background, all bought together under a tremendous sunset. The colours really pop out of this shot.

Hum Hum Waterfall Park, Bangladesh

As we waded knee deep through the fresh waters of the park with our guide, our journey was full of joyous moments as the sun kept popping through the trees’ leaves in the sky. I kept back from the group for a minute to soak the natural beauty of Bangladesh up and snap this uplifting shot.’ – Alice, Teacake Travels.
Why we like it: This capture makes us want to reach for our passports, immediately. We love the way the sun filters into this shot which brings out out the gorgeous greens of the lush forestry and an overall element of fantasy.  

For your chance to be featured in our next round up, sign up to Lonely Planet Pathfinders – our programme for travel-loving bloggers and social content creators. In the meantime, you can get more Instagram inspiration by following @lonelyplanet.

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