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Husband From Real-Life “The Fault In Our Stars” Died After Meeting His Wife In July

We’ve all read the John Green bestseller or watched its movie adaptation and was absolutely devastated by the tragic ending. But if that got you all teary-eyed, here’s a real life story that will break your heart. How They Met Despite Doctor’s Warning Katie Prager, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, met her soulmate Dalton on Facebook back when they were 18. But Dalton despite his amazing personality and charming good looks had a deadly disadvantage:  he suffered from Burkholderia cepacia, a highly contagious infection for people with cystic fibrosis. The…

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Traveller talk: July 2016

Pilgrims in Lalibela, Ethiopia. © Philip Lee Harvey / Lonely Planet Each month our fab Thorn Tree moderators bring a few tasty morsels of community chat to the fore. This month’s menu includes: self-catering in Cuba; a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa; footwear; reading lists; discovering India by bike; and finding India in London. Our TT-ers are a very eclectic bunch. Self-catering in Cuba? The unusual topic of cooking in Cuba cropped up this month, which ttjpdo glowingly describes as ‘one of the best threads’ on the subject. While most users on the thread agreed that part of…

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LP Pathfinders: top posts from July 2016

A backpacker in the Namib Desert, Africa © Westend61 / Getty Images Our Pathfinders have been up to all sorts of adventures this month – from visiting a prison in the Philippines to discovering a modern-day Pompeii.  Spend a night with brown bears in Estonia; plan an outdoor escape in the Greek capital; and learn how to pack light when backpacking through the world’s second largest continent with July’s top travel blogs. Spending the night with brown bears in Estonia – Emily and Gregor If you go down to the woods today, you’re…

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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from July 2016

With the summer season in full swing in the northern hemisphere, Lonely Planet Pathfinders from all over the globe have been soaking up the rays. The result? This month’s Pathfinder Instagram round up which celebrates the perfect union of water and land coming together and the breathtaking views that compel us to fall deeper in love with our beautiful planet. Here are our selections for July. Landsort, Sweden A photo posted by Skye Class (@skyetravels) on Jul 12, 2016 at 12:10pm PDT ‘This is what my day looked like while in Landsort…

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12 vintage Fourth of July photos remind you why this country’s so darn great.

‘Merica. <br> Ah, the Fourth of July: the day Earth gave birth to the United States of America. If Americans have been good at doing one thing throughout the past 240 years, it’s been throwing amazing birthday bashes for the place we call home. Just check out these 12 vintage pics that prove that point nicely: 1. We’ve rocked sparklers in high heels like champs. Photo, taken in 1932, by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images. 2. We’ve created our own patriotic boy bands to commemorate the occasion. Photo taken in 1940…

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