"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller

Few things can change your perspective on life the way that a true adventure can. With gas prices going up, air fares climbing, and new luggage fees, travel is getting harder than ever, but it is still possible and just as necessary.

To encourage the adventuring spirit we want to know how you handle this new age of travel. Share your travel skills, secrets, and tips, or just explain a classic technique well. Whether it's a jungle trek or a weekend drive to Grandma's, how do you do it?

Enter the Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest and win some sweet books from Lonely Planet to help you plan your next journey, wherever it may be!

Your entries can cover any aspect of modern travel. How do you keep the kids occupied during long car trips? How do you pack light and avoid checking luggage? How do you explore foreign lands, see awesome sights, and not come back with a pile of debt?

Traveling for less means traveling smarter, so share your clever tips!

(Full contest information and official rules)

The Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest is closed.

25 Prizes

First Prize (3 winners)

Choice of Cities, Asia, or Africa photo book, Bluelist 2008: The Best in Travel, choice of a Lonely Planet guidebook, and an Instructables t-shirt.

Second Prize (10 winners)

Bluelist 2008: The Best in Travel, choice of Lonely Planet guidebook, and an Instructables t-shirt.

Third Prize (12 winners)

Choice of Lonely Planet phrasebook and an Instructables patch and stickers.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jun 1, 2008 and Jul 6, 2008 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.