I have to admit that whenever I’m in a bookstore I tend to gravitate towards the travel section and look at all the pretty copies of travel guides, especially Lonely Planet. I’ve even visited their headquarters in Berkeley, CA once and it was like going to the wanderlust’s mecca complete with angels trumpeting.


Pikeo, a new photo-sharing website, combines mapping and mobile technology allowing users to upload their photos via internet or mobile anywhere in the world to share them with their friends or publish them for the world. (via web)

But what’s SUPER exciting is that Pikeo and Lonely Planet have combined forces and have a photo-contest for travelers to submit their most unique and inspiring pictures of London, Paris, Barcelona and Istanbul… AND the 4 winners will have their picture chosen for the cover of Lonely Planet’s new ‘Encounter’ guildes to each city!!!

Not only that, the winner for each cover will receive a free trip to India, Russia, Morocco or Kenya.

To enter, simply click here to visit the competition page on Pikeo at http://lonelyplanet.pikeo.com and follow the instructions. Entries close on September 8th 2008.

Here’s some tips! (pdf)

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