It's hard to believe you could change the world, but it's true! We'll show you loads of awesome ways to help out family, friends, yourself and the planet - and show how you're never too young to make a big difference. Includes random acts of kindness, craft projects, energy-saving ideas and much more.
101 Small Ways to Change the World is a practical, fun and creative book to inspire you at home, school and in your local community and beyond. Remember, all big ideas start with just one person who decides to do things differently. You could be that person.
Ideas for Caring for Others include:
Talk to a new kid in class
Start an after-school club
Eat less meat
Donate clothes and food
Ideas for Caring for the Planet include:
Say no to plastic
Buy local food and drink
Plant a tree
Take a shorter shower
Ideas for Caring for Yourself include:
Love yourself and stand tall
Disconnect and get outside
Spend more time with family
Ancient Wonders - Then & Now introduces children to some of history's most famous civilisations and the amazing palaces, temples and buildings they created. In this interactive and fact-filled tour, kids will discover all about each man-made marvel, what it looks like today, and its influence on modern life.
Then, by opening the gatefolds and lifting flaps, they'll find out how these wonders were built, what they once looked like, and their role in ancient society. Kids will experience gladiatorial combat in Rome, a Chinese army built from clay, Cleopatra's sunken underwater palace, and lots more.
Calling all dinosaur experts! We need your help.
We've just received a crate of dinosaur fossils - and they need assembling! Fast! Can you find the right room for each skeleton and build them in time for the museum's big opening? There are five pop-up dinosaurs to put back together, including a Triceratops, Stegosaurus and T-rex. It's going to be roarsome!
Lonely Planet's Build Your Own Dinosaur Museum is an activity book with a difference, where you get to play chief palaeontologist. The museum rooms are ready, but there aren't any skeletons to display. It's up to you to figure out which one is which and where they need to go.
Fun, interactive and with lots of facts to discover, this book is perfect for any dinosaur fan, budding biologist or model maker.
Hazard hunters Eddie and Junko are exploring some of the most extreme environments on Earth! But don't worry, they have their dangermobile packed with gadgets to tackle everything they come across. Join them and discover the fires of erupting Stromboli, the world's fastest winds on Mt. Washington, Brazil's venomous snake island, and much more.
In this fascinating round-the-world adventure, you'll travel to 35 of the planet's most dangerous natural places. With a mix of photos and illustrations, amazing facts and danger stats, it's a fun and absorbing introduction to our wild and wonderful world.
Where does luggage go after check in? What happens in the control tower? How do planes actually fly? This interactive, lift-the-flap book takes you behind-the-scenes to uncover the hidden secrets of the airport - from a peek inside the cockpit to the hustle and bustle of departures.
In this follow-up to How Cities Work, we explore the earliest airports through to today's giant transport hubs and what airports could look like in the future. Packed with amazing facts and illustrations from James Gulliver Hancock, it'll surprise and delight readers young and old, ensuring they never look at air travel in the same way again.
Don't let the idea of travelling alone stop you from living out your dreams. Packed with tips and advice for before and during your travels, The Solo Travel Handbook gives you the confidence and know-how to explore the world on your own, whether you're planning a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or short city break. Developed with Lonely Planet's expert travel writers, it explains how and why individual travel is such a valuable and rewarding experience.
This handy board book is perfect for introducing very young children to the Spanish language. Coming in a convenient travel size, it features 12 words to learn - from sun and shoes to beach and book. Each word is accompanied with a beautiful illustration and pronunciation guide to make the vocabulary fun and easy to learn.
From Lonely Planet Kids, an imprint of the world's leading travel guide and phrasebook publisher, First Words Spanish is a great resource for families at home or on a trip.
And be sure to visit our First Words website, where you can use our free audio pronunciation guide to hear each word spoken out loud.
The art of colouring has been proven to enhance creativity, focus the mind and harness mindfulness. Now, unleash your inner wanderlust and bring to life the world's 100 greatest places, as voted by Lonely Planet's travel experts.
This is our bucket list. It's the 100 most thrilling, memorable, downright interesting places on this planet - and what's more, we've ranked them in order of their brilliance.
From the Grand Canyon to the Alhambra, the Great Barrier Reef to the Acropolis and beyond, the incredible travel destinations in this book are now yours to reimagine however you desire.
Let your creativity guide you, and embrace the spirit of adventure. Be playful; be inventive. Allow your mind to wander. Allow it to empty itself entirely. Above all else, be inspired by the extraordinary places our planet has to offer.
Experience 60 of the world's greatest and most unforgettable train journeys, from classic long-distance trips like Western Canada's Rocky Mountaineer and Darwin to Adelaide's The Ghan, to little-known gems on regular commuting lines.
We've always had a soft spot for trains. We know the moment a train pulls out of a station bound for somewhere fantastic is when the adventure truly starts. Amazing Train Journeys is the culmination of asking more than 200 travel writers for their absolute favourites.
Some are epic international adventures, others short suburban routes along stunning coastline. There are incredible feats of engineering, trains that snake their way through mountain peaks, and even those which have achieved Unesco World Heritage status.
Each profile contains practical information including ticket options, timetables and stops, plus inspiring photos and illustrated maps.
This annual bestseller ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions, cities and best-value destinations for 2019. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet's staff, authors and online community, we present a year's worth of inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable.
As self-confessed travel geeks, our staff collectively rack up hundreds of thousands of miles each year, exploring almost every destination on the planet. And every year, we ask ourselves: where are the best places in the world to visit right now? It's a very hotly contested topic at Lonely Planet and generates more discussion than any other. Best in Travel is our definitive answer.
Discover 100 life-changing travel experiences.
Familiar faces from the world of travel, plus Lonely Planet writers, share their most remarkable, poignant and memorable experiences from the road - moments that changed them as individuals and reshaped their perspective on the world.
Tales include: a Rwandan gorilla encounter, reincarnation on the Ganges, horse riding with Patagonian gauchos, witnessing Nelson Mandela's first free speech, watching a space shuttle launch, crossing the Gobi desert on foot, and a son journeying with his mother back to Alexandria, the city of her childhood.
Destinations include: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Utah, Cape Town, Gir National Park in India, the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, the Trans-Siberian Railway, Antarctica, Samburu National Reserve in Kenya, Samye Monastery in Tibet and Madagascan forests.
With each story, you'll get a powerful account of how the experience unfolded and what it was like to be there, right at that moment. A `Build Up' and `Take Away' complete the story, detailing how the moment made a lasting impact on the contributor's life.
This is the ultimate world atlas for globetrotters. Combining our extensive mapping experience and unrivalled destination insight and knowledge, our first dedicated altas makes it easy for you to plan adventures and discover remarkable places around the planet.
With Lonely Planet's The Travel Atlas in your hands, you can explore every part of the world and plan upcoming trips with one simple and easy-to-use resource. Inside, you'll find detailed maps to every country on Earth, with popular regions and destinations presented at greater scale.
Each large page of mapping is accompanied with the area's top sights and activities, while our themed itineraries, ranging from two days to two weeks, will ensure you don't miss the best sights. You'll also find trip planning tools like climate information and transport hubs to help you get there and away.
About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content on lonelyplanet.com, mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.
Discover the world's most energising, inspiring and relaxing wellbeing retreats. From yoga, t'ai chi and meditation to mindfulness, spa treatments and creative writing, we present our favourite retreats and spas around the world to help replenish the mind, body and soul.
Wellness Escapes includes nearly 200 destinations organised into five themes - Calm, Active, Healthy, Inspired and Indulged - making it easy to find the perfect getaway, whether you're in the mood for a seaweed bath in Ireland or surfing in Morocco, meditation in Bali or a Finnish sauna.
We explain what makes each retreat so special, what you can do, what's on its doorstep, and provide booking details to help you find out more or book a visit. Our wellness authors reveal the health benefits of each activity.
You'll also find out about the world's top ten wellness festivals, yoga and meditation techniques, and healthy smoothie recipes to try at home.
Following the success of Wine Trails, we now bring you 40 perfect weekends in Australia and New Zealand wine country, introducing vineyards in regions including the Clare Valley, Margaret River, Hawkes Bay, Tamar Valley and Marlborough, as well as celebrating secret gems off the beaten path.
Wine Trails - Australia & New Zealand is perfect for travel enthusiasts with a passion for wine. It includes detailed itineraries recommending the most interesting wineries and the best places to stay and where to eat in 40 wine regions near major cities.
Winemakers offer personal insights into what wines to taste and why they're special, and help you understand a place, its people and their traditions through the wine that's made there. Entries are accompanied by gorgeous photos, maps and in-the-know authors.
About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.
The second in Lonely Planet's Perfect Weekends series, following the critically acclaimed Wine Trails.
For everyone who loves travel and trying the local delicacies, this beautifully illustrated book is the must-have handbook to a year's worth of perfect weekends around the world for food lovers.
Food trails featured include the BBQ trail in Texas, a food tour of Tokyo, Puglia's distinctive dishes and Parisian patisserie.
Each trail is an itinerary, detailing when and where to indulge in the local specialities.
There are 52 trails, each with gorgeous photography, bespoke map, expert writing and practical details of how to get there and where to stay.
ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— Fancy a weekend exploring Gothic Tasmania? Or perhaps a couple of days discovering the Cuba of Ernest Hemingway? Maybe you prefer the live music scene in Adelaide, or tracing Harry Potter through London, or immersing yourself in Renaissance Florence? What about the art islands of Naoshima, Art Nouveau in Budapest or artisan Marrakesh? These and more are here in this fully illustrated book. Detailed itineraries, maps and tips to make the most of your time – everything you need to plan (or dream about) a perfect weekend of cultural activity! Lindy Jones
Hemingway's Cuba, jazz in New Orleans, the Italian Renaissance: whether it's art, music, literature or cinema, there's something for everyone in this follow-up to Wine Trails and Food Trails.
We present ideas and itineraries for 52 weekends of culture heaven, packed with expert recommendations, maps and advice on how to get there and where to stay.
We've searched the globe to find 52 cultural enclaves where the arts have had a profound, lasting impact and local culture is being protected and nurtured; where old customs hold true and new ones are being forged; and where the past is melding with the future in fascinating ways.
Highlights include: Aboriginal art in Australia's Northern Territory On a classical high in Vienna Confronting Soviet ghosts in Bulgaria Exploring a Latin American literary legacy Myths and legends of old Hong Kong Discovering Havana's music scene Copenhagen's design and urban environment Oxford's storytellers Ancient religion of Ethiopia Finnish sauna culture Picasso on the Riviera Walking in the footsteps of Vikings Rajasthan's open-air art galleries Medici Florence Bob Marley reggae trail Taiwanese folklore reimagined Vintage Hollywood Deep South blues trail.
Don't just walk on the wild side - hike, climb, cycle, surf and even parachute. Lonely Planet's Atlas of Adventure is an encyclopedia for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, featuring the best outdoor experiences, country-by-country, across the world - making it the ultimate introduction to an exciting new world of adventure.
There are numerous ways to explore our planet and the Atlas of Adventure showcases as many of them as possible in over 150 countries. We tracked down our adventure-loving gurus and asked them to share their tips on where to go and what to do. Colourful, awe-inspiring images are accompanied by authoritative text from Lonely Planet's travel experts.
Highlights include: Mountaineering and trekking in Argentina Mountain biking and bushwalking in Australia Diving and paddling in Cambodia Trail running and canoeing in Canada Surfing and volcano diving in El Salvador Ski-exploring and dogsledding in Greenland Cycling and snowsports in Japan Riding with eagle hunters and pack-rafting in Mongolia Dune boarding and hiking in Namibia Tramping and black-water rafting in New Zealand Kloofing and paragliding in South Africa Sailing and walking in the United Kingdom Hiking and climbing in the United States.
A fully revised and updated edition of this bestselling title celebrating 200 of the world’s most exciting, intriguing and inspiring urban centres. Plenty of photographs to capture the essence of the cities, lots of recommendations and tips from travel experts about what to see and experience, plus highlights and tales to bring the locations to life. Whether planning or dreaming, this is a fabulous book for any traveller!
Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back! Includes:
- Highlights and itineraries to help travellers plan their perfect trip
- Urban tales revealing unexpected bites of history and local culture
- Discover each city's strengths, best experiences and most famous exports
- Top 10 cities for beaches, nightlife, food and more
- Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler shares his all-time favourite cities
This is the second edition of the wildly popular guide to every country on the globe. Set out in the same format as the famous travel guides, this is the perfect book for deciding where you might like to go next. It includes detailed maps, essential facts, excellent photographs and country highlights; it also has a feature that enables you to choose your destination according to your interests. A wonderful reference book to launch a thousand dreams!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Every country in the world, in one guidebook: Lonely Planet's The World. A Traveller's Guide to the Planet. We've taken the highlights from the world's best guidebooks and put them together into one 900+ page whopper to create the ultimate guide to Earth.
This user-friendly A-Z gives a flavour of each country in the world, including a map, travel highlights, info on where to go and how to get around, as well as some quirkier details to bring each place to life. In Lonely Planet's trademark bluespine format, this is the ultimate planning resource. From now on, every traveller's journey should start here... Nearly 1000 colour photos of must-visit highlights More than 200 colour maps The guidebook every traveller needs to own.
Perhaps you are in search of a particular emotion when you travel: euphoria or awe, adventurous or brave, exhilarated or enlightened, joyful or amused? This guide, with its full-page photography, presents 12 chapters on a single feeling and 20 destinations where you can experience that particular emotion. Ranging from natural places to modern cities, with all the information you need to get there and when best to go, this is the best guide to help you find what you’re looking for!
Whether it's euphoria or serenity, awe or enlightenment, this beautiful hardback presents hundreds of places around the world to experience a particular emotion. Each of the 12 chapters in Lonely Planet's The Place to Be explores a single feeling, with destinations ranging from wild and natural spaces, to modern and ancient cities.
Plus, our travel writers explain when to go and how to get there. With 20 places and experiences for each emotion and state of mind, The Place to Be features 240 travel destinations around the world. Stand in awe and marvel at enormous natural phenomena; give yourself a joyful boost with cat cafes and chocolate indulgences; seek serenity on beautiful remote islands; find calm oases in the heart of bustling cities; and join the path to enlightenment with Renaissance paintings and religious pilgrimages. Inside, we'll tell you where to go to feel: Adventurous / Brave Alone / Solitary Amused Awe / Wonder Fulfilled Enlightened Ecstatic / Enlightened / Exhilarated Inspired Joy Reflective / Thoughtful Serene Passion
Dive into the world of superfoods with Lonely Planet Food, the world's leading travel publisher's new food imprint. Unlock the long-held secrets of health-boosting diets from every culture of the globe. Discover which super ingredients will boost your energy, stave off illness, reduce your chance of diseases, make your hair shine, your skin glow and turbocharge your brain power. Better still, learn how to harness the benefits for yourself with a myriad of tasty recipes from around the world, all containing naturally nutrient-rich ingredients that will improve your energy, digestion, heat, immune system, and longevity.
Travel can transform your cooking, exposing you to new flavours and powerfully health-boosting ingredients that you may not even have heard of before. But, when there is so much world to explore in terms of food, The World's Best Superfoods is there with a hand-selected collection of the world's most exciting culinary experiences and healthiest secrets served directly to your kitchen.
With recipes ranging from Mexico's chia fresca (a refreshing beverage) and Japan's wakame seaweed salad, to Bolivia's quinoa stew and England's revolutionary pungent-smelling but silky-textured plankton risotto, the cornucopia of superfood ingredients represented here is sure to get your body revved up to its most maximised self. Eating well has never been so delicious!
Each of the 66 recipes includes easy-to-use instructions and mouth-watering photography plus an 'origins' section detailing how the dish has evolved. There are also tasting notes that explain how best to sample each dish - whether that's at dawn by a Vietnamese street stall, or in the zen calm of a Japanese tea ceremony - to truly give you a flavour of the place and help you reap the benefits of sampling nutritious superfood in its natural habitat.
SEEDS AND NUTS Cacao, almond & cashew bliss balls - Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK & USA Raw cacao hot chocolate - Mexico Tahini - Middle East LEGUMES Mung tarka dhal - India Miso soup - Japan Tempeh with spicy kale - USA GRAINS & CEREALS Donegal oatcakes - Ireland Injera - Ethiopia FRUITS AcaA- bowl - Brazil Gazpacho - Spain Goji berry millet porridge - China Baked juustoleipA with cloudberries - Finland Som tam - Thailand Tapenade - France Kakadu plum sauce - Australia VEGETABLES Etli paz? sarma (dolma) - Turkey Collard greens with blackeyed peas - USA Bubble & squeak - England Borscht - Russia & Ukraine Tabbouleh - Lebanon FISH AND MEAT Ceviche de corvina - Peru Pickled herring - Sweden Greenlandic open sandwich - Greenland Pho - Vietnam OTHER SUPERFOODS Kefir cheese - Caucasus Bee pollen porridge - Greece Tea eggs - Taiwan & China Spirulina smoothie - New Zealand Kimchi - South Korea Plus 37 more exhilarating recipes!!
About Lonely Planet Food: Food and drink is a huge part of the travel experience, and Lonely Planet has been scouring the globe for over 40 years to find the best places to sample authentic dishes and beverages when on the road. From street food to Michelin-starred restaurants, Lonely Planet's experts have tried it all. Now, through Lonely Planet Food, we're sharing our knowledge and passion for genuine local cuisine with food-lovers everywhere, bringing a taste of the world into your kitchen.
Whether it's hand-crafted British ale, a refreshing Michelada from Mexico, New York's finest Manhattan or a home-infused sloe gin, our bar-hopping experts have scoured the planet for the best tipples and toddies it has to offer. And for those occasions when only a soft drink will cut it, the book also presents the myriad milkshakes, refreshing juices and hot drinks the world has to offer.
With over 60 thirst-quenching recipes alongside fascinating tidbits on the beverages' origins and flavours, this book brings the world's most delicious drinks direct to your home.
A little known culinary secret is that the world's best sandwich isn't found in Rome, Copenhagen or even New York, but rather, on the streets of Vietnam! The street is where you'll find the heart of a cuisine and its culture - somewhere among the taco carts and noodle stalls, the scent of wood fires and the hubbub of fellow diners.Bring the world's greatest street foods to your home with this compendium of classic recipes!
*100 authentic recipes with simple, clear instructions for perfect preparation
*Glossary of exotic ingredients with easy-to-find alternatives
*Evocative profiles of each dish show you where to find the best examples when you're on the road
*Written by food writers from around the world with an introduction by Tom Parker Bowles
Twelve collectors create their perfect cabinet of curiosities: a toymaker, sailor, naturalist, monster hunter, doctor, miniaturist, archaeologist, treasure seeker, costume maker, musician, scientist and make-believer. Each is illustrated by a different artist, and features various unusual and astonishing objects. Peek behind lift out flaps to see what's revealed, and read the story attached to the artifact. A book guaranteed to provide hours of wonder and entertainment!
What objects will they find? And what stories will they tell? The 12 themed collections are: Toy Maker's Cabinet Sailor's Cabinet Monster Hunter's Cabinet Naturalist's Cabinet Miniaturist's Cabinet Doctor's Cabinet Treasure Hunter's Cabinet Archaeologist's Cabinet Costume Maker's Cabinet Musician's Cabinet Scientist's Cabinet Make Believer's Cabinet Each cabinet is illustrated by a different artist and features photos of every astonishing and unusual artefact.
ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— Animals are the most amazing architects, and this colourful and interesting book shows the young reader some of the fabulous constructions of the natural world! With lots of flaps to encourage children to interact with the book, it reveals the secrets of animal homes. Whether bee hives or pufferfish beds, spider webs or ant colonies, beaver lodges or rabbit warrens, bird nests or mouse holes, this combines fun with education. Lindy Jones
This beautifully illustrated hardback explores the incredible world of animal architects. Kids can lift the flaps and open gatefolds to discover amazing animal homes up high, underground, on land and under the sea.
From spider webs and rabbit warrens, to bird nests and ant colonies, we reveal the secrets to these extraordinary structures and how they're built. Do bees need cement mixers to build hives? Do beavers use cranes to construct dams? No, of course not! Like many animals, they're building geniuses who don't need building site tools to create incredible work. Welcome to nature's very own, super-clever world of construction.
Themed topics include: Apartment Block with Branches Dig, Diggers, Dig! Number 1 Bunny Street A Winning Design It's Buzzing in Here! Nest Neighborhoods This Way to Waterworld Extreme Builders Mouse House Here Created in consultation with Michael Leach: wildlife expert, speaker, photographer, filmographer and author of over 20 books on subjects ranging from big cats and owls to great apes and bears.
ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— If you have a budding paleontologist in your life, then this is the perfect gift to foster and inspire their enthusiasm for dinosaurs! Maps unfold to reveal a wealth of information about various dinosaurs which have been discovered around the world, flaps lift up to show photographs of fossils, life-sized reproductions allow the reader to get an idea of scale. There are stories about famous fossil hunters, current theories and discoveries, and wonderfully expressive illustrations. An engaging and eye-catching book for ages 6-10! Lindy Jones
It's time to explore lost prehistoric lands and the huge variety of dinosaurs that roamed them with Lonely Planet Kids' Dinosaur Atlas.
Kids can unfold maps and lift the flaps to reveal amazing illustrations and facts about how dinosaurs lived and where they were discovered. They'll also learn about famous paleontologists and measure themselves against life-size bones, teeth and claws.
From from giant sauropods and horned dinosaurs, to duckbills and ferocious theropods, kids will discover how the dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like and how they hunted. Plus, we've included the latest finds and theories. Created in consultation with Dr David Button, a dinosaur expert at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and featuring iconic illustrations by James Gilleard.
Earth, fire, air, water – these four elements created the world and everything in it! A combination of geography, science and history, this energetically illustrated book explains everything from plate tectonics to tsunami, how human society developed to how animals learnt to fly, fireworks to music, global warming to civil engineering – a cornucopia of knowledge for the enquiring mind. Aimed at ages 7-10
Written by Mark Brake, a science writer and broadcaster who's worked for NASA, the BBC and the National Science Museum of Thailand, and created in consultation with Dr Mike Goldsmith, a research scientist and writer with a PhD in astrophysics from Keele University in the UK.
Highlights include: Earth: How the Earth was formed The structure of the Earth Plate tectonics and rocks Earthquakes and volcanoes Humans in the stone age Hunter-gatherers and farming Fossils and digging for treasure DNA: the code of life Fire: Ingredients for fire Fire and humans The history of fire The dangers of wildfire The Great Fire of London Gunpowder and fireworks The combustion engine Carbon and global warming Air: What's air made of? The Northern Lights How animals learned to fly Dinosaurs in the air Birds and bats The history of flight Speech and language Music and instruments Weather and climate Water: The origins of water Rivers and oceans The water cycle The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Canals, bridges and dams Exploring the seas The age of exploration Tsunamis and waterfalls.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Toss another shrimp on the barbie, crack open a tinny or pour yourself a chardy while you traverse Australia's vast expanse of true blue, fair dinkum Aussie lingo - from cosmopolitan communique to surf slang, outback jargon and some of the world's oldest indigenous languages. C'mon, avagoyermug!
Features a comprehensive section on Australia's impressive array of indigenous languages.
Lonely Planet's Language & Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew. Get into the culture and humour behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them.
Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Denise Angelo, Peter Austin, Barry Blake, Susan Butler, Carolyn Coleman, Jane Curtain, Alan Dench, Mark Newbrook, Dana Ober, Paul Smitz, Jenny Tindale, Dana Ober, and Melanie Wilkinson.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide, fully revised and updated in this new edition, is a must for anyone who yearns to write about travel - whether they aspire to make their living from it or simply enjoy jotting in a journal for posterity. You don't have to make money to profit from travel writing. Sometimes, the richest rewards are in the currency of experience. How to be a Travel Writer reveals the varied possibilities that travel writing offers and inspires all travellers to take advantage of those opportunities. That's where the journey begins - where it takes you is up to you.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated hardback. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire - whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started.
The book is organised by continent. In the Americas we join a family bikepacking trip in Ecuador; we pedal the Natchez Trace Parkway and stop at legendary music spots; we ride the Pacific Coast Highway in Oregon and California; go mountain biking in Moab and Canada; and explore the cities of Buenos Aires and New York by bicycle.
European rides include easy-going trips around Lake Constance, along the Danube and the Loire, and coast-to-coast routes; routes in Tuscany, Spain and Corsica; and professional journeys up Mt Ventoux and around the Tour of Flanders.
In Asia, we venture through Vietnam's valleys; complete the Mae Hong Son circuit in northern Thailand; cross the Indian Himalayas; and pedal through Bhutan. And in Australia and New Zealand we take in Tasmania and Queensland by mountain bike; cycle into Victoria's high country and around Adelaide on road bikes; and try some of New Zealand's celebrated cycle trails.
Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details - where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more - helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people and their culture.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Featuring communist bunkers, burning gas craters and at least one sponge-rock fluorescent grotto built by Polish monks, this book reveals weird and wonderful sights the crowds don't reach. We've all heard of India's Taj Mahal, but what about Karna Mata Temple? It's a building teeming with rats so revered they enjoy A-list treatment with daily offerings of milk and fruit. It's no secret that visitors to Berlin can see parts of its infamous Wall still standing in the city. Not so many people know that segments of the wall have travelled all around the world and can be found in places including Los Angeles, Japan and Iceland. Stonehenge is one of the UK's most popular tourist sites. So why not beat the crowds and head to Nebraska instead, where you can marvel at a Carhenge - a replica of the great monolith site constructed entirely from vintage cars. This packed and fascinating title takes its readers on a journey through the world's lesser known marvels. Dive into an underworld of the planet's most surprising, fun, perplexing, kitsch and downright bizarre sights - and explore human stories and mysterious happenings that you won't find inside a regular guidebook. From eerie natural wonders to historical oddities and bizarre architecture, this is a travel companion for the incurably curious.