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Best Travel Books: Must Read 2016-12-07T13:50:04+00:00

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Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017

Where is the best place to visit right now?

This is the most hotly contested topic at Lonely Planet and dominates more conversations than any other. Everyone at Lonely Planet, from the authors and editors, all the way to their online family of bloggers and tweeters.

As self-confessed travel geeks, the Lonely Planet staff collectively rack up hundreds of thousands of miles each year, exploring almost every destination on the planet in the process. Each year they come up with hundreds of places that are buzzing right now, offer new things for travellers to see or do, or are criminally overlooked and underrated.

This book is whittled down by a panel of travel experts to just 10 countries, 10 regions and 10 cities that travellers must visit in 2017. Each destination is chosen for its topicality, unique experiences and ‘wow’ factor. We don’t just report on the trends, we set them – helping you get there before the crowds do.

Find out the world’s best-value destinations, the most exciting family adventures, and the most incredible places to stay.

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You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in all of us (Lonely Planet)

You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us is not just another bucketlist of big-ticket items. We’ve all heard about Venice and, yes, it is probably worth going to Italy to see its waterways, but hopefully you’ll take away something more from this book: a resolve to live life to the fullest–to add a dash of joie de vivre to every day.

You Only Live Once will inspire readers of all ages to seize the moment, channel their inner hero, explore the world, create moments they will celebrate for years to come, and share their incredible stories. Providing suggestions for life’s essential experiences for every stage of life, this eclectic gift book is the perfect manual for a life well-lived.

Anyone can sleep in a castle, sail a ship, make a music pilgrimage, and so much more. What all the book’s ideas have in common is that they’re starting points. They will reignite long-forgotten desires – to learn an instrument or a language – or spark new and unexpected ambitions: why shouldn’t you move to Provence for a year?

Combining stunning photography with illustrations and infographics, it will surprise and entertain with a quirky mix of experiences everyone should try at some point in their life.

‘You only live once; but if you do it right, once is enough.’Mae West

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Lonely Planet The World: A Traveller’s Guide to the Planet

Every country in the world, in one guidebook: Lonely Planet delivers the first guide to The World.

We’ve taken the highlights from the world’s best guidebooks and put them together into one 960-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

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The Best Place to be Today: 365 Things to do & the Perfect Day to do Them

Find the best things to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India’s Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper’s Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska’s caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like completing the Tour de Mont Blanc. This vibrant, practical and addictive book covers the 365 best festivals, sporting events, adventures and natural phenomena.

For anyone looking for inspiration for where to go when, Best Place to be Today offers a wealth of ideas, inspiring photos, and dates galore.

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