Monday, 25 May 2020

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Thursday, 21 May 2020

Bhutan travel guide - 7th edition by Lonely Planet


Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments.


Lonely Planet is your passport to Bhutan, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. Ascend the steep path the Taktshang Goemba, trek through fabled Himalayan vallyes, and get a blessing from a wooden phallus at the tsechu; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Bhutan and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Bhutan Travel Guide:

- Full-colour maps and images throughout
   
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Honest review for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - Bhutan today, history, the Bhutanese way of life, Buddhism, arts, architecture, wildlife, environment, food, drink

Coverage includes: Thimphu, Western Bhutan, Central Bhutan, Eastern Bhutan, Treks and more

Amsterdam travel guide by Lonely Planet

Golden Age canals lined by tilting gabled buildings are the backdrop for Amsterdam’s treasure-packed museums, vintage shops and creative drinking, dining and design scenes.

Amsterdam travel guide

Lonely Planet is your passport to Amsterdam, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice Browse treasures in the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, linger over a drink in a cosy brown café, or explore vintage shops in the lanes of Jordaan; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Austria and begin your journey now!



Inside Lonely Planet’s Amsterdam Travel Guide:

- Full-colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Honest review for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, painting, design, food, drink

- Free, convenient pull-out city map (included in print version), plus over 34 colour maps

Coverage includes: Medieval Centre, Red Light District, Nieuwmarkt, Plantage, Eastern Islands, Jordaan, Vondelpark, De Pijp, Oosterpark & East of the Amstel, Amsterdam Noord, and more

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Visit Havana with the NEW Rough Guide to Cuba

The sound of pounding drums, sweet salsa and blasting reggaeton. The smell of handrolled cigars and the sea breeze wafting off the Malecón.

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Classic cars, vintage furniture and antique shopfronts...this is the heart of Cuba. From sensual Havana to pretty beaches and colourful colonial towns, Cuba is intoxicating, still defined by its communist credentials as it marches into the future. Let this fully updated Rough Guide help you discover the best of Cuba.

Discover Cuba with this comprehensive, entertaining, ‘tell it like it is’ Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts’ honest and independent recommendations.

Whether you plan to visit Havana, drive in an old American car along the Malécon, visit a tobacco plantation or loll on a white-sand beach,The Rough Guide to Cuba will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

Best of Greece & the Greek Islands travel guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet's Best of Greece & the Greek Islands is filled with inspiring and colourful photos, and focuses on Greece & the Greek Islands' most popular attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best.

Best of Greece & the Greek Islands travel guide

It's your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the elegant Acropolis, watch the sunset in Santorini and feast your way around Crete - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Greece & the Greek Islands and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Best of Greece & the Greek Islands:

- Colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices

- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

Coverage Includes: Athens, Thessaloniki, Delphi, Meteora, Peloponnese, Kefallonia, Santorini, Mykonos, Delos, Crete, Rhodes, Karpathos Island, Corfu, and more

Vienna travel guide by Lonely Planet

Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for artistic and musical masterpieces, alongside vibrant epicurean and design scenes.

Vienna travel guide

Lonely Planet is your passport to Vienna, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Experience the grandeur of the Habsburgs at Schloss Schönbrunn, feast on art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, or stroll through the imposing Hofburg Palace complex; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Vienna and begin your journey now!



Inside Lonely Planet’s Vienna Travel Guide:

- Full-colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Honest review for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – Vienna today, history, music, visual arts, architecture, literature, film

- Free, convenient pull-out city map (included in print version), plus over 33 colour maps

Coverage includes: Hofburg, Stephansdom & the Historic Centre, Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt, The Museum District, Neubau, Alsergrund, the University District, Schloss Belvedere, Prater, Schloss Schönbrunn, Day Trips and more

Monday, 18 May 2020

Greek Islands - Saronic Gulf Islands (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The Saronic Gulf Islands dot the waters nearest Athens and offer a fast track to Greek island life. Each of the Saronics has a unique feel and culture, so you can hop between classical heritage, resort beaches, exquisite architecture and remote escapism.

Greek Islands - Saronic Gulf Islands (PDF Chapter)

- take in the gorgeous port of Hydra, with its excellent museums and stylish scene, and the island’s deserted trails and ubiquitous swimming rocks

- maps

- delve into ancient history at the beautiful Temple of Aphaia and the Byzantine village of Paleohora on Aegina, then sip seaside cocktails

- transport

- taste-test your way through Spetses’s top restaurants, tracing the region’s history in Spetses Town’s museums, or cycle the island’s ring road to dip into sparkling bays

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Aegina, Aegina Town & Around, Angistri, Poros, Poros Town & Around, Hydra, Hydra Town & Around, Spetses.

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Friday, 15 May 2020

The Rough Guide to Sicily travel guide


In full-colour The Rough Guide to Sicily is the ultimate travel guide to the Mediterranean’s most intoxicating island. Get under the skin of Sicily with inspiring photos, colour-coded maps and up-to-date reviews of hotels, B&Bs, campsites, restaurants, cafés and bars, all fully revised for this tenth edition by our Sicily expert.

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The Rough Guide to Sicily is jam-packed with practical and honest advice about the best things to see and do. From climbing Mount Etna, scuba diving off Ustica and exploring Greek and Roman relics, to sinking into mud baths on Vulcano and eating your way around Palermo, there’s no end of choice – we’ll help you make up your mind, and recommend the best beaches to hit while you do so.

Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Sicily.

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Canada's Best Trips - The Prairie Provinces & the North (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


This is the Prairie Provinces & the North chapter from Lonely Planet’s Canada’s Best Trips guidebook.

Canada's Best Trips - The Prairie Provinces & the North (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This region is home to fabled national parks, archaeological wonders and the peaceful grasslands where bison still roam. These road trips offer abundant allure for adventurers: hiking, kayaking, camping and just enjoying the views of lakes, mountains and forests.

- set off from Calgary into a realm of big skies, indigenous sites and awe-inspiring fossil fields on the Dinosaurs, Hoodoos & the Wild West trip

- pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights


- revel in Canada’s majestic wilderness, complete with soaring mountains, glacial lakes and
thundering waterfalls on the Icefields Parkway

- get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages

- serene grasslands set the stage for discovering creatures great and small on the Explore Southern Saskatchewan trip: from a towering T. Rex to petite prairie dogs

- discover even more with detours and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: Dinosaurs, Hoodoos & the Wild West, Icefields Park-way, Explore Southern Saskatchewan, North from Saskatoon, Klondike Highway, Dempster Highway

Monday, 4 May 2020

Ireland - Counties Limerick & Tipperary (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the Counties Limerick & Tipperary chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ireland guidebook.

Ireland - Counties Limerick & Tipperary (PDF Chapter)

Limerick city has gritty vibrancy, while treasures abound in the surrounding countryside. Tipperary’s peaceful hills and farmland are perfect for following a river to its source or climbing a lonely ruin. In both, Celtic sites and medieval abbeys await discovery.

- explore the remains of medieval churches at the impressive ancient religious stronghold in Cashel



- maps

- journey through tranquil bucolic landscapes and hike to high mountain lakes in Glen of Aherlow

- transport

- discover Bronze and Iron Age, medieval and modern art treasures in Limerick’s Hunt Museum

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: County Limerick, Limerick City, Adare, Lough Gur, Kilmallock, County Tipperary, Tipperary Town, Glen of Aherlow & Galtee Mountains, Cashel, Cahir, Mitchelstown Cave, Clonmel, Fethard, Nenagh.

Austria travel guide by Lonely Planet

No country waltzes so effortlessly between urban and outdoors as Austria.

Austria travel guide

One day you’re cresting alpine summits, the next you’re swanning around imperial Vienna. Lonely Planet is your passport to Austria, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Climb the hairpin bends of Grossglockner Road, marvel at the Imperial palaces of Vienna, or find your perfect ski spot in the Alps; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Austria and begin your journey now!



Inside Lonely Planet’s Austria Travel Guide:

- Full-colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Honest review for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, visual arts, music, coffee houses, the Austrian Alps, food, drink

- Free, convenient pull-out city map (included in print version), plus over 56 colour maps

Coverage includes: Vienna, Lower Austria & Burgenland, Upper Austria, Styria, The Salzkammergut, Salzburg & Salzburgerland, Carinthia, Tyrol & Vorarlberg and more

Monday, 27 April 2020

Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This chapter contains the Welcome to Banff, Jasper & Glacier, Banff, Jasper & Glacier’s Top 20, Need to Know, What’s New, If You Like…, Month by Month, Itineraries, Activities, Family Travel, and Travel with Pets chapters from Lonely Planet’s Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks guidebook.

Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter)

Your journey to Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks starts here. You’ll find the tools to plan your adventure: where to go and when, how much to budget, plus in-depth info on family travel.

- tailor-made itineraries, arranged by region, themes and events

 - list of highlights and best experiences

- everything you need to know about outdoor activities

- user-friendly country overview ensures you won’t miss a thing

Coverage includes: Welcome to Banff, Jasper & Glacier, Banff, Jasper & Glacier’s Top 20, Need to Know, What’s New, If You Like: Wildlife Watching, Lookouts & Views, Glaciers, Adventure Activities, Lake & Waterfalls, Hiking, Winter Activities, History & Heritage, Off-the-Grid Accommodations, Quiet Spots, Exploring Beyond the Paks, Month by Month, Itiner-aries, Activities, Family Travel, and Travel with Pets.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies - British Columbia (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the British Columbia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island guidebook.

British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies - British Columbia (PDF Chapter)

Visitors should pack a long list of superlatives with them; the words ‘wow’ and ‘amazing’ will only go so far. It’s easy to wax lyrical about the mighty mountains, deep forests and dramatic coastlines that instantly lower heart rates to tranquil levels.

- stretch your legs on the curvaceous 8.8km seawall stroll in Stanley Park

- maps

- surf up a storm (or just watch a storm) in Tofino, on Vancouver Island’s wild west coast

- transport

- slurp some celebrated tipples on an ever-winding winery tour in Okanagan Valley

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Richmond & Steveston, New Westminster, Bowen Island, Sea To Sky Highway, Squamish & Around, Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Powell River, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Southern Vancouver Island, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Parksville & Qualicum, Port Alberni, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Tofino, Ucluelet, Denman & Hornby Islands, Comox Valley, Campbell River, Strathcona Provincial Park, North Vancouver Island, Southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island, North & South Pender Islands, Galiano Island, Saturna Island, Mayne Island, Fraser & Thompson Valleys, EC Manning Provincial Park, Fraser River Canyon, Lytton, Kamloops, Sun Peaks, Okanagan Valley, Osoyoos, Oliver, Vaseux Lake, Penticton, Penticton to Kelowna, Ke-lowna, Vernon, North of Vernon, The Kootenays & The Rockies, Revelstoke, Revelstoke to Golden, Golden, Yoho National Park, Kootenay National Park, Radium Hot Springs & Around, Fernie & Around, Kimberley, Cranbrook & Around, Rossland & Around, Nelson & Around, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Williams Lake to Prince George, Barkerville & Around, Bowron Lake, Wells Gray Provincial Park, Chilcotin & Highway 20, Bella Coola Valley, Northern British Columbia, Prince Rupert & Around, Haida Gwaii, Prince George & Around, Stewart-Cassiar Highway, Alas-ka Highway.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Pacific Northwest's Best Trips - Washington (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the Washington chapter from Lonely Planet’s Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips guidebook.

Pacific Northwest's Best Trips - Washington (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Washington State has more than its share of epic drives, whether your ideal scenery consists of winding roads through thick forest, high cliffs overlooking a frothy sea, or wide-open wheat fields across rolling hills.

- meander off the main road for bucolic trails on the Mountains to Sound Greenway trip

- pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights

- explore the Tolkien-meets-Twilight surreal wet forest of the Olympic Peninsula Loop

- get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages

- take a maritime history lesson on the Graveyard of the Pacific Tour

- discover even more with detours and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: Mountains to Sound Greenway, Olympic Peninsula Loop, Graveyard of the Pacific Tour, San Juan Islands Scenic Byway, Chuckanut Drive & Whidbey Island, Cascade Drive.

Eastern USA - New England (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the New England chapter from Lonely Planet’s Eastern USA guidebook.

Eastern USA - New England (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The history of New England is the history of America. It’s the Pilgrims who came ashore at Plymouth Rock, the minutemen who fought for independence from Britain, and the abolitionists who challenged America’s legacy of slavery.

- follow the footsteps of Colonial rabble-rousers on the Freedom Trail in Boston

- maps

- romp in the sand and surf on Aquinnah Public Beach, one of the gorgeous beaches on Martha’s Vineyard

- transport

- listen to world-class music under the stars at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Massachusetts, Boston & Around, Cape Cod, The Is-lands, Pioneer Valley, The Berkshires, Rhode Island, Providence, Newport, East Bay, Connecticut, Hartford, Litchfield Hills, Connecticut Coast, Vermont, New Hampshire, Lakes Region, White Mountains, Hanover, Maine, Ogunquit, Portland.

Western USA - Rocky Mountains (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the Rocky Mountains chapter from Lonely Planet’s Western USA guidebook.

Western USA - Rocky Mountains (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Welcome to where the US takes on truly epic proportions. Here in Colorado, Wyoming, Mon-tana and Idaho, the Great Plains of the American West collide with the drama-filled Rockies, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges on Earth.

- spot bears, wolves and bison between hot springs and geysers in Yellowstone National Park

- maps

- revel in Hollywood-gone-cowboy in Aspen, Colorado’s premier party resort

- transport

- hike and climb the craggiest of mountains in Grand Teton National Park

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Colorado, Denver, Boulder, Northern Mountains, Wyoming, Cheyenne, Laramie, Lander, Jackson, Cody, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Montana, Bozeman & Gallatin Valley, Billings, Helena, Missoula, Whitefish, Glac-ier National Park, Idaho, Boise, Ketchum & Sun Valley, Stanley.

USA - New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania chapter from Lonely Planet’s USA guidebook.

USA - New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Where else could you visit an Amish family’s farm, camp on a mountaintop, read the Declaration of Independence and view New York, New York from the 86th floor of an art-deco landmark – all in a few days?

- dive into a kaleidoscope of world-class sights and international cultures in New York City

- maps

- enjoy the kitsch, kettle corn, coastline and calm of Jersey Shore

- transport

- explore colonial American history and quirky local flavour in Philadelphia

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: New York City, New York State, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Catskills, Finger Lakes, The Adirondacks, Thousand Islands, Western New York, New Jersey, Hoboken, Princeton, Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania Wilds, Pittsburgh.

Canada - Ontario (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the Ontario chapter from Lonely Planet’s Canada guidebook.

Canada - Ontario (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The breathtaking four-seasonal palette of Ontario’s vast wilderness, endless forests and abundant wildlife awaits.

Whether you want to reconnect with nature or lose yourself in the excitement of vibrant Toronto or Ottawa, you’ve come to the right place.

- discover what fashionistas and foodies adore about Toronto’s diverse neighborhoods

- maps

- get cultured in Ottawa, with its French flavors, world-class museums and ByWard Market

- transport

- explore beautiful Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula, then catch the ferry to Manitoulin Is-land
restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Toronto, Niagara Peninsula, Niagara Falls, Niagara Peninsula Wine Country, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Southwestern Ontario, Hamilton, Brantford, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Elora & Fergus, Stratford, Lake Huron Shoreline, London, Windsor, Amherstburg, Leamington & Pelee Island, Port Stanley, Port Dover & Around, Muskoka Lakes, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Rosseau & Port Carling, Huntsville, Georgian Bay, Parry Sound, Midland & Penetanguishene, Collingwood & Blue Mountain, Bruce Peninsula, Northern Ontario, Killarney Provincial Park, Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste Marie, Lake Superior Shoreline, Thunder Bay, Cochrane to Moose Factory & Moosonee, Temagami, North Bay, Eastern Ontario, Algonquin Provincial Park, Haliburton Highlands, Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Land O’ Lakes, Prince Edward County, Kingston, Thousand Islands, Brockville & Prescott, Merrickville, Morris-burg, Ottawa.

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Lonely Planet Slovenia - Lake Bled & the Julian Alps (PDF Chapter)


This is the Slovenia of tourist posters: mountain peaks, postcard-perfect lakes and blue-green rivers. Prepare to be charmed by Lake Bled (with an island and a castle!), surprised by Lake Bohinj, and dazzled by the lofty peak of Mt Triglav.

Click HERE to buy the Lonely Planet Slovenia - Lake Bled & the Julian Alps (PDF Chapter)

- enjoy unforgettable Lake Bled from every angle: a shoreline walk, a swim, a gondola ride, or from the castle terrace

- climb Slovenia’s highest peak, Mt Triglav, and proclaim yourself Slovene

- marvel over the exquisite green waters of the So?a River, while rafting or kayaking

Coverage includes: Škofja Loka, Radovljica, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Triglav National Park, Kranjska Gora, Vrši? Pass, So?a Valley, Bovec, Kobarid, Central Primorska, Idrija, Cerkno.

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