Saturday, 23 June 2018

Sicily - Palermo (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Flamboyant, guarded, feisty yet staunchly aristocratic, Palermo is a seething mass of contradictions. Enter a church full of Byzantine mosaics, wander along a street of stately baroque palaces or eavesdrop on banter between market stall owners and bargain-hunting housewives here.

- bask in Palermo’s heady multi­cultural past amid Byzantine mosaics and Arabic marble-work at Cappella Palatina

- demand an encore at Teatro Massimo, one of Europe’s opera house belles

- dive into a gut-rumbling torrent of buxom produce at Mercato di Ballarò, and take in the heady aromas and hollering market vendors

Coverage includes: Palermo, Historic Palermo, Albergheria & Capo, Vucciria & La Kalsa, New City, Baroque Cathedrals, Palermo Region, Mondello, Monreale, Corleone and Ustica.

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Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef - Noosa & the Sunshina Coast (PDF Chapter)

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The Sunshine Coast is aglow with perfect beaches, coveted surf and a laid-back, sun-kissed populace. Resort towns dot the coast, each with its own appeal and vibe, from upmarket, cosmo-politan Noosa to newly hip, evolving Caloundra.

- hike and wildlife spot in Noosa National Park, Noosa’s beautiful, easily accessible slice of Eden

- feast on local produce and culinary ingenuity at Noosa’s string of foodie-approved restau-rants

- cruise up one of Australia’s most spectacular natural highways, the Great Beach Drive, in Great Sandy National Park

Coverage includes: Noosa, Bribie Island, Glass House Mountains, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Coolum, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Cooloola Coast, Eumundi, Sunshine
Coast Hinterland.

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Friday, 22 June 2018

American Airlines launches new Barbados connections

American Airlines has announced the addition of non-stop, daily service from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Grantley Adams International Airport beginning December 19th.

This announcement comes just weeks after the carrier unveiled its third daily flight from Miami International Airport to Barbados, which is set to launch on the same day.

The island anticipates a demand for additional flight service given the growth in US arrival numbers, which have risen year after year.

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Russia - Volga Region (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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The Volga, one of Europe’s great rivers, winds for some 3530km through Russia’s heartland and has been a part of the continent’s longest ‘highway’ since time immemorial. The stretch of the Volga between Nizhny Novgorod and the Caspian Sea forms a rich and fascinating cultural region.

- explore the marshy waterways of the Volga Delta as the river approaches the Caspian Sea

- climb the stairs and paths of Volgograd’s magnificent memorial to the Battle of Stalingrad, Mamaev Kurgan

- sail the Volga on a short excursion or cruise, from any major city on the river such as Sara-tov

Coverage includes: Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Sa-mara Bend, Tolyatti, Saratov, Volgograd, Astrakhan, Elista.

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Wizz Air adds Marrakech, Morocco, to growing route map

Wizz Air has added Marrakesh, Morocco, to its route network, with flights now available from Poland and Lithuania.

Commencing in October 2018, Wizz will offer two winter season services to Marrakesh from Warsaw, Poland and Vilnius, Lithuania.

Seats are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com or via the Wizz mobile application.

Marrakesh is one of the largest and most popular places in Morocco, located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.

The city is a colourful holiday destination with its beautiful beaches, traditional markets - souks and exquisite cuisine.

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Norwegian to connect Dublin to Hamilton-Toronto from March

Norwegian is continuing its Irish expansion with the launch of the its first route to Canada.

Commencing March next year, the new daily service between Dublin and Hamilton-Toronto will mark the first direct flight between the two cities, providing passengers with greater choice and flexibility at an affordable price.

Norwegian’s daily nonstop flights will be operated using brand new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft offering 189 seats in a high quality, modern single class cabin.

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Have an adventure to East Africa. Lonely Planet's 3 NEW travel guides

Africa! There's nowhere like it on the planet for wildlife, wild lands and rich traditions. 

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Vast savannahs peppered with immense herds of wildlife. Snow-capped equatorial mountains. Traditional peoples who bring soul and colour to the earth.

Gape at a million wildebeest migrating across the rolling savannah of the Masai Mara; try to calm your breath as you get close to big cats and mighty elephants; take your pick from national parks for mountain hiking, wildlife spotting or snorkelling.

Coverage Includes: Nairobi, Southeastern Kenya, Mombasa & the South Coast, Lamu & the North Coast, Southern Rift Valley, Masai Mara & Western Kenya, Central Highlands & Laikipia, Northern Kenya, and more

Tanzania travel guide

Wildlife, beaches, ruins, Mt Kilimanjaro, friendly people, fascinating cultures – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package.

Listen to the sound of pounding hooves as wildebeest stampede across the Serengeti; pick your beach from over 100km of Indian Ocean coastline; track chimpanzees in Tanzania’s remote western parks.

Coverage Includes: Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Southeastern Tanzania, Southern Highlands, Western Tanzania, Lake Victoria, Central Tanzania, Northern Tanzania, Northeastern Tanzania, and more

East Africa

East Africa is the Africa of childhood longings, a wild realm of extraordinary landscapes, peo-ples and wildlife in one of our planet’s most beautiful corners.

Feel the pounding of hooves as wildebeest stampede across the plains of the Serengeti; get close to gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda; hike on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Coverage Includes: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

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Norway - Southern Norway (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

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Norway - Southern Norway (PDF Chapter)

Come summer, the southern coastline draws Norwegian holidaymakers in droves. With a string of pristine coastal villages of whitewashed timber beside complex networks of bays and skerries (rocky islets) and a shimmering sea, it’s not difficult to see why.

- strike out on foot across the haunting Hardangervidda Plateau, home to Europe’s largest herd of wild reindeer

- board a slow boat down the Telemark Canal to the interior gem of Dalen

- summit Norway’s most beautiful mountain, Gausta

Coverage includes: The Coast, Tønsberg, Sandefjord, Larvik & Around, Kragerø, Risør, Arendal, Grimstad, Lillesand, Kristiansand, Mandal, Lindesnes, Flekkefjord, Egersund, The Interior, Kongsberg, The Telemark Canal, Rjukan, Seljord, Setesdalen.

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Colorado - Rocky Mountain National Park & Northern Colorado (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Colorado - Rocky Mountain National Park & Northern Colorado (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Wherever you go in Northern Colorado, hiking, biking, skiing and rafting adventures await. Head down forgotten roads to visit mining ghost towns, or hike out into the wilderness for back-country adventures that can stretch as far as your imagination.

- laze in hot springs, and hike and bike until your lungs hurt, in Steamboat Springs

- hop from brewery to brewery in Fort Collins before a day of exploration in the nearby foot-hills

- summit one of Colorado’s most iconic 14,000ft peaks, Longs Peak

Coverage includes: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Fort Col-lins, Sterling, Cache la Poudre River, Red Feather Lakes, Walden, Grand Lake, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, Kremmling, Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek, Craig, Dinosaur National Monu-ment, Dinosaur, Meeker.

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Florida - Miami (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

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 Florida - Miami (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

Miami has so diverse neighborhoods that it’s hard to believe it all fits in one place. In Miami Beach, wander the streets amid a gallery of deco masterpieces, followed by late-afternoon strolls along the sands, when the golden light is mesmerizing.

take an early-morning stroll along Ocean Dr, and see South Beach’s art-deco beauties in the Art Deco Historic District

check out the latest contemporary show and wander the waterfront sculpture garden at Pérez Art Museum Miami

check out the stunning collection of colorful outdoor murals at Wynwood Walls, the epi-center of Wynwood

Coverage includes: Sights, Activities, Courses & Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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Central Asia - Tajikistan (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

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Central Asia - Tajikistan (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

The term ‘predominantly mountainous’ doesn’t do justice to a country where over 90% of the land is upland. This fact of nature has given Tajikistan a precious advantage over its neighbours, namely some of the most inspiring, high-altitude landscape in the world.

- travel along one of the world’s most famous roads, the Pamir Highway, offering high-altitude vistas and fine community-based homestays

- observe rural life along the narrow Pyanj River corridor in the Wakhan Valley, bordering Afghanistan, with Silk Road forts and spectacular views of the snowbound Hindu Kush

- bounce over angry waters on a suspension bridge as a prelude to hiking to the carless Pamir valley of Jizeu

Coverage includes: Dushanbe, Fergana Valley, Isfara, Khojand, Istaravshan, Zerafshan Valley, Penjikent, Fan Mountains, Sarvoda, Margeb, Upper Zerafshan Valley, The Pamirs, Western Pamir Highway, Khorog, Tajik Wakhan Valley, Eastern Pamir High-way, Understand Tajikistan, Tajikistan Today, History, People, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink, Survival Guide, When to Go, Visas & Permits, Itineraries, Fast Facts, Exchange Rates, Re-sources.

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Why wait until July to buy these new Lonely Planet travel guides. Download today!

If you're a big fab of paperback you will have to wait until July to buy the new Lonely Planet travel guides. Or you can download the ebook right now! Check out these 2 brand new Lonely Planet travel guides all ready to download.

1. Ukraine travel guide - 5th edition

Big, diverse and largely undiscovered, Ukraine is one of Europe’s last genuine travel fron-tiers, a nation rich in colourful tradition, warm-hearted people and off-the-map experiences.

Sip coffee in cosy cafes in Lviv; hike the flower-filled upland pastures and wide, snaking valleys of the Carpathian Mountains; take a guided tour of Chornobyl.

Coverage Includes: Kyiv, Central Ukraine, Lviv & Western Ukraine, The Carpathians, Southern Ukraine, Crimea, Eastern Ukraine

2. East Africa travel guide - 11th edition

East Africa is the Africa of childhood longings, a wild realm of extraordinary landscapes, peo-ples and wildlife in one of our planet’s most beautiful corners. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of East Africa.

Feel the pounding of hooves as wildebeest stampede across the plains of the Serengeti; get close to gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda; hike on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Coverage Includes: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

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East Africa PDF travel guide by Lonely Planet

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East Africa PDF travel guide by Lonely Planet

East Africa is the Africa of childhood longings, a wild realm of extraordinary landscapes, peo-ples and wildlife in one of our planet’s most beautiful corners.

Feel the pounding of hooves as wildebeest stampede across the plains of the Serengeti; get close to gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda; hike on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Coverage Includes: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

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Amsterdam - De Pijp (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

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Amsterdam - De Pijp (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

De Pijp’s village-like character is due in part to the fact that it’s an island, connected to the rest of the city by 16 bridges. With gentrification continuing apace, this arty, foodie neighbourhood retains a community-oriented bohemian spirit.

- feast your senses on the international free-for-all of fresh produce, cheese, fish, colourful clothing, accessories and quirky Dutch souvenirs at Albert Cuypmarkt, the largest street market in Europe to open daily (except Sunday)

- stroll through an urban oasis of lawns, statues, ponds and fountains in Sarphatipark, De Pijp’s central park.

- hop between exuberantly friendly neighbourhood watering holes, starting with borrel (drinks) at lively bars such as Boca’s

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.
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Central Asia - Kyrgyzstan (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

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Central Asia - Kyrgyzstan (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

Kyrgyzstan is a nation defined by its natural beauty. Joyously unspoilt mountainscapes, stark craggy ridges and rolling summer pastures are brought to life by seminomadic, yurt-dwelling shepherds. It’s easy to see why Kyrgyzstan is the gateway of choice for many travellers in Central Asia.

- stargaze and experience life in a summer herder’s yurt at high-altitude Lake Son-Köl

- trek amid the Alay Valley’s snowy peaks en route to China or Tajikistan, or scale 7134m Peak Lenin

- explore surrounding mountains by foot, bike or horseback, from right outside your guest-house door in Jyrgalan

Coverage includes: Bishkek, Chuy Oblast, Ala-Archa Canyon, Chunkurchak Valley, Alamedin Valley, Kegeti Valley, Issyk-Ata Valley, Tokmok, Suusamyr Val-ley, Talas Oblast, Northern Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Köl Oblast, Issyk-Köl Northern Shore, Karakol, Ak-Suu Region, Issyk-Köl Southern Shore, Naryn Oblast, Kochkor, Son-Köl, Jumgal, Naryn, Eki-Naryn, Tash Rabat, Jalal-Abad Oblast, Sary-Chelek, Jalal-Abad, Arslanbob, Kazarman, Osh Oblast, Osh, Uzgen, Alay Valley, Understand Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan Today, History, People & Culture, Religion, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink, Survival Guide, When to Go, Visas & Permits, Itineraries, Fast Facts, Exchange Rates, Resources.

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