Sunday, 15 December 2019

Gaze in awe at the Sistine Chapel ceiling with Lonely Planet's NEW Rome city guide


A heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s hot-blooded capital is one of the world’s most romantic and charismatic cities. Lonely Planet is your passport to Rome, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

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Feel the drama at the Colosseum, gaze in awe at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and feel small under the vast dome of the Pantheon; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Duncan Garwood describes why he loves Rome. "As much as its obvious beauty, what I love about Rome are its details: the cobbled lanes and hidden corners, the towering pine trees and vivid colours, the aroma of freshly ground coffee wafting out of cafes. the city's streets and piazzaz are an endless source of entertainment to me, even after almost two decades of living here, and I still get a kick out of seeing places I read about as a schoolkid. I'm also a big fan of roman cuisine, and there's little I love more than a long lunch at a favourite trattoria."

Rome Top 10

1. Colosseum

2. Vatican Museums

3. Pantheon

4. Museo e Galleria Borghese

5. St Peter's Basilica

6. Via Appia Antica

7. Trastevere

8. Roman Forum

9. Trevi Fountain

10. Piazza Navona

Drive through vivid fall foliage with Lonely Planet's NEW New England's Best Trips


New England is one of America’s best road-tripping regions; steeped in history and culture, chock-full of culinary and architectural delights and crisscrossed by scenic byways from the ancient Appalachians to the shores of the mighty Atlantic. Lonely Planet is your passport to New England’s Best Trips, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

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Spot birds and climb lighthouses along Cape Cod National Seashore, drive through vivid fall foliage, and take in views in Acadia National Park; all with your trusted travel companion.

New England's Best Trips Top 10

1. Cape Cod National Seashore

2. Fall Foliage

3. Acadia National Park

4. Appalachian Trail

5. Lighthouses

6. Newport Mansions

7. White Mountains

8. Ivy League Universities

9. Colonial History

10. Vermont Farms

Laze on the golden sand at Anse Lazio with Lonely Planet's NEW Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles travel guide


Blessed with superlative landscapes and idyllic beaches, rich in activities and culinary experiences, Mauritius, Réunion and Seychelles offer the best cure for the blues.

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Reach the summit of Réunion’s Piton de la Fournaise, laze on the golden sand at Anse Lazio, Seychelles, or dive into an underwater wonderland in Mauritius; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Anthony Ham describes why he loves Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles. "I'm with mark twain: Mauritius may have been the model for heaven. The first time I laid eyes on the place, I fell in love with the beaches, but I also love the melting-pot cultural mix, beautiful forests and wildlife, and the opportunities for hiking the mountainous interior, all on one small island. Rodrigues, with its refreshingly retro lack of development, is another favourite - a real Mauritius-as-it-once-was experience. and the Seychelles, even down to its name, carries echoes of luxury and superb natural beauty, its islands dropped like pearls into a remote, tropical corner of the Indianan ocean."

Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles Top 10

1. Reaching the summit of Piton de la Fournaise (Réunion)

2. Anse Lazio (Seychelles)

3. The Northeastern Coastal Walk (Rodrigues)

4. Diving for Wildlife & Treasures (Mauritius)

5. Trekking the Cirque de Mafate (Réunion)

6. Île aux Aigrettes (Mauritius)

7. Chambres & Tables d'hôtes (Mauritius)

8. Canyoning in Riviere Langevin (Réunion)

9. Morne Seychellois National Park (Seychelles)

10. snorkeling & Diving (Seychelles)

Explore Portland’s cobblestone-lined Old Port with Lonely Planet's NEW Maine & Acadia National Park travel guide


Maine offers countless adventures, from summiting jagged peaks, to kayaking cliff-lined shores. With vast forests, seaside villages and island getaways, the state invites seemingly limitless wandering.

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Hike and bike through Acadia National Park, explore Portland’s cobblestone-lined Old Port, and go leaf-peeping for spectacular fall foliage; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Regis St Louis describes why he loves Maine & Acadia National Park. "It's hard not to fall for Maine. What other state has so much going for it, with its gorgeous shorelines, wilderness-filled interior and jagged mountains stretching to the horizon? There's also the food and drink scene, with its focus on local, sustainable and organic. I love that Maine straddles two worlds: old fashioned main streets where people still stroll and cutting-edge culture that's helping to revitalize some of its sleepy small towns. The people, though, are the state's greatest treasure - a tough lot who are willing to weather those long winters to live in this place of such natural riches."

Maine & Acadia National Park Top 10

1. Acadia National Park

2. Portland

3. Lobster

4. Fall Foliage

5. Lighthouses

6. Blue Hill Peninsula

7. Beaches

8. Sailing Penobscot Bay

9. Coastal Walks

10. Baxter State Park

Maine & Acadia National Park - Portland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


This is the Portland chapter from Lonely Planet’s Maine & Acadia National Park guidebook.

Maine’s largest city has capitalized on the gifts of its port history – the redbrick warehouse buildings, the narrow cobblestone streets – to become one of the hippest, most vibrant small cities in the Americas.

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- wander slowly past paintings by masters global and local at the well-curated Portland Museum of Art

- watch the fog roll in over Portland Head Light, the oldest functioning lighthouse in Maine

- drink your way across the city’s breweries and enjoying all of the beers this brew-mad town can serve

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

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Saturday, 14 December 2019

NEW Seattle city guide - 8th edition by Lonely Planet


Blink and it’s changed: Seattle is that ephemeral. Blending innovation and nature, itʼs a city always marching forward. Lonely Planet is your passport to Seattle, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

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Stroll through clamorous Pike Place Market, speed to the top of the Space Needle for awe-some views, or pay homage to Hendrix at the Museum of Pop Culture; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Seattle and begin your journey now!

- 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 – music, art, architecture, pop culture, history
- Free, convenient pull-out city map (included in print version), plus over 31 colour maps

Coverage includes: Downtown, Waterfront, Pioneer Square, SoDo, Belltown, Queen Anne, Lake Union, Capitol Hill, The CD, Madrona, Madison Park, U District, Green Lake, Fremont, Ballard, Discovery Park, and more

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Monday, 9 December 2019

Hike for miles in Acadia National Park with Lonely Planet's New England travel guide


From historic villages to cutting-edge galleries, verdant mountains to granite shores, clam shacks to covered bridges, New England’s scenic and cultural treasures are unparalleled. Lonely Planet is your passport to New England, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

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Leaf-peep along Rte 100 in Vermont for stunning fall color, walk the Freedom Trail in Boston for tales of liberty, and hike for miles in Acadia National Park; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Gregor Clark describes why he loves New England. "My fondness for New England is deeply rooted in childhood memories - skating on frozen Connecticut ponds and seeing my first shooting star in Vermont's Green Mountains. Decades later, New England's natural beauty still moves me: fireflies on a June evening; Aquinnah and Acadia's cliff-fringed beaches; the brilliance of maples, birches and cranberry bogs in fall; fresh snow clinging to February branches, and the sudden explosion of greenery after each long winter. I also love New England's cultural vibrancy, its art scene, historical treasures, organic farms, dynamic cities, progressive politics and Red Sox games at Fenway Park."

New England TOP 10

1. Fall Foliage

2. Freedom Trail

3. Acadia National Park

4. Festivals in the Berkshires

5. White Mountains

6. Lobster Trap

7. Mansions of Newport

8. Beachy Keen

9. Lakeside Living

10. Sailing Penobscot Bay

Find your wild side in Golden Gate Park with Lonely Planet's NEW San Francisco city guide


Grab your coat and a handful of glitter, and enter a wonderland of fog and fabulousness. So long, inhibitions; hello, San Francisco! Lonely Planet is your passport to San Francisco, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

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Watch the Golden Gate Bridge appear from the fog, feel the chill at Alcatraz, and find your wild side in Golden Gate Park; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Alison Bing describes why she loves San Francisco. "On my way from Hong Kong to New York, I stopped in San Francisco for a day. I walked up Grant Ave to Waverly Pl, just as temple services were starting - the fog was scented with incense and roast duck. I felt the magnetic pull to City Lights, and in the nonfiction cellar, I noticed a sign painted by a 1920s cult: "I am the door". It's true. San Francisco is the threshold between east and west, body and soul, fact and fiction. That was more than 20 years ago. I'm still here. Now it's your turn to open that door, and find yourself in San Francisco."

San Francisco Top 10

1. Golden Gate Bridge

2. Alcatraz

3. Golden Gate Park

4. Mission Murals

5. The Castro

6. Coit Tower

7. Cable Cars

8. Ferry Building

9. Barbary Coast Nights

10. SFMOMA

Saturday, 7 December 2019

New Chicago city guide - 9th edition by Lonely Planet


Steely skyscrapers, top chefs, rocking festivals – the Windy City will blow you away with its low-key cultured awesomeness. Lonely Planet is your passport to Chicago, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

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Wander the marble corridors of the Art Institute of Chicago, sample a range of global eats in buzzy restaurants, or hear the blues at Rosa’s Lounge; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Chicago and begin your journey now!

- 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 trou-ble 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 – music, history, sports, food, arts, architecture
- Free, convenient pull-out city map (included in print version), plus over 41 colour maps

Coverage includes: The Loop, Near North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Andersonville, Uptown, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Wicker Park, Logan Square, West Loop, Pilsen, Hyde Park, and more

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NEW Canary Islands travel guide - 7th edition by Lonely Planet


Scented pine forests, haunting volcanoes, lunar-like landscapes, sandy coves, miles of Sahara-style dunes, beach-hugging resorts – the beautiful, unique Canary Islands wear many tantalising hats. Lonely Planet is your passport to Canary Islands, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

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Hike through the alien landscape around El Teide, dive into the colour of Carnaval, or es-cape the crowds on Fuerteventua’s stunning northwest beaches.

- 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 – current affairs, history, arts, culture, wildlife, landscapes, geology

Coverage includes: Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma, El Hierro and more

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South India & Kerala - Telangana & Andhra Pradesh (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Hyderabad, one of Islamic India’s greatest cities, is reason enough on its own to visit this region. Its skyline is a sight to behold, defined by the great domes and minarets of ancient mosques, mausoleums and palaces of once-mighty dynasties.

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explore Hyderabad’s Old City and its unique markets, architectural marvels and hidden shrines

absorb the meditative ambience at beautiful Sankaram, as well as Bavikonda, Thotlakonda and Guntupalli, all destinations on the 2300-year-old monastic trail

revel in the genius of Kakatiya sculptors at the temple near Palampet

Coverage includes: Telangana, Hyderabad, Bhongir, Warangal, Palampet, Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada, Amaravathi, Nagarjunakonda, Visakhapatnam & Around, Tirumala & Tirupati.

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Thursday, 5 December 2019

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Thursday, 28 November 2019

Western Balkans - Serbia (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Diverse, welcoming and a hell of a lot of fun – everything you never heard about Serbia is true. Best of all, this landlocked country in the heart of the Balkans is still delightfully off the tourist trail.

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revel in the intriguing melange of faded Yugo-nostalgia, cutting-edge Balkan cool and fascinating history of Belgrade

hike, raft on the Drina or ride a narrow-gauge railway around the most scenic slice of Serbia, Tara National Park

join thousands of revellers each July for eclectic beats at EXIT Festival in Novi Sad’s formidable fortress

Coverage includes: Belgrade, Vojvodina, Novi Sad, South Serbia, Niš, Survival Guide.

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Roam the streets of eclectic Sydney with Lonely Planet's NEW Australia travel guide


Australia is the unexpected: a place where the world’s oldest cultures share vast ochre plains, stylish laneways and unimaginably blue waters with successive waves of new arrivals from across the globe.

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Explore the flora and fauna of Australia’s myriad collection of national parks, swim the fragile yet spectacular Great Barrier Reef, roam the streets of eclectic Sydney and trendsetting Melbourne; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Rachael Hocking describes why she loves Australia. "When I walk across this magnificent land, I speak to my forebears: great Warlpiri warriors, and the ancestors of each tribe that call this country home. I sing to the spirits who inhabit speckled night skies above the Tanami Desert: they look down from the stars and see circles, lines, dots the veins of our mother. I've shared turtle eggs with Meriam on Erub island at the edges of the beautiful Torres Strait, and I've sighted rare rock-wallaby in the heart of the Pilbara alongside Martu aboriginal rangers. I do not own this land, but it is part of me."

Australia Top 10

1. Aboriginal Culture

2. Wildlife

3. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

4. Great Barrier Reef

5. Sydney

6. The Whitsundays

7. Daintree Rainforest

8. Melbourne

9. Margaret River & Cape Naturaliste

10. Mona

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

The NEW Rough Guide to Peru


The NEW Rough Guide to Peru.

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Peru's enchanting landscapes have been attracting intrepid travellers for centuries: you can go sloth-spotting in the jungle, marvel at breathtaking views from Andean peaks and drift in a slow boat down the Amazon. Visit Inca citadels and village fiestas for a glimpse of the country's heritage, embrace its modern side by tasting Lima's world-class cuisine, or indulge in a pisco sour (or three). Fully updated and with detailed maps, this Rough Guide will lead you down colonial streets and winding mountain tracks to see the very best Peru has to offer.

Top 10

1. Hiking to Machu Picchu.
2. Peruvian Wildlife.
3. Marcahuasi.
4. Textiles.
5. Lagunas de Llanganuco.
6. A Traditional Festival.
7. Kuélap.
8. Lago Titicaca.
9. Pisco Sour.
10. Pre-Inca Craftwork.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Hike through the Canadian Rockies with the NEW The Rough Guide to Canada



Canada operates on a giant scale. The world's second-largest country brings you the mighty Rocky Mountains, show-stopping Niagara Falls, and Whistler ski resort's epic slopes. It's easy to find adventure, hit the highway to the Arctic Circle, go beluga and polar bar-spotting in Chrurchill, or watch icebergs sail past over a Newfoundland lobster lunch. Among all this are Canada's cool and distinctive cities, from Vancouver to Toronto. Let the expert advice in this fully updated Rough Guide inspire your trip.

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Discover Canada 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 do snowboarding in Whistler, go whale-watching off the spectacular coasts, hike through the Canadian Rockies, or marvel at the Niagara Falls, The Rough Guide to Canada will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

Canada TOP 10

1. Vancouver

2. Dawson City

3. Polar Bears in Churchill

4. Whale-Watching

5. Jasper

6. Niagara Falls

7. Ottawa's Canadian War Museum

8. Snowboarding in Whistler

9. Lunenburg

10. Art Gallery of Ontario

Thursday, 14 November 2019

South America - Argentina (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

With its gorgeous landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and lively culture, Argentina is a traveler’s paradise. Now is a great time to visit, so get your spirit in gear and prepare for an unforgettable adventure!

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eat, shop, dance, and party all night long in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s sophisticated capital

take in the world’s most amazing waterfall, Iguazú Falls, stretching almost 3km long

explore Argentina’s second-largest city, Córdoba, an attractive destination with alternative culture

Coverage includes: Buenos Aires & Around, Tigre, San Antonio de Areco, Northeast Argentina, Rosario, Santa Fe, Paraná, Parque Esteros del Iberá, Corrientes, Resistencia, Posadas, San Ignacio, Puerto Iguazú, Parque Nacional Iguazú, Northwest Argentina, Córdoba & Around, La Rioja, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Tafí del Valle, Cafayate & Around, Sal-ta, Jujuy, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Atlantic Coast, Mar del Plata, Villa Gesell, Pinamar, Bahía Blanca, Sierra de la Ventana & Around, Central Argentina, San Luis, Mendoza, Uspallata & Around, San Juan & Around, Malargüe, Las Leñas, The Lake District, Neuquén, Junín de los Andes, Parque Nacional Lanín, San Martín de los Andes, Villa la Angostura, Bariloche, Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, El Bolsón & Around, Esquel, Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Patagonia, Puerto Madryn, Reserva Faunística Península Valdés, Trelew & Around, Comodoro Rivadavia, Los Antiguos, El Chaltén, El Calafate, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Río Gallegos, Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia, Parque Nacional Tierra Del Fuego, Understand Argentina, Argentina Today, History, Culture, Arts, Cuisine, Sports, Environment, Survival Guide.

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Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra - Agra & the Taj Mahal (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The Taj Mahal rises from Agra’s haze as though from a dream. When you first glimpse it through the arched entryway, you might find yourself breathless with awe. Many hail it as the most beautiful building on the planet.

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bask in the beauty of one of the most famous buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal – a must-see!

roam Fatehpur Sikri, a sprawling palace complex from Mughal times, with an immense and fascinating 450-year-old mosque next door

wander the many rooms of Agra Fort, one of India’s most impressive ancient forts

Coverage includes: Agra & Around, Fatehpur Sikri.

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India - Odisha (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

A favourite destination for adventurous travellers, Odisha (Orissa) rewards those who make the effort to stray off the beaten track with an intricate patchwork of archaeological wonders, fascinating tribal culture, and natural beauty, along with an old-fashioned sprinkling of sun and sand.

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marvel at the artistic magnificence of the Sun Temple, Konark’s 800-year-old edifice

venture deep into the hills of Odisha’s tribal country, for Koraput’s markets and villages

cruise past enormous estuarine crocodiles in mangrove swamps in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary

Coverage includes: Bhubaneswar & Around, Southeastern Odisha, Puri, Konark, Chilika Lake, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Southwestern Odisha, Koraput & Around, Rayagada, Jeypore, Northern & Northeastern Odisha, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Mangarajpur, Pusphagiri Ruins, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary.

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