The Big Trip
So, you want to experience the ultimate overseas adventure?
Whether you’re a gap year student or young traveller, taking a sabbatical or career break, a parent or guardian wanting to travel with your children, or in retirement and looking for your next adventure – The Big Trip is for you.
Inside Lonely Planet’s Experience France you’ll travel through vibrant cities, rural villages, majestic mountains and swanky chateaux, discovering the secrets to French style, embarking on your own study of wines and cheeses and immersing yourself in history, art and all things la belle France.
Inside Lonely Planet’s Experience Spain you’ll travel through buzzing cities, rural villages, rugged mountains and blissful beaches, discovering the secrets of Barcelona and Madrid’s nightlife, eating your way through the streets on a delectable tapas tour, and finding your new favourite hike, festival and siesta spot.
Pocket Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast
Walk historic Dubrovnik’s mighty walls, catch the cable car up Mount Srd for breathtaking views, and explore the islands and beaches of the Dalmatian Coast
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Crane your neck at giant rock formations in Yosemite, test your nerves on the astounding Go-ing-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, watch the sunset over the Grand Canyon
Take in the views and the history from Edinburgh Castle, go whisky tasting, visit the Queen’s official residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and stroll the ordered elegance of New Town
by The Raven Brothers
Out of shape and unprepared, The Raven Brothers return to the road in a collection of ten quests to travel to their dream destinations against all odds! After two decades pioneering new routes across the globe, you would expect the authors of 'Driving the Trans-Siberian' to be hotshot explorers, with a sixth sense and an ability to survive in almost any situation. Think again! With virtually zero knowledge of the workings of the internal combustion engine and very limited skills of wilderness survival, Simon and Chris struggle into their hiking boots and power across three continents by river, tarmac and trail.
Venture to the top of Norway, cruise the road to Damascus, hike the Camino trail into Spain’s Wild West, row the Ganges, explore Frida Kahlo’s world in Mexico City, hangout with the dead in Sicily’s eerie catacombs, crawl deep inside Bolivia’s notorious silver mine, seek lions in Gujarat, wellness in Berlin and journey into the Naga Hills where tribal kings still rule.
Noted by Lonely Planet for their talent to portray an “accurate view of what to expect”, 'Hike, Drive, Stayin’ Alive!' signals a return to the duo writing “buttock clenching” travel comedy with the first in a series of candid stories of adventure by The Raven Brothers.