Friday, 31 July 2015

Wat Xieng Thong "!Temple of the Golden City" Luang Prabang, Laos

Elephant On Exterior Of Wat Xieng Thong. Photo by Chris Raven
Wat Xieng Thong (or Temple of the Golden City) is a Buddhist temple (wat), in Luang Prabang, Laos. Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art.

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Laos - Luang Prabang & Around (Chapter)

Nowhere else can lay claim to Luang Prabang’s old-world romance of 33 gilded wats, saffron-clad monks, faded Indochinese villas and exquisite Gallic cuisine. At the sacred confluence of the Mekong River and the Nam Khan, this city has rightfully gained mythical status as a travellers’ Shangri La.

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Courses, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Pak Ou Caves, Tat Kuang Si, Tat Sae, Ban Phanom & Beyond.

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Wales surf wave generator starts up

The first waves have peeled across an artificial surf lagoon built on the site of an old aluminium works on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

The owners of Surf Snowdonia claim to have created the longest man-made surf wave in the world. Dominating the Conwy valley, it is designed to generate breakers reaching up to a hefty 6ft (2m). Surf Snowdonia says it will create up to 50 waves per hour.

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Wales - Snowdonia & The Llyn (Chapter)

With rugged mountain trails and coastal paths, industrial sites and historic train lines, this slice of the country distills the very essence of Welshness – just don’t mention that to the folks in Cardiff!

Coverage includes: North Wales Borderlands, Holywell (Treffynnon), Clwydian Range, Denbigh (Dinbych), Ruthin (Rhuthun), Llangollen, Snowdonia National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri), Bala (Y Bala), Dolgellau, Cader Idris (Cadair Idris), Tywyn, Fairbourne, Barmouth (Abermaw), Harlech, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Penmachno, Betws-y-Coed, Capel Curig, Llanberis, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Beddgelert, Llŷn Peninsula, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Pwllheli, Llanbedrog, Abersoch, Aberdaron, Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli), Morfa Nefyn, Pistyll, Nant Gwrtheyrn.

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Museum of London considers Smithfield Market move

Smithfield Market could be the new home of the Museum of London, as the institution has run out of space in its current Barbican location.

The museum explores the history of London dating back to 4,500 BC. Its collections include Roman archaeological discoveries, a medieval gallery, bricks burned in the Great Fire and an original, art deco lift shaft from Selfridges.

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London - Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields PDF chapter

This redeveloped area boasts top sights (Geffrye Museum, Georgian Spitalfields), excellent markets (Exmouth, Spitalfields, Brick Lane) and a creative frisson, but truly comes alive at night.

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping.

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Thursday, 30 July 2015

New England travel guide or choose a chapter!

Come to New England to mount spectacular summits and to feel the ocean breeze. Come to tantalize your taste buds with succulent seafood and sweet maple syrup. Come for history and high culture.

New England travel guide

Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Boston, Around Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Central Massachusetts, the Berkshires, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Understand and Survival chapters.

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Boston (6.088Mb)

Around Boston (4.45Mb)

Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard (6.044Mb)

Central Massachusetts & The Berkshires (3.758Mb)

Rhode Island (4.689Mb)

Connecticut (4.616Mb)

Vermont (4.302Mb)

New Hampshire (4.481Mb)

Maine (4.778Mb)

Understand New England & Survival Guide (5.863Mb)

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Jordan travel guide or choose a chapter!

A safe haven in a region of conflict, Jordan has delighted visitors for centuries with its World Heritage sites, friendly towns and inspiring desert landscapes.

Jordan travel guide

Coverage Includes: Planning chapters, Amman, Jerash, Irbid, the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea Highway, Madaba, the King's Highway, Petra, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, the Desert highway, Azraq, the Eastern Desert Highway, Understand and Survival chapters.

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Amman (1.893Mb)

Jerash, Irbid & the Jordan Valley (1.292Mb)

Dead Sea Highway (0.837Mb)

Madaba & the King's Highway (1.265Mb)

Petra (25.894Mb)

Aqaba, Wadi Rum & the Desert Highway (1.643Mb)

Azraq & the Eastern Desert Highway (0.937Mb)

Understand Jordan & Survival Guide (1.992Mb)

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Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef travel guide or choose a chapter!

Let it all hang out in Queensland: Australia’s holiday haven offers beaches, reefs, jungles, cheery locals and a laid-back tropical pace of life.

Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef travel guide

Coverage includes: Brisbane & around, The Gold Coast, Noosa & the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast, Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands, Whitsunday Coast, Townsville to Mission Beach, Cairns & the Daintree Rainforest.

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Brisbane & Around (4.529Mb)

The Gold Coast (2.546Mb)

Noosa & the Sunshine Coast (2.447Mb)

Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast (2.611Mb)

Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands (1.681Mb)

Whitsunday Coast (2.154Mb)

Townsville to Mission Beach (2.374Mb)

Cairns & the Daintree Rainforest (2.803Mb)

Understand Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef & Survival Guide (5.202Mb)

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Fiji Lonely Planet travel guide or choose a chapter!

Bula! Alabaster beaches, clear waters, shy smiles and swaying palms – this tiny nation may be a mere speck on the map, but it packs a powerful punch.

Fiji Lonely Planet travel guide

Coverage Includes: Planning chapters, Nadi, Suva, Viti Levu, Mamanuca Group, Yasawa Group, Ovalau, Lomaiviti Group,Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Kadavu Group, Lau Group, Moala Group, Understand and Survival chapters.

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Nadi, Suva & Viti Levu (4.054Mb)

The Mamanuca & Yasawa Groups (1.336Mb)

Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group (1.404Mb)

Vanua Levu & Taveuni (1.784Mb)

Kadavu, Lau & Moala Groups (1.328Mb)

Understand Fiji & Survial Guide (3.57Mb)

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Brazil Lonely Planet travel guide or choose a chapter!

Tropical islands, lush rainforests, marvelous cities and picture-perfect beaches set the scene for the great Brazilian adventure.

Brazil travel guide

Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Plan Your Trip, Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro State, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, São Paulo State, Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasília, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Piauí, Maranhão, The Amazon, Understand and Survival chapters.

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Minas Gerais & Espirito Santo (6.567Mb)

Sao Paulo State (6.63Mb)

Parana (5.518Mb)

Santa Catarina (5.885Mb)

Rio Grande So Sul (5.276Mb)

Brasilia & Goias (6.368Mb)

Mato Grosso & Mato Grosso Do Sul (6.044Mb)

Bahia (7.774Mb)

Sergipe & Alagoas (4.793Mb)

Pernambuco, Paraiba & Rio Grande Do Norte (7.013Mb)

Cera, Piaui & Maranhao (5.814Mb)

The Amazon (10.265Mb)

Understand Brazil & Survival Guide (5.454Mb)

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Buenos Aires city guide or choose a chapter!

Sexy, alive and supremely confident, this beautiful city gets under your skin. Like Europe with a melancholic twist, Buenos Aires is unforgettable.

Buenos Aires city guide

Coverage includes: Plan Your Trip, The Center, Puerto Madero, Congreso & Tribunales, San Telmo, La Boca, Retiro, Recoleta & Barrio Norte, Palermo, South of Palermo, Day Trips, Understand Buenos Aires and Survival Guide.

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Congreso & Tribunales (2.321Mb)

San Telmo & La Boca (3.314Mb)

Retiro, Recoleta & Barrio Norte (3.188Mb)

Palermo & South of Palermo (3.564Mb)

Day Trips from Buenos Aires (1.48Mb)

Understand Buenos Aires & Survival Guide (7.237Mb)

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Rio de Janeiro city guide or choose a chapter!

Golden beaches and lush mountains, colonial neighborhoods and modernist style, samba-fueled nightlife and spectacular football matches: welcome to Rio de Janeiro, where life is anything but subdued.

Rio de Janeiro city guide

Coverage includes: Plan Your Trip, Ipanema & Leblon, Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa, Copacabana & Leme, Botafogo & Urca, Flamengo & Around, Centro & Cinelândia, Santa Teresa & Lapa, Zona Norte, Barra da Tijuca & Western Rio, Understand Rio de Janeiro and Survival Guide.

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Ipanema & Leblon (4.281Mb)

Gavea, Jardim Botanico & Lagoa (3.749Mb)

Copacabana & Leme (4.162Mb)

Botafogo & Urca (4.262Mb)

Flamengo & Around (3.763Mb)

Centro & Cinelandia (4.371Mb)

Santa Teresa & Lapa (3.803Mb)

Zona Norte (3.743Mb)

Barra da Tijuca & Western Rio (3.983Mb)

Understand Rio De Janeiro & Survival Guide (4.764Mb)

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World’s population to reach 11.2 billion by end of the century

India is set to overtake China and become the world’s most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast.

Fast-growing Nigeria is on course to outstrip the United States by about 2050 to become the country with the third largest population, the United Nations predicted. The current global population of 7.3 billion is forecast to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, slightly above the last set of U.N. projections.

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India travel guide

Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, the Taj Mahal, Uttarakhand, Kolkata, West Bengal, Darjeeling, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Northeast States, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Mumbai, Karnataka, Bengaluru, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Andaman Islands, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Understand and Survival chapters.

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A summer stay in Coombe Abbey. A visit to the heart of England

A swan enjoys an English summer on the grounds of
Coombe Abbey. Photo by Simon Raven
Set in 500 acres of parkland, overlooking formal gardens and a tranquil lake and originally built as a Cistercian Abbey in the 12th Century, Coombe Abbey has now been lovingly restored into a four star hotel.

Conveniently located near to the historical towns of Warwick and Stratford upon Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace).

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England - Birmingham, The Midlands & the Marches (Chapter)

Few other places come so close to the dream of England as here, the country’s heart. If you’re searching for chocolate-box villages of wonky timbered houses and gracious stately homes that look like the last lord of the manor just clip-clopped out of the stables, you’ll find them here.

Coverage includes: Birmingham, Warwickshire, Stratford-upon-Avon & around, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Peak District, Buxton, Castleton & Around, Derwent Reservoirs, Edale, Eyam, Bakewell & Around.

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New Zealand's South Island travel guide or choose a chapter!

Welcome to possibly the world’s most scenically diverse island; with lakes, mountains and beaches, often incorporating quintessentially Kiwi ways to get active and adventurous.

New Zealand's South Island travel guide

Coverage Includes: Planning chpaters, Marlborough, Nelson, The West Coast, Christchurch, Canterbury, Dunedin, Otago, Queenstown, Wanaka, Fiordland, Southland, Understand and Survival chapters.
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Marlborough & Nelson (4.372Mb)

The West Coast (4.647Mb)

Christchurch & Cantebury (5.267Mb)

Dunedin & Otago (3.372Mb)

Queenstown & Wanaka (3.83Mb)

Fiordland & Southland (4.594Mb)

Understand South New Zealand & Survival guide (7.264Mb)

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Discover Thailand Lonely Planet travel guide

This full-colour guide showcases the very best of Thailand, with a plethora of itineraries and tips!

Discover Thailand Lonely Planet travel guide

Thailand is blessed: exotic and mysterious yet approachable and hospitable, it has the looks and personality to entice the world to its shores. Bangkok’s food, Ko Samui’s beaches, Sukhothai’s ruins – we’ve selected the most iconic sights and incredible places so you can enjoy the real Thailand with minimum fuss.

Coverage includes: Bangkok, Bangkok Getaways, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & Northern Thailand, Ko Samui & the Gulf Coast.

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USA's Best Trips or choose a chapter!

Discover the freedom of the open road with USA’s Best Trips. We’ve selected 52 amazing road trips through the USA, from two-day escapes to week-long adventures, and packed them full of expert advice and inspirational suggestions. Whether you want to explore the Pacific Coast Highways, Route 66 or the Rocky Mountains, we’ve got the trip for you.

USA's Best Trips Lonely Planet PDF travel guide

Coverage includes: Planning chapters, New York & the Mid-Atlantic Trips, New England Trips, Florida & the South Trips, Great Lakes Trips, Great Plains Trips, Rocky Mountains Trips, Southwest Trips, California Trips, Pacific Northwest Trips and Road Trip Essentials.

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New York & the Mid-Atlantic (17.718Mb)

New England (20.106Mb)

Florida & the South (17.661Mb)

Great Lakes (14.598Mb)

Great Plains (13.009Mb)

Rocky Mountains (11.732Mb)

The Southwest (18.567Mb)

California (17.754Mb)

Pacific Northwest (21.881Mb)

Road Trip Essentials (4.133Mb)

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Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam

Visit the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. Photo by Chris Raven
Step into Van Gogh's world. Discover the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, featuring masterpieces such as Almond Blossom, Sunflowers and The Bedroom.

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Amsterdam PDF city guide

Seventeenth-century canals. Nineteenth-century masterpieces. Joint-smoking alien sculptures. Few places meld history with modern urban flair like Amsterdam, a charming, compact city that's ripe for rambling.

Coverage includes: Plan Your Trip, Neighbourhoods at a Glance, Medieval Centre & Red Light District, Nieuwmarkt, Western Canal Ring, Southern Canal Ring, Jordaan & the West, Vondelpark & around, Old South, De Pijp, Plantage, Eastern Islands & Eastern Docklands, Oosterpark & South Amsterdam, Day Trips from Amsterdam, Sleeping, Understand Amsterdam and Survival Guide.

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Banyan Tree Huangshan opens in Anhui, China

Banyan Tree Huangshan has officially opened in the misty awe-inspiring landscape of Anhui Province, east of China, in the shadow of the great Mount Huangshan. 

The tenth Banyan Tree in China, it is 70 minutes away from Huangshan city. Cultural adventurers and explorers will be fascinated by the ancient dwellings of Xidi and Hongcun, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the breath-taking Mount Huangshan with its unusual-shaped granite peaks, woody pine trees and hot springs.

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China - Anhui (Chapter)

The principal draw for visitors to Ānhuī is its well-preserved villages and fantastical mountain scapes. The main attraction of this southern Huīzhōu region is unquestionably Huángshān, a jumble of sheer granite cliffs wrapped in cottony clouds that inspired an entire school of ink painting during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Coverage includes: Túnxī & around, Huīzhōu Villages, Huángshān, Jiǔhuá Shān, and Héféi.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Akureyri becomes the top destination as Iceland interest grows

The town of Akureyri, Iceland, has been listed as the top Lonely Planet destination in Europe for 2015.

Iceland has received a lot of attention lately and has seen a 31% increase in interest from foreign visitors. The country expects this trend to continue as more investments are made in the tourism sector.

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Iceland Lonely Planet travel guide

The energy is palpable on this magical island, where astonishing natural phenomena inspire the welcoming, creative locals and draw an increasing number of visitors in search of splendour.

Coverage Includes: Planning chapters, Reykjavík, Southwest Iceland, the Golden Circle, West Iceland, The Westfjords, North Iceland, East Iceland, Southeast Iceland, The Highlands, Understand and Survival chapters.

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International Tiger Day in India, more space needed

Wild tiger in Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India. Photo by Chris Raven
From a lakh (100,000) tigers in 1913 to a mere 3,000 now, global wild tiger population has been decimated over the last century. India, which had the maximum tigers, now has only 2,226 in the wild, and despite strong global support for conservation, survival of the species continues to be threatened due to fragmented habitat, largely due to missing links (corridors) in their habitat.

Even as the country celebrates International Tiger Day, substantial conservation effort is concentrated on a few, relatively large protected areas (PAs). It is high time the government focuses on forests outside the PA network, especially in Central India, say experts.

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India Lonely Planet travel guide

Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, the Taj Mahal, Uttarakhand, Kolkata, West Bengal, Darjeeling, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Northeast States, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Mumbai, Karnataka, Bengaluru, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Andaman Islands, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Understand and Survival chapters.

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Myanmar (Burma) Lonely Planet travel guide or choose a chapter!

Now is the moment to visit this extraordinary land, scattered with gilded pagodas, where the traditional ways of Asia endure and areas that were previously off-limits are opening up.

Myanmar (Burma) Lonely Planet travel guide

Coverage includes: Yangon & Around, Southern Myanmar, Bagan & Central Myanmar, Temples of Bagan, Eastern Myanmar, Mandalay & Around, Northern Myanmar, Western Myanmar

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Yangon & Around (21.908Mb)

Southern Myanmar (3.055Mb)

Bagan & Central Myanmar (4.882Mb)

Temples of Bagan (1.843Mb)

Eastern Myanmar (3.607Mb)

Mandalay & Around (4.006Mb)

Northern Myanmar (2.57Mb)

Western Myanmar (3.99Mb)

Understand Myanmar & Survival Guide (7.753Mb)

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Chicago Lonely Planet city guide or choose a chapter!

Steely skyscrapers, top chefs, rocking festivals - the Windy City will blow you away with its low-key cultured awesomeness.

Chicago Lonely Planet city guide

Coverage includes: Plan Your Trip; The Loop; Near North & Navy Pier; Gold Coast; Lincoln Park & Old Town; Lake View & Wrigleyville; Andersonville & Uptown; Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village; Logan Square & Humboldt Park; Near West Side & Pilsen; South Loop & Near South Side; Hyde Park & South Side; Day Trips; Sleeping; Understand Chicago and Survival Guide.

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Near North & Navy Pier (2.761Mb)

Gold Coast (2.952Mb)

Lincon Park & Old Town (2.735Mb)

Lake View & Wrigleyville (2.906Mb)

Andersonville & Uptown (2.547Mb)

Wicker Park, Buckktown & Ukrainian Village (2.753Mb)

Logan Square & Humboldt Park (2.743Mb)

Near West Side & Pilsen (2.803Mb)

South Loop & Near South Side (2.921Mb)

Hyde Park & South Side (2.92Mb)

Day Trips from Chicago (2.013Mb)

Understand Chicago & Survival Guide (3.218Mb)

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Visit Edinburgh this August / Download Lonely Planet's Edinburgh travel guide (PDF Chapter)

Download Lonely Planet's Edinburgh travel guide (PDF Chapter)

Lonely Planet's Edinburgh (PDF Chapter)

Edinburgh comes even more alive in august. It is a city that begs to be explored. From the vaults and lanes that riddle the Old Town to the urban villages of Stockbridge and Cramond, it's filled with quirky, come-hither nooks that tempt you to walk just a little further.

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, City Walking Tour, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.and Around Edinburgh.

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Venice & The Veneto Lonely Planet city guide

Canals and bridges in Venice, Italy. Photo by Simon Raven
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Venice & The Veneto city guide

The dream of Italy is made real in this floating city, where palaces perch atop underwater poles. Wander Venice’s famous waterways, and let opera divas and bubbly prosecco elevate your spirits.

Coverage includes: Plan Your Trip, Sestiere di San Marco, Sestiere di Dorsoduro, Sestieri di San Polo & San Croce, Sestiere di Cannaregio, Sestiere di Castello, Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands, Murano, Burano & the Northern Islands, Understand Venice & the Veneto, and Survival Guide.

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Hawaii Lonely Planet travel guide or choose a chapter!

With its sugary beaches, Technicolor coral reefs and volcanoes beckoning adventurous spirits, it's easy to see why Hawaii has become synonymous with paradise.

Hawaii Lonely Planet travel guide

Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi the Big Island, Maui, Lanaʻi, Molokaʻi, Kauaʻi, Understand and Survival chapters.

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Hawai'i the Big Island (8.347Mb)

Maui & Kaho'olawe (8.751Mb)

Lana'i (3.561Mb)

Moloka'i (4.096Mb)

Ni'ihau & Kaua'i (8.835Mb)

Understand Hawaii & Survival Guide (4.422Mb)

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Discover Maui Lonely Planet travel guide

Experience the best of Maui. This full-colour guide does the work for you - Lonely Planet's trademark expertise cuts straight to the must-see highlights of the country so no matter what your time frame or budget, you won't miss the best bits.

Discover Maui Lonely Planet travel guide

Snorkelers pause for green sea turtles. Zip-liners swoop over jungles. Couples exchange vows on the beach. And early risers watch the sun punch through the clouds from their perch on the edge of a lofty volcano. The most visited of the Neighbor Islands, Maui lures travelers with a revitalizing mix of outdoor adventure and gorgeous scenery.

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Lunchtime in Potosi, Bolivia

Lunchtime in Potosi, Bolivia. Photo by Chris Raven
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Bolivia - Central Highlands (Chapter)

The Central Highlands are located at the heart of the country and for many represent the heart of the nation. Throughout the region there are lovely, little-known colonial towns gently crumbling with age. It’s well worth eschewing the city-to-city mode of travel to explore them.

Coverage includes: Cochabamba, Around Cochabamba, Parque Nacional Tunari Cochabamba Area, Cerro Tunari Area, Western Cochabamba Valley, Quillacollo, Tiquipaya, Villa Albina, Inca-Rakay & Sipe Sipe, Eastern Cochabamba Valley, La Angostura.

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Sami reindeer fur for sale in The Far North of Norway

Reindeer fur for sale at a Sami market in the Far North of Norway. Photo by Simon Raven
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Norway - The Far North (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The northernmost counties of Troms and Finnmark arc across the very top of Europe, where broad horizons share the land with dense forest. Like most of the relatively few visitors who make it this far north, come in summer to enjoy Tromsø; the museums of this sparky, self-confident place will orient you for the Arctic lands beyond.

Coverage includes: Troms, Tromsø & around, Senja, Setermoen & around, Alta & around, Hammerfest, Nordkapp & Magerøya, Lakselv & around, Stabbursnes, Tana Bru, Vadsø, Vardø, Kirkenes, Grense Jakobselv, Pasvik River Valley, Karasjok, Kautokeino, Reisa National Park.

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Remains of English Jamestown colony leaders discovered

Scientists say they have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement.

Jamestown was the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America. The bodies were exhumed in November 2013 in the church where Pocahontas married Captain John Rolfe in 1614.

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Washington, DC & the Capital Region (Chapter)

Coverage includes: Washington, DC, Maryland, Baltimore, Annapolis, Eastern Shore, Ocean City, Western Maryland, Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Virginia, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Petersburg, Historic Triangle, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, The Piedmont, Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Highlands & Southwest Virginia, West Virginia, Eastern Panhandle and Monongahela National Forest.

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