Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Amsterdam - Day Trips from Amsterdam (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Amsterdam - Day Trips from Amsterdam

Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Amsterdam and they can each be completed in a day. Must-sees include Haarlem and Leiden. Alleys wind among grand 17th-century buildings in lively Harlem, just a 15-minute hop from Amsterdam
Leiden, Rembrandt’s picturesque, canal-woven birthplace, is home to the country’s oldest and most prestigious university

Coverage includes: Haarlem, Leiden, Keukenhof Gardens, Delft, Alkmaar, Den Haag, Zaanse Schans and Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer.

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Amalfi Coast Road Trips - Shadow of Vesuvius Trip (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Amalfi Coast Road Trips - Shadow of Vesuvius Trip

Beginning in the tumult that is Naples, this trip winds around the Bay of Naples to the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum to seaside Sorrento – even daring the slopes of Vesuvius itself.

- climb to the summit of Mt Vesuvius for spectacular views
- pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights
- glimpse 2000 years of history with a walk through Naples’ centro historico
- get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages
- explore the fascinating and sobering ruins of Pompeii

Coverage includes: Naples and around, Portici, Herculaneum, Museo dell’Osservatorio Vesuviano, Mt Vesuvius, Oplontis, Boscoreale, Pompeii, Castellammare di Stabia, Sorrento, Ercolano, The Amalfi Coast, Positano, Praiano, Furore, Amalfi, Ravello, Minori, Cetara, Vietri sul Mare and Italy Travel Guide.

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Sydney - Darling Harbour & Pyrmont (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Sydney - Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Every inch of this former dockland is given over to some of the city’s highest-profile paid at-tractions, bars and restaurants. Firework displays occur with alarming frequency; most Saturday nights go off with a bang.

- escape the hustle and bustle of the city on the tranquil paths of the Chinese Garden of Friendship

- face your fears in the tunnels through the shark tanks at Sydney Sea Life Aquarium

- meet the stars of the Australian bush in the heart of the city at Wild Life Sydney Zoo

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

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Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks - Around Yosemite National Park (Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks - Around Yosemite National Park

Though many consider Yosemite the pick of the Sierras, you may just find you prefer the flavor of the Eastern Sierra: home to sights Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes, hidden hot springs, shimmering alpine lakes and dramatic mountain scenery.

- paddle around Mono Lake’s eerie tufa formations

- bounce and splash through white-water rapids in the spectacular Merced River Canyon

- soak in natural hot springs and ramble along the phenomenal hiking trails of Mammoth Lakes

Coverage includes: Oakhurst, Fish Camp, Tioga Pass & Around, Lee Vining, Mono Lake, June Lake Loop, Mammoth Lakes, Bishop.

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Understand Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park and Survival Guide (Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Understand Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park and Survival Guide

All the info you need on everything from history, geology, wildlife and clothing & equipment to flights, public transport, climate, safety, conservation... you name it. Includes tips for traveling with pets and travelers with disabilities.

Coverage includes: Parks Today, History, Geology, Wildlife, Conservation, Clothing & Equipment, Directory A–Z, Transportation and Health & Safety.

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Western USA - Rocky Mountains (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Western USA - Rocky Mountains

The high backbone of the lower 48, the Rockies are nature on steroids, with rows of snowcapped peaks, rugged canyons and wild rivers running buckshot over the western states. Climbing, skiing and white-water paddling exertions can be offset by soaking in hot springs.

- spot bears, bison and geysers at Yellowstone National Park

- revel in Hollywood-gone-cowboy in the party resort of Aspen

- enjoy the untamed splendour of Glacier National Park

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USA's National Parks - Southwest (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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USA's National Parks - Southwest

Giant arches, desert mesas, vast canyons and ancient petroglyphs – for many, the Southwest is the most visually spectacular region in the country, whether you’re admiring a giant saguaro cactus or the polished sandstone walls of a narrow slot canyon.

- hike the classic corridor route through Grand Canyon National Park

- follow the Virgin River into a narrow slot canyon on the Narrows hike in Zion National Park

- explore the ethereal cave world at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Coverage includes: Classic Trip: Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, Arches National Park, Big Bend National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reed National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Great Basin National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Saguaro National Par and Zion National Park.

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Cancun launches new mobile app to visitors

The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau and Smart Group have joined forces to promote the destination with the new Smart Map Cancun mobile app.

The application, which offers an interactive travel guide, was designed to make a visit to Cancun easier and stress-free. The app, available on both Google Play and the Apple Store, will allow visitors to access maps of Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres and Holbox, as well as access to a GPS system without the need of an internet connection.

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Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan travel guide

Few destinations in Mexico can dazzle you with ancient Maya ruins, azure Caribbean waters and colonial-era cities all in one fell swoop. Actually, there's only one – the Yucatán Peninsula.

Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Cancun & Around, Issla Mujers, Isla Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Costa Maya & Southern Caribbean Coast, Yucatan State & the Maya Heartland, Campeche & Around, Chipas, Understand and Survival chapters.

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USA - Rocky Mountains (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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USA - Rocky Mountains

The Rockies are nature on steroids, with rows of snowcapped peaks, rugged canyons and wild rivers. Here, you can choose between tranquillity, adrenaline and spying on grizzlies, moose and mountain lions, followed by soaking in hot springs under a roof of stars.

- spot bears, bison and geysers at Yellowstone National Park

- revel in Hollywood-gone-cowboy in the party resort of Aspen

- hike and climb the craggy wilderness of Grand Teton National Park

Coverage includes: Colorado & Around, Denver, Boulder, Northern Mountains, Wyoming, Cheyenne, Laramie, Lander, Jackson, Cody, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Montana, Bozeman, Gallatin, Paradise Valleys, Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness, Billings, Helena, Missoula, Flathead Lake, Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Whitefish, Glacier National Park, Idaho, Boise, Ketchum & Sun Valley, Stanley and Idaho Panhandle.

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Tuscany Road Trips - World Heritage Wonders Trip (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Tuscany Road Trips - World Heritage Wonders Trip

From Rome to Venice, this tour of Unesco World Heritage sites takes in some of Italy’s greatest hits, including the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and some lesser-known treasures.

- experience opera, history and drama in romantic Verona
- pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights
- lose your heart to Venice, Italy’s unique canal city
- get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages
- explore the enchanting warren of lanes and piazzas in Siena’s medieval centre

Coverage includes: Rome, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Modena, Verona, Padua, Venice, Eastern Tuscany, Arezzo, Cortona, Southern Tuscany, Chianti, Greve in Chianti, San Gimignano, Montalcino, Pienza, Monticchiello, Montepulciano, Sovana, Pitigliano, Northern Tuscany, Lucca, Pietrasanta, Lazio, Cerveteri, Tarquinia, Viterbo and Italy Travel Guide.

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The Netherlands - Northeast Netherlands (Chapter) Lonely Planet

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The Netherlands - Northeast Netherlands

Few travellers venture to this far corner of the Netherlands, but they’re missing out on the country’s rural heart, a place where traditions are kept alive and prehistoric relics dot the landscape.

- experience northern culture at its best in vibrant Groningen

- stomp out a muddy trail on the Wadden mudflats

- walk the fortified ramparts of 16th-century Bourtange

Coverage includes: Groningen City, Around Groningen, Northwest Groningen, Hoogeland, Bourtange, Drenthe, Assen, Kamp Westerbork and Dwingelderveld National Park.

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Spain & Portugal's Best Trips - Andalucia & Southern Spain (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Spain & Portugal's Best Trips - Andalucia & Southern Spain

Immortalised in operas and depicted in Goya-era works of arts, Andalucía often acts as a synonym for Spain. Experience the region’s passion while driving between mountains, Moorish cities and hilltop villages.

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Understand Southern Italy and Survival Guide (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Understand Southern Italy and Survival Guide

All the info you need on everything from history, the mafia and the southern way of life to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for women travellers, gay and lesbian travellers and travellers with disabilities. And get the most out of your conversations with a handy language guide and glossary.

Coverage includes: Southern Italy Today, History, The Southern Way of Life, The Mafia, The Southern Table, Art & Architecture, Directory A–Z, Transport and Language.

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Slovenia - The Karst & the Coast (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Slovenia - The Karst & the Coast

Slovenia’s astonishing diversity comes to the fore in this region. Separated by short distances, you can traipse through remarkable Unesco-recognised caves, go bear-watching in dense green forests, or admire the Venetian history and architectural legacy of photogenic seaside towns.

- descend into the netherworld with a tour of the Škocjan Caves

- enjoy the catch of the day amid the glorious Venetian architecture of Piran

- unwind at the peaceful Lepa Vida Thalasso Spa in the salty Sečovlje Salina Nature Park

Coverage includes: Karst Region, Postojna, Green Karst, Škocjan Caves, Lipica, The Coast, Koper, Izola, Piran, Portorož and Sečovlje.

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San Antonio, Austin & Texas Road Trips - Hill Country Trip (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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San Antonio, Austin & Texas Road Trips - Hill Country Trip

In March and early April when wildflowers are blooming, this is one of the prettiest drives in all of Texas – perfect for a day trip or a lazy, meandering vacation.

Coverage includes: San Antonio, Comfort, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, Lyndon B Johnson Ranch, Johnson City, Wimberley, San Marcos, Gruene, New Braunfels, Hill Country, San Antonio Walking Tour, Austin and Austin Walking Tour.

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Rio de Janeiro - Ipanema & Leblon (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Rio de Janeiro - Ipanema & Leblon

The favored address for young, beautiful and wealthy cariocas (residents of Rio), these twin neighborhoods boast magnificent beaches and tree-lined streets full of enticing open-air cafes, restaurants and bars. Ipanema is also Rio’s gay district, centred on and near Rua Farme de Amoedo.

- frolic in the waves, sip refreshing maté and watch people parade on lovely Ipanema Beach.

- join fishers and couples on rocky Ponta do Arpoador for the nightly spectacle of sunset.

- feast on Bahian snacks and browse artwork and handicrafts at the weekly Hippie Fair.

Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Explore Ipanema & Leblon, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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Poland - Silesia (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Poland - Silesia

Silesia boasts a rich history, with architecture ranging from medieval fortresses to Baroque cathedrals, a diverse collection of attractive cities, industrial centres and mountain scenery. The mountains are home to idyllic resort towns popular with hikers, bikers and spa fans alike.

Coverage includes: Wrocław & Around, Trzebnica, Sobótka, Mt Ślęża, Lower Silesia, Zielona Góra, Świdnica, Książ, Sudetes Mountains, Jelenia Góra, Karkonosze National Park, Szklarska Poręba, Karpacz, Kłodzko, Kudowa-Zdrój, Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Upper Silesia, Nysa, Opole, Katowice, Pszczyna and Oświęcim.

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Namibia - Did You Know?

Namibia is the second least densely populated country on earth after Mongolia. There are just over two million people living in a country which is half the size of Alaska.
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Botswana & Namibia travel guide

Botswana and Namibia: Fused together by epic landscapes, including Fish River Canyon, the Kalahari and the Okavango Delta, and some of the continent’s greatest concentration and diversity of wildlife, this is truly Africa.

Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Namibia, Understand and Survival chapters.


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Blooming Marvellous. It's the London's Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Today sees the start of London's Chelsea Flower Show. The 100-plus exhibits in this year's show range from whimsical to traditional — and they don't fit neatly into pots.

A sea of knitted and crocheted poppies covers the Royal Hospital grounds, much like a 2014 installation of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, honoring soldiers who died in World War I.

The exhibit includes more than 300,000 flowers made by some 50,000 people. The display began three years ago as a small-scale project in Melbourne, and eventually blossomed into the London show.

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London city guide

Check out cutting-edge art at the Tate Modern, wander the historic Royal Parks and explore riverside pubs and the bars of Shoreditch; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of London and begin your journey now!
 Inside Lonely Planet London Travel Guide:

Covers: the West End, the City, the South Bank, Kensington & Hyde Park, the East End and more

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Lonely Planet's top 10 European destinations for 2016

Best in Europe 
The European destinations you need to see in 2016



Is Europe on your wish list for 2016? Lonely Planet’s travel experts have combed the continent to create the ultimate selection of European destinations to see this year.

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1. The Peloponnese, Greece

Greece - Peloponnese (Chapter)

This region bears traces of the civilisations that came before, witnessed in its classical temples, Mycenaean palaces, Byzantine cities, and Ottoman, Frankish and Venetian fortresses. The food here is among Greece’s best and the vineyards are contributing to Greece’s wine renaissance.

Coverage includes: Corinthia, Ancient Corinth, Acrocorinth, Ancient Nemea, Argolis, Argos, Ancient Mycenae, Nafplio, Tiryns, Epidavros, Southwest Argolis, Arkadia, Central Arkadia, Lakonia, Sparta, Mystras, Monemvasia, Neapoli, Gythio, The Mani, Lakonian Mani, Messinian Mani, Messinia, Kalamata, Ancient Messini, Koroni, Methoni, Pylos, Gialova & Around, Olympia, Andritsena, Kyllini, Achaïa, Patra (Patras) and Kalavryta & Around.

2. Aarhus, Denmark

Denmark - Central Jutland (Chapter)

Easily the largest and most varied of all Danish regions, central Jutland encompasses dramatically different features, from the calm beaches of the sheltered east coast to the wild and woolly west coast, battered by North Sea winds. Lying in between, offering visual stimulation among the flatness, are the rolling hills and forests of the Lake District.

Coverage includes: Aarhus, Djursland & Around, Ebeltoft, Grenaa, The Lake District, Silkeborg, Ry, Himmelbjerget, The Interior, Jelling, Givskud, Billund & Legoland, Randers, Rebild Bakker & Rold Skov, Viborg, Central West Coast, Hvide Sande.

3. Venice, Italy


Watch a Murano glass-blower practice his craft, stroll past stalls of tiny octopus and giant oysters at Rialto Market, or take a moonlit gondola ride past ancient palaces; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Venice and the Veneto and begin your journey now!

Covers: Sestiere di San Marco, Sestiere di Dorsoduro, Sestieri de San Polo and Santa Croce, Sestiere di Cannaregio, Sestiere di Castello, Giudecca, Lido, Murano, Burano, and more

4. The Dordogne, France


Limousin, the Dordogne and the Lot are the heart of la belle France. Dordogne has a bevy of bastides (fortified towns), castles and spectacular cave paintings; Limousin is strewn with farms and hamlets; and Lot is ribboned with rivers to cruise and caverns to explore.

Coverage includes: The Dordogne, Périgueux, Brantôme, Bergerac, Issigeac & around, Monpazier & around, The Dordogne Valley, Sarlat-la-Canéda, The Vézère Valley, Limousin, Limoges & around, Brive-la-Gaillarde & around, The Lot and Cahors & around.

5. Lviv, Ukraine


The city of Lviv is an emerging tourist magnet, a truly captivating place, rich in historic architecture and with an indulgent coffeehouse culture. Away from Lviv, are the moody Carpathian Mountains, historic Lutsk, the olde-worlde spa at Truskavets and the Pochayiv Monastery.

Coverage includes: Lviv, Zhovkva, Drohobych, Ternopil, Pochayiv, Kremenets, Volyn & Rivne Regions, Lutsk, Shatsky National Nature Park, Dubno.

6. Warwickshire, England


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.

7. Extremadura, Spain


Visiting Extremadura is a journey into the heart of old Spain, from the country’s finest Roman ruins to beautiful medieval cities and villages. Mérida, Cáceres and Trujillo rank among the country’s best-preserved historical settlements, while extremeño hamlets have a timeless charm.

Coverage includes: Cáceres, Valencia de Alcántara, Alcántara, Trujillo, Guadalupe, Plasencia, La Vera, Valle del Jerte, Valle del Ambroz, Hervás, Granadilla, Coria, Parque Nacional de Monfragüe, Mérida, Badajoz & around and Zafra & around.

8. East Coast Tenerife


Tenerife is the striking grand dame in the archipelago family. The island offers volcanic lava, a sultry Carnaval celebration and a stash of museums, temples to modern art and colonial towns. And, towering above it all, the dramatic Pico del Teide.

Coverage includes: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, La Laguna, San Andrés & around, Taganana & the Anaga Mountains, Punta del Hidalgo & around, Tacoronte & around, Puerto de la Cruz, La Orotava, Icod de los Vinos, Garachico, Parque Nacional del Teide, Vilaflor, Punta de Teno, Santiago del Teide, Masca, Los Gigantes & Puerto de Santiago, Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas & Costa Adeje, Las Galletas, Candelaria, Güímar and El Médano.

9. Texel, the Netherlands


The quintessentially Dutch province of Noord-Holland (North Holland) wraps around Amsterdam like a crown. Less than 20km west of Amsterdam, but entirely its own city, elegant Haarlem is the region’s capital and a charming example of 17th-century grandeur.

Coverage includes: North Holland, Haarlem, Around Haarlem, Zaanse Schans, Waterland Region, Alkmaar, Broek op Langedijk, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik, Den Helder, Texel, Muiden, Het Gooi, Flevoland, Lelystad and Urk.

10. Northern Dalmatia, Croatia

Serving that classic Dalmatian cocktail of historic towns, jewel-like waters, rugged mountains, sun-kissed islands, gorgeous climate and Mediterranean cuisine, this region is a holidaymaker’s paradise. Yet it’s the cities and islands further south that hog all the limelight, leaving Northern Dalmatia, if not quite undiscovered, then certainly less overrun.

Coverage includes: Lika, Plitvice Lakes & around, Gospić & around, Paklenica National Park, Pag Island, Pag Town, Central Pag, Novalja & around, Zadar, Dugi Otok, Sali, Božava, Veli Rat, Šibenik-Knin County, Kornati Islands, Tisno & Murter Island, Šibenik, Krka National Park, Knin.

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Monday, 23 May 2016

Peru - Lake Titicaca (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Peru - Lake Titicaca

In Andean belief, Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun. In addition, it’s the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world, serving as the longtime home of highland cultures steeped in the old ways.

- boat the serene blue expanse to the islands of Lake Titicaca

- celebrate festivals with blaring bands and crazy costumes in Puno

- admire the elaborate temples that dwarf Lake Titicaca’s bucolic south-shore towns

Coverage includes: Juliaca, Lampa, Pucará, Abra la Raya, Puno & around, Lake Titicaca Islands, Capachica Peninsula & around, South-Shore Towns and Bolivian Shore.

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New England Fall Foliage Road Trips - Connecticut River Byway Trip (Chapter) Lonely Planet

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New England Fall Foliage Road Trips - Connecticut River Byway Trip

This drive links mill towns, white-clapboard villages and colleges as it unfurls beside farms, forests and the Connecticut River, which roars then ripples through New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

- touch the tooth of a mastodon at Montshire Museum of Science
- pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights
- spot the Cat in the Hat in a Springfield sculpture garden
- indulge your sweet tooth at the world’s longest candy counter

Coverage includes: Littleton, New Hampshire, Montshire Museum of Science, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Fort at No 4, Charleston, Walpole, Montague, Amherst, Northampton, South Hadley, Springfield, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Hartford, Lake Candlewood, Litchfield Hills, Boston,The Berkshires, Vermont, Northeast Kingdom, Stowe Walking Tour and Burlington Walking Tour.

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Madagascar - Antananarivo (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Madagascar - Antananarivo

‘Tana’ is all about eating, shopping, culture and history. The town centre is busy and polluted, but bypassing the capital altogether is a mistake: the city has been the home of Malagasy power for three centuries and there is a huge amount to discover.

- stroll through Antananarivo’s lovely Haute-Ville

- spend an afternoon in the spiritual home of Malagasy identity, the royal hill of Ambohimanga

- shop till you drop (and haggle all you can) at Marché Artisanal de la Digue

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Tours, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Around Antananarivo, Lemurs’ Park, Ivato, Ilafy and Ambohimanga.

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Italy - Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Italy - Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria

This is a land of drying washing on weather-worn balconies, speeding scooters and dilapidated centro storicos (historic centres) that haven’t yet qualified for a Unesco listing. Though the south’s more down-to-earth cities lack the extensive tourist infrastructure of northern Italy, there’s prettiness amid the grittiness.

- marvel at otherworldly sassi (cave dwellings) and the ancient history of Matera

- sample the wonderful simplicity of Puglia’s cucina povera in the trattorias of Bari

- search for early morning photo ops around the cream-coloured lanes and expansive beaches of Vieste

Coverage includes: Puglia, Bari & Around, Promontorio del Gargano, Isole Tremiti, Valle d’Itria, Lecce, Brindisi, Basilicata, Matera, Metaponto, Potenza, Appennino Lucano, Basilicata’s Western Coast, Calabria, Northern Tyrrhenian Coast, Cosenza, Parco Nazionale della Sila, Ionian Coast, Parco Nazionale dell’Aspromonte, Reggio di Calabria and Southern Tyrrhenian Coast.

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5 NEW Lonely Planet digital ebooks

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Madagascar travel guide - 8th edition

Watch chameleons and lemurs in mountainous national parks, haggle like a local at the Marché Artisanal de la Digue, or snorkel incredible coral reefs; all with your trusted travel companion.  Get to the heart of Madagascar and begin your journey now!

Covers: Antananarivo, Central Madagascar, Southern Madagascar, Western Madagascar, Northern
Madagascar, Eastern Madagascar and more

Italian Lakes Road Trips

Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet Italian Lakes Road Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering the Italian lakes by car.

Covers: Milan, Venice, Lakes Maggiore, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Trentino and more

Bolivia travel guide - 9th edition

From the snowcapped Andes to the steamy Amazon, and from salt-crusted, flamingo-painted deserts to lush Yungas valleys, plunge by parachute, motorboat, bicycle or crampon into South America’s most diverse and affordable country. Tour the world's largest salt flat, walk in the path of the Inca or search for magic potions in La Paz markets; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Bolivia and begin your journey now! 

 Covers: La Paz, Lake Titicaca, the Yungas, the Cordilleras, the Southern Altiplano, Salar de Uyuni, Cochabamba, Potosi, Santa Cruz, the Amazon Basin and more


Brazil is blessed with powdery white-sand beaches, verdant rainforests and rhythm-filled metropolises. Its attractions extend from frozen-in-time colonial towns, coral-fringed tropical islands and otherworldly landscapes of canyons and waterfalls to a national joie de vivre that embraces good food, great music and fabulous festivals. Party at Carnaval in Rio, come face to face with monkeys and other creatures in the Amazon, or snorkel the aquatic life-filled natural aquariums of Bonito.
Covers: The Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Salvador, Bahia, Pernambuco, Paraiba, Rio Grande de Norte, Parana, Ceara, Piaui, Maranhao, Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso and more


Seductive golden beaches and lushly forested mountains; samba-fueled nightlife and spectacular football matches; fabulous opportunities for hiking, cycling, sailing, surfing and swimming: welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City).  Samba the night away in Lapa, people-watch and sip sunset cocktails on Ipanema Beach or get up close to Christ the Redeemer and marvel at the panoramic view of Rio.

Covers: Ipanema, Leblon, Gavea, Jardim Botanico, Lagoa, Copacabana, Leme, Botafogo, Urca, Flamengo, Centro, Cinelandia, Santa Teresa, Lapa, Zona Norte, Barra da Tijuca, Western Rio and more

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Ireland - Counties Donegal (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Ireland - Counties Donegal

Uncrowded Donegal’s rugged interior with its remote mountain passes and shimmering lakes is only marginally outdone by the long and labyrinthine coastline with its windswept peninsulas. Hunt for the isolated, characterful pubs and little restaurants - they serve amazing food.

- watch the sun set from the top of the soaring sea cliffs, Slieve League

- tour flamboyant Glenveagh Castle in beautiful Glenveagh National Park

- stroll along the windswept beach at Culdaff, near Malin Head

Coverage includes: Donegal Town & Around, Lough Eske, Rossnowlagh, Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Donegal & Around, Mountcharles, Dunkineely, Killybegs, Kilcar, Teelin & Around, Glencolumbcille & Around, Maghery, the Glengesh Pass, Ardara, Loughrea Peninsula, Glenties, Dungloe, Burtonport, Annagry, Arranmore Island, Gweedore & Around, Tory Island, Falcarragh, Gortahork, Dunfanaghy & Around, Letterkenny, Glenveagh National Park, Lough Gartan, Dunlewey & Around, Rosguill Peninsula, Fanad Peninsula and Inishowen Peninsula.

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Greek Islands - Northeastern Aegean Islands (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Greek Islands - Northeastern Aegean Islands

With jagged landscapes and pristine beaches, influences from Asia Minor abound on the islands, in old-fashioned island cuisines, traditional village culture and dramatic celebrations. Lesvos, Chios and Samos offer easy connections to Turkey’s coastal resorts and historically Hellenic sites.

- challenge your brain cells at Ikaria’s annual international chess tournament

- enjoy sunset and the Aegean’s best lobster on the Fourni Islands

- wade through the river to wooded waterfalls near Potami Beach

Coverage includes: Ikaria, the Fourni Islands, Agios Kirykos & Around, Evdilos & Around, Samos & Around, Vathy (Samos), Pythagorio & Around, Chios & Around, Chios Town, Inousses, Psara, Lesvos (Mytilini) & Around, Mytilini Town, Limnos & Around, Myrina, Agios Efstratios, Samothraki & Around, Kamariotissa, Hora (Samothraki), Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Loutra (Therma), Fonias River, Thasos and Thasos (Limenas).

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Greece - Dodecanese (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Greece - Dodecanese

Outdoor activities abound here, with hiking and natural history, underwater caves and wrecks to dive, limestone cliffs to climb, neoclassical mansions to explore, ancient sites to stir the imagination and secluded beaches to laze the day away.

- wander beneath Byzantine arches and along the ancient cobbled alleyways of Rhodes’ Old Town

- follow the winding road up to the timeless mountain-top village of Olymbos

- test your mettle diving for wrecks or climbing limestone cliffs on Kalymnos

Coverage includes: Rhodes & Around, Rhodes Towns, Lindos, Halki & Around, Emborios, Karpathos & Around, Pigadia, Kasos & Around, Fry, Kastellorizo (Megisti), Kastellorizo Village, Symi & Around, Gialos, Tilos & Around, Livadia, Megalo Horio, Nisyros & Around, Mandraki, Kos & Around, Kos Town, Astypalea, Skala & Around, Hora, Livadi, Kalymnos, Pothia & Around, Myrties, Masouri, Armeos, Telendos Islet, Emborios, Vathys, Rina, Ρίνα, Leros & Around, Agia Marina, Platanos, Pandeli, Vromolithos, Lakki, Xirokambos, Krithoni, Alinda, Patmos, Lipsi & Around, Lipsi Village, Arki, Marathi, Agathonisi, Agios Georgios and Megalo Horio.

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Grand Tour of Italy Road Trips - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Grand Tour of Italy Road Trips - Plan your trip

Start your planning here. We reveal the ultimate road-trip list for a Grand Tour of Italy PLUS the highlights you’ll discover on the way and practical advice to kick-start your trip.

full-colour map, inspirational images and clear nuts-and-bolts information
expert advice: discover even more with our city guides to Rome, Florence and Venice

Coverage includes: Welcome to the Grand Tour of Italy, Grand Tour of Italy Highlights, Rome City Guide, Florence City Guide, Venice City Guide and Need to Know.

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Grand Canyon National Park - Around North Rim (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Grand Canyon National Park - Around North Rim

The North Rim sits on the southern edge of the spectacular 1010-sq-mile North Kaibab Plateau, refreshingly cool and green at 8000ft and surrounded below by red-rock scenery, miles of trails and vast expanses of desert wilderness.

- boat on Lake Powell or hike a slot canyon

- cycle through the aspen and meadows of the Kaibab

- combine your visit with a trip to Zion and Bryce National Parks, a few hours’ drive north

Coverage includes: Kaibab National Forest (North Rim), Fredonia, Kanab, Page & Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Vermilion Cliffs & Marble Canyon.

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Germany, Austria & Switzerland's Best Trips - Switzerland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Germany, Austria & Switzerland's Best Trips - Switzerland

Dazzling outdoor scenery and chocolate-box chalets combine with local traditions, cosmopolitan cities and smooth infrastructure in Switzerland, making it easy to dive into its heart on these road trips.

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Germany - Cologne & Northern Rhineland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Germany - Cologne & Northern Rhineland

The Rhine River provides a vital link for some of the region’s highlights: Düsseldorf, with its great nightlife and fabulous shopping, and Bonn, which pays homage to Beethoven. Away from the river, Aachen still echoes to the beat of the Holy Roman Empire and Charlemagne.

- feel your spirits soar as you climb the majestic loftiness of Cologne’s Dom (cathedral)

- lose count of the little glasses of Kölsch beer you’ve drunk at Cologne’s beer halls

- decide if Düsseldorf’s iconic Altbier is better than Cologne’s Kölsch

Coverage includes: Cologne, The Rhineland, Brühl, Bonn, Siebengebirge, Remagen, The Ahr Valley, the Eifel, Aachen, Eifel National Park, Düsseldorf, Lower Rhine, The Ruhrgebiet & Around, Essen, Dortmund, Münster, Osnabrück, Münsterland, Ostwestfalen, Soest, Paderborn, Sauerland and Altena.

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Civil War Trail Road Trips - Lowcountry & Southern Coast Trip (Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Civil War Trail Road Trips - Lowcountry & Southern Coast Trip

The Lowcountry welcomes travelers with a warm embrace. This coastal region, which stretches from Charleston south to Georgia, is a tangle of islands, inlets and tidal marshes. This drive sweeps in plantation life, military history, Gullah culture and a landmark African American school.

- watch the sun set over the marsh at Hunting Island State Park

- pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights
learn about Navajo Code Talkers

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

- meditate surrounded by the vast gardens of Middleton Place

- discover even more with walking tours and background information

Coverage includes: Charleston, Drayton Hall, Middleton Place, Walterboro, Beaufort, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Penn Center, Hinting Island State Park, Edisto Island Scenic Byway, Charleston Walking Tour, South Carolina, Ashley River Plantations and Hilton Head.

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Brazil - Rio de Janeiro City (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Brazil - Rio de Janeiro City

Planted between lush, forest-covered mountains and breathtaking beaches, the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) has many charms at its disposal. While large-scale festivities such as Carnaval make Rio famous, there are always countless occasions for revelry, from Saturdays at Ipanema Beach to football at Maracanã.

- frolic in the waves and watch the parade of passing people on lovely Ipanema Beach

- find the perfect beat at a samba club in Lapa, Brazil’s most musically charged neighborhood

- take the cog train up Corcovado for stunning views beneath the open-armed Cristo Redentor

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

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Bolivia - La Paz & Around (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Bolivia - La Paz & Around

A maze of lung-busting inclines and constant contradictions, a mad carnival of jostling pedestrians, honking minivans, strident street marches and raucous street vendors, La Paz surrounds you: you’ll love it, you’ll hate it, but you can’t ignore it.

- wander up from El Prado through tight alleyways to the top of the valley

- buy aphrodisiacs as you have your fortune told in the Mercado de Hechicería

- get cultured at the Calle Jaén Museums

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Courses, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Around La Paz, Valle de la Luna, Mallasa, Valencia & Mecapaca, Muela del Diablo, Valle de las Ánimas, Cañón de Palca, Chacaltaya and Tiwanaku.

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