15 of the world’s most stunning islands

15 of the world’s most stunning islands

Take a journey with us to discover the cultural heritage, natural wonders and secret stories of islands both famous and far away. Experience the canopy trees of Socotra Island, the penguin paradise of Macquarie Island, the Channel Islands’ dolphins and the...
Getting around in Toronto – Lonely Planet

Getting around in Toronto – Lonely Planet

Exploring on foot is a great way to experience a new place. However, in a city as big as Toronto where the different neighborhoods and attractions are fairly spread out, you might need a little help that will give your feet a rest. Toronto might be one of the most...
The best hikes in Vietnam

The best hikes in Vietnam

Modern Vietnam is a million miles from its war-torn past. Jungle-cloaked hills that once shook with the sound of combat are now the serene setting for adventurous hikes to remote villages, lofty lookouts, tumbling waterfalls and the summit of Indochina’s highest...
Best time to visit the Caribbean

Best time to visit the Caribbean

Is there ever a bad time for a Caribbean vacation? Aside from the threat of heavy rains during hurricane season, the region is generally blessed with consistently tropical temperatures, clear yet impossibly blue seas, infinite stretches of white sand, verdant rain...
What to eat and drink in South Africa – Lonely Planet

What to eat and drink in South Africa – Lonely Planet

South Africa’s culinary diversity reflects its multicultural society, ranging from pan-African cuisine to seafood and steaks in globally acclaimed restaurants, so eating is an excellent way to the heart of the Rainbow Nation. The Cape was the birthplace of South...
10 best beaches in Peru

10 best beaches in Peru

From the edge of the Andes – where the rich ecosystem of the Humboldt Current washes against the coasts – to the dry tropical forest of the northern shoreline, the beaches of Peru are as diverse as its people and cultures. Peru has more than 2500km (1553 miles) of...
Best things to do in Cape Town

Best things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town has a long-standing reputation for outdoor activities, thanks to its chain of mountains overlooking an equally beautiful string of beaches. Over the past decade or two, this city at the tip of Africa has added gastronomy and culture to the list of its best...
What are the best US airline vouchers to gift this holiday?

What are the best US airline vouchers to gift this holiday?

Lonely Planet’s team of writers and experts answer your travel problems and provides tips and hacks to help you plan a hassle-free trip.  Deciding what to gift someone who is passionate about travel can be a challenge. They tend to travel light, and spare cash...
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