Lonely Planet Items
Heading off on your gap year in the New Year? Wondering where to go or need a little bit of inspiration? To help you decide and plan your adventures for next year, we’ve come up with a list of where we think are going to be hot gap year destinations in 2012.
The latest Lonely Planet travel guide to Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef reports the area's swift recovery from the extreme weather of 2010 and early 2011, giving great destination suggestions to help you plan your Australia gap year travels.
Lonely Plant has created a new travel trivia app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch where players virtually navigate the world, testing their knowledge and solving puzzles along the way.
Backpackers heading for a far-eastern adventure will be pleased to hear that Lonely Planet’s 12th edition China travel guide is out this month. Describing the vast country as a ‘land of contradictions,’ the guide was written by 11 authors.
If the snow has left you stuck in Europe, or if you're just planning a continental tour in the New Year, then you'll be glad to learn that Lonely Planet is offering a 48-hour city guide app giveaway from 1pm today (December 21).
If you're heading across the pond for an American adventure in the New Year, then the experts at Lonely Planet are on hand to help. To welcome gap year travellers, Lonely Planet's US-based staff have been asked to pick out their top tips for 2011.
If you were inspired to see the world by David Attenborough's Planet Earth TV documentary series, then the latest guide from Lonely Planet could be the perfect companion on your round-the-world trip.
Lonely Planet has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to produce the ultimate guide to taking an Australian road trip, which includes full itineraries for exploring the outback on four wheels.
Wellington has made it onto Lonely Planet's Top Ten Cities for 2011 guide. The New Zealand city joins Tangiers in Morocco, Tel Aviv in Isreal, and Delhi in India on the Best in Travel 2011 list.