Sunset in the breathtaking El Valle ©Timothy Cohen Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Timothy Cohen, is recently back from a whirlwind trip around Panama – one of our top countries to visit in 2019. From deserted beaches to bustling, urban hubs, here's what he discovered... Panama has always been a mystery to me. All I knew about the country...
The Great Smoky Mountains NP is a wonderful showcase of nature's power © Nick Alvarez Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Nick Alvarez of Be Real Travel, recently returned from a trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park – one of our best value destinations for 2019. Armed with his camera and tripod, he embarked on a journey to capture the...
How well do you know our home planet? © Dima Zel / Shutterstock Do you know the name of the world’s third-highest mountain? Or in what year the euro was introduced as legal tender? Pit your wits against our toughest travel quiz to date – a thirty-question, all-encompassing behemoth of world trivia, with questions taken from Lonely Planet’s...
Maria and Katerina exploring their home city of Athens © It's all trip to me While the life of a full-time traveller may seem like an idyllic existence, it’s not for everyone. Ties to home – from family responsibilities to a budding career – might keep us from committing to a nomadic way of living, but it certainly...
Louise at the Longshan Temple in Taipei © Louise Bastock Louise Bastock, Assistant Editor at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to Taiwan. Tell us more… When I used to think about Taiwan, the dominant images in my mind would be of its capital city Taipei, specifically the skyscraper-studded skyline against a blue or lilac sunset, or...
Wonderings: rambles through and reflections on travel... this month, James Kay considers tourism's final frontier: space © Joe Davis / Lonely Planet Aside from a few forays to France, the furthest my maternal grandparents travelled was Pembrokeshire, Wales (repeat visits to a wind-buffeted static caravan in Croes-goch, if you must know). Just a generation later, my parents’ peregrinations...
In this guest post, Stanford University’s Professor G. Scott Hubbard – former Director of NASA’s Ames Research Center, founding editor-in-chief of the New Space journal, and author of Exploring Mars: Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery – looks at whether the travel industry is heading for the final frontier. Having been active in the US space program for...