Travel with Lonely Planet authors at the CAE, Melbourne

Come in out of the Victorian cold and spend a weekend afternoon at the CAE Melbourne this July with a Lonely Planet author, and plan your next holiday! Learn about destinations as diverse as Iceland and India, how to travel on a shoestring or how to hit the road – Australian style!

Budget-bending travel
Saturday 17 July, 1.00-4.00pm, CAE class code: DNJ82203

Traveling cheap doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the quality of your holiday. Pick up tips from the experts about how to get the best value for money when you travel. Learn when to plan ahead (and when not to) and of course, what to pack. Seasoned shoestring traveller Patrick Horton, author of Lonely Planet’s India, Russia & Belarus and Europe on a shoestring, shares his secrets on how to stick to your budget but still enjoy everything on offer overseas, including the occasional treat!

Saturday 24 July 1.00-4.00pm, CAE class code: DNK35302

India is as spectacular and as diverse as a Bollywood movie – colourful, exuberant, exciting and loud. Join Patrick Horton, author of Lonely Planet India, as he takes you on a journey through this vast, exhilarating country from the soaring Himalayan peaks to the sun-soaked Keralan beaches and Rajasthan palaces to the bustling 21st century cities. Whether you want to see a Bengal tiger, take tea in Darjeeling, catch the cricket or rave on in Goa, Patrick will show you how to make the most of your Indian adventure.

Sunday 25 July, 1.00-4.00pm, CAE class code: DNK35901

Understand why this amazing country with the cold name is fast becoming one of the hottest places on the planet. From the wonderful nightlife and hip style of Reykjavik to amazing lunar-like landscapes and lava fields. Explore the history, geography, natural wonders and amazing culture of Iceland. Author of Lonely Planet’s Iceland, Finland and Scandinavian Europe guides, Paul Harding will help you chip away the ice to discover a unique culture from the sagas of old to contemporary icons Björk and Halldór Laxness.

Planning your Australian Road Trip
Saturday 31 July, 1.00-4.00pm, CAE class code: DNK35102

Forget Route 66! Discover your own backyard, see the ‘real Australia’ on the road trip of a lifetime. Whether it’s driving the Canning Stock Route or racing a boat on dry land in Alice Springs, Rob van Driesum, author of Lonely Planet’s Outback Australia, gives you the advice on everything you need to get you there and back again – from choice of vehicle, trip routes, driving tips and bush safety.

All sessions at the CAE, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Course fee $50.00 per person. Bookings essential, contact the CAE on 03 9652 0611.