August 2007 New Titles and Updated Editions
Afghanistan, 1st edition
The most comprehensively researched and up to date guidebook, Afghanistan is primarily designed for those businesspeople, non-profits and other NGOs traveling to Afghanistan. Unique features include: a chapter on “Safety in Afghanistan” detailing the types of risk involved in visiting the country along with listing security training courses, transportation concerns, the different authorities one will encounter, and information resources; comprehensive History and Culture chapters assure that readers understand the past and present conditions of the region; and trekking coverage from the world’s greatest experts on the Wakhan Pamir, John Mock and Kim O’Neil.
Algeria, 1st edition
Algeria is the most fascinating country you never thought of visiting. This is the only English-language guidebook to Algiers and includes a guide to the best Roman ruins in Africa, a special chapter on traveling deep into the Sahara, and the best of Algiers‘ accommodation options.
Baja & Los Cabos, 7th edition
The mere mention of sun-soaked Baja makes your muscles turn to toffee. This guide offers more off-track coverage than any other guidebook and a special surfing chapter written by Surfer magazine editor Jake Howard.
Beijing, 7th edition
Beijing is an ancient city rushing towards the future at breakneck speed. Its economy is roaring, gleaming skyscrapers are shooting up and the Olympics are on their way. An expanded color section of interviews with local, a special Olympics chapter, and Chinese script on maps and for all hotel addresses ensure that travelers can step into the hustle and bustle with ease.
Central Asia, 4th edition
Borat may not have been the most savory of ambassadors, but at least he shone a light on Central Asia. This guide covers Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan with information on community-based tourism, trekking, visas, travel permits, and crossing remote borders.
Laos, 6th edition
Laos flies under the tourist radar, which is half its appeal. A History chapter written by an internationally renowned Lao history expert and researched with locals and ex-pats for on-the-ground perspectives gives readers the tools to immerse themselves and travel responsibly.
Libya, 2nd edition
Libya will get a hold of your imagination and shake it to its core. This is the only up-to-date Libya travel guide on the market and contains GPS references for hard-to-find Saharan sites, vital tourist visa info and reviews of the hottest hotels and restaurants.
Thailand, 12th edition
Our bestselling guide to Thailand has expanded coverage of traveling overland through remote Isan, a new chapter dedicated to responsible and sustainable travel, foodie recommendations for the best street stalls and gourmet meals throughout the country.
Toronto, 3rd edition
Indoorsy, outdoorsy, artsy, foodie, multiculti – you can have it all. This guide stands out with expanded arts and entertainment calendars, excursions to Niagra Falls and beyond and eco-friendly information throughout.
Venezuela, 5th edition
The longest stretch of Caribbean, the world’s highest waterfall, the most winners of the Miss Universe competition and the fattest, crunchiest, chocolate-coated ants – Venezuela‘s got the lot, and so has our latest guide. Themed itineraries, an expanded sustainable travel section and more off-the-beaten-path coverage of the Andes and Los Llanos are a few of the significant changes to this guide.
Vietnam, 9th edition
Interviews with locals, tips on how to escape the tourist trail, a special chapter on Hill Tribes with info on how to travel responsibly, and an activities section including trekking, diving & snorkeling, cycling, motorbiking, surfing and windsurfing are all unique features in this guide to the best of Vietnam.
Diving and Snorkeling Belize, 4th edition
Coral atolls, the second-largest barrier reef in the world, more than 400 fish species and a host of corals and invertebrates … Belize is a diving paradise, and is considered one of the world’s top ecotourism destinations.
Diving and Snorkeling Cayman Islands, 2nd edition
The Cayman Islands is home to clear waters, plunging walls and a wide variety of marine life. Explore Grand Cayman’s Stingray City, the near-vertical drops of Little Cayman‘s Bloody Bay Wall and the Russian wreck at Cayman Brac.
Diving and Snorkeling Thailand, 2nd edition
Thailand has you dipping a toe into two oceans, parting the Indian and Pacific Oceans as it does. Colourful coral reefs and a rich diversity of marine life, from the shallows of Ko Tao to the whale sharks at Richelieu Rock.
With a wide selection of dives and snorkeling adventures, aimed at a range of abilities and full color photography, Lonely Planet’s relaunched Diving and Snorkeling series provides inspiration for armchair and actual travelers alike.
For more information, or to request a review copy, please contact Rana Freedman at PressUSA@Lonelyplanet.com.