Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2009: One Book, Endless Wanderlust

  • 29 October 2008
  • USA

Lonely Planet has captured 850 of the world’s hottest travel trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the year ahead in one book: Best in Travel 2009.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2009 features the best places to go and things to do all around the world in the upcoming year. Drawing on the knowledge, passion and miles travelled by Lonely Planet’s staff and authors, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2009 has a year’s worth of inspiration to take travelers out of the ordinary and into some unforgettable experiences.

Formerly known as Lonely Planet’s Bluelist, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2009 is crammed full of all new content featuring over 850 diverse, stand-out travel experiences and 165 stunning photos to inspire travelers for the year ahead.

Highlights include:
•Top 10 Cities: Regions and Countries: Written by destination-expert authors, this is Lonely Planet’s top 10 recommendations for what’s hot in 2009

•Top Travel Lists: Contains 850 travel experiences including “Best Place to Have a Midlife Crisis”, “Flashiest Lighthouses”, “Best Things to Throw Yourself Off”, “Weirdest Plants (and where to find them)”, “Best Places for Deadly Sins” and “Lost Cities of the World”

•Special Feature on Water: There’s an underlying current in this book…water. This section has 75 ideas for water-related travel including an extended article on the effects climate change is having on water, how this affects the world and how travelers can contribute positively

•Tony Wheeler, Lonely Planet’s co-founder, shares his top travel picks for the year

•World Profiles: An annual snapshot of every country in the world, outlining key events and trends to watch out for in 2009

•2009 travel planner: 50 adventures mapped out month-by-month

So make some plans by randomly opening a page and planting a finger- who knows what you might end up doing! Or browse from your armchair page-by-page and allow yourself to be enticed by a diverse array of ideas. These picks are sure to be morsels of inspiration that will get you off the beaten track and into the eclectic and varied wonders of our world.

*Interviews and select images available upon request. 

For review copies or additional information, please contact Rana Freedman at PressUSA@Lonelyplanet.com.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2009
1st edition, 242pp, full color, paperback
ISBN: 978 1 74179 843 0
October 2008