Sarah Gilbert Lonely Planet author
Mexican cuisine is so good it’s on Unesco’s cultural heritage list. And while you can eat well across the entire country, the top place to sample the best of Mexico’s food is the state of Oaxaca (pronounced wa-ha-ca). From the Sierra Norte Mountains to its wild coastline, Oaxaca is a mix of cultures and traditions […]Continue reading 'Oaxaca, gourmet heart of Mexico'
- 16 December 2014
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Brian Spencer Lonely Planet author
Bangkok has a reputation as an intimidating city. So much so that many travellers decide to give it a miss – or at least short shrift – en route to the islands or up north. But if you’ve got a day or two to spare, we strongly recommend stopping by to get a taste of […]Continue reading 'Short break in Bangkok: 3 tailored itineraries'
- 12 December 2014
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Kerry Christiani Lonely Planet author
There’s more to Finnish Lapland than Santa encounters, as Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani found when she headed 500km north of the Arctic Circle, discovering a Christmas card scene of frozen lakes and boreal forest, reindeer-driven sleighs and snow that lies deep and crisp and even – all bathed in the bluish twilight of the polar night. […]Continue reading 'Lapland beyond Santa: culture and wilderness in northern Finland'
Sally Davies Lonely Planet author
The run up to Christmas is one of the most charming times to visit Barcelona, its streets hung with twinkling lights and lined with craft and food markets. A huge outdoor ice rink is set up in the Plaça Catalunya, a life-size nativity scene fills the Plaça Sant Jaume with crowds, and the city’s myriad […]Continue reading 'Best things to do in Barcelona this December'
- 20 November 2014
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Austin Bush Lonely Planet author
On 22 May 2014, Thailand’s military seized control of the government in a self-professed effort to ‘reform the political structure, the economy and the society.’ Nearly six months on, the junta continues to rule Thailand, having formed a military-heavy national legislature headed by Prayuth Chan-ocha, himself the former Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai […]Continue reading 'What does Thailand’s political situation mean for travellers?'
Zora ONeill Lonely Planet author
Thanksgiving: an American holiday on the fourth Thursday of November, for eating roast turkey (just as the Pilgrims did in the 17th century) and watching football. But before all that, in the morning, Thanksgiving is also about lining the streets of major cities to watch marching bands, grinning clowns and enormous floats inaugurate the festive […]Continue reading 'America’s best Thanksgiving Day parades'
Lola Akinmade Akerstrom Lonely Planet author
Portugal’s least developed region, the western Algarve has nationally protected nature reserves, pristine beaches, wild coastlines, jagged cliffs, and is home to Europe’s southwestern most point, Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St Vincent). From fresh seafood caught daily by local fishermen and the best beaches in Portugal to relaxing spas, coastal activities, and access to nature […]Continue reading 'The Algarve’s wild western coast'
Joe Bindloss Lonely Planet author
Before 14 October 2014, the Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal was more associated with carefree young backpackers snapping selfies and eating apple pie than with danger, but the tragic blizzards that closed in on the Thorung La left more than 40 people dead, buried under snows that swept in suddenly on the back of Cyclone Hudhud. […]Continue reading 'Trekking safely in Nepal'
Katie O'Connell Lonely Planet author
Listen up, cheese lovers – we’ll let you in on one of Australia’s best-kept secrets: the great land down under produces some truly magnificent cheeses, arguably every bit as interesting and complex in flavour as many of their European counterparts. The country’s southeastern states, in particular, are home to a cool climate and fertile farmland […]Continue reading 'Australia’s best food experiences: on the cheese trail'
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author
Melbourne is consistently voted the world’s most liveable city and Melburnians are quick to tell visitors what makes this city such a great place to live from their favourite restaurants (‘400 Gradi makes the world’s best margherita pizza, you know!’) to the laneway bars and cafes (‘better than Sydney’). But what makes a city really […]Continue reading '20 free things to do in Melbourne'