Jo Cooke Lonely Planet author
The largest city on the western Mediterranean coast, Antalya is modern and largely affluent, comprised of high-rises, and busy shops and businesses. However most visitors to the city itself, rather than the surrounding beach resorts, stay in the old district of Kaleiçi, a largely traffic-free area of narrow streets, old Ottoman houses and souvenir shops. This is a […]Continue reading 'Ottoman houses and Roman ruins in historic Antalya'
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author
Touring New England in search of autumn’s changing colors has become so popular that it has sprouted its own subculture of ‘leaf-peepers.’ Immerse yourself in the fall harvest spirit with the ultimate road trip. Trip length: 5–7 days; 424 miles (682km) Best time to go: late September to mid-October Essential photo: Kent Falls set against a backdrop of autumnal […]Continue reading 'Fall foliage tour: the ultimate New England road trip'
Lou and Ian McBirdwheel Lonely Planet author
One of the best ways to see Australia – the east coast, the west coast, or the whole country – is on a self-drive road trip in your own campervan. Whether you’ve decided to buy or rent your mobile home, we have some hard-won tips from our experts Lou and Ian McBirdwheel to you get you started on your […]Continue reading 'Australia in a campervan: top tips from the experts'
Anna Willett Lonely Planet author
China may not spring immediately to mind when choosing a destination for a family trip, but the Middle Kingdom is full of places that suit families with children of all ages. Many visitors underestimate how generally safe and easy it is to travel with a family in China. Most destinations are linked by direct flights, […]Continue reading 'Travelling in China with your family: what to know and where to go'
Andrew Bender Lonely Planet author
San Diego calls itself America’s Finest City, and who are we to argue? Its sunny, breezy countenance animates the pandas and koalas at its world-famous zoo, skaters and surfers on its iconic beaches, tousled-haired valet parkers and vested bartenders slinging drinks in hipster hangouts of the Gaslamp Quarter. It’s the nation’s eighth-largest city, yet we’re […]Continue reading 'First time San Diego: discover the best of America’s finest city'
Jennifer Denniston Lonely Planet author
As a travel writer, I’ve raised my kids on the road. After dozens of family trips by planes, trains and automobiles, months spent living out of a duffel with newborns and teenagers, and plenty of mistakes and mishaps, I’ve learned a thing or two about packing for a family. Here’s everything you need to know to pack […]Continue reading 'How to pack for travel with kids'
John Vlahides Lonely Planet author
Welcome to America’s most liberal city, where you can say what you like, do what you want and act like a freak without anyone caring. Even if you prefer khakis to chaps, and Sarah Palin to Nancy Pelosi, you’ll still have a blast in SF – just don’t call it Frisco, or San Fran. First […]Continue reading 'First time San Francisco: discover the best of the City by the Bay'
Kerry Christiani Lonely Planet author
My heart is racing and a wave of elation washes over me. Not because of the arresting view as the morning sun creeps down the mountainsides. No, I am thrilled because in a meadow freckled with summer wildflowers, high above the Stabelchod valley in Switzerland, I have found edelweiss – the delicate, fuzzy white bloom […]Continue reading 'Striding into the centenary of the Swiss National Park'
Kerry Christiani Lonely Planet author
Once ignored in the frantic dash to the coast, Palma has grown into a destination in its own right in recent years, not least because of its burgeoning food scene. With the Med on its doorstep and consistently excellent local produce, restaurateurs and chefs have woken up to the fact that the Mallorcan capital is […]Continue reading 'Palma on a plate: where to eat in Mallorca’s capital'
Nana Luckham Lonely Planet author
Giant floating cities complete with endless buffets, kids clubs and climbing walls? Who needs them? Take to the water in style in homage to a bygone era. Glide down the Nile on a Belle Époque steamer Forget about crowded bus tours, the best way to see Egypt’s archaeological treasures is by boat – 19th century style. […]Continue reading 'Seven cruise journeys that evoke a lost era'