Trent Holden Lonely Planet author
Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further. In addition to the free activities and sights […]Continue reading '18 free things to do in Barcelona'
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author
October is an opportune time to travel: fewer crowds and moderate temperatures make for perfect conditions in many regions around the globe. Throw in a multitude of weird and wonderful festivals, bizarre sporting events and an alpaca or two and you have yourself a true adventure. Our destination experts are here to help you choose your October […]Continue reading 'Best places to travel in October 2016'
Catherine Le Nevez Lonely Planet author
Lonely Planet has produced this article for Tourism Ireland. All editorial views are those of Lonely Planet alone and reflect our policy of editorial independence and impartiality. The Emerald Isle’s forests, parks and undulating countryside turn a kaleidoscope of gold, ruby and topaz hues come fall. Autumn is one of the most atmospheric seasons to […]Continue reading 'Autumnal adventures: What to do in Ireland in the fall'
Bailey Johnson Lonely Planet author
In the Dominican Republic, the air pulses with energetic beats, tunes blasting from open car windows and drifting into the streets from neighborhood bars. Even public plazas serve as convenient dance floors: people glide across the pavement as buskers play slow, romantic melodies or local radios bump with the newest hits. The birthplace of merengue and bachata and an active champion of […]Continue reading 'Finding the Caribbean rhythm: a musical guide to the Dominican Republic'
Paula Hardy Lonely Planet author
With current hotspot Dubrovnik and the fashionable islands of Hvar and Korčula, southern Dalmatia is receiving an influx of tourists of late. But northern Dalmatia, which boasts the same beautiful beaches, rich cultural heritage and spectacular national parks, has yet to experience the same level of popularity. Follow the path less trodden to this stunning part of Croatia’s coastline and you’ll find […]Continue reading 'Croatia without the crowds: 9 reasons to visit Northern Dalmatia'
Anna Tyler Lonely Planet author
Croatia’s music festival scene is flourishing, with exciting new events popping up each summer. Local and international organisers make the most of the incredible Adriatic coast and a stunning setting is pretty much guaranteed, with idyllic beaches, islands, lakes and meadows hosting crowds of delighted festival goers. There are plenty of unforgettable experiences to be had, […]Continue reading 'Croatia’s best music festivals'
Kimberley-Marie Sklinar Lonely Planet author
A diverse and sprawling metropolis, the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan seamlessly weaves together the historic and the modern; rainbow-colored colonial buildings, smart boutiques, military forts, art districts, world-class cuisine: you’ll find it all here. There’s much more to this Caribbean port city than a cruise ship day trip, so take some time to explore this unique culture-rich gem. Discover Old San […]Continue reading 'Top 10 things to do in San Juan'
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Choose to travel in May and you’re in for a treat – especially if you’re keen to explore new cultures and ancient cities. Fancy losing yourself in the souks and sounds of Fez during a world music festival? How about a Nordic knees-up on Bergen’s waterfront? From rural Serbia to the Silk Road, our travel […]Continue reading 'Best places to travel in May 2016'
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Nick Hewitt Lonely Planet author
Elvis. Otis Redding. Louis Armstrong. The southern states of America have a rich musical history and a knack for churning out unforgettable artists. Now embodied by the likes of Jack White, the Black Keys and the Kings of Leon, the region’s music scene continues to fill southern streets – and beyond – with soulful beats. […]Continue reading 'Rock, blues and all that jazz: sounds of the South'
Alexander Howard Lonely Planet author
There’s a buzz in Nashville. Achieving a perfect harmony of howdy ma’am Southern character and a hip, urban flair, Nashville exudes a personality all its own. From soaking up the nightlife on Broadway to browsing the goods of Music City’s finest artists and craftspeople, Nashville is thriving with creative energy, all the while retaining that special […]Continue reading 'Nashville’s greatest hits: best things to do in Music City'