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Exploring Bulgaria’s backcountry

Brana Vladisavljevic Lonely Planet author

Traditional architecture of Melnik © Brana Vladisavljevic / Lonely Planet

For some travellers, Bulgaria brings to mind only the cheap-and-cheerful beach and ski resort boom of recent decades. They couldn’t be more wrong: the land of wine and roses unravels layers of history, epicurean tradition and unspoilt outdoors that make it a great all-round adventure travel destination. Here are our top suggestions for a vintage road […]

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On the trail in Utah: best hikes of the Southwest’s rock star

Kerry Christiani Lonely Planet author

View from Bryce Rim Trail © Andi Christiani / Lonely Planet

Utah is made for hikers. Strike out into its big wilderness and you’ll be floored by red-rock mesas thrusting above mighty rivers, vertiginous treks teetering along knife-edge ridges, and tracks leading ever deeper into skinny slot canyons that have been carved out by elemental forces since dinosaurs roamed the earth. These expeditions into Utah‘s wild and ragged backcountry […]

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The best of Arizona: the Grand Canyon and beyond

Clifton Wilkinson Lonely Planet author

Cliff houses at Canyon de Chelly © Clifton Wilkinson / Lonely Planet

Humbling geological features, fascinating Native American history, forest-covered mountains, and a vast range of activities – its nickname is The Grand Canyon State but Arizona has much more to offer the visitor than that undeniably grand canyon. Luckily, it’s all within an easy-to-manage loop around this vast playground for outdoor enthusiasts and historians alike, taking […]

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5 perfect trips on the Florida peninsula

Ashley Harrell Lonely Planet author

USA, Miami Beach, South Beach, Ocean Drive, Avalon Hotel and 1957 Thunderbird car

  So, the Sunshine state has summoned you with its swaying coco palms, balmy wetlands and ritzy city life. A trip to Florida (and its 1,350 miles of glorious shoreline) is all that and more – visitors willing to hop into a car and hit the road for some exploring will uncover an intriguing history […]

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Kaleidoscopic Kaua‘i: how to experience the Garden Isle’s top sights

Alexander Howard Lonely Planet author

The rugged shoreline of the Na Pali Coast in Kauai © Alexander Howard / Lonely Planet

Few destinations bring to mind visions of paradise like Kaua‘i: spires of emerald mountains, miles of jungle trails fringed with dew-glistened orchids, and secret waterfalls waiting to be explored. But with a majority of the island inaccessible via car, only the pluckiest travelers can access some of Kaua‘i’s best sights. Here’s how to do it. […]

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Unexplored Spain: roadtripping around Extremadura

Isabella Noble Lonely Planet author

Extremadura's lesser known attractions make it a perfect, uncrowded part of Spain to explore. © Jacques van Dinteren / Getty Images

Often overlooked and underrated Extremadura is, in fact, one of Spain’s most fascinating regions, a mix of world-changing history and contemporary culinary delights. This Portuguese-border-hugging homeland of many a conquistador is a place where the past lingers. Venture here and you’ll uncover time-warped old towns, rickety castles, serene monasteries, beautiful countryside and mouthwatering regional cuisine. Our seven-day itinerary assumes […]

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Play in the Peloponnese: top 10 experiences

Alexis Averbuck Lonely Planet author

Nafplio’s colourful old town © Alexandros Petrakis / Shutterstock

The ravishing and rugged Peloponnese offers an inexpensive, off-the-beaten-path chance to immerse yourself in rural Greek life. Explore widely, from aqua seafronts to snow-capped mountains and the sites where many of the major events in Greek history have played out. Travel on tiny lanes curving between handmade stone walls to excellent dive sites and lush lagoons, ancient […]

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Exploring Canarian culture in Eastern Tenerife

Josephine Quintero Lonely Planet author

For perfect beaches without the crowd, options like Las Teresitas in Eastern Tenerife are the places to head. © JTB Photo / Getty Images

Tenerife has a fascinating history and culture that can be clouded by the holiday brochure-style publicity that concentrates on all those sun, sand and sangria resorts in the island’s south. Take a sidestep east from here and you find a fascinating mix of traditional fishing villages, untamed forests, pristine beaches and even an abandoned leper colony. East […]

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Hiking the Alpujarras, southern Spain’s less-travelled path

Brendan Sainsbury Lonely Planet author

The village of Bubión hovering above the early morning clouds © Brendan Sainsbury / Lonely Planet

The Camino de Santiago might be Spain’s most revered long-distance footpath, luring romantics, masochists and lost souls in search of spiritual enlightenment; but, with over a quarter of a million walkers now tackling the trek annually, it’s hardly off the beaten track. For a more tranquil experience, decamp instead to the GR7, southern Spain’s less-trodden […]

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The ultimate foodie tour of Tuscany

Belinda Dixon Lonely Planet author

Tuscany combines delicious fresh flavours with breathtaking landscapes

If Italy can claim Europe’s most tempting cuisine, Tuscany is both its larder and its inspiration. This sun-drenched, vine-lined region is rich in slices of culinary heaven. Which makes it ripe for self-guided gourmet explorations. We’ve cherry-picked the best food and drink experiences so you can cook up your very own Tuscan foodie road trip. Hunt […]

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