Brana Vladisavljevic Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Exploring Bulgaria’s backcountry'
Kerry Christiani Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'On the trail in Utah: best hikes of the Southwest’s rock star'
Clifton Wilkinson Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'The best of Arizona: the Grand Canyon and beyond'
Ashley Harrell Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading '5 perfect trips on the Florida peninsula'
Alexander Howard Lonely Planet author
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. […]Continue reading 'Kaleidoscopic Kaua‘i: how to experience the Garden Isle’s top sights'
Isabella Noble Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Unexplored Spain: roadtripping around Extremadura'
Alexis Averbuck Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Play in the Peloponnese: top 10 experiences'
Josephine Quintero Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Exploring Canarian culture in Eastern Tenerife'
Brendan Sainsbury Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'Hiking the Alpujarras, southern Spain’s less-travelled path'
Belinda Dixon Lonely Planet author
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 […]Continue reading 'The ultimate foodie tour of Tuscany'