Lonely Planet Writer

This vs That: travel dilemmas put to the test


People trying to make a travel decision often turn up on the doorstop of Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree forum, hoping that the community brains trust will help them work out where to go, when to go and who will join them on a ride from Paris to Jerusalem by horse.

In this bustling land of travel decision-making, one of the most common threads is the decision face-off - where readers put two options in the ring and let the forum decide which one wins. Here's just a sample of the title fights taking place on the forum right now. Perhaps you can help - or perhaps they can help you:

Destination face-offs:

Transport questions:


Philosophical questions:

Got your own decision face-off? Crowdsource the answer on Thorn Tree.