What’s the best moment of someone’s life? For travel lovers, chances are it’ll be an experience from the road, perhaps a magical wildlife encounter or a humbling moment in a jaw-dropping landscape.
From now until the end of 2018, we’re celebrating life-changing travel experiences; those profound and moving moments that have the power to change a person and reshape their perspective on the world.
On this page you’ll find articles, videos and interviews around this theme. From Lonely Planet authors’ accounts of their most memorable travel moments – including witnessing Nelson Mandela’s first free speech and an encounter with Rwanda’s mountain gorillas – to advice on the best places to tick off life’s firsts, we hope to inspire you to head out and discover something unforgettable.