As we come closer to the end of the year, and the holiday season begins, our minds drift to taking a break. With the stress of our long work hours, an international holiday may be the best end to 2019, or fantastic beginning to 2020. But planning a holiday and choosing a destination can be exhausting– do you want to relax in a hot climate while sleeping on the beach, or do you want to explore and hike through glaciers while light snow peppers the ground? Fortunately for the budding traveller, Lonely Planet has released their 15th annual travel guide, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020. For the past fifteen years, the travel experts and destination gurus at Lonely Planet have released a guide detailing the best destinations and greatest experiences for the coming year. This best-selling guide details the top and most affordable travel sites and holiday ideas, becoming a handy tool for either well-worn travellers or newcomers who don’t know where to start.
But why should you trust their opinion? Lonely Plant is a well-known and trusted travel publisher and digital travel media company. Since 1973, Lonely Planet has explored, investigated, and experienced every detail and aspect of a certain travel destination. Using their skilled staff, authors, and by utilising the online community, Lonely Planet was able to collect and create a top ten list of destinations that will have you booking your flight before finishing the book.
The best part of Lonely Planet’s guide book: they actually do the research. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been stuck on a destination and flipped through a travel guide only to be recommended holidays in Paris or Rome. While these destinations are beautiful, I didn’t need an entire travel guide to tell me that Rome has amazing food. Instead, Lonely Planet finds unique and breath-taking destinations, some I’ve never even heard of before.
Within their top ten regions list for 2020, they’ve included adventurous, yet enjoyable choices, such as the Brazilian Amazon, or simple, yet interesting regions, like Maine, USA. Just perusing their top ten list gave me the desire to tick off everything on their list.
What sets Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020 apart from other travel guides is their extensive research and helpful advice they provide within their book. Instead of just giving their reader a list of travel destinations, they go above and beyond to create lists for all people and holiday types. For example, if you’re a foodie and are looking to expand your culinary palate, Lonely Planet has included a section of the best new food experiences around the globe. This way, you know where you need to be to experience an explosion of exotic tastes. If you’re looking to travel with your family and are afraid of extravagant expenses, inside Best in Travel 2020 you’ll discover advice and examples of the best trip plans for a family looking to keep costs low.
Whether you’re an experienced traveller looking for a new and exciting adventure or a newbie who just wants to see the world, using Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020 guide can show you where you need to be. Available in all major bookstores and online.