Lonely Planet has forever put travellers at the heart of everything they do. From a stapled together travelogue in 1972 after an epic trip across Asia, to creating both print and digital guidebooks exploding with expert content from explorers who have visited every destination.
The handbooks have become trusted travel companions for solo globetrotters, a restaurant review for the holidaymaker and a personal guide for sightseers on their first vacation. This is what makes their annual release of Best In Travel such a hit, the top 10 cities, regions and destinations from around the globe, all presented with tips, tricks and sustainable travel hacks to make the most out of your trip.
The guidebook has taken explorers from The Southern Hemisphere, to The Northern and back again. It has focused on regional areas and is quite literally taking those that are up for it along the road less travelled. The regions visited are rich with traditional culture and dripping in impressive natural history.
Number five on the list is our very on buried treasure, Lord Howe Island. With such picturesque views and breathtaking mountain peaks, it is any wonder we have kept this gem under wraps for so long.
See below for all 10 regions and start packing your suitcase for your next adventure.
1. Central Asian Silk Road
2. Le Marche, Italy
3. Tohoku, Japan
4. Maine, USA
5. Lord Howe Island, Australia
6. Guizhou Province, China
7. Cádiz Province, Spain
8. Northeast Argentina
9. Kvarner Gulf, Croatia
10. Brazilian Amazon
Yes, you should have had your bags packed yesterday...