Forty years ago, Lonely Planet began publishing backpackers' bibles to encourage explorers to see the world on a shoestring. Today, they are a leading publisher of definitive travel guides for top tourist attractions and the road less travelled.
Together with a team of renowned travel authors, experts and the whole Lonely Planet community, they have compiled the Ultimate Travelist
, ranking 500 of the world’s “most thrilling, memorable and downright interesting places on this planet” to visit in your lifetime.
Among the pages filled with full colour photographs from all over the world, there are many crowd favourites like the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Petra in Jordan, Macchu Picchu in Peru, and maybe even a few surprises (Trinity College in Ireland, anyone?). Each entry gives a snippet of what makes that place worthy of a spot in the book, while a "See It!" section provides a starting point for planning a trip.
How high up on the list do you think your favourite travel desintation is? Look inside to find out.
Ultimate Travelist features:
- Hardcover - 328 pages.
- Lists top 500 places and landmarks to visit, compiled by travel authors, experts and votes from the the Lonely Planet community.
- Each destination provides a snapshot of why it was worthy of being in the list and a ‘See It!’ section provides a starting point for planning a trip, which can be done with comprehensive Lonely Planet guides (available separately).
- Full page colour photographs throughout.
- Pull out world map pinpointing the locations of the top 100 included.
Dimensions: 23cm (w) x 27cm (l) x 3cm (h)