The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page, said St Augustine. Well, the good folks at Lonely Planet, got the memo and are doing their best to help make it even easier to explore our wonderful planet. They have published a rather impressive coffee table book on not only fantastic destinations around the world, but the best times to visit them too.
The satisfyingly heavy and visually appealing tome, offers readers the world’s best trips and experiences each month. The Lonely Planet’s Where to Go When is both practical and inspiring, jam-packed with seasonal ideas, expert insights and breath-taking photography. The book presents 30 recommendations for each month of the year that are at their best at that time – maybe because the destination is hosting a not-to-be missed festival; because it’s cheaper and calmer before peak season; because it’s when the manta rays/polar bears/butterflies are in town or because the weather is just so spectacular.
So, no matter what type of travel experience you’re after: from culture-rich city breaks and tropical beach holidays to adventurous road trips and wildlife-watching expeditions, you’ll find inspiration in this hardback.
For the non-travellers among us, a by-product of consuming the rich information within the pages is the danger of sounding like a well-travelled so and so. Beware, you’ve been warned!
Lonely Planet’s Where to Go When: The ultimate trip planner for every month of the year is available at all good retailers. RRP £19.99