Spring break may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to abandon your travel bug. Head over to the Lonely Planet website to get your destination fix.
We know Lonely Planet as the top notch travel guide publisher; but that isn’t all Lonely Planet is. With its extensive website, you can explore hundreds of countries in every area of the world. Each region includes highlights, places, things to do, and even hotels. You can get even more specific in your travel hunt with options to look at restaurants, entertainment, transportation, shopping, tours, and events.
Another part of the Lonely Planet website that is truly unique is its Collections feature. For example, in the Destinations page for Africa, you can visit Africa’s World Heritage sites. This will give you the option to read about what Lonely Planet has compiled as the heritage sites. Each specific article gives even more detailed information. You can see if an attraction costs anything to visit as well as its opening hours. The Pyramids of Giza are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost E£60 for adults and E£30 for students.
Lonely Planet also has a Themes feature. This option allows you to view a specific aspect of several different regions and countries. The “Photography” theme page gives great tips about travel photography as well as different travel photography articles. Clicking on a specific region or country takes you to an image gallery with photographs taken by Lonely Planet members.
If you are already thinking about planning your next travel adventure, then the Lonely Planet website can assist with that too. It provides a simple way to search for and book hotels and hostels, as well as tours, flights, and others. Though one of the best features that the Lonely Planet website provides is its Thorn Tree travel forum. The forums allow fellow travelers to communicate and exchange travel information, advice, and hints and tips. If you ever feel lost about travel, then this is the place for you. In the end, this really isn’t such a lonely planet after all.
Come join the Lonely Planet community of travelers, and you may just get one step closer to a place in this world that you once thought was unreachable.