Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2010 and 1000 Ultimate Experiences

Not exactly travel guides, but too portable to be coffee-table books either, these beautifully presented companion volumes – released just in time for the holidays- open a fascinating perspective on the far-flung wonders of the world, through the colourful writing and magnificent photography for which Lonely Planet books have always been known. (Ordering information at bottom).

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For those gearing up for big trips in the coming year, Best in Travel 2010 is a must-have book, detailing the top 10 countries, regions, and cities to visit, plus the best travel experiences you can enjoy- from digging in to off-the-beaten-track adventures in World Cup host South Africa to where to go to launch your own career as a rock star.

The sometimes eccentric and always entertaining offerings in Best in Travel 2010 include taking a hot bath in the mineral springs of Russia’s Lake Baikal, watching the totsal eclipse from Easter Island, partaking in the Pushkar camel fair in India, and running the marathon in Mazatlan, on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

For this book, Chris Deliso contributed some ideas on where to go for medical adventures abroad- including sex changes in Thailand, a nose job in Tehran, webcam-view dentistry in Macedonia, and arm reattachment in case of polar bear attacks in Greenland, among others.

Second, the companion volume to Best in Travel 2010, the equally attractive 1000 Ultimate Experiences, is an exhilarating journey around the world in words and pictures, presenting the ultimate itineraries and ultimate experiences as gathered by Lonely Planet writers and staff who have scoured the globe in search of the unique and unmissable.

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In the book, readers are treated to everything from the best beaches and surf spots to the world’s most sacred sites, best trekking destinations and super city breaks. Then there are the offbeat, such as the best places for having a midlife crisis, the world’s strangest museums, and the happiest places on the globe.

For this edition, Chris Deliso came up with the top places to witness a solstice, the world’s best party cities, and the ten best spots for a James Bond foot chase.

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Buy Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Experiences:

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