Lonely Planet Releases Best in Travel 2013

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013 is the annual collection of the world’s best trends, destinations, journeys, and experiences for the upcoming year by leading travel publisher Lonely Planet. Drawing on the knowledge, passion, and miles traveled by Lonely Planet’s staff, authors, and online community, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013 presents a year’s worth of travel inspiration to take travelers out of the ordinary and into some unforgettable experiences.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013 highlights the best places to go and things to do all around the world in the year ahead: Top 10 – the top 10 countries, regions, and cities to visit in 2013. Find out why Lonely Planet thinks Ecuador is the next trendy South American destination and recommends Campania over Italy’s other spectacular regions. As for the #1 city in the world to visit in 2013, just a hint…it’s here in the US.

Top Travel Lists –thematic travel experiences for the year ahead including Best Value Destinations, Best Places to Get Fit, Marvelous Meteorological Sights, and our favorite Cities with Bike-Sharing Schemes.

2013 Travel Planner –more than 35 events — including music festivals, scenic marathons/runs, unique cultural events, and raucous parties– in our top destinations for 2013 mapped out month-by-month.

Lonely Planet celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2013. To commemorate, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013 also features a special chapter in which Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler and five other travel-guide gurus (Bradt Guides’ Hilary Bradt, Moon Publications’ Bill Dalton, Rough Guides’ Mark Ellingham, Tremayne Carew Pole of “A Hedonist’s Guide”, and Stefan Loose of Stefan Loose Guides) share their take on what the last 40 years have meant for travel.

See Lonely Planet's picks for where to go in 2013.

About the Book: Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013 978 1 74220 999 9 $14.99, full color, paperback, 7’’x 5.7’’, 206pp Published October 23, 2012


Rana Freedman
Lonely Planet