Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Right in time for those planning their next year of travel, Lonely Planet announces the release of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012.

From the world’s leading travel publisher, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012 is an annual volume of the best travel experiences and destinations for the year ahead. Including a diverse range of ideas appealing to all kinds of travelers, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012 draws upon the expertise of Lonely Planet’s staff, authors and online community.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012 starts with hundreds of ideas from everyone at Lonely Planet, including our extended family of travelers, bloggers, and tweeters. Once we’re confident we have the best of 2012’s travel choices, the final selection is made by a panel of in-house travel experts, based on topicality, excitement, value, and that special “X-factor”. Everywhere we’ve chosen has something special that stands out for 2012. Perhaps it’s something specific to this year, such as London celebrating the Olympics or La Ruta Maya’s calendar at the center of 2012’s end-of-the-world prophecies. Other destinations may have a buzz about them that we picked up on the road and couldn’t keep to ourselves, like Croatia’s Hvar Island and Santiago de Chile. And some places are worth visiting before the crowds set in –for example, Darwin and Bhutan.

The book also includes 17 “Top Travel Lists”- our topical run-down of the best experiences for 2012 including our ever-popular “Best-Value Destinations for 2012” and “The 10 Best Things to do in 2012” along with “Best Places for Intrepid Romantics”, “Top Spots to Glamp” (glamorous camping), and “Slurping Soup Across the Globe”.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012 is also available in a beautiful full-color digital edition on the iBookstore for $9.99.

Welcome to 2012. It’s going to be a great travel year!

About the Book: Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012: The best trends, destinations, journeys & experiences for the upcoming year 208pp, full color, 10’’x7’’, $14.99 ISBN: 978-1-74220-305-8 Available in bookstores November 2011


Rana Freedman
Lonely Planet