Book Review: Culture Trails by Lonely Planet

Book Review: Culture Trails by Lonely Planet

You can always rely upon Lonely Planet publications to show you something new. Something unexpected, challenging, or just plain quirky. And their recent title – Culture Trails – is no exception. About Lonely Planet Culture Trails Culture Trails features self-guided...
Book Review: The Cities Book by Lonely Planet

Book Review: The Cities Book by Lonely Planet

Cities are an endless source of fascination for the traveller. They might offer centuries of history, stunning modern architecture, or trendy nightlife. Most have a variety of cuisine and entertainment, and they all have a few surprises to stumble upon. The new...
Books to Read Before You Visit Ireland

Books to Read Before You Visit Ireland

I’ve been thinking about what books I’d recommend to anyone visiting Ireland for the first time. It’s not an easy task. Ireland’s long and sometimes troubled history, combined with a rich folklore, has provided plenty of inspiration and lots of classic writers. Here...
Book Review: Secret Marvels of the World by Lonely Planet

Book Review: Secret Marvels of the World by Lonely Planet

What sort of traveller are you? Do you prefer to stick to well-known sights, or are you keen to discover something new? Or do you like to explore the wonders of our planet from the comfort of your own home? A new title from Lonely Planet, Secret Marvels of the World,...
Book Review: Lonely Planet Street Art

Book Review: Lonely Planet Street Art

I enjoy street art. I like the colour, the boldness and the frequent subversiveness. And I like the way that street art is often associated with the renewal of places that have been damaged, whether through poverty, violence, or – as in the case of Christchurch,...