Balat and 38 more locations14 Dec
Exploring new cities is always a pleasure, but when those destinations are Crayola-colored and candy-striped, it's even more of a treat. Countries around the world — from Chile to South Africa to the picturesque colonial town of Trinidad in Cuba— are home to cities that have done away with the practical in favor of the fun, whether due to a city-wide artistic streak, a cultural love of color, or a Hollywood payout.
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Di Matteo and 29 more locations13 Dec
Some foods are worth traveling for. From omakase sushi in Tokyo to barbecue in Texas, Lonely Planet ranked the top 10 meals around the world that emphasize the inextricable link between food and travel. To compile their list of ultimate eats, editors spoke to the world's top chefs, food writers, and travelers to find the most authentic and delicious travel stops.
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The Roosevelt Island Tramway and 5 more locations12 Dec
Roosevelt Island is one of New York City's hidden gems, and the best way to get there is the Roosevelt Island Tramway. For $2.75 — the price of a subway ticket — the aerial tram takes passengers 250 feet above the city. The incredible views make it a one-of-a-kind New York tourist experience.
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Olympic National Forest and 58 more locations11 Dec
Forests cover 31% of the Earth's land surface, and there are three distinct types: tropical, temperate, and boreal (taiga). From the otherworldly Dragon's Blood Forest in Yemen to Hawaii's magical Rainbow Eucalyptus Forest, these vastly different woods showcase the world's unique beauty in singular ways.
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Pisgah National Forest and 143 more locations10 Dec
There are so many amazing places to visit and sites to see across the country, it can be hard to narrow down the best ones to check out. But since you can't go wrong with beautiful places, we've rounded up some of the most gorgeous spots in the US. From an incredible desert oasis hidden in the Grand Canyon to a stunning rainbow geyser in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, keep scrolling to see some of the most stunning spots in every state.
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Jemaa el-Fnaa and 6 more locations6 Dec
Marrakech might already have a spot on your list of places to visit. With photos of winding souks, garden oases, and slick marble spas, the allure is contagious. But this year, the magical Moroccan city might deserve to be bumped to the top of your list. With a wave of museum openings, a buzzing art scene, and some of the loveliest hotels in the world, there has never been a better time to visit. Here's why Marrakech should be your next destination.
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Picos de Europa and 40 more locations5 Dec
While the US offers a number of places that are perfect for summer travel, you might want to consider going somewhere a little farther away. Lonely Planet's Best in Europe list for 2018 features 10 essential destinations that every traveler should consider. From Italy's best region for foodies to some of Greece's most pristine beaches, these spots are all up-and-coming, which means they won't be overrun with tourists.
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Hotel Heritage - Relais & Chateaux and 24 more locations4 Dec
Boutique Hotel Awards chose a series of standout boutique hotels from more than 300 nominees in 80 countries. The hotels were judged on dining and entertainment, design, facilities, location, service, and "overall emotional impact." These are the best of the best, and you'll definitely want to check them out in 2019.
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Pike Place Market and 26 more locations3 Dec
Looking for a quick layover spot to break up a long trip? Short on time but eager to travel? Fear not, we've got you covered. From easy-to-manage long layover destinations to compact cities where most of the top attractions are clustered together, here are a handful of destinations that are perfect for just a 24-hour visit.
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