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Q&A With the Mayor of Akureyri, Iceland, One of Lonely Planet's "Best Places in Europe 2015"

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Pam Stucky

In 2013, I visited the town of Akureyri in Iceland's far north, and had the honor of chatting with the town's Mayor Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson for the travelogue I was writing at the time.

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in May?

Lonely Planet | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

This month, we invite you to sing for spring at one of the world's most famous university cities, and mingle with the stars on the French Riviera.

The Best Place To Travel This Month Is...

Lonely Planet | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy...

What Travel Guides Got Wrong About These Vacation Destinations

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Travel guides got pretty creative this year with their must-visit recommendation lists, resulting in Queens, New York, landing at the top spot in Lone...

The 10 American Spots To Visit In 2015 Might Surprise You But Go There Anyway

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 06.05.2015 | Travel

It's time to book a vacation... to Queens. That is, at least according to the fine folks at Lonely Planet, who have released their "Best in the US ...

How Travel Guidebooks Are Working Against You

Doug Lansky | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Doug Lansky

The travel tips you read in popular books and magazines are often more a like a tip sheet for which places will soon be overrun and ruined.

The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: S...

The World's Most Gay-Friendly Travel Destination Is...

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travelers will have an extra special reason to pack their bags for Copenhagen in 2015, as the Danish cap...

10 Places To Put On Your Budget Bucket List In 2015

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel

So you want to know where to go but don't want to spend hours researching? We get it. And so does Lonely Planet. The travel pros have published the...

Extra! Extra! Famous Travel Writers Spill Trade Secrets (And Dish Some Dirt)

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Here are capsule reviews of three fast-selling paperbacks by famous travel and guidebook writers: good, quick reads that pull the curtain back on a few of the travel industry's dirty little secrets and outright lies.

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat with "Gringo Trails" Director Pegi Vail (Part 1 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

"Perhaps the time has come that guidebooks highlight newer destinations in favor of one that's overrun to allow them some breathing space."

The Best Hotels In The World

Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel

Our friends over at Lonely Planet have put together their first annual best hotels in the world list, breaking the impossible down into three categori...

The Best Places To Go In 2014, According To Lonely Planet

Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel

Each year, we look forward to Lonely Planet's take on the next places to visit. Their book, out Tuesday, highlights the best of the best of travel--co...

Why Greek Americans Should Be NY Jets Fans

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

It is worth keeping in mind, though, that after every catastrophic phase, after every setback, both Greece and the NY Jets have managed to survive, recover and, on occasion, prosper. Both Greeks and Gang Green nation are nothing but truly resilient.

The World Is Really Beautiful

Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel

Lonely Planet has been guiding travelers to destinations across the globe for 40 years. In celebration of those four decades, the company's trave...

Surviving Cook Island Is Pretty Easy

Pam Grout | Posted 05.20.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

My favorite Aitutaki motu was probably Tapuaetai, the world's only "deserted island" with its own post office.

Lonely Planets Brand New Orbit

Skift | Posted 05.19.2013 | Travel

BBC Worldwide has been exploring strategic options for Lonely Planet over the last year and was keen to find a new owner that could bring greater focus and capital to the business.

PHOTOS: Top 10 U.S. Destinations 2013

Lonely Planet | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel
Lonely Planet

These spots are not necessarily new or obscure, but they are all having a renaissance worth witnessing.

PHOTOS: Lonely Planet's Top Cities For 2013

Lonely Planet | Posted 12.24.2012 | Travel
Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet's team of several hundred expert authors and editors -- and even Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler -- have been banging heads to find the answer for our annual set of travel picks for the year to come, the Best in Travel 2013. So, city-lovers, without further ado, our picks for the top 10 cities for 2013 are...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Loneliest Places On Earth

Posted 01.08.2012 | Travel

From Lonely Planet's new book, How to Land a Jumbo Jet, a visual exploration of travel facts, figures and ephemera. Available now from Lonely Planet. ...

PHOTOS: Lonely Planet Picks The World's 'Great Journeys'

Posted 12.19.2011 | Travel

The following is an excerpt from Lonely Planet’s new travel pictorial, Great Journeys, a visual journey through over 70 of the world’s most amazin...

PHOTOS: 9 Sights Best Seen From Above

Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel

If you really want a memorable view of your travels, get up high for an angel's-eye view of these breathtakers. We've already made it clear how muc...

Tourists Changing The World In East Africa

Suzanne Skees | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Suzanne Skees

Bacho, Tanzania - It's a typical story: Americans go to Africa for safari. They find that the television images of big-eyed children with protruding r...

The Best Books For The Armchair Traveler | Posted 06.27.2011 | Books

Skiing in the Alps, laying back in roomy, first-class seats, shopping in Milan — it’s the life, isn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s not the life tha...

WATCH: Where To Go & What To See In 2011

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

ABC News spoke with Lonely Planet's U.S. Editor, Robert Reid about the best countries, cities and more to visit in 2011. Among the places that made ...