Our annual bestseller, Lonely Planet's Best in Travel, ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions and cities for the year ahead. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet's staff, authors, and online community, it presents a year's worth of inspiration to take travellers out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable - firmly setting the travel agenda for 2018.
As self-confessed travel geeks, our staff collectively rack up hundreds of thousands of miles each year, exploring almost every destination on the planet. And every year, we ask ourselves: Where are the best places in the world to visit right now? It's a very hotly contested topic at Lonely Planet and dominates more discussion than any other. Best in Travel 2018 is our definitive answer.
Inside, you'll discover the:
Top ten countries, regions and cities
Best value destinations
Best culture trips for families
Best new openings and experiences
Best new places to stay
Top destination races, from walks and marathons to cycles and swims
Top vegetarian and vegan destinations
Top small-ship expedition cruises
Best places for cross-generational family trips
Best private islands that everyone can use