New Inspirational Travel Books from Lonely Planet

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The world's leading travel media company offers a selection of books perfect for holiday gifts this year.

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Lonely Planet has published a handful of exciting new titles this season for those in need of gift ideas and travel inspiration, available now in bookstores and e-retailers.

"Wild World" captures a vivid portrait of the world, from the Arctic’s tundra to the great deserts of central Asia. With almost 200 stunning photographs curated by Lonely Planet photography experts, this beautiful hardcover book takes readers on a journey to the most remote corners on the planet.

Lonely Planet’s Wild World
October 20, 2015 | $39.99 | 1st Edition
10.4″ x 14″ | 256 pages | Full Color | 5 lbs.
Hardcover | ISBN-13: 978-1743607480

What is the single most incredible sight in the world? The Taj Mahal? The Grand Canyon? Stonehenge? "Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See…Ranked" has the answer. "Ultimate Travel" names the best places to travel in the world as voted on by Lonely Planet’s global community of travel experts, who’ve been on the road for over 40 years.

Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See…Ranked
October 6, 2015 | $24.99 | 1st Edition
9” x 10.5” | 328 pages | Full-Color
Hardcover | ISBN-13: 978-1760342777

"Wine Trails: Plan 52 Perfect Weekends in Wine Country" is a grand tasting tour through 327 wineries in 20 countries around the world. From California’s cutting-edge wine scene to the cultural frontiers of winemaking in Lebanon, experience the world’s most exciting, acclaimed and up-and-coming wine-touring destinations.

Wine Trails: Plan 52 Perfect Weekends in Wine Country
By Lonely Planet
October 2015 | $24.99 | 1st Edition
7.3″ x 9.4″ | 320 pages | Full Color
Hardcover | ISBN-13: 978-1743607503

Can't decide where to travel next year? "Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016" is the highly-anticipated collection of the most significant upcoming travel trends, destinations, journeys and experiences all over the world. The number one country for 2016? Botswana.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016
October 27, 2015 | $14.99 | 11th Edition
5.7″ x 7.1″ | 208 pages | Full-Color
Paperback | ISBN-13: 978-1743607459

Give the gift of travel with a subscription to Lonely Planet's new US magazine. "Lonely Planet" encourages readers to explore and seek new experiences wherever they go, whether it’s their own backyard or a far-flung corner of the world. Every issue offers fresh travel ideas, practical tips and advice, travel gear, inspiring photography, pullout pocket guides to key destinations and more.

"Better Than Fiction 2: True Adventures from 30 Great Fiction Writers" is a second serving of true travel stories told by some of the world’s most acclaimed novelists – including Jane Smiley, Dave Eggers and Karen Joy Fowler and Alexander McCall Smith – along with some fantastic up-and-coming fiction writers. By turns witty, powerful and poignant, these 30 short stories beautifully convey the invaluable gifts travel has to offer.

Better Than Fiction 2: True Adventures from 30 Great Fiction Writers
Edited by Don George
November 24, 2015 | $15.99
5″ x 8″ | 320 pages | Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1743607497

Sometimes the best journeys begin with a knife and fork. Lonely Planet’s new From the Source cookbook series uncover the world’s most authentic dishes direct from the kitchens where they were perfected. Each country-specific edition features inside stories and tips from the world’s best local cooks, from street-food vendors to Michelin-starred chef-patrons, and 60 tried-and-true recipes paired with beautiful, mouth-watering original photography. The perfect gift for foodies and travel enthusiasts.

"From the Source: Italy" features tagliatelle al ragù from Bologna, a classic pizza portofoglio from Naples, a hand-rolled orecchiette from Puglia and a Piemontese vitello tonnato. Buon appetito!

"From the Source: Thailand" offers sour pork stir-fried with egg from the north, the classic green curry from central Thailand, and sour orange curry with fish and papaya from the south.

Also available are new Lonely Planet Kids books at

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