Lonely Planet releases ‘Ultimate Travel List’ second edition

The coronavirus pandemic has totally upended travel this year, but once things get back to normal, there’s a new list of must-see destinations to help you plan your next trip. 

Last week, Lonely Planet released its second edition of the “Ultimate Travel List” coffee table book, which includes 500 “unmissable travel experiences.”

According to a press release, the book features more than 200 new destinations and has ranked all 500 places “in order of brilliance.”

Piers Pickard, the Lonely Planet vice president of publishing, said the company slightly changed how it scored the ranking for the new book.

“For this edition, we awarded extra points to destinations and attractions that are managing tourism sustainably,” Pickard said in a statement.

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According to the press release, the book focuses a lot on outdoor and backpacking experiences, but it also includes

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Lonely Planet ranks ultimate travel destinations in new list

Many of us have been forced to rethink travel plans in the wake of Covid-19, but if you’re soothing your canceled-vacation-blues by daydreaming about future adventures, Lonely Planet’s new “Ultimate Travel List” might be just what you need.



a large waterfall over some water: Part of The Iguazu Falls seen from the Argentinian National Park


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Part of The Iguazu Falls seen from the Argentinian National Park

Lonely Planet has just released the second edition of its popular “Ultimate Travel List” coffee table book, which ranks the world’s top 500 unmissable travel experiences.

The new list, collated by Lonely Planet’s team of experts, spotlights must-see and must-do experiences, from spotting wildlife on the Galapagos Islands to admiring the spectacular Iguazú Falls waterfall that spans Argentina and Brazil, to wandering the geothermal landscapes of Yellowstone National Park.



a boat sitting on top of a mountain: The Annapurna circuit trek is a hike you won't forget.


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The Annapurna circuit trek is a hike you won’t forget.

The team scoured past Lonely Planet guidebooks and also reviewed each destination’s commitment to sustainability.

“The options to

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As a C-level executive in the beauty industry, having worked for companies like Estée Lauder and tarte, I normally travel over 100,000 miles and spend more than 35 nights in hotels annually. 

But, since the start of the pandemic, I lost my job and have been sheltering in place. While I craved a return to my normal routine, I wasn’t keen to dramatically increase my exposure to COVID-19. So it was with mixed emotions that I accepted a consulting gig that would require

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Petra ranks 1st on Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List

(MENAFN – Jordan Times) AMMAN — The rose-red city of Petra has ranked top in Lonely Planet’s, world’s leading publisher of the popular travel guides, latest Ultimate Travel List that featured 500 best must-see places.

According to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List released on Wednesday, Petra, some 220 kilometres south of Amman, has been named as ‘the number one place in the world to experience outdoor adventure’.

Also among the list are the Kingdom’s ‘otherworldly’ rose-sand Wadi Rum desert, the Dead Sea and the Dana Biosphere Reserve, ranking 36, 139 and 221 respectively on the list of 500 global travel experiences.

“Historic and intriguing, Jordan enjoys a reputation as one of the safest and most welcoming countries in the Middle East,” Lonely Planet said in the second edition of the Ultimate Travel List which features the top 500 “most thrilling, memorable and interesting travel experiences in the world”.

Commended for

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Lonely Planet Announces 2nd Edition Of Bestselling Ultimate Travel List Book — And U.S. Destinations and Experiences Rank High

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Twenty-nine of the world’s best travel experiences are in the United States, according to leading global travel authority Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List released today.  

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List is the 2nd edition of the travel powerhouse’s bestselling coffee table book. It’s the definitive wish-list of the 500 most thrilling, memorable and interesting travel experiences in the world – ranked in order of brilliance.

“We’ve all got a list of places that we want to see for ourselves: places friends have enthused about, places we’ve read about, dreamed about. This is our list,” says Lonely Planet.  

The second edition adds more than 200 new destinations. According to Lonely Planet, the experiences and destinations are “a mix of knock-out new openings, sights that have upped their game, or places more relevant to the way we travel now.”

“We

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