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The world’s top 500 food experiences, ranked! We asked the planet’s top chefs, food writers and our food-obsessed authors to name their favourite, most authentic gastronomic encounters – and this is the result!

Ultimate Eatlist is the follow-up to our bestselling Ultimate Travelist and is a must-own bucket list for foodies and those who love to travel. You’ll discover the planet’s most thrilling and famous culinary experiences, the culture behind each one, what makes them so special, and why the experience is so much more than what’s in the plate, bowl or glass in front of you.

How many have you tried and what’s your number one?

 

 

 

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With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic.

In this follow-up to Epic Bike Rides and Epic Drives, we share our adventures on the world’s best treks and trails. Epic Hikes is organised by continent, with each route brought to life by a first-person account, beautiful photographs and charming illustrated maps. Additionally, each hike includes trip planning advice on how to get there, where to stay, what to pack and where to eat, as well as recommendations for three similar hikes in other regions of the world.

 

 

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Epicenter of the arts. Dining and shopping capital. Trendsetter. New York City wears many crowns, and spreads an irresistible feast for all. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of New York City, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Lonely Planet’s New York City is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Food truck, deli, pizza parlor, pub – eat your way through a world of food; take a sunset stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge for romantic views of amber skies; and take in a spectacular show on Broadway – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New York City and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

Cambodia_11.9781786570659.browse.0.jpgThere’s a magic about this charming yet confounding kingdom that casts a spell on visitors. In Cambodia, ancient and modern worlds collide to create an authentic adventure. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Cambodia, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Lonely Planet’s Cambodia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the sun rise over the magnificent temples of Angkor, hit boho bars in Phnom Penh, and find a tropical hideaway in the Southern Islands – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cambodia and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

 

Thailand_s_Islands_&_Beaches_11.9781786570598.browse.0.jpgWith white-sand bays, technicolour coral reefs and jungle-covered karst formations emerging from turquoise seas, Thailand’s islands and beaches are everyone’s dream of a tropical para-dise. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Thailand’s Islands & Beaches, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Lonely Planet’s Thailand’s Islands & Beaches is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stretch out on a perfect swath of white sand on Ko Lipe; rock-climb the limestone karsts (or watch from the sugar-white beaches) of Railay; dive or snorkel around coral reefs with all kinds of fish in Ko Tao; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Thailand and begin your journey now!

 

 

Best_of_Vietnam_2.9781786579485.browse.0.jpgLonely Planet’s Best of Vietnam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.

Immerse yourself in history in the warren-like lanes of Hoi An Old Town; cruise through shimmering seas past karst limestone peaks in Halong Bay, and kayak through ethereal caves or trek verdant rainforest mountains in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. All with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Vietnam and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

 

Vietnam_14.9781786570642.browse.0.jpgA land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Vietnam, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Lonely Planet’s Vietnam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Kayak around towering limestone peaks into grottoes and lagoons in Halong Bay; wander the warren-like lanes of Hoi An’s Old Town; and sample the freshest, tastiest local specialities (and learn to cook them yourself). All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Vietnam and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

Nepal_11.9781786570574.browse.0.jpgA trekkers’ paradise, Nepal combines Himalayan views, golden temples, charming hill villag-es and jungle wildlife-watching to offer one of the world’s great travel destinations. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Nepal, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Lonely Planet’s Nepal is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the historic temples of old Kathmandu, search for rhinos and tigers in the dawn mist of Chitwan National Park, and trek in the shadow of the world’s highest mountain on an Everest Base Camp expedition – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nepal and begin your journey now!

 

 

East_Africa_11.9781786575746.browse.0.jpgEast Africa is the Africa of childhood longings, a wild realm of extraordinary landscapes, peo-ples and wildlife in one of our planet’s most beautiful corners. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of East Africa, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Lonely Planet’s East Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feel the pounding of hooves as wildebeest stampede across the plains of the Serengeti; get close to gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda; hike on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of East Africa and begin your journey now!

 

Thailand_s_Islands_&_Beaches_11.9781786570598.browse.0.jpgWith white-sand bays, technicolour coral reefs and jungle-covered karst formations emerging from turquoise seas, Thailand’s islands and beaches are everyone’s dream of a tropical para-dise. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Thailand’s Islands & Beaches, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Lonely Planet’s Thailand’s Islands & Beaches is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stretch out on a perfect swath of white sand on Ko Lipe; rock-climb the limestone karsts (or watch from the sugar-white beaches) of Railay; dive or snorkel around coral reefs with all kinds of fish in Ko Tao; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Thailand and begin your journey now!

 

 

Thailand_17.9781786570581.browse.0.jpgFriendly and fun-loving, cultured and historic, Thailand radiates a golden hue, from its glit-tering temples and tropical beaches through to the ever-comforting Thai smile. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Thailand, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice

Lonely Planet’s Thailand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Learn to cook authentic Thai dishes in Chiang Mai; rock-climb the limestone karsts (or watch from the sugar-white beaches) of Railay; trek through dense jungle and stay in tree-top bungalows in Kanchanaburi; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Thailand and begin your journey now.

 

 

 

tanzania-7.9781786575623.browse.0.jpgWildlife, beaches, ruins, Mt Kilimanjaro, friendly people, fascinating cultures – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Tanzania, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Listen to the sound of pounding hooves as wildebeest stampede across the Serengeti; pick your beach from over 100km of Indian Ocean coastline; track chimpanzees in Tanzania’s remote western parks; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tanzania and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

 

kenya-10.9781786575630.browse.0.jpgVast savannahs peppered with immense herds of wildlife. Snow-capped equatorial mountains. Traditional peoples who bring soul and colour to the earth. Welcome to Kenya. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Kenya, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Gape at a million wildebeest migrating across the rolling savannah of the Masai Mara; try to calm your breath as you get close to big cats and mighty elephants; take your pick from national parks for mountain hiking, wildlife spotting or snorkelling; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Kenya and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

 

cruise_ports_scandinavia_and_northern_europe-1.9781787014206.browse.0.jpgEffortlessly chic cities, many with charming historic centres, contrast with soul-stirring coastal scenery, remote wildernesses and cutting-edge urban design. Inspiring food and a full menu of seasons make Northern Europe a premium cruise destination. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Scandinavia & Northern Europe, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Lonely Planet’s Cruise Ports Scandinavia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feast on history, art and culture in Berlin; be lost for words at the treasures in St Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum; and soak away your cares in the Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of the Scandinavia and begin your journey now!

 

 

cruise_ports_caribbean-1.9781787014183.browse.0.jpgFrom mountain peaks to shimmering reefs, spicy salsa rhythms to deep rolling reggae, pirate hideouts to sugar-sand beaches, the Caribbean is a dizzyingly diverse region to explore on a cruise ship. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Caribbean, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice

Lonely Planet’s Cruise Ports Caribbean is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip cocktails on the colorful portside of Curacao; sail into the very heart of the West Indies in down-to-earth St Kitts & Nevis; and escape the crowds on stunning St John; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of the Caribbean and begin your journey now!

 

 

cruise_ports_alaska-1.9781787014190.browse.0.jpgLonely Planet’s Cruise Ports Alaska is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the skyscrapers of downtown Vancouver disappear behind the trees of Stanley Park as you glide beneath the Lion’s Gate Bridge, relive the wild drama of the gold rush era in Skagway, nose around Cold War relics amidst giant glaciers in Whittier; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Alaska and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

 

 

Pocket_Amsterdam_5.9781786575562.browse.0.jpgLonely Planet Pocket Amsterdam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Soak up the artwork in the world’s greatest Van Gogh museum, explore the medieval centre and the Royal Palace, or settle into a bruin café; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Amsterdam and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Golden Age canals lined by tilting gabled buildings are the backdrop for Amsterdam’s treasure-packed museums, vintage shops and creative design, drinking and dining scenes. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Amsterdam, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Soak up centuries of artistic masterpieces, cycle through the city’s canal-woven core, or get gezellig in a brown cafe; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Amsterdam and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

 

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Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all the USA has to offer? Best of USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.

Explore the kaleidoscopic streets of New York City, feast on lip-smacking jumbalaya in New Orleans, or find solitude and space in Yosemite National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of the USA and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

 

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Lonely Planet Best of Ireland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander from village to village along Connemara’s coast, discover music-filled pubs in Galway, or sample the best pint of Guinness you’ve ever had in Dublin, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ireland and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lonely Planet Best of Italy is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See the might of ancient Rome; discover the wonder of a city of marble built on a lagoon in Venice; string it all together with the freshest food and finest wine imaginable, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Italy and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

 

 

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The next in our Spotter's Guide series reveals 120 of the world's great human constructions and where to find them, from cloud-piercing skyscrapers and ancient sites to classic buildings and contemporary designs. Packed with facts, maps and photos, it's a fun and fascinating introduction to the sublime, the strange and everything in between.

When we travel it's often to see a building - the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower. They're things of beauty, symbols of their age and emblems of human endeavour. Sometimes, buildings are the reason we decide to go somewhere; think of an icon such as Bilbao's Guggenheim and Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple complex. Other times, buildings help make a visit more enriching and rewarding, like discovering the old district of Pelourinho in Salvador, Brazil and the majestic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.

Amazing Architecture: A Spotter's Guide is perfect for anyone interested in learning about many of the world's greatest architectural sites. Each entry includes a brief introduction, who designed it and when it was built, plus a map to help you plan a visit.

 

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Lonely Planet Experience Italy is your passport to majestic nature, epic journeys, cultural powerhouses and out-of-this-world experiences. We travel through buzzing cities, colourful coastal villages, rolling Tuscan hills, and grand piazzas. Discover the secrets to the perfect pizza, explore the atmospheric ruins of Pompeii, get behind the scenes of La Scala opera house, and more.

This new part-pictorial, part-guidebook is built around themes that introduce the reader to the heart of Italy. This photo-rich, hardback guide is packed with practical trip-planning tips and information on the most authentic local sights and activities. It’s perfect for seasoned travelers looking to discover something new or previously undiscovered.

 

 

 

USA_10.9781786574480.browse.0.jpgGaze into the mile-deep chasm of the Grand Canyon, hang 10 on an iconic Hawaiian wave, or let sultry southern music and food stir your soul; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the USA and begin your journey now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faradawn is a distributor of major travel guides, maps and atlases which include Lonely Planet, Insight Guides, Footprint Guides and Marco Polo, complemented by an excellent range of maps from Michelin.

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