The 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards Shortlist

The shortlists for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards have been announced and contain an eclectic mix of writing from around the globe. This year we have introduced a new award Travel Memoir of the Year. Here are the full shortlists: Read More The 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards Shortlist

Tips for street art hunters by Ed Bartlett

The beauty of street art is how it can come into your day completely unexpectedly – you may be walking to work, running, or sat on a bus, alone or with friends, happy or sad, listening to music or in silence. But what if you want to actively seek it out? Here are a few tips for the avid street art hunter by the author of Lonely Planet Street Art, Ed Bartlett. Read More Tips for street art hunters by Ed Bartlett

Wish we were at Vienna’s Christkindlemarkte

In the run up to Christmas, markets spring up all over Vienna. The Belvedere Palace hosts a Christmas Village, the Schönbrunn Palace hosts a market selling handicrafts, the Spittelberg’s market sells things including art and ceramics and the Christmas Village in the Former General Hospital is the place to drink Glühwein. Read More Wish we were at Vienna’s Christkindlemarkte

A view of some loos- Lonely Planet’s Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide

Have you ever been to a different country and found yourself completely baffled by their bathrooms? From toilets in Tokyo with buttons to warm the seat and control water pressure to long-drops in Tanzania, this book covers a lot of loos around the world and even one set for space.

Here are just a few examples from Lonely Planet’s Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide.

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