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February 2024 – Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2024

This month the Silver Travel Book Club is reading Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2024: The Best Destinations, Journeys and Experiences, for the Year Ahead.

As we head into 2024 what are the best countries to visit? Which cities should we have on our must-see list? And where in the world can we find the best value destinations?

Discover the answers to these questions and so much more in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2024: The Best Destinations, Journeys and Experiences, for the Year Ahead.

Lonely Planet’s annual bestseller returns to mark its 50th anniversary. This special edition sets the travel agenda for the year to come, with an inspirational list of 50 incredible destinations to experience over the forthcoming year. Expect a mix of emerging travel hotspots, underappreciated places and fresh-takes on well-known locations.

An expert panel of Lonely Planet’s writers, staff and community judge and select five ranked lists of ten destinations, covering the themes of: Top 10 Countries, Top 10 Regions, Top 10 Cities, Top 10 Best Value Destinations and Top 10 Sustainable Travel Destinations. Each destination profile features timely reasons to visit in 2024, expertly curated itineraries and practical advice to have the best travel experience when visiting.


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How to win a copy of
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2024


Comment below and tell us where in the world you would most like to visit and why.


A winner will be chosen at random in early March 2024.
The competition closes on 29 February 2024.

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  1. Having just clocked up my 100th country, I like to explore less well known destinations. Next on my list are ‘The Five Stans’ which will hopefully give me a unique and diverse insight into the former USSR.

  2. I would like to go to the Maldives. They look wonderful in travel articles and I am aware they are threatened by rising sea levels.

  3. Africa- various countries to go on ethical animal safaris so that I can see beautiful animals and help to conserve them and their habitat.

  4. I would love to see the Taj Mahal in Agra – my grandfather was stationed in that area during the war i remember him telling me of his visit and how beautiful it was. To be able to share the same experience with my own family would be amazing.

  5. I’m hankering after the ‘stans’. A friend and her husband just returned from Uzbekhisthan and inspired me . Sounded like travel used to be when I was growing up and lucky enough to have parents that could afford (with some saving and foregoing some luxuries) to take us to places other families were not travelling to. Now i look back and think what a privilidge that was when i see how crowded some of those same places are now.

  6. I’d love to visit Nantucket Island in the USA. It looks so quaint and pretty. The choice of restaurants and shops looks wonderful too.

  7. I lived in Singapore as a child over 50 years ago. I would love to return and see the huge changes that have happened. It looks like such an exciting place to visit. And a must see would be those lovely otters that live in the city’s park

  8. I would love to visit Sri Lanka because it is such a small country brimming over with culinary delights, cultural diversity, geographical wonders and fashioned by a complex history.

  9. I’d love to visit Japan because it is such a different culture. It would be wonderful to eat Japanese street food. Seeing the bright lights of Tokyo would be a highlight, but also exploring older cities, riding the bullet train and visiting temples and Mount Fuji.

  10. I would love to see penguins in their natural habitat. King penguins would the absolute best. So South Georgia or surrounding area!

  11. I would love to visit Macchu Picchu and the rainbow mountains, the photographs of this area look absolutely stunning and I would love to experience the culture of this beautiful country.

  12. Despite the 1982 Falklands War, I have always wanted to visit Argentina and in particular Buenos Aires.
    My love of their Red Wines and Football has heightened my desire to make this journey, whilst I can still charge around enjoying the sights, sounds, people, food and culture!

  13. Having just read one of Alexander McCall Smith’s excellent Ladies Detective Agency series, a visit to see the wonderfully described Botswana would be my ideal holiday.

  14. French Polynesia – gorgeous-looking beaches, scenery, snorkelling and people – what’s not to like (other than the cost, long multi-transport journey and then having to come home!)?

  15. Bolivia , one of the few South American countries we have not been too and doesn’t seem to be that developed for tourists

  16. This book would be one for my husband and I to treasure. We are now in our late 70’s, and have been fortunate in our lives to travel quite extensively. But now we
    are not nimble enough to do the trips that we like, so we make believe that we are planning a trip. Reseaching for the necessary information . One feels all of the same excitement, from photographs etc. It’s quite magical really. India is on the cards today.

  17. I would love to go to the Seychelles. It looks absolutely unreal. Beaches look great and the sea so blue.

  18. I would like to visit the Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan, Iran ever since I’ve heard the proverb: Esfahān nesf-e-jahān ast (Isfahan is half (of) the world).

  19. We would both loved to go to vietnam had booked to go when covid struck which really put us off travelling there but feel we must go before we get to old 76 and still feel fit enough to explore there different culture here’s hoping sometime soon c and t

  20. Australia, specifically Kilsyth, to meet up with a friend who I haven’t seen for years because neither of us is getting any younger.

  21. Hi, I would love a trip to explore along the Dalmatian Coast. Having travelled to Croatia a few years ago and loved all the cities and villages, I would love to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina & Montenegro. I’m sure they would be just as fascinating & beautiful as Croatia along with its diverse history & cultures.
    🙏

  22. The Scottish Isles & Northern Ireland. Having spent many years travelling to Europe, Africa & N. America we’ve realised there are places closer to home we’ve never seen.

  23. We would love to visit Colombia and see Cano Cristales, the rainbow river or the river of five colours plus the town of Guatape where all the houses are painted in bright colours and decorated with beautiful coloured friezes.

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