Singapore language, phrases and words

English is widely spoken in Singapore but you may find it hard to understand some of what’s being said. Many Singaporeans speak what has been dubbed ‘Singlish’ which borrows from the many different languages spoken in Singapore. Here’s a collection of ‘Singlish’ terms which you might find handy on your Singapore vacation: 1. Action Derived […]

best blogs, Instagram shots and videos from February 2019 – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Get a unique perspective of Koh Lipe from our incredible Instagramers © Golf Photographer / Shutterstock As always our motley crew of ever more adventurous Pathfinders have been off exploring the far corners of the globe. This month we dig into the cool and quirky – whether it’s getting a fresh and unusual perspective of […]

Getting Off The Beaten Path on New Zealand’s South Island

After seeing Milford Sound, we decided to head south, instead of heading northwest to see more glaciers (like most tourists do). With the help of the app CamperMate, we found some great spots to camp. On the way to Invercargill, we stopped at Colac Bay and found a secluded free camping spot with a sea view. It’s a […]

Best places to visit in Spain: My top 5 cities

Spain: plates of tapas, jugs of homemade Sangria, warm weather and bright, bustling cities. It’s a ray of sunshine on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula – and the ideal place to spend a couple of weeks exploring. The easiest way? By rail.  Student ambassador Sydney’s Spain itinerary? Start off in Barcelona, get on the train to Granada […]

Hamburg, Antwerp, Florence, Istanbul, Las Vegas and Belfast – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

The April edition of Lonely Planet Magazine (UK) is out now! © Lonely Planet The latest edition of Lonely Planet Magazine (UK) has hit the news stand! This April marks the mag’s 10 year anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion a special guest editor has been handed the reins – renowned adventurer Bear Grylls. Alongside […]

20 of the Best Local Dishes to Try in Bali

When you’re traveling, it’s always nice to try the local cuisines of the destination.  Local food is often much different from what you’re used to at home, and can be a pleasant surpise from what you’re used to. Meals may smell and look unfamiliar and may even be made with ingredients that you’ve never tried […]

South Korea, Portugal, New England and Slovenia – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Peace ribbons at the Demilitarised Zone in South Korea © Chris Zeiher As always, our travel-obsessed staff have been off exploring new destinations around the globe. This month they share some of their recent adventures from hitting the hiking trails in New England to finding the perfect pastéis de nata in Portugal. Exploring the DMZ […]

32 Things Not to Miss in New Zealand

Here are 32 of the best things to do in New Zealand, one of the world’s most beautiful travel destinations. I recently spent two months there, road tripping around both the North and South Islands. I fell in love with the country more and more every day. For such a small place, it has an […]

In the studio with Niki Fisher, illustrator of The Cruise Handbook – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

 Niki in her studio near Jindabyne, Australia © Niki Fisher Illustrator Niki Fisher is no stranger to illustrating Lonely Planet titles – The Cruise Handbook is the 5th one she’s illustrated. We caught up with her to find out how she designed the vibrant cover page and how this ties in with previous illustrations for […]