In part two of our Top 10 international destinations, we take a look at the second half of the list of the store’s most popular overseas travel destinations.
Europe’s sunniest destination is popular not just for its superb weather. Spain offers travellers a rich history of stone castles, ancient ruins and modern cities. Start planning your trip to Spain with the The Rough Guide to Spain with its beautiful photographs highlighting the must-see locations and easy to use maps to help you find your way there.
The Spain Insight Guide provides all the information that a history or culture buff needs. Read about Spanish fiestas, flamenco dance, the dazzling art and architecture waiting for you. If you are planning an extended stay in Spain, check out Living and Working in Spain for all you need to know about finding a job, permits and visas, accommodation, finance, shopping, public transport, motoring, TV and radio, leisure, sports and so much more. It is packed with vital information and insider tips to help minimise culture shock.
View our full range of Spanish maps and guides here.
Asia will always be popular with Australians for its close proximity and budget-friendly options. The Lonely Planet Discover Thailand contains Thai tips and itinerary ideas to keep you busy in this exotic country. Find the best beaches, most interesting ruins and the places to eat in this easy read guide.
If it’s the idyllic islands of Thailand that appeal to you most, don’t miss Lonely Planet Thailand’s Islands & Beaches with colour maps and pictures, suggested itineraries, cultural insights and where to swim with the sea life.
You might be a returning ex-pat or you’re making your way to the UK for the first time, you may need some help finding your way around. The bustling streets of London are mapped out as well as tourist attractions, public transport information and leisure facilities in the Michelin London Citymap.
Once you are ready to leave behind the big city and hit the open roads, use the IGN United Kingdom and Ireland. It has excellent detail of principal, secondary and minor roads and intermediate distances. You can also plan your trip knowing where the next roadside restaurant, toll gate or petrol station is located.
Accommodation information from world-class hotels and campgrounds is available in The Rough Guide to Great Britain as well as where to find walkers’ trails, restaurants and beaches.
You can find more guides and maps on the United Kingdom here.
Our fascination with the United States is unlikely to wane despite any travel restrictions imposed on foreigners. If it’s the Route 66 that you are hoping to do on your driving holiday, you must pick up a copy of Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series. Designed as a treasure map, it offers turn-by-turn driving directions through the eight states with a roadmap for each.
If you are planning a trip to the big apple, the City Walks: New York gives an overview of the city including information on local history and instructions for using the deck of 50 walk cards.
We have an extensive list of USA maps and guides here.
Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia
More neighbours we like to visit are the nations of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Travelling independently is possible when you have a road map that offers clear cartography and topography such as the Freytag & Berndt Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia map. Lakes, rivers, monuments and archaeological sites are shown via icons.
Lonely Planet Vietnam offers illustrations, city walks, planning features and itineraries and local secrets. If it’s the historic city of Hanoi you most want to visit, see Hanoi and Northeast Vietnam Map for road detail, airports, border gates, national parks and beaches.