The much anticipated Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017 has been released today. Once again, my home State of South Australia features. AND, as an Ex-Pat Kiwi, my other home of New Zealand is featured too.

Best in Travel 2017 is Lonely Planet’s 12th annual agenda-setting collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations, and experiences for the year ahead. The best-selling, inspirational travel yearbook highlights the top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value destinations that Lonely Planet’s experts recommend travellers experience in 2017.

The Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

  1. Choquequiro, Peru: For five millennia, llamas have been bred for their wool and meat by the Andean people.

    Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

    Volanthevist © Getty Images

  2. Taranaki, New Zealand: Mt Taranaki is in Egmont National Park being the highest point of the Pouakai Crossing hike.

    Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

    Spencer Clubb © Getty Images

  3. The Azores, Portugal: Poço da Alagoinha on Flores is an island named for its rich plant life.

     Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

    Cinoby © Getty Images

  4. North Wales, United Kingdom: Llanddwyn Island Lighthouse marks the entrance to the Menai Strait, the strip of sea separating Anglesey Island from mainland Wales.

     Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

    Ray Wise © Getty Images

  5. South Australia, Australia: South Australia’s diverse geography and climate produces a range of wines, from dry Clare Valley Rieslings to big Barossa Shirazes.

    Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

    © Getty Images

  6. Aysén, Chile: Patagonian glaciers not only look good, they taste good too. It’s said their pure, cool water is what makes the local beers so refreshing.

    Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

    Alberto Loyo ©Shutterstock

  7. The Truamotus, French Polynesia: Tuamotus means ‘the distant islands’ or ‘islands on the ocean’s back’. Either way, it’s the perfect place to play Robinson Crusoe.

    Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

    © Jean-Bernard Carillet

  8. Coastal Georgia, USA: Savannah, established in 1733 on the river of the same name, today boasts a thriving port and industry alongside historic charm.

    Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

    Natalia Bratslavsky © Getty Images/Istockphoto

  9. Perak, Malaysia: Ipoh Old Town sprang up in the 1820s. It grew as a result of British tin-mining companies flooding to the area.
    Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

    SimonLong © Getty Images

    Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017

    Stephan Hoerold © Getty Images

  10. The Skellig Ring, Ireland: Skellig Michael: the Force is strong with this one – so too might the wind and waves be on the boat ride over.

Snapchat has teamed up with Lonely Planet creating an exclusive Best in Travel 2017 live story. Users can submit their snaps from the top 5 destinations, which includes South Australia. In addition to the Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017 the Best in Travel 2017 book features other Australian and global destinations of interest.

In Australia, find out about the best places to stay, adventure destinations, micro-distilleries, bikepacking, and some of the world’s best workspaces. PLUS the top 10 Countries to visit in 2017, such as Canada, Finland, Myanmar and Ethiopia. And the top 10 Cities including Bordeaux (France), Ohrid (Macedonia), Seoul (South Korea), and Lisbon (Portugal).

www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel features all of the Best in Travel 2017 destinations and additional advice on visiting them. Each of the Top 10 Lonely Planet Regions 2017 features an interview with Lonely Planet’s experts on why 2017 is the year to visit.

Enter the Competition

Travellers can also enter a My Best in Travel competition to win a trip for two to the number one country, Canada, and a host of Samsung’s latest mobile technology from Best in Travel’s sponsor Samsung Electronics.

LONELY PLANET’S BEST IN TRAVEL 2017: 208pp, full colour, 180mm x 145mm, paperback, AU$24.99

ABOUT LONELY PLANET

Travel media company Lonely Planet is the world’s leading guidebook publisher, providing inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973.

Over the past four decades, Lonely Planet has cultivated a dedicated traveller community and printed more than 139 million books across 14 different languages to most destinations on the planet. The Lonely Planet ecosystem also includes digital and mobile apps, a comprehensive ebook portfolio, 12 international magazines and an award-winning website. Visit us at lonelyplanet.com, and join us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet and #lp) and Instagram (instagram.com/lonelyplanet).

%d bloggers like this: