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Lonely Planet May 2017

Feed your love of travel with award-winning Lonely Planet. Inside you'll find topical ideas for easy inspirational weekend breaks and more adventurous experiences to try out, helped by the insider knowledge of Lonely Planet's many experts around the world. You'll be taken on a journey through words and beautiful photography, with highly atmospheric features transporting you to spectacular landscapes and allowing local people to reveal their culture, history ,food, drink and the natural wonders that surround them.

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United Kingdom
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English
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this month...

…we’re focusing on a theme that has become a regular for us over the years: travel secrets. Features set in four wildly diverse destinations offer contrasting takes on what the term can mean. We start with a Great Escape to Northeast India (p39); populated by endangered one-horned rhinos and descendents of headhunters, the region is a step beyond known worlds even for most Indian travellers. Our tour of New Zealand’s North Island by campervan (p54) reflects the benefits of slow travel, with detours into hidden coves and other random discoveries. We meet flourishing food producers in Northern Ireland (p66), and end with an insider look at Morocco’s largest yet most misunderstood city: Casablanca (p78). Subscribe! See p16 Follow us on Twitter @LPTraveller and Instagram @lonelyplanettraveller Join our Lonely Planet Traveller Insiders panel at…

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behind the scenes

COLLECTORS’ EDITIONS One highlight of recently hitting our 100th issue has been hearing from readers who’ve compiled a complete century. For Justin Hopgood (whose collection is top) the issue arrived just after the most special of deliveries – his son. ‘With all that having a newborn baby entails I am only now getting round to reading my beloved Lonely Planet Traveller!’ John Coote (below right) planned trips to the likes of Spain, Croatia and the US with the magazine, while Paul Martin (below left) says, ‘it encouraged us to try Venice out of season (it rained!) and the Pacific Coast Highway from LA to San Francisco. We visited Oman and have returned, and the Val d’Orcia will draw us back this year.’ A huge thanks to all the century-makers who got…

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postcards

OVERALL WINNER AND PLACES CATEGORY WINNER OLLIE BATSON One of the judges, Picture Editor Claire Richardson said: ‘I love the way that the setting sun illuminates the dramatic peaks. Ollie’s shot has it all – composition, detail, colour and atmospheric light.’ Tip Research your location, wait for good weather and return for the golden hour, just before dawn or sunset. A small aperture is great for landscapes, lending sharpness throughout the view, but to compensate for low light the shutter speed will be slow, so a tripod is essential. DOLOMITES, ITALY Taking a peak My girlfriend and I were on a week’s photography trip in the Dolomites, and had been hiking the mountains around Cortina d’Ampezzo for several days. The weather had been hit-and-miss, and we were holding out for a dramatic sunset. The Averau-Nuvolau range…

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travel secrets

INSTAGRAM Each month, we ask our Instagram followers to share their best shots on a travel theme; we print our favourites here. Want to get involved? Follow us at @lonelyplanetmags Next month: Urban…

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globetrotter a world of travel news and discoveries

This striking image of a performer inTaiwan’s annual fire festival in the city ofTaichung is a finalist in the 10th Sony World Photography Awards, which has just announced its shortlist. ‘Temple devotees dressed as “hell guardians” withstand heaps of burning firecrackers,’ says Foley Hits, who took the picture. ‘I was only five metres from the action and wanted to get the deafening sound into the feel of the shot.’ See all the contenders – plus work by legendary photographer Martin Parr – at an upcoming exhibition at London’s Somerset House (21 April–7 May; worldphoto.org). SOMETHING TO DECLARE: There’s more to the Maldives than you might expect “Don’t judge a book by its cover, says the old adage. But seen from the sundeck of my plush water villa at Shangri-La Villingili Resort, the Maldives…

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new tours

UK Kingscombe near Dorchester is a hotbed of biodiversity. Learn to photograph mini beasts like this elephant hawk-moth on Wildlife Worldwide’s Dorset’s Spring Treasures tour (two nights from £495pp, tour departs on 12 May 2017; wildlifeworldwide.com). EUROPE As well as showcasing the knockout scenery of this Italian mountain range, Kudu Travel’s Dolomites Walks and Wildflowers itinerary includes guided hikes through abundant alpine flora and fauna (seven nights from £2,390pp excl flights; departures from 25 June; kudutravel.com). WORLD Discover the World’s Canada self-drive Pacific Coast B&B Explorer trip departs in April, when 15°C temperatures and longer days offer ideal conditions for roaming tranquil beaches and orca-spotting (11 nights from £1,667pp inc flights; discover-the-world.co.ukdiscover-the-world.co.uk).…