When you’re struck with that beautiful sense of wanderlust, there’s nothing quite like it. More people than ever before are traveling to all the many wonderful ends of the earth in search of invaluable life experiences. Such experiences are what we fondly remember for the rest of our days, no matter what the financial costs were. However, besides the life-altering experiences that are to be gained, there comes before a serious amount of planning. Accommodation, food expenses, where to visit, the sights to see, the travel costs, train or bus? – these are just some of the things that everyone needs to consider before embarking on any form of the trip. It can be both bewildering and stressful. Luckily, however, there is an abundance of help online for when it comes to planning for your journey. One of the leading websites of this kind is Lonely Planet.
Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com) is one of the foremost travel websites on the net today. Thousands of travel destinations are featured on this site, as well as in-depth information on the best accommodation, sights, food and excursions available within each destination. For example, if you have an inkling for Rome, Lonely Planet will give you a complete rundown on all the best top 10 sights to see, the finest restaurants, tours, places to stay, and more. Lonely Planet, however, does a bit more than just that. This company is also a big publisher in the tourism industry. Around 120 million travel books have been printed under the Lonely Planet name since the company’s inception about 40 years ago. There are very few places on this planet which have not been covered by this website.
So, if you have decided on a journey, but you need help with the planning, there is no better site to visit than Lonely Planet. All areas are covered within all areas – everything you need to know about everywhere is contained here. In this review, we at Filmbiz will now relay to you all that you need to know when using this site for the planning of your journey. Your journey begins with Lonely Planet!
Lonely Planet Review: Plan and Book the Perfect Adventure
Do I Have To Sign Up In Order To Use This Site?
It is not necessary to sign up to this site. You are perfectly free to roam this site and read up on all the information without having an account. Singing up is ultimately optional, and if you do, you will receive regular emails detailing trip tips and other information regarding the best places to travel to. It is also free to sign up. To sign up, find the ‘sign up’ button at the top right of the page. Next, find ‘don’t have an account yet?’ and then sign up. Signing up will at most take a minute or two.
Will Anything On This Site Cost Me Money?
All the information is importantly free. Millions of people use this site just to find out where and what the best sights are or the best restaurants etc. On the other hand, there are some things which you can purchase on this site. Lonely Planet travel books, for example, are available on the shop section of the website. (Of course, the items in the shop section are not for free). Furthermore, can book many things through this website at a cost, and which we will relate below in the following paragraphs. Ultimately, all the great information is for free, and there are no hidden fees when using this website.
How Do I Find A Great Destination?
To easiest way is to use the search bar on the homepage. As mentioned, very few (if any) destinations are not featured on this website. The great thing about Lonely Planet is the overall outlay and display of the extensive information provided in each place. Every city or place of interest has an individual page full of what you need to know. You will find in neat sections the top 10 sights, the best restaurants, a accommodations finder feature, trips worth considering, and more. Lonely Planet is ultimately very easy to use and should cause no complications.
You can alternatively browse destinations by country or continent. Each continent has all the best cities and sights featured, so if you don’t already have a place in mind, choose a continent and Lonely Planet will lead the way. You will find many unique sections, detailing and listing things such as the best castles in Europe, the best beach destinations in the Caribbean, the best-hidden treasures of Australasia, and more. If you know that you want to travel but you don’t know where a visit to this website will sort all that out for you.
Travel Inspiration and Other Guides Provided By the Site
From the homepage, you can view unique sections and trips. For example, the ‘travel inspiration’ section offers the best in food and drink, road trips, budget trips, nature trips, family trips, and more. There are also featured articles which offered a random assortment of amazing articles on some of the finest spots in the world. To provide a few examples: the best places to swim with whale sharks, a regional guide to Europe’s best road trips, and the best spring break destinations. This website is brimming full with information on pretty much any area of the world. Ultimately, if the place exists, Lonely Planet know and hold all the best information about it.
Anything Else This Site Offers Worth Mentioning?
You can also book travel insurance, flights, adventure tours, sightseeing tours, airport transfers and car rental through this website. For more information, view the ‘Booking’ heading on the homepage. There are also travel forums which can be found at the very bottom of the page.
To close out the review, Lonely Planet is personally one of my favorite travel websites. It holds so much amazing information and yet it never becomes confusing, and this is perhaps the main reason why I always return to it when I’ve caught that wanderlust.
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