Honeymoon Inspiration: Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016

01 Dec 2015

Will it be a beach holiday or a rural retreat in the wilderness? Couples searching for ideas when it comes to choosing a honeymoon destination can now look to Lonely Planets Best in Travel 2016 for the top 10 countries to visit in the year ahead


Lonely Planet has unveiled its Best in Travel 2016, a collection of the worlds hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead.

The travel yearbook highlights the top 10 countries, cities and regions that Lonely Planets experts recommend travellers experience in 2016.

Included in the list, are Botswana, Japan, Poland and Greenland, all of which could make for remarkable and unusual honeymoon destinations.

The locations featured in the book are selected because they meet certain criteria; it could be that something special is going on in the year ahead or there's been recent development and a lot of buzz about the place; that it offers travellers new things to see or do, or that the Lonely Planet team of experts thinks its been overlooked and underrated, and suggest travellers visit before the crowds do.

Couples seeking more travel tips can visit: www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel, which features all of the Best in Travel 2016 destinations and additional advice on visiting them.

Readers looking for a tailor-made travel adventure can take the Lonely Planet Best in Travel quiz, also on the website, to see which Lonely Planet must-see destination for 2016 is right for them, whether theyll be roaming through the wilderness under epic skies, hiking through enchanted woods to fairytale castles, or quaffing fine wines on a paradise isle.

The guide also contains 17 inspirational travel-themed lists, from the best value destinations for 2016, to the best animal adventures for families, the best places to seek silence and the best places to elope.

Top 10 countries in Lonely Planets Best in Travel 2016:

1. Botswana

honeymoon-inspiration-botswanaElephants lumber past a watering hole in Kwando Reserve: Thomas Retterath © Getty Images

2. Japan

honeymoon-inspiration-japanThe sacred trail of Kumano Kodō reveals shrines nestled among the forest’s ancient trees: Sean Pavone © Shutterstock

3. USA 

honeymoon-inspiration-usaHire a Ford Mustang and take to the desert highways for the ultimate American roadtrip: Mark Read © Lonely Planet Images

4. Palau

honeymoon-inspiration-palauThe white sands and azure waters of Palau are the stuff of get-away-from-it-all dreams: Ippei Naoi © Getty Images

5. Latvia 

honeymoon-inspiration-latviaOnce the most important stronghold of the Livonian order, the crumbling medieval castle at Cesis today houses a museum: Filip Fuxa © Shutterstock

6. Australia

A drover looks out to the Mount Mulligan mountain range, Queensland: Matt Munro © Lonely Planet Images

7. Poland 

honeymoon-inspiration-polandMarket Square in the Old Town of Wrocław, Poland: Guy Vanderelst © Getty Images/ Flickr

8. Uruguay

honeymoon-inspiration-uruguayAnother day draws to a stunning close at Punta del Este: Elojotorpe © Getty Images

9. Greenland


10. Fiji

honeymoon-inspiration-fijiPicture perfect: Fiji’s remote islands promise a tropical getaway like no other: ©Jongcheol Park/Eyeem/Getty Images

About the book:


Lonely Planets Best in Travel 2016
The best trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the year ahead.
Paperback | £9.99 

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