Lonely Planet has drawn on the knowledge, passion and kilometres travelled by its staff, authors and online community to present the Top 10 Countries to visit in 2011.
Frugal authors Sharon Harvey Rosenberg and Myscha Theriault offer tips on how to make money from your travels.
Matthew Hall discovers a once-ignored Central American country now at peace with itself.
Become a latter-day Robinson Crusoe by renting an island, writes Louise Southerden.
Propelled by an ancient prophesy, Jonathan Franklin explores the relics of a great civilisation in the jungle of Tikal.
On a sleepy archipelago in the Caribbean, Vanessa Woods finds treasure that the Spanish overlooked.
Seafood feasts on the moonlit Caribbean don't have to break the bank, writes Steve McKenna.
Steve McKenna learns how to wrap his lips around 'Espanol' with the locals in Latin America.